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HP Announces Intel and Nvidia Powered New Generation Personal Computers In India

Hewlett-Packard today on 17th July 2013 in India announced the launch of six new products which shall form the basis for next generation personal computers. Updated with Intel 4th generation processors and the latest Nvdia Tegra 4 chipsets, HP launched two Android and four Windows 8 running devices to provide mobility without compromising performance.

In the Android category, HP announced the HP SlateBook x2 which is a Android running tablet cum laptop. The SlateBook x2 has a removable screen which gives user an access to tablet and a notebook at the same time. With the advanced magnetic hinges and dual battery system – one in the tablet and one in the base, users can totally rely on this while on the go.

HP SlateBook x2

Slatebook is powered by Nvdia Tegra 4 chipset on a 10.1-inch touchscreen display which give users a pleasant experience to work with. The SlateBook x2 also includes up to 64 GB of storage and DTS Sound+ Solution for accessing and enjoying media content. The HP SlateBook x2 shall be available in India at a price of ₹39,990

Another Android powered device is HP Slate ALL-in-One which offers a 21.5inch Full HD IPS touchscreen display with wide viewing angles to enjoy music and videos with family and friends that too with the power of Android applications. HP Slate All-in-One comes with the dual-band technology which makes simultaneous media streaming and browsing at ease. It also has DTS Sound technology built-in which makes this experience joyful. It comes pre-installed with an HP TrueVision HD Webcam and Wireless Direct allowing users to share videos, photos and data between devices without the need for a network connection, and multi-user support with the latest Android OS Jelly Bean 4.2. It too is powered by a Nvdia Tegra 4 chipset maximizing performance with entertainment. HP Slate21 All-in-One is priced at ₹24,990.

HP Slate

Alike the SlateBook x2, HP also announced a similar tablet cum laptop with magnetic hinges and dual battery system but running Windows 8 and powered by Intel 4th generation processors. The HP Split x2 offers an sleek design with a soft-touch coating that provides a comfortable hold without being a fingerprint magnet. It features exclusive HP innovations such as a 2-megapixel HP TrueVision Full HD(2) webcam and the HP ClickPad for precise multifinger and gesture navigation. The base when connected with the tablet not only provides extended battery but also expands the storage capacity. With 13.3 inch HD display and Beats Audio, HP Split x2 gives an ultramobile solution for people on the move. The HP Split x2 is priced at ₹64990.

HP Split x2

Windows 8 without touch is not Windows 8 and that’s why HP build an intuitive touch experience in its new product lineup.
HP announced two more Windows 8 products namely HP ENVY Rove, HP Pavillion 11 TouchSmart Notebook and HP ENVY TouchSmart 14 Ultrabook.

HP ENVY Rove All-in-One PC is the company’s first of its kind. ENVY Rove features a 20-inch IPS HD+ (1600×900) LED backlit touchscreen display with wide-viewing angles and crisp graphics. It can easily move from upright to completely horizontal for a tabletop entertainment experience. HP ENVY Rove is powered by 4th Generation Intel core processors with Intel HD Graphics and Beats Audio providing a rich immersive experience to play with. It is priced at ₹69,990.

HP Envy Rove

Another entrant to this new generation lineup is the HP Pavillion 11 TouchSmart Notebook. It is HP’s one of the affordable touch notebook till now priced at ₹31,990. It features a 11.6inch capacitive touch screen display with powerful quad-core processor and graphics keeping it thin and light keeping portability in mind. It binds sophistication and style with its two-tone look that features an Ano silver lid finish which opens to reveal a midnight black metal interior.

HP Pavilion Touchsmart 11

Lastly, the HP ENVY TouchSmart 14 Ultrabook that features power with style. HP ENVY TouchSmart 14 is designed for the providing best audio output available on a PC with dual speakers, and a subwoofer. People can get upto 9 hours of battery life with incredible graphics by NVIDIA and 2GB of video memory. The product is priced at ₹64,990.

HP Envy TouchSmart 14 Ultrabook

Lenovo IdeaPad Z400, Z500: Touch Optimized Windows 8 Laptops Launched in India, Price Starts Rs 47,990

The Windows 8 touch-optimized devices are getting highly popular in India. It was Asus to first announce the Taichi, an innovative hybrid device and now, it seems like it’s the time for Lenovo, the leading PC vendor also has come devices under its sleeve for the Indian consumers.

