Sony Introduces High-End Notebook — Soyy Vaio Y

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Sony Introduces High-End Notebook — Soyy Vaio Y

The Japanese manufacturer Sony returns to bet on the more advanced configuration netbooks and renews its 11.6-inch model. The new Sony VAIO Y VPCYB39KJ was updated in Japan and designed for users who want a little more performance in a small size computer. Apparently the new Sony VAIO Y does not have great aesthetic modifications in relation to the model and is sold in the world. This maintains the same compact lines, presented in a rather sober gray.

In his side can clearly see the activity indicator and equipment in the typical green color of the line Sony. No doubt the aesthetic shows a simple and versatile product adapted to the new type device designs that Apple launched its MacBook Air. So long ago Apple introduced the chiclet keyboard layout that makes typing extensively and in turn the simpler designs we see in this Sony VAIO Y.

One of the windows of this netbook is a 11.6-inch display which offers a better display of information. Besides this, with 1.5 inches in size the manufacturer was able to place larger size keys becoming more comfortable typing. Combine these features with its low weight, we can conclude that the Sony VAIO Y is a good choice for many who needs digital texts anywhere. The screen has a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels display, ensuring sound and video files from the work area of ​​the operating system.

The processor is an AMD E-450 of 1.65 GHz that works in partnership with a Radeon HD 6320. The netbook also has 2 GB DDR3 RAM, 500 GB hard drive, webcam, memory card reader, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1 and HDMI port. The operating system model is the Windows 7 Home Premium. For its part, Sony disclose the price of memory cards PS Vita, with the launch of Playstation Vita closer promising some details about the Sony laptop are being revealed as the battery that has displeased many people and now the price of memory cards used by this.

Probably looking to reduce the cost of production and consecutively the final price of the device to the public, Sony chose not to include internal memory in the Vita and therefore have to buy storage cards for content such as movies, games and songs. The big problem is as usual in the Japanese firm will use the game cards themselves and some people that something suspicious was confirmed, the price charged by them will be well more than what I paid on an SD card for example.

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Asus Zenbook UX21

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 Asus Zenbook UX21

Overview 


The Asus Zenbook UX21 is the first 11-inch ultrabook to hit the shelves, joining the likes of the Acer Aspire S3 and its bigger brother, the Asus Zenbook UX31.

It expands the lineup of the new breed of super light and thin laptops, which has been nurtured by Intel. The ultrabook market is quickly expanding, with the Lenovo IdeaPad U300 and Toshiba Portege Z830 expected at the end of November.

The Asus Zenbook UX21 brings the exceptional power of the Intel Ultrabook to the small form laptop market, making it a different proposition to any existing netbook.

There’s Sandy Bridge power for starters, and power to match any full form laptop, but Asus has condensed all this technology into the smallest of chassis.

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Of course, comparisons will be immediately drawn with the Apple MacBook Air, which is one of the best ultra-portable laptops money can buy, and these two 11-inch portables are very closely matched.

The Asus Zenbook UX21 matches the Apple MacBook Air in every respect. It’s just as well-built, made out of a single piece of aluminium, just as light and oozes the same head-turning style and class that makes people cast admiring glances while you work in public.

It has the same Intel Core i5 low voltage 1.6GHz processor, and a 128GB solid state hard drive, which keeps the system really responsive and fast.

While they’ve slashed the size of this waif- Ultrabook, and retaining some top class tech, Asus has created the best netbook ever made.

Specifications

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Despite being only 11 inches in size, this netbook-sized ultrabook doesn’t scrimp on power. Under the Asus Zenbook UX21’s hood there’s a low-voltage Sandy Bridge Intel Core i5 2467M processor, clocked at 1.6GHz.

Despite only having a clock speed of 1.6GHz, the low voltage Core i5 still packs plenty of power, and there are four cores to make mincemeat out of most tasks.

The Asus Zenbook UX21 has a few more tricks up its sleeve. It has 4GB of RAM, (the MacBook Air has just 2GB) and a 128GB SSD card that aids performance. And at £849, it’s a whopping £150 cheaper.

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The Asus Zenbook UX21 is a Windows machine, so there’s no sleek OS X 10.7 Lion, should you have a preference, and there’s no superfast Thunderbolt port, but one of the two USB ports is the brand new USB 3.0 standard.

This whole package weighs just 1.2kg and measures just 9mm at its thickest point, making it frighteningly portable yet strong.

It’s clear from the outset that the Asus Zenbook UX21 has the right to rival the Apple MacBook Air, and the build quality is superb.

