All posts tagged "Mobile Computing"

  • ‘U’ Stands For Unique And Ultraportable…

    ..Or at least, that is what Lenovo claims it is supposed to mean. The Chinese OEM has just announced some new additions to its U-series line of ultraportable notebooks targeted at users who want to make their computing experience a little more ‘fun’. And with Christmas coming right up, it might not be a bad

  • Production of revamped Apple iPad to ramp up in Q1 2011

    According to some component suppliers, the production for the new revamped Apple iPad will be increased early next year. And it seems like the iPad 2 (as most called it) may come with front and rear camera for taking pictures and videos, as well as for video conferencing.

  • No “Intel Inside” Smartphones For The Next Six Months, But Slates Are Aplenty

    It is public knowledge that Intel is extremely keen on establishing a presence in the rapidly-growing slate and smartphone markets, in spite of ARM holding on to its dominance in that area by a large margin. However, the latest slides from Intel reveal that the chip giant is not ready to take on ARM head-on

  • Dell Alienware M17x sporting Intel Sandy Bridge and AMD Mobility Radeon 6900 surfaces

    Just a couple of weeks ago, a few laptops from Acer, Gateway and Lenovo running Sandy Bridge were discovered. Today, we are seeing another Sandy Bridge laptop, the Dell Alienware M17x refresh. The updated model sports an Intel Core i7-2720QM 2.2GHz quad core processor and AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6900 graphics, and notches up a score

  • Motorola MotoPad Unveiled, Runs Android 3.0 Honeycomb

    We have seen manufacturers like Samsung, Viewsonic, Creative Technology, Toshiba and Dell with their new Android-based tablet device, and it looks like Motorola is also coming up with theirs, called the MotoPad. The 7-inch MotoPad will run Android 3.0 (codenamed Honeycomb).

  • MSI Announces New Mini-ITX boards and F-Series Notebooks

    The festive season is now upon us, and like any good OEM, MSI has got a few announcements up its sleeves for customers. Up on the list are details of a new mini-ITX board which runs on the current “Pineview” Atom processors, as well as a new line of notebooks with enough computing power suited

  • Google Chrome OS laptops arriving first half of 2011; Chrome Web store opened

    Google has announced that their Chrome OS laptops will be retailing in the first half of 2011, and carried by PC manufacturers including Acer and Samsung. The search engine giant has also unveiled their new Chrome Web store for web developers to create apps and for users to download and use the web apps on their

  • ASUS expects decline to netbook shipments in 2011

    With the growing popularity of tablet products such as the Apple iPad and Android-based ones like Samsung Galaxy Tab and Viewsonic ViewPad, one computer product manufacturer foresees a decline to netbook shipments next year.

  • Google’s Chrome OS netbook coming next week

    Aside from the Android mobile platform, Google also has the Chrome OS which is a platform designed for netbooks and laptops for users to work with web applications. Earlier in January, the Singapore media had a glimpse of the Chrome OS and that it is scheduled to be available later this year. Well, according to

  • Sharp GALAPAGOS media tablet launching in Japan

    The Sharp GALAPAGOS media tablet will be on sale in Japan, and users have the option to reserve their set when it becomes available next week. At today’s event at Yodobashi Camera in Akiba and Bic Camera in Yurakucho, the company showcased the media tablet which is based on Android operating system, designed to compete with the Apple iPad and Amazon Kindle.

  • ASUS announces world’s thinnest notebook with standard-voltage processor, the U36

    At just 19mm thick, engineers still managed to squeeze in a standard-voltage Intel mobile processor and discrete NVIDIA graphics into the new ASUS U36 ultra-portable laptop. Despite having a fast Intel Core i3 or Core i5 processor onboard, the U36 can deliver up to 10 hours on a single charge thanks to Super Hybrid Engine

  • Corsair launches Force Series F90 and F180 solid state drives

    Corsair has announced the addition of the F90 and F180 to its Sandforce-driven Force Series solid state drive line-up. The Force Series provides exceptional performance of up to 285MB/sec and 275MB/sec in sequential read and write respectively, and a 4K random write throughput of up to 50,000 IOPS.

  • Angry Birds Seasons Crashes Into Android Marketplace And iTunes App Store

    Love it or just plain hate it, it is virtually impossible to deny that the insanely popular game known as Angry Birds has been very successful at costing millions of users around the world their ability to concentrate at work or in school. And of course, Rovio does not plan to stop there: the developer

  • Stand Back, There Is A Dell Streak(er) Coming Through

    Now that the the smartphone and the slate-PC market is chock-full with offerings from all kinds of OEMs keen to get a slice of the rapidly-dwindling pie, what is an OEM like Dell to do in such a late stage of the competition? That’s right: you take the best aspects of both devices, combine them

  • Viewsonic launches ViewPad 7 and ViewPad 10 in Singapore

    This afternoon, Viewsonic unveiled their latest ViewPad tablet devices, namely the ViewPad 7 and ViewPad 10. Both tablets are scheduled to be available early next week, just in time before Christmas.

  • Dell launches Intel ULV-equipped Vostro V130 ultraportable laptop

    Designed with the needs and wants of on-the-go entrepreneurs in mind, the Vostro V130 combines head-turning style with best-of-breed durability and security. The Vostro V130 is one of the thinnest and lightest ultraportable 13-inch laptops available and includes color options Lucerne Red and Aberdeen Silver. Constructed from sturdy aluminum and reinforced with zinc hinges and

  • Christmas version of Angry Birds coming

    Rovio, the developer of the popular “Angry Birds” game, has tweeted about a Christmas version of the game for the festive season. And it will not just be on the Android platform but others as well. By the way, if you are waiting for the Angry Birds plush toys, five versions are available from Rovio’s store.

  • SITEX 2010: The Coverage

    With more than 500 brands spread over 200 thousand square feet of exhibition space, SITEX 2010 is expected to see more than 850 thousand visitors through its gates. From the latest netbooks and laptops, to the best DSLRs and videocams, and even to home entertainment systems, find them all at bargain prices! VR-Zone.com gets tangled in

  • Just In: Rovio To Chuck Angry Birds Into Game Consoles

    If spending hours on a smartphone chucking some angry birds at green-colored pigs does not sound satisfying enough, Rovio’s latest announcement will probably be good news to those who own a Nintendo Wii, Sony Playstation 3 or Xbox 360. And that is because gamers can soon expect to see a port of the popular Angry

  • SITEX 2010: The Preview

    SITEX 2010 is happening this weekend from 25th to 28th November at Singapore Expo Halls 4B, 5 and 6. Not sure whether to make a (long) trip down to the eastern end of Singapore? Or can’t wait to see which major brands will be at the exhibition? Well, take a look at our pictorial preview