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Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon VR820, its first VR headset reference platform. The Snapdragon VR820 allows OEMs to develop standalone head-mounted displays VR content and applications. It was developed alongside Goertek, a leading global ODM, and was built upon Qualcomm’s VR Software Development Kit and Snapdragon 820 processor. Anthony Murray, Senior Vice President and General Manager, remarked, “The Snapdragon VR820 integrates key technologies and features for an exceptional VR experience and provides a springboard for OEMs and developers to usher in the next generation of truly portable and untethered devices that we think are necessary for mass consumer adoption of VR.” The Snapdragon... Read more...
It's become somewhat standard procedure for smartphone makers to release two standout handsets with each new generation. They're typically separated primarily by size—different strokes for different folks—and a spattering of features. Such is the case with Sony and its new Xperia ZX and Xperia X Compact, the former touting a 5.2-inch Full HD 1080p display (1920x1080) and the latter with a 4.6-inch HD 720p (1280x720) screen. The Xperia XZ is the beefier device of the two. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage in the single SIM version and 64GB in the dual-SIM model (both upgradeable via microSD), USB Type-C port, and 2,900 mAh battery with Qnovo Adaptive... Read more...
If you’re a regular HotHardware reader, then you already know that we came away mighty impressed with Lenovo’s Moto Z and Moto Z Force smartphones (you can read Dave’s review of the pair here). The smartphones look good, have respectable performance, and are expandable using the versatile Moto Mods accessories system. But while the Moto Z and Moto Z Force beat their chests with 5.5-inch QHD displays, Snapdragon 820 processors and 4GB of RAM, there’s definitely enough room in the family for another, less expensive model. That brings us to the Moto Z Play, which Lenovo announced today for the U.S. market. Like its overachieving siblings, and for compatibility reasons (as you’ll see later), the... Read more...
Lenovo is refreshing its 2-in-1 convertible notebook lineup with the introduction of the new, high-end Yoga 910. The 3.04-lb aluminum unibody device combines striking good looks with plenty of power for mobile professionals. At the heart of the Yoga 910 are Intel’s new range of Kaby Lake processors. The convertible is available with up to a seventh generation Core i7 processor, which can be backed with up to 16GB of memory. Integrated Intel HD Graphics are all that you’re going to find in this machine, which is fine for the target audience. Storage options are plentiful, with Lenovo offering customers up to a 1TB PCIe SSD to handle all of your data needs. As for the display, you have two options... Read more...
When it comes to Windows 10-based convertible devices these days, it seems like we see more of the same day in and day out. We’ve seen dozens of 11-, 12-, 13- and even 14-inch convertibles that contort into various configurations or incorporate detachable keyboards. However, Lenovo is spicing things up a bit with the launch of the all-new Yoga Book. The Yoga Book consists of two display panels that are joined by Lenovo’s 360-degree watchband hinge. It is the world thinnest 2-in-1 convertible, measuring in at 9.6mm thick when closed. The 10.1-inch (FHD) device is also incredibly light, weighing in at a feathery 1.52 pounds. Where the Yoga Book deviates from the traditional 2-in-1 formula is with... Read more...
One of the promises Intel made when launching its Kaby Lake architecture yesterday was that its 7th generation Core processors would allow OEMs to build increasingly thinner and lighter devices. Well, Acer didn't waste any time proving Intel right by today unveiling the Swift 7, the world's first laptop to measure less than 1 centimeter. This svelte machine has a waistline of only 0.39 inches (9.98mm) while tipping the scale at just 2.48 pounds (1.1kg). Those metrics are a boon for portability, as is the rated battery life of up to 9 hours. Yes, we've seen systems rated to run even longer, but bear in mind there's only so much room for a battery pack inside such a skinny system. The Swift 7 also... Read more...