Just because most of the high-profile product announcements of IFA 2014 are behind us, it doesn’t mean the Berlin-set world leading consumer electronics trade show is all over. Not yet it isn’t, as a number of exhibitors will be using the expo’s final couple of days to introduce their less exciting new hardware additions.
Last year, Lenmar launched their Undead Power marketing campaign for their lineup of external battery packs and accessories. Pairing the idea of zombies and mobile power – two quite popular themes right now – is brilliant. I find it fun. Why not?
Like redditor ishkabibbles84 said, “Honestly I think if anyone can stop the FCC from ruining net neutrality it will be the porn industry.” And that’s certainly the motive behind the recent announcement a spokesperson just made for Pornhub, Redtube, and Youporn. The famed porn sites have decided to join the BattleForTheNet campaign to fight for net neutrality.
Toshiba’s IFA 2014 bag of goodies includes a Full HD Chrome OS-running 13-inch notebook, an unbeatably low-priced 7-inch Windows tablet, a compact, slim and sleek convertible and, lastly, a low-cost 11.6-inch mini-laptop whose only mission in life is to throw roadblocks in Chromebooks’ path to glory.
IFA 2014 continues at full speed, bringing forward yet another Windows 8.1-running 2-in-1 computing machine. Or should we say not another Windows tablet/laptop convertible? Well, yeah, we’re all pretty fed up with these “versatile”, overpriced, often clunky transforming devices, and at this point, we don’t see how anyone could revolutionize the space.
There’s still a deluge of exciting product announcements coming in from IFA in Berlin, but if you care to take a short break from all that, we’d like to bring to your attention a launch ongoing in a whole different part of the world. Namely, America.
Asus EeeBook X205While most PC veterans are busy milking the growing stagnant popularity of convertible machines, and further blurring the lines between conventional laptops and tablets, Asus is going back to its roots to revive the once beloved Eee family.
Just because Samsung dropped its biggest bombshell during the opening day of IFA 2014 in the form of an innovatively designed Galaxy Note Edge handheld, it doesn’t mean the Koreans are all packed and ready to leave Berlin.
We’re currently in the midst of a crazy packed IFA 2014 opening day in Berlin, Germany, as Samsung, Lenovo, Acer and Asus, to name a few, have been quick to announce and showcase all kinds of exciting new gear.
It seems Acer’s affordable 2-in-1 Aspire Switch experiment worked like a charm, and so the original tablet/mini-laptop hybrid is already due for a refresh. Initially advertised as a 4-in-1 device, the Windows 8.1 convertible has actually got three follow-ups at IFA 2014 in Berlin.
Toshiba has announced its latest Chromebook, and unlike some of the other Chromebooks on the market, it will not have a bad display. The Chromebook 2 has a 1080p resolution display and 4GB of RAM, though there will be another version of the laptop that is available with lower specs. The Chromebook 2 ships with 16GB of internal storage, but that can easily be upgraded since there is an included SD card slot.
It is hard to find a gaming laptop that can also boast a slim design, but those laptops are beginning to hit the market in the 14-inch range. The same has not yet been true for 17-inch gaming laptops, at least until now. Lenovo has announced the Y70 Touch, a follow-up to its Y50, that weighs just 7.5 pounds but comes with more than enough power for gaming.