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Samsung ZX310 Superslim laptop

The ZX310 was teased to us at CES but we’ve got the full lowdown on this new MacBook Air like super slim laptop. Where you’d think the Apple version of this style of laptop would be the dearer one(much like all Apple’s products. This new Samsung one actually costs more. Now obviously there’s a reason behind that so lets take a look inside and see what this one has to offer over its rival.   Firstly it has the same size 13” screen as the MacBook Air and a similar brushed metal look of the MacBook Pro. Powered inside by Intel Core i5 1.4GHz processor it also has 4GB of RAM. Operating system wise it’s Windows 7 and you have the option of the on board SSD at 128GB or 256GB. Well looking at that it’s still as good as a MacBook Air, not better.   Available in the states in February they will retail at $1599 (£1050 ish to you and me) However this isn’t the first time Samsung has slapped a heavier price tag on its product that is obviously in direct competition with an Apple product. The Galaxy Tab was priced higher than an iPad on it’s release. Are Samsung nailing the market? Are they the true rival to Apple? Only time will...

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CES : Another Android 3.0 Tablet–Motorola XOOM

Well as we all know Tablet PCs are the in-thing. We tell you enough about them here on MightyGadget but that’s just because everyone else seems to want a part of them. If you want to blame someone blame Apple for the iPad, simple. The next one in line is the Motorola Xoom another Android 3.0 toting device shown off this week at CES. Not only did Motorola show it (obviously) but Google’s main man Andy Rubin actually used this tablet pre-Motorola showing, to show off Android 3.0, read into that what you will, but i reckon he thinks it’s pretty good. I’m sure you will too.   Speccage : Nvidia Tegra 2 Dual-Core (yes Tegra 2 Dual-Core) processor. 10.1” 1280 x 800p display (16:9 cinema aspect ratio too) Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS 2MP Front Facing Camera 5MP Rear-Facing Camera 720p Video Capture Full Adobe Flash 10.1 compatability 32GB on board storage expandable via microSD WiFi and 3G as standard Now as you can see ther this surely is a tablet to be reckoned with, everything about it screams greatness from the dual-core processor to the Flash support to the new Android OS. Motorola have said the XOOM “redefines the tablet device category by providing more ways to have fun, connect with friends and stay productive on the go”. They have also said it will be available in the...

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Toshiba Tablet : Android 3.0 Honeycomb

It wasn’t that long ago we told you all about Toshiba’s foray ointo the tablet PC market with the Folio 100. Sadly the Folio 100 didn’t live up to expectations whatsoever and was pulled from sale at top high street chain Currys/Pc World due to the fact nearly all of them were coming back as faulty. Well hopefully Toshiba have learned from their mistakes and have improved themselves with their next tablet PC, an unnamed affair that will be sporting Google’s latest version of it’s popular Android 3.0 or Honeycomb if you want to use it’s food based codenames.   At 10.1” it’s already bigger than your iPads and your Galaxy Tabs not to mention the capacitive touchscreen with a whopping 1280×800 resolution. With a rear-facing 5MP camera and a front-facing 2MP camera it’s got the skills to pay the bills when it comes to video capture or video calling etc. Connectivity isn’t an issue either. A USB port and a mini-USB port alongside that ever useful HDMI port and an SD card slot for memory expansion(details of what it’s starting memory are a little thin). It also will have an accelerometer and ambient light sensor.   Toshiba have gone on to say that it will get released in the early half of this year, and will be at a “competitive price” whether that’s competitive to the iPad or...

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CES : Kodak Easyshare Touch,Mini Camera and Sports Camcorders

Mixing up our goodies from CES this year we’d like to tell you about the new range of cameras and mini-camcorders from those camera whizzes at Kodak, all with portability and connectivity on the mind to deliver what appears to be”what the customer wants” from a modern day camera. Firstly the Easyshare Touch digital camera. On the rear is a 3” capacitive touchscreen for all your controls and options. Behind the fantastic 5x optical zoom Schenider-Kreuznach lens is a massive 14MP sensor, more than adequate for your fun day-to-day snaps. Not only that it has a HDMI out port. Connect the cam straight to your HDTV and view the goodies you’ve been shooting. Next is the Easyshare Mini which is Kodak’s smallest camera yet and is the size of a credit card. The nifty function on this is a mirror on the front of the camera. Perfect for those self-portrait shots of yourself and your friends. It has a 10MP sensor so still great snap quality and a 3x optical zoom, wide-angle lens. On the rear is a 2.5” LCD screen to view your pics too. For the more adventurous of us there’s also two small camcorders too. The first being the Easyshare Sport. Waterproof to 10m, dust and dirtproof. Ultraslim, the camera is capable of Full HD 1080p capture and has sharing capabilities to fling your vids straight...

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LG ST600 Smart TV

Web content seems to be a done thing with most new tellys having some sort of internet based content whether it be YouTube, LoveFilm or on-demand TV shows. What do you do if you have an older model TV and don’t want to fork out £400+ for a new one. Well LG has come up with the ST600 “Smart TV”. In similar fashion to Apple TV or the Boxee set-top box. This could be what you’re looking for to make your old TV a media hub.   What it will give you is all of LGs “premium online content” (YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Picassa) that all it’s new line of TVs have currently got, plus it’s Smart Share capabilities and the full range of “LG Apps”(Yoga Trainer, First Aid App, Horoscope App to name a few). There’s also a web browser too for all your surfing needs. The Smart TV also has DLNA connectivity so it’ll stream your media from other DLNA certified gadgets but also it has a USB port for you to plug in some external storage with your media on too so all in all it doubles up as a media player.   Specs: Main CPU: BCM7615 DDR 384MB, 1GB Flash LG Add-on Architecture + Web Browser AC 100-240V, 50/60 Hz Wi-Fi, Ethernet, DLNA (DMP) USB: 1EA (USB mouse, external storage) Input Devices: Finger Touch RCU...

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