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.
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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.
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 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" 1366x768 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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Using MHL 2.0 and 3.0, these ultra thin ultra-book looking Laptop Dock shells, here AmTRAN shows the upcoming extremely nice looking 11.6" MHL Laptop Dock, with an MHL input along with drivers to run the display, a sleek keyboard, mousepad, and USB Host ports to connect more if you want. Then your MHL enabled Smartphone reconfigures the Android home UI to optimize for a Laptop usage, for productivity. MHL 3.0 Laptop Docks are also going to be released with faster input/output bandwidth from the phone, 4K, touch screen and more functionality. The idea is to bundle the MediaTek MT6582 Quad-core phone with this 11.6" Laptop Dock for sub-$300, all inclusive, no contracts needed. MediaTek among other ARM Chip makers are working with MHL to optimize Smartphones and Laptop dock designs for MHL Laptop productivity.
13.3" RK3288 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A12 with Mali-T764 Powered Chromium OS Laptop. Meet some from the team working on Chrome OS at Rockchip, finalizing Chromium OS optimizations for the RK3288 ARM platform, with commercial Rockchip Chromebooks launching worldwide in Q3 of this year. What do you think is going to be the price for this ARM Powered Chromebook? $149? $179? $199? How is the performance? Battery life? I test a bit of web browsing and the Fish Tank benchmark at the end of this video. I will try to test it more and post some more web browser tests in another video to be posted soon, let me know of anything else you would like to see tested on the RK3288 Chromebook.
You can also watch my video of the unveiling of RK3288 at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair here. Also my videos of RK3288 in a Pipo tablet, at Vido, Sunchip HDMI Stick, Tena HDMI Stick and at the Unuiga PCB design house.
Asus shows their $1200 laptop/tablet/phone combination device, with an Intel processor in the Phone (with LTE support) and another Intel processor in the Tablet, with a keyboard dock. They say battery life is fine, we'll see about that. Price I think is around $1200 or $1300, since they say it costs something like a $1000 laptop + their zenphone. Asus has been showing a lot of Intel devices for many years, but I don't think they have been selling many.
Google Play certified Laptop from Archos, with the ultra low power consumption Rockchip RK3168 Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9, 1GB RAM, 10.1" 1024x600 touch screen display, possibly an excellent keyboard and mousepad, priced at only $169 in retail, here's the Archos ArcBook: http://www.archos.com/us/products/themed/arcbook/index.html
- Archos launches a $170 Android laptop: The ArcBook (liliputing.com)
- Archos ArcBook: An Android netbook for a measly hundred-and-seventy clams (go.theregister.com)
- The Archos Arcbook is an Android based netbook for $170 (thedroidguy.com)
- Archos announces the ArcBook 10.1 inch Android netbook (technutty.co.uk)
- Archos ArcBook tries to revive the Android netbook (slashgear.com)
- Archos Announces The ArcBook, A Budget-Friendly Android Notebook Coming In June For $169.99 (androidpolice.com)
- ARCHOS announces the ArcBook -- an affordable Android-powered laptop (betanews.com)
- Archos announces extremely affordable Android laptop, priced at just $169.99 (androidauthority.com)
- Archos Offers Android Notebook, the ArcBook for $170 (tomshardware.com)
- Archos ArcBook marries Android tablet, netbook for productivity (technologytell.com)
Firstview is showing some interesting devices, one is their 11.6" Rockchip RK3188 based Touch-screen Ultrabook, selling at $160 in bulk, the other is their $155 (bulk) 9" FHD RK3188 Tablet with built-in 4G LTE. They also have $110 MediaTek 9.7", 10.1", 8" IPS and more. They can manufacture about 1500 tablets per day with 800 people in their factory. And the $160 MT6592 FHD large phone.
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Rockchip shows RK3288 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A17 in Tablets, booting Chrome OS (named Chromium OS when not Google certified), playing back H265 4K 60fp HDMI 2.0 10bit, extremely fast Mali-T764 GPU, mass production starts next month.
Filmed at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) 2014