Asus G751JL is the newest 17 inch gaming laptop that features powerful Intel Core i5 4200H or i7 4720HQ processors, up to 32GB of RAM and dedicated Nvidia GeForce GTX 965m with 2 GB of GDDR5 RAM onboard.
The new model will join rest of the ROG models that include Asus G751JY, G715JT and G751JM. The G751JL has same appearance like those models – wedge shape, taut lines and nerve and brushed metal inserts that give it a futuristic look.
Asus G751M price
It is already on sale in Europe for about 1800 euro. The Asus G751JL measures 416 x 318 x 20/43 mm and weighs 4.3 kg. As expected Asus G751JL specifications are top notch. You get Intel Core i5-4200H or i7-4720HQ 22 nm Haswell processors backed by up to 32 GB of RAM and a dedicated video card which is the mighty Nvidia GeForce GTX 965m with 2 GB of GDDR5 RAM.
For storage you get whopping 1TB 5400 RPM with 8 GB of cache, 1.5 TB 5400 RPM + 128GB SSD or even a 1TB 7200 RPM traditional hard drive combined with a 256 GB solid state drive.
Other specifications include DVD super multi optical drive, four USB 3.0 ports, a Thunderbolt, HDMI and VGA video outputs, audio jacks for headphones and microphone, RJ-45 for Ethernet LAN, 2-in-1 card reader, Gigabit Ethernet LAN, 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 modules. Battery capacity is 8 cell 6000 mAh.
Toshiba Portege Z20T was recently spotted on FCC website and we were able to find out its specifications. It comes with a 12.5 inch full HD display and a detachable compact keyboard.
There are a lot of chances the Toshiba Portege Z20T could be fanless and equipped with a Intel Core M broadwell processor or the less powerful Core i5 / i7 ultra low voltage haswell CPUs. SSD drives of different capacities will be used in different models. RAM goes up to 8 gigabytes depending on the model you buy.
Built in digitizer will also be offered in certain models so that users able to doddle or write notes just like a pen. Of course you will Windows 8 operating system on board.
Concrete release dates are not yet know but expect it to be released during or just before the holiday season. Picture shows a tablet with square corners with Toshiba logo on the bottom left. Camera and microphone looks slightly off centered.
The Toshiba Z20T looks like a slightly bigger version of the Portege Z10T released last year. Other than improved processing speed, the Z20T offers maximum angle of inclination of the tablet attached to the dock of 120 degrees which is about 15 degrees more than what one used to get with Z10t.
Shuttle XH97V and DS437T are the two bare bone mini computers that retail for less than 250 euros. Both have good configurability and high expandability which make them perfect for small and home office. This is how it looks like.
Here is a pictures from the back.
Shuttle DS437T Review
The more compact but also the less powerful of the two is the Shuttle DS437T which measures 200 x 165 x 39.5 mm and weighs mere 1.43 kilograms. It is very compact and has volume of mere 1.3 liters. Featuring a completely passive cooling system, it offers a dual-core Intel Celeron 1037U generation processor that is based on Ivy Bridge architecture. The CPU has TDP of 17W and a clock rate of 1.8 GHz.
The Shuttle DS437T can be configured with up to 16 gigabytes of memory and both DDR3-1333 and DDR3-1600 are supported. For storage there is space for single SATA III 2.5 inch disk. Despite its small size it offers a large number of ports. There are a total of 8x USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, DVI video outputs, SD card reader, audio jacks for headphones and earphones and a RJ-45 Ethernet jack for LAN. For connectivity you get the trusty old Gigabit Ethernet and 802.11n Wi-Fi. The Shuttle DS437T is already available on the market at a recommended retail price of 234 euro.
Shuttle XH97V Review
For those who have a little more available space should go for the Shuttle XH97V which offers more performance and flexibility. You can configure it with any Haswell processor that includes Celeron, Pentium, Core i3, i5 and i7 fourth generation CPUs with maximum TDP of 65 watts. The Shuttle XH97V measures 240 x 200 x 72 mm with a volume of 3.5 liters and weight of 2.2 kilograms. There are two RAM slots which can be used to equip the system with up to 16 gigabytes of DDR3-1600 memory. For storage there are a total of three units thus giving the user a lot more flexibility when it comes to storage. The drives can be configured in RAID configuration as well.
Connectivity and ports selection in Shuttle XH97V is same as DS437T. It is already on sale for 235 euros including VAT in Europe.
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.
