Blogs Lalibre.be
Lalibre.be | Créer un Blog | Avertir le modérateur

17/06/2015

Akku Toshiba tecra m3

Auf 180 Quadratmetern präsentiert Schenker Notebooks aktuelle Gaming-Highlights aus dem XMG-Portfolio. Darunter auch ein 17,3-Zoll Flaggschiff mit Platz für zwei Nvidia Geforce Grafikkarten und Intel Core i7 Prozessoren. Des Weiteren werden auch die von uns getesteten XMG A522 und A722 Notebooks mit Nvidia Geforce GTX 660M ausgestellt. Parallel zur Gamescom 2012 startet Schenker zudem eine Kooperation mit Corsair und bietet alle Gaming-Notebooks mit entsprechendem Vengeance Arbeitsspeicher und Neutron GTX Solid State Drives (SSD) an.

Angeblich will man so der angepeilten Präsentation des Apple iPhone 5 am 12. September zuvorkommen. Zudem will sich das finnische Unternehmen mehr auf den US-Markt konzentrieren und neben AT&T auch T-Mobile USA und Verizon als Vertragspartner ins Boot holen. Die von Bloomberg kommunizierte Nachricht kommentierte Nokia bis zum jetzigen Zeitpunkt nicht.
Samsung bestätigt nun offiziell, das Galaxy Note 10.1 Tablet noch in diesem Monat global verfügbar zu machen. Anstelle des geplanten Dual-Core Prozessor setzt der Hersteller nun auf eine CPU mit vier Kernen und einer Taktfrequenz von 1,4 GHz. Mit 2 GB Arbeitsspeicher wurde auch dieser verdoppelt. Leicht schwerer (597 Gramm) und größer (262 x 180 x 8,9 Millimeter) wird das 10,1-Zoll Tablet mit Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Betriebssystem eine Displayauflösung von 1.280 x 800 Pixel, Multitouch- und Digitizer-Optionen (S-Pen), HSPA+ (21 MBit/s), WLAN 802.11n und eine 5.0-Megapixel-Kamera bieten.

Wie wir bereits berichteten, äußerte sich der Chef des Herstellers Acer negativ über Microsofts Vorstoß in den Tabletmarkt. Dieser von Apples iPad und Android Tablets dominierte Bereich dürfte von der starken Konkurrenz durch das Surface Tablet nicht gerade angetan sein.

Auftragshersteller in Taiwan haben die Preise für die Produktion und den möglichen Straßenpreis des Microsoft Surface-Tablets errechnet. Nach neuesten Informationen von der Branchenzeitung Digitimes wird die Fertigung 300 bis 400 US-Dollar kosten. Auf der internen Konferenz Techready15 Ende Juli 2012 wurde noch von einem Marktpreis von 199 US-Dollar gesprochen, was Markenanbietern aber “kalte Angstschweiß-Ausbrüche“ bereitet, so die Digitimes. Man geht davon aus, dass sich die Kosten für das Tablet mit Windows RT auf unter 399 US-Dollar belaufen werden, während die Variante mit dem Intel-Prozessor zwischen 500 und 700 US-Dollar kosten soll.
„Ein pünktlicher Start der Windows RT Tablets sei aufgrund der Verzögerungen bei Komponenten nicht möglich“ erklärte eric Paulson, ein Unternehmenssprecher von Toshiba gegenüber der Zeitschrift Businessweek. Stattdessen wolle sich der japanische Konzern auf Windows 8 Produkte konzentrieren. Ganz seien die Windows RT Geräte aber noch nicht abgeschrieben, ein späterer Marktstart wurde nicht ausgeschlossen. Die Vorsicht von Toshiba könnte auch in Microsofts aggressiver Preispolitik liegen, ein Insider soll der Seite Engadget einen Verkaufspreis für Microsofts Surface Tablet von nur 199 US-Dollar genannt haben. Höchstwahrscheinlich wird das Windows RT Tablet unter Verlusten verkauft um über Software und Apps den Profit zu erwirtschaften. Reine Hardwarehersteller wie Toshiba können da nicht mithalten. In diesem Sinne äußerte sich bereits der Chef des taiwanesischen Herstellers Acer, das Surface-Tablet würde dem Markt schaden.


