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Elecom SX-CL24L CL23L CL22L CL21L CL20 laptop coolers launched in Japan

Elecom has launched six new laptop coolers in the Japanese market. First is the SX-CL24L SX-CL23L which have blast mode switch that increases the rotational speed of the cooling fan. It features a 14 cm fan that spins at 1300 rpm that can cool down your laptop by up to 13 degrees. The main difference between the SX-CL24L and SX-CL23L is the use of built-in USB 3.0 hub that adds four additional ports. SX-CL24L price is ¥ 22,800 ($ 190) while the SX-CL23L retails for ¥ 15,100 ($ 125). Weight of SX-CL24L is about 1,580g and SX-CL23L weighs 1,530g.

Elecom SX-CL24L CL23L CL22L CL21L CL20

SX-CL22L – It is a notebook PC cooler with a stand where you can adjust the angle of the body. It is with a 20cm fan capable of doing maximum 800rpm which in turns cools down your laptop by 10 degrees. Price is ¥ 8,870 ($ 74).

SX-CL21L, SX-CL21- The SX-CL21L is for 15.4 inch to 17 inch laptops. The main difference between SX-CL21L and SX-CL21 is their size. The SX-CL21 can be used only with 12.1 to 14.1 inch laptops. Both come equipped with a 20cm fan capable of doing a maximum of 800rpm. With tax, the price of SX-CL21L is ¥ 8,870 while the SX-CL21 7,090 yen.

SX-CL20 – It is a flat cooler for laptops that can accommodate a wide range of laptops (12.1 – 17 inch). The price is ¥ 5,310 and is available in only black color.

Onkyo TW08A is a cheap Japanese tablet

Onkyo is a popular Japanese company and it has launched a new 8 inch Windows 8.1 tablet with an affordable price tag of 25,000 Japanese Yen (~ $200). The tablet is called the Onkyo TW08A and here are its specifications:

Onkyo TW08A

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Dosupara DG-08IW tablet weighs 330 grams and runs Windows 8.1

Dosupara is a popular Japanese electronic company and today it has rolled out DG-08IW tablet that runs Windows 8.1 with Bing operating system. The highlight of this tablet is its weight which is just 330 grams which makes it the lightest in its class.

This low cost Dosupara DG-08IW specifications include 8 inch display, 2 gigabytes of memory, Intel Atom Z3735F 1.33 GHz processor with onboard integrated GPU, 16GB of flash storage and 1280 x 800 pixel resolution with multi touch capability.

Its connectivity and port selection includes micro USB port, micro SD card reader, mini HDMI, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, 2 megapixel front and rear camera along with audio input and output jack.

Dosupara DG-08IW

Battery capacity of Dosupara DG-08IW is 4400mAh which is good enough to give you 4-5 hours in real world use.

NEC VersaPro Type VT Specifications Price

NEC Japan has released 10.1 inch tablet meant for business and education in Japan for 117,500 Yen (1150 dollars). It runs on an Intel Atom Z3975 processor clocked at 1.60 GHz that turbo boosts to 2.39 GHz.

The screen packs full HD resolution despite being so small. It has been given gorilla glass treatment so that it does not scratches easily.

LTE model comes with only 64GB flash storage while the non LTE models come with 128GB. Other specifications include 8MP camera, 2 mega pixel webcam, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, micro HDMI output port, micro SDHC card slot, audio input and output. You also get GPS, video acceleration, gyro scope and brightness sensor that automatically adjusts the brightness of the screen.

NEC VersaPro Type VT Specifications Price

Battery life is around 13.8 hours on a single charge. The company is said to be working on a similar 12.5 inch windows tablet as well but that is expected to be out in June.

Product information
http://jpn.nec.com/products/bizpc/versapro/vt2/
http://jpn.nec.com/products/bizpc/versapro/vz/

Frontier Core i5-4440 i7-4770 GX Desktop Specs Price

Frontier Japan has released a mini tower PC under GX series. Powered by Intel Core i5-4440 or i7-4770 processor, you can get them either with Windows 8 64 bit or Windows 7 operating system.

Frontier Core i5-4440 i7-4770 GX Desktop Specs Price

Other specs include 4 gigabytes of RAM, 500GB hard disk, a DVD Super Multi drive,  HDMI output, DVI-D, mini D-Sub15 pin also called VGA, audio input and output (front × 2, rear × 2) jacks, USB 2.0 × 8 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, and USB 3.0 × 4 ports.

Body size of Frontier Core i5-4440 i7-4770 GX Desktop is about 9.3 kilograms in weight and measures about 174 × 392 × 365mm (width × height x depth). Price of starting model is 77,280 yen while the top model goes for 91,770 yen.

HP Offering Slate7 Shimajiro model in Japanese Schools

Hewlett Packard Japan Ltd has started accepting orders for the Slate7 Shimajiro model meant for young children. Shipping will commence February 20 and it will carry  a price tag of 19,800 Yen (USD 193), plus shipping charges (2,100 Yen). Early buyers will get a liquid crystal cleaner as purchase bonus. This offer is valid till March 31 only.

HP Offering Slate7 Shimajiro model in Japanese Schools

This special Shimajiro model adds a variety of apps via Shimajiro club. On the hardware side, the tablet is same as the vanilla Slate7. It does however comes with a silicon case as shown in the pictures.

HP Slate7 Shimajiro

Specs wise, it can rival any Android tablet out there, thanks to its powerful Nvidia Tegra 4 processor, stylus, 1GB RAM, 16GB flash storage, and 7 inch IPS display packing 1280×800 pixel resolution. It runs Android 4.2 jelly bean operating system.

