AMD A10 Micro-6700T A4 Micro-6400T Specifications, 20 percent efficient

AMD has finally become serious about the tablet PC market. It is not the first time it has released a processor that is power frugal, but it is surely the first time the company has produced efficient CPUs offering great battery life. Meet the new AMD A10 Micro-6700T and A4 Micro-6400T.

AMD A4 Micro-6400T Specifications

4 Cores
1 GHz clock speed under normal conditions
Maximum clock rate of 2.2 GHz
3.95 – 4.5 watts TDP
28nm manufacturing process

AMD A10 Micro-6700T Specifications

Four cores
1.6 GHz maximum clock speed
4.5 W TDP
28nm manufacturing process

AMD has also released E1 Micro-6200T which has single core, 1.4 GHz maximum clock and 3.95 Watt TDP. Like rest it is also being made using 28 nano meter manufacturing technology.

AMD A10 Micro-6700T A4 Micro-6400T

The company is promising up to 20 percent improvement in battery life and 2x enhancement in GPU performance.

PocketBook Ultra eReader with Carta eE Ink Display

Pocketbook has launched its latest eReader called Ultra with 6 inch Carta eE Ink display. It also comes with an unusual feature that you normally do not find in an eReader – a camera. Yes the Pocketbook Ultra is equipped with a camera on the back that lets you take pictures of documents and convert them into text files.

After that you can read them on the Ultra’s high contrast epaper display. So it is not only a camera for taking selfies and casual photos but it also acts as OCR that stands for optical character recognition.

PocketBook Ultra eReader

Other specifications are not available yet but we have been told that it does come with touchscreen display and WiFi. Expected price is EUR 199.

It would not be making its way to United States as Pocketbook has never sold a thing here. Concrete release date is not specified but one German listing says it will start shipping by end of May.

SanDisk Extreme Pro USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

The SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 is the fastest USB flash drive out there, and it comes with an inspiring design and innovative features like 128 bit encryption that will attract a lot of people who like to keep their data secure.

sandisk extreme pro usb 3.0 review

Design, Features

The entire body of the SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 is made of plastic. Measuring 0.54 x 0.8 x 2.75 inches, it weighs 0.5 ounces. Our review unit came with massive 128 GB capacity. While you can flash it in any file system format, we suggest going with the FAT 32 as only then you will enjoy its encryption software’s Mac OS X compatibility. SanDisk also offers 2 gigabytes of free online storage.

SanDisk Extreme Pro USB 3.0
Find high resolution pictures http://www.flickr.com/photos/netbookreviews/12769179784/

Encryption via SanDisk Secure Access

sandisk-secure-accessThe flash drive maker has included a copy of Secure Access that offers password protection and secure partition with 128 bit AES encryption. Mac users will have to download it from SanDisk’s website since only windows version is included on disk.

Benchmarks and Performance

SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 Flash Drive benchmarkTo enjoy the full USB 3.0 speeds, you must be using a computer that has USB 3.0. As you can see in aforementioned screenshot of Crystal disk mark, we see it hitting 260 MB/s read and 245 MB/s write speeds. SanDisk claims 260 MB/s and 240 MB/s read and write speeds, so the claims are totally legit.

Extreme Pro 3.0 vs Extreme 3.0

SanDisk claims that the Extreme 3.0 will achieve 170 MBps write speed and 190 MBps read, but in our tests we got 110 MBps write and 105 MBps read which are not shabby in any manner. However, Extreme Pro speeds are much, much better.

SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 Flash Drive vs Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 vs Flash Voyager GT

In comparison to the other USB 3.0 drives, Kingston Data Traveler Ultimate 3.0 and Flash Voyager GT, SanDisk Extreme Pro USB 3.0 was the clear winner.

So what is missing?

Linux compatibility – While the flash drive is compatible with Linux operating systems, the encryption app is not.

Bloat ware – There is no need to bundle a 60 day McAfee Internet Security suite, GoToMyPC, RoboForm Password Manager, Club SanDisk and an eBay sidebar tool for Internet Explorer on the drive.

SanDisk Extreme Pro USB 3.0 review

SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 Review Summary

editor choiceThe SanDisk Extreme Pro USB 3.0 USB Flash Drive is the fastest one that we have ever reviewed and it is must have for anyone who wants to secure his data. It has really set the standard for what one should expect from a technology in 2014.

Prestigio MultiReader Supreme Specs Price

Prestigio has launched a new eReader in the european market, the MultiReader Supreme PER5664 which has a huge 6 inch display featuring the natural-looking e-ink technology.

What are the specs price of Prestigio MultiReader Supreme

It is outfitted with additional front lightning that makes it possible to read the display even in direct sunlight or bright rooms. The suggested retail price for the Prestigio MultiReader Supreme ereader is USD 195 (PLN 599).

Prestigio MultiReader Supreme Specs Price

Big 6 inch display

The 6 inch display is capable of showing greyscale images and features a resolution of 1024×758, which is about the same you get in Android tablets.

Powered by Rockchip 2818 Processor

Inside the shell of Prestigio MultiReader Supreme is a fairly under powered Rockchip 2818 clocked at 600 MHz, but not a lot of power is required to run an ereader that runs Linux operating system.

Decent storage and micro SD card slot

For storage, you get 4 gigabytes of flash that is expandable via micro SD card slot. Up to 16 gigabytes of card is supported.

