Tablet for the tough [New Straits Time (Malaysia)]
(New Straits Time (Malaysia) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) FOR users who work more outside the confines of the office cubicle, the new semi-rugged convertible tablet PC, the Toughbook CF- C2, may just be the right sidekick.
Recently made available for the Malaysian market, the model offers Windows 8 Pro operating system and Intel Core i5-3427U vPro processor to offer performance and touch input.
"We've been offering touchscreen features for a long time already but the new Windows 8 operating system adds more touch points and gestures for the users to take advantage of," says Satoshi Mizobata, director, Toughbook Asia Pacific Group, Panasonic Systems Communications Asia Pacific.
The model also includes "assisted triple hinge" and ergonomic strap to suit the mobile workforce such as field engineers, aviation techicians and medical practitioners.
Weighing about 1.78kg, the model supports hot-swappable battery and can stay powered for one minute after the drained battery is removed to be replaced with a fully charged pack.
Comes with spill resistant keyboard, touch pad and palm rest, the design also includes WLAN and 3G mobile broadband connectivity. Customisation options for the model includes smart card reader, finger print reader, modem and Near Field Communication (NFC).
"We also looked at how our customers use the first generation model, CF-C1 and we have improved the design from there. For example, we add in more protection at the corners after seeing the C1 getting a lot dents and cracks there. We will continue to improve all of our Toughbooks to cater to our customers' needs," offers Mizobata.CF-C2.
A dash of zest
SONY Mobile Communications unveiled its new flagship Android smartphone, the Xperia Z, in Kuala Lumpur last week.
Featuring full HD five-inch reality display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 for super brightness and clarity, the device is positioned as a premium smartphone.
Highlights of the Xperia Z include a 13MP Fast Capture camera with Exmor RS for mobile, HDR video, Superior Auto and Noise Reduction to effortlessly capture razor sharp pictures and videos in any condition.
What's more, the phone is dust- and water-resistant with a durable glass display.
The Xperia Z will be available in stores nationwide March 15. A design variant of Xperia Z, the Xperia ZL, will also be on sale at RM1,899.
MODELS showing off the new COOLPIX L320 and S3500 cameras at the launch in Tokyo recently.
Also unveiled at the event were COOLPIXP330/COOLPIX A and NIKKOR AF-S 80-400mm lens.
Enhancements include more advanced functions and performance as well as sleek designs.
Specifications have been enhanced for a higher lens zoom ratio and pixel count.
The AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm is a telephoto zoom lens compatible with the Nikon FX format that covers the 80-400mm range of focal lengths.
Net on TV
IPTV solutions provider Select-TV Solutions Sdn Bhd has launched a connected TV service called EMAGINE that allows your HDTV at home to connect to online entertainment content - both free and on- demand - with ease.
EMAGINE comes ready-for-use with a small Internet-enabled box with built-in WiFi that is built on Intel chipsets.
Currently available for purchase at Lazada online store, the box is priced at RM399 (with 12 months' warranty). It works best with an Internet connection of at least 3Mbps and above.
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