After getting its first showing at AsiaD, we know ASUS’ Transformer sequel is super thin, powered by NVIDIA’s quad-core Tegra 3 chip and coming soon. And now we really know it, because the Transformer Prime has been gifted an official landing page, along with a requisite shadowy product shot. There’s no trace of the original’s mocha hues, which have been replaced with something brighter, and we think it looks mightily enticing. Those with a similar fetish for modular tablets can ensure they’re up-to-date by bookmarking the source link below.
Transformer Prime gets official landing page, shows mostly bezel originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 21 Oct 2011 13:17:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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ASUS has just posted a new video teaser for what appears to be a next-generation Eee Pad Transformer
. Titled “The next Transformation,” the clip is pretty light on details, though the mysterious device does make a brief appearance toward the end, sporting a design similar to what we saw last week, with ASUS’ Zenbook
lineup. No word yet on whether the forthcoming Transformer will be powered by NVIDIA’s quad-core Kal El, as rumored
, but you can see the teaser for yourself after the break.
Continue reading ASUS hints at next-generation Transformer in brief teaser video
ASUS hints at next-generation Transformer in brief teaser video originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 19 Oct 2011 06:34:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Until now we’d only come across NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 (aka Kal-El) in reference tablets and demos, but here we are finally looking at an actual product revealed at PT/Expo Comm China. It’s a 7-inch slate from ZTE called the T98, apparently running the quad-core 1.5GHz processor slightly underclocked at 1.3GHz, beneath Android 3.2, a 1280×800 display, 1GB RAM, 16GB storage, a 5MP rear camera and 2MP front-facer. The 11.5mm-thick body also houses a 3G modem and a 4000mAh battery, which won’t see many easy days powering this beast. No definitive word on price or release date yet, but click past the break for a reverse shot.
Continue reading ZTE T98 tablet with next-gen NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor spotted in Beijing
ZTE T98 tablet with next-gen NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor spotted in Beijing originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 27 Sep 2011 05:54:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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At this point, NVIDIA’s Optimus switchable graphics are old hat, but AMD is relatively new to the game of packing dual GPUs in a single laptop. AnandTech decided to pit the two solutions against each other and, well, lets just say AMD doesn’t come out looking so great. The biggest problem appears to be stability. While performance is acceptable (though, not quite as good as it should be) the site had trouble getting four of the supposedly 16 supported games to switch between the integrated and discrete GPUs as advertised. Regular driver updates, not to mention a bit more testing, could solve the issues, but for now NVIDIA’s Optimus simply outclasses its AMD counterpart. Check out the video after the break and don’t forget to hit up the source link for all the details.
Continue reading Switchable graphics solutions duel it out, AMD ends up looking like a chump
Switchable graphics solutions duel it out, AMD ends up looking like a chump originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 21 Sep 2011 01:13:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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We’ve all been there, trying in vain to remove dust caked onto the fans of componentry inside our rigs. It’s mostly a fruitless endeavor, but here to save us from the horde of dust bunnies invading our graphics card is MSI’s dust removal technology. Available on the company’s “Lightning Xtreme” edition of the GTX580, soot is annihilated by spinning that card’s fans at full throttle in reverse for thirty seconds after boot. That’s apparently an effective method for flinging accumulated grime off the spinners and (hopefully) into a spot you can actually reach. Unconvinced it’ll work? Well then, mosey on over to the source link bub, and prepare yourself for video proof of the fan-powered filth evisceration.
MSI’s reverse fan tech keeps dust out, graphic cards chilled originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 07 Sep 2011 02:07:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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It’s been a while
coming, but Lenovo’s ThinkPad tablet
has finally made its way to market. As expected
, the line of Honeycomb slates is now available for order on the company’s product page, with the 16GB, WiFi-only model priced at $500 and 3G-enabled versions going for $570 (32GB) and $670 (64GB). The 10.1-inch, NVIDIA Tegra 2-powered tablets are expected to begin shipping on August 29th, but you can order one now, at the source link below.
