Dell Precision M2800 – The First Budget Mobile Workstation

Dell today announced the Precision M2800, the world’s first budget-friendly mobile workstation. Starting at a low price of $1,199 for mobile workstation standards, the 15.6-inch M2800 is ISV (independent software vendor) certified, meaning it’ll work well with engineering, design, and media creation applications such as Autodesk AutoCAD, Inventor and Revit, Dassault Systèmes Solidworks, PTC Creo, … Read more

HP Announces ElitePad 1000, ProPad 600 Business Tablets

HP ElitePad 1000

Hewlett-Packard announced today the ElitePad 1000 and ProPad 600 business-centric tablets with Windows 8.1. Both are 10.1-inch devices powered by the Intel Atom “Bay Trail” processors with basic computing potential and great power efficiency. A novelty regarding performance is addition of 64-bit software support, thanks to new Bay Trail CPU parts used. In comparison with the previous Bay Trail tablets with 32-bit CPUs, the new ones should run faster, but not revolutionary. A big advantage of 64-bit tech is support for more than 3GB of RAM and HP’s new devices are the first of Atom-based tablets to have 4GB of RAM instead of the usual 2GB.

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2014 Edition of Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Now Available

2014 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Lenovo has put on sale the 2014 edition of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, the company’s flagship business notebook. It’s the world’s lightest 14″ laptop and brings to the table several improvements such as faster computing, longer battery life, and better screen resolution over the previous version, as well as some new and innovative features such an adaptive row of function keys to complement the keyboard.

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World’s First 4K Ultra HD Laptops Coming Mid-2014

Toshiba Satellite P50 / P55 - Soon with 4K Ultra HD Display

Starting mid-2014, Toshiba will begin offering 4K Ultra HD resolution on select laptop models, the Satellite P50 / P55 and Tecra W50 / W55 in particular.

Pixel count on these world’s first 15.6-inch 4K notebooks will be 3840 x 2160 pixels, which translates to industry leading pixel density of 282 pixels-per-inch (PPI). This should result in incredibly sharp picture. Currently the highest resolution and highest PPI laptop displays are on a Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus model and the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro with QHD+ 3200 x 1800 resolution on their 13.3″ 276 PPI screens. Also, the HP Envy TouchSmart 14 optionally has the same resolution and 275 PPI on its 14″ display.

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Lenovo Unveils ThinkPad 8 Windows Tablet with 8.3″ 1080p Display; 2.4GHz Atom

Lenovo ThinkPad 8

Lenovo today unveiled the ThinkPad 8, a tablet with best specifications to date in the 8-inch Windows 8 category.

The most improtant highlights are a full HD 1920×1200-pixel display with actually 8.3″ diagonal, instead of common 1280×800 8.0″, and a slightly faster Intel Atom “Bay Trail” CPU. The Lenovo ThinkPad 8 comes with a 2.4GHz quad-core Atom, whereas other similar tablets ship with a 1.8GHz variant. Although Lenovo hasn’t listed the exact CPU model, we assume it’s an Atom Z3770 series chip. Compared to the 1.8GHz Z3740, the Z3770 brings a speed bump from 1,100 PassMark CPU points to about 1,230, but in both cases these provide enough oomph for normal daily web and office tasks, but without video / photo editing and gaming potential of the Intel Core series.

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Lenovo ThinkPad T540p Gets Reviewed

Lenovo ThinkPad T540p
Lenovo ThinkPad T540p (Image courtesy of Arurora from

An online forum member Aurora over at German has posted the first available in-depth review of the Lenovo ThinkPad T540p, the PC maker’s current flagship 15.6-inch business notebook.

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