The networking opportunities are a bit disappointing. The HP Pavilion Sleekbook b14-B000ed has a permanent network connection that is only 100 Mbit / s can get: gigabit is not possible. Furthermore, the only suitable for 2.4 GHz WiFi networks up to 150 Mbit / s. Too bad that HP has saved this.
The HP has a total of three USB ports, two of the USB 3.0 type. There is also an SD card reader and a standard HDMI connection. VGA is missing. Unlike most Ultrabooks you with this HP 540 battery replacement. For the rest, the HP an average laptop with a keyboard with a reasonable attack, though it bounces along pretty well. Also, the touchpad is relatively small. Wipe from right inside, open the touchpad automatically Windows 8 Charms along the screen.
The Sleekbook has no Beats Audio, but speakers from Altec Lansing, combined with 'Dolby Advanced Audio. We once heard worse speakers, but it is not impressive.
The processor in the HP pavilion dv3500 battery Sleekbook b14-B000ed is an Intel Core i3 3217U, a processor from the Ivy Bridge series. This is a relatively new chip, because until recently were still Intel's Core i3 used in the Sandy Bridge series, which are quite slow. He works at 1.8 GHz, has 4 MB cache and Hyper Threading. Especially in graphic terms, the Intel HD Graphics 3000 a lot slower than the Intel HD Graphics 4000 of the latest Intel processor series. The main reason why this processor is slower and cheaper than the i5's is the lack of a Turbo-mode.
The HP Pavilion Sleekbook b14-B000ed (C5R96EA) is not a laptop which we are very warm. It works fine, but the spell on the battery is disappointing, the performance of the HP mini 311 battery system as a whole are not particularly well screen is no winner.
If you are in this class are shopping there is quite a lot for sale, for example, the ASUS X202E. This model is lighter, smaller and with a touchscreen. This makes it a strong competitor for this model of HP and in our opinion a more interesting choice. It is perhaps more interesting as this HP product for some lower price in the market place.
Lenovo presents the ThinkPad Twist another rather unusual convertible notebook with Windows 8, and a 12.5-inch screen and rotatable. From the Ultrabook arises in no time a tablet PC for easier finger or stylus or a handy tool for presentations.
The term tablet existed long before iPad, Galaxy Note, HD and Co. A Nook Tablet was then a Windows-based device, which spent most of its existence as a traditional laptop ThinkPad t60 battery and its display was turned on his back when needed, so that the device could then be used as a touch-screen slate PC. Lenovo and HP are among the most important of the few big producers that the Windows-based convertible notebooks during the barren years before the iPad Revolution held with systems such as the Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2 and the HP TouchSmart TX2 alive.
Nowadays Tablets, hybrid devices and Convertibles are against omnipresent and available in unlimited quantities. The scope ranges from devices such as the Sony Vaio Duo, which is simply pushed to the laptop via the Dell XPS 12, the ThinkPad t61 battery display is simply rotated in the display frame, up to the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga, the display is folded out of the notebook mode simply backwards and it does so for Tablet. But the classic convertible design - ie a display that is rotated on a central hinge and then folded over the back of the unit - we have not seen in a long time.
Thus, the Lenovo ThinkPad twist is, in a sense is a technical antique - and it need not be necessarily bad. Because convertible notebooks with central rotary hinge should be very familiar to many users that before 2010 a Windows tablet called their own. The design is of course not as fancy as the futuristic Convertibles from Dell or Toshiba, but just business users, it may be more familiar - and that brings with it a certain feel-good effect with it. Add to that the typical ThinkPad-solid construction, an IPS panel, and Lenovo's usual range of user-friendly configuration and support software.
In the price range of the tested about 950 euros expensive Core i5 configuration of the ThinkPad t500 battery twist it would be difficult for investigators at any rate, to find a higher quality device. Who to look snazzy emphasis is, with the twist probably used incorrectly - it really looks as though it was just after a jump in time from the year 2009. But business users and home users with little design claims get here missed the full, classic ThinkPad broadside, which in this case also includes touch functionality under Windows 8.
Design, equipment and display
Lenovo is long gone, the company that just produced only professional ThinkPad. Meanwhile, Lenovo also manufactures the imaginary for occasional private use IdeaPad notebooks and favorable Essential equipment. Within the ThinkPad t61p battery family there's also the Edge series, which the classic ThinkPad design to modern aspects - for example, the keyboard in island style with the low-profile keys, the keyboard-less click-pad and a total leaner and sharper design - expanded.
The twist seems to look like it was taken from the Edge series, it is in name but not assigned. The laptop has. Slightly rounded corners, a thin despite the touchscreen technology display lid and the modern looking keyboard with flat keys, which are found in more and more Lenovo products
With its matte black finish, the lenovo y510 battery notebook fits into office environments and falls with a height of two centimeters in the café is not negative. An attention magnet like Acer's Aspire S7 or Lenovo own Yoga Ultrabook, it is not yet.