[Thanks to everyone who sent this in]
Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet now available for order, priced at $500 and up originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 23 Aug 2011 08:06:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Earlier this year, NVIDIA teased us all with the promise of its forthcoming Kal-El SoC, indicating an August debut. Well, we’re currently in the thick of that hot and hazy month with no clear sign of an incoming quad-core tablet, but certainly more release gossip. According to Fudzilla, multiple sources have confirmed ASUS’ next Eee Pad Transformer will indeed be first in line to pack four cores, lending credence to Chairman Jonney Shih’s claims the tab would be “impressive.” Concrete launch details for the slate have yet to be announced, but if Shih’s pre-CES timeline pans out, you’ll only have four long months to wait for a Glow Ball hands-on.
ASUS’ next gen Eee Pad Transformer to be first Kal-El device? originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 17 Aug 2011 11:40:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Are you a fan of grayscale technical drawings? Or perhaps you’re in the market for an all-in-one desktop, but don’t own an educational institution? Dell’s satisfying those key constituencies — and more! — with support documents for its upcoming Vostro 360. Ahead of any official announcement of pricing or availability, the PDF lets us glean a few specs: we’re looking at an Intel h61 Express chipset with Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 processors – or, if you’re feeling especially nostalgic, you can opt for a Pentium Dual Core. The system will max out at 8GB of memory, with integrated Intel graphics or a discrete NVIDIA GeForce GT, and a touchscreen option, if you’d rather let your fingers do the computing. Oh, and there’s a built-in camera privacy cover you can glue shut the next time you disgustedly swear off Chatroulette.
[Thanks, Emperor John Hancox]
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Dell Vostro 360 inadvertently revealed, shows off all-in-one specs originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 15 Aug 2011 17:50:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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A dozen uncompressed 1080p video feeds, simultaneously running off a single workstation. Yep, you’re looking at it. NVIDIA’s showcase piece here at SIGGRAPH was undoubtedly this wall — a monster that trumps even Intel’s CES wall in terms of underlying horsepower. A relatively stock HP Z800 workstation was loaded with the NVIDIA QuadroPlex 7000 Visual Computing System (that’s four GPUs, for those counting) in order to push four HD panels. A pair of Fusion-io’s ioDrive Duos were pushing a total of three gigabytes per second, enabling all 12 of the feeds to cycle through with nary a hint of lag. We’re still a few years out from this being affordable enough for the common Earthling, but who says you need to wait that long to get a taste? Vid’s after the break, hombre.
Continue reading NVIDIA, Fusion-io and HP drive a dozen 1080p streams on four displays at SIGGRAPH (video)
NVIDIA, Fusion-io and HP drive a dozen 1080p streams on four displays at SIGGRAPH (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 09 Aug 2011 17:50:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Primed goes in-depth on the technobabble you hear on Engadget every day — we dig deep into each topic’s history and how it benefits our lives. Looking to suggest a piece of technology for us to break down? Drop us a line at primed *at* engadget *dawt* com.
My, how times have changed over the last eight months. At CES 2011, we ecstatically witnessed the introduction of mobile devices with dual-core CPUs and drooled over the possibilities we’d soon have at our fingertips. Now, we look down at anything that doesn’t have more than one core — regardless of its performance. Not only are these new chips quickly becoming mainstream, Moore’s Law is in full effect with our handheld devices since tri-core and quad-core systems are just over the horizon. We can’t even fathom what’s in the pipeline for the year 2015 and beyond (we don’t think we’re too far away from that 3D shark seen in Back to the Future 2).
Let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves here, however. After all, we first need to wrap our puny human minds around the idea of what this newfound power can do, and why it’s changing the entire landscape of smartphones and tablets. In this edition of Primed, we’ll focus on why multicore technology makes such a difference in the way we use our handheld devices, whether we should even consider purchasing a handset with a single-core chip inside, and why one-core tech is so 2010. Check out the whole enchilada after the break.
Continue reading Engadget Primed: are multi-core chips worth the investment?
Engadget Primed: are multi-core chips worth the investment? originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 29 Jul 2011 17:15:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.