Apple MacBook Pro (Thunderbolt)...

Quad-core Core i7 processor chip is really a very first. AMD Radeon HD 6750M is really a effective GPU as well as works together with Apple's Automated Images Changing technologies. Beautiful unibody housing. Thunderbolt is within it's initial phases, however it appears guaranteeing. Webcam right now channels within HD as well as works together with Facetime application. Backlit computer keyboard. Several display choices. Cup Clickpad doesn't have equates to.


Type:Gaming, Media, Business, Small Business, Desktop Replacement
Processor Name:Intel Core i7-720QM
Operating System:Mac OS X 10.6
Processor Speed:2.2 GHz
Weight:5.5 lb
Screen Size:15.6 inches
Screen Size Type:widescreen
Graphics Card:AMD Radeon HD 6750M2and Graphics Card:Intel HD Graphics 3000
Storage Capacity (as Tested):750 GB
Networking Options:802.11n
Primary Optical Drive:DVD+R DL

Apple, that has usually already been final within shifting in order to brand new technologies, has become one of the primary in order to release laptop computers along with Exotic Link (known formally because second-generation Core CPUs)—and coming very first offers it's rights. The actual Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (Thunderbolt)
utes the actual quickest laptop upon the table, because of an element change which involves the very first actually quad-core processor chip on the Macintosh laptop along with a rekindled love along with AMD graphics. After which there is Thunderbolt, a brand new link technologies which has mounds associated with possible, however I will include my personal exhilaration till suitable peripherals deliver. This particular, along with a brand new Facetime HD Webcam, locations the actual MacBook Pro 15-inch (Thunderbolt) in the maximum associated with technology's.

Thunderbolt Image May be the just Style Alter

Design-wise, do not anticipate the slimmer or even lighter in weight laptop. The only real alter towards the style may be the add-on of the Thunderbolt image alongside mini-Displayport. The actual MacBook Pro 15-inch (Thunderbolt) retains it's marvelous form as well as type, because all the modifications tend to be through inside. Right now, We do not visit a have to adjust it's outside. It is nevertheless the actual thinnest, the majority of sleek laptop within it's course, created therefore through carving the middle from the slim piece associated with light weight aluminum. It is a minimum of one fourth of the inch slimmer as well as in regards to a lb lighter in weight, from 5. 5 lbs.

computer keyboard continues the actual Macbook Professional custom associated with dark secrets which fits the actual dark from the screen's bezel. Backlights, that are discovered between your secrets as well as light weight aluminum basis, tend to be completely priceless within low-lit circumstances. The actual personal Apple clickpad dwarfs others when it comes to dimension as well as responsiveness. Absolutely no additional touchpad may identify two- in order to four-finger actions because precisely as well as fluidly because Apple's, as well as the reason behind this really is two-fold: Very first, it is made from cup, that does not need replacing with time. Other people make use of polymer or even a few lower materials within their touchpad building. 2nd, the actual html coding motorists as well as software program for that touchpad are made in-house (instead associated with via a few third-party developer) to ensure that every click on, swipe, or even touch functions in order to excellence.
What's Thunderbolt?

The final period Apple brought the way in which having a brand new link technologies had been whenever this started the actual FireWire regular. Thunderbolt, a good I/O technologies through Intel (codenamed Gentle Peak), works below an identical theory for the reason that this increases move prices in order to unparalleled amounts. The actual technologies life within the mini-Displayport, therefore structurally the actual interface appears the same as the main one in the earlier MacBook Pro iterations. However when it is attached to the Thunderbolt-equipped peripheral, move prices may strike the theoretical 10Gbps. That is approximately twenty one occasions the actual pace associated with HARDWARE two. 0 as well as FireWire four hundred, 12 occasions which associated with Firewire eight hundred, as well as two times which associated with HARDWARE 3. 0.

You may also think about Thunderbolt like a common interface. If your organization had been to produce a Thunderbolt centre or even adapter, it may use a variety of link systems, such as FireWire, HARDWARE two. 0, HARDWARE 3. 0, eSATA, as well as Gigabit Ethernet. Keep in mind, many of these systems undergo PCI Convey at some time. Before you decide to obtain as well fired up, although, Thunderbolt peripherals will not deliver with regard to several weeks (the types which were upon show had been prototypes), as well as Apple is actually rumored to have unique about this technologies till 2012.

Facetime HD as well as Typical Suspects associated with Functions

Using the brand new HD Webcam sensor, video rss feeds no more appear grainy or even grotesquely extended whenever filling up the whole display. The actual channels tend to be transmit in a quality of just one, 280-by-720 (720p), that is regarding three times the actual quality from the Webcam within prior MacBook Pro versions. Movie emailing the actual Facetime application, on the Wi-Fi link, had been free from distortions. The actual MacBook Pro 15-inch (Thunderbolt) is not the only real laptop by having an HD Webcam, although. You'll find 1 within the Dell XPS 15, with a Skype-certified HD Webcam. Lenovo, Sony, as well as HEWLETT PACKARD also have folded away laptop computers along with 720p-capable HD Webcams.

