Category: Laptops

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DisplayLink over USB: 6x 4K60p, Chromebooks, Android, Continuum, wireless HTC Vive and more

Posted by Charbax – February 3, 2017

DisplayLink is showing some of their latest demos, here featuring a smooth wireless HTC Vive experience using a DisplayLink dock connected with wireless 60Ghz video signal to/from the VR gaming PC, then showing daisy-chaining 3 DisplayLink docks powered by the DisplayLink DL-6950 chip, launching this Dock in the Targus Dock 160 launching for $249 at Amazon.com. DisplayLink engineered its algorithm to compress display over USB, it works with Chromebooks, Android phones, Windows 10, Ubuntu, Mac OS and more. DisplayLink got integrated with Chromebooks natively by DisplayLink's partnership with Google, and for Android you just need to run the DisplayLink Presenter app for it to work from most Android phones that have Micro-USB or USB Type-C, as long as those have USB Host function active in them. DisplayLink is well integrated with Windows 10 also at the core of Windows Continuum. They also demonstrate SiBeam for a wireless USB connector.

Toshiba Dynabook 2-in-1 Wacom Tablet Laptop With Keyboard Dock

Posted by juliusaugustus – February 3, 2017

The Toshiba Dynabook is a 2in1 Windows 10 tablet with detachable keyboard. The Dynabook features a Wacom active digitizer for inking and note taking. Specifications are unknown and price and release date are to be determined.

HP EliteBook x360, 13.3″ 4K, 14.95mm, 1.28kg, 16h30m battery

Posted by Charbax – January 26, 2017

HP releases what they claim to be world’s thinnest and most secure business 2-in-1 convertible laptop, with a 13.3" 4K display option (also the cheaper FHD and a FHD SureView privacy mode (so neighboring passengers on a flight or elsewhere can't see what you are doing), with up to 16 hours and 30 minutes of battery life, 7th Generation Intel Core processor, 2x USB 3.0, USB Type-C, HDMI, Micro SD. You can read more about it here: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/campaigns/elitebook-x360/overview.html

iview shows Allwinner 2-in-1, Smart Speaker, All-in-one VR and more

Posted by Charbax – January 25, 2017

Iview, brand of Wiltronic Corporation, shows their latest Allwinner products including 2-in-1 Convertible and Detachable Touchscreen Laptops with Allwinner Double OS, all-in-one VR 3D Goggles and Camera, Smart Speaker, Smart Home, Tablet, and Converter Box. They do FHD Tablet, A83 all-in-one VR and more.

Azpen HYBRX A1160 Allwinner A64, Smart Assistant Robot Alexa, Bluetooth Smart Hub

Posted by Charbax – January 25, 2017

Azpen is showing some of their latest Allwinner powered products, the Azpen Hybrx A1160 which I filmed previously here and here they have the Allwinner powered Smart Robot Home Assistant that can potentially be connected to the Amazon Alexa service, the AzpenHome SmartHub based on Allwinner R16 with a rotatable security camera and an 8" 1280x800 display.

Samsung Chromebook Plus powered by OP1 = RK3399-C

Posted by Charbax – January 22, 2017

http://whatisop.com details the OP1 ARM Processor optimized for Chromebooks, it's the Rockchip RK3399-C Hexacore 6-core, dual ARM Cortex-A72 and quad ARM Cortex-A53 in big.LITTLE formation with Mali-T860MP GPU.

I believe that OP1 is the big push by Google and Rockchip, together with manufacturing partners such as Samsung shipping with Samsung Chromebook Plus from February 12th for $449 at Amazon.com to finally push Chromebooks to a Billion users worldwide, now with OP1, I believe that they have optimized the processor for mass market Chromebook success, with an optimal performance, power consumption and price point. They have worked for over a year on the OP1, to optimize it for the Chromebook market. As you can read on http://whatisop.com the OP1 chip is optimized for smooth low power consumption web browsing on super nice high resolution displays, with dual USB Type-C connectivity, fast reliable Wi-Fi connectivity, up to 4K playback, it uses GPU Compute to optimize the performance of every aspect of the Chrome OS web browsing UI. Fonts, scrolling, displaying images, animations, video, all is optimized, improved and accelerated also by the Mali-T860 GPU. Unlike Intel x86 Chromebooks, the OP1 platform runs all Android apps natively without emulation, that means that all the advanced Android apps optimized for productivity, such as Microsoft Word, Excell, Powerpoint, many other productivity Android apps such as OfficeSuite and PDF Editor, Free Office, Docs to Go, also Google Drive, Polaris Office, Quip, WPS Office and PDF and thousands of other productivity apps already available on Android, and thousands of advanced games on Android, all these apps are optimized for ARM, with Native Code in them that just runs better on ARM. I would guess that running any of these thousands of advanced Android apps might consume half the power to run on ARM compared with x86.

