News: Notebooks

Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013

Acer R7 Update Revealed at IFA

Acer R7 Update Revealed at IFA

Acer has just revealed an update to the Acer Aspire R7, a 15-inch convertible notebook with an Ezel Hinge -- a single hinge at the back of the machine that lets you tilt the display in a myriad of different ways. The new model now comes with an Intel fourth generation processor, as well as a bundled active pen (N-trig technology).

Friday, 30 Aug 2013

Microsoft Announces Price Revisions to Surface Pro, RT Bundles & Touch Cover

Microsoft Announces Price Revisions to Surface Pro, RT Bundles & Touch Cover

Microsoft has announced price revisions to its Surface Pro tablet, Surface RT bundles, and the Touch Cover accessory. The new prices kick in today.

Toshiba to Allow Trial of Notebooks and Tablets Before Purchase

Toshiba to Allow Trial of Notebooks and Tablets Before Purchase

Toshiba is letting users try out selected Toshiba Notebook PC and tablets to assist them in making informed decisions for their preferred Notebook PC or tablet choice. If they like their user experience with the products, they can buy brand new Notebook PC or tablet of the same configuration at the end of the trial, after returning the trial products.

Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013

Windows 8.1 to RTM in Late August (Update: RTM!)

Windows 8.1 to RTM in Late August (Update: RTM!)

Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 8.1 - the first major update to Windows 8 - will RTM (release to manufacturing) at the end of August. Update: Microsoft has just announced today - August 27 - that the OS has been released to manufacturing.

Thursday, 22 Aug 2013

Two New Air Cooling Products Announced by Cooler Master

Two New Air Cooling Products Announced by Cooler Master

Cooler Master has just announced two air cooling products; the NotePal I200 for notebooks and tablets, and the JetFlo 120 cooling fan desktop PCs.

Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013

 Google+ Photos App Now Available for All Chromebooks

Google+ Photos App Now Available for All Chromebooks

The Google+ Photos app, previously only available on Google's flagship Chromebook Pixel, is now available on all Chromebooks. It's an app that automatically extracts and uploads photos to your Google+ account from storage media (SD card) inserted into the Chromebook.

Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013

Windows 8.1 to Arrive on October 17 Via Windows Store; Retail Release on October 18

Windows 8.1 to Arrive on October 17 Via Windows Store; Retail Release on October 18

Microsoft has just announced that Windows 8.1 will arrive through the Windows Store on October 17, 7:00pm (Singapore time). The retail version as well as new devices loaded with the updated OS will go on sale a day later on October 18.

Monday, 12 Aug 2013

Acer to Offer More Chromebooks and Android Products

Acer to Offer More Chromebooks and Android Products

Acer President, Jim Wang stated that the company will be offering less Microsoft products, while producing more Android products, as well as Chromebooks. This comes as the company posted a significant second quarter loss due to lower sales and rising expenses.

Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013

Tip: Fix Surface RT Battery Drain Under Windows RT 8.1 Preview By Enabling Bluetooth

Tip: Fix Surface RT Battery Drain Under Windows RT 8.1 Preview By Enabling Bluetooth

Is your Microsoft Surface RT tablet facing severe battery drain during connected standby mode after you installed Windows RT 8.1 Preview on it? Here's an unconventional (but simple) fix you can try.

Google Chrome Test Build Briefly Gets Touch Controls

Google Chrome Test Build Briefly Gets Touch Controls

Google is currently testing touch-friendly features on the test build of its Chrome Browser. In its latest build (nightly Canary build), a slide-to-navigate feature had been discovered. This feature allows users to simply swipe to navigate between web pages.

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