Zum Start von Windows RT für Tablets auf ARM-Basis werden, neben dem Microsoft Surface, auch die Hersteller Lenovo, Samsung und Dell entsprechende Endgeräte liefern. ASUS hatte das Tablet 600 für diesen Bereich bereits zur Computex 2012 in Taipei angekündigt. Die bekannten Hersteller Acer und HP wurden hingegen noch nicht genannt.

Dafür ließ man der Öffentlichkeit einen kleinen Einblick hinter die Kulissen, in dem man Akkulaufzeiten zwischen 8 und 13 Stunden bestätigte. Und das in einem Szenario mit HD-Video Playback und einer Displayhelligkeit von 200 Candela pro Quadratmeter. Das Gewicht erster Windows RT Tablets soll zwischen 520g und 1,2kg liegen. Die Bauhöhe hingegen zwischen 8,35 und 15,6 Millimeter. Eine maximal Stand-By Zeit wurde mit 409 Stunden (ca. 17 Tage) ausgeschrieben.
Laut den Gerichtsunterlagen offerierte Apple Lizenzen für 30 US-Dollar pro Smartphone und 40 US-Dollar pro Tablet im Oktober 2010. Apple Manager sagten aus, das Samsung Galaxy S, welches im Juni 2010 auf den Markt kam, habe Apple aufgrund der Ähnlichkeit zum iPhone geschockt. In den Augen von Apple sei das Galaxy S eine sklavische Kopie der iPhones. Nur Samsungs Status als wichtiger Zulieferer habe den Konzern aus Kalifornien vorerst zu Bestrebungen für eine außergerichtliche Einigung bewogen. Schon zwei Monate zuvor, im August 2010, sei Samsung gewarnt worden. Boris Teksler, Apple Direktor für Lizensierungen, sagt vor Gericht aus, dass Apple „nicht verstehen konnte, wie ein vertrauter Partner eine solche Kopie auf den Markt bringen konnte“.

15/06/2015

Fujitsu FMV-S8250 Battery

The F7 and F8 keys are now a different colour (why?). F7 activates the Samsung Magic Doctor software and F8 selects between three operating modes: silent, normal and speed. This appears to change the fan operating rules. There is no longer a function key to select the SRS audio mode. Shame! This was something I used.The Synaptics touchpad is good, but could have been made slightly large within the available space. One consequence of the small size is that, even with the pointer speed set to maximum, it is difficult to get across the full width of the screen with one finger movement.In front of the touch pad are two microphones. There is a noise cancelling function to combine the two signals and reduce machine noise in the audio.

The bottom of the X60 contains the socket for a 120 pin docking station and has two removable covers. One cover is for the RAM slots, which also exposes the Wireless network card and a place where the terrestrial DMB tuner (for Korea only) would be. The other cover is for the hard disk drive, which the manual says is not user replaceable. The battery has a charge status indicator. The RAM cover is metal but the HDD cover is plastic. Perhaps it is considered that a slightly flexible HDD cover improves impact protection. There are also several air vents on the underside as can be seen in the photo below. These are in the area of the CPU and GPU. The underside of the battery contains a shallow groove which conveniently forms a finger-grip when carrying the computer.

Overall, the port layout is good. Apart from anything plugged into the right side USB port, only the optical drive competes for the mouse space. However, a mouse mat will interfere with the optical drive opening. It would have been useful to have one or two more USB ports at the back of the right side where there is an unused space. The hot air from the CPU is discharged at the back of the left side.The front, with the 5-in 1 memory card slot on the front and infra-red remote control receiver. For some reason, the centre front of the palm rest area is slightly higher than at the sides. The centre rubber pad on the display is slightly thinner than the ones at the sides to compensate for this.Audio QualityThe X60plus has high definition audio and two 2W speakers in the area behind the keyboard. These (combined with SRS) provide good audio quantity and quality by notebook standards. However, the audio will sound better through good headphones or external speakers with a reasonable bass unit. Overall, the built-in speakers are good enough for DVD watching but become tiring for music.Processor and PerformanceThis model of the X60plus came with the Intel Core Duo T7200 CPU and 1GB (2 x 512MB) of DDR2-667 RAM. The CPU is a significant step up from the T2300 in my previous X60, with 20% faster clock speed and internal improvements.

