Epson Endeavor TD160E review. You have to see how times change. Do you remember from Epson and its famous printers? Personally I had long heard nothing of this manufacturer, which had fallen almost into oblivion. However , the company still active and so much so that in an attempt to rise from its ashes a phoenix which announced the launch of its first computer All in One focused on home users, the Epson Endeavor TD160E.
In fact it is not that wonderful team, but it’s something and something is better than nothing. The Epson Endeavor TD160E All in One is a capacitive touch screen with 10 points with a size of 15.6 inches and 1366 x 768 resolution, as a portable standard 15 inches. It houses an Intel Celeron N3150 1.60 GHz processor with 2GB of DDR3 memory and a 64GB SSD capacity. Read Celeron N3150 benchmark here.
Yes, the system is totally silent since it lacks active cooling (fanless), thereby being ideal for use in spaces where silence is very important as libraries or hospitals. It incorporates WiFi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth, one RJ-45 Gigabit and two USB 3.0 and HDMI video output connectivity.
The Epson Endeavor TD160E Pro comes with Windows 10 operating system factory and the manufacturer will offer different configuration options. In its most basic version (which I have described) will hit stores mid-March with a price of $ 889, quite high for what it offers.
We’ll see how she is going to Epson with this attempt to return to the domestic market, although it seems they have already left far behind the time when they were a world leader in the field of printers and related devices. Since then the team of which I speak today not blunts its hardware or its price exactly, but who knows if it’s just a test to see what market segment can be positioned.
Tronsmart Ara BJ19 is a celeron powered mini PC packing some really great specifications. Tronsmart is a Chinese company that has been making chipsets, PCs and computer peripherals from quite sometime. The company is now stepping into mini PC market.
Tronsmart Ara BJ19 is powered by Intel Celeron J1900 which is a quad core chip clocked at 2GHz and capable of pushing its frequency to 2.41 GHz under turbo boost mode. Manufactured using 22nm technology, the J1900 comes with 2MB cache and TDP of mere 10 watts which means it does not dissipate a lot of heat.
We have already seen this chipset in myriad Shuttle and Asus mini PCs and it is perfectly suited to the office and home use. However it is not fanless and you will find vents on the back of the unit. The Tronsmart Ara BJ19 comes with up to 8GB of DDR3L RAM and a conventional 2.5-inch bay for a hard drive or SSD.
Connectivity options include a full-size HDMI, MiniDisplay port for dual display support, Gigabit Ethernet network, 802.11 b / g / n wireless card, Bluetooth 4.0, four USB 2.0 ports, 3.5 mm audio jack and an infrared receiver.
Asus is all set to launch its new mini PC in the month of November that features an Intel Haswell processor but what really caught our eye is the price tag of Asus Vivo Mini – just 149 dollars.
Sine Asus will be marketing it as barebone PC you will be able to Windows, Linux or hackintosh on it. And of course the downside of buying a bare bone PC is that you will have buy / torr*nt operating system for it along with memory, storage (HDD / SSD) and even wireless card.
Coming to its processor choice, you get the choose between the Intel Celeron 2957U haswell, i3 or i5. If you choose either of the last two, you will have to shell out more. Other Asus Vivo Mini specifications include 4x USB 3.0 ports, display port, HDMI, Ethernet, full + half size PCIe card slot, m SATA connector and support for up to 16GB RAM and 2x SODIMM slots.
The Vivo Mini measures 4.9″ x 4.9″ x 1.7″ and features a VESA mount-compatible design that lets you mount it to the back of monitor or TV.
There are so much more great options out there for bare bone PC’s, such as Zotac’s Nano CI320 bare bone for $130. And you can even get the variation with a 64GB SSD, Windows 8.1. preinstalled, and 802.11ac for $230. What I’m trying to say is, this Asus box is pretty worthless for what it is.
If you are a fan of Android mini concept, make sure to check out the INTV 19 CX-919 as well.
