Today HP introduced its new 13-inch HP Split X2 hybrid laptop line. The Split X2 joins the Windows 8-equipped Envy X2 line and Android-equipped SlateBook X2 line to give the users three choices in hybrid detachable devices.
The Split X2 is a 13.3-inch Windows 8 tablet PC with a detachable keyboard base unit. The Split X2 can function either as a clamshell-style notebook or as a slate tablet, since the system's processor, main storage, and primary battery reside behind the screen.
Split X2 is powered by an Intel Core i3 or i5 processor, giving you more processing power than the Intel Atom-powered Envy X2. It comes in a darker silver finish that HP calls "Modern Silver." and just under an inch thick with the keyboard base, and weighs in at a pound heavier than the X2 with a total system weight of 4.12 pounds.
Toshiba has introduced a Ultrabook that has an ultra-high resolution PixelPure display, in addition to coming in a striking new lightweight and compact design that has been precision engineered with AZ91 pressed magnesium alloy. The Toshiba KIRAbook can be said to embody the elegant nature of the new brand, thanks to a striking industrial design, premium build materials and an exceptional overall experience – and you will also have peace of mind after purchase since it comes with a two-year warranty in addition to complimentary Platinum service and support.
The KIRAbook will boasts a native resolution of 2560 x 1440, delivering 221 pixels per inch, in addition to having a choice of standard and touchscreen display configurations, where the latter will definitely help you maximize your Windows 8 experience. KIRAbook’s touchscreen models will make use of Corning Concore Glass that delivers damage resistance and a smooth, 10-point multi-touch surface. On the productivity side, you will be able to enjoy Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 and Premiere Elements 11 software right out of the box.
Intel during its first-quarter earnings conference announced their production of "Bay Trail" processors which are to be used in ultrathin notebooks and sold as low as USD $200.
Bay Trail will utilize a quad-core architecture, which should provide more processing power than today’s dual-core Atom configurations. In terms of performance, Bay Trail will move the budget-conscious Atom platform closer to Intel’s premium Core series processors.
Samsung produces Chromebox mini PC with an Intel Core i5 processor.
n Samsung unveiled it's 1.9GHz Intel Core i5 processor chromebox that comes with 4GB of RAM and a 16GB solid-state drive configuration. Connectivity options remain a big part of the machine, with a DVI port, a Display Port, and six USB 2.0 ports, in addition to Wi-Fi options.
Chromebox is a solid choice for somebody looking to buy a mini PC, especially considering the upgraded processor.
You can get one at Amazon at $413.99,
Definitive Technology’s first Bluetooth speaker system, the "Sound Cylinder," to bring high performance sound to tablets and other portable Bluetooth enabled devices. Sound Cylinder's innovative clip system securely attaches the speaker to most tablets and many laptop computers.
According to Definitive Technology's President “due to rapid advances in portable devices such as tablets and smart phones, enjoying music and video content on the go is within the reach of everyone”
Sound Cylinder doubles as a table stand for an attached tablet. A built-in pivoting "kickstand" securely holds the device at an ideal angle for viewing and listening. It connects wirelessly to Bluetooth enabled devices or via an audio cable to any device with an analog audio output jack. The built-in rechargeable battery provides up to 10 hours of high quality listening.