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The aluminium body offers no flex, the lid rises smoothly from the body, the keys are tactile, comfortably spaced and easy to type on despite being on a netbook-sized portable laptop, and it’s comfortable to type on, although the reduced size did lead to more mistakes than a standard-sized laptop.

If you spend most of your day bashing out long documents, then you would probably want to opt for the Asus Zenbook UX21’s larger 13-inch cousin, the UX31, or the excellent Acer Aspire S3, which is available for £699 for the Intel Core i5 model.

The screen looks fantastic for such a small laptop, and it’s ideal for watching movies while you’re on the move. Colours were vibrant, the picture sharp, and this makes the Asus Zenbook UX21 a great media machine for regular business travellers who need a functional machine when they reach their destination.

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One bugbear we had is with the Asus Zenbook UX21’s trackpad. For an 11.6-inch laptop, it’s well sized and smooth, but it’s extremely sensitive. This led to some chaotic moments, where clicks were registered accidentally, so things were dragged accidentally.

This is one area where the MacBook Air prevails, and its multi-touch track pad is smart enough to work out what you’re trying to do, and is seamlessly integrated with every part of the operating system.

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We were impressed to find a handy protective sleeve in the package, because the brushed metal will scratch easily, but it will do little to help protect against crushes or bangs, so it’s worth upgrading to something more durable.

Performance

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Cinebench 10: 7297
3D Mark ’06: 4096
Battery Eater: 189mins

The Asus Zenbook UX21’s Intel Core i5 2467M processor scored well in our lab tests, notching up 7297 in Cinebench, making it easily as fast as chips found on most mid-range laptops. It’s fully capable of multitasking standard tasks such as web browsing, streaming online video, picture editing and playing HD video.

When you consider the waif-like form of the Asus Zenbook UX21, it’s incredible that it can compete with bulky portable laptops.

In terms of graphics performance, the numbers that denote the quality of games, video rendering and programs such as Photoshop show that the Asus Zenbook UX21 doesn’t stack up so well.

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There’s no dedicated graphics card here, so the processor handles the 3D effects instead. There’s enough power to watch video and make simple edits to video, but hardcore graphics programs and even mid-range games would test the system beyond its limits.

Battery life is also good, and we achieved 189 minutes using our lab software, which involves simulating document writing while looping HD video in the background. In real terms, you can watch a full HD movie before reaching for the charger, or expect around five hours of web surfing and writing before your laptop dies.

If you’re away from the mains all day, then you might not consider five hours to be enough, but you’d have to look to the Sony Z Series to get anywhere near the same power and portability as the Asus Zenbook UX21, and that would mean a huge jump in weight and price. The Sony Z Series and its external power pack cost in excess of £2,600.

Asus zenbook ux21 review

One of the most noticeable attributes of the Asus Zenbook UX21 is the speed in which it resumes from sleep. Using innovations from Intel, the Zenbook resumes instantly, without the hangs and loading periods that have historically plagued Windows machines. This is the most tangible benefit, and brings the fight to the host of tablets on the market.

The screen itself is excellent, and it’s one of the best panels we’ve seen in a small form notebook. With the resolution equivalent to that of a larger 15-inch laptop, you can enjoy text documents and web pages properly, not like on a netbook, where the lower number of pixels means that web pages look zoomed it, meaning you have to scroll every few lines.

If you’re a regular traveller, and you like watching movies, then the Asus Zenbook UX21 is perfect, and has enough power to play back high-definition video. The extra two inches over a tablet makes all the difference too, and this means it’s a fantastic machine for those who mix work and play while on the move.

Verdict

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At over £100 cheaper than the Apple MacBook Air, with 2GB more RAM and an almost identical chassis, the Asus Zenbook UX21 is a fantastic buy for anyone looking for an ultra-portable laptop.

Some will argue that £850 is too much for a laptop that is too small to be an effective primary machine, and will need to be used in conjunction with something more powerful.

We liked

The form and size of this petite portable laptop is mind-blowing, especially when you consider the Sandy Bridge processor that’s inside.

You can play HD video and enjoy most tasks short of gaming and HD editing without coming across any issues, which genuinely offers an alternative to tablets such as the Asus Eee Pad Transformer.

The extras that Asus has packed into the box are also worth a special mention, and getting a thin protective sleeve and carry case for the extremely small charger add an extra bit of detail to this excellent all-round package.

We disliked

The problem we have with the Asus Zenbook UX21 is that few people would want to use this little laptop as their primary machine, due to the uncomfortable size and lack of connectivity options.

