Items tagged with Horizon

At first, we had to double check our calendars to ensure that it wasn't the dawn of April. Nope -- this one's the real deal. Lenovo's Horizon Table PC is already a pretty unique take on the tablet + oversized sit-down desktop, but it's about to get even more so. Lenovo today introduced three new table concepts that are meant to house the Horizon Table PC. The company is showcasing the commissioned custom table designs – "The Treehouse" built for the 21st century playroom, "The Nest" for the modern living room and "AT-UM" for the digital workshop at the 25th annual International Contemporary... Read more...
Initially showcased at CES, Lenovo's about to make "family time" a lot more fun with the IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC. Be careful not to confuse this with a "tablet." There's just one letter missing from the end, but it makes a huge (literally) difference. This giant, family-centric PC is now available for pre-order in the U.S., doubling as a Windows 8 touch-based PC for the home or office. The machine is slated to hit stores in "late June." Just lay Horizon flat in Table PC mode to activate the Aura interface and begin interacting with other people and favorite content, from photos and videos to... Read more...
With CES getting underway, Lenovo treated us to some one-on-one time with one of its more unsual products: The Horizon Table PC. The 27-inch tablet is not only big enough to be used as a table, it is one. As we discussed earlier,device fits into (and becomes the centerpiece of) a special, high-tech table that runs Windows 8.   In action, the Horizon is impressive. It has bright, crisp images and it responds well to the touch - in fact, it can handle simultaneous gestures from multiple people. I was able to move and resize photos while another user did the same nearby without any graphical... Read more...
According to a story published on DigiTimes, 45nm notebook processors derived from the upcoming 'Penryn' core will account for 50% of Intel's total shipments by the second quarter of next year.  We've known for quite some time that Intel's 45nm parts were slated to arrive this year with production ramping up in '08, but information claiming that the company plans to ship 45nm mobile CPUs in such quantity is a new development. "45nm-based Penryn processors for Santa Rosa Refresh will launch in first quarter of 2008 and are expected to account for 20% of total notebook CPU shipments for the... Read more...
The good news is that a new technique involving lasers may speed traditional magnetic hard drives up by as much as 100 times!The bad news is that we might have to wait a decade to even see a prototype.  Hopefully some heavy hitter in the storage arena will see the promise in this technology and put it on the R & D fast track. “This optically induced, ultrafast magnetization reversal, he says, was previously believed impossible, and it is the combined result of femtosecond laser heating of the magnetic system to just below the Curie point, and circularly polarized light simultaneously acting... Read more...
IT managers have a lot to say about migrating their business systems onto Microsoft Vista OS. And in the UK at least, nearly half of those surveyed by Vanson Bourne predict that it will require a full year to get everybody on the same OS page. Just three per cent of respondents said they are planning to migrate their corporate systems onto Vista immediately. As well as time, the sheer complexity of migration was cited by 62 per cent of IT managers as putting them off a move to Vista. The research also shows IT staff are concerned about post migration issues such as downtime... Read more...
It looks like Intel will make their lower priced follow-up to the quad-core Core 2 Extreme QX6700 processor available soon. Like it's higher-clocked counterpart, the Core 2 Quad Q6600 will feature a 1066MHz FSB and 8MB of L2 cache (4MBx2). The processor will require 1.325v and it will have a 105W TDP.  The 2.4GHz Core 2 Quad Q6600 will be available sometime in January '07.... Read more...
Hello everyone. We've just posted an article that deals with Intel's recent investments in Imagination Technologies, and what it could mean for the future of CPU/GPU integration. Here's a snip from the article... "Intel moved in on a quiet little investment of a UK-based company against the backdrop of IDF the other day. And if you weren't maniacally focused on some of these things, as we are around here at HH, it would have sneaked past you, right under your nose, without so much as a twitch of your sensory circuits. However, a press release that came across the wire this week was... Read more...
   Intel moved in on a quiet little investment of a UK-based company against the backdrop of IDF the other day. And if you weren't maniacally focused on some of these things, as we are around here at HH, it would have sneaked past you, right under your nose, without so much as a twitch of your sensory circuits.  However, a press release that came across the wire this week was very telling indeed... Imagination Technologies Announces Expanded Multimedia Collaboration with Intel and Investment from Intel Capital 2 October 2006 Imagination Technologies Group plc (LSE:IMG;... Read more...
The folks at Warner Bros seem to have their thinking caps on, while the major-league industry powers behind Sony and Toshiba battle on DVD standard formats like bad Betamax and 8-Track re-treads... "In fact, just last week the studio's Warner Home Video unit released "The Lake House," a time-travel romance starring Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock, on all three current DVD formats simultaneously. The company is supporting consumers by providing product in any format they prefer to use at home, according to Warner Home Video President Ron Sanders. Both new formats -- HD DVD and Blu-ray -- offer resolutions... Read more...
Now this is just too cool for words but also pretty far off in space.  Roll-up keyboards have been around for a while but these folks are taking it one step further. "Roll-up laptop displays and keyboards for more portable computing are just two of the proposed applications for a new "shape shifting" technology for solid structures developed at Cambridge University. According to Keith Seffen, an engineering lecturer at the university, "morphing" structures can be used to produce more flexible configurations for hard materials like metals without using complex parts or manufacturing processes.... Read more...
We've had GPU's and audio accelerators for many years on the PC, and recently physics and consumer-level network processing units from Ageia and Bigfoot Networks have been in the news. And now there's a new accelerator generating some buzz, the Intia AI accelerator from AISeek. AI Acceleration was discussed at this year's GDC and the company seems to already have preliminary hardware: Here is a quote taken from the AISeek website that somewhat illustrates the company's vision... "Game technology is continuously evolving to help developers build better games. Unfortunately, recent... Read more...
Heya Folks, how goes it?  We're plenty busy around the HH Labs this week and we have a ton in store for you in new hardware showcases.  Looking into the queue here I see we've got a i915 Motherboard Round-up in store, something new in the way of software from ATi, Low Latency Turbo DDR400 RAM, a Socket 939 Mobo Round-up and even a DX9 Class Gaming Analysis for Graphics.  Stick with us, it should be a fun-filled week for sure! For now, here's the buzz on the scene for those of you in need of a Tech-Geek fix.  ;-) The Tech Lounge on Mushkin's PC3200 Level II V2 (2-2-2-5) DDR Memory. ... Read more...