Nokia has announced the Nokia Lumia 625, an accessibly priced 4G smartphone which delivers high-speed entertainment to a wide audience, with a large 4.7-inch super-sensitive LCD screen and 4G Internet access.
The Nokia Lumia 625 provides many innovations found in the recently announced flagship Nokia Lumia 1020. These include a range of integrated camera applications like Nokia Smart Camera, offering handy features like removing unwanted objects from pictures, and Nokia Cinemagraph, which turns photos into living memories with added movement.
Powered by the latest version of Windows Phone 8 and including the Nokia Lumia Amber update, the Nokia Lumia 625 delivers a richer and easier to use smartphone experience at a competitive price. Live Tiles update direct to the home screen, and People Hub makes it easy to stay connected with friends and family. Windows Phone 8 also includes Xbox Live, Microsoft Office, and 7 GB of online SkyDrive storage to simply make life easier.
With access to more than 165,000 apps including Vimeo, Temple Run and WhatsApp, the Nokia Lumia 625 offers faster mobile fun, as well as safer surfing with Internet Explorer 10 - making it ideal for viewing videos, games, and other content. The Nokia Lumia 625 also offers SD memory card support, allowing up to 64GB of additional content storage.
Nokia Music provides unlimited streaming of ad-free mixes without registration or subscription, plus the ability to download mixes for listening offline with the Nokia Lumia 625. Nokia has also teamed with Coloud to create BOOM headphones that combine audio prowess with excellent value, and integrated microphone and buttons for voice calls and music control.
With its big screen and super-fast connectivity, the Nokia Lumia 625 offers leading maps and location experiences from HERE, providing free maps, turn-by-turn navigation and public transport guidance.
The Nokia Lumia 625 will be available in a range of colors, including orange, yellow, bright green, white, and black, with an array of changeable shells enabling easy personalization. With an estimated retail price of 220 Euros before taxes and subsidies, the Nokia Lumia 625 is planned to begin selling in China, Europe, Asia Pacific, India, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America in Q3 2013.
Samsung Electronics America announced today the U.S. launch of the ATIV Book 9 Lite. Taking a page from the celebrated and iconic design of the Book 9 family of PCs, Samsung continues to deliver on the promise of ATIV by offering consumers cutting-edge technology, seamless convergence and unparalleled style in a slim, compact form factor. The sophisticated, yet affordable Book 9 Lite gives users everything they need to stay connected, productive and entertained. It is now available for pre-sale in the U.S. and will be in stores beginning on July 28.
The ATIV Book 9 Lite offers the same premium and striking design identity as the ATIV Book 9 in a more widely accessible model. With a refined aerodynamic architecture, accentuated by a sophisticated Ash Black or Marble White color, users do not have to compromise style for performance.
Built with cutting-edge technology, including a ten-point touch-screen LCD display, Quad Core Processor and a 128GB SSD, the Book 9 Lite balances exceptional features with overall value. Weighing three and a half pounds and measuring less than an inch thick, the Book 9 Lite is an ideal choice for mobile consumers and business travelers alike.
Samsung customers can enjoy a completely integrated experience across their smartphones, tablets and PCs, thanks to SideSync technology. The SideSync solution creates a synergy between Samsung's mobile and PC lines, enabling users to seamlessly switch from working on their PC to their Galaxy smartphone by simply connecting the two devices via a USB cable. When connected, users can respond to a text on a mobile phone from their PC keyboard; view maps, photos and multimedia from their phone on their PC screen; make edits to files on their phone via their ATIV PC; and even drag and drop files from one unit to another. The result is a more unified experience, fewer interruptions to work and everyday life, and the ability to utilize the best features of both devices.
The ATIV Book 9 Lite is now available for pre-sale for a suggested retail price of USD 799.99 and will be available for purchase beginning July 28.
