Asus T100 and T200 are the two most popular tablets that also work as laptops. Dressed in aluminum alloy and IPS panels, they come with laptop docks allowing users to use them as laptops.
However there are some noticeable differences between Asus T100TAM and T200TA. Latter offers better user experience when in notebook configuration thanks to a wider palm rest and a more consistent typing experience.
On the other hand the ASUS T100TAM is definitely more compact and versatile for use in mobility.
Other than the difference in keyboard and touchpad, there are no other differences between T200TA and T100TAM. Both come with screens packing 1366×768 pixel resolution, Intel Atom Z3775 processor, 2 GB RAM and an SSD with Hynix memory which is rather slow.
Acer TravelMate B115 is a fanless laptop that has size of a netbook. It is being offered with a variety of different Intel processors and optional touch screen panel. The prices start at 330 euros.
Currently three models of the Acer TravelMate B115-M are offered.
B115-MP-C2TQ (NX.VA2EG.002): ~ 460 EUR
B115-M-27 kD (NX.VA1EG.001): ~ 420 EUR
B115-M 41RQ (NX.VA1EG.002): ~ 320 EUR
The cheapest one is B115-M 41RQ that comes with Intel Pentium N3530 quad core processor which is based on Bay Trail-M platform. The M-27 kD and MP-C2TQ both come with Celeron N2930 quad core processor.
Acer has used 4 gigabytes of RAM in both laptops and 500GB hard disk drive. Other specifications include Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, Gigabit LAN, Bluetooth 4.0, SD card reader, built-in speakers and webcam, 2x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0 , HDMI, a microphone input and 1x line-out.
The 4 cell battery has 3220 mAh capacity and weighs 1.32 kilograms.
Toshiba Europe has released couple of new laptops Satellite L50-B and Satellite L70-B. Prices start at 450 and go up to 900 Euro. The L70-B comes in only silver color while the L50-B is offered in red, black, silver (shiny) and white.
The Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1GC specifications include Intel Pentium N3530 processor, 8 GB RAM, a 1-TB HDD and a DVD burner on board. The 15.6-inch TruBrite HD display packs 1366 x 768 pixels. You also get Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0 + LE, HDMI and USB 3.0.
The Satellite L70-B-113 cost 900 euro and it comes with a speedy Intel Core i7-4700HQ processor, 17.3 inch display, 1600×900 resolution, 8 GB of RAM, a 750 GB hard drive, a DVD writer. Graphics are handled by AMD Radeon R9 M265X.
Plextor has introduced the M6M mSATA SSD, a very fast high-performance SSD for laptops. The mSATA SSD is especially suitable for slim laptops like ultrabooks and tablet PCs. It is available in capacities of up to 512 GB. Like other solid sate drives, it is faster than hard disks, silent and immune to vibrations.
The Plextor M6M mSATA comes with the latest 88SS9188 Marvell controller. It has maximum sequential read speed of 520 MB / s and write speeds of up to 440 MB / s.
The Plextor M6S SSDs are available in capacities of 64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB in stores. The company is charging:
64GB – EUR 54
128GB – EUR 79
256GB – EUR 135
512GB – EUR 319
Here are its features:
No outer case.
Designed for the limited space in ultra portable devices.
Highly compact JEDEC MO-300 form factor incorporating an mSATA 6GB/s connection.
Light weight (10g max.) and mini size (50.8 x 29.8 x 3.6 mm), only an eighth of the size of the standard 2.5 inch SSD drive.
Toshiba has introduced five new Satellite Pro C70-B business laptops for German market. The new business notebooks will score points with high performance at an affordable price. All models come with anti-reflective 17.3 “HD + display. Here is the list of models along with their prices:
Satellite Pro C70-B-128: 599 Euro
Satellite Pro C70-B-10K: 649 Euro
Satellite Pro C70-B-12C: 699 Euro
Satellite Pro C70-B-10M: 749 Euro
Satellite Pro C70-B-111: 799 Euro
Toshiba Satellite Pro C70-B Specifications
Intel Core i3-4005U (Satellite Pro C70-B-128 and C70-B-10K) or Core i5-4200U (for rest of the laptops)
4 / 8 gigabytes of RAM
750 GB / 1TB of hard disk drive
Intel HD 4400 Graphics or AMD Radeon R7 M260 graphics with 2GB of video memory
Windows 7 Professional (64-bit), Windows 8.1 (64-bit) or Windows 8.1 Pro (64 bit)
USB 2.0, USB 3.0, Wi-Fi and Gigabit LAN
Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI
Toshiba has launched four new business laptops. All the laptops come with Intel Core i5 or i7 processor based on Haswell architecture and use fast SSD for storage.