At £850, it seems like a very expensive addition to someone’s portable armoury, and less versatile than its big brother, the Asus Zenbook UX31.

The trackpad also is also crossed off the Christmas card list, and while you do get used to it eventually, it seems designed to infuriate users who are starting out with this wonderful portable PC.

Final verdict

As a piece of modern laptop engineering, the Asus Zenbook UX21 is sublime. Only Apple has previously been able to make something this sleek, light, powerful and desirable, and for those who want to stick with Windows, this moment could not have come soon enough.

Any major faults are not with the Asus Zenbook UX21 itself, but with the merits of an 11.6-inch machine.

If you need something for long trips away, £850 seems steep when excellent 13-inch ultrabooks are available that could arguably be used as a primary machine. The Acer Aspire S3 Intel Core i5 version retails for just £699.

Up against a host of great tablets, including Asus’ own Eee Pad Transformer Prime, it’s hard to justify the outlay.

Despite this, the stunning power and portable body make this a great buy. As netbooks continue their rapid decline, this ultrabook could replace them, and with it show the world that laptops are here to stay.

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ViewSonic VX2739wm, 27-inch LCD monitor with a response time of 1ms

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ViewSonic VX2739wm, 27-inch LCD monitor with a response time of 1ms

Coming attractions by ViewSonic. The American company has announced the upcoming market introduction of a new 27-inch LCD monitor for all those who want uncompromised performance.

ViewSonic VX2739wm has a Full HD native resolution, has a 100,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and a brightness of 300cd/m2. The factor that sets it apart from the crowd, however, is the response time set at a value never before achieved: a millisecond.

The display, as well as HDMI inputs, DVI and VGA, it boasts the presence of four USB ports and two speakers of 2W each.

ViewSonic VX2739wm is now in pre-order online store overseas at a price set at 349.99 U.S. dollars. At present there is no news on the actual availability of the product.

5800, v.50.0.005 firmware available for Product Code 0595998

After a few days from within the product code 0596011, with reporting by Manuel, we knows the number that Nokia has released new firmware for v.50.0.005 5800 with product code 0595998.
Completed thus expected to update the product code, at least for the No Brand. The devices branded by operators, however, almost certainly will not receive any updates.

You can upgrade to new firmware directly from the Nokia Software Updater.

44 of 100 iPad replace a netbook!

A recent survey by Alphawise, analyst Katy Huberty and Morgan Stanley, on March 2010, informed that 44% of shoppers have bought the iPad tablet sostituzone an Apple netbook / notebook!

The “middle way” between the iPhone and Macbook (so that the tablet was initially described in the Apple keynote in January) has been an enormous success, in both WiFi and 3G, as sales exceed one million devices!

The initial criticism from the iPad, focused on the impossibility of using such a product to a full replacement notebook! But it seems that many of these users would prefer the iPad to the laptop, did not consider therefore essential tastira physics, a webcam, a removable battery, Flash Support, Multi-tasking (which still will), etc..! It even seems that the iPad has slowed sales of notebooks in early 2010!

Probably it was the arrival of the iPad to direct the company HP, a leader in the field of notebookPC, the purchase of the Palm smartphone WebOS.

But while the iPad does not promote the sale of non-Apple laptops (20%), analysts tell us that in 41% of the tablet has replaced an iPod Touch, a Macbook in 24% and even 14% in the ‘buy a Mac (13% of a desktop PC)! Other data definitely positive for Cupertino indicate that 20 iPad of 100 have been purchased instead of another e-Reader is not Apple (like the Amazon Kindle’s) and in 17 cases out of 100 instead of a game-console, portable non-Apple (see Nintendo Game Boy and PSP).

Reade comic comics reader v2.03 for Windows Mobile, htc HD2 test on Video

We do not know how many of you read comics on a mobile device, but this program could be useful to someone. There are several programs for the iPhone and other devices. This program, comic reader, is also available for Windows Mobile and allows you to directly read a variety of formats like zip, rar, crb, cbz and directories containing images, all formats that are popular comics on the web.

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6.5.3 for Windows Mobile Omnia 2 closer: New Roma JE1

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6.5.3 for Windows Mobile Omnia 2 closer: New Roma JE1

The Italian official update for the Omnia i8000 2 new Windows Mobile version 6.5.3 seems ever closer. At the moment it is not official yet, but in recent weeks are a number of successive Roma office with the version 6.5.3 of the system.

The last JE1 is an example. At the moment there seems no particular differences smartphone software and the speed is very good from the first test. Find downloads and more info in the Forum.

