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Asus U46SV 14″ Notebook, Now Available for Pre-Order

Written on September 21, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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A new ASUS laptop has just been added to the ExcaliberPC archive. The U46SV-DH5 model is already available for pre-order, with a shipping date set for October 1.

Asus’ thin-and-light laptop, U46SV-DH51, is now up for pre-order at EXcaliberPC.com, the manufacturer announced recently. This anticipated device comes with a 1366×768 display, and has a diminutive black bezel that lets a 14-inch display to reside in a 13-inch body frame.

The said notebook was first announced in mid-July along with its brother, the 15.6-inch U56. The U46SV-DH51 features a “Brushed Champagne” housing that measures 10.8-inches thick and 4.85 pounds. It is powered by Intel’s 2.3GHz Core i5-2410M processor that can run from 2.30GHz up to 2.90GHz, paired with a whopping 4GB RAM (expandable up to 8GB of DDR3), a 640GB hard drive, NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M graphics, and a DVD burner.

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ASUS Eee Pad Slider, Set to Arrive on Late September to US

Written on September 15, 2011 by Lulu

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ASUS already announced the arrival of its Eee Pad Slidder in the US.

ASUS announced the details regarding the arrival of Eee Pad Slider to US during the Pepcom event last Wednesday night. The firm’s unique, tilt-sliding tablet will be arriving in the US shore by the end of September; and will cost about $475 for a 16GB Wi-Fi version and $575 for 32GB. The models for US will ship in with Androiod 3.2 already installed.

The said device is fundamentally similar to the relatively popular Transformer with the following features.

– 10-inch IPS-based touchscreen
– NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor
– Five megapixel rear camera
– 1.2 megapixel front camera

ASUS design is intended for those users who wanted the Transformer’s keyboard dock in an integrated design. However, the Eee Pad Slider is heavier and thicker than the earlier device. It comes around 2.12 pounds and 0.68 inches thick. The sad part is, its battery life will be shorter than the Transformer union’s 16 hours.

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Sony Tablet S Now Available for Pre-Order, Shipping Begins Sept.16

Written on September 06, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Sony's latest tablet entry is now up for pre-order at its own site. Price starts at $500 for the 16GB model.

The Sony Tablet S, which was first revealed last week, is now up for pre-order on the company’s official online store and selected retailers. The device will ship on September 16 in the US, while Canadian markets could receive the units a week later on Sept. 23. Reports have confirmed that the 16GB version will be retailed for $500, and the larger 32GB model could be yours for $600.

The Tablet S is said to be a PlayStation certified device that runs on an Android 3.1 Honeycomb, and is powered by a NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor. It has a 9.4-inch touchscreen, with IR port and DLNA-compatibility — allowing you to use the tablet as a remote control for most of your home entertainment electronics. Aside from that, the Tablet S features the Sony e-reader gaming store, which could help users in downloading different original PlayStation titles.

Meanwhile, Sony is also working on the folding, dual-screen Tablet P. However, there are still no reports with regards to its pricing and official launching date.

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ASUS Rolls Out Eee Pad Slider’s Official Page

Written on August 15, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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ASUS reveals full Eee Pad Slider specs through its newly launched page.

Without any noticeable actions, ASUS finally kicked off an official page wherein people could take a look at the confirmed specifications for the Eee Pad Slider device. The tablet will still be sporting Tegra 2 processors, with 1GB RAM and a 16GB or 32GB storage like the Transformer. However, since the device features a built-in keyboard, the Eee Pad Slider will be much heavier — measuring 2.12 pounds and 0.68 inches deep.

Moreover, the manufacturer announced that they will be upgrading the tablet from Android 3.1 into Android 3.2.

The ASUS Eee Pad Slider also comes with plenty of ports, such as a USB, a mini HDMI, a headphone jack and a microSD slot. The 10.1-inch tablet takes pride in having a 1280×800 display resolution with great camera features similar to Transformer. It brings a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera and 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash.

This unique tablet from ASUS is slated to hit the market sometime in September 2011. Its 16GB version is expected to be retailed for $400, while the 32GB model gets a $550 price tag.

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ACER Predicted Itself to be Back on top of World PC Market

Written on July 23, 2011 by Lulu

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ACER declared their return on profit on the third quarter of the year, as they face Macbook Air rival.

