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Prior to the start of the CES 2012 show in Las Vegas this week, major players in the storage industry kicked off their mini conference, in an effort to get the buzz going early in consumer and enterprise storage. Of course Micron and Crucial were there in force to show us their latest SSD technologies, starting with their big, bad P320h PCI Express SSD. Micron P320h PCI Express SSD If you recall, the product is a co-development effort between Micron and IDT that sports a new Flash memory controller ASIC for direct-attached SSD storage over a X8 PCI Express Gen 2 link.  Micron didn't have the drive up and running, though it was on display.  Supposedly Micron is sampling customers right... Read more...
In addition to a number of new laptops, smartphones, and a TV, Lenovo announced the IdeaPad Yoga Ultrabook today. This new multi-mode notebook meets the specifications for an ultrabook and also has a 360-degree flip-and-fold design. As you can see from this demo video below, this ultrabook also meets the 10-finger touch requirement. What’s really cool about this ultrabook is the number of positions it supports thanks to its dual-hinge flip design. Not only can you use the IdeaPad Yoga in traditional notebook form, but you can also open the display to full tablet mode or use the IdeaPad Yoga in stand or tent mode. Yoga measures 0.67inches thick and weighs approximately 3.1 pounds. Yoga will... Read more...
We weren’t sure what to expect from NVIDIA’s press event at CES, but the big news turned out to be that ASUS is shipping the world’s first Ice Cream Sandwich tablet--starting today--an ASUS Transformer Prime, which boasts the NVIDIA Tegra 3 chip. NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang took the stage and hosted an impressive demonstration of the new Transformer Prime, including gorgeous movie playback from Fandango, real-time photo editing with Snapseed, multiplayer FPS gameplay over a LAN, and remote PC access through Splashtop THD. (The latter included a smokin’ hot demo of Skyrim being played via Steam via Splashtop THD.) NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang    Then, he announced... Read more...
The next generation of ZOTAC’s ZBOX mini-PC platform is here in the form of three new models--the ZBOX ID81, ID80 and AD04. New enhancements include an external WiFi antenna and integrated Bluetooth 3.0 for connectivity as well as a Media Remote designed to work with the likes of Windows Media Center. The barebones systems require just memory and hard drives, although some even come with those components on board. You’ll also need an OS, whether that’s Windows 7 or OpenELEC media center OS. ID81 & ID81 mounted on a monitor The ID81 model sports a dual-core, 1.2GHz Sandy Bridge Intel Celeron 857 processor and relies on integrated Intel HD graphics. The standard ID81 has two... Read more...
Asus is pumping out a fair number of product announcements at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and one of them relates to an upgraded version of its Eee Pad Transformer Prime tablet. The new tablet -- model TF700T -- will sport the same body style and slip into the same docking station as the original Prime (TF201), but will come with a few upgrades. Nothing ground shaking to make you want to throw your existing Prime tablet in a river a sadness for falling prey to EAS (Early Adopter Syndrome), but the TF700T will boast a Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) Super IPS+ display, upgraded from the TF201's 1280x800 resolution. Asus is also upgrading the integrated front-facing camera from 1.2MP... Read more...
Acer's been in the Ultrabook game since the day it started (which wasn't very long ago) and rolled out the first model back in September. Apparently pleased with the reception and feeling encouraged about the form factor's future, Acer bounces into the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) with new Ultrabook models in tow. One of them is the new Aspire S5, purportedly the world's thinnest Ultrabook to date and the first to feature a Thunderbolt port. The other is the Aspire Timeline Ultra series. The Timeline Ultra ships in 14-inch and 15-inch models, both of which boast a combination of up to eight hours of battery life, high performance, and a "2-spindle" design. It also features an optical drive.... Read more...
Marvell is doing some magnificent things in the storage space lately. Hot on the heels of co-developing the "Kilimanjaro" native PCIe to NAND flash controller platform with OCZ (demonstrated via OCZ's new Z-Drive R5, which we covered the announcement here), Marvell on Monday unveiled its 88SE9230 6Gbps SATA controller powered by HyperDuo embedded processor technology. This new controller replaces Marvell's previous one and offers twice the performance, capacity, and scalability as before. What's neat about this controller is that it supports up to four ports for SSD and HDD connectivity, and if you hook up both kinds of drives, it will intelligently manage your data so that you receive up to... Read more...
What if you had a mini, power-efficient computer that smiled at your when it was functioning properly, and frowned when something needed a tweak? It'd sure be better than your current troubleshooting setup, we're certain. Marvell announced today at CES their new "Classroom 3.0" technology, featuring an ARMADA-powered SMILE Plug and a partnership with One Laptop Per Child. The SMILE Plug computer is the starlet of the show, listed as the first plug development kit designed to turn a traditional classroom into a highly interactive learning environment. Designed to engage students in critical reasoning and problem solving, the SMILE Plug creates a "micro cloud" within a classroom that is completely... Read more...