Find more information about this offer on benesse.ne.jp (Japanese). Here is the HP’s press release (Japanese)

Mouse Computer Lm-AR310E, ARS210E with AMD A4 4020; Specs Price

Mouse Computer Japan has launched Lm-AR310E, ARS210E with AMD A4 4020 APU (accelerated processing unit). Lm-AR310E will cost 39,900 yen while the ARS210E retails for 42,840 yen.

mouse computer Lm-ARS210E specs

Specification for both are same. You get AMD A4 4020 APU 3.2 GHz 64 bit CPU, Radeon HD 7480D GPU, 4 gigabytes of RAM, 500 gigabytes of hard disk drive, DVD super multi drive and Windows 8.1 64 bit operating system.

mouse computer Lm-AR310E specs

Port selection include Gigabit Ethernet, PS / 2 × 2, USB 3.0 × 4, USB 2.0 × 2, DVI, mini D-Sub15 pin, voice input / output interface. Empty slots PCI Express x16 × 1, the x4 × 1, the x1 × 1, PCI × 1. Lm-ARS210E of Slim type only also includes SD card / Memory Stick slot.

Lm-AR310E measures 180 × 382 × 373mm (height x width × depth), while the Lm-ARS210E measures 100 × 393 × 364mm.

Amazon Japan Now Offering VivoTab Note 8

Wacom digitizer equipped Asus VivoTab Note 8 is now being offered by Amazon Japan in four different configurations. Japanese internet shopping site, Joshin Web is selling it in 32 GB and 64 GB capacities. Starting price is 39,800 yen and is slated to be released in late February. It should be noted that one of the models, R80TA-DLPS to be exact, is offering a recovery image in micro SD card that is included in the package.

Amazon Japan Now Offering VivoTab Note 8

VivoTab Note 8 M80TA-DL64S

Sales outlet:  Yodobashi, Sofmap, Bic Camera
Price    (Price reduction 10%) 49,800 yen
Release Date    January 24
CPU    (1.33GHz, onboard video) Atom Z3740
Memory    2GB
Storage    64GB
Liquid crystal    1,280 × 800 dots, Wacom digitizer equipped, multi-touch enabled
Office Home and Business
OS    Windows 8.1 (32bit)

R80TA-DLPS

Sales outlet Joshin Denki Co., Ltd.
Price    (Price 1% reduction) 39,800 yen
Release Date    Late February
CPU    (1.33GHz, onboard video) Atom Z3740
Memory    2GB
Storage    32GB
Liquid crystal    1,280 × 800 dots, Wacom digitizer equipped, multi-touch enabled
OS    Windows 8.1 (32bit)
Office    Personal
Other    Recovery microSD card included

M80TA-DL004HS

Sales outlet Amazon.co.jp
Price    45,800 yen
Release Date    February 28
CPU    (1.33GHz, onboard video) Atom Z3740
Memory    2GB
Storage    64GB
Liquid crystal    1,280 × 800 dots, Wacom digitizer equipped, multi-touch enabled
OS    Windows 8.1 Pro (32bit)
Office    Personal
Other    Sleeve case included

M80TA-DL004PS

Sales outlet Amazon.co.jp
Price    59,800 yen
Release Date    February 28
CPU    (1.33GHz, onboard video) Atom Z3740
Memory    2GB
Storage    64GB
Liquid crystal    1,280 × 800 dots, Wacom digitizer equipped, multi-touch enabled
OS    Windows 8.1 Pro (32bit)
Office    Home and Business
Other    Sleeve case included    –

Zotac ZBOX IQ01 Core i7 4770T mini PC Specs Price

Zotac Japan has churned out an Intel Core i7 4770T powered mini PC (nettop) with a price tag of 90000 Yen. Specs of the Core i7 4700T include a 8 thread with quad core cores. Called the ZBOX IQ01, it measures 188 × 188 × 51mm (height x width × depth).

Zotac ZBOX IQ01 Core i7 4770T mini PC Specs Price

Optionally, if you do not have a lot of space on your desk, you can mount the ZBOX IQ01 using VESA mount.

ZBOX IQ01 specs are great for a small PC

ZBOX IQ01 specs include 2 mSATA slots, 2.5-inch bays supporting DDR3-1600 SO-DIMM RAM, USB 3.0 × 3, SD card reader, Gigabit Ethernet × 2, Display Port × 2, DVI-I, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac-enabled wireless LAN, Bluetooth 4.0, and voice input / output jacks.

Aforementioned specs are for the bare bones mode. Zotac does offer a model called IQ01 Plus that features above specs + 500GB hard disk + 4 gigabytes of RAM. Estimated retail price of this model is 110,000 Japanese Yen.

Mouse Computer Launches A10-7850K Powered Desktops

Mouse Computer, Japan has released two desktop PC models, Lm-AR310S and Lm-ARS210S, both of which are powered by the new AMD A10-7850K APU. Both PCs are launched under G-Tune, a gaming brand of the Japanese manufacture.

mouse computer Lm-AR310S A10-7850K Powered Desktops

Both models feature similar specs, and but the Lm-ARS210S (100 × 393 × 364mm) is slimmer than Lm-AR310S (180 × 382 × 373mm).

Prices start at 59,850 yen (USD 580), and the starting model of Lm-AR310S gives you AMD A78 chipset, 8 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD, DVD super multi drive, 350W power supply (80PLUS BRONZE compliant) and Windows 8.1 64 bit Operating System.

mouse computer Lm-ARS210S

Ports selection includes Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0 × 4, USB 2.0 × 2, PS / 2 × 2, DVI, mini D-Sub15 pin, interface and audio input and output.

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