Touch-screen notebooks have just been brought to the masses. Priced under S$800 with a respectable Intel Core i3 processor and a 11.6-inch screen, the VivoBook X202 is Asus’ newest push in expanding its already significant share of the notebook market. Another S$300 gets you the S400, with a larger 14-inch screen and 24GB of solid-state cache to boost hard drive access, giving current similarly-equipped ultra-books and notebooks a serious run for their money.
A quick survey of current notebooks in that price range shows that the touch-screen is literally, thrown in for free, along with the new Windows 8. Continue reading ‘Windows 8 touch-screens in new Asus lineup’
Fortune magazine has put up a rumour saying that invitations for Apple’s next launch event will be going out on Oct 10, and that the launch event is for the long-rumoured and much-awaited iPad Mini.
We might soon be getting something smaller than this
Based on information from a “major Apple investor”, popular tech blog TechCrunch has thus extrapolated the launch event to be on Oct 17, if the release keeps to the same schedule as the iPhone 5, with the retail release just within a week of that, likely on Oct 21. Fortune Magazine expects the launch day to be on Nov 2.
The iPad Mini is expected to be a smaller, 7.85-inch version of Apple’s popular iPad, and the possibility that Apple would release one increased recently after an Apple exec said Steve Jobs himself was open to the idea of a smaller iPad.
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We’re a bit shy here cos our desks are so messy, but how about the view from our back alley?
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The Republic’s three telcos – SingTel, StarHub and M1 – have all released their 4G price plans. With the iPhone 5 likely to be announced later today by Apple rumoured to incorporate Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology, we expect a lot of you are thinking of switching over to a 4G plan sooner rather than later. Here’s a comparison guide to help you make up your mind.
How Singapore telcos' 4G price plans compare
So, which way are you leaning?
The iPhone 4S. Will the iPhone 5 be very different?
If you’ve been waiting forever for the new iPhone, your wait might soon be over. HardwareZone is reporting that Singapore will be among the first wave to receive the rumoured iPhone 5, which should arrive on our shores Sept 21. There’s currently no official confirmation.
Will you be queuing up to get one? Chime in in the comments!