PCLaunches to create user’s guide to choosing a gaming mouse
We are about to make a user’s guide to choosing a gaming mouse. We have recently read the Logitech G502 review and decided that our readers should have more information when deciding what to give their money for.
Dell introduces XPS 11, 13, 15 Ultrabook models with carbon fiber and Gorilla Glass
Dell is sure building up some muscle in the body of its new XPS line of Ultrabooks. They have introduced three size denominations of the line namely, the XPS 11, XPS 13 and XPS 15. Each will arrive with Gorilla Glass displays, carbon fiber and machine aluminum in the body. The XPS 11 comes as a two-in-one convertible that can change its application and form depending how you fold the keyboard. It will come with Intel Core i3 or i5 processors, integrated graphics for resolutions of up to 2560×1440 pixels, 4GB DDR3/1600 RAM, and SSD storage ranging from 80GB to 256GB. The XPS 13 is larger in size as well as in processing. It comes with options of Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processors, 13.3 inches of viewing space in both touch and non-touch models, a pair of USB 3.0 ports, a mini DisplayPort and storage similar to the XPS 11. Finally, we have the larger XPS 15 that will offer Intel Core i5/i7 options, 8GB/16GB DDR3/1600 RAM, Nvidia GeForce GT 750M GPU with 2GB frame buffer and pixel densities as high as 235 ppi (depending on whether you go for the 1920×1080 pixel or 3200×1800 pixel resolution option. It will also pack a 512GB SSD!
Dell Venue 11 Pro tablet is actually just 10.8 inches large, offers 1080p
Dell’s next best offering after the feature-packed Venue 8 Pro tablet is their larger Venue 11 Pro offering. Though the screen is actually 0.2 inches short of the claim in nomenclature, it does offer its share of visual delights. For starters, it comes with a 1920×1080 pixels resolution with ten touch points, much like the Venue 8. This, you can enjoy on a larger screen, thanks to a mini-HDMI port included or even Intel’s wireless display technology. Dell will also offer an optional docking station to drive an external DisplayPort 1.2 monitor, thus producing resolutions of up to 2560×1600. The ultimate prize is the keyboard accessory that not only functions as an input device and docking station but also scales the tablet up to being an ultrabook with a backup battery included. Head after the jump for more specs.
Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet may raise the Bay Trail CPU line to a pedestal
Dell has been unveiling some new computers in the markets by means of their tablet and Ultrabook line. Topping the hype charts is the 8-inch Venue 8 Pro tablet, which was displayed at one of the IDF keynotes. It offers an 8-inch IPS display, ten touchpoints, resolution of 1280×800, Intel’s quad-core Atom Z3740D Bay Trail processor, 2GB of single-channel DDR3/1600 RAM and 32GB of flash storage (expandable to 96GB via a MicroSD card). There’s also a 64GB model in store. On the rear of the tablet is a 5-megapixel shooter, complemented by a front-facing camera for video calls. It has a powerful and durable 2-cell battery that can be charged via and adapter or microUSB 2.0. Connectivity features include Bluetooth 4.0, a dual-band Qualcomm Wi-Fi adapter HSPA+ and LTE support.
Google’s all new Chrome browser solves 50 security problems, offers image-based searches
Surface 2 to arrive on Vodafone and AT&T with LTE
We heard last week of the becoming of the Surface 2 in all its awesomeness. Microsoft officials have already foretold of its coming at the beginning of 2014. However, news has just been refreshed that the device will be arriving on Vodafone and AT&T networks. Surface loyalists were doubtful of the inclusion of LTE in the upcoming version but that seems to have been put to rest with this announcement. Microsoft’s Surface chief, Panos Panay said that there would not be an Intel-based Surface Pro 2 with LTE.
Epson banking on PrecisionCore Technology to boost industrial and office printing innovations
Epson have devised a new technology that may propel their business applications to new heights. The company’s global president, Minoru Usui, today announced PrecisonCore, a next-generation inkjet printing technology that is capable of transforming the existing printing business that is a key revenue earner. It will provide the company with an unparalleled level of manufacturing efficiency to expand into high-potential new global markets. It will ensure better quality outputs at competitive speeds. Besides the commercial application, this technology will also find its use in the company’s office printing solutions. The new PrecisionCore chip delivers commercial-grade performance in a compact, modular form, thus enabling Epson to scale the technology from single-pass industrial presses to work-group and desktop printers.
AMD Radeon R9 and R7 series of video cards perform sound processing duties too
Here’s what I’ve always been dreaming about. In the hustle and bustle of elaborate gaming accessories coming our way, we have the AMD Radeon R9 and the R7 series, ready to blow you off your feet. They are graphic cards, true to sense, but also support TrueAudio, a new programmable pipeline that enables advanced audio effects without burdening a PC’s main processor or a dedicated sound card. There isn’t much word on what visual capabilities we can precisely predict from the cards but it would not be too hopeful to expect Mantle, a new programming interface that leverages the Graphics Core Next architecture. Mantle is expected to debut on Windows in December with a Battlefield 4 update.
VIA APC runs Firefox OS at $79!
VIA has put the promises where they can deliver them. Their APC Rock computer-on-a-board system now comes with Firefox OS. This will also be applied to the APC Paper model. The version of Firefox OS to be made available buy these guys is basically the open source Boot 2 Gecko. For those unaware about the APC fad that’s catching up gradually, the APC Rock and APC Paper are basically compact computer boards that contain VIA WonderMedia WM8950 ARM Cortex-A9 processors, 512MB RAM, 4GB storage, HDMI, Ethernet, and USB ports, microSD card slots, and ARM Mali 400 graphics. It looks like a pretty safe bet to couple the light Firefox OS with a backing hardware system that is equally light on specifications and the pocket.
Microsoft Surface Pro 2 unveiled, base version costs same a predecessor
Microsoft have revealed the Surface Pro 2 that comes complete with a stylus and Windows 8 compatibility. In addition to all things the previous rendition offered, the new Surface Pro 2 also offers 50 percent more color accuracy, enhanced graphics performance and some rather impressive speaker sound output. The Surface Pro 2 will arrive with a 10.6-inch 1080p panel and will clock an operational speed, 20 percent faster and battery life 75 percent longer than its predecessor. Inside, the device will be rigged with a 1.6GHz Core i5 Haswell processor, Microsoft’s new Power Cover for 2.5x more standalone battery life, a Type Cover 2 that is now 1mm thinner and backlit, a kickstand for a better angle, three USB 2.0, one USB 3.0, mini DisplayPort, Ethernet, audio in/out and, when docked, the Pro 2 can output up to a 3,840 x 2,160 resolution on an external display and can be used to edit 6K video.
Gigabyte 15.6-inch P35K Ultrablade gaming laptop could be world’s lightest, under 2.2kg
Gaming laptops generally come rigged with some pretty mean hardware and of course, some ultra-capable software as well. To accommodate and support all this awesomeness, we often see brands rolling out some pretty heavy devices. Gigabyte have come to our rescue with their all new P35K Ultrablade gaming laptop that takes the bulk out of the stereotypical gaming laptop. The 15.6-inch version is just 21mm thin and weighs approximately 2.16 kilograms, making it the lightest gaming laptop in the world! On the inside, it offers the latest 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 CPU, GTX 765M (3DMark advantage score exceeding P17,800 with GIGABYTE Ultra Boost technology) gaming graphics, a quad-storage system that supports up to 3TB of storage space, a Hot-swap ODD/HDD Slot, a 1080p FHD IPS display, Supra-Cool technology for premium cooling, an automatic light sensing backlit keyboard, an ultrasmooth sandblasted aluminum matte finish and so much more.