Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012
Apple has refreshed its MacBooks with Ivy Bridge processors, USB 3.0 support, extra SSD storage, and NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M GPUs. A super thin, optical drive-less 15-inch MacBook Pro sporting a 2,880 x 1,800-pixel Retina display was also unveiled.
Monday, 11 Jun 2012
Toshiba has announced business notebooks and desktops catered for busy professionals on-the-go, including the lightweight Portégé Z930 Ultrabook, the Satellite Pro L series, and the Regza LX800 series AIO Desktop PCs.
The convergence of OS X and iOS features have been set in motion, with each iteration of OS X sporting more features that were exclusively found on the iOS. The latest one to appear on the media radar, is Automatic Downloads, which may debut with Mountain Lion.
There are plenty of rumors swirling around the web prior to Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference due to commence tonight. However the appearance of apps with "Retina Graphics" in Apple's Mac App Store have pretty much confirmed the use of Retina displays on some of Apple's new hardware.
Sunday, 10 Jun 2012
To support the growing Windows 8 ecosystem, Freescale has developed a new 12-axis sensor platform that's designed exclusively to work with the new OS. Offering better control, power savings and cost effectiveness in a highly integrated package, we check it out at Computex 2012.
At Computex, we spotted a unique gaming notebook, the MSI GX60 that features an A10-4600M APU with an AMD Radeon 7970M GDDR5 GPU. Read on to find out more about this interesting piece of hardware!
Thursday, 7 Jun 2012
At Microsoft's booth in Computex 2012, we spotted a notebook we least expected to encounter - the Toshiba U840W Ultrabook with an ultra widescreen 21:9 aspect ratio display. Screaming of premium build and an unusual screen size, it's a niche product.
We had a quick hands on with the MSI Slider S20, a convertible hybrid tablet packed with its own keyboard. The MSI Slider is powered by Windows 8 and features more connectivity ports than most tablets. In fact, we are tempted to label it as an ultrabook-hybrid with a tablet mode.
Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012
Samsung's booth at Computex 2012 was full of bright, shiny devices. But the ones that caught our eyes were their new touch-enabled Series 5 Ultra Touch and Ultra Convertible Ultrabooks. Here's what we think about them after a quick hands on session.
Ultrabooks with touch screen are expected to dominate the laptop market this year with the launch of Microsoft's latest Windows 8 operating system.