Dell’s gaming brand ‘Alienware’ is introducing a new line of radically-designed desktops, with new Area 51. This version has an entirely new look to itself and comprises of a high-end processor and chipset from Intel.
The new system is built around Intel’s new Haswell-E CPU in order to give a boost for PC games enthusiasts. Moreover, it comes paired with a new motherboard chipset X99 that leaves…
Even with its increasing reputation, Windows Phone has remained a distant name for many Smartphones. But its unique style has managed to pull out a large fan base of followers and so far, they’ve remained its valuable user for the past two years.
The new HTC one M8 has lately launched a handset with Windows 8.1 OS. A familiar Android Phone, HTC has got a brand new makeover after the launch and success of HTC Windows Phone 8X in 2012. This phone is now available at a promotional price of $100 in US, exclusively on Verizon with a two-year contract. It is also available at $30 if you want to switch to Verizon Edge. So far, there has been no price or availability for UK and Australia.
Loaded with Windows 8.1.1, it has 1,920 x 1,080-pixel 5-inch OLED display, a dual-lens rear camera, front-facing ‘BoomSound’ stereo speakers, completed with a sleek aluminum construction. Along with these, it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 32 GB of storage, 2 GB of RAM, a microSD card slot, NFC, 802.11 ac dual-bands Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. Apart from that, it is also the first Windows Phone to offer support for Verizon messages (Verizon-specific phone).
The Windows Phone 8.1.1 comes pre-installed in to this, having all the improvements of Windows 8.1. This phone is an outcome of Microsoft’s approach to HTC a year ago to build a Windows-oriented version of HTC one.
It also has the HTC’s own camera app that works with the two-lens multi-focus Duo Camera and can take adjustable focus and depth-of-field photos. Around 90-95% of Android HTC One M8’s camera app functions have been carried over in Windows version of the phone.
Windows Phone is really an aesthetic fit to HTC One M8. It has open up a pool of opportunities for the other phone-manufacturing companies to make it over to Windows Phone.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is the thinnest Intel Core i-series device and is much lighter than the previous two versions. This model is specifically optimized to include a digital pen. Its thinner body is coupled with a 12-inch higher-resolution screen and a much-developed design, which might give you a feeling of using a primary PC device. Given to the aforesaid things, it can easily become a true laptop replacement for people.
This new system is so designed so as to run on ultra-low voltage Core i3 or i5 CPUs and at times on Core i7 CPUs too. It also comes equipped with an adjustable kickstand, which can be attuned to any angle from 22 degrees to 150 degrees, enabling the easy tilting of the screen. The magnetic hinge, which is provided, helps in raising the back edge of the keyboard to a better angle to enable an easy and natural typing. So, it won’t be wrong to say that this time Microsoft has seriously considered the ergonomics while designing the Microsoft Surface Pro 3.
The Windows logo button has shifted to the shorter edges of the whole framework. Reason being that the new keyboard covers the area where the Windows button was located in the previous versions. Not only this, the new placement of the button also enables the user to hold the device upright and use it in the portrait mode. A little downfall is that this time the keyboard cover is not included in the price range of the device.
The Surface Pro 3 does not have a pen/stylus holding loop so you’ve to keep it separate. This pen works in the variety of apps. One Note is the best example. If you’ve cloud-service properly set up on your Microsoft device, your one note files can easily sync in to your other devices such as your phone. You just need to click on the Pen’s top to open the One Note app. Your notes will automatically get saved even if your surface is asleep.
Being a thin body, it still has a full size USB 3.0 port, microSD card reader, a mini display port, 5-megapixel and 1080p HD front and rear-facing cameras. It also has stereo speakers with Dolby audio-enhanced sound. Besides, it has SSD storage ranging from 64GB to 512GB; 4GB to 8GB of memory; 802.11ac Wi-Fi; and TPM 2.0 for the enterprise security purpose.
There is a win-win situation for Surface Pro 3 in terms of battery life as it ran for 7 hours and 28 minutes in the video playback battery draining test unlike its predecessors, which fell short slightly behind. So, with the Surface Pro 3, starting at $799 for an Intel Core i3 CPU and a 64GB SSD, we can see that this time Microsoft has taken a big leap to make it your coffee-shop companion.
