2012
08.30

The news keeps coming! Yesterdays news is here.

Dell

The Dell XPS 10 Windows RT tablet was announced.

Like most of the transformers, there are batteries in the tablet and in the keyboard.  Dell is claiming a 20+ hour life with this device. Nice!  Pocket Lint has more information and photos of this tablet.  Damn it is thin.

There will also be an XPS One 27 AiO with 10 point mutlitouch 27” screen. I reckon the home PC is shifting completely to the AiO design.  Maybe the business machine will eventually – but that might be many years away because most companies buy towers and reuse existing monitors, expecting a very long life for those monitors.  An XPS Duo 12 convertible laptop was also announced … I don’t like the look of the XPS converters that have been around for a while.

Samsung

They didn’t rest on their laurels yesterday. Samsung continued with the announcements with an ATIV WP8 handset and a traditional 10.1” Windows 8 tablet called the ATIV Tab, running Windows RT.

Engadget reckons it’s lower spec than the newest Android Tab from Samsung.  It weighs 570g and is 8.9mm thick.

HP

Guess who is back in the tablet space!?!?! The Envy x2 is a 11.6” transformer, which is proving to be the most popular of the designs from the manufacturers. I believe I read that this has an Atom “Clover Trail” processor. If it’s like the Spectre Ultrabook, then it’ll be on the higher end of the price range.  It looks like it’ll cost over $1000, pricing it out of the tablet range and putting it into a convertible laptop space.

There will be a Windows 8 Spectre XT Touchsmart Ultrabook too ($1,399.99).  This is the first Intel Ultrabook I’ve seen with Thunderbolt connectivity.  According to Techcentral.ie it

.. is 17.9mm thick and weighs 2.16kg. The laptop also features USB 3.0, Ethernet and HDMI ports.

They also say there will be an Envy Touchsmart Ultrabook with:

14" touch screen and a choice of Intel’s latest Core processors. The ultrabook weighs 2.16kg and offers up to eight hours of battery life.

Toshiba

I love the designed-for-Windows 7 Z930 ultrabooks from Toshiba.  They keyboard is way better than the one in my Asus UX31.  Toshiba have opted to go for the hybrid ultrabook/tablet or slider form factor with the U925t Ultrabook.  Neowin reports that it will have:

an Intel Core i5 processor inside, along with a 128 GB SSD, two USB 3.0 ports, a HDMI port, two cameras (front and rear) and a media card reader. The keyboard has an LED backlight and a CkickPad with Windows 8 gesture support While the Satellite U925t will be released when Windows 8 launches on October 26th.

It’s a nice looking device, and it appears to inherit a lot of features from the Z930.

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  1. Wow, cool stuff! Making me regret buying my iPad. Do you know if they will have a docking station that can attach a monitor as a second display? That would be awesome!

  2. Thanks for all those marvels :)

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