Asus Transformer Book Flip TP300LA

The Asus Transformer Book Flip TP300LA has a simple design that is reminiscent of Apple laptops. The whole is in good order. Highlight of this model, the possibility of using it in tablet mode by rotating hinges 360 degrees. Connectivity is classic.

The touch screen has a basic definition of 1366×768 pixels. The brightness is disappointing, too low. Ditto for the contrast ratio, average, as colorimetry (DeltaE greater than 10).

The keyboard is correct, however, some areas lacking firmness. Same goes for the touchpad.

Now with Intel latest generation low-power processor (Broadwell), performance rose significantly and should suit most users. It is also possible to play undemanding securities provided to settle settings set to “low”.

The average battery life is around twelve hours in web browsing. Allow about 3 hours of intensive use.

The new Intel NUC5I7RYH release date coming this spring

The Intel NUC fans know them well and also on these pages the good old Richard had seen them and treated. There will be no need of large presentations to introduce those who are among the most successful mini PC.

Perfect space-saving devices and perfect for a medium usage, the NUC will expand their houses with what will be the more powerful model, named NUC5I7RYH. Reveals him Liliputing and incoming will be present inside an Intel Core i7-5557U: a dual-core 3.4 GHz, accompanied by a GPU Intel Iris 6100.

The factor will be available RAM up to 16 GB DDR3 SODIMM and for internal storage media are available for solid state drive or hard disk classics, all accompanied by an HDMI port, a mini DisplayPort, Ethernet and four USB inputs.

Add support VESA for hooking behind the monitor or on the walls, along with support for operating systems like Windows 7, and Linux 8.1 and you have a mini PC to discover and use to be operating with the least amount of desktop space possible.

There are no data on the price, but the Intel NUC5I7RYH is expected in the second quarter of this year, as reported on the official page of the series Intel NUC on the site; so from April stay tuned if you want to discover more.

Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy Note 5 Flexible OLED-Displays

Samsung’s display division has been working for some time successfully with or on flexible OLED panels. The latest product in which these efforts come to fruition, the Galaxy S6 Edge. A recent report by the South Korean publication ETNews, the demand for this very S6 Edge is now to be so high that the Samsung executives want to put more than ever on the bendable screens in the next generation of high-end smartphones.

The question raised by the South Korean publication in the room popularity of the Galaxy S6 Edge in preorder is somewhat surprising, since it is still sold considerably more expensive than its sister model, the Galaxy S 6. Presumably, however, the S6 Edge comes easy credit, it simply represents something special in direct comparison to the strong competition in the market due to its unusual display. ETNews according to Samsung currently produce more than S6 Edge originally planned, because the demand is so high.

Not surprisingly, seems to have woken up but new demands within Samsung’s fast this emerging sales success. So should the leadership of the South Korean electronics giants have already arranged to focus on upcoming high-end smartphones more on so-called flexible OLED displays. The technical and organizational requirements to produce significantly more such screens in the near future can be created by ETNews at the moment. Until the beginning of the series production of the putative Galaxy S7 end of 2015 / beginning of 2016. Samsung will then be able to make up to 8 million flexible displays per month are launched. At the same time allows the assumption that the S7 is perhaps appear only in one version with a curved display.

Is the information of ETNews correctly, Samsung fans have but probably not even wait until the launch of the Galaxy S7 to get another high-end smartphone with a curved screen of the South Koreans. According to the report could also be the Galaxy Note 5, which is expected in the second half of 2015 have a flexible OLED display, or at least one of the proposed designs. More technical details for Note-4-successors are so far but unfortunately not known.

Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi

Asus comes in the hexagon its touch Ultrabook convertible Shelf Transformer Book T300 with a first version less than 1050 euros, the Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi FH011P. This model incorporates a multi-touch screen High Resolution IPS, very low Broadwell Core million last generation consumer a good amount of RAM, SSD storage solution or a dedicated USB 3.0 connectivity, all under Windows 8.1 Professional in a thin and light chassis.

Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi FH011P 1

His Dark Diamond Cut design gives it an elegance and a certain sobriety, especially since only the screen / tablet measuring 7.6 mm thick and weighs 720 grams.

Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi FH011P – Performance (April 2015)

12.5 ” LED WQHD IPS multi-touch 10 points NTSC72% (2560×1440, glossy)
Intel Core M-5Y71 Broadwell (1.2 GHz, 2 cores, 4.5W TDP)
Installed RAM (max) 4 GB (4 GB soldered) DDR3 1600MHz (4GB)
ISSD storage 128 GB (Tablet)
Integrated Intel HD Graphics 5300 processor
Optical drive –
Audio System 2 speakers SonicMaster
Webcam Yes HD with microphone
Wi-Fi a / g / n
Bluetooth Yes, Bluetooth 4.0
Yes Card Reader, SD
Output (s) Video Micro HDMI 1.4
Fingerprint reader –
Input (s) / Output (s) Combo Headset / Microphone
ExpressCard –
Firewire –
Micro USB USB 3.0
System Windows Pro 8.1 64-bit operating
Li-Polymer Battery 2 cell 32Whr
Autonomy announced –
Dimensions (mm) 317.8 x 191.6 x 7.6-16.5
Weight 1.43 Kg (PC)
720 grams – Tablet (with battery)
2 years warranty
Other chiclet keyboard, multi-touch touchpad
Software Applications Asus

The Asus Transformer Book T300FA-FE006P is for those who are looking for a compact convertible notebook Tablet and offering Very High Definition screen.