Allwinner at CES 2017, A64, R16, A33, A83T, All-in-one VR, Smart Speakers

Posted by Charbax – January 20, 2017

Allwinner is showing off some of their latest technologies at their CES 2017 showroom. Allwinner claims to have a leading market share of the all-in-one VR market. They are entering the Amazon Alexa and Google Home compatible Smart Speakers market. Allwinner Double OS is being pushed for the affordable 2-in-1 market changing the UI from Tablet mode to Productivity mode. Allwinner partners with Qualcomm for their affordable LTE enabled Tablet range. A64 is being pushed for the Laptop market. The Allwinner R16 with Tina OS powered sweeping robot is sold on the Xiaomi ecosystem. The end of this video also mentions the roadmap where Allwinner will have over 16 new chipsets in 2017 and they are working to introduce a 16nm solution the end of the year.

Samsung Chromebook Plus, OP1 64bit Hexacore dual ARM Cortex-A72, quad ARM Cortex-A53

Posted by Charbax – January 9, 2017

Samsung releases the nicest ARM Powered Chromebook in the world ($449 at Amazon.com), the Samsung Chromebook Plus is powered by the OP1 ARM Processor optimized for Chromebooks (Rockchip RK3399) dual ARM Cortex-A72 and quad ARM Cortex-A53 Hexacore 64bit with ARM Mali-T860 GPU. This Chromebook is ultra-thin at 14mm, ultra-light at 1.08kg yet runs 10 hours on the battery even with its amazingly nice and bright 3:2 aspect ratio 12.3" 2400x1600 Quad-HD ultra-bright 400nit LCD Display durable with Gorilla Glass 3.

$1499 Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga Gen2 (2017) 2-in-1 on Gen7 Intel Kaby Lake

Posted by Charbax – January 4, 2017

Lenovo presents their second generation X1 Yoga 2-in-1 Laptop/Tablet with an impressive Wave Keyboard system that recesses and locks the keyboard when in Tablet Mode. Runs Windows 10 Pro, comes with 14" WQHD OLED (2560 x 1440) or 14" WQHD IPS (2560 x 1440) or 14" FHD IPS (1920 x 1080), Integrated Intel HD Graphics 620, Up to 16 GB 1866 MHz LPDDR3, from 128GB SSD SATA up to 1TB SSD PCIe TLC OPAL2, Up to 16 hours battery life, 720p Webcam, Dockable and rechargeable stylus pen, dTPM 2.0 Touch fingerprint reader, 2x Thunderbolt 3 USB Type-C, 3x USB 3.0, HDMI, Native RJ45 (through dongle), MicroSD, MicroSIM (if WWAN card Qualcomm Snapdragon X7 LTE-A is installed), 17.4mm thickness and 1.36kg for OLED version, 17.05mm and 1.42kg for LCD version, available from $1499 in February.

$1349 Lenovo Thinkpad Carbon X1 Gen5 (2017) on Gen7 Intel Kaby Lake

Posted by Charbax – January 4, 2017

Lenovo launches their 5th Generation Thinkpad Carbon X1 with 7th Generation Intel Kaby Lake processor, with carbon-fiber reinforced chassis, lighter at 1.14kg and thinner at 15.95mm, Windows 10 Pro, dual Thunderbolt 3 over USB Type-C ports (for charging and dongles), 14" FHD or Quad- HD display. Intel HD Graphics 620, 720p webcam, Up to 16GB 1866MHz LPDDR3, Up to 1TB SSD PCIe TLC OPAL2, Up to 15.5 hours battery life, dTPM 2.0 Touch fingerprint reader, 2x Thunderbolt 3 USB Type-C ports, 2x USB 3.0, HDMI, Native RJ45 (through dongle), MicroSD, MicroSIM (if WWAN card Qualcomm Snapdragon X7 LTE-A is installed), it starts at $1349 available in February in Silver and Black. You can read more at: http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/think-x1/?IPromoID=LEN586088