Well we've seen laptop bag's that turn into tables and chairs but this is definitly a first. A laptop bag that doubles as a pillow? Trexta is releasing the Naptop, which should be available to buy in the next few months. The Naptop is a laptop sleeve come pillow. It will hold up to a 13 inch laptop between two padded sides, keeping your machine safe and secure while you sleep. It has a strap on the back which fixes it to the headrests in cars, trains and planes. Now I’m not sure how popular these will be but I can see the appeal if you do a lot of long distance traveling and take both a laptop and a pillow then this will be a great two-in-one option!
Nvidia recently announced a chip known as "Project Denver" (sounds very special services) that'll be the company's first processor, based on the ARM core but destined for higher-powered machines. So what is the point of this new project? Well they are aiming at a new chip that will enhance your next laptop’s battery life without forfeiting performance.
ARM is a base setup used by pretty much every mobile device on the market, from the iPhone to the newest Android phones to the iPad and the Samsung Galaxy Tab which enables them to give impressive performance and amazing battery life. Something we would all like.
Samsung announced the arrival of their new Samsung Sliding PC 7 Series. The device that combines the benefits of a tablet with a laptop is essentially a netbook with a touchscreen running Windows 7. It is powered by an Intel 1.66GHz Z670 Oak Trail processor, packs a 10.1″ touchscreen, 2 GB of RAM, and 32GB/64GB SSD for internal storage. The device is also loaded with applications that are optimised for the touchscreen using Samsung’s own Touch Launcher. The PC 7 also has USB and HDMI ports, a 4-in-1 card reader, an ambient light sensor, a 1.3 megapixel webcam, can boot in under 20 seconds and will also be available with WiMAX support. With a touted battery life of 9 hours on one charge and a low price of just £400. Out for launch in the US from March, it will be a while before we get any true feedback and whether it’s too good to be true.
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Last January, Netgear presented its first Intel Wireless Display-based display device, the Push2TV, which enabled customers to stream whatever is being viewed on their laptop to their TV without the need for cables or wires. This month, they have announced its younger brother model PTV2000 which now offers full-HD video resolution and other improvements;
- 30fps video: Image quality is now improved with full motion video.
- Dual-band wireless connectivity: Supports multiple wireless bands to minimize wireless interference.
- Extend mode: Users now can browse the Internet on the laptop while wirelessly streaming a movie to the TV at the same time.
- Improved latency: Lag time between the laptop display and the TV is reduced compared with the previous version.
- Expanded graphics card support: Laptops with both Intel integrated and discrete graphics processors are now supported.
Question. Do you have an old laptop collecting dust? If the answer is yes then why not make some cash out of it. There are plenty of sites you can get quotes on for your old laptop or better still, put the make and model in ebay and see what comes up. People might be keen to buy it off you for parts and you are sure to make more money that way. We know the anxieties about security and privacy when you get rid of your old laptop so before you make any committment, make sure you wipe all data from the laptop and if you are not sure that has worked, the safest way is to simply remove the hard drive from the laptop altogether and sell it without that bit. All so easy and you have made money in the process, we all like abit of that!
Now here is a great gadget for those of you who don't have the greatest of speakers on your laptop or if you need to improve the sound. Its the JLab USB speakers who have been featured NY Times, on ABC News, in WIRED magazine, and on virtually every gadget site in the world. At just £19.95 via Amazon, a bargain too.
- Plug and play for PC* and Mac. Uses only USB power, no wires or batteries!
- Easy to use. Incredibly compact and portable. Great for travel!
- Produces crystal clear sound with dual 1-watt digital amps and 2 high output full range micro drivers.
- Patented flexible design allows you to totally customize your listening experience by flexing the speaker into virtually any position.
For those of you who were unlucky enough to buy a laptop with the faulty NVIDIA graphics card, you may want to click on this link, you have until the 14th March 2011 to raise your issues.
If you listen to a lot of music or watch DVD’s through your laptop then you’ll be pleased to hear that Dolby have announced a new set of audio technologies which will make your audio experience a much more enjoyable one. The new technologies are the Dolby Advanced Audio v2 and Dolby Home Theater v4.
The Dolby Home Theater v4 ‘delivers the ultimate surround sound experience in laptops and PC’s’
Acer will be the first to incorporate the new technology in their on their Aspire Ethos line.
For more information on Dolby’s new releases click here.
We are not sure whether to laugh or think this is a brilliant idea. Brothers, Nick and Beau Trincia have come up with this clever bag that is a carry case, work surface and a chair. The system consists of a semi-rigid protective sleeve designed as an ergonomic laptop work surface and a protective shell that also functions as a comfortable seat. Together, they offer the portability and comfort to support work anywhere. Ingenious! For more information and pictures, click here
We knew it would happen and Lenovo have stepped up to the mark by introducing a hybrid laptop/tablet. The most common complaint about tablets is that they are lacking when it comes to creating content but are brilliant for consuming it. The IdeaPad U1 is a laptop with a removable touchscreen.
Don’t get too excited as this will only be available in China but to be honest, that isn’t a bad thing as there are lots of things to get right for instance, you cannot access created content on the tablet unless its plugged into the laptop. By the time it hits the UK market, these issues will be a thing of the past and the the competition will be following suit. Great news, we like this alot!
As our first day back to work in 2011, we would like to announce that although VAT has gone up by 2.5% today, our standard service prices remain the same, that is our committement to our customers in these challenging times. We can very rarely be beaton on price and speed of service so we hope this will help each customer save those extra few pennies.