Billed as the world's thinnest and lightest business-class laptop
HP today introduced its Elitebook Folio 1020 family highlighted by the Elitebook 1020 Special Edition (SE), supposedly the world's thinnest and lightest laptop in the business world. Comparisons to Apple's MacBook Air are inevitable, and that's because of the physical design -- HP said it used an exclusive blend of magnesium-lithium alloy and reusable carbon fiber to achieve a weight of just 2.2 pounds.
Sceptre today announced the availability of its E275W-1920, a 27-inch monitor with an LED backlight and 1920x1080 display resolution. It's not the elusive (so far, anyway) 4K monitor with IPS panel, 120Hz refresh rate, and affordable price tag that we're all waiting for, but then again, there are reasons why someone might want to stick with 1080p if buying a new display, like the lack of scaling issues.
If the person or people you're giving gifts to this season already own rockin' PCs, then why not turn your attention to supplementary items. That's where our gadgets and mobile recommendations come into play. From a gnarly new router to a swank gaming tablet, you can't go wrong with any of these gift ideas.
With the spirit of Nerdmas nearly upon us, it’s that time of year when everyone loses their mind trying to find the perfect gift for that special person. In the shopocalypse that’s about to occur, though, you’re probably forgetting the hardest person to shop for—you.
Sure, you may be able to suss out just what color shoes your significant other wants this holiday, but it’s unlikely your partner, sibling, or parental unit knows what to buy for you. So to save you from receiving the equivalent of a Christmas sweater this holiday season, we’ve dedicated an entire feature to the absolute best Nerdmas gifts any PC enthusiast would want.
Intel may be pairing with Google Glass, replacing Texas Instruments as the supplier of chips that power the wearable device. The Santa Clara chip maker is said to be producing processors for a new version of Google Glass that's expected to come out next year. If true, this would give the chip giant a vested interest in a wearable platform that hasn't seen much media attention lately.
QNAP Systems has unveiled the TS-451S Turbo NAS (network-attached storage) device, a 4-bay NAS appliance that it says is its response to increasing consumer appetite for SSDs (solid-state drives). Featuring a quad-core Intel Celeron processor clocked at 2.0GHz (Turbo Boost up to 2.41GHz) and 4GB of DDR3L RAM (upgradable to 8GB), the NAS vendor’s latest offering packs four 2.5-inch bays, having been designed with high-speed SSDs in mind.
Asus recently announced a new gaming headset called the Strix 7.1. While it retains the same “iconic” owl-eye design as the Strix DSP that the company announced in July, this newest member of the Strix family differs from the DSP in one big way. Unlike the DSP, which has two massive 60mm drivers, the Strix 7.1 has as many as ten discrete drivers.
Numbers point to a powerful yet efficient graphics card
Ever since Nvidia launched the GM204-based GTX 980 a couple of months back, there has been a great deal of speculation around AMD’s likely response. And with the company itself remaining tightlipped on this subject, speculation and rumors are pretty much all that we have got at this stage. That being said, we are willing to tolerate rumors as long as they come from a credible source and are sufficiently juicy.