Over the past two years, Samsung has gradually reduced its presence in the PC market. This year, they have only handful of PC models on sales in many markets and the only notable PC in their lineup is Samsung Ativ 9 Plus. Today, Samsung has confirmed that they have stopped selling notebook PCs in the German market. This includes both Windows laptops and the new Chromebooks. On a enquiry about this change, Samsung responded that they quickly adapt to current market needs and requirements. And they have decided to stop selling laptops and Chromebooks based on current market conditions. Instead, Samsung is going to focus on developing mobile devices and mobile solutions. They are trying to create a unique experience that they want to provide customers with their products and mobile solutions. Source: WPArea ...

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Along with the new desktop workstations, HP is also introducing the 15-inch HP ZBook 15 G2 and17.3-inch HP ZBook 17 G2 mobile workstations. You can choose up to Intel quad-core processors as well as NVIDIA Quadro and AMD FirePro professional graphics, 3200×1800 Quad-HD display,  HP DreamColor display and more. HP ZBook Mobile Workstations The new ZBook Mobile Workstations offer an innovative, easy-access door for tool-less removable hard drives. New drive options like the Z Turbo Drive and the fast connectivity of Thunderbolt 2 help increase the speed of creativity. The full-performance HP ZBook 15 G2 Mobile Workstation sports a thin design and offers a very-high-resolution 15-inch diagonal, 3,200 x 1,800 Quad-HD display. The HP ZBook 17 G2 Mobile Workstation offers a vivid 17.3-inch diagonal optional HP DreamColor display for a consistent color experience throughout a workflow. The HP ZBook 15 G2 and ZBook 17 G2 mobile workstations are expected to be ...

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At WPC earlier this year, Microsoft revealed that there will be number of really affordable Windows laptops coming to the market to compete with Google Chromebooks. They even revealed that one such device from HP will sell for just $199. Today, HP officially announced the product and it turns out to be coming to market with a higher price tag. HP will start selling HP Stream Windows laptop for $299 starting September 24th. This device comes with 14-inch 1,366 x 768 display, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of local storage and AMD A4 Micro processor which enable fanless design. It also includes a USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports, HDMI port and microSD slot for expanding the storage. To make the deal better, Microsoft is giving away 100GB of OneDrive storage of two years. ...

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Dell recently added a new device to its rugged devices portfolio, it is Latitude 14 Rugged. This notebook can take some serious punishment, thanks to its rigid magnesium alloy backbone and shock-absorbent ultra-polymer materials. It is water, dust and sand proof, all entry points are sealed by compression gaskets and a dual-knife-edge design that’s certified for IP-65 protection from sand, dust and liquid. Also, it’s built to last in extreme temperatures with fourth-generation QuadCool™ thermal management. Dell is the only Tier 1 vendor in the world with a fully rugged portfolio, and Latitude rugged devices are backed by Dell’s security, manageability and enterprise-level support. The latest addition to Dell’s rugged portfolio, the Latitude 14 Rugged, is built for durability to survive wherever the job takes it. Data is protected from the elements, while enabling performance at high temperatures with fourth generation QuadCool™ thermal management. With an expansive 14” outdoor-readable display, ...

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HP today announced a neat looking HP Pavilion x2 Windows device, which comes with a detachable keyboard and a built-in cover that adjusts your tablet’s viewing angle, the HP Pavilion x2 transitions seamlessly  between a tablet and a notebook. It is a full-featured 10-inch diagonal Windows tablet that shifts to a full-featured laptop with a detachable dual-purpose keyboard/cover that both protects the screen and serves as a multiposition stand. The HP Pavilion x2 is a portable, versatile, highly affordable 2-in-1 PC powered by the latest-generation Intel Atom™ processor, and features front-firing speakers with DTS sound and a battery that lasts up to 11.75 hours for serious staying power to shift from work to play without missing a beat. Highlights: Quad core Intel® processor – Keep up with your most demanding tasks while preserving battery life with the speed and responsiveness of the powerful Intel® processor. 10.1-inch diagonal, HD3 IPS touchscreen – ...

