ThinkPad X1 - A MacBook Air clone for the businessman

Lenovo introduces the ThinkPad X1 an ultra-slim notebook from the businessman, whose display is protected by Gorilla Glass. Unfortunately, it had a feature of the Thinkpad series, to be sacrificed: the X1 has not otherwise integrated into the housing cover ThinkLight.The 13-inch ThinkPad X1 is the successor to the moderately successful series of Lenovo X300. With the X1 will be all better. Lenovo has massively upgraded technically the successor and equipped the MacBook Air clone an Intel Core i-processor of the latest generation. The Core i5-2520M runs at 2.5 GHz by default and can be clocked up to 3.2 GHz in Turbo Boost function. Later, even a Core i7 processor and follow the power-hungry businessmen who have power galore. Just a pity that the display resolution measures only 1366 x 768 pixels. That's one small step back from the X300 series. This could pose even 1440 pixels. But the display of the X1 by Gorilla glass is protected from scratches.
In the standard configuration receives the 1.7-pound ThinkPad X1 has a UMTS model, the necessary SIM card slot is located on the notebook back behind a flap.Otherwise, there are still a USB 3.0, a combined eSATA-/USB-Anschluss and a Gigabit Ethernet port on the back of the notebook. Of course, the X1 has a complete equipment for wireless communication. Therefore in the Notebook is an Intel 6300 wireless card is integrated, which transmits to the IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n.
 The memory should the buyer choose.As low entry gives a 320-gigabyte hard drive and 4 GB of RAM, but if your wallet allows, then a version with 8 GB of memory and rich SSS can be ordered. The model with a conventional hard disk have been around for almost 1,600 euros, while the SSD model already scratched on the 2,000 euro limit. This is the X1 more expensive than some € MacBook Air or Samsung Series 9 Notebook 900X3A .
One must of course first-class ThinkPad also be at the keyboard, after all, is associated with the name of Thinkpad keyboards robust, even in the middle is still a small integrated TrackPoint. All this of course has the X1. Only in the hinge of the display, the old Thinkpad users get used to, because they are no longer the X1 black and silver.
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Android 3.2: The new features

Google has released a new version of the tablet version of the Android operating system officially. Android 3.2 brings only three improvements over the currently installed Tablet Android 1.3 , but have it in themselves.

As would be the same as the first call to the new compatibility zoom, can be displayed with the fact that for smaller smartphone screens programmed apps on the larger tablet screen in full screen size. Since for most Android aps is, the feature is a blast, if not then the applications to be pixelated. Supposedly, the pixels are rescaled in order to combat this effect.
The second feature that would cause a stir is the new Media Sync can be with the files on SD memory cards loaded directly from the apps. Memory cards from Android 3.2 as an additional memory that is used. Be particularly enthusiastic about it are likely photographers, the images of their fully photographed SD cards will soon be no longer on the small camera screen for previewing, but equal to the 10-inch LCD of an Android Tablet view and edit with the right apps even can. Finally, Google also is compatible with tablets significantly extended overall. Android 3.2 now supports tablets and 7 inches and runs on many more tablets than before.
A real surprise is the Android 3.2 release does not work after the Chinese company, Huawei is already a month ago, a new 7 "called Android tablet announced MediaPadhad was to run on the Android 3.2 operating system. The now presented so far is only the Android 3.2 SDK Developer, that is, the tablet manufacturers have to adapt to their Android 3.2 Tablets and only then can also provide their customers with a hotfix. That could happen, however, faster than the previous upgrade policy can suggest a few smartphone manufacturers. At least Motorola has already begun in the U.S., the  Motorola Xoom to Android 3.2  upgrade. 
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WebOS 3.0.4: Last update for the touch pad?

HP brings WebOS 3.0.4 again an update out to be sold at a knockdown price tablet touch pad. There are many new features that should be so slow touchpad but friends say goodbye to witeren updates.
That was one of the fundamental misunderstandings, as HP's flagship tablet in late August .solid for only 99 euro Many thought that the touch pad to stay exactly like this and it never will again update would - after all, HP takes the medium completely from the operating system, WebOS back (which indeed was just a year after buying it along with Palm).
Quite as fast as you can not, nor is there the WebOS department, and yet the employees are motivated enough to extricate updates. Good news for all those who have not flashed their touchpad and Linux, or Android, or whatever have been playing forever.
HP has now released WebOS 3.0.4 , which brings the tablet on a date. There is a new camera app, which improves both the front and rear camera. Concerning also under the heading camera, but all the elements that is greater tolerance in Tappen.Users with sausage fingers, the core target group of tablet manufacturers, so they can next long and a little more generous when they select an icon. Flash and Flash-based plug-ins have been improved to the extent that such applications can now also access the accelerometer.
The App Catalog can now be easier to filter (for example, by touch-pad and phone apps) and should run faster overall. Songs can now directly from the Album view, enter them into a playlist. Nice: There are now also free OGG Vorbis and FLAC support. When Messenger can now specify which account you want to be visible as shown, and what you as invisible.
Via Blutooth can now also transfer calls to the tablet, do not come from other WebOS devices. To send / receive SMS, the device must, however, the Bluetooth Message Access Profile unters├╝tzten. The Blutooth sync with keyboards should be simple.
It is quite possible that this is now really the last official update for the touch pad was. Slowly go out in the Department of the lights. According  webosroundup.com it could already be concluded definitively end of this month, the site appeals to one of the remaining internal staff.
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Computex 2012: MSI shows ultra-Book Tablet S20 Slider

