Here is a roundup of the latest news this week from the technology world.
Samsung 7 Gamer gets a refresh
Samsung has announced an update to its Series 7 Gamer range as it is now available in yellow. However, that is not all that has been updated, with Samsung revamping the specifications as well. It will feature the same 17.3-inch 3D LED display screen that will have resolution of 1920 by 1080.
It will be powered by the third-generation Intel i7-3610QM processor and now has better graphics in the form of the AMD Radeon HD 7870M, which is capable of handling 3D game play. The battery life has been improved and the storage capacity has been increased with a 1TB hard drive and a 128 SSD for quicker boot times.
There has been no official confirmation from Samsung as to when the Series 7 Gamer in yellow will be selling in international countries.
Lenovo Yoga tablet to have Intel and ARM systems
Reports have suggested that the first tablet from Lenovo will not only come with an ARM-based system but with an Intel option as well. The IdeaPad Yoga tablet, which was first showcased at CES 2012 in January is likely to be launched around the same time as Windows 8 is released, which is from the 26th October onwards.
There was always going to be an Intel-based version but ABC has confirmed that Lenovo will release an ARM device running the Windows RT operating system. They have also confirmed that it will have double the battery life.
The specifications for this tablet is that it will have a 13.3-inch rotating touchscreen, 256GB SSD and 8GB RAM. It weighs only 1.47kg and is 16.9mm thick.
Acer set to launch the Iconia Tab A110 in September
The Acer Iconia Tab A110 is due to arrive in the UK next month and is expected to rival the Google Nexus 7 in terms of its price. The tablet was first showcased back in June at the Computex and will feature a quad-core processor and 1GB RAM.
The display screen will be 7-inches and will have a 1024 by 600 resolution. There will be 8GB of internal storage and will have a front-facing camera. In addition, it will have a microSD slot meaning you can add up to 32GB more of storage. Android Ice Cream Sandwich will be its operating system but it expected to receive the Jelly Bean update once it is released.
Microsoft Surface could be as cheap as Nexus 7, reports tip