Almost every other interface as well as position continues to be unmarked in the prior version. It's 2 HARDWARE plug-ins, FireWire eight hundred, the Gigabit Ethernet interface, as well as SDXC press greeting card position. The actual dual-layer DVD burner may appear universal in contrast to the actual Blu-Ray hard disks present in the actual Dell XPS 15 as well as HEWLETT PACKARD Pavilion dv7-4283cl.

Substantial Element Change

Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (Thunderbolt) Along with Intel's second-generation Core structures, this is not only mind transplant exactly where a person exchange away 1 processor chip with regard to another—it's the multi-organ remodeling. With regard to the very first time within MacBook Pro background, the actual MacBook Pro 15-inch (Thunderbolt) has the quad-core processor—a two. 2GHz, Intel Core i7-2720QM (past versions experienced dual-core processors). Both additional cores perform an important part within multithreaded duties, for example individuals present in expert video as well as photo modifying deals (think Last Reduce Professional as well as Adobe Products).

One of the most unpredicted modifications is based on the actual graphics. Apple is definitely a good Nvidia proponent about the laptop aspect, even though it offers utilized ATI (now AMD) graphics chips previously. However the organization thinks how the AMD Radeon 6750M is really a much better 3D chip, and also the overall performance amounts keep which away.


Right now, We understand that it is nevertheless earlier within the online game, because ratings associated with laptop computers may ultimately appear upon my personal table along with Intel's second-generation chips with graphics chips because effective since the types present in Apple's brand new laptop computers. Since it appears, nevertheless, the actual Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (Thunderbolt) may be the quickest as well as quickest delivery laptop up to now (you may walk in to Apple shop and purchase 1 once we speak), and it is just about all because of a good Intel chipset glitch which avoided almost every other producer through delivery their own brand new laptop computers promptly. Apple offers certain me personally this glitch won't impact the MacBook Benefits, because they're just about all utilizing brand new as well as untouched chipsets through Intel.

Lenovo LePad tablet and IdeaPad U1 Hybrid coming to India this year

Chinese computer maker Lenovo’s LePad tablet will soon by out in the United States. This announcement was made by the company’s chief executive officer Yang Yuanqing on Nov. 12.

LePad is a 10-inch device running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset. It has 512 MB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory.

The device runs on Google’s Android operating system. An alternative to the Android OS that LePad could have used would be Google Chrome OS, which is a browser-based operating system that stores data and applications online. Lenovo decided to go with Android though, because Chrome doesn’t yet have a reputation for dependability.

The Lenovo LePad tablet will probably use the next version of Android, Honeycomb, which is especially being developed for tablet usage.

Lenovo is likely to introduce Android/Windows powered U1 IdeaPad and LePad hybrid in India sometime this year.

UI IdeaPad is a Windows laptop with detachable touch screen that functions as a standalone Android tablet called LePad. It was unveiled in China a year ago but did not materialize, and recently returned at Consumer Electronics Show with new OS in the form of Android.

Lenovo LePad features a 10.1-inch touch screen, 3G, front-facing camera for video chat, 1.3GHz Snapdragon in the LePad and 1.2GHz Intel Core i5-540UM in the U1 base, with an optional i7 available, up to eight hours of battery life, Android 2.2. Lenovo has customized the LePad slate with an optimized Android media experience on LePad’s larger screen size, starting with an attractive 4-pane easy to use interface and a distinctive Lenovo developed push service that gives you your email, news, and other content in real time, eliminating the need to constantly open a browser and log in.

LePad is expected to roll out in China by March.

Dell launches Venue, Venue Pro Smartphones...

PC manufacturer, Dell has launched two new smartphones, the Venue and Venue Pro in the Indian market.

Priced at Rs29,990, Venue is an Android 2.2 smartphone powered by a 1GHz processor. It comes with a 4.1-inch AM-OLED display with curved corning gorilla glass, 8-megapixel camera, ActiveSync and QuickOffice support for business applications.

Venue Pro is Dell's first Microsoft Windows 7 based smartphone. Designed in a slider format, the Venue Pro features a QWERTY keypad and comes with XBOX Live and other Widows applications.

Like the Venue, the Venue Pro also features a 4.1-inch AMOLED touch display and a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. It comes with 5-megapixel camera with LED flash and autofocus, 512MB RAM and 8GB onboard storage but doesn't feature a memory card slot.

The Venue Pro is priced at Rs34,990 for the Indian market.

HP Announces New TouchPad Tablet with Web OS...

The first thing you are struck by when looking at the TouchPad is its similarity to Apple's tablet. The display is of the same 9.7-inch proportions and capacitive, multi-touch functionality, and it has the same 1,024 x 768 pixel resolution. The tablet is also exactly the same weight at 1.6 pounds (740 g). HP's slate starts to break away from the iPad at its slightly chunkier dimensions of 7.48 x 9.53 x 0.54 inch (190 x 242 x 13.7mm), and then there's its inter-device connectivity.