Its screen displays indeed a definition 2560×1440 1366×768 well above the standard. In other words, it is very well suited for the display of High Definition content such as videos in format 16 / 9th.

In addition, the monitor is able to multi-touch technology. Simply by pressing / gestures of at least one finger applied to the slab, so it is possible to interact with the system and software. The screen can be completely detached from the keyboard and turn into tablet.

Remember also that the connection is largely on the shelf. As often in this type of device, it is limited and includes Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi n to communicate and connect remotely and wireless modules, video micro-HDMI output, an audio port and a microphone -USB 3.0.

Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi FH011P 2

Storage side, there is a 128GB SSD much faster than a hard drive but also more energy efficient, robust and silent. Its capacity is very small and if the storage space runs out, it will go through an external storage device.

Within this Ultrabook incorporated a good amount of RAM 8GB multitasking very valuable, especially as it shoulder a very low entry-power processor, the Core M-5Y71 Broadwell of last generation. In practice, this processor quickly reveals its limits under some CPU-intensive software. Therefore, this Ultrabook / Tablet especially suitable for basic use, desktop-like / Internet surfing.

Of course it is possible to view photos and videos with this hybrid machine with the Intel HD integrated graphics solution in 5300 Broadwell. However, do not rely too much play with.

This Ultrabook running Windows 8.1 Pro, more comprehensive system than Windows 8.1 with its classic features such as BitLocker and Hyper-V.

Finally, it is easy to carry every day thanks to its compact size and weight content 1.5 Kg. Side autonomy if the brand announced 8 hours of operation, we should expect less in practice, rather 6:00 max use lightly.

Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi FH011P 3

The Asus Transformer Book T300FA-FE006P is now available for 1049 euros LDLC and Materiel.net. In its category, it is positioned as one of the only models present on our price comparison integrate a monitor with a resolution as high and the minimum amount of RAM memory.

Acer Chromebase All-in-One

After a few days ago with the Chromebook and Chrome Flip bit new Chrome OS Hardware Asus has announced that follows with the Chrome Base now a new all-in-one PC from Acer. The new Chrome OS console features including a 21.5-inch touch screen with full HD resolution.

The remaining specifications of Acer Chrome Base include an NVIDIA Tegra K1 Quad-core processor, an HD webcam and two 3W speakers. The setup of the PC also has a HDMI output, as well as one USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 input. For wireless connectivity, the Chrome Base also has 802.11n Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi.

There is as yet no official information on the price of the Acer Chrome Base All-in-one. In the US, Asia and the computer will appear in the second half. Whether Acer will release the Chrome OS computers in Europe, has not yet been officially announced. An alternative to the new system of Acer is the Chrome Base by LG, but this does not have a touch screen.

Nextbook Ares 11

The first hybrid Android E-Fun Nextbook called Ares 11 and is already available on the US market (take a trip on Walmart if you’re interested) at a price of $ 197. In fact is not new, since E-Fun Nextbook presented the Ares 11 at CES 2015, with other similar tablet with Windows 8, but on that occasion assured that the device would come on the market in May at a price of $ 249. Evidently, the company was able to compress the selling price of a few dollars and anticipate its launch, burning the possible opponents. 

Nextbook Ares 11 is aimed primarily at the low end of the market, for users with little experience or looking for a secondary device with which to spend some leisure time in navigating the Internet or watching a movie. Do not expect so technical specifications to scream, but it is “strictly necessary” for a complete multimedia experience and rewarding. 

Nextbook Ares 11 is a tablet with a keyboard dock, equipped with a quad-core Intel Atom Z3735G (Bay Trail), 1GB of RAM and 64GB of storage (not bad, especially in a tablet under $ 200!). The 11.6-inch IPS display has a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and is combined with two cameras (front and rear), each of two megapixels. The networking industry might be called classic with a module 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, mini-HDMI, micro USB and microSD slot to expand the internal memory. Aboard Android 5.0 Lollipop series.

Intel SSD 750 PCIe

It is the ultimate storage solution incorporated into the catalog of Intel. It is the first of a series aimed PC enthusiast market and professional machines work, and so far the only chip giant was offering for servers and enterprise applications.

Its performance is spectacular, moving data to 2400 Mbytes per second in reading, 1,200 Mbytes per second in write mode and 4K random read speed reaching stratospheric figure of 440,000 IOPS.

