Apart from the iPhone 3G S and iPhone 3.0 which were showcased at the WWDC yesterday, there is also now a new MacBook Pro lineup. Aluminum unibody as you will probably have guessed, the MacBook Pro family will include 13-inch, 15-inch and 17 inch.
Improved features include 40% extended battery life, thanks to their lithium polymer built-in battery technology that can gest out a minimum of seven hours of work on a single charge. LED backlit displays will give better colour, multi-touch trackpad, an illuminated keyboard and guess what a new SD card (13 and 15-inch) or ExpressCard slot (17-inch), FireWire 800 port and new NVIDIA graphics display.
Having achieved the world’s smallest PC title with the first generation Fit-PC, CompuLab have been making good progress with its second gen Fit-PC2. This time, the Fit-PC2 has been boasted with Intel’s Atom processor, making it another Acer Aspire Revo competitor. As you can imagine, the latest Fit-PC2 carries on with its predeccesor’s tiny build. Equipped with Atom Z530 1.6GHz or Z510 1.1GHz processor and Intel’s US15W SCH chipset as well as GMA500 integrated graphics.
The Fit-PC2 has 1GB of RAM, a 2.5-inch SATA hard drive bay and a miniSD card slot. Also included is a HDMI HD output port. Connectivity wise, the Fit-PC2 isn’t bad at all. In addition to ethernet LAN, there is also built-in WiFi 802.11g which is exactly what we all like in a proper nettop. There is no doubt CompuLab have created yet another thoughtfully designed Fit-PC. Continue reading »
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BenQ’s all in one iMac like nScreen i91 was announced last month and has finally arrived in Asia (though we think its also available in Australia, please confirm if anyone knows!). Though we don’t exactly know whether this iMac competitor may be arriving any other countries at the moment, the i91 does look to be a piece of cool gadget for websurfing and daily use. The i91 contains two key “Yukon” parts: the Sempron 210U processor and the M690E integrated chipset. The Sempron runs at 1.5GHz and is coupled with 1GB of 667MHz DDR 2 memory. The i91 can be picked up with either 4 to 16GB of solid-state storage, or 120 to 250GB hard drive capacity. On board is also 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, 10.100Mb/s Ethernet and a pair of USB 2.0 ports.
Unveiled at GDC 09, the new Microsoft Xbox 360 development kit includes this sleek console with chrome accents and rightly speculated, a larger capacity hard drive though we don’t know yet exactly how much.
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ZumoDrive is a free app just recently released on the App Store which works in tandem with a downloadable desktop client (Mac OS X or Windows) to let you easily move and use files between your desktop, your laptop, and your iPhone. Unlike other apps on the App Store such as Air Sharing (which isn’t free), ZumoDrive does require you to install a lightweight free software on to your computer and requires that both your computer and your iPhone have access to the internet either via 3G, WiFi or EDGE in order for you to upload files (photos and music as well) onto the ZumoDrive server. But this isn’t too difficult, the free iPhone client supports both Windows and Mac OS X, you just need to choose the appropriate one. I suppose the major difficulty here is you’re also having to rely on ZumoDrive’s cloud for storage instead of storing files locally, but there are always good and bad views on this.
In terms of the user interface, once connected, your ZumoDrive will show up like another hard drive where you can easily drag files that show up almost immediately on other devices. What makes ZumoDrive unique is that it automatically understands not to store larger files on your iPhone, but gives you access to those files from the cloud. However, it’s important to note that the free version only allows you 1GB of space to work with, which was quite surprising to me as I would expect at least 5GB with so many large files that we need to deal with nowadays. Nevertheless the money will need to come from somewhere I suppose! Upgrading the plan on ZumoDrive to 10GB will cost $2.99 per month and so on. For most users who deal with just simple word or PDF documents, 1GB should be enough.
Apart from netbooks which are gaining a substantial popularity over regular sized laptops in the recent years. Gaming laptops have also been popular, most likely because of their advantage in being able to move abouts whenever necessary. What we have below are two of the latest gaming laptops revealed by Acer and Clevo at the CeBIT this year.
It’s Tuesday, Apple’s favourite and prolly only day of the week in which they tend to launch new and latest upcoming products. Today they again temporaily closed down their online store in order to update a new line up of iMacs and also the much rumored Mac Mini. So let’s first take a look at the new updated iMacs. The latest 20-inch iMac features a 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor (Apple previously offered both a 2.4GHz and 2.66GHz configuration), 2GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 memory (with a new maximum of 8GB for all iMac models), a 320GB Serial ATA hard drive, and Nvidia GeForce 9400M integrated graphics with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory (previous 20-inch models had discrete ATI Radeon graphics).