Lenovo has announced several new touch-enabled Windows laptops, along with Lenovo Miix, a platform-bending multi-mode device that adapts to a user’s every need. As a 10.1” tablet that converts instantly into a fully-functioning, Windows 8 laptop, the Lenovo Miix combines versatility and power in one touch-enabled device. The IdeaPad S400 Touch, S500 Touch, S210 Touch, U330 Touch and U430 Touch all hail from the company’s S Series and U Series, which are notable for their thin and lightweight designs.
The new Lenovo Miix multi-mode device, S Series and U Series laptops run Windows 8, providing users a touch-optimized experience utilizing Intel processors for superior performance. The devices also offer pre-loaded software to improve user experience with security and support applications, internet solutions, multimedia and productivity software.
The latest entry to Lenovo’s rapidly expanding range of multi-mode PC innovations, the Lenovo Miix is a 10.1-inch Windows 8 tablet with a PC processor, perfect for entertainment and productivity on the go. Sporting a “quick-flip” detachable folio case with an integrated AccuType keyboard, the Lenovo Miix instantly switches between PC mode and tablet mode to quickly adapt to user’s needs.
The Lenovo Miix display has a 10.1-inch HD (1366x768) IPS display that is accessible in both laptop and tablet mode. The device runs on an Intel Atom dual core processor and comes with 64 GB of built-in eMMC storage, expandable up to 32GB with a micro-SD slot. The Lenovo Miix tablet weighs in at only 1.2 pounds and is just 0.4 inches thin. It also includes integrated Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi and/or optional3G-GPS connectivity and boasts up to 10 hours of battery life.
IdeaPad S400 Touch/S500 Touch/S210 Touch
Lenovo S Series laptops are defined by their elegant design and full performance at an attractive price point. Designed to look even more stylish with a tactile metallic finish and a thin (from 0.8 inches) and light (from 3 pounds) frame, S series devices pack a solid punch with far greater performance than comparably priced laptops. The IdeaPad S400 and S500 can be configured with up to 3rd generation Intel Core i5 processors and optional discrete graphics. The IdeaPad S210 is equipped with up to to 3rd generation Intel Core i3 processors. All three devices also offer Dolby Advance Audio v2 certification for high-quality immersive experiences with multimedia. Lenovo Companion, Lenovo Support and Lenovo Cloud applications help S Series users easily share data and access their computer’s full functionality, while OneKey Recovery makes data backup and recovery simple. The S400 and S500 come with 14-inch and 15.6-inch HD widescreen displays, respectively. The S210 comes up with an 11.6-inch HD widescreen display.
U330 Touch/U430 Touch
The Lenovo IdeaPad U series laptops are notable for their very thin and light designs, starting from only 0.77 inches, as thin as a smartphone, qualifying them as Ultrabooks. U Series devices are ultra-responsive, offering advanced options such as motion control, voice control and a multi-touchpad. The latest touch-enabled U Series laptops also offer 10-point capacitive multi-touch. U Series are available with up to 4th generation Intel Core i7 processors plus optional NVIDIA GeForce graphics with DirectX 11 and up to 1TB HDD with 16GB SSD or 500 GB SSHD with integrated 16 GB NAND flash or 256 GB SSD storage, all packed into a metal frame that still stays light at as little as 3.7 pounds. The U330 Touch comes with a 13.3-inch HDor FHDdisplay and the U430 Touch comes with a 14-inch HD+ or FHDdisplay.
Pricing and Availability
The Lenovo Miix will be available later this summer beginning at approximately USD 500.
The IdeaPad S210 Touch will be available later this summer beginning at approximately USD 429.
The IdeaPad S400 Touch will be available later this summer beginning at approximately USD 449.
The IdeaPad S500 Touch will be available later this summer beginning at approximately USD 579.
The IdeaPad U330 Touch will be available later this summer beginning at approximately USD 799.
The IdeaPad U430 Touch will be available later this summer beginning at approximately USD 899.
Today, Acer America announced that a new model in its Acer C7 Chromebook line, the Acer C710-2856, is now available at 2,800 Walmart stores for the low price of only USD 199. The new Acer C710-2856 Chromebook has a 16 GB Solid State Drive (SSD) that provides fast boot times and quick access to apps and media for speedier all-around performance.