JT Wang, ACER chairman, argued his belief at last Thursday’s presentation that the company would return to profit in 2011. This comes after posting their two consecutive losses in the first half of the year, because of the Apple’s iPad domination over netbooks and low-end notebooks.

JT Wang also said that he expects a profit in the summer and an improvement in the fall — the combination of which would put ACER back in the top of the market. The said Taiwan PC builder cut its ‘abnormalities’ in Europe from unsold notebooks, and would have a much efficient 10 to 20 days of channel inventory in the summer.

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NVIDIA Receives Best Choice Award at Computex 2011

Written on May 30, 2011 by Aiken Lewis

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“But this is only the start…” –Phil Carmack, SVP for NVIDIA’s mobile business

The NVIDIA Tegra 2 mobile super chip is awarded with the prominent “Best Choice” award for Smart Handheld Devices Innovation during Computex 2011.

Tegra 2 excelled among 400 tech products and was judged based on “overall technical merit, innovation and marketability.”

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Alienware M14x Gaming Laptop Hits Malaysia

Written on April 19, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Alienware M14x has landed in Malaysia. US will have to wait a little more, hopefully just hours more.

Unless you have some relatives in Malaysia, or are planning to visit there for some random reason, it looks like US will have to wait some more. Alienware’s powerhouse of a gaming laptop – the M14x – arrives at Dell Malaysia’s website. The laptop is priced at RM 4,799 or around $1,600.

The 14-inch display Alienware M14x laptop has versions which are powered by up to a Core i7 2820QM processor, NVIDIA GeForece GT 555M graphics card with 3GB DDR3, 8GB RAM and your pick of 1,366×768 or 1,600×900 resolution.

Pocket-lint is reporting that the Alienware M14x, along with the M18x will have their official release announced today. So better check out Alienware’s website to find more clues when we’ll finally get this bad boy.


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ASUS Eee Pad Ditching Tegra 2 for Atom Z670

Written on April 18, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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From Tegra to Atom. The ASUS Eee Pad Slider abandons NVIDIA for Intel according to an Intel.com post.

The last time Gadg checked, the ASUS Eee Pad was going to sport NVIDIA’s 1GHz Tegra dual core processor. But it seems the tides have changed, as a recent post over at Intel.com (it’s been removed now, thank you very much) reveals that the tablet is now equipped with Intel’s new Atom Oak Trail chip, the Atom Z670, instead.

Could it be just a huge mistake or has ASUS abandoned NVIDIA for its Eee Pad?

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EVE Online for Tegra-2 Tablets and Phones in the Works

Written on March 29, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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CCP Games' MMORPG EVE Online is knocking on Tegra 2-equipped tablets and smartphones doors.

How true is it that MMORPG EVE Online is set to make an apperance in tablets and phones? Well based on what CCP Games showed off in its EVE Fanfest last weekend, it’s pretty much true. The developer and publisher displayed an “exploratory project” which runs an abridged version of the game on NVIDIA’s Tegra 2-equppied tablets and smartphones.

Although the project is not a complete version of the title, the demo certainly convinced the audience as it shows a spacecraft rendered from EVE Online with a familiar user interface. CCP Games shared that the mobile version of the MMORPG is going to take place in the same universe as its PC counterpart.

Are we going to have our very first MMORPG on our mobile devices? Where are you Blizzard?

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‘Double the Win’ with EVGA GeForce GTX 460 2Win, Faster than NVIDIA GTX 580

Written on March 13, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Why settle for a single win when you can 'double the win' with a faster and cheaper EVGA GeForce GTX 460?

EVGA just unleashed a beast called the EVGA GeForce GTX 460 2Win, a card that contains the power of two EVGA GeForce GTX 460 GPU’s which promises to deliver a faster, more stellar DirectX 11 performance than that of the legendary NVIDIA GTX 580. The card is touted to give a whole new degree of interactive gaming, entertainment and productivity as it is equipped with 700MHz clocking and 672 cumulative CUDA cores served by 2GB of GDDR5. What’s more is that the EVGA GeForce GTX 460 is touted to cost lower than the NVIDIA GTX 580. ‘Double the win’ indeed.

Hit the break to check out the complete specs of this awesome graphics monster.

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