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MSI GS60 2QE Ghost Edition, GS70 2QE specifications, launched at Computex 2015

At the stand of MSI at Computex 2015, the Apothetech team came across MSI GS60 2QE Ghost Edition and MSI GS70 2QE gaming laptops, both of which feature GeForce GTX 880M,GeForce GTX 970M or 980M. Pricing information was not available but we are pretty sure they will be costing around 1500 euros. Both laptops not only have an aggressive gaming laptop style design but also make use of great quality materials and bold colors.  MSI GS60 Ghost Red Edition and MSI GS70 Stealth Pro Silver Edition specifications are given below.

MSI GS60 2QE Ghost Edition specs

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HP Pro Tablet 408 comes with stylus, sports 8 inch display

HP now offers some really amazing tablets with windows operating system on board. First one is of course the HP Stream 7 that retails for 100 dollars and second is the Stream 8 that goes for 150 dollars and up.

For those willing to shell out more should take a quick glance at the HP Pro 408 tablet that has 8 inch display with more RAM, improved camera over HP Stream 8. You also get digital stylus as additional input device with the Pro 408 tablet.

HP Pro Tablet 408 specifications

We have no pictures of it but we were able to find HP Pro 408 tablet specifications sheet on HP’s own website which tells us that it comes with an 8 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel IPS touchscreen display with 10-point multitouch panel, Intel Atom Z3736F Bay Trail processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB or 64GB of eMMC storage, microSDXC card slot (up to 128GB of removable storage), 8MP rear camera with auto-focus + flash, 2MP fixed-focus front camera, 4800mAh battery, 802.11 a / b / g / n WiFi + Bluetooth 4.0, Dual stereo speakers, Micro HDMI output and WiDi wireless display support. As you can judge by its screen shot, it runs Windows 8.1 operating system.

hp pro 408 tablet review specs

Thanks to its leaked specification sheet, we also know that HP Pro Tablet 408 measures 8.4″ x 5.5″ x 0.35″ and weighs 13 ounces. The FCC’s listing suggests that tablet is made by Foxconn.

Bluetooth Speaker Review: iHome iBN6 Waterproof for iPhone and iPad

The Bluetooth speaker category has reached its saturation but folks at iHome want to revive that category by their iBN6 waterpoof speakers. You can use these with your iPhone, iPad or iPod since all have built in Bluetooth radios.

Review: iHome iBN6 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

The iHome iBN6 costs 100 dollars and was shown off at CES 2014. There are there things that make the iHome iBN6 Bluetooth speaker so special. First is the fact that it IPX7 certified. Second it has a edgy new body and third, all of this is being offered at a very affordable price tag.

It measures 6 x 4.5 x 2.7 inches and has two 1.25 inch front facing drivers. There is also a 2.5 inch circular bass driver on its back.

You get a 3.5mm cable and micro USB charger in the box. The entire chassis is made of rubber that forms a grid of volume. 

So how is the sound quality? It is excellent thanks to the three speaker array iHome has been able to squeeze in three speakers inside its small chassis.

iHome iBN6

You can use it for phone calls and there are dedicated buttons for answering and ending phone calls on the unit.

Acer Iconia Tab 8 A1-840 A1-841 Tablets Specifications, Atom power and 3G powered devices

Acer Iconia Tab 8 A1-840 and A1-841 are the two new tablets both of which feature 8 display.

Acer Iconia Tab 8 A1-840 specifications include 8-inch IPS display with 1280 × 800 pixels resolution, 1 GB RAM, 16 GB of internal flash memory (expandable via micro SD slot),  802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE and GPS on board.

In addition there is a 2-megapixel camera on the front and a 5-megapixel camera on the back. There is a 4600mAh battery as well. The weight is 360 grams.

The A1-840 is powered by the new Intel Atom Z3735G processor that has four cores humming at 1.33 GHz, capable of overclocking to 1.83GHz when required.

Acer Iconia Tab 8 A1-841 specifications are same as A1-840 but add a 3G radio to keep you connected on the move. Processor is also different. A1-841 gets MediaTek MTK8389 ARM SoC clocked to 1.7 GHz with four cores.

Acer Iconia Tab 8 A1-840 A1-841 Tablets Specifications

The prices of A1-840 is around 140 euros while the A1-841 is going to be around 190 euros.

Lenovo ThinkPad 8 with Atom Z3795 brings faster CPU processing and double memory

Lenovo is taking the tablet market very seriously and today it has updated its ThinkPad 8 tablet with Intel Atom Z3795 quad core processor and 4 gigabytes of memory.

On the front there is 8.3 inch WUXGA display with IPS panel packing 1920×1200 pixel resolution, Bluetooth 4.0, 64 or 128 gigabytes of storage and micro SD card slot. Prices for the Z3795 model is listed for 1140 euros.

Lenovo ThinkPad 8 with Atom Z3795 specifications

* 8.3” display with full HD resolution
* 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 radio
* 64 or 128 gigabytes of flash storage, expandable via micro SD card slot
* Optional 3G or 4G radio
* 2 / 8 front / rear cameras
* Intel Atom Z3795 processor with quad cores
* 4 gigabytes of RAM
* Windows 8.1 operating system

The battery life is around eight hours on a single charge which is pretty amazing considering it has meager 20.5 watt hour battery inside.

Lenovo ThinkPad 8 with Atom Z3795

Nvidia P1761W Specifications, spotted on FCC

Nvidia is working on a tablet called P1761W that we spotted on the FCC website. Right now it is unclear if the Nvidia P1761W will come with Tegra K1 but we do know that it is a tablet.

We also know some of its specifications such as 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, stylus support, gaming-focus hardware and 200 dollar price tag.

We found that there are North American, European, and global versions of the tablet that is being referred to as ST8.

Nvidia P1761W

There are label drawing available right now that show the outline of the tablet with speakers on the bottom of the device. If they are not speakers they will be docking connectors. 

Lenovo A3300, A3500 Launched with 7, 10 inch Displays

A couple of new Lenovo devices have appeared on Bluetooth SIG group, Lenovo A3300 and A3500, both of which are most likely to be launched in a month or two. The A3300 will become successor to last year’s model, the Lenovo A3000 and will most likely sport the same size display as latter.

Lenovo A3300 specs price

Lenovo A3300 specs

This tablet is equipped with a 7 inch display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels, 4-core MediaTek CPU with clock frequency of 1.3 GHz, 1 GB RAM, 2-megapixel main camera, front camera dedicated for video calls (0.3 megapixels), built-in 3G that allows making calls and micro USB port. Above all, it runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system.

Lenovo A3500 specs price

Lenovo A3500 specs

The A3500 looks like last year’s Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet and packs 10.1 inch display, 1280×800 pixel resolution, 5 megapixel camera, Mediatek processor, 1GB RAM, webcam, and Android 4.2 operating system.

Samsung N120 now goes on sale

Finally, Samsung’s announced its long-awaited N120 netbook for a not so desirous price of $465.99. Its available in two shades – black and white. Nothing unusual or rare about its features yet to put them down, here they come:

  • 1.6GHz Atom N270 processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 1,024 x 600 resolution panel
  • 160GB hard drive
  • 3-in-1 multicard reader
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
  • Ethernet jack
  • a “2.1-channel” sound system
  • 6-cell battery
  • Windows XP Home

[via Engadget]