The X60plus includes the TS-L532M optical drive which supports DVD-RAM and both +R and ?R dual layer. It also includes Lightscribe support. I haven?t yet tried this capability. Lightscribe media are much more expensive. Nero reports the following information about this drive:WirelessThe X60 includes the Intel 3945abg wireless chip on a module under the memory slot cover. The performance is good. There is a hardware wireless switch in the right side of the computer. Fn+F9 is also, in theory, a wireless toggle switch but brings up this message:Bluetooth (version 2.0+EDR) is also provided and works well with my Logitech bluetooth mouse.Display QualityThe display of this model of the X60plus is a ?SuperClear? glossy 1680 x 1050 resolution (WSXGA+). The specification in the manual lists WXGA and WXGA+ (1440 x 900) as being other options. This display is noticeably brighter than the WXGA display on my previous X60. Brightness settings down to about 2 (of 8 steps) are usable when running on battery.

The horizontal viewing angle is good and the vertical viewing angle reasonable. However, I find that for photos or DVDs the best viewing is close to 90?° both vertically and horizontally. I can?t see any dead pixels on the display.I bought the computer with some uncertainty about how I could adjust the high resolution display to be compatible with my old eyes. After some fiddling with font settings, I have found the best (so far) solution is to change the display DPI setting at Display Properties > Settings > Advanced. I?m using a custom DPI of 113% (108DPI). Some things, such as dialog boxes, don?t display correctly except at the normal setting of 96DPI.

Fortunately, the slight difference I am using is not enough to cause serious problems. Coincidently, my display setting is very close to what would be 96DPI on a 1440 x 900 display, except I have better defined characters on account of more and smaller pixels. I have also enabled ClearType which makes a further improvement in visual quality. Previously, on lower resolution displays I had found that the grey pixels used in anti-aliasing reduced contrast and legibility, but at this resolution it works very well.Battery and Power SupplyThe 6 cell battery is rated at 11.1V, 5200mAH, 57.72WHr (but my new battery is showing 1% wear and capacity of 56.61WHr). The manual does not make any claim about the running time.

Quiet mode (called etiquette model on the previous X60) slightly raises the fan trigger temperature range to reduce fan operation at the expense of having a hotter computer. The left palm rest gets significantly warmer under this mode of operation.Warranty and Customer SupportSamsung provides a one year limited international warranty as standard. I haven?t determined what the ?limited? really means, but Samsung has fewer global service locations than many other computer manufacturers. Warranty extensions for one or two years can be purchased. I opted for a two year extension. The standard warranty is a collect-and-return service.ConclusionsThe X60plus should be on the shortlist of anyone looking for a powerful but lightweight 15.4? widescreen computer (subject to the regional availability constraints). Build quality does not appear to be compromised by the low weight. The model reviewed represents, for the UK, very competitive pricing for the overall specification.So far, I have no regrets about my purchase which seems to satisfy my original objectives. At present, my disappointment is that power consumption is slightly higher than the old X60. I think the cause is probably the driver software for the GPU which currently lacks the ATI PowerPlay module. The CPU may also assume more power when idling along.

FUJITSU LifeBook T4215 Battery

There is an indicator light on the Caps Lock key and also on the F12 key which is used to turn the wireless devices on and off. Unusually, Samsung have also provided an Fn Lock key with its own indicator light.Other Fn key functions are F1, to enter the Samsung Easy Settings program, F2 and F3 to control display brightness, F4 to switch display devices; F5 to turn the touchpad off / on; F6, F7 and F8 for audio mute and volume controls; F9 and F10 for the keyboard backlight brightness; and F11 to enable the silent mode (it reduces the CPU speed to minimise fan activity).The Elan touchpad is enormous compared to those I have used previously with an area about double that on the Lenovo T420s. It?s not so much a small navigation device but a multi-finger playing field. The whole pad is about the same size as a 2.5-inch hard disk drive.There are no separate buttons but the bottom part of the pad can be used for both moving the pointer and be pressed as a button (left part = left button, right part = right button). I am still getting familiar with the full range of supported gestures.

One problem I have encountered is that pressing the left button area can cause the cursor position to move while the 2-finger tap to emulate a right button click doesn?t work most of the time, but the 2-finger scroll is very reliable (and already something I miss having on the T420s). Although it is better than many, perhaps another driver update or two will further increase the touchpad usability.The Samsung NP-