The distinguishing physical feature of the Twist is its central display hinge. Rotates the display horizontally in the hinge 180 degrees, so that the screen then suddenly away from the user shows. That in itself is an extremely useful item, as soon as you can a small audience present content without having to turn the notebook yourself. So you can, for example, show the entire space on the fly a presentation, for example, but also in the hotel watching a movie without the keyboard is in the way.
Besides Microsoft Asus a32-a8 is the first hardware manufacturer to offer a tablet with Windows 8. In the tested version, it has a UMTS module for mobile Internet access and a 64-gigabyte memory, from the stand but only 44.9 gigabytes of free disposal. Alone, the operating system is already 8.5 gigabytes! Choose also the available 32-gigabyte version of the test device, leaves little space for custom data.
The Asus RT Vivo Tab features a 10.1-inch screen with a resolution of 1366x768 pixels. Asus a42-a4 shines with 522 candelas per square meter although very bright and has a very high contrast ratio of 1587:1. Due to the low angle you need but directly in front of you to look at what is represented. The built-Fit Glass appears very stable and scratch resistant.
In Vivo tab RT puts the Tegra 3 platform from Nvidia, which has four cores with a clock speed of 1.3 gigahertz. It has proved itself in many Android tablets and is also embedded in Microsoft Surface RT. The chipset is also responsible for the graphic computation, gets in his work but still support a two-gigabyte memory.
Asus a32-u80 installed on the Vivo tab RT RT-eighth the stripped version of Windows It contains not only the tile surface and the reasons for the touch controls desktop view. The major limitation, however, represents the Windows Store Only you can about him, similar to the iTunes Store for iPhone or iPad, install apps. However, the Microsoft offering is extremely small in comparison to Apple. Small consolation: After Office 2013 is installed on the tablet.
The touch screen responds to inputs without delay. The tile interface of Windows RT can be set up and use it without guidance, the brief notes when you first start out rich. The tablet belongs in practice not the fastest, but fast enough for important functions. The old desktop of Windows 7 should only be used with a connected keyboard dock. Using the touch screen, it can be cumbersome to use and accurate.
With its back panel made of aluminum, the Vivo tab RT is very high quality and well finished. The Asus a32-t12 tablet has a comparatively large number of interfaces. Along with a headphone jack and a micro-HDMI connector nor a MicroSD card reader for expansion of internal memory available. The proprietary connector for charging the battery, you can turn to an adapter into a USB port. No detours, a USB port is only available on the keyboard dock.
The battery life of the Vivo tab RT is only half as long as other tablets, with constant use, it turns out already after nine hours. The Apple iPad 4 and the Microsoft Surface RT hold example long by about 18 hours. With the second battery in the keyboard dock will be the battery life of the Vivo tab RT increase to 16 hours.
As vulnerabilities Vivo Tab Asus A32-f5 RT prove the relatively low battery life and even scarcity of apps in Windows RT. Overall, this is but a tablet, you are working well but also in leisure time have fun. Along with the keyboard dock, it combines the benefits of tablet and notebook.
The case of the Xperia P is made of aluminum, makes a good impression and is very scratch resistant. A dual-core processor with two one gigahertz and a gigabyte of RAM ensure brisk reaction rate. The space is 16 gigabytes (GB), of which 11.5 GB usable. A memory card slot does not exist. As an operating system from Sony delivers Android 2.3.7 (Gingerbread). An update to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) will follow soon.
Surfing uses the UMTS smartphone, it supports GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA. Wi-Fi with tethering feature and Bluetooth are available as well as NFC and GPS. In the role of the phone, the Sony Xperia good voice quality. With the browser and the UMTS brisk pace it also collects points.
The four-inch screen diagonal of 10.2 inches and a resolution of 960x540 pixels is not only extremely sharp, but with 883 candelas per square meter (cd / m) also the most brightest of all smartphones. By comparison, a Samsung Galaxy S3 lit with 267 cd / m². The ("White Magic" -) Trick: Sony has every pixel donated an additional white - instead of white light as usual just to mix red, green and blue.
For maximum brightness, the white extra pixels is designed to function in darker areas, it remains off. Sun in bright sunlight makes surfing fun. Just a pity that the font in the program menu is badly advised small. The screen is scratch resistant but not as resistant as the housing.
As an entertainer makes the Xperia P a good figure. Photos and videos can be played on any TV just to play, either by micro-HDMI cable or directly from the Photo Gallery app via Wi-Fi (DLNA). Also an FM radio is present. The Sony vgp-bps8 Xperia P lies a 8.1-megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash. The laboratory determined an effective resolution of 4.8 megapixels and an befreidigende photo quality (score: 3.06). The camera includes Sony's Exmor R sensor, a digital image stabilization, face and smile detection. The secondary camera on the front page is for video telephony.
