Windows 8 : Make Your Laptop Life Easier or Confused

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Microsoft released Windows 8 and delivered a completely new lifestyle of laptop life. But Does it make your laptop life easier or you are baffled a lot by the new ways of operation method?

A Mom said it was very difficult to get used to for her 8-year-old and a 10-year-old, and they never got used to it. The familiar Windows Desktop is still available through one of the tiles, and most programs will open up in that environment. But since the Start button is gone, users will have to flip back and forth between the desktop and the tile screen. Instead of the Start menu and icons familiar Windows 8 displays applications as a colorful array of tiles, which may be updated information from applications. For example, the “Photos” tile shows an image from the collection of the user, and the “People” tile shows pictures social media contacts of the user. (Microsoft is authorized to use the AP content in applications Windows 8 news.)

Windows 8 runs on computers with processing chips made ​​by Intel Corp. or Advanced Micro Devices Inc. There is a basic version designed for consumers and a Pro version for more tech-savvy users and companies. Borrowing Playbook Apple, Microsoft allows for RT applications only from its online store, and applications must meet the Content Guidelines and others. Once Windows 8 is on, most machines will sell this version of Windows.It is possible to buy Windows 7 machines or upgrade to Windows 7, if you have command line and your choice may be limited to games or commercial machines.Microsoft did not say that the deadline for Windows 7 will, but expect to be able to buy Windows 7 as an upgrade for another year or preinstalled on a new machine for two years.After Windows 7 was released in October 2009,For example, retailers were still allowed to sell boxes versions of its predecessor, Vista, until October 2010. PC manufacturers were able to sell Vista machines until October 2011.Microsoft plans to continue to provide technical support for Windows 7 until 14 January 2020.

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CTL 2go Pad SL10 Windows 7 Tablet Available for Pre-Order

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CTL’s 2go Pad SL10, a 10.1-inch tablet with an Intel Atom processor and Windows 7 OS, is now available for pre-order.

Besides the capacitive multitouch 1024×600-pixel LED-backlight display and the Atom N450 at 1.66GHz, the SL10 2go Pad has 2GB DDR2 memory, a 250GB hard drive, 1.3MP front-facing camera, microphone, stereo speakers, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Ethernet LAN port, two USB connectors, a Micro SD Card reader, and a mini VGA port.

The tablet weighs 2.6 pounds with its 4-cell battery which provides up to 5 hours of run time.

The 2go Pad is priced at $499. It is expected to start shipping by October 15th.

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Clevo X7200 Gaming Laptop with Dual GeForce GTX 480M on Sale

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Taiwanese laptop maker Clevo has released the X7200 17.3-inch gaming notebook, featuring dual GeForce GTX 480M video cards and Intel desktop CPUs.

Besides two Nvidia GeForce GTX 480M GPUs in SLI configuration with 2GB of GDDR5 video memory, the Clevo X7200 comes with the Intel Core i7 LGA1366 processor, up to the six-core i7-975, and has three DDR3 SoDIMM memory slots for up to 12GB of RAM. There are three 2.5″ hard drive bays with RAID 0/1/5 support, and a Bly-ray or DVD optical drive.

Its 17.3″ glossy display has a full HD resolution of 1920×1080 pixels.

The notebook also has five speakers, including a subwoofer, Dolby Home Theater audio technology, optional TV tuner, a 3MP web camera, mic, two USB 3.0 and three USB 2.0 ports, HDMI, DVI-I, and S/PDIF outputs, optional HDMI input port, a 9-in-1 media card reader, eSATA and Firewire connectors, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth options, and Gigabit LAN.

It features an aluminum body and weighs around 12 pounds with its 78.44WH battery, that is capable to power the system for an hour.

The Clevo X7200 is Windows 7 compatible and is available via Sager, AVA Direct, iBuyPower and other sellers for a base price of around $3,500 when configured with dual GTX 480M.

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HP Slate 500 Tablet PC Offically Launched

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Hewlett-Packard today officially released the HP Slate 500 tablet PC, featuring a 8.9″ multi-touch display, Windows 7 OS, and an Intel Atom processor.

Aimed at business users and professionals, the HP Slate 500 includes the Atom Z540 chip at 1.86GHz and US15W chipset, both designed for use in Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs). It has 2GB of RAM, 64GB of Flash storage, GMA 500 integrated graphics and Broadcom’s acclerator for high-def video decoding.

The multitouch display additionally supports input via an included pen, and has LED backlight and a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels or 1024 x 768 “for some applications,” according to Slate’s datasheet.

There are also a front VGA camera and a 3MP cam on the back of the unit, stereo speakers, microphone, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a single USB port, an SD/SDHC/SDXC media card reader, and a docking connector for the included HP Slate Dock with two USBs and an HDMI port.

With its 2-cell 30WHr battery, the Slate weighs 1.5lbs.

The pre-loaded Windows 7 edition is Professional.

Both business users and consumers can purchase the HP Slate 500 (XT962UA) for $799 via the company’s website.

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HP Compaq Presario CQ60-615DX – Another Sub-$300 15.6″ Laptop

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Best Buy now offers the HP Compaq Presario CQ60-615DX 15.6″ laptop, priced at only $299.99.