Thunderbolt clearly is the port to beat at this year's CES, and LaCie is announcing their latest peripherals at the show. There's the new 2big Thunderbolt Series and the eSATA Hub Thunderbolt series, the latter of which allows users to connect external eSATA drives to their Macs. With speeds up to three times faster than FireWire 800, the LaCie 2big also features RAID security, hot-swappable disks, daisy chain convenience and a solid-aluminum casing. Heavy data users will appreciate capacities up to 8TB with jaw-dropping transfer rates up to 311MB/s. Daisy chaining multiple 2bigs even increases overall performance. The eSATA Hub Thunderbolt Series gives new life to existing eSATA drives with... Read more...
CES is rolling in full force right now, and Lenovo's keeping the party started. What's on tap? Let's take a look. For one, there's the IdeaTab S2 10-inch, hailed as one of the lightest 10" tablets available today. There's also the S2 smartphone, which is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and Android 2.3. Finally, there's the K91 Smart TV, which is described as the planet's first smart TV powered by the Qualcomm 8060 Snapdragon dual-core CPU; it's also the first Smart TV to run Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. Thinner than its predecessors, the IdeaTab S2 10-inch is just one-third of an inch thin and, at a feather-light 1.1lbs, is one of the lightest 10-inch tablets available today. IdeaTab... Read more...
More CES? More Lenovo? Yes to both. The company has just launched new laptops in the IdeaPad U Series, Y Series, S Series and Z Series, not to mention new guys in the IdeaCentre desktop range and the K Series desktop line. Oh, and the IdeaCentre B Series all-in-one line. Got all that? The IdeaPad U310 (13.3") and U410 are getting SSDs, Intel chips, and in the case of the latter, an NVIDIA GeForce 610M 1GB GPU. Both also have Intel's Wireless Display technology, and both are available in Aqua Blue, Cherry Blossom, Graphite Gray, Ruby Red, Sapphire Blue and Spearmint. Lenovo introduced two mini laptops to fill the computing needs between the netbook and the notebook. The IdeaPad S200 and S206 are... Read more...
As expected, the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project, with partner Marvell, unveiled the XO-3 tablet for CES 2012. The 8-inch tablet features a 1024x768 PixelQi display; 512MB of memory; the Marvell Armada PXA618 SoC; a memory card slot; and USB and audio ports. The operating system will be either be Android or OLPC’s homegrown Linux-based Sugar, depending on the configuration. The OLPC project has the noble goal of putting computer technology in the hands of children across the globe through low-cost, rugged machines with delightful yet powerful software. The XO-3 is the next generation of the group’s computers, which began with the XO-1 laptop. OLPC XO-3 The final version of the... Read more...
Well, that's one way to make an impact. LG has been teasing the world with loads of wild new displays in the days prior to CES 2012, and now that the doors are cracked open, it's this beauty shining through. It's the new Cinema Screen design, and it'll be featured in the new Cinema 3D Smart TVs for 2012. Amazingly, it reduces the bezel to just 1mm, meaning that your image will nearly stretch from edge to edge. "The 3D experience is still evolving and we at LG intend to push the limits of what 3D can deliver," said Havis Kwon, President and CEO of LG Home Entertainment Company. "With our 2012 CINEMA 3D Smart TVs, we have been able to take a significant step forward, thanks to a series of new and... Read more...
If you walk into any Walmart and head over to the HDTV section, one of the brands that will jump out at you is Vizio, which has built a reputation for building and selling comparatively affordable TV sets. In a way, Vizio is to TVs what Rosewill is to PC parts -- value oriented. Perhaps bored with focusing almost entirely on HDTVs (Vizio also dabbles in related equipment, like home theater speakers and Blu-ray players, as well as tablet PCs), Vizio is reportedly taking its low-cost mojo over to the PC industry. In an interview with USA Today, Vizio's chief technology officer, Matt McRae, goes into a bit of detail about new PCs Vizio plans to unveil at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas... Read more...
The ambitious folks at Vuzix announced plans to develop what they consider the Holy Grail of the wearable display industry, otherwise known as "Smart Glasses." It's all a fancy pants way of describing a pair of see-through HD glasses in a designer sunglasses form factor, but with Web capabilities baked in. "Now after years of internal developments and our recent licensing relationship with Nokia Corporation, Smart Glasses Technology is final here," Vuzix explains. "This amazing new technology starts with a compact display engine capable of high contrast and brightness for outdoor use. The output is then relayed into a 1.4mm thick polymer waveguide lens with input and output hologram structures... Read more...
