Category: Laptops

ADSC 10″ Rockchip Android Laptop

Posted by – December 17, 2014

ADSC makes a 10″ reference tablet with either Rockchip or Intel Baytrail CPUS with either Windows or Android. The reference tablet/laptop convertible features a detachable keyboard.

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Rockchip RK3288

Posted by – November 17, 2014

As Rockchip is ramping up the output of their new RK3288 processor, this is the official presentation video for the Rockchip RK3288 processor. Some of the advantages highlighted are 10-second boot time, Fast app loading, Multi-window UI, Fast Web browsing, up to 2560×1600 display, H265 4K playback, 4K HDMI2.0 at 60fps, Turstzone PlayReady HDCP Widevine DRM, Dolby audio, 13 Megapixel back camera and some of the Mali-T764 GPU features such as Transaction Elimination, Adaptive Scalable Texture Compression, ARM Frame Buffer Compression, Stereoscopic 3D Game Driver and the POP-Star Searching Entertainment Engine. You can read more about it at http://www.rock-chips.com/a/en/products/RK32_Series/2014/0504/484.html and you can watch all the RK3288 videos that I posted thus far at http://armdevices.net/?s=RK3288

$149 RK3288 Chromebooks from Lenovo and Asus coming soon according to Digitimes

Posted by – November 14, 2014

Potentially released as soon as next month by Lenovo, Digitimes reports that Lenovo and Asus are preparing to release $149 Chromebooks based on the Rockchip RK3288 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A17 with Mali-T764. The rumored screen size is 11.6″ according to Digitimes.

To be seen if those include 2GB or 4GB RAM. I think 4GB RAM would be nice, even if that adds a few $ to BOM cost. Perhaps they can just let consumers choose to double RAM to 4GB if they just pay $10 or $20 more. I think it would also be nice if they also provide a larger $169 13.3″ skew. Both with 1366×768 matte displays would be good I think. At least one, or multiple SD card slots for storage, HDMI output, at least 2 USB3 would be nice.

It was here on ARMdevices.net on June 5th that I was the first post a video about the RK3288 Chromebook and back on April 13th about Chrome OS for RK3288 on the development board.

I think if the performance is smooth, if the keyboard/mousepad/display qualities are great, if the designs by Lenovo and Asus are classy “like a Macbook Air” and not purposefully cheap looking, the RK3288 Chromebooks may become more popular than RK3288 in Android Tablets, and Chrome OS on RK3288 Set-top-boxes may also be more popular than RK3288 Android Set-top-boxes. If priced right, and if mass produced at absolute maximum capacity by brands like Lenovo and Asus, I think this could potentially become one of the most popular laptops in the world, potentially overtaking Wintel laptops faster than anyone can imagine.

$240 Macbook Air clones run Windows 8 by ENZ

Posted by – October 19, 2014

Running Intel Celeron with Windows 8, the price is about $250 for 500 units. They can also use the Intel Core-i3/5/7 processors starting at $390. Weight is 1.4Kg, battery life is about 4-5 hours, they also have 10.1″ and 11.6″ Windows Tablets starting at $310. They sell about 10K laptops per month.

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Allwinner Nobel64 Board, Octa-core H8 for OTT Boxes, Octa-core A83 for HD Tablets

Posted by – October 14, 2014

Allwinner presents the 1st 64-bit Board: Nobel64 Board:
The Nobel64 Board is a dev board based on Allwinner’s first 64-bit quad-core processor, which is also the first 64-bit dev board based on application processors from Chinese design houses. Allwinner claims it has industry-leading system performance and ultra-high system integration, they present their Nobel64 Board as suitable for development projects such as tablets, OTT boxes, notebooks, digital signage and AIOs and more.

Octa-Core A83 for HD Tablets:
Based on TSMC’s 28nm HPC process, Allwinner A83T is designed to be a high performance and an extremely power-efficient Octa-core processor. For that reason, A83T packs eight highly energy-efficient ARM Cortex-A7 cores that can run simultaneously at around 2.0GHz, and Allwinner says that it implements the advanced big.LITTLE architecture to maximize the battery life. Imaginations Technology’s PowerVR GPU is also combined in A83T to deliver balanced graphic processing performance and power consumption. Another noteworthy feature of A83T is its implementation of Allwinner’s next-gen SmartColor technology, Allwinner’s latest achievements in display technology, for delivering higher image quality with higher resolutions. The first Octa-core tablet sporting Allwinner A83T is to hit in Q4 2014.

Octa-core H8 for Set-top-Boxes:
Allwinner also shows their new Octa-core H8 SoC for high-end gaming and video OTT box markets at the HongKong Electronics Fair. Based on TSMC’s 28nm HPC process, this new SoC delivers high system performance with low heat, enabling ODM/OEM manufacturers to produce Octa-core OTT boxes at competitive BOM costs.

According to Allwinner, the H8 octa-core delivers:
· High-speed high performance computing system
· Premium multimedia features
· Video output system
· High system integration

Allwinner Nobel64 Board

$130 10.1″ IPS RK3188 Laptop, $80 8.1″ MT8382 with tempered glass back Chitech

Posted by – October 12, 2014

Chitek shows their tablets, ARM Powered laptop/tablet convertibles and more also their $30 Rockchip Tablet and their Smartwatch.

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Acer Chromebook 13 on Nvidia Tegra K1

Posted by – September 23, 2014

Acer’s first ARM Powered Chromebook, to be released from around October onward, the price starts around $279/279€ for the basic HD 2GB RAM version, $20/20€ more for 4GB instead of 2GB RAM, going up to $379/379€ for the version with FHD display and 4GB RAM.

Toshiba Chromebook 2

Posted by – September 23, 2014

Toshiba releases their 13.3″ FHD Glossy 4GB RAM at $349/349€ and HD Matte 2GB RAM $249/249€ Chromebooks, based on Intel Celeron processors, they are thinner, 200gr lighter, better designed and with a battery life of 9hr for the FHD and 11.5hr for the HD one, where Google says the battery life can be enhanced even further with software update.

Toshiba booth tour with my 12-year old cousin at IFA 2014

Posted by – September 20, 2014

Henry walks around the Toshiba IFA 2014 booth and checks out their Chromebooks, their Intel Laptops, Intel Tablets, Sports camera, 4K TVs, smart mirrors, and experimental 4K TVs.

Firstview ARM Powered Ultrabook, $199 (retail) on RK3188

Posted by – July 25, 2014

Firstview has sold 6 million ARM Powered Laptops since 2009, making them posibly the leading ARM Powered Laptop maker in the world thus far. Firstview’s 11.6″ RK3188 Ultrabook, with 360 degree rotating 11.6″ 1366×768 capacitive touch-screen, 3 USB Host ports, Mini HDMI, BT4, 86keys keyboard, Audio-jack and a full sized SD card slot. 1GB RAM, 16GB built-in Flash memory. 15mm thickness and 1.5Kg in weight. It supports USB Hard drive, USB Printer, with a 7000mAh battery letting it playback video for more than 4 hours, 2 megapixel front-facing camera for video-chat, 2.4/5Ghz dual-band Wi-Fi, supports external 3G/4G USB dongle. This Android 4.4 laptop supports and comes pre-installed with e-reader software (Aldiko), word/excell/powerpoint editing (OfficeSuite), Skype and much more with full Google Play Google Apps support.

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