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Toshiba Dynabook Qosmio D711 All-in-One Desktop in Japan

Toshiba has recently announced their newest Dynabook Qosmio lineup all-in-one desktop PC for Japanese, called as the Toshiba Dynabook Qosmio D711. The new Toshiba Dynabook Qosmio D711 is space-saving Intel Sandy Bridge powered all-in-one desktop PC. The new Toshiba Dynabook Qosmio D711 all-in-one desktop is bundled with some impressive configurations. As far as its specs, the new Toshiba Dynabook Qosmio D711 desktop is powered by a 2.30GHz Intel Core i5-2410M processor, with Windows 7 Home Premium, Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010 preinstalled. Beside these, it has a 21.5-inch LCD display, Blu-ray drive, full HD support, dual TV tuner, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, and lot more. Just have a look on the below specs list to collect more information on the new Toshiba Dynabook Qosmio D711 desktop. Toshiba Dynabook Qosmio D711 Desktop SpecsBased on Intel Sandy Bridge platformPowered by a 2.30GHz Intel Core i5-2410M processorIntel HM65 Express chipset4GB of RAM, and 1TB hard driveRun…

MacBook Pro Sandy Bridge refresh specs leak: five new SKUs

The Apple Store may still be down, but the details on the new MacBook Pro range has seemingly already emerged. 9 to 5 Mac‘s tipster has sent them the model numbers and specs of five new MacBook Pro SKUs, including two 13-inchers, two 15.4-inch versions and a single 17-inch. The biggest apparently packs Intel’s quad-core 2.2GHz Core i7 processor, along with 4GB of RAM, a 750GB hard-drive and AMD Radeon HD 6750 1GB GPU.

As for the 13.3-inch MBPs, two versions are tipped with 2.3GHz and 2.7GHz processors, 4GB of DDR3 RAM as standard, and 320GB or 500GB of storage. The 15.4-inch machines have either 2.2GHz or 2.7GHz dual-core CPUs, 4GB of DDR3 memory and either 500GB or 750GB of storage, along with AMD Radeon HD 6750 1GB graphics.
There’s also Thunderbolt connectors – using Light Peak technology for up to 10GBs data transfers – and, on the 15- and 17-inch machines, the option of a matte display. All pre-config SKUs are expected to ship within 24hrs, which means you should pro…

Updated Dell XPS 15 and 17 Laptops Bring New Levels of Performance

Last month, at CES 2011 we unveiled details on some machines we expected to bring to market. One of those machines was the XPS 17 laptop. Starting today, you can order it with the latest processor technology from Intel and a true HD display. Like its bigger brother, the XPS 15 is also getting upgraded processors and Intel chipsets. The new XPS 17 is available today in North America, Latin America and Europe. The XPS 15 is launching today in the United States, and will be rolled out in additional countries in the coming weeks. Before I get into the fun details, one thing to make clear is that all configurations of the new XPS 15 and 17 laptops all feature updated hardware from Intel that is not affected by the chipset issue. So, what’s new in these laptops? 1) Latest second-generation Intel Core processors. Both support a range of i3, i5 and i7 dual core and quad-core options. 2) New GPU options and 3) on the XPS 17, a new panel that brings 3D capability with a 1920 x 1080  s…

Samsung to unveil 8.9-inch Galaxy Tab next month?

It seems Samsung is aiming to please tablet consumers with different display sizes. Yonhapnews reports that Samsung will reveal an 8.9-inch Android-based tablet next month. Although there’s no confirmation about which Android version the tablet will run, we can assume it will be powered by Google’s Honeycomb OS (Android 3.0). The tablet is expected to reach “as early as next month” globally via mobile operators. Samsung has different Android devices with different display sizes like Galaxy S and Galaxy S WiFi 4.0 (4-inch), Verizon LTE phone and Galaxy S II (4.3-inch), Infuse 4G (4.5-inch), Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 (5-inch), Galaxy Tab (7-inch) and Galaxy Tab 10.1 (10.1-inch).