This is possible by the use of NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Host Controller) interface defined for the operation of solid state drives connected to port PCIe, in this case a x4 PCIe Gen 3.

Intel SSD 750 uses PCIe NAND Flash MLC developed by the firm in manufacturing than 20 nanometers. Intel declares a minimum rate of resistance up to 219 Tbytes written and mean time between failures (MTBF) of 1.2 million hours.

SSD750_2

Another aspect (for good) of these Intel SSD 750 is that its price is below the per GB, something not remember in this type of PCIe units, the fastest in the market. Intel recommends a price of $ 389 for the drive with 400 GB of storage and $ 1,029 for the top model offers 1.2 Tbytes. Only have announced these two variants.

Although they are more expensive than SSD SATA in the same capacity and much more expensive than hard drives, its performance is impressive and moving a promising future for the SSD, sweeping the market portable short-term solutions for desktop PCs how are you so powerful SSD 750 that extend medium term.

Of course, if you bet on your purchase you should know that these models (like other PCIe SSD) may not work in all motherboards as a boot device. Intel only guarantees compatibility with motherboards Z97 and X99 with Windows 7 64-bit or higher. The company is preparing a compatibility matrix for older hardware that will be available to the public. The possibility exists that motherboard manufacturers update the UEFI batteries to add support for other chipsets.

No more storage devices are the ugly duckling computer and the real bottleneck

Intel Compute Stick

Intel Compute Stick is a handheld that once connected to a HDMI port transforms any screen into a functional computer.

Its size is in sight and is slightly larger than a USB flash drive so you can store it in a pocket and take your computer anywhere. Intel Compute Stick includes Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, microSD card reader, HDMI and USB.

Already on the market similar models like the MeeGoPad or other few with ARM SoC as the Dell Wyse, but if you want something directly from Intel and specific support for Windows and Linux, the device will be available this semester.

Two versions are offered. The first Windows 8.1 With Bing installed with Intel Atom Bay Trail processor, 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage with selling price in the $ 149.

The second install Linux (do not know the version) with Intel Atom Bay Trail, 1 Gbyte of RAM and 8 GB of storage with selling price in the $ 89. Interesting for users or professionals who require a basic computer that can carry and connect anywhere

Toshiba Ultrabooks Kira-107 Kira-10D

The two new ultrabooks Kira Kira-10D-107 and Toshiba have many similarities. The display measures 13.3 inches respectively. The processor is an Intel Core i7-5500U the new Broadwell generation. 8 GB of RAM him stand by each. Even the 256 GB SSD hard drive is identical in both Ultrabooks. Thus, the connectivity: Three USB 3.0 inputs, Wi-Fi a / g / n + ac, Intel WiDi and other wireless display options, Bluetooth 4.0 + LE, HDMI, an SD card reader and headphone and microphone jack. Windows 8.1 is installed in each case.

The webcam has a resolution of 0.9 MP and has a stereo microphone. Stereo speakers from Harman / Kardon are responsible for the sound. Finally, the color of the two devices is the same: silver. The biggest difference is the screen resolution. The Kira-107 solves with 2,560 x 1,440 pixels. The Kira 10-D has a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. There is in contrast to Kira-107 is provided with an IPS panel. The weight of Kira-107 is slightly higher than that of Kira-10D with 1.10 kg 1.35 kg. The weight of both devices falls outside low. Finally, the Ultrabooks differ in price. For the Kira-107 1.800 € will be charged for the Kira-10D, there are 1,550 euros.

Toshiba has the following technical data stated:

Toshiba KIRA-KIRA 107 and Toshiba-10D

Processor: Intel Core processor i7-5500U the fifth generation
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5500
Memory: 256 GB SSD
Memory: 8 GB RAM DDR3L
Connectivity: 3 USB 3.0 (incl Sleep-and-Charge function.), WiFi ac + a / g / n, Intel WiDi and other Wireless Display technology, Bluetooth 4.0 + LE, HDMI including UHD-output, SD card reader, headphone and microphone
Web Camera: 0.9 MP HD with built-in stereo microphone
Click pad with Multi-Touch Control
Sound: Harman / Kardon stereo speakers and DTS Studio Sound
Color: Silver

Ultrabook Toshiba KIRA-107

Display: 13.3-inch (33.8 cm) Pure pixel display (resolution: 2,560 x 1,440) with the ten-finger touch support and Corning glass Concore
Operating System: Windows 8.1 Pro, 64-bit (pre-installed)
Dimensions: 316 x 207 x 9.5 (front) / 19.8 (rear) mm, Weight: 1.35 kg
RRP incl. VAT .: 1,799 EUR

Notebook: Toshiba KIRA-10D

Display: 13.3-inch (33.8 cm) anti-glare Full HD IPS display (resolution: 1,920 x 1,080)
Operating System: Windows 8.1, 64-bit (pre-installed)
Dimensions: 316 x 207 x 7.6 (front) / 17.9 (rear) mm, Weight: 1.10 kg
RRP incl. VAT .: 1,549