Category: Laptops

$65 VIA8880 10.1″ Laptop, $41 RK3026 7″ Tablet and more from Wabook

Posted by – October 20, 2013

Wabook shows their latest range of low priced tablets, now featuring Rockchip RK3026 and Allwinner A23 to lower prices and to increase the performance at lower power consumption, also showing RK3188 and A31S tablets, then also showing Wabook’s new and improved ARM Powered Laptop design now using the new VIA WM8880 dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, now with a better chiclet keyboard, a better larger mousepad, better mouse buttons, better USB Host port designs and more, priced at $65 in bulk. Wabook now says Chrome OS on that is a possibility.

Contact Wabook (serious importers/distributors only please, tell them you watched the video):
Shenzhen Wabook Technology Co Ltd
Helen Zhao, Sales Manager
Mobile phone: +86 18566261690
helen@wabook.com.cn

http://www.wabook.com.cn

Skype: wabook-helen

Filmed at Filmed at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) 2013

AmLogic M802 2Ghz Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9, TSMC 28nm, 8-core Mali-450 GPU, supports 4K

Posted by – October 19, 2013

AmLogic shows their new M802 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 (28nm TSMC) with 8-core Mali-450 GPU, showcased in the new Geniatech ATV580 4K Set-top-box, 7.85″ Tablets, 9.7″ Retina tablets, 13.3″ Laptops and more, all running Android 4.3 with mostly 2GB RAM and 4K video playback support. AmLogic claims to provide higher benchmark scores than competing quad-core Rockchip and Allwinner solutions on the market. The AmLogic M802 has dual-channel DDR3 RAM for 4K and Retina screens while the AmLogic M801 has a single-channel DDR3 RAM support for lower resolution devices without 4K support.

Allwinner A80 Octa ARM Cortex-A15/A7 big.LITTLE, A70 quad A15/A7, A90 ARMv8 64bit, A23 Dual A7

Posted by – October 14, 2013

Allwinner announced their upcoming Allwinner A80 Octa-core with four ARM Cortex-A15 cores and four ARM Cortex-A7 cores configured in a big.LITTLE configuration, the release to happen around Q1 2014. As well as the Allwinner A70 Quad-core (2x Cortex-A15 and 2x Cortex-A7), and for later, Allwinner already announces that they will release a 64bit ARMv8 ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53 big.LITTLE processor, perhaps for later in 2014 or for early 2015. For the first time, Allwinner shows the Chrome logo, Windows 8 (probably meaning Windows RT), this means the Allwinner A80 may be good to use in mass market affordable Chromebooks, cheap Windows RT laptops and desktops and more. This video also features the Allwinner A23 PCB, implemented in affordable 7.85″ tablets and more, manufactured now by Pegatron and Foxconn, Ramos, Onda, Winn and many more. Allwinner is the leading Quad-core and Single-core chip provider for tablets worldwide.

Planned Obsolescence and IEEE’s new P1874 standard presented by William Lumpkins of IEEE

Posted by – October 13, 2013

IEEE launches the P1784 Standard for Documentation Schema for Repair and Assembly of Electronic Devices for users and the industry working together to make all devices easily repairable by people themselves by just looking up how to fix everything online. Standard for documentation for showing how to take devices apart and fix it one self, without needing to send devices back for repair, but also enabling more repair centers to be opened up everywhere.

HP Chromebook 11 launched $279, Exynos5250 (dual-core ARM Cortex-A15, Mali-T604)

Posted by – October 8, 2013

Yes! The Second ARM Chromebook is now released for $279, made by HP. But wait, still same Exynos5250? Why no Octa? Isn’t that the exact same Exynos5 Dual processor Samsung used in Samsung Chromebook released a year ago? Maybe it’s tweaked. This HP Chromebook 11 sounds to have a better IPS display, better build quality perhaps, MicroUSB charging (is it a 5A or at least 2A MicroUSB charger?) The really good news is that Samsung is providing its Exynos5 for ARM Chromebooks by third parties, such as the huge HP. It would be nicest to see Exynos5420 in there though. 28nm vs 32nm, Octa big.LITTLE vs Dual, Mali-T628 vs Mali-T604, 1.9Ghz vs 1.7Ghz, etc.