Meet HTC’s Facebook Phones: The ChaCha, and the Salsa

Are you addicted to Facebook? (Or, as they say on the streets: are you hooked on the ‘book?) Has your inner urge to look at drunk pictures of your friends grown to the point that you need a phone with a one-touch, dedicated Facebook button? You might want to get help — or you could just get one of HTC’s two just-announced “social phones”: the ChaCha and the Salsa

The ChaCha: Pictured on left. Man, I can guess someone who’s going to be pretty annoyed with this name — way to mess with their search engine results for months, HTC. This one has 2.6″, 480×320 display, a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED Flash, VGA front-facing camera, and a full QWERTY keyboard built in. The candy bar design has an ever-so-subtle bend that puts the screen at a slightly forward angle, which HTC says makes it “easy to view and comfortable to type”.

The Salsa: What goes better with the ChaCha than a bit of Salsa? This ones got a 3.4″ 480×320 display, a rear 5-megapixel camera, and a VGA front-facing …

Motorola Xoom review

As we put rubber to road on our Motorola Xoom review, it's important to note that it was only a matter of time before the Android army delivered a proper iPad competitor. Moto's partnership with Google (and use of the 3.0 version of its mobile operating system, Honeycomb), has made that assumed inevitability a very serious reality. There can be little question that the Xoom is certainly a contender for the hearts and minds of potential tablet buyers in the market. Besides boasting that fancy new software (a completely redesigned experience masterminded by the man behind webOS, Matias Duarte), the Xoom is equipped with formidable hardware. The 1GHz, NVIDIA Tegra 2-based slate boasts a sizable 1GB of DDR2 RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a 10.1-inch, 1280 x 800 capacitive display, 3G connectivity (Verizon on our review unit), along with front and rear facing cameras, HD video capability, and loads of wireless options. Not only is the Xoom clearly competitive (and f…

Our first Windows Phone update—and how to get it

Starting today, some of you might see something new on your Windows Phone: A message announcing that a software update is available. Woo hoo! Now, before you get too excited, let me explain: This isn’t the update you’ve probably been reading about or perhaps waiting for, the one with copy and paste (but that’s coming soon).  No, this update is a relatively small one. Still, it’s our first—the first of many—and so I’m sure you have lots of questions. Let me try to answer the most obvious ones. If I miss something, leave a comment and I’ll do my best to respond. What’s in this update?This first update for Windows Phone is designed to improve the software update process itself. So while it might not sound exciting, it’s still important because it’s paving the way for all future goodie-filled updates to your phone, such as copy and paste or improved Marketplace search. In the future, I encourage you to check out our new update history page on the Windows Phone website for a brie…

Adobe promises Flash Player 10.2 for Honeycomb tablets ‘in a few weeks,’ Xoom gets namechecked

We found out yesterday that Motorola’s Xoom would be shipping sans Flash support on Verizon Wireless, and while Big Red claimed that an update would be doled out this spring, the folks at Adobe are pointing to a far more specific time frame. In a new post over at the Flash Platform Blog, Adobe has confirmed that “Flash Player 10.2 [will be] pre-installed on some tablets and as an OTA download on others within a few weeks of Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) devices becoming available, the first of which is expected to be the Motorola Xoom.” We’re guessing that the company’s going public with a statement like this to fend off fears that the Xoom may be waiting an eternity for Flash, in essence removing a bit of fear from hesitant early adopters. Either way, it’s excellent news for those eying a Honeycomb tablet of any flavor, and we’re going to take the liberty of taking “a few weeks” to mean “a fortnight.” Cool, Adobe?

Adobe AIR for Android updated to 2.6 supporting tablets

Adobe has just released an update for its Adobe AIR runtime for Android bringing it to version 2.6. The update adds support for Android 3.0 Gingerbread, meaning AIR on tablets like the Motorola Xoom is a go, plus a series of performance improvements.

Highlights include up to 20% faster scrolling, H.264 video decoding at 30FPS, and GPU-accelerated animation or gaming at up to 50FPS. Greater gesture support has also been rolled in, plus Bitmap Capture for StageWebView for tighter HTML and Flash visual integration, and Asynchronous Bitmap Decoding, for improved image transitions.

The AIR 2.6 SDK is also on target for a H2 2011 release, but apps developed with the 2.5 SDK will of course run fine with the AIR 2.6 runtime.

Overall, not a bad and timely update, bringing AIR support to the incoming Honeycomb tablets. If you haven't installed AIR on your Android device yet, considering there are loads of Android apps that require AIR to run, perhaps now is the time to see what…