The affordable price and wide range of capabilities makes the new Acer C7 Chromebook the ideal additional laptop for families, students and professionals who need a fast, easy and secure way to get online to do their computing in the cloud, such as using Gmail, keeping up on social networks, shopping, and paying bills. The new model is available at an ideal time, since many consumers are looking for a portable computer for summer travel, or are already planning ahead for back-to-college.
The Acer C710-2856 boots up in just 8 seconds and resumes nearly instantly from sleep mode. Easy to use and navigate, Acer C7 Chromebooks give customers access to their favorite apps with a single click through the app launcher, and allows them to conveniently find new favorites from the thousands of Chrome apps and games featured in the Chrome Web Store.
Families and professionals alike will appreciate that the Acer C7 Chromebook has security features built in to defend against malware and viruses. Plus, the Acer C7 is automatically updated with the Chrome OS, so customers can be assured that they have the latest software version and protection against online threats. It comes with integrated 802.11b/g/n WiFi, so customers can quickly connect to hotspots and wireless networks.
The Acer C7 Chromebook line is great for travel and taking to classes thanks to its slim size, 3.05-pound design, and up to four hours of battery life. The 11.6-inch HD Widescreen CineCrystalTM LED-backlit LCD vibrantly highlights websites, movies, apps, and more. The Acer C710-2856 is powered by an Intel Celeron 847 processor (2MB L3 cache, 1.10GHz, DDR3 1333 MHz) and 2GB of DDR3 memory. It has an HD 1.3MP webcam with a microphone for video chatting, as well as capturing video and photos.
The Acer C710-2856 is available now at 2,800 Walmart stores and on Walmart.com for the price of USD 199. Acer C7 Chromebooks come with a standard one-year parts and labor warranty.
Alienware has introduced its latest and most powerful gaming laptops with the unveiling of the Alienware 14, Alienware 17, and Alienware 18. The systems feature a bold new design and extraordinary performance, uniquely engineered to deliver the ultimate gaming experience.
The new laptops include the Alienware 14 for the enthusiast gamer who requires a laptop that provides enough performance for any task, yet is mobile enough to fit into a backpack; the Alienware 17 for an immersive, graphics-intensive experience with the latest technologies for desktop-grade performance; and the Alienware 18, the ultimate gaming laptop that commands respect among top gamers for its unparalleled performance and construction.
All three laptops feature a new, iconic, angular design that takes its cues from jet engines and stealth bombers with an anodized aluminum shell and magnesium alloy body. The latest laptops are exceptionally durable, with over 60 percent of the main mechanical components made of various metals. The keyboard is protected by a reinforced plate to ensure a solid typing experience, while the travel and responsiveness is specifically designed with gamers’ needs in mind. Based on customer feedback, the new Alienware 14 now features an anti-glare LCD display with wide viewing angles for reflection-free gaming in nearly any lighting condition, including a premium Full HD panel option with IPS. For 3D gaming enthusiasts, the Alienware 17 has an optional 3D panel for an immersive visual experience, while the Alienware 18 will feature a Full HD display with PLS wide viewing-angle technology.
Along with the new design, the laptops also feature a number of components that when combined create a superb PC gaming experience. The laptops sport full voltage, quad-core 4th generation Intel Core i7 processors, and NVIDIA GeForce 700 series graphics. DDR3L memory provides exceptional bandwidth with lower voltage requirements designed for increased battery life, and the laptops now provide support for up to three storage drives on the Alienware 14, and up to four storage drives on the Alienware 17 and 18. For the first time ever, the Alienware 18 will feature NVIDIA SLI dual graphics technology as standard, and the laptop will offer an overclocked CPU option with a maximum speed of 4.3 GHz. The laptops all feature Ethernet technology by Qualcomm's Killer networks, Klipsch speakers, and Dolby Home Theater v4 audio.
