Here is a roundup of the latest news this week from the technology world.
Acer reveals the Aspire S7: The First Windows 8 Ultrabook
Acer has unveiled two new Ultrabooks that will have the upcoming Windows 8 operating system, which will be a 13.3-inch and 11.6-inch model. These ultrabooks were revealed at the Computex trade show in Taipei and will be touchscreen enabled allowing users to get the most out of the operating system.
With the touchscreen capabilities Acer can declare that they are "the thinnest and smallest, respectively, Full HD touch Ultrabooks". The design of the ultrabooks will have an aluminium metallic unibody with the 13.3-inch model having a sculpted-glass cover.
Both models can be folded flat (but not back on themselves) and thus creating a tablet design. The 13.3-inch model will offer 12 hours of battery with the 11.6-inch model will have up to 9 hours of battery life.
Acer has yet to reveal any more specifications about the Ultrabooks or the pricing of the models.
HTC may not produce Windows 8 tablets according to Bloomberg
Bloomberg is reporting that HTC may not be producing any Windows 8 tablets as Microsoft thinks the Taiwanese company do not have necessary experience to make the devices. Sources told Bloomberg that HTC will not be producing the first run of Windows 8 RT tablets with the reason being that the manufacturer want to make the tablet but with a customised home screen like it does with its Android tablets. Microsoft has decided not to allow HTC to do this and therefore are now out of the running to produce the tablets.
Revenues in HTC had dropped by more than 35 percent in April which has alerted Microsoft giving them concern that the company may not sell many devices. HTC is known for producing Android smartphones but have worked with Microsoft before producing the HTC 7 Trophy and Hero.
A HTC spokesperson said to Bloomberg that the company will be supporting the next versions of Windows but declined to comment on any particular product. Currently, the companies that are likely to offer Windows 8 tablets includes Asus, Acer and Samsung
Intel unveils Wireless Phone to Ultrabook charging feature
At the Computex trade show in Taipei, Intel has announced a new feature that will enable you to charge your mobile phone wirelessly from your laptop. Intel has stated that it will be to deliver up to 3 watts of power via this system. At the trade show, Intel showed an Acer Aspire Ultrabook and an Android phone with the users getting a message on the laptop and ping from their mobile phone to confirm that it is charging. With this feature, you will not have to be concerned about forgetting your USB charger.
Acer debuts 1080p Iconia Tab A700
AMD and ARM team up to improve PC security with Trustzone
Published on Friday 15 June 2012 @ 10:23:05 by ANDYW
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