Archivi giornalieri: 07/09/2011
Secondo quanto riportato da MacRumors e successive fonti, Apple avrebbe iniziato ad inviare i nuovi Display Thunderbolt da 27 pollici presso i Retail Store ufficiali e i rivenditori ed entro la settimana saranno acquistabili nei negozi autorizzati. I preordini, avviati da più di due mesi, saranno spediti dal 15 settembre.
In questi giorni nel blog Samsung abbiamo dato ampio spazio al nuovo Galaxy Note, il primo smartphone al mondo con display HD 1280×800 pixel da 5.3 pollici. Un dispositivo che ha acceso molta curiosità tra gli utenti nonostante le dimensioni generose e non certo tascabili. Viste le tante news relative al Galaxy Note, vogliamo fare il punto della situazione con un articolo riassuntivo che mostra nei dettagli le novità introdotte da questo smartphone, i prezzi, la disponibilità e ovviamente le caratteristiche tecniche.
Presentato ufficialmente all’IFA 2011, Samsung Italia annuncia il nuovo Galaxy S2 Pure White, la esclusiva colorazione bianca del top gamma Android del produttore coreano. Samsung GALAXY S II Pure White offre le medesime carattersitiche tecniche della versione presentata lo scorso Maggio e non ne altera le dimensioni, peso e spessore.
“Abbiamo voluto ampliare la nostra offerta del Galaxy S II, che in questi primi mesi di vendita ha registrato uno strepitoso successo in termini commerciali, per offrire a tutti la possibilità di decidere il modello che meglio rappresenta il proprio stile, nero o bianco; un motivo in più per scegliere Galaxy S II,” commenta Carlo Carollo, direttore marketing di Samsung Mobile.
Il sistema operativo è Android 2.3 Gingerbread, con processore Dual Core da 1.2 GHz e l’esclusivo display Super AMOLED Plus da 4.3 pollici. 1GB di RAM e fotocamera da 8 megapixel chiudono il quadro delle caratteristiche generali di questo smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy S II Pure White sarà disponibile da metà settembre al prezzo consigliato al pubblico di 599 Euro (IVA inclusa).
During a sitdown with reporters yesterday, NVIDIA Chief Executive Jen-Hsun Huang discussed his company’s near- and long-term financial outlook, while providing some insight into the chipmaker’s quad-core future. According to Huang, NVIDIA expects to rake in between $4.7 and $5 billion in revenue during fiscal year 2013, with revenue from its mobile chip unit projected to mushroom tenfold by 2015, to a whopping $20 billion. Huang acknowledged that these predictions could be affected by external factors, including the ongoing patent wars between tablet and smartphone manufacturers, but didn’t seem too concerned about their immediate impact. “At this point, it looks like it’s much ado about nothing,” he said. In fact, Huang foresees rather robust growth in the mobile processing sector, estimating that there are about 100 million devices that will need chips this year — a figure that could soon rise to one billion, on the strength of more affordable handsets, efficient ARM processors and the rise of ultra-thin notebooks. And, despite his recent disappointment, Huang expects Android tablets to comprise a full 50 percent of the market in the near future, claiming that NVIDIA’s Tegra chips can currently be found in 70 percent of all slates running Google’s OS, and about half of all Android-based smartphones.
In the short-term, meanwhile, NVIDIA is busy developing its quad-core mobile processors — which, according to the exec, should appear in tablets during the third or fourth quarter of this year (quad-core smartphones, however, may be further down the road). Huang also sees room to develop wireless-enabled, Snapdragon-like processors, thanks to NVIDIA’s recent acquisition of Icera, but he hasn’t given up on GPUs, either, predicting that demand for graphics performance will remain stable. The loquacious CEO went on to divine that Windows 8 will support apps designed for Windows 7 (implying, perhaps, that Microsoft’s Silverlight platform will play a major role in future cloud-based developments), while contending that smaller, “clamshell devices” with keyboards will ultimately win out of over the Ultrabook strategy that Intel has been pursuing. For the moment, though, Huang seems pretty comfortable with NVIDIA’s position in the mobile processing market, citing only Qualcommas primary competition. “We’re the only people seriously on the dance floor with Qualcomm,” he argued, adding that companies without a solid mobile strategy are “in deep turd.” You can find more of Huang’s insights at the source links below.
We know, it’s kind of tough to get excited about yet another 24-inch IPS panel. But, what if we told you that NEC’s MultiSync P241W was packing something special… namely, the letter ‘e.’ No wait, don’t go. Look, this 1920 x 1200 e-IPS actually delivers serious, professional-level color reproduction and viewing angles for a price that’s not too shabby ($749) given the target audience. In addition to the 8ms response time, ambient light sensor and ECO Mode options, the monitor includes a USB hub with DisplaySync Pro, which allows you to use a single keyboard, mouse and monitor across two PCs. The P241W will start shipping later this month, and check out the gallery below and the PR after the break for more specs.
The tiny box that AnandTech called, “the best SFF HTPC [they had] ever reviewed, hands down,” is finally joining the Sandy Bridge brigade. A tipster was doing a little Google-fu when he came across a listing for the unannounced Vision 3D 2nd Gen Series. The specs are certainly a worthy upgrade to last year’s Computex standout, including a switchable 1GB GeForce GT540M card, 1333MHz RAM and an HMDI 1.4a port. You still get a Blu-ray drive, NVIDIA’s 3D Vision, a media remote, four USB 3.0 jacks and your choice of Core i3, i5 or i7 processors — so this isn’t exactly a complete overhaul. Check out the gallery below from a few images and some screenshots of the listing.