The updated Alienware Command Center software provides intuitive, user-friendly access to Alienware-exclusive applications and controls in one centralized hub. Command Center includes the exclusive AlienFX lighting control system which allows users to create their own custom lighting themes and special effects. The new laptops have up to 20 colors to choose from across 10 different lighting zones, totaling to over 10 trillion lighting combinations. Alienware has worked closely with game developers to incorporate AlienFX in over 60 game titles, including cross-platform titles like Anomaly2, to PC-exclusive titles like SMITE and Neverwinter, for an immersive experience that can only be found on an Alienware. Whether healing, taking damage, or completing missions, AlienFX lights are an extension of the game play. Alienware Command Center also features AlienAdrenaline, a custom configurable game and application automation tool, the new Accelerator dynamic performance optimizer, and a new performance monitoring tool.
Alienware X51 - Big Gaming in Any Living Space
Last week, Alienware announced an update to its award-winning X51 gaming desktop, which provides big gaming without a big box or big budget and on any HDTV. The new X51 offers more performance with improved technology in nearly every category over the previous generation. The compact desktop features an efficiently-designed chassis for an immersive experience in a variety of living spaces, and dual orientation capability allows it to lie horizontally or stand vertically. The new X51 boasts Intel 4th generation Core i5 and i7 processors, enthusiast graphics up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670, a dual hard drive configuration of 256 GB SSD, and 1 TB storage for fast boot and resume times and massive storage capabilities.
Alienware Vindicator Laptop Bags - Exclusively Designed for Alienware
Gamers can protect their performance powerhouse with the exclusive line of Alienware Vindicator laptop bags, specifically designed to house the new Alienware 14, Alienware 17, and Alienware 18 laptops. The series includes a backpack, messenger bag, slim carrying case, briefcase, and neoprene sleeve, while their styling reflects a fusion of urban and military influences. The bags feature sturdy, weather-resistant materials and reinforced handles or straps for comfort and durability, and have smartly-designed, dedicated compartments that allow for organization and protection of essential accessories. With a stylish industrial design that fits into any setting, the bags are a must-have accessory while making the trek to a gaming competition or around town.
The Alienware 14, Alienware 17, and Alienware 18 laptops, Alienware X51 desktop, and Alienware Vindicator laptop bags are available on Dell.com in the United States and in select countries around the world.
Razer has announced that it is taking pre-orders for its new 14-inch Blade gaming laptop.
Powered by a 4th gen Intel Core i7 quad core processor with Hyper-Threading (2.2 GHz/3.2 GHz Turbo) and the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M GPU, the Blade is the thinnest and lightest 14-inch gaming laptop in history. Measuring in at just 0.66-inches thin, the Razer Blade packs more power-per-cubic-inch than any other laptop in the world. The Razer Blade utilizes solid-state storage technology with boot speeds of up to four-times faster than a traditional 5400-RPM notebook hard drive. The Razer Blade has a rigid all-aluminum chassis, with a stunning 14-inch LED-backlit HD+ display and features a custom-designed track pad and backlit gaming grade keyboard.
The ultra-portable laptop features 8 GB of fast 1600 MHz DDR3L memory and comes standard with 128 GB of total solid-state storage with options for a 256 GB or 512 GB SSD. The Razer Blade also comes with Dolby Home Theatre v4, featuring immersive audio-quality output that is custom-tuned to deliver a cinematic sound experience.
The Razer Blade is designed for gaming with essential gaming grade peripherals built-in. The laptop features Razer Synapse 2.0 pre-installed, a fully programmable anti-ghosting backlit keyboard, adjustable ultra-sensitive track pad, and plenty of green USB 3.0 ports that are ready to plug and play.
Lenovo has announced that customers can place orders for the IdeaPad Yoga 11S beginning today on www.lenovo.com or pre-order on www.bestbuy.com. The 360° flip and fold Yoga 11S follows its predecessor, the IdeaPad Yoga 13.