With the White Magic technology Sony Xperia P actually offers a particularly bright display that is easy to read even outdoors, this is the endurance manageable. The dual-core processor, the browser and the good pace UMTS ensure a flowing operation. Even the good phone sound pleased. The Xperia P is of high quality and, with the light bar or an additional eye-catcher. Too bad that Sony is lagging behind with the update to Android 4.0.
The Taiwanese manufacturer positioned the smart as VivoTab favorably-priced model in the window-8-world. The 10.1-inch display uses IPS technology, solves with 1,366 x 768 pixels and is multitouch capable.
To 580 grams heavy and 9.7 millimeters thick tablet Asus packs an Intel dual-core SoC type supports Atom Z2760 ("Clover Trail"), which is clocked at 1.8 GHz with Hyper-Threading. As a graphic unit of the chip package is the PowerVR SGX545. In addition, the Smart VivoTab over 2 gigabytes LPDDR2 RAM, a asus f5 battery with a capacity of 6760 mAh and 64 gigabytes of flash memory. For wireless data transmission, the communication standard Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi b / g / n support.
In the rear panel of the integrated manufacturer, an 8-megapixel camera with LED flash on the front of a place with 2 megapixel sensor. An external interfaces, the new model offers VivoTab 1x micro HDMI, 1 x Micro-USB, 1 x audio jack and a microSD card reader.
Asus a32-f3 delivers the tablet now available in the colors white and black of the international trade. The full model name for the German market is VivoTab Smart ME400C. The recommended retail price is 499 euros.
From mid-January in addition to a bundle of suitable Bluetooth keyboard and sleeve for the device will be offered for the manufacturer estimates a retail price of 110 euros.
Lenovo has unveiled at CES 2013 new, especially handy mobile companion with touchscreen and Windows 8. When 11S IdeaPad Yoga is a convertible Ultrabook with 11.6-inch display, Ivy Bridge processor and so-called "multi-mode" functionality
The IdeaPad Yoga 11S and ideapad y450 battery has as its closest relatives through a particularly moving display hinge, which helps rotate the screen almost at will and can tilt. Thus the device four modes are available, including the notebook and the tablet mode. The other two called Lenovo as "state" and "Tent".
The unveiling weighs 1.4 kg and according to the manufacturer is 17.2 millimeters thick. The 11.6-inch display with 1,366 x resolves to 768 pixels, and uses IPS technology is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass from unpleasant minor injuries.
Inside the Yoga 11S and ideapad y430 battery is an Intel Core processor of the third generation type Core i5 or Core i7. Intel's CES press conference was to learn already, that it should be installed at the chip at one of the upcoming CPU models with 7-watt TDP. For the graphic display of the integrated GPU Intel HD Graphics 4000 processor is responsible.
In addition, donated the Lenovo Yoga 11S and ThinkPad sl410 battery up to 8 gigabytes of DDR3 RAM, SSDs with up to 256 gigabytes of storage, an HD webcam, and support for Wi-Fi b / g / n and Bluetooth 4.0
The Convertible Ultrabook will provide up to 6 hours of ThinkPad t400 battery life. An external interfaces, the device has 1x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0, HDMI, a 2-in-1 card reader and a 3.5 mm audio jack.
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga aims to offer 11S from June 2013 in the colors "Silver Grey" and Clementine Orange "on the German market. The manufacturer suggested retail prices will be announced shortly before the official market launch.
Compared with adult Ultrabooks bring the hybrid concepts based on Android with a decisive advantage in battery life. Up to 18 hours to the combination of keyboard dock and tablet hold the Lenovo IdeaTab S2110A. The total weight of the combination is then no longer record: almost 1200 g load the luggage. The MacBook Air with its larger 11.6 inch display puts it, for example, to 1080 g, but even with five hours of battery life by much shorter.
The decisive factor in the hybrid concepts, no matter what device classes are now combined, is the consistency of the individual components. What use is a good keyboard when the tablet can not convince, and vice versa? To come straight to the point: Lenovo has done his homework and eliminates most criticisms of the 7-inch device IdeaTab 2107A at the new product presentation.
Specifications Lenovo IdeaTab S2110A
Display: 10.1-inch IPS display, 1280 x 800 pixels, glossy
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core APQ8060A (1.5 GHz)
OS: Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4:03
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Storage: 16GB eMMC Flash
Tablet Interface: Micro-HDMI, micro-USB power port
Interfaces keyboard dock: USB power port, 2x USB 2.0
Connectivity: WiFi 802.11n (b / g / n), Bluetooth 4.0
Sensors: Light sensor, speed sensor, position sensor
Dimensions / weight Tablet: 259 x 178 x 9 mm / 564 g
Dimensions / weight keyboard dock: 265 x 190 x 23 mm / 632 g
Battery : 6Cells ThinkPad t400 battery
Other features: 5 megapixel camera (rear) with flash, 1.3-megapixel camera (front), GPS, SD memory card slot in the dock.
