ASUS announces a dual-screen ultrabook called the Taichi at Computex 2012 in Taipai. It has a multi-touch screen on the outer face of the lid. They said: "The ASUS Transformer Book is the world’s first convertible ultrabook — allowing users to instantly switch between a ultrabook and a tablet by simply detaching the screen" Is the Taichi a notebook or tablet? It's both. Both of its displays are 1920x1080 resolution, there's two cameras, two USB 3.0 port, a mini VGA, mini HDMI and DisplayPort ports, and NFC — all powered by an Intel Core i7 processor (Ivy Bridge), 4GB of RAM, and SSD storage. It'll ship in 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch models (just like Apple does with the MacBook Air). ASUS says that its TAICHI ultrabook/tablet will come in 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch. There's also a nifty "mirroring" feature that'll enables both displays at the same time - perfect for presentations.
Lenovo's new ThinkPad X1 sports an ultralight carbon fiber body! Carbon fiber body Cool! The X1 Carbon is a 14 inch laptop weighing-in less than 3 pounds and measuring 0.71 inches think. It has a 1600×900 screen, a spill resistant a backlit keyboard, a 720p front facing webcam, embedded 3G, and RapidCharge (charging the battery to 80% in as short as 30 minutes). It will be released in summer. About the price, we're still waiting on the price - $TBA.
By Thessaloniki-based industrial designers Athanasios Babalis and Christina Skouloudi, to be unveiled at the upcoming London Design Week 2011. Houses a laptop, power supply and mouse in its felt-lined interior. It comes in one size that accommodates notebooks up to 17”, with an innovative hinged opening: "The stainless steel door can be secured with a lock or a thumb screw."
Panasonic has announced a new mini notebook, called Let’snote J9. It is only 990g. The Let’snote J9 has a 10.1-inch screen(1,366×768), runs Windows 7 Home Premium, and features include a Core i5-460M (2.53GHz) CPU and a modular 128GB SSD on board. Panasonic plans to start selling the Let’snote J9 in Japan on October 15 for $2,140, including the nice black bag you see on the pictures above.
Dell has just unveiled a new netbook, called the Dell Duo, it is a 10-inch netbook with a crazy swivel, its screen rotates around to turn it into a tablet. You simply swivel it around within its frame to make the transformation. Cool design! This hybrid powered by a dual-core Atom processor, and runs Windows 7 Premium.
Toshiba has announced a dualscreen laptop, the Toshiba Libretto W100. This new Toshiba Libretto W100 has dual 7" 1024 x 600 touch screen, along with a virtual keyboard. You can use one screen as the dispaly and one for the keyboard. It powerd by a 1.2GHz Intel Pentium U5400 processor, 2GB of RAM, and Windows 7 Home Premium. And features include 1 megapixel web camera, a microSD card reader and a battery that will give you up to five hours of usage. It is planning to bring it to market for $1,099 within the next few months. Watch it in action.
Today Sony has announced the new VAIO P Lifestyle PC, features: · Colourful ultra-portable PC weighs just over 600g · New design for two-handed operation while standing or walking · GPS and Digital Compass · Accelerometer sensor · Built-in Everywair 3G · Clear, bright, widescreen VAIO Display Plus · Easy to use with Quick Web Access
Lock your laptop now! The DormVault Laptop Safe($50) essentially is a huge metal box with a lock, that bolts to your dorm-furniture from the inside. With the lid closed and locked, the wing-nuts that hold the vault in place get locked in with your valuables. Cool? It is big enough to hold a 17" laptop and accessories, and you can even put your portable drive, phone, wallet in there.
The BookBook($80) is a Hardback Leather MacBook Case, which is designed to look like a hardback book. It turns your Macbook into a Leather-Bound Book. "BookBook is a one-of-a-kind, hardback leather case designed exclusively for MacBook and MacBook Pro. Available in Classic Black or Vibrant Red, BookBook brings three levels of security to your prized Mac. First, the hardback cover and spine provide solid protection from the rigors of the road. Second, the vintage book design disguises MacBook for superior security. And third, the stylish case protects you from being like everyone else because BookBook is totally original, just like you. "
With neat design, the Snowflake USB Microphone($45) allows it to sit on a desk with its built-in stand or to hang over the back of a laptop monitor. And the mic can be slided into its drawer to protect it and to store the USB cable. Available in Amazon for $45.
If you need a waterproof laptop sleeve for outdoor using? This Haglofs Laptop Drybag($TBA) is a padded, double-sealed laptop sleeve, which protects it from bumps and scrapes, and also featuring waterproof! The sleeve is available in 15 & 17-inch sizes, ‘Mandarin’ orange and Charcoal colors.
The Laptop Burka($36) is a Burka for you and your laptop to provide a privacy and glare-free space! "The Laptop Burka lets you work and play on your laptop without the glare of sunlight or stares from uninvited strangers. Laptop Burka lets you work or watch movies in your own portable private space, and its made from high-quality, breathable, lightweight fabric. Take it anywhere, anytime. No more eye straining or battery draining from glare. Take your Laptop Burka to the pool, the patio, the park, anywhere."
Logitech Notebook Kit MK605($100) includes a wireless mouse, a wireless keyboard with number pad and a Notebook riser. And their tiny wireless receiver stays in your notebook, no need to unplug it when you move around(connects both the keyboard and mouse). I like this Logitech's new Notebook kit, which turns your laptop into a comfortable workstation.
The Odyssey's case($TBA) is watertight, dust-proof, impact-resistant, and the cases injection molded cases are made of a high strength polymer resin which will provide the ultimate in protection for your gear. Named VU200711HW. Each case also comes with "a diced foam interior that can be plucked to the shape of the gear you are storing inside." Available in two version, standard has a carrying handle, the "HW" Models includes a pull out handle and wheels. Cool laptop case! It is a bit much for your laptop?