Lately low cost laptops have got very popular especially those with the Windows with Bing OS as Microsoft is offering it with a lower price tag. Many of these cheap laptops, for instance Asus Chromebook C200 and C300 make use of Intel Celeron N2820 and N2830 processors respectively.
The TDP of these processors is just 7.5 watts which is much lower than your typical thin laptops with 17 watt TDP (Intel Core i5-4200U, E5- 4210U or i5-4300U). But how do the new CPUs do in benchmarks? Let us see.
The benchmark score of both N2820 and N2830 is 1000 in the passmark benchmark test.
Both of these new CPUs are based on bay trail architecture and made using 22nm manufacturing process. Both support 64 bit operating systems and come with 1MB L2 cache.
A few weeks ago Microsoft launched Windows 8.1 with Bing which is 100 percent identical to usual Windows 8 we have to know from the past two years.
The only difference is the fact it comes with Bing as the search engine by default. Microsoft is offering heavy discounts to the OEMs who are offering this OS on their laptops.
The Asus F200MA is one of the first to be launched with this new operating system and is already up for sale on a French online retailer for about €250.
Asus F200 MA specifications include 11.6 inch display, 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, 500 gigabyte hard disk drive, 2GB RAM, Intel Celeron N2830 bay trail processor, 1x USB 3.0 and 2x USB 2.0 ports.
Dell ha launched Inspiron 20 3000 in the US which is a 19.5 inch all in one PC that runs Windows 8.1 operating system. It is priced at 349 dollars and has built in rechargeable battery and touchscreen. The running time according to preliminary information is 5 to 6 hours and thus it can be used for long durations without access to a power outlet.
The Dell Inspiron 20 3000 with the model number 3043 has a 19.5 inch display with a resolution of 1600 x 900 pixels. The processor is either Intel dual core Celeron N2830 or quad core Pentium N3530. There is no DVD or blu-ray drive and there are only few ports on the side.
There is a kick stand which can use used in variety of angles. This all in one PC can be used as a desktop or tablet thanks to the built in battery. In addition to built in WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0, the Dell Inspiron 3000 All-in-One PC offers an SD card reader, three USB 2.0 ports, a network port and a HDMI input.
With all those heavy duty specifications, the total weight comes to 3,650 grams. The Dell Inspiron 20 3000 is already available in selected countries for $349.
If you are finding the new hybrids a tiny bit too expensive, consider taking a look at taking a look at the Medion Akoya P2211T. It retails for just EUR 480 and that includes a keyboard dock with 1 TB of hard disk. The tablet is driven by Intel Celeron N2920 quad-core processor that hums at 1.86 GHz and backed by beefy 4 gigabytes of RAM.
Medion Akoya P2211T (MD98706) specifications
11.6 inch screen with full HD resolution
Intel Celeron N2920 1.86GHz CPU
64GB SSD storage (tablet) + 1000 GB hard disk storage (keyboard dock)
4GB of RAM (non expandable)
Micro SD card slot, USB 2.0, 3.0 ports
HDMI output for HDTV, monitor connectivity
Windows 8.1 operating system
We were able to spend some time with the Medion Akoya P2211T (MD98706) and were impressed with its performance. The screen measures 11.6 inches and packs 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution which is excellent for a bargain tablet like this one. It shall be noted that the tablet part has only 64 GB of flash storage.
Medion Akoya P2211T Review
When keyboard dock attached you will be able to squeeze almost 10 hours of continuous runtime.
Medion Akoya P2212T (MD99360) will finally become available in Europe via Aldi stores for an affordable price tag of EUR 399. The deal includes keyboard dock too that will basically turn it into a mini laptop.
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Shuttle Computer will start shipping the bare bone DS81 mini PC. Processor selection starts from Celeron and goes up to Core i7 with maximum TDP of 65 watts. Motherboard used is Intel H81. There are two connections onboard, display port and HDMI. The new integrated graphics card in the new processor lets you play content even at 4K resolution.
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HP 350 G1 is a new handset designed for everyday use, thanks to a perfect balance between capacity and accessibility.
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