The tablet can be twisted easily, creaks but not least. Therefore when twisting the screen brightness varies and it is disturbing effects show on the display when you press on the back side near the frame. Particularly stable does not the back wall. The ThinkPad sl410 battery plastic back has a diamond-shaped structure, which it feels rough, but not unpleasant.
The keyboard dock is mounted on four rubber feet that provide on smooth surfaces as good as any grip. The device slips easily. Warping the images reveal the base unit. The work surface is according to pressure. Overall, the keyboard dock looks but robust.
The lenovo y510 battery tablet is stuck in the display hinge. When operating, it shakes and bounces slightly. The hinge itself has been very powerful holds, but not good. If you lift the device, the tablet tilts time already fully back. 90 degrees of inclination from the hinge lifts the keyboard dock at the back so that it reaches a slight tilt. A practical effect that has not, as the increase is too small to affect the tap.
As connections Lenovo built in tablet portion only a headphone jack, a micro HDMI port, for example, to video on an HDTV-capable monitor or TV output and a Micro-USB port for power and synchronization with the PC.
The ThinkPad t60 battery keyboard dock has a little better. Two full-size USB 2.0 ports are next to a micro-USB socket on the left page. Front, there is a SD card reader. Which one would also want the tablet, such as a microSD version, so that people without keyboard dock access to multimedia content have an SD card.
The tablet is not only slim, but for a 10-inch model with 564 g also one of the lightest in its class. Against it the ThinkPad sl500 battery hard keyboard dock with 632 g. Together the combination is therefore crucial to 1195 g - this is not "unacceptable", but loaded the luggage but then more than suggested by the small size allows.
Lenovo donated both the tablet and the keyboard dock, a battery with 23 watt hours. The battery on the keyboard dock also charges the tablet battery if it should no longer have the full capacity.
We put the screen on full brightness and had a YouTube video in full screen mode via wireless play continuously. Alone with the dock battery lasted through the Lenovo IdeaTab about 4 hours and ten minutes. Given the brightness of the display is a very good value. The runtime could not be determined exactly: About 20 minutes for the battery capacity indicator stood at Tablet to 100 percent when keyboard dock to 0 percent. One of the ads must be wrong, we touch on the subject to the keyboard dock.
At the Cebit as Dell, we can get an idea of Latitude XT3. The 13.3-inch Convertible Book is currently used with different processors of the Sandy Bridge platform, HDDs or SSDs and the Intel HD Graphics 3000, therefore.
The appearance can be described as not very graceful but it rock solid. And this impression is deceptive. Twists are completely alien to the Book and the palm rest, and side edges present themselves extremely stable. The rotation and tilt mechanism also gives a solid picture. With two handles of the notebook is a tablet and vice versa.
Gone are the days where the user had to use expensive 1.8-inch hard drives or SSDs. The former are mainly slow and SSD is a great choice, it is not even in the same format. Our XT3 is equipped with a 2.5-inch SSD from Samsung (PM810).
Perhaps most striking is the design itself. Instead of 12, there are now 13 inches in diagonal. The Latitude XT3 and Dell latitude e6400 battery has a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels and is thus prepared for Windows 8 and the Snap feature. The predecessor had 1,280 x 800 pixels. The weight of the device is nearly 2.2 kg by the new construction unfortunately much higher than that of its predecessor at 1.73. The XT3 is also very thick with 33 mm. Therefore, the display can now rotate in both directions.
The rest of the equipment meets the stringent requirements of companies. A 3G modem - but without CDMA option - there are just as a dual-band wireless card from Intel. Is a connection for ExpressCards it for extensions also, as a backlight. The equipment varies greatly in part because the users themselves can choose their components.
The Dell studio 1555 battery display of the exhibition model is antireflection (Dell also offers a glare-variant). The luminosity does not reach peak values, but ranges from a completely trouble-free operation in the bright halls. The keys of the conventional keyboard have a clear pressure point for medium extension, but when it stops giving an easy flap-engine noise. In the business sector are not atypical mounted above the multi-touch pad mouse for: They have a long stroke, which prevents accidental actuation.
Furthermore, the pointing device can also be used over the functions integrated in the keyboard trackpad. An additional business features are not lacking. On board are fingerprint, Firewire (1394), docking station port, smart and ExpressCard slots.
Total returns the Dell Latitude XT3 and Dell latitude d630 battery from a very convincing performance. For the Convertible Book with Windows 7 Dell, however, requires a high price. This may vary depending on equipment ever break through the 2000 Euro mark.
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