Excellent battery life

Battery capacity is 1500 mAh and according to the manufacturer, the Prestigio will provide you up to three weeks if you use it for 1 hour each day. Built-in WiFi network will allow you to access to a virtual library from where more than 750 000 ebooks in 25 languages, including 3000 free, can be downloaded.

PocketBook Touch Lux 2 Specs Price Colors

PocketBook has churned out a new ereader in the European market. It features a massive 6 inch diagonal display and a 1 GHz processor that is backed by meager 256 MB RAM. For storage, you get 4 gigabytes of flash storage but is easily expandable via micro SD card slot. 

PocketBook Touch Lux 2 Specs

PocketBook Touch Lux 2 Specs Price

While the RAM is very less for a device in 2014, but it shall be noted that it is meant to be used as an ereader, not as a tablet for doing web browsing or media consumption. The suggested retail price of the PocketBook Touch Lux 2 is about EUR 440 (USD 600).

PocketBook Touch Lux 2 supports the following file formats: PDF, PDF (DRM), EPUB, EPUB (DRM), DJVU, FB2, FB2.ZIP, DOC, DOCX, RTF, PRC, TCR, TXT, CHM, HTM, HTML, MOBI , ACSM, JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF.

PocketBook Touch Lux 2 comes in two colors

It will make its debut in two colors, white and black.

This ereader uses a 6 inch E Ink display whose resolution is 758×1024 pixels. This translates to 212 dpi. The display is capable of showing up to 16 levels of gray.

PocketBook Touch Lux 2 price color

Technical specification also includes a rechargeable lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 1500 mAh, which is expected to deliver up to 8,000 pages change with WiFi off, a micro USB port, and network card (802.11n Wi-Fi). Above all, it has  Linux version 2.6. It has a weight of 208 grams with dimensions of 174.4 114.6 х х 8.3 mm.

Sharp PW-SB1 Review

Think days of electronic diaries are gone? Well, Sharp still believes there is a decent market for the digital diaries, and today they have launched PW-SB1. It boasts a LCD display that can be rotated 360 degrees, and can be used as slate tablet by turning the keyboard on the back. Priced at 40,000 yen (~ USD 384), it features a higher resolution display compared to its predecessors and much more roomy keyboard.

Sharp PW-SB1 review specs

Here are its Sharp PW-SB1 specs at a glance

Display    5.2-inch color
Number of dots    800 × 480 dots
Power    Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Operating time    About 50 hours
Extension    microSD, USB, Blaine library
Body size (including protrusions)    152.4 × 96.5 × 18.8mm (height x  width × depth)
Weight    About 295 grams (including batteries)

Sharp PW-SB1 specs

This is how it looks like when it is in tablet mode. In this mode, the keys of keyboard are disabled to avoid unwanted input.

It comes with a PDF viewer, Adobe Reader LE 2.5 to be exact. The Sharp PW-SB1 handled big PDF files just fine.

Sharp PW-SB1 Review

Calculator app is also included. Tax consumption mode is also there. Voice recoding app comes pre installed on it. It is not very feature rich but records sounds well.

Sharp PW-SB1 Review Verdict

While this Sharp digital diary tries to make electronic diaries relevant again, it stands no chance against modern tablets or even cheap Chinese tablets. Its proprietary operating system coupled with not-so-comfortable portrait mode prevents us in recommending it to an average Joe or a businessman. Its 5.2 inch display packs WVGA resolution, which is so 2008. Smatphones these days pack full HD resolution while remaining incredibly pocketable form factors.

[via pcwatch]

Natec Trots Out Genesis TX77 For Serious Android Gamers

Love Android and gaming? Well, Natec has just rolled out Genesis TX77, a gaming console with quad core processor that runs Android operating system. It has real physical buttons on either sides of display which gives you PSP Portable-like experience.

Natec Genesis TX77 Specs Price

The Specs of Natec include quad core Rockchip RK3188 1.6 GHz processor, quad core Mali 400-MP4 graphics, 1 gigabytes of RAM, and 8 GB flash storage that can be expanded by micro SD card slot. 

The Natec Genesis TX77 is priced very aggressively. It will hit the market shelves in 2nd week of this month (Dec, 2013) with a price tag of just PLN 599 ($196). It measures 237 x 121 x 13 mm and weighs 348 grams.

Natec Genesis TX77

You can find detailed specs on its product page (which is in Polish).

Mouse Computer MDV-GZ7200X4 Water Cooled Desktop

Mouse Computer  has released a high end desktop PC equipped with the GeForce GTX Ti 780. Specs include Core i7-4770 http://cpudistro.com/intel/core-i7-4770/ (3.4GHz), GeForce GTX 780 Ti (3GB) video card, Intel Z87 Express chipset, 8GB memory, 1TB HDD, DVD Super Multi drive, Windows 8.1  64bit operating system. Price is 189,840 yen, but if you go the higher model that costs 199,500 yen, you will get an extra 128GB SSD to spend up the system.

Mouse Computer MDV-GZ7200X4 Water Cooled Desktop review

Port selection includes Gigabit Ethernet, SD card / Memory Stick slot, PS / 2, USB 3.0 × 4, USB 2.0 × 4, DVI-D, DVI-I, DisplayPort, audio input and output jacks.

The Mouse Computer MDV-GZ7200X4 measures 190 × 490 × 410mm. Here is its official product page.