Well, in a recent development, Lenovo has announced the launch of Windows 8 based touch-optimized notebooks – IdeaPad Z400 and IdeaPad Z500 in India. Both the devices are powered packed with a 3rd generation Intel Core processor and with other impressive features.

lenovo Ideapad z400 and z500 touch laptops

Specifications

Talking of the technical specifications, the laptops come with the following aspects. Have a look at them.

Lenovo IdeaPad Z400 Touch

  • 14-inch Backlit LED HD display with 1366×768 pixels, 16:9 widescreen
  • 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processor
  • Windows 8 Pro
  • 16GB DDR3 memory, 1TB HDD
  • 720p webcam
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, 2-in-1 card reader, HDMI output

Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 Touch

  • 15.6-inch Backlit LED HD display with 1366×768 pixels, 16:9 widescreen
  • 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processor
  • Windows 8 Pro
  • 16GB DDR3 memory, 1TB HDD
  • 720p webcam
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, 2-in-1 card reader, HDMI output

Other Features

Both the IdeaPad Z400 and Z500 come with specialized stereo speakers that offer extra bass and Dolby Home Theatre v4 providing clear and crisp sound quality and have a stylish and sleek design that makes them 25% slimmer than the normal notebooks. Also, devices have Intelligent Backlit Accutype Keyboard that will offer enhanced typing experience even in dark environments and they have integrated DVD reader/writer and Blu-ray Disc drive as well.

Further, the OneKey Recovery button feature allows users to backup the data stored in the device easier and come with 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GT645M GPU and DirectX 11 technology for superior HD performance. Also, the touch notebooks come with a unique application dubbed as Lenovo Companion, which offers quick access to the Lenovo products, application showcases, tutorials, accessories information and Lenovo cloud. Both the laptops have a decent battery that will offer up to 3 hours of backup.

Price & Availability

Lenovo IdeaPad Z400 Touch and Z500 Touch are priced at Rs 47,990 and Rs 53,590 and will also come with appropriate taxes. Consumers can buy these devices from the Lenovo exclusive stores and other large retail stores across the nation.

Dell Latitude 3330- Affordable Business Rugged Laptop Launched At Rs. 39,990

Dell India has launched the durable Latitude 3330 keeping in mind the wear and tear it has to face. This laptop has been specially designed keeping in mind the growing businesses and schools to equip them with tools for success.

The Dell latitude 3330 offers robust computing features without compromising on the performance. Even with the sleek, lightweight and sturdy design it does full computer productivity giving up to 10 hours of battery life. This machine has been deisgned to work in any kind of IT environment possible saving both time and money. It supports Windows 8, Windows 7 and even Ubuntu Linux.

Dell Latitude 3330_7

Lenovo Manages To Sail Through Declining Notebook Market– Report

Lenovo has been riding a high over the last few years, with no signs of slowing down soon. Its notebook business, bought from IBM 8 years ago, is one of the biggest in the world and it has been voted as the second largest notebook vendor of 2012, after HP. While global sales and consumer interest in notebooks has been dwindling, thanks to the rise of tablets, Lenovo has managed to drudge on due to its diverse product offerings, and is looking to oust HP in a bid to gain the title of the biggest notebook manufacturer in the world.

The Biggest Decline Thus Far In Laptop Sales

2013: The Biggest Decline Thus Far In Laptop Sales

Intel-powered Touchscreen Android Laptops Launch In 2013 Speculated

There are many more hybrid devices in market that are running windows 8 operating system. But according to rumors ,now in future we are going to see more hybrids or convertible devices. But this time they will be not running on Microsoft’s Windows, you will see them running Google’s Android platform. Hybrids or convertibles are the devices that switch between a tablet and a notebook as the user requirement. Today we can see that this type of devices running windows 8 are expensive, but in the near future you will see cheap devices running android. And of course this device will run android so you will get more apps to download from play store aspect windows that lacks of useful apps. These devices will be touchscreen and powered by Intel processors. Although this a rumor or guess, but this time it came from CEO of Intel. A report has been published in CNET regarding these devices. And they said that these type of devices will be available in the market at the end of the year.

RUMORS - Intel-powered touchscreen laptops running Android could soon come out this year

Intel CEO Paul Otellini last week said touchscreen PCs could debut at prices as low as $200 in the coming months.

Dadi Perlmutter, Intel executive vice president and chief product officer, told that notebooks priced at the $200 level will predominantly be Android products running on Intel’s Atom mobile processor. Whether Windows 8 PCs hit that price largely depends on Microsoft, he said.