The TouchPad's innovative touch-to-share feature allows users to share data stored on a webOS smartphone by brief physical contact with the tablet – no wires in sight. It can also be wirelessly charged via a newly-developed Touchstone for TouchPad charging dock right out of the box and the webOS operating platform allows users to run applications specifically designed for Touchstone.

The Exhibition feature, for instance, launches as soon as the TouchPad is placed on the dock, and can show off the day's schedule or a slideshow of photos while the 6,300 mAh battery gets a top up. There's also wired charging via micro-USB if you don't fancy parting with extra cash for the Touchstone dock.

Mobile productivity

The TouchPad is powered by a Snapdragon 1.2GHz dual-core APQ8060 processor and HP promises true multi-tasking performance with all the different activities represented as onscreen cards instead of application icons. The operating platform will group related activities into stacks of cards - an email linked to an open web page for instance – and those sending emails, SMS text messages and photos all over the place will appreciate the grouping together of all communications sent to the same person.

The TouchPad also includes HP's Synergy contact/calendar management tool that brings together all networking and communications profiles – like Facebook, GMail, LinkedIn and so on – into one place.

A 1.3 megapixel front-facing webcam takes care of video-conferencing or web chat needs and the included 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR wireless technology should help keep you connected while mobile. The latter also features A2DP stereo Bluetooth support.


Rupert Murdoch launches first "The Daily iPad Newspaper"...

Rupert Murdoch's iPad-only magazine The Daily, once described as "The New York Post Goes to College," is now a go. Launched at a New York event this morning, it pledges to offer "the best of traditional journalism" with "the best of contemporary technology" like 360 degree photos and, naturally, lots of fancy multimedia content that is all pushed directly to the iPad every day. It's priced at $.99 per week or $39.99 annually and launches today, unsurprisingly with Egypt taking the "cover" image. The team behind the new-age zine showed off plenty of that technology, including a magazine-like reading interface, letting you flip through pages, and a "carousel," that gives you a higher-level view of the pages for easier browsing.

The Daily also includes audio versions, with professional voiceover so you won't have to worry about GPS voice, plus video overviews of all the content if you just don't have time for reading or listening. You can share stuff you like on Twitter or Facebook and others will be able to read those stories for free via the web -- but not all the content, naturally. The site will offer app reviews and features with links right to the App Store. Sports fans get full schedules and news updates for the teams they like. Again, The Daily launches today, and we're told that the first two weeks will be courtesy of Verizon. Good on ya, VZW!

Nokia's Bicycle Charger to Hit India in March...

Nokia's bicycle charger about which we had reported last year will finally hit India sometime in March this year. The Indian price is set at Rs. 1,499. The nifty little charger works on the tried and tested dynamo based mechanism that has been the de-facto standard for bicycle lights. The bicycle charger is a regular charger attached to a dynamo that draws power from the rotating sidewall of the front wheel. Here are the complete product details.

It gives 28 minutes of talk time for 10 minutes of cycling at speeds between 6 kmph and 50 kmph. The 2mm charger interface is packaged with a Nokia charger, a phone holder and a bottle dynamo. Jatin Kaushik, a sales representative at Nokia, says, "The device is targeted at markets like India, and is bound to do excellently well. The company plans to bring Bicycle accessories including the dynamo charger, by the end of Feb, latest by March this year".

We can't be so sure about the doing well, because of the price that's a good chunk of what an average bicycle costs here. Moreover, the urban Indian population which looks like the target audience for this device might find it to be overpriced. So charging a phone, which is something one does every other day, sounds unviable on a product that won't be used as frequently. We think this most probably will end up as a novelty device with not many takers.

Nokia X2-01 QWERTY Music Phone Launched in India which is priced at Rs.4K...

Nokia has launched the X2-01 music phone in India which is priced at Rs. 4,459. It has a full QWERTY keypad, which makes the X2-01 look less like a music phone and more like a business phone. The phone also has a 2.4-inch QVGA display, microSD card slot, Bluetooth and a camera that shockingly captures images only in VGA resolution. The Nokia X2-01 runs on Symbian S40 Java based operating system.

Other features in Nokia X2-01 has an integrated email client that supports Ovi Mail, Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, Windows Live, Hotmail and other popular POP/IMAP services. The Nokia X2-01 also offers direct access to Facebook from the homescreen and comes with Nokia Messaging application for email and Instant Messaging requirements.

Memory expandable up to 8 GB. Stereo FM Radio with RDS Support. Nokia X2-01 QWERTY music phone includes 3.5 mm audio port, Stereo FM Radio with RDS (has built-in antenna), voice recording, Voice Memo, JAVA MIDP 2.1 support, integrated dual stereo speakers, dedicated music keys and audio media player supporting MP3/WMA/eAAC+ files and video player supporting MP4/H.263 files. Music can be managed using the Ovi Player PC client or Windows Media Player 11.

For a music phone, it also lacks dedicated music playback keys but there is a shortcut button for the music player on the front and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The X2-01 is powered by a 1020mAh battery and would be available in five colors - Red, Deep grey, Silver, Lilac and Azure.

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