Toshiba Tecra 40-A-11T specifications
14 inch large HD display
Resolution of 1600 x 900 pixels
Intel Core i5-4300U vPro Dual-Core processor based on Haswell architecture
128 GB SSD with Self-Encryption technology
4 GB of RAM
Integrated Intel HD Graphics 4400 GPU
Portege Z30 Z40 Prices and Models
Portege Z30-A-159: 1899 Euro
Portege Z30-A-15M: 1849 Euro
Portege Z30-A-15F: 1699 Euro
Portege Z30-A-13K: 1549 Euro
Tecra Z40-A-11T: 1549 Euro
Tecra Z40 and Z30 are same models but come with 14 and 13 inch displays respectively. They come with Core i5-4200U , Core i5-4300U or Core i7-4500U CPU, 4 / 8 GB of RAM and 128 or 256 GB SSD on board.
All the new Z series models come with a spill-resistant keyboard, a fingerprint sensor and Trusted Platform Module (TPM) that protects data stored locally by encryption.
Medion Akoya S6214T is a multi mode touchscreen laptop with a detachable 15.6 inch Full HD touchscreen. This laptop will hit shelves of Aldi at just EUR 500. Battery life is said to be around 8 hours on a single charge which is pretty amazing.
Medion Akoya S6214T specifications
15.6 inch touchscreen display
1920 x 1080 pixel resolution
Pentium N3520 quad core processor that clocks at 2.42 GHz
4 gigabytes of RAM
500 GB hard disk drive
64GB of flash cache
HD front camera
2x built in speakers
Built in SD card reader
1x USB 3.0, 1x HDMI out, 1x audio combo, 1x Docking Connector
2-cell lithium-polymer battery with a battery life of up to 8 hours (Tablet unit and base unit).
We now have full specifications of Gigabyte P34G v2 gaming laptop with GeForce GTX 860M. It will make its debut in May 2014 in two different configurations with GeForce GTX 860M graphics and Intel Core i7-4710HQ. Prices will start from 1200 euros.
Gigabyte P34G v2 Specifications
OS Windows 8.1
CPU 4th Generation Intel Core i7-4700HQ Processor (2.4GHz-3.4GHz) or 4th Generation Intel Core i7-4710HQ Processor (2.5GHz-3.5GHz)
Display 14″ Full HD 1920×1080 Wide Viewing Angle LCD
System Memory 4/8GB DDRIIIL 1600, 2 slots (Max 16GB)
Chipset Mobile Intel HM87 Express Chipset
Video Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4600 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M GDDR5 4GB
Storage 128/256GB mSATA SSD or 128/256GB mSATA SSD + 500/750GB/1TB 2.5″ HDD 5400rpm or 500/750GB/1TB 2.5″ HDD 5400rpm
Keyboard Type Auto-Adjusting Backlit Keyboard
Optical Disk Drive N/A
I/O Port USB(3.0)*2, USB(2.0)*2, HDMI, D-sub, RJ45, Headphone-out jack (Audio-in Combo),
SD Card Reader, DC-in Jack
Audio 1.5 Watt Speaker*2, Microphone, Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater
Communications LAN: 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet
Wireless LAN: 802.11ac, 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth: Bluetooth V4.0
Webcam HD Camera
Security Kensington Lock
Battery Li-polymer, 11.1V, 47.73Wh
Li-polymer, 14.8V, 63.64Wh
Dimensions 340(W) x 239(D) x 20.9(H) mm
Weight ~1.67kg (w/ Battery, m-SSD) or ~1.76kg (w/ Battery, m-SSD, HDD)
The Acer Aspire Switch 10 is a Windows 8 2-in-1 Intel-based convertible laptop. You can detach the screen if required and all major components inside the display. As an entry level device this new device will retail for EUR 349 and is expected to make its debut in May.
The Aspire crap Switch 10 has a thickness of about 20 millimeters with Keyboard dock. The weight is 600 grams for the tablet unit and 1.17 kg for the entire package.
Acer Aspire One Switch Specifications
10.1 “display, 1366 x 768 pixels
Intel Atom Z3745Intel HD Graphics
2 GB RAM
32/64 GB eMMC
26.1 x 17.1 x 0.9 / 2.0 centimeters (Tablet / Convertible)
0.58 / 1 , 17 kilograms (Tablet / Convertible)
Price: from 349 Euros from the end of May