Yesterday we had new asuse rang from Computexpresented today, MSI has refills. In addition to a whole new set of graphics cards, motherboards and Ultra books falls on a hybrid device between tablet and ultra-Book, which would thus also from Asus can be built: The MSI S20 slider.
Or has already been built. The Eee pad slider from Asus is as a tablet, the display is easy to push away the top. Below is a keyboard, so that you get with hochgeschobenem display a 10-inch netbook with a keyboard to work. The new S20 from MSI looks at first glance, the old Eee Pad Slider Although quite similar, but it outweigh the differences.
It begins when the operating system. While the Asus Eee Pad Slider still operating with an economical Android, MSI for the upcoming Windows 8set. With the 11.6-inch display is slightly larger than the Asus slider, is also fitted with Intel's new CULV technology a much more powerful processor, which in view of the power-hungry operating system but might also be necessary.
Even at the periphery of MSI is to consistently high-quality components. The S20 is equipped with Slider Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0 and HDMI output. At 1.3 kg, the MSI S20 as a tablet is unfortunately quite difficult to get, even with ultra-Books have been around lighter competitors. Thanks to the power-saving technology to the CULV Battery life 6-7 hours are impressive, with energy-saving measures should be achievable even 8 hours. Instead of a hard disk 64 GB SSD to be installed, which are flanked by 4 GB of RAM.
MSI wants to bring the S20 slider in the fourth quarter, probably depending on the Windows 8 operating system in the stores. The price should be at 800-900 USD.

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Microsoft Tablet Surface: Attack on Apple iPad

For several weeks it is already the Release Candidate of Windows 8 as a download that will open the Windows operating system for the new computer generation of ARM-powered tablet. Until now, however, still unclear what the manufacturer to launch Windows 8 tablets will offer.Microsoft has revealed the first in yesterday's press conference: Microsoft.

Microsoft Surface is the Windows 8 hot-tablet, with the company from Redmond is also a piece of hardware manufacturers. So far, however, Microsoft has largely kept out of the hardware business in the computer field, apart from peripherals such as mice and keyboards. Basically, Microsoft has achieved with its own hardware conflicting results. While the Xbos and Kinetc are great successes, the production had to be set the iPod challenger, Zune after a few years back, the player would have been without ever having to buy outside the USA.
Surface starts with Microsoft a frontal attack on the iPad from Apple, but it is - apart from the other operating system with Metro-surface - certainly their own accents.Highlights of the Sun are not copied iPad like the retinal display, it provides Microsoft with the touch or type covers a very interesting version of a keyboard dock. The only three and five millimeters thick protective shells adhere magnetically to the display surface of the tablets. So far, so familiar from the iPad. Microsoft has these plastic grips but additionally equipped with a QWERTY keyboard, with which the tablet can be transformed into a netbook notbehelfsweise. Here, the keyboard docks magnetically to the tablet. Position and motion sensors in the cover ensure that only genuine key inputs are processed. Specifies the user simply hand on the pad or folded it back on the display will no longer run, the pressure pulses. Buyers can choose between Microsoft's tablet touch the thinner cover, on which the keys are just painted on and select the type cover with a little key travel. Real buttons provide protective cover but not both.
Microsoft Surface must not be equipped with an external stand that comes with the tablet already folded out. Microsoft calls the housing VaporMG Case & Stand This is actually a tough magnesium body, which is manufactured in one piece. Particularly ingenious: The integrated webcam for video calls is already appropriately aligned diagonally to the tablet erected.
In terms of technical specifications, the surface will be offered in two versions, a cheaper version of Windows with RT and an ARM processor and a Windows 8 Pro Business version with an Intel processor. Both tablets feature a 10.6-inch display, the Pro version but this is a Full HD resolution, while the smaller one only HD resolution is possible. Even with the other technical indicators, the Pro version offers slightly more power everywhere, USB 3.0 instead of USB 2.0, 42-Wh battery instead of 31.5 Wh battery, up to 128 GB of RAM instead of up to 64 GB. Therefore, per tablet with a 13.5 mm, however, is also a lot thicker than 9.3 mm only flat RT-Windows machine with 903 g and 676 g compared to even more difficult.
Microsoft wants the two surface-Tablets are already bringing to the market launch of Windows 8 in the fall of the stores, probably to protect it at all then are devices that are available in time for Christmas. How much the equipment would be and the exact launch, Microsoft has not yet revealed at the presentation.

 




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