Dell has churned out Alienware 13 which is the smallest and lightest gaming laptop company has ever produced. Two years back, Dell used to offer Alienware M11x but axed as the company wanted to focus on thin and light laptops.
As expected from an Alienware, the specifications are fine tuned for excellent gaming. You get:
* Intel Core i5 or i7 Haswell processor
* Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M GPU
* 13.3 inch HD TN display
* 2x SSD for storage
* 1x USB 3.0 and 2x USB 2.0 ports
* 802.11ac WiFi module.
If you cannot do without FHD display, Dell offers a configuration with 1920×1080 IPS and even a 2560×1440 pixel display. The UHD has touch panel built into screen as well.
Acer has finally made its inexpensive fanless laptops Aspire E11 and V11 for sale. This is a small laptop that sells for mere 250 dollars.
The V11 is similar to the E11 and it adds a touchscreen display. We had a chance to play with the E11 and we found this laptop to be thin and light.
Both E11 and V11 offer performance that is good enough for basic tasks with all day battery life.
It shall be noted that since the processor is very, very power frugal, you should not expect its 7.5 watt processor to match the performance of a 15w haswell CPU.
Giada has launched D2308 tiny desktop with Intel haswell processor and Nvidia GPU. The Giada D2308 runs on Intel haswell processor and measure mere 9″ x 6.8″ x 2.15″ which means that they are very compact.
While there are many other tiny desktops available in the market like Zotac Zbox EN760 this one is also very small. In fact it is slimmer than Microsoft’s Xbox One and runs full fledge Windows 8 operating system. This is how it looks like.
Giada will offer some more variants of this model. First is D2308U which combines Intel Core i7 4500U processor and Nvidia GeForce GTX750 GPU. Second is D2308V which comes with an i5 4200U CPU and GTX650 graphics from Nvidia.
As both of these are processors for the ultrabooks the heat output is very low. Common specifications include 2.5 inch drive, 2x mini PCI Express card slots, 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, LAN, 2x HDMI, 1x DVI port, 3x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0 ports and memory card reader.
Giada D2308 is already available on Amazon for $739.99 with free shipping.
Sharp has extended its range of professional tablets with its latest tablet sporting a 15.6 inch WQHD display packing whopping 3200 x 1800 pixel resolution and backed by latest processor by Intel. It is being called the Sharp Merilis and it comes with Intel Core i5-4200U (Haswell) with a clock frequency of 1.6 GHz to 2.6 GHz.
Graphics are handled by Intel HD 4400 graphics and 8 gigabytes of RAM. Of course the main high light of the tablet is its 15.6-inch Sharp IGZO 16:9 matrix WQHD screen with 3200 × 1800 pixel resolution which translates to 235 pixels per inch. The screen has active digitizer enabling stylus input.
Other Sharp Merilis specifications include dual band WiFi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, three USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, Mini DisplayPort, and a slot for SD cards. It has weight of 1,250 grams and that includes a 128GB solid state drive, 2 mega pixel front camera, stereo speakers and a rechargeable battery that provides up to nine hours on a single battery charge.
Toshiba has released Dynabook Kira L93 a 13 laptop with a unique form factor. It features a mind boggling 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution display that is powered by the very capable of Intel Core i5 4210Y CPU with integrated graphics and 8 GB of RAM. For storage you get a good 128GB SSD.
Toshiba Dynabook Kira L93 Specifications
13.3 inch 2560 x 1440 pixel display
Intel Core i5-4210y Haswell processor
8 gigabytes of memory
128GB solid state drive
3x USB 2.0 ports
Micro HDMI port
802.11a/b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0
Harmon Kardon speakers
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit software.
Of course the highlight of Dynabook Kira L93 is the ability to transform into seven different shapes. For instance you can use it as notebook, tablet, desktop, canvas, flat, tilt and stand.
Asus is working on another Lenovo Yoga style convertible laptop called the TL300L. Back in May it was spotted on FCC website and that really did not reveal any of its specifications. Well how we have them and it will have Intel Haswell CPU and Nvidia GPU.
Asus TP300L specs
13.3 inch display
1920 x 1080 pixel touch screen
Intel Core i7 4510U processor
8 gigabytes of RAM
128 gigabytes of solid state drive
Nvidia GeForce 820 graphics chip
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HDMI output, and 2 USB 3.0 ports
Windows 8.1 64 bit operating system
So yes there will be a dedicated GPU to handle all those heavy graphics. Few days back we spotted the Asus TP500L which is basically a 15” version of TP300L. This means the company is all set to release a slew of Yoga style laptops in coming months.