Acer America has proved its mettle in the Chromebook market and advanced beyond its predecessors with the introduction of industry’s first Chromebook equipped with a 4th Generation Intel Core i3 processor. The two new models of Acer C720 Chromebook come powered by the 4th Generation Intel Core i3-40005U processor with better multi-tasking performance and a longer battery life.
The two new models- Acer C720-3404 has 4GB of system memory and is priced at $379.99, while the Acer C720-3871 has 2 GB of system memory and is priced at $349.99. These new Chromebooks will be readily available this month at retailers in North America.
The new Celeron process is capable of rendering out 8.5 hours of battery life, making the Chromebooks ideal for users who are comfortable working in the Google environment with Chrome applications. The new Acer C720-3404 and C720-3871 has 32 GB Solid State Drive (SSD) that boots up in less than 7 seconds and resumes instantly from sleep mode.
Both these models feature an 11.6 inch HD display with a 1366×768 resolution. You’ll also get a standard HDMI port for connecting to an external monitor, USB 3.0 port, USB 2.0 port, as well as 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and an integrated HD webcam with microphone. Moreover, it has an in-built virus protection system, so you don’t need to bother over annoyances caused due to virus infection.
Here are few more advantages you’ll get on hitting upon Acer C720 Chromebooks:
If you have been planning to buy a laptop that is designed to give you the best gaming experience, your wait ends here with the new Razer Blade. iYogi reviews the recently launched gaming laptop from Razer. Launched in May 2014, this gaming laptop is surely ahead from its competitors due to its stellar 3200×1800 ten-point touch screen, 4th Gen Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GTX 870M graphics.
Five years ago, BlackBerry (the company formerly known as Research in Motion) was surely the ruler in the market. It was the time when everyone from students to housewives to businessmen was ready to pay a lot of money to own a BlackBerry. However, with the entrance of Android and the iPhone, QWERTY phone began losing its hold in the market. BlackBerry felt a huge setback here. However, it didn’t lose hope and made its entry into the world of smartphones in the form of BlackBerry Z3. Despite these efforts, BlackBerry was unable to create its place due to its ridiculous pricing and features of the smartphone.
Here, it makes us say that people who have moved on to Android or iOS are not going to give the company another chance without a lot of very good reasons including its pricing. So, in order to make its presence felt strongly in the market, BlackBerry came up with another smartphone ‘BlackBerry Z3’.
iYogi reviews BlackBerry Z3 to give a clear picture about its features and specifications.
The appearance of BlackBerry Z3 is strikingly amazing. From front, it carries all smooth glass, while its rear is made up of a texturized soft-touch plastic. Its camera and flash are placed in the top-left corner of the rear.
The power button is placed at the top of the left edge along with the volume controls and voice command shortcut button, while its right edge covers the SIM and Micro SD card slots. Its Micro-USB port is placed at the bottom, while 3.5 mm headset port is available on the top edge of the phone. The best part is that it is slim, slick and very –well organized which can surely give a tough competition to several high-end phones.
Since, BlackBerry Z3 is a budget phone, so it carries a decent rear camera with 5-megapixel and flash. It also includes front camera with 1.1-megapixel. The still shots taken from this camera are descent. It also lets you choose between a normal shooting mode, image stabilization mode, burst and HDR.
Get detailed specifications about BlackBerry Z3 here:
Dimensions: 140x72.8x9.26 mm
Weight: 164 g
Display: 5-Inch QHD Touch Screen Display with 540x960 pixels resolutions.
Media: Audio Playback, Video Playback, ringtones – 64 Polyphonic MP3/MAV/MIDI, FM Radio, 3.5 mm Headphone Jack.
Camera: Rear Camera - 5.0 Megapixel (16000000 colors) and Front camera – 1.1 Megapixel
Memory: 8 GB inbuilt and Micro SD/TransFlash Memory slot
Connectivity: Bluetooth, Wlan/Wi-Fi, USB, GPS
Software: Runs on BlackBerry OS 10 Operating System.
Battery: Li-Po (2500 mAh) Non-Removable battery
This is what the new BlackBerry Z3 delivers. So, if you were waiting to explore a latest smartphone that fits your budget, BlackBerry Z3 can surely become your latest choice.