GDesk, the theme of Symbian Maemo interface is updated

The theme for GDesk, based on the GUI running on Maemo and S60 has received a major update.
Now the issue is much more complete than the previous version and you can download it from.

Apple will solve problems with a Wi-Fi iPad next firmware

A few weeks ago, near the exit iPad Wi-Fi, you talked about some issues related to Wi-Fi on the “multimedia table” of Apple.

Apple recently updated support document, specifying what are the current solutions to the problems of Wi-Fi iPad. In various forums, including the official one from Apple, the problem with the Wi-Fi is in fact at various times been touched.

The solutions listed in the new document are:

* Update the router firmware to the last available
* Use passwords for WPA or WPA2 Wireless Security
* Change the brightness of the screen (?)
* Renew the IP address

Apple Hardware denies a problem nonetheless, adding that in the near future these problems will be fixed with a software update. Expect then a new firmware update soon which could be the iPad 3.2.1.

The problem which we have discussed include the weak signal and lack of access to reta with your password. According to Apple, the problem is still a small slice of iPad users.

Inception, the spectacular final trailer for the new film by Christopher Nolan

Expected in U.S. cinemas on 16 July (we will only come September 3) Inception is a science fiction movie – written and directed by Christopher Nolan – the plot that will see as a fascinating protagonist Leonardo DiCaprio.

Don Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a skilled thief, the best ever in the dangerous art of extraction, ie the theft of valuable secrets from the depths of the subconscious in dreams, when the mind is most vulnerable. The rare ability to Cobb has made him an actor in this new world of corporate espionage misleading, but it has also made an international fugitive costing the loss of everything he loved.

But Cobb is offered a chance for redemption: one last job may give him back his life, but only if he can accomplish the impossible – the inception, in fact -. Instead of stealing perfect, Cobb and his team have to do the exact opposite: their aim is not to steal but to implant an idea. If successful, it could be the perfect crime. But no one can warn them of an enemy pawn and who seems to know their every move, an enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming.

Green N8, complete image gallery

They come new images and some brief impressions of the Nokia N8 from the website Engadget. The version tested is the green one, a very unique color that makes the phone definitely unique and unmistakable. The following images and impressions:

The anodized aluminum shell construction gives the phone an excellent and extremely light, so one wonders if the battery is already present or not. In his pocket is extremely natural and comfortable, thanks perhaps to the particular curve at the sides. The attention to detail and design of the outer primary aspects were certainly in a constructive search for the new Nokia N8.

The Home button on the front seems a bit ‘low pressure but it is too early to make conclusions.

This is a short extract of the first impressions. Following the gallery pictures and videos, and more surely soon

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GDesk, iPhone theme for Symbian 5th Edition

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GDesk, iPhone theme for Symbian 5th Edition

Increase the collection of GDesk Themes: Today we announce a theme based on the interface of the iPhone. We can say that the theme is very basic, as happens on the phone to Apple (at least up to firmware 3), but very fast in its use.

Crazy Goblins: World War II, arriving in a beautiful third-person Shooter Game

TouchArcade shows the first images of what will be a new third-person shooter game., Diasponibile soon in the App Store. The game is called Crazy Goblins: World War II. The developers who are creating have indicated that the work is still being improved and that soon it will offer its first video-game.

Even in terms of graphics the game looks well built, although the certainty is given by the video that will follow in the coming days. The game should still be available for next month.

We will keep you informed on this new titoloo, showing the possible future Screenshots and videos will be released. For now, no information on the weapons, missions and purpose of the game. We look forward to.

Poll: Improve Android updates? And if they were paid?

It is useless to deny it, revealing a certain discontent common regardless of whether it is Samsung, HTC, Acer, Sony Ericsson and other manufacturers, with respect to the Android software updates.

On the one hand there are the manufacturers: to develop a product, create the hardware, optimized the Android software, and especially change the interface specific UI is definitely a job for a week. The times are much longer than one interface is more complex and diverse. Continuously updates released by Google certainly does not help to keep up and also all the manufacturers need to think about different phones and not to a single device at the same time.

There are other users: who spends 400/500 € for a phone you expect, with good reason, to receive a long-lasting support, a series of updates that improve the software features and a clear transparent and sincere on the part communications company. In addition, the customer expects to receive updates for distribution terminals that are not too old and can accommodate a “major update” with the hardware Inventory report. The customer expects spending 400/500 € a life cycle of the phone at least 18/24 months.

This unfortunately seems to happen and the reasons are many and as always linked to the economic factor.