One of the cheapest 15.6-inchers in the US market features an Intel Celeron 2.2GHz processor, GMA 4500M integrated graphics, 2GB of DDR2 RAM, a 250GB HDD, a DVD burner, a 6-cell battery with life of “up to 3 hours and 45 minutes”, and Windows 7 Home Premium OS.

The display of the Compaq Presario CQ60-615DX has a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

The affordable 6.6-pound laptop also sports 802.11n wireless, Ethernet LAN, a 56k modem, Altec Lansing speakers, and three USB ports.

Another sub-$300 15.6″ laptop offering this back-to-school season is the AMD-based Acer Aspire AS5251-1513, sold by Walmart for $298.

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Gateway LT22 AMD-Based Mini-Laptop Announced

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Besides the 11.6″ LT32, Gateway has released the LT22 10.1″ mini-laptop featuring AMD’s 2010 Ultrathin Platform.

Unlike the Intel Atom-based LT21, the Gateway LT22 includes the Athlon II Neo K125 1.7GHz single core processor, ATI Radeon HD 4225 graphics, DDR3 memory, a 250GB hard disk drive, a 6-cell battery providing up to 6.5 hours of run time, a 1024 x 600 LED-backlight screen, and Windows 7 Starter OS.

The ultraportable also sports a webcam with microphone, HDMI port, two USB 2.0 connectors, 802.11n wireless, Gigabit LAN, a multi-in-1 media card reader, and a multi-gesture touchpad.

The Gateway LT22 has a honeycomb chassis design and comes in either matte silver or brown.

The laptop is available in Canada with a base price of CAD $349.99 ($339 U.S. dollars). We have no info on pricing and availability in the U.S.

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DRS Announces ARMOR X10gx Rugged Tablet

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DRS Technologies has announced the new 10.4-inch ARMOR X10gx fully-rugged tablet.

The X10gx has a magnesium alloy chassis and is fully compliant with MIL-STD-810G standards for shock, vibration, and temperature extremes. In addition, it’s rated IP67 for ingress protection, making it impervious to moisture, dust, sand, pollen, mold and more.

The ARMOR x10gx features the Intel Core 2 Duo SU9300 1.2GHz ultra-low voltage processor, 2GB of DDR3 memory expandable to 4GB, up to 160GB solid state drive, twin hot-swappable lithium ion battery pack, and Windows 7 Ultimate OS.

Its anti-glare LED-backlit display has a resolution of 1024×768-pixels and supports digitizer pen and resistive touch input. Also, there is a pen-only model available.

The ARMOR x10gx includes 802.11n Wi-Fi, Ethernet LAN, Bluetooth, optional Gobi 2000 mobile broadband with GPS, three USB ports, an HDMI output, an SD/SDHC card reader, a legacy docking connector, and an optional handle.

Regarding security, there is the TPM 1.2 module, fingerprint scanner, a Smart Card reader, and support for encrypted drives.

The 4.7-pound (including handle and one battery) ARMOR X10gx will be available from September 15th with a three year limited warranty. There is no info on pricing yet.

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Samsung X125 Ultraportable Now Available in U.K.

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The Samsung X125 11.6-inch AMD Ultrathin-powered ultraportable notebook is now available in the UK.

The 0.96-inch thin Samsung X125 weighs 3.33 pounds and features the AMD Athlon II Neo K125 1.7GHz single-core processor, ATI Radeon HD 4200 integrated graphics, 3GB of DDR3 memory, 320GB of hard disk space, and Windows 7 Home Premium OS.

Its LED-backlit glossy display has a resolution of 1366×768 pixels.

Samsung’s new ultraportable also includes an integrated web camera, stereo speakers, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Ethernet LAN, Bluetooth 3.0, three USB ports, a 4-in-1 media card reader, and HDMI and VGA outputs.

The Samsung X125 is available via Amazon U.K. and for about £435 ($680). We have no info on its availability in the U.S.

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Asus Eee PC Lamborghini VX6 Manuals Published

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Asustek has published user manuals of the upcoming Asus Eee PC Lamborghini VX6 ultraportable laptop.

According to the manuals, the Eee PC VX6 features a 12.1″ 1366×768 display, the dual-core Intel Atom D525 1.83GHz processor, NVIDIA ION 2 graphics, and Windows 7 Home Premium OS.

The Lamborghini-inspired and branded notebook has VGA and HDMI outputs, three USB ports, an SD card slot, and a multitouch touchpad.

There is no word on release date and pricing.

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MSI Announces FX610 15.6″ Laptop

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MSI has announced the new laptop from their entertainment-oriented F Series – the 15.6-inch FX610.

The FX610 features the AMD Phenom II triple-core processor, ATI Radeon HD 5470 1GB dedicated graphics, up to 8GB of DDR3 memory, a 500, 640 or 720GB hard drive, a DVD writer, Windows 7 Home Premium OS, 1366×768 display, and a “unique raised totem seal coating.”

MSI’s new multimedia laptop also includes a web camera, two speakers with THX TruStudio Pro surround sound technology, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet LAN, Bluetooth, two USB ports, an eSATA/USB combo port, a 5-in-1 card reader, and HDMI and VGA outputs.

The MSI FX610 weighs 5.29 pounds with its standard 6-cell battery.

There is no word on pricing and availability.

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