Electrifying electronic products [New Straits Time (Malaysia)]
(New Straits Time (Malaysia) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) SLEEK: Thousands of new products were showcased at the international Consumer Electronics Show 2014 in Las Vegas. The New Sunday Times highlights some of the innovations that will come to our shores soon
THE memory products company launched the DataTraveler Locker+ G3 (DTLPG3) USB 3.0 Flash drive for personal security. The product password protects and hardware encrypts data to provide security with USB 3.0 speed.
It has higher speeds than the previous generation DataTraveler Locker+ G2, with read speeds up to 135MB/s and write speeds up to 40MB/s. DataTraveler Locker+ G3 is available in 8GB, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities and is backed by a five-year warranty.
The chip maker made news with its most powerful Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) ever, the AMD A10 7860K and 7700K. Codenamed "Kaveri", the APUs will be on shelves in desktops early next week.
"Kaveri" is the world's first APU to include Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) features, the sound of AMD TrueAudio Technology and the performance gaming experiences of its Mantle graphics card.
Kaveri-based notebooks will be available in the first half of this year.
The company also showcased Android OS Experience on Windows with its technology partner BlueStacks.
The solution enables full Android OS experience to Windows-based tablets, 2-in-1s, notebooks and desktops optimised for third- generation AMD APUs.
The solution allows Android to run within Windows, eliminating the need to disengage from one OS before using another, and provides familiar Android interfaces and app support.
AMD also revealed the Discovery Project, a tablet, game controller and productivity dock hybrid running on its 'Mullins' APU and designed for high-end performance.
The electronics giant unveiled its newest Ultra PC as well as second generation Tab-Book 2 hybrid. The products support Windows 8.1 and uses LG's IPS display technology. The LG Ultra PC (model 13Z940) weighs less than 1kg, runs on Haswell Intel Core i5 processor and has a solid-state drive (128GB or 256GB) for quick access. It has a full HD 13.3-inch display with 4.4mm thin bezels. The Ultra PC features Reader Mode, allowing the user to alter the background of any onscreen image to resemble paper, reducing eye strain and energy consumption. The latest Tab-Book 2 models - 11T740 and 11T540 - also run on Windows 8.1 and are optimised for 10-point touch control.
The models have slide-out QWERTY keyboards hidden under the 11.6- inch touchscreens. With a press of a button on the side of the unit, the keyboard glides out from beneath the display.
The flagship model 11T740 Tab-Book 2 is only 16.7mm thin and weighs 1.05kg, while model 11T540 Tab-Book 2, is lighter at 930g with a thickness of 13.7mm.
Also revealed was the LG 27-inch AIO PC, which can switch from computer to TV mode without having to reboot the PC. Its picture-in- picture feature makes it possible to watch TV and browse the Internet simultaneously.
The company is not only concentrating on bringing 4K Ultra HD display technology to its televisions but also on its tablets, laptops, projectors and video cameras. 4K or Ultra HD is the next generation of display technology that offers a resolution of 4,000 pixels wide and 2,000 pixels high. It's equivalent t four 1080p (HD standard) screens in height and length.
Panansonic plans to release two 4K TVs - the 65-inch TC-65AX800U and the 58-inch TC-58AX800U - later this year. It revealed a 20- inch tablet with a 4K display and a seven-inch Toughpad FZ-M1, running Windows 8 on an Intel Core vPro processor. Panasonic introduced its wearable action video camera with 4K recording. The enterprise segment can look forward to its 4K OLED Video Wave projectors at affordable prices.
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