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    The Coolest Tech Gadgets for 2012 !

    Post by maxim9691 on Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:22 am

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    New XPS 13 Ultrabook
    With attention to every detail, the XPS 13 Ultrabook™ combines premium materials, the power of 2nd Gen Intel® Core™ processors
    The XPS 13 impresses with a super model waistline that thins from 18mm down to 6mm.
    Partly made of carbon fiber making it cooler than other laptops. It still manages to incorporate a 13.3-inch (1366 x 768) Gorilla Glass display, Core i5 processor, 128GB SSD and 4GB of RAM.
    This is the new shape of laptops for 2012
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    Fuji X-Pro1 review
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    TechRadar rating
    Film-like images
    Good contrast
    Smooth quality defocused areas
    Hybrid viewfinder

    Centre-locked continuous autofocus
    Manual focus tricky with EVF

    Fujifilm's first compact system is a triumph. The redesigned sensor on the Fujifilm X-Pro1 uses a new colour filter array, inspired by traditional film cameras. The sensor is powered by a brand new EXR processor and Fujifilm has incorporated the combined electronic and optical viewfinder it first outed on the FinePix X100 model.
    Hands on: Acer Iconia Tab A700 review

    CES 2012 Ice Cream Sandwich tablet gets shown off

    By Marc Chacksfield

    [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]Acer mean business with the A700
    Acer tried to do something a little different when it took to the stage at CES 2012, using the final part of its press conference to drop a 'one more thing' moment.
    Its one more thing was the Acer Iconia Tab A700, a tablet which comes packing Ice Cream Sandwich and a huge quad-core processor.
    Acer didn't officially release the tablet, details about its specs are
    scant but we did managed to get some hands on time with the device and
    got a pretty good idea how it performs.
    The first thing you notice
    about the Acer Iconia Tab A700 is the screen. It is bright and clear
    and this is because it has managed to cram a pixel count of 1925 x 1200
    pixels on to the screen.
    Not only does this mean 1080p playback, it also gives things like text and magazines a little more zing.
    [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]While
    the tablet doesn't actually have IPS, Acer is claiming that it using
    technology similar to it and we tried to look at the screen from every
    conceivable angle and were impressed by the clarity.
    Now, The
    Iconia Tab isn't going to win anything for looks. It is typical Acer
    fare, functional with a small hint of style. It's not the thinnest
    tablet we have seen, either – it clocks in at 9.8mm but it is packing a
    chunk of power and is a lot lighter than we were expecting.
    [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]When
    it comes to the OS, we have a soft spot for Ice Cream Sandwich and
    usually get annoyed with any sort of skin, but Acer seemed to have added
    a few subtle changes which didn't hurt our overall experience with the
    It has decided to add its Acer Ring widget to the mix,
    which is accessible from the lock screen and there were a number of
    other apps which could be customised.
    [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]Even
    with a skin, though, the tablet didn't seem to slow down at all. This
    must be down to the 1.3Ghz quad-core Tegra 3 processor, which matches
    the might of the Asus Transformer Prime.
    feature we couldn't try out fully was the battery but Acer have managed
    to add a 9,800 mAh battery to the tablet, so this is one device for the
    long haul.
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    we said we weren't enamoured by the design of the tablet but the back
    was stylish and Acer has managed to cover up ugly ports with a side
    cover – flip this and you have the likes of a micro USB and microHDMI.
    There's also a back-facing 5MP camera on board so you can Skype and the like to your heart's content.
    the Acer Iconia Tab A700, it feels like Acer has raised its own bar and
    created a tablet of real substance, even if it lacks a little style.
    Hands on: Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga review

    CES 2012 Incredibly thin convertible Windows 8 Ultrabook-tablet hybrid

    By Dan Grabham
    [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]The Lenovo Yoga will see the light of day when Windows 8 launches
    Just when we thought Lenovo had already finished outing new kit here at CES 2012,
    here comes the aptly-named IdeaPad Yoga. It's a notebook which has a
    360 degree flip-and fold-design so you can use it whichever way you want
    There are four 'modes' effectively – standard notebook, converted tablet, 'stand' and 'tent'.
    it's not a pie in the sky prototype; the 13.1-inch 1600 x 900
    touchscreened Yoga is exactly the kind of machine that Intel's Mooly
    Eden was shouting about yesterday, taking the Ultrabook to the next
    level with touch and a convertible design so it can be a tablet when you
    need it. It's like Microsoft's vision for the Tablet PC from 2002. Only
    You can check out TechRadar's video of the Yoga below:
    [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.][You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]It's
    a reasonably standard Ultrabook weight at 1.47kg, while the device
    measures an incredible 16.9mm thick. Despite the small dimensions, the
    hinge feels strong and Lenovo says that is one of the things it thought
    most about with the design - it has patented the hinge itself.
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    convertible is powered by an as-yet undefined Intel Core processor, but
    we're dreaming of the possibility it could have a forthcoming Ivy
    Bridge next-gen chip inside. We do have other spec details though – 8GB
    of RAM and a 256GB SSD.
    [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]Those
    kind of figures mean that the Yoga won't be slotting under Intel's
    Ultrabook target price of $999. Indeed, it'll be considerably more than

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    course, the key component here isn't the hardware – it's Windows 8,
    which can be touch-based when the tablet is in viewing or converted mode
    and a standard laptop when in desktop mode.
    [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]Lenovo
    has also thought about other details, too – there's soft touch rubber
    paint for gripping the device and a leather cover on the palm rest. Side
    buttons are designed for use in all modes.
    What's most exciting is that we'll be seeing plenty more devices like this during 2012. We can not wait.


