Efficiency tool [New Straits Time (Malaysia)]
(New Straits Time (Malaysia) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) HP has released HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 which comes with a CNC aluminium unibody design. It's just 15.9mm thick and weighs 1.5kg.
You may think it is rather fragile, but it has passed MIL-STD 810G reliability tests whereby it performed under extreme temperatures, offered a degree of protection against vibrations and shock and has been subjected to drop and explosive atmosphere testing.
The HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 also comes with an all new pressure sensitive touchpad known as the HP ForcePad. You can can enjoy the familiar touch gestures used with smartphones and tablets which help to improve productivity and efficiency. The notebook is available in a HD or Full HD 14-inch display, with an optional 4G LTE wireless connectivity. As for the processor, you can either opt for Core i5 or Core i7 from the latest fourth generation line from Intel.
The HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 price starts from US$1,299 (RM4,256).
Lighter and thinner display
E INK has introduced E Ink Fina, a thin and lightweight electronic paper display technology for use in portable devices.
In fact, Fina is touted to be the first EPD to enter mass production for small to large format digital paper products based on a thin glass Thin Film Transistor technology. It will be first incorporated into the Android-based PocketBook CAD Reader tablet, which is specially designed so that it will be able to display drawings generated with Autocad, while the user is on the move.
Fina displays are extremely lightweight, tipping the scales at under 50 per cent of the weight of an equivalent glass based TFT and is also less than 50 per cent thinner. For instance, when you take the 13.3 inch Fina display module on the Pocket CAD Reader, the entire thing weighs about 60 grammes.
Other hardware specifications of the PocketBook CAD Reader include a powerful 1GHz dual-core processor powered by Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, which comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal memory, integrated WiFi and 3G modules, an 8,000 mAh battery, and pre-installed CAD-applications.
THE rumoured Nokia BH-121 Bluetooth stereo headset, which was nicknamed Nokia Guru is now available in the market and called Nokia BH-121.
This headset is available in similar colours to the Nokia smartphones - cyan, red, yellow and black. The neatly crafted tile design device measures 39mm x 39mm x 12mm. It can also be clipped to your clothing if you do not want to put it in your pocket.
A single button in the middle will let you handle calls, while music playback controls, volume level, Bluetooth connectivity as well as track control are all accessible via buttons, which have been arranged along the edges for easy access.
The Nokia BH-121 is also NFC-enabled, so pairing it with other compatible NFC-enabled smartphones or tablets is as simple as tapping it to have it connected. There is also a multi-point support for you to hook up more devices.
It comes with an indicator LED that lets you know of the current battery life and it will retail for 39 euros (RM175).
Play with this
THE LG GPad 8.3 is the first device from LG with the Google Play Edition tablet designation. Additionally, it features the most recent Android 4.4, KitKat mobile operating system version and can be purchased via Google Play (only in the US).
In terms of hardware specifications, it features a 1920 x 1200 WUXGA Full HD IPS display that offers an optimal viewing experience. Your apps will make sure that every pixel on the LG GPad 8.3 is used up, resulting in full-bleed user interfaces (UIs) that reach from edge to edge.
It can also hide various aspects of the system UI, including the status bar and navigation bar, coming in handy when you want to check out rich visual content such as photos, videos, maps, books and games.
Underneath the sleek lines and subtle curves is a quad-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB of internal memory, a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera, a 5-megapixel camera at the back, WiFi connectivity and a 4,600mAh battery.
The LG GPad 8.3 Google Play Edition is available in glossy Indigo Black and retails at US$349.99 (RM1,145).
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