“We have a good technology that enables a very cost-effective price point,” Perlmutter said. The price of Windows 8 laptops “depends on how Microsoft prices Windows 8. It may be a slightly higher price point.”

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ASUS Touchscreen Ultrabook VivoBook Launched In India At Rs. 57,999

Taiwanese PC vendor Asus recently launched a touch Ultrabook in their VivoBook lineup. This UltraBook has a Optical drive too. And on the front it has Hairline-spun textured metal surface with slim design that makes it easy to handle. With the unmitigated touch performance ,Touch screen makes your experience of using ultraboook more beautiful. It is powered by  2GB graphic card of NIVIDIA that makes it super smooth and fast. The swiping, scrolling, and all other gestures works pretty well on this machine. Specially for windows 8, Asus developed some instant Functions like just one key press, engae and load up instant function so you can quickly interact with your computer. This device also comes with Smart Gesture technology and 32 GB free cloud storage of ASUS WebStorage for 3 years.

ASUS VivoBook S550CM

DESIGN

The looks of this machine stand it out from the crowd. On front you get Brushed-hairline aluminum textures, but back panel is plastic. The keyboard and touch panel looks great and works well too with metallic design. The keyboards are placed well in its metallic body. The design and build quality of this device is really premium. The display screen is very thin although it has metallic finish on front. There are 6 led on the front for the indication of various features and services. And in the bottom of the device there is a 2 x DIMM socket so you can expand the RAM of the device up to 8 GB.

ASUS VivoBook S550CM

PERFORMANCE

Asus promises superior performance with this device, powered by 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 635M graphics with DirectX® 11 compatibility. You have option to choose the generation of processor. ASUS gives you option to choose among i3/i5/i7 processors. There is Intel HM76 Express chipset built in. With latest Operating System Windows 8 and touch screen, ASUS VivoBook S550CM is completely user friendly. You will never find any lags while using touch screen or touch panel.

This device also comes with Smart Gesture technology that will makes this device more useable and accessible. Smart Gesture Technology  include tapping, scrolling, zooming, dragging, clicking, and more. For this ASUS gives you a large touchpad and improved touch input.

ASUS VivoBook S550CM

STORAGE

There is a  2 x DIMM socket in the bottom of this device, so you can expand RAM of  it up to 8 GB. There is options for hard drive as you can select 1TB, 750GB, 500GB, 320GB as your requirement. This device also comes with the optical drive option.

CONNECTIVITY

ASUS VivoBook S550CM comes with built in Bluetooth  V4.0 which is the latest version. And the other ports and interfaces are 1 COMBO audio jack, 1 VGA port/Mini D-sub 15-pin for external monitor, 1 USB 3.0 port, 2 USB 2.0 ports, RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert , 1 HDMI port.

This device comes with 2-year limited International hardware warranty  and 1-year battery pack warranty. The MRP. Of this device is 57,999 Indian rupees of the model number S550CM-CJ054H.

Key Features:-

  • Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3 Processor
  • Windows 8 Operating System
  • Intel® HM76 Express Chipset
  • 2 x DIMM socket for expansion up to 8 GB SDRAM
  • 15.6″ 16:9 HD (1366×768) LED Backlight Glare panel Display
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 635M with 2GB DDR3 VRAM Graphic card
  • 1TB/750GB/500GB/320GB storage option
  • Super-Multi DVD optical drive
  • HD Web Camera
  • 4Cells 44 Whrs Polymer Battery
  • 2.6 kg weight

2013 Lenovo India A, B and C Series AIOs Video Review Price And Features

Lenovo India launched 18 different models of All-In-One desktop computers with Windows 8 OS. There is a large range of products starting from Rs. 21,990 to Rs. 1,15,990 to the top end series. There are three series – A, B and C series with the A series being the most elite with the A720 being the flagship model.

Lenovo Ideacenter A Series

with a 27 inch full HD display with multi-touch touchscreen display which comes with latest generation i7 processors from Intel, 6 GB DDR3 RAM, USB 3.0 ports, Blue-Ray Drive, 1 TB hard disk drive, HDMI input and output and 2 GB high performance graphics card from Nvidia.

The A720’s widely adjustable hinge allows the screen to be pulled towards the user at an angle of -5o and folded back to an angle of up to 90o, making touch applications more comfortable over longer periods in any position. It is priced at Rs. 1,15,990.

Lenovo IdeaCentre A720