A USB-powered monitor? Yeah, we've seen that. But by and large, these things have been 10" or smaller, mostly meant for travelers who just wanted a quick and dirty way to bust out a second monitor once they arrived at their temporary desk. But AOC has another thing in mind with their 22" USB monitor. The e2251Fwu maintains the same functionality we're used to with USB monitors, but at a far greater size. There's a built-in USB port, 1080p screen resolution and the ability to have it both powered and receive signal from a single USB connection. We highly doubt you'll be cramming this in your carry-on, but if you do, there's 2000 nits of brightness, an LED backlight and a 20,000,000:1 dynamic contrast... Read more...
TRENDnet is already announcing its next-gen networking products, even though you won’t get to play with them until late this year (unless you’re at CES in a few days). The company’s 1300 Mbps Dual Band Wireless AC Router (TEW-811D), and 1300 Mbps Dual Band Wireless AC Media Bridge (TEW-800MB) utilize the new 802.11ac standard, which promises Gigabit WiFi capability. The router is dual-band, with a 1300Mbps band for high-performance applications and a 450Mbps 802.11n band for everyday networking. The accompanying media bridge supports up to four devices, and both devices feature WiFi Protected Setup, WMM technology for packet prioritization, and Beam Forming technology. There... Read more...
The “Kilimanjaro” native PCIe to NAND flash controller platform, co-developed by OCZ Technology and Marvell, underpins a new PCIe-based storage solution called the Z-Drive R5, an upgrade to OCZ's Z-Drive R4. Kilimanjaro is designed to enable improved scalable performance and redundancy as well as lowered costs for data centers while obviating any other controllers, and the Z-Drive R5 is its foil. The Z-Drive R5 features high bandwidth capabilities, capacities of up to 12TB, OCZ Virtualized Controller Architecture 3.0 software, and broad compatibility with other systems and servers. Available in MLC, eMLC, and SLC NAND flash options, the Z-Drive 45 comes in full- and half-height sizes... Read more...
There's an old saying that goes something like "the best things in life are free."  Then there's another, more cynical proverb that says, "there's no such thing as a free lunch."  While I'm not here to choose sides or recite old proverbs, I'd offer that, in reality, both views are often very true and have merit. Which brings us to the notion of "free home phone service," that the folks at Ooma like to market their Telo Voice-Over-IP product with.   Could it be that this product really offers free residential phone services?  The answer of course isn't that simple but we did spend a couple weeks with Ooma's Telo VOIP device to learn a bit more about it. Two Weeks with Ooma:... Read more...
Headsets at CES? Oh, yes. Turtle Beach, who largely remains unchallenged in the market, is choosing CES to launch a couple of new products. There's the Ear Force X42 Wireless Dolby® Surround Sound Xbox 360 Headset, Ear Force X32 Wireless Stereo Xbox 360 Headset, and replacements for the very popular Ear Force X31 and Ear Force X41 models, these headsets include new 2.4/5GHz dual-band Wi-Fi technology that actively navigates the wireless landscape in your home or office and finds the open bandwidth to eliminate interference with 2.4GHz wireless devices and LANs. With massive 50mm drivers, the X32/X42 headsets will not only outperform their predecessors, they represent the ultimate blend of... Read more...
Speed kills--unless you’re a busy professional photographer or videographer, in which case the opposite is true (regarding your equipment). For those folks, Lexar has introduced the industry’s first 1000x CompactFlash memory card, which is capable of sustained read/write speeds of 150MBps and video capture streams up to 20MBps--that’s “MB”, not “Mb”--to facilitate 1080p HD and 3D video, faster camera-to-computer transfers, and faster in-camera performance. Equipped with a limited lifetime warranty and free tech support, the Lexar Professional 1000x CompactFlash card will be available in February in capacities of 128GB ($899.99), 64GB ($529.99), 32GB ($299.99),... Read more...
Acer announced the new Iconia Tab A200 tablet. As the latest addition to Acer's tablet lineup, the Iconia Tab A200 features a 10.1-inch display (1280 x 800) as well as an attractive price of $329.99. The tablet will ship with Android 3.2 aka Honeycomb and Acer will offer a free upgrade to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) in mid-February. The Iconia Tab A200 weighs 1.5 pounds and features a titanium gray-colored casing and patterned back side. Other key hardware features include a NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core mobile processor, integrated GeForce GPU, and 8GB of onboard storage. A 16GB variant of the tablet will also be available for about $350. The Iconia Tab A200 is scheduled to be available on January... Read more...
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