Source: engadget.com

Toshiba Dynabook Kira

Posted by – October 3, 2013

The Toshiba Dynabook Kira was presented at CEATEC. It has most of the basic specs of an ultrabook but with a high resolution 2560×1600 display. Each display is individually color calibrated at the factory itself. The price is a very steep 1600 USD. The Dynabook Kira is the successor the z830 series and features an upgraded more durable design. The benchmarked battery life is 9.5 hours which is about 1.5 times the battery of the previous model.

Toshiba Satellite ND15t

Posted by – September 11, 2013

The Toshiba Satellite ND15t offers a conventional laptop form factor with a touchscreen. Specs include a 11.6″ HD (1366×768) Touch screen, Intel Pentium or Celeron processors and a variety of full sized ports. Expect pricing to be around 399 Euro which would make it one of the cheapest touchscreen laptops on the market. Includes HDMI, USB 3.0, and an 802.11n Wi-Fi.

Henry’s Toshiba IFA 2013 Booth Tour

Posted by – September 7, 2013

My 11-year-old cousin Henry from Denmark walks around the Toshiba booth at IFA 2013, testing out the new Toshiba Tegra4 tablets, checking out the latest Toshiba 4K Upscaling Blu-ray player, Windows 8 touch-screen devices and more.

Toshiba W30t 13.3″ Laptop and Tablet Hybrid with Detachable Screen

Posted by – September 6, 2013

The first product shown was a Toshiba W30t which is a hybrid laptop and tablet with a detachable screen. The W30t runs on the Windows 8 platform. Similar to other laptop hybrids the W30t keyboard docks includes an additional battery and can achieve up to 10 hours of battery life with the dock plugged in and 5 hours with it removed. The W30t has a 13.3″ touchscreen with an unspecified “HD” (probably 1366×768) resolution. Unlike other tablets and ultrabooks the W30t doesn’t have a ssd and instead has a conventional hard drive. The product comes with either Intel Core processors or AMD APU’s. The price should be 750 USD starting price for the Toshiba and even less with an AMD processor. Expect a Q4 2013 release.

Cambrios is revolutionizing the touch screen industry, interview with their CMO

Posted by – September 6, 2013

One of the revolutionary new touch screen technologies is created by Cambrios, it’s their ClearOhm® Silver Nanowires, that is now the leading candidate for replacing ITO in touch applications and making strides also in OLED lighting, Organic Photo Voltaic cells, electronic displays and others. At IFA, I interviewed Sri Peruvemba who was very excited about the prospects for the technology. Cambrios ClearOhm technology is replacing ITO not only in applications where ITO cannot play (large monitors, All-In-One computers and upcoming flexible/unbreakable tablets, phones and other devices) but also in applications like tablets and laptops and mobile phones where ITO is dominant. They already have many products in the field (see my video with Cambrios from Computex in Taiwan) and are expecting more tier one design wins to be announced in the near future. Already it’s public that companies like Samsung, Nissha are investors in Cambrios ClearOhm, that the worlds biggest touch screen maker TPK is building a new factory to build Cambrios ClearOhm based touch screens and that Hitachi is also a customer. The ClearOhm product has better transmission than ITO on film, has better conductivity (since silver conducts 100 times better than Indium), is made on flexible plastic material that is 40% thinner and 40% lighter than traditional touch screens, can enable flexible touch screens that ITO cannot since it is brittle, and it is very rugged. The Silver Nanowires from Cambrios is almost invisible in the touch screen, I could not see any pattern or moire that you would see with other technologies like metal mesh and ITO. Also the Cambrios CMO says that they are price competitive even with inferior technologies, that is amazing. During my interview I examined the touch sensors and could not see any pattern visibility. This is why they are winning new business. How fast Cambrios ClearOhm is going to take over the whole worldwide touch panel market is unsure, Cambrios says that they can produce enough silver nanowire material to be in all 1 Billion smartphones to be sold in 2014 if the markets and if the touch screen device producers demand it. I would definitely like to see hundreds of millions of cheaper, lighter, flexible/unbreakable plastics based Cambrios ClearOhm based Smartphone and Tablet designs invade the whole worldwide market as soon as next year!