Here is a roundup of the latest news this week from the technology world.
Sony updates its E and S Series Range
Sony has given its S and E Series range a bit of makeover that will include a selection of laptops having the latest Intel Ivy Bridge processors. The previous design of the S Series laptops has been retained but has improved in a number of areas still making it slim and portable. With the upgraded processors, it will see the graphics delivering an exceptional performance.
Both models will be designed with a magnesium and carbon fibre finish that will give it a strong look and feel whilst retaining its lightweight capabilities.
The 13-inch model will have the Core i7 Quad-Core chip but Sony did not reveal what processors would be in the other models. Both models will have an SSD drive delivering quick read and write speeds. It will have an Nvidia Graphics card but Sony did not say which one it will be. The 15.5-inch model will have a Full HD display with Sony claiming it will be very vibrant and reflection-resistant.
The E Series range will see the 13-inch model sporting a new design. There will also be a 15.5 and 17.3-inch models that will be powered by Intel processors. The larger models will have Full HD display screens, which look great when watching high-definition videos.
Sony has yet to reveal the pricing details for either series but they are expected to be released from June onwards.
Lenovo unveils the ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Lenovo has revealed the ThinkPad X1 Carbon and in which they say it is the thinnest and lightest Ultrabook. This new model is replacing the 13-inch ThinkPad X1 that was released last year and it will have many new features including a bigger screen at 14-inches with display resolution of 1600 by 900. It will be powered by the latest generation of Intel processors, the Ivy Bridge chips.
It will also have a 720p HD camera, a USB 3.0 port and a backlit keyboard. There will be the option of having 3G connectivity as well.
Lenovo is planning to give its Thinkpad X, T, W, and L ranges a makeover and is set to be released in June. They will include the Intel Ivy Bridge processors with Rapid Boost technology and backlit keyboards.
Lenovo has yet to reveal what the pricing details for the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.
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