But how could we find a meeting point between the interests of the houses and those of users?

Copy the way Apple could be a very clever solution by releasing the “major update” for a fee. This would mean that, if a phone comes out with Android 2.1, and is updated while keeping the same version, the update will be released without charge. If, however, after months, is updated to a higher version, say Android 2.2, this can be paid aggironameto (5 / 10 € for example).

In practice, if we take a Hero released in late September with Cupcake 1.5, this nine months after receiving the update 2.1. This update may be issued to pay, perhaps to 9 €. With this system, the houses could recover the money “spent on” development and might be encouraged to release the first update.

By applying this methodology in a larger scale, an update released Android 2.2 to a Hero maybe in November or December at an extra charge, increase the life of the phone and do not abandon to its fate after a few months.

An optical simplistic and does not take into account other factors, and perhaps more specific regulation, but, assuming remaining generalist.

Steve Jobs WWDC 2010 focused on the iPhone OS

In a little less than a month will see Apple’s most anticipated event: the presentation of new-generation iPhone. Together, the iPhone will be released the final version of the new firmware 4.0. During the WWDC, Apple will be rewarded by the best applications for iPhone and Mac, but this year’s Design Awards, or the award of the Application, will be exclusively dedicated to the iPhone OS, leaving the Mac

Many developers who create their own app for the Mac have felt saddened by this decision, to the point that Gansrigler Matthias, Flickery maker, has decided to send an email to Steve Jobs to know the reasons for this choice.

In the email, Matthias wonders why Apple has put aside the Design Awards for Mac developers and if there are hopes for the future.

Steve’s answer, strangely than usual argued:

We are focusing primarily (but not exclusively) on iPhone OS this year. Maybe next year we will focus mainly on Mac Just as is the normal cycle of things. No hidden meaning in everything.

Coming straight to the point, Steve admits that this year the work dedicated to the iPhone OS are really the most important. With the launch of the iPad and the imminent launch of the new iPhone, even within the resources of Cupertino are working on mainly two mobile devices.

So expect great things from this new OS for the time being only the third beta.

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How To Protect Your Mac Laptop From Heat In Summer

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How To Protect Your Mac Laptop From Heat In Summer

We’re officially in summer, the time that if we continue to use your Mac will have to use the laptop if we go away on vacation away from home or simply the time when our laptops suffer more from high temperatures. This post I will offer some tips to protect your MacBook, MacBook Pro or MacBook Air from heat and keep the laptop has problems with it. To achieve this, we will focus on attacking on two fronts: The accumulation of heat inside the laptop physically with simple cooling tips, and on the other hand, see what we can do from the operating system to minimize the impact on the CPU and prevent processes increase the energy required by the processor (and thus the heat to dissipate). With a little care and with these simple tips, should take care to the best of your little Mac laptop and alargaréis great life. My MacBook Pro is the model in late 2006, so bad I will not be doing to take care. Let’s see how.

Protecting the heat MacBook accessory pathway.
Let’s start from the outside. Use a portable means to move and expose many times in places unsuitable for proper heat dissipation. We can help you improve these situations in the following ways:

Remove the battery (if removable)
If we use the Mac inside a house, and we have no plans to move immediately, a good idea to remove the laptop battery. It is not battery protection issues, but rather of ‘space’: The inside of the notebook over and aerate the free volume of the battery will allow the heat to condense less. Of course, do only those portable Macs … The removable battery with battery soldered into the circuitry, which are better left.

Use a “lift”
If you have a desk similar to the photo, with a laptop connected to an external display, or just you use the laptop as main computer at home is a good idea to purchase an elevator. Is a kind of stand that “lifts” the laptop a few inches from the table. The free space is gained in the bottom makes the air circulate better in the back of the laptop, the area which is heated. Not being in direct contact with any surface (only small boom), the heat will cool more efficiently.
Personally I use the Griffin brand model (it’s coming out in the photo), made from aluminum and easily disassembled for transport. As a downside, the height is fixed and not adjustable. I recommend you dig out the different models and brands that offer elijáis that best fits your needs or tastes.

Take small “caps” to raise the laptop in the backpack
If we take your laptop on vacation, or are constantly moving from one place to another is a good idea to buy small “caps” of silicone that can be put on the back of the laptop and raise a few inches around the perimeter of the table Mac. Especially if the table is wood, it is imperative a solution or so, because the wood retains much heat and cool it takes a long time. You can buy these silicone caps or some similar solution in home plan, the important thing is that the Mac has some space below it.

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