Jumat, 19 September 2014

New Yoga 3 Pro could be Lenovo's answer to Retina MacBook Air

New Yoga 3 Pro could be Lenovo's answer to Retina MacBook Air

One of the big absentees at this year's IFA in Germany was the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro, the Chinese company's third generation convertible laptop, one that set the standard for other to follow (or copy).

It looks though that it won't be long before the follow up of the Yoga 2 Pro hit the market. German website MobileGeeks has confirmed that some unnamed Scandinavian vendors have already listed the 2-in-1 convertible.

The Yoga 3 Pro will apparently come with an Intel Core M-5Y70 system-on-chip, the fastest of the three Broadwell-based processors that were announced at an Intel keynote at IFA.

  • Check out our review of the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro

That particular chip runs at 1.1GHz but can ramp its clock speed to up to 2.6GHz via Turbo Boost. It packs 4MB of cache, has two cores and four threads and comes with an Intel HD Graphics 5300 (which has a base frequency of 100MHz and can overclock to 850MHz).

Being one of the first chip on 14nm, it consumes only 4.5W, a fraction of what the Haswell-based Core i7-4510U consumed. The rest of the listing also revealed that the laptop will likely use the same 13.3-inch qHD+ display as its predecessor, one that sports a 3200 x 1800 pixel resolution.

At just under 1.4Kg, it remains one of the lightest Ultrabooks on the market with such a configuration; the new Yoga 3 Pro will face competition from Asus' new Zenbook as well as Dell's XPS 13 and Toshiba's Portege range.

  • Best Ultrabooks: top 5 thin and light laptops reviewed

Senin, 15 September 2014

Oops! Nvidia might have just announced the HTC Nexus 9

Oops! Nvidia might have just announced the HTC Nexus 9

Nvidia's patent lawsuit against Qualcomm and Samsung has already had many twists and turns, but the latest surprise to emerge from the lawsuit doesn't actually involve any of the participants.

As part of the lawsuit Nvidia disclosed that it expects a HTC Nexus 9 tablet, powered by its Tegra K1 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operating system, rather than anything Nvidia says in a lawsuit.

Still, if the claims turn out to be true HTC might be a pretty upset that Nvidia has spoiled its big surprise, and it can be added to the list of companies that Nvidia has annoyed with its lawsuit.