Among the maze of new cameras, Polaroid unveiled the E9.7, a sliding-tablet with, as the name suggests, a 9.7-inch screen; with a 4:3 aspect-ratio. The 98 mm-thick tablet slides out to reveal a fairly big chiclet QWERTY keyboard. It runs Android 4.1.
At CES 2013, Samsung unveiled three new series of Ultrabooks. With Chronos and Ultra series, the time has come for the high-end device. Samsung, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, briefly showed its New Series 9 Ultrabook.
Dell had a minimal presence at CES 2013, but that does not mean they have nothing to show. According to company spokesperson, its XPS 13 Ultrabook is getting a 1080p screen. Dell decided to upgrade screen which was one of the most criticized things in reviews.
In an effort to better position the company, Lenovo decided to split into two brands. CEO Yan Yuanqing said that Lenovo will split into Lenovo Business Group, and Think Business Group to efficiently target the mainstream and high-end segments, effective from April 1st.
As the smartphone market develops from day to day, Intel has plans to unveil its new smartphone platform alongside with new Atom processors to compete with ARM. This should happen at the 2013 Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, during February 25-28.
Like Foxconn and many other manufacturers, Acer also has plans to open a factory in Brazil. In cooperation with Wistron, new factory should allow Acer productions of 14-inch notebooks aimed primarily for Brazilian market. Volume production should begin in May 2013.
Fuhu announced the Nabi XD, a 10.1-inch tablet that converts to an ultraportable. Priced at $250, the device is designed [admittedly] for tweens (ages 10~12), which shows not just in its loud design, but also Rightware Kanzi custom-UI that's intuitive and safe.
Business users have a great choice when buying a laptop, and EliteBook is certainly one of them. Its design stands out from the rest, and the company announced making a brand new hybrid-concept EliteBook, combined with an Ivy Bridge and touchscreen tablet.
Due to the plummeting economy and dropping sales, AMD has struck a deal with manufacturing partner Global Foundries to reduce the purchases from $500 million to just $115 million. They have agreed to pay Global Foundries $320 million in penalties over the next year.
ASUS is set to display its Taichi dual-screen hybrid-Ultrabook at the IT Month show in Taipei, later this month. Interestingly, the company decided to step up prices to US $1,992 (roughly $2,000), owing to falling yields, and rising cost of components.
It looks like Microsoft wants to cast NVIDIA and Intel out of its second generation Surface plans, in a likely effort to cut cost of hardware. On the receiving end of things at their expense are AMD and Qualcomm. Redmond also plans 14.6-inch Surface Book.
Because of its popularity, Acer America decided to further improve sales of their new portable device. Being available on Google Play, BestBuy.com and Best Buy stores, very popular C7 Chromebook will now also be available through TigerDirect, New Egg and Staples.com.
Chinese electronics manufacturer Lenovo has apparently started taking orders for its new portable device called IdeaPad Yoga 11. Unveiled last month, new laptop-tablet brings slim and light design combined with new Windows 8 operating system and starting price of $759.
Market availability of one of the most intriguing Windows 8 devices to decorate its October 26 launch, ASUS Taichi, is indefinitely delayed. The company has been pulling the Ultrabook, which features 1080p screens on either sides of its lid, from U.S. stores.
Want to see your face beamed to the universe at Times Square but don't have big corporate dough? It's Google to the rescue. As part of its Chromebook "For Everyone" campaign, it's letting you upload pictures and captions, which will be displayed on a large screen.