Hardware

Tue
04
Jun
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Razer Blade Ultrabook: Huge Power, Tiny Frame

Slowly but surely ultrabooks are emerging as a reasonable compromise between the portability of tablet computers on one hand and the power and performance of regular laptops on the other. Now, hardware maker Razer has unveiled the Blade ultrabook, a ... 14-inch device that features blazing-fast performance in a tiny frame. You've probably heard of Razer before -- they're the hardware company that started out building peripherals but in recent years have branched out to laptop and tablet devices. In fact, the company's Razer Edge tablet is quite possibly the world's most powerful tablet PC. Blade ... (view more)

Wed
29
May
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Touchscreen Windows 8 Notebooks: HP Doubles Down

Major PC manufacturer Hewlett-Packard (HP) is betting big on Windows 8-based touchscreen laptop computers. The firm has unveiled several new models and even the lower-priced hardware comes equipped with touchscreen displays. At the top end of the ... new range are the Envy Touchsmart 15 and 17 Notebook computers. These models come with long-lasting 6-cell batteries. Lots of RAM, Processing Power for Under $1,000 Those interested in the Envy 15 and 17 will be able to choose from a range of processors, including fourth-generation Intel Core chips and AMD's newest products. Memory starts at 6GB DDR3 ... (view more)

Tue
28
May
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New 'Haswell' Chips to Boost Battery Life, Intel Says

Intel says its new line of Core processors, tentatively known as 'Haswell' chips, will completely change the way we think about laptop battery life. The firm says its new chips could extend laptop battery life by up to 50 per cent. Intel says that ... it focused exclusively on laptops and tablet computers when designing the new Haswell chips. Rani Borkar, Intel Architecture Group's corporate vice president and general manager, insists that the goal all along was to produce processors that simply consume less power. Intel Seeks Tricky Balance Between Power Consumption and Performance However, ... (view more)

Thu
23
May
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Samsung Display Sets New Pixel Count Record

Samsung is getting ready to take on Apple and Google with a new, super-lush high-resolution display. Boasting a resolution of 3,200 x 1,800, the new display will be shown off at the upcoming Display Week 2013 event, taking place in Vancouver, ... British Columbia. Samsung's new display features a pixel density of 276 pixels per inch. That makes for a substantially higher pixel count than Apple's Retina display (227 pixels per inch), which can be found on the iPad tablet and MacBook laptop computers. It's also better than the Toshiba Kirabook (221 pixels per inch) and Google's new Chromebook Pixel ... (view more)

Mon
20
May
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Dell's Tiny, Cheap 'Project Ophelia' PC Coming in July

'Project Ophelia,' Dell's thumb drive-sized portable computer, will reportedly be available for purchase this July and will only cost about $100. The device, which runs Google's Android operating system, can plug directly into any display equipped ... with an HDMI port. From there, users can run applications and access files. Tiny Device Converts Screens Into PCs In effect, Project Ophelia takes any standalone screen and turns it into a fully-functional PC or gaming machine. Project Ophelia comes equipped with WiFi and Bluetooth capabilities, meaning you can use it to stream music or video ... (view more)

Tue
07
May
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Acer Aspire R7 Laptop Features Radical New Design

A new laptop from Acer features a unique design that allows users to bend and fold the screen mount for ideal viewing angles. In this way, the Acer Aspire R7 offers a unique take on the rapidly growing tablet-laptop hybrid computer. Acer showed off ... the Acer Aspire R7 at a press event in New York City on Friday, May 3, 2013. The device runs on Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system and boasts a 15.6-inch high definition (1920 x 1080) LCD backlit screen. It also comes equipped with four speakers and features a battery life of almost five hours. Under the hood users will find an Intel (Core i7 ... (view more)

Fri
26
Apr
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HP Slate 7: Super-Cheap Tablet Computer

Prominent hardware manufacturer Hewlett-Packard (HP) is looking to put the TouchPad disaster behind it with the new, $169 Slate 7. You may recall that the TouchPad, which ran a unique operating system called WebOS, was first released in 2011. After ... consumers showed little interest in the device, HP slashed its price to a paltry $99 . That kicked off a consumer frenzy at electronics retailers like Best Buy. Slate 7 Cheaper Than Google Nexus 7, Samsung Galaxy Tab Back in 2011 $99 was considered insanely cheap for a tablet computer. But HP's new Slate 7 isn't that much more expensive. It will ... (view more)

Thu
18
Apr
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HP Bringing Motion Control Hardware to its PCs

Hardware manufacturer Hewlett-Packard (HP) plans to begin adding motion control sensors to some of its computers. Although it will initially be aimed at gamers, the motion control technology could allow for some other high-tech uses, including ... remote surgery. The technology is from Leap Motion, which already produces a standalone accessory that plugs into computers. HP says it will begin bundling the accessory with some new computers shortly. It will then release computers with the technology built-in later this year. In the long run, it's possible HP will use the technology in other devices ... (view more)

Mon
01
Apr
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Razer Edge: High-Performance Windows 8 Tablet PC

If you've been disappointed by the hardware specifications of the Apple iPad, Microsoft Surface Pro, or Google Nexus 7, then it's worth checking out Razer's Edge tablet computer, which offers unparalleled performance for a (relatively) reasonable ... price. Razer is a hardware company specializing in high-performance products. Last year we took a look at their 17.3-inch "Blade" laptop, which for almost $3,000 offered users a quad-core Intel Core i7 processor and hybrid storage employing both solid state drive and conventional hard drive. Remarkable Performance for Under $1,500 Thankfully, the ... (view more)

Tue
26
Mar
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'Smart' Watches: The Next Hardware Trend

The 'smart' watch may be the next frontier in high-tech hardware. At the moment, it appears a number of technology heavyweights -- including Apple, Google, and Samsung -- are all working on their own touch screen-enabled devices. Several weeks ago ... rumors emerged suggesting that Cupertino, California-based Apple was working on a touch screen wrist watch that could be integrated with the company's iPhone. Those rumors were based on Apple filing a patent application called the "Bi-Stable Spring with Flexible Display." (Source: theregister.co.uk ) Samsung Confirms Smart Watch in the Works In ... (view more)

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