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Acer's Aspire S7 Series Windows 8-based touch Ultrabooks hit stores today sporting a sleek, slim and durable unibody design made from a single block of aluminum. The Aspire S7 Series starts at $1,199 for the 11.6-inch S7-191 model and $1,399 for the 13.3-inch S7-391 model.
Both Aspire S7 models include 3rd Generation Intel Core
i5-3317UB or i7-3517U processors and solid state drives, up to 6 hours
of battery life, and up to 12 hours of battery life with an optional
second battery. The ultrabooks are also equipped with a micro HDMI to
VGA cable for
use with projectors for presentations, a USB to RJ45 port for connecting
to a wired network, and a carrying case.
Ultra High Definition flat-panel 4K TVs are starting to hit the market, and LG Electronics' first Ultra HD TV is the LG 84LM9600 84-inch class (84-inch diagonal) LED TV with a native Ultra High Def screen resolution of 3840 x 2160, priced at a hefty $19,999.99. Ultra High Definition quadruples the level of detail from full 1080p HD resolution to 8 million pixels, and while there's not much 4k content available yet, LG has an up-conversion engine called "LG Resolution Upscaler Plus" on this TV to deliver higher detail from current HD/SD external sources. The LG 84LM9600 also features LG's CINEMA 3D technology and an imbedded 2D to 3D conversion engine.
The Acer Iconia W700 tablet PC is Acer's first Windows 8-based tablet PC, and it features Intel Core i3 and Core i5 (Ivy Bridge) processors, a 11.6-inch IPS display with Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) resolution, Intel HD Graphics 4000, 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, 128GB or 64GB SSD, HD 5MP rear camera and front-facing HD 720p camera, and up to 8 hours of battery life.
This November Belkin will release a new line of protective cases, sleeves and covers for the new iPad mini tablet, priced from $19.99 to $49.99, and available in a variety of fabrics and patterns for style conscious customers.
LaCie and Porsche Design have announced the new Porsche Design Slim P'9223 drive which is available in 120GB SSD and 500GB HDD models. With its sleek aluminum exterior, the Porsche Design Slim P'9223 was made to look like, and sit well with Apple's MacBook Pro and MacBook Air.
The LaCie Porsche Design storage device features USB 3.0 speeds, said to be up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0, delivering 400MB/s transfer speeds. The drive starts at $99.99.
Apple introduced an all-new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display and all flash storage, and it sports a new compact design that is 0.75 inches and 3.57 pounds, which is said to be about 20 percent thinner and almost a pound lighter than the current 13-inch MacBook Pro laptops. This new MacBook Pro's Retina display has more than 4 million pixels, and the laptop is available with 2.5 GHz Intel
Core i5 processors or 2.9 GHz Intel Core
i7 processors, Intel HD Graphics 4000, 8GB of 1600 MHz memory, and up to
768GB of flash storage.
As expected, Apple announced the new iPad mini tablet today, but they were not able to match the price of other 7-inch tablets hitting the market. Starting at $329, the iPad mini is 23 percent thinner and 53 percent lighter than the third generation iPad, and it features 7.9-inch Multi-Touch display, FaceTime HD and 5 megapixel iSight camera with 1080p HD video recording, a dual-core A5 chip, Wi-Fi 802.11n, and 10 hours of battery life.
iPad mini with Wi-Fi will be available in black & slate
or white & silver on November 2, priced at $329 for the 16GB model, $429 for the 32GB model and
$529 for the 64GB model. The iPad mini with Wi-Fi + Cellular / LTE and DC-HSDPA will be available in the US from AT&T, Sprint and Verizon priced at
$459 for the 16GB model, $559 for the 32GB model and $659
for the 64GB model.
Acer America is set to launch its Iconia A110 7-inch multi-touch tablet on October 30th for $229.99. The Iconia A110 is powered by the latest Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean" operating system and NVIDIA's Tegra 3 quad-core processor, and it provides up to 7.5 hours of battery life. It also includes 1GB of memory and 8GB internal storage. It will be interesting to see if Apple can match this price point with their expected 7-inch tablet.