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New range of Hybrid PC’s launched at IFA 2012

New range of Hybrid PC’s launched at IFA 2012

A storm by the name of IFA has hit Berlin really hard . The three day event as always has not disappointed even for a second, introducing the world to a bunch of marvels that would just make your jaw drop wth awe. Japanese giants Toshiba was among the first to unveil the hybrid (combination of a tablet computer and a note book) model running Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 8 which has been designed keeping touch screen computers in mind. The Toshiba Satelite U920t has a 12.5″ touch screen,vlike a tablet computer and also has a slide out keyboard. The company declined to share any further information regardiung price and product specification. Further details would be unveiled once the device goes on sale somewhere in the Fourth Quarter (Q4). Other devices included the Apple iPad mini which is said to be released in October would be priced at around $299, which is slightly more than that of its rivals, the Amazon Kindle Fire and the Google Nexus 7 but we still think that the specs table from Apple would still definitely be able to give these other devices a tough competition.    Sony also lifted the curtains on its upcoming line of hybrid devices starting with the VAIO Duo 11. The device comes with a 11.5″ 1920x1080p LCD display. Bundled with a stylus, which glides on the screen with ease. The device also has a slider keyboard which sets up perfectly for long typing. The Duo 11 runs on the upcoming Windows 8 Operating System and will cost around €1200 ( USD 1500).      Samsung lit up the stage with its new “ATIV” range of Windows 8 devices, which included the ATIV Smart PC which comes with a detachable magnetic keyboard and S Pen. The device comes with 11.6“ HD LCD display, which comes in two versions Smart PC and Smart PC Pro.       So that’s IFA 2012 in a nutshell. It’s been a year of tablets pretending to be laptops, laptops pretending to be tablets, Windows 8 and touchscreens of all sizes. We’ve got our favourite gadgets of the show, but what are yours ? Hit us up on Twitter (@tabtheblog) or Facebook and let us know what’s on your wishlist....

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Samsung’s “ATIV” range of Windows 8 products: Simple. Powerful. Beautiful.

Samsung’s “ATIV” range of Windows 8 products: Simple. Powerful. Beautiful.

We had been hearing a lot of rumors about Samsung’s affiliation with Microsoft and a possible launch of Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 products in the future but to everyone’s surprise and astonishment, Samsung actually unveiled their new “ATIV” line of Windows 8 devices at the recently concluded Samsung Unpacked 2012 in Berlin,Germany. The devices included the Samsung ATIV Smart PC and Smart PC Pro, a smartphone called Samsung ATIV S and finally The ATIV Tab: 1. Samsung ATIV Smart PC and Smart PC pro Combing revolutionary design, the power of a notebook PC and the convenience of a tablet PC, the 11.6-inch Samsung ATIV Smart PC and ATIV Smart PC Pro are Samsung’s next set of smart devices. These provide computing power with Windows 8 functionality as well as full Windows 7 compatibility. Each device features a detachable magnetic keyboard-docking system that allows users to easily switch between a clam-shell notebook PC and a tablet PC form factor. These devices allow for great mobility with maximum productivity. Both devices come with an 8MP rear and a 2MP front camera which promise to capture images and videos if Full High Definition. Multimedia content is presented with Samsung’s SuperBright 11.6-inch Full HD LCD display, producing the most vivid colors and sharpness with 400nit brightness. Beautifully stylish and ultra-portable, the ATIV Smart PC and ATIV Smart PC Pro are only 9.9mm and 11.9mm thick, respectively; and there are no compromises on performance. The ATIV Smart PC Pro’s powerful Intel® Core™ i5 processor can handle particularly demanding professional use and multimedia consumption; while the ATIV Smart PC’s next generation Intel® Atom™ processor is a solid match for everyday productivity tasks. Despite their compact and portable form factor, the two devices feature USB 2.0(Smart PC), USB 3.0 (Smart PC Pro), mini HDMI, miniSD and two extra USB 2.0 ports on the keyboard. To get the experience going, the ATIV Smart PC has a battery life of up to 13.5 hours, whereas its stronger sister device, the ATIV Smart PC Pro, runs up to eight hours.  In addition to commonly-provided input methods, the ATIV Smart PC and ATIV Smart PC Pro are equipped with the renowned S Pen, delivering real writing and drawing experiences for maximum productivity, both on the desk and on-the-go. Just like using a pen or pencil, the Wacom digitizer pen is capable of meeting the demands of professional designers with its 1024-level pressure sensitivity. The pre-loaded S Note application accompanies the S Pen to make writing and drawing as simple and intuitive as possible. An advanced 10-finger multi-touch screen provides a technological leap in interactivity, surpassing the traditional two-finger touch features. Its enhanced sensitivity allows users to pinch-to-zoom, rotate images...

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