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.
The MD-12 is a Bluetooth mini speaker for smart phones that is being given away for free with the Nokia Lumia 930 smartphone.
This is a review of the full retail version of the Nokia MD-12 Bluetooth mini speaker
The one being reviewed here is the yellow version but of course there are many other colors to choose from – such as Orange, White and Green.
We have a yellow Lumia 630 here which matches great with the speaker. It measures 38x84mm and weighs 180 grams. The speaker is much smaller than the phone.
Despite being so small, it is very loud, offering 95dB of maximum output. There is a vibrating actuator on the base that lets you place it on any surface. It adds great bass to your audio experience.
To make it work all you have to do is pair it via Bluetooth.
In the box you get Nokia MD-12 speaker, a mini USB cable to let you charge it. You can also use any micro USB charger to charge it.
Battery life is amazing. You will be able to get 15 hours of continuous runtime from it. On the front there are two lights – one indicates the battery juice left and second is the Bluetooth indicator.
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.
Nokia XL is the biggest android phone offered by Nokia and taking screenshot on android phone is fairly similar. However unlike Samsung phones where you hold the home and power button together, in Nokia XL you just press the power and volume up button and the phone will store the screenshot.
So where is the screenshot stored? Well it is saved in the logs folder that is located in the root directory. If you do not fancy firing a file manager to file that screenshot you just took, just open gallery and you will easily find it there.
Just do not take a lot of screenshots on your Nokia XL as you get only 1.1 GB usable storage out of the box.
While we are busy with the new windows phone goodies like file manager “Files” and WhatsApp, Nokia in China is set to release another Lumia called the 638, which is said to be just like the Lumia 630 but with a giga byte of RAM. Nokia Lumia 638 specifications include dual SIM and 4G mobile connectivity. In fact it is already available for pre-sale on Chinese e-commerce website, Shanxi mobile. So the only difference between Lumia 630 and 638 is 1 GB of Ram and 4G Connectivity.
The Nokia Lumia 638 will come with1.2GHz Quadcore Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and 1 gigabyte of RAM with LTE connectivity.
The starting price of new windows phone is 1129 Chinese Yuan that is around $191. You can pre-order it here.
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.
Phone Arena has released first alleged photos of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime. The pictures seem to be authentic. The display is 0.1 inch bigger and packs 2560×1440 pixel resolution. The snapdragon 805 replaces the Snapdragon 801 SoC that is being used in the first S5. GPU has been also been upgraded to Adreno 420 from 330.
Instead of 2 GB of RAM, the Galaxy S5 Premium also has 3 GB of memory. However the main change is the use of aluminum housing. The use of plastic in Samsung has turned off a lot of people and people wanted Sammy to use metal. The company has done exactly that in Prime.
The phone is still in testing phase and will be released soon to the public.
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.