    Razer's Project Fiona is a PC gaming tablet

    CES 2012 Must. Not. Get. Excited.

    By Patrick Goss
    [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]Razer Project Fiona - again a CES highlightRazer
    has announced its latest concept idea, with Project Fiona bringing a
    gaming tablet with an Intel Core i7 and bundled Hydra-style controllers
    to the hypothetical table.
    Given that its Switchblade
    got us all hot under the collar last year but has yet to make an
    appearance, we're holding off on getting too excited by Project Fiona
    despite a suggestion that it could actually appear in the wild this
    You can check out our video of Project Fiona from Vegas below:
    the use of the Hydra controllers connected up to a PC gaming tablet
    certainly appeals – especially with some impressive suggested specs.
    Intel Core i7

    They include an Intel Core i7 processor – presumably the one being sported by the mass of Ultrabooks – and a 1280x800 display.
    There are also magnetometer and accelerometers thrown in to take advantage of its mobility.
    The dual-joysticks put us in mind of the upcoming PS Vita, although the PC gaming aspect has us dreaming of Skyrim on the go.
    [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]"Adapted
    from a full featured PC gamepad, Project Fiona's integrated dual
    controllers coupled with its advanced multi-touch screen are designed to
    make complex game navigation ergonomic and intuitive without
    compromising on the portability of the tablet," states Razer.
    be able to carry out headshots and command troops in-game with ease.
    This first-of-its-kind PC gaming tablet with integrated dual controllers
    is definitely not for playing casual games about unhappy birds or
    zombie-killing flora."
    So, okay, maybe we are a little excited – especially if the mooted £600 price tag proves to be accurate…

    JVC unveils world's first 4K handheld camcorder

    CES 2012 Price tag is less than £5k

    By Patrick Goss
    [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]JVC GY HMQ10 in all its glory
    JVC has announced the world's first handheld 4K camcorder with the GY-HMQ10, offering 3840x2160 footage at 24 or 50p.
    a surprisingly small price tag of £4340 and a UK release date of March,
    the JVC Professional offering is likely to bring a fair bit of interest
    form those looking at the television trends towards Ultra Definition.
    The camera
    is powered by HVC's Falconbrid large-scale integration (LSI) chip and
    has a half inch CMOS imager with 8.3 million active pixels.
    Birth of a new market

    witnessing the birth of what is destined to become a broad market for
    full 4K end-to-end production," said product manager, Gustav Emrich.
    "The GY-HMQ10 is a breakthrough product that opens up 4K imaging to users who previously wouldn't have considered it."
    JVC explains that the big problem with 4K for video is processing power, but that this is now shifting.
    "There just hasn't been the ability to capture, process, display and record full 4K images in real time until now," adds JVC.
    this is due to the Flaconbrid LSI processor which can take the raw
    image data and dematrix or DeBayer it in real time.
    That means it
    can output to a monitor in real time with 'virtually no' latency, or
    save up to two hours of 4K footage to your SDHC or SDXC memory cards.
    JVC has been a leader in camcorder and display technology, and the
    GY-HMQ10 is our latest breakthrough," added Gustav.
    "It's part of a larger move at JVC to bring 4K technology to a wide range of customers."

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    Re: The Coolest Tech Gadgets for 2012 !

    Post by CKJ505 on Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:38 pm

    It's all about the $$$, no mun, no fun. spamz Laughing

    Seriously though, they are cool gadgets but a bit to pricey at the moment.

    I try to recycle as much hardware as I can and on the cheap if possible.

    For instance, for 20 squid..my sound card...Turtle Beach XT4ts can handle a Bose 10.1 surround system.
    (note the Bose cost a lot of money, but boy is it good)

    My graphics card, bought for 15 squid, 1GB DDR3 520 Ti, that's a steal by the way.

    Wireless 2.4 GHz Medion Keyboard and Moose! 10 squid, Aldi job. Can't go wrong. Idea

    Samsung HD ultra flat monitor. 95 squid, 50,000:1 Dynamic contrast. Auto shut 15mins.

    PC - Dell Precision 380 VXII : Processor - Intel Pentium Prescott 4HT 3.15 GHz:

    Space : 1 x 320 GB + 1 X 500GB + 1 X EXT HD 3TB + 1 X 1TB back-up.

    RAM : 8GB actual RAM + 4GB extra RAM (internal USB)

    All this for around 380 squid.

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