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.
Bluetooth speakers are getting more and more commonplace these days, thanks to the proliferation of devices that already come with Bluetooth connectivity built in. The £199.99 Block Rocker Bluetooth Speaker might take some aback with its price point, but do not fret – you can be sure every single quid you drop for it will be well worth the investment.
With the Block Rocker Bluetooth Speaker, you are able to pair it to just about any other Bluetooth audio device, ranging from smartphones to tablets and notebooks, letting you share your favorite tunes with the rest of the world – or perhaps making a statement in a public place, whether the rest of the folks share your musical tastes or not.
Definitely the ideal device to introduce a little bit of audio wallop to indoor and outdoor soirees. Apart from that, it can also function as a combined amp, PA system and karaoke kit – and just in case you have run out of MP3s to share with the rest of the world, there is always the back up plan of an integrated AM/FM radio.
Your Bluetooth-enabled device can reside safely at the top of the Block Rocker for safekeeping, and with a battery life that is rated at 12 hours, you know that this is good enough to sit through the entire night’s partying.
Just as you are still amazed with iPad 3 and Samsung tablets, ARCHOS an award-winning innovator in consumer electronics unveiled its Gen10 XS tablet line. It is a 10.1-inch tablet that combines strength and elegance in a 8 mm (0.31'') body and weighs only 21 ounces.
The first of this new line of extra slim AndroidTM tablets to debut mid-September followed by the release of the ARCHOS 97 XS and ARCHOS 80 XS later in 2012.
In addition to creating a new standard of thin for tablets, ARCHOS continues to push the technological boundaries with the innovative Coverboard, a unique magnetic keyboard conceived for each tablet model that will offer protection, a kickstand, docking and easy typing. The Coverboard is included in the box with each tablet.
The entire Gen10 XS line is GoogleTM certified, features Android 4.0 and allows full access to Google PlayTM featuring over 600,000 apps. The range will be upgradable to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in Q4 2012.
The ultra-thin magnetic Coverboard included with all Gen10 tablets enables users to protect, stand and dock the tablet as well as type with a full-size QWERTY keyboard.
"As the pioneer in the Android tablet market, we strive to continually push the technological boundaries of tablets and user experience," says Henri Crohas, ARCHOS Founder and CEO. "We are taking our tablets to the next level by releasing an entirely new design that will redefine thin while providing more functionality and a better price than any current Android tablet in the market."
ARCHOS Gen10 XS tablets come with tailor-made Media Center apps for full HD video, complete codec and format support, jackets & meta-data for your music, videos and wireless sharing over your home network. In addition, each tablet features a Video Carousel for a video library experience like no other including automatic jacket download and an easy to use search tool for finding title, series, actor, subtitle or other information. Other media center functions include; Wireless streaming, home file sharing and read media from external storage and ARCHOS remote control app .
The first tablet in the Gen10 series to be released will be the ARCHOS 101 XS. The 101 XS tablet, which is 15 percent thinner than the new iPad3, weighs only 21 ounces and measures 0.31 of an inch thin and will be in stores and online in North America starting in November with a suggested retail price of $399.99.