Sized well for mobility in a thin, 11.6-inch design, the Yoga 11S Ultrabook convertible comes with choices of a third generation Core i3, i5, or i7 Intel processor giving consumers the ability to create high-performance content and presentations and seamless graphics that make it a great entertainment device.
Yoga converts into four special modes to fit the changing ways people are using technology. It offers a new way to experience mobile computing, letting people define which mode works best for them in their environments, from the park and the coffee shop to in transit, at home, or at the office.
For example, users can watch movies like never before by putting Yoga in tent mode while enjoying the convertible’s rich Dolby Home Theatre audio. They can convert Yoga into stand mode for a different environment; good for things like swiping through family photos using the high definition IPS screen’s 10-finger multitouch support. Yoga even supports hand gestures so consumers can just wave their hand in front of the webcam to instantly advance photos, videos, and other content.
In tablet mode, Yoga makes exploring Windows 8 apps fun and up close with its 11-inch touchscreen. And in laptop mode, Yoga offers a great typing experience with its comfortable and responsive keyboard. Additionally, the Yoga 11S has a soft-touch exterior and comes in attractive Silver Grey and Clementine Orange colors.
Beginning today, customers can place orders on www.lenovo.com and www.bestbuy.com. Models will be available in Best Buy stores starting on June 23. Multiple configurations will be available with suggested list price starting at US$ 799.99.
Today, Dell launched the Latitude 3330, a notebook designed for schools and small businesses. It’s a product built to handle interactive learning needs for students or to tackle business productivity for small business users, while providing business-class control. It's sleek, lightweight, and sturdy design stands up to the demands of even the youngest of students, fits easily on classroom desks and in backpacks and moves easily from classroom to classroom or home and back. The new laptop offers no compromise performance with full laptop productivity and all day battery life with a 6-cell battery.
The new laptop supports Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 7, and Linux Ubuntu, giving students the ability to produce, consume and share information, as well as leverage common learning applications and software to personalize their learning experience during the school day and at home.
The Latitude 3330 has a 13.3-inch anti-glare screen that minimizes the scrolling required of smaller screens, an HD 720 webcam, and WiDi support for virtual classroom collaboration. The Latitude 3330 is available with a broad choice of storage technology ranging from standard hard drives to high-performance SSD for maximum durability and quick system response time. Equipped with VGA, HDMI, USB 3.0 and optional USB docking, the new laptop can connect easily to the majority of desk environments and room infrastructures for smooth presentation, teaching, and maximized learning time.
Also launching this month are the Dell Mobile Computing Carts, available in managed and unmanaged options, and enables secure storage, charging, and transport for easy mobility. It is designed to accommodate a variety of form factors and screen sizes, including Dell tablets, Ultrabooks, laptops, and up to 30 Latitude 3330s. The managed cart option allows for remote management and IT updates, ideal for managing a fleet of systems between multiple campus locations.
The Latitude 3330 is available in late April 2013 and starts at USD 419. The Dell Mobile Computing cart is also available in late April and starts at USD 1,899.99 for the unmanaged configuration and USD 2,799.99 for the managed configuration.
Razer has announced that the Razer Edge Gaming Tablet will soon come preinstalled with Steam software.
The Razer Edge tablet will come with Valve’s industry-leading software, enabling gamers around the world to launch their games more quickly. The Edge is optimized for demanding gameplay and, through its mobile console and home console modes, it works seamlessly with Steam Big Picture.
“Razer has one mission in mind: to innovate for PC gamers worldwide,” says Min-Liang Tan , co-founder, Razer CEO and creative director. “Providing users with access to Steam will enable Razer Edge users to play their favorite games with greater ease than ever before.”
Steam is a leading platform for the delivery and management of PC and Mac games and digital entertainment, with more than 40 million accounts around the world and more than 2,000 titles offered.
“The Razer Edge has more than enough power to play the latest and greatest Steam titles and it is completely built with PC gamers in mind,” says Greg Coomer, product designer at Valve. “The tablet is a great way to experience everything Steam has to offer, including Big Picture mode.”