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At IFA, Lenovo announced two new high-performance gaming PCs: the Y70 Touch, Lenovo’s first 17-inch touch laptop with the latest processor and graphics technology for HD gaming, and the ERAZER X315, Lenovo’s latest affordable desktop gaming PCs. Y70 does not compete with the latest Razer and MSI gaming laptops, but it offers high-end specs on affordable pricing. Y70 Touch: Extreme Performance for HD Gaming The Lenovo Y70 Touch comes with an up to 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor and powerful NVIDIA GTX graphics, making it ideal for heavy entertainment use and HD gaming. At 17 inches, the Y70 Touch is Lenovo’s largest touchscreen laptop, opening up a whole new level of interaction for video editing, social sharing and gaming. The Y70 delivers a fantastic audio and visual experience, with a FHD display that brings movies and games to life with enhanced color, clarity and resolution. Its JBL®-designed stereo speakers ...

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As we reported few days back, Microsoft retail stores and MicrosoftStore.com are delivering the choice value and service for customers this back-to-school season by offering  Acer Aspire E-15 for a crazy low price. Acer Aspire E-15 is now on sale for just $199, down from its regular price of $249. Key Specs: 15.6 in HD widescreen CineCrystal LED-backlit (1366 x 768) Intel Celeron N2830 CPU 4GB memory/500GB HDD Up to 4.5 hours battery life Acer Crystal Eye webcam Windows 8.1 with Bing, 64-bit This deal will be offered only on Friday, Aug. 29 while supplies last. Order it from the link below, Acer Aspire E 15 ES1-511-C590 Signature Edition Laptop – $224 ...

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At WPC earlier this year, Microsoft revealed that there will be number of really affordable Windows laptops coming to the market to compete with Google Chromebooks. They even revealed that one such device from HP will sell for just $199. Today, the specs of HP Stream Windows laptop got leaked. The device will be powered by AMD Quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, up to 64 GB storage, 14-inch HD display and more. Find the details specs below. Do you think these kind of devices can compete with Chromebooks? Source: MobileGeeks ...

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The developers behind popular Kickstarter project Haptix is now back with a product called Touch+. Touch+ is a successor to Haptix and costs just $75. Touch+ is a small and sleek bar that turns any surface into a multitouch controller for your PC or laptop. Touch+ contains two cameras that track the 3D positions of your fingers and allow you to use multitouch by detecting the height of your fingers. It also enables gesture shortcuts by detecting the hand gestures you make.  You can use this 3D tracking device to tap, swipe, or zoom on any surface while seeing your fingers on the screen. You can order the sensor here from Ractiv. via: Engadget ...

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Yesterday, we reported a potential bug Google Chrome that will cause poor battery life on Windows laptop during web browsing. There is a potential bug in Google Chrome that drains your battery life and even may cause performance degrade. The bug is related to “system clock tick rate” in Google Chrome. System clock rate determines the active state of the processor, usually it would be 15.625ms when Windows is in idle mode. What Google Chrome does is that it sets the clock rate to 1.000ms making the processor waking up more than the usual. System clock rates of 1.000ms might increase power consumption by “as much as 25 per cent”. So, how does Internet Explorer handle the same issue? When you are doing regular web browsing, IE11 sets it to 15.625ms, but when you play YouTube video, it reduces it to 1.000ms for better performance. After 2 years, Google has ...

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Microsoft today released three new videos to promote the new Surface Pro 3. Of course, the theme of the main video was “The tablet that can replace your laptop”. Barely tipping the scales at 1.76 pounds, the new 12-inch Surface Pro 3 has all the power and performance of a premium laptop in a thin and lightweight design. Another video was on the new Surface Pen. Watch it below, Behold the most natural writing and drawing experience on a tablet thanks to the new Surface Pen. Use the Pen to mark up presentations, sign documents, or enjoy art apps. You can also open a blank OneNote document with a click of the Surface Pen to instantly capture your next idea–even if your device is in sleep mode. Another video was on the accolades Surface Pro 3 received from the press like being recognized as “the best everything device ever made.” ...

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Razer Blade is now getting lots of serious contenders in the market. At COMPUTEX, they have revealed the new Aorus X3 line which claims to be the world’s “most powerful and lightest” gaming laptop. The device will weigh 1.87kg, and you can choose between 13.3-inch QHD (2,560 x 1,440) LCD or QHD+ (3,200 x 1,800) version. Since it is gaming machine, you have got top of the line hardware specs. Intel Core i7-4710HQ (2.5-3.5GHz), 8GB of DDR3L-1600 RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M with 6GB of GDDR5 memory, 256GB or 512GB SSDs configured in RAID 0 will allow you to enjoy gaming with ease.. On networking side, it has got 802.11ac WiFi, Tthe X3 and the X3 Plus will go from $2,099 when they launch in Q3 this year, with one-year global warranty plus one-year local warranty included. Source: Engadget ...

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Asus today announced a new Ultrabook named Zenbook NX500 that will take on devices like Apple MacBook Pro Retina, Dell XPS 15, etc. The device is made of sleek aluminum unibody construction and slim form factor. It is powered by an Intel Core up to i7 quad-core processor and up to NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 850M graphics, supported by 2GB of GDDR5 video memory. On storage side, it comes with SATA 3 RAID 0 or PCIe x4 SSD storage which will enable fast read and write speeds, fast boot up and more. On wireless side, it comes with Broadcom® 3-stream 802.11ac Wi-Fi for great speeds. The main highlight of the device is the 4K/UHD display. As the first ASUS notebook with a 4K/UHD display with VisualMaster technology, Zenbook NX500 delivers stunningly crisp graphics and text, and comes ready to support future 4K video content. Its 15.6-inch 3840 x 2160 resolution IPS ...

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Along with the announcement about the hybrid laptop Satellite Radius, Toshiba also announced a pair of next generation 2-in-1 detachable PCs – the Satellite Click 2 and Satellite Click 2 Pro featuring 13.3-inch detachable displays. Satellite Click 2: Satellite Click 2 is a fanless device priced affordably for everyone at $586.99, the Satellite Click 2 includes a quad-core Intel Pentium processor2 and a 500GB hard drive, plus ultra-fast 802.11ac Wi-Fi. Featuring a 13.3-inch diagonal HD (1366×768) removable display, the Satellite Click 2 includes a durable hinge with a ‘quick-release’ latching mechanism for attaching and detaching the screen to the keyboard base. It comes with an audio experience with a sound system tuned by Skullcandy and DTS. It also comes with USB Sleep & Charge technology and Impact Sensor technology safeguards content stored on the internal hard drive. Satellite Click 2 Pro: Satellite Click 2 Pro comes with Full HD 13.3-inch ...

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As Google and Intel has some plans to announce regarding Chromebooks later today, Microsoft is looking to crash the party with a great deal for a Windows laptop. Microsoft Store is now offering a neat deal in which you can get an ASUS X200-MA touch laptop for only $199. You can take advantage of this offer at both online and in physical retail stores in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Canada. This Asus device offers much value than any Chromebook available in the market. For example, the recently announced Lenovo Chromebook N20P offers similar spec and with the exception of storage which is limited to 16GB for a price tag of $329. I guess this Asus machine offers lot more value to users than a Chromebook. Key Specs: 11.6 in HD LED-backlit (1366 x 768), 10-finger multi-touch support Intel Celeron N2815 1.86 GHz with Burst Performance Technology up to 2.13 ...

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Toshiba yesterday announced laptops for Back-to-School season. The highlight of the list is the new Satellite P55t which is designed for the creative professionals. It has 4K Ultra HD display and you can use this laptop to create 4K Ultra HD content too. It has four times as many pixels as a Full HD IPS screen at whopping native 3840 x 2160 screen resolution with 282 PPI (pixels per inch). It comes with a powerful 4th generation Intel Core i7 quad core processor, up to 16GB (1600MHz DDR3L) memory and AMD Radeon R9 M265X discrete graphics with 2GB GDRR5 video memory. The Satellite P55t also comes with 1TB of storage – perfect for storing loads of HD content. It also has a 3D impact sensor, four USB 3.0 ports , a UHS-II SD card slot, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, an HDMI port capable of 4K output and an optional rewritable Blue-ray disc ...

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