When tablets, slates and ultrabooks first launched a few years ago, the lack of a DVD drive were a problem for some. Those who are users of the MacBook Air may have bought a Superdrive for the same reason, we’re just not quite in the era when we can do without an optical drive just yet. This week, Samsung launched the latest, ultrathin and very elegantly designed Samsung SE-218BB, at just 14mm thick, its also 8% lighter than your average external DVD drive.
Toshiba has launched recently the new Portégé R830 along with the Tecra R840 and Tecra R850, an ultra-thin and lightweight notebook that offers incredible performance thanks to Intel’s Sandy Bridge processor equipped with Intel’s HyperThreading technology.
Looks good, but is misleading – the new EraThink EraPalm gadget is a console / PC hybrid it seems, but can do something else.
Displayed recently at the China Consumer Electronics Fair, the portable gadget runs on Windows 7 and has a 5-inch capacitive touchscreen of 800 x 480 resolution with support up to 1080p videos. Under it, is hiding gracefully a simple sliding QWERTY keyboard, providing increased functionality. With a ethernet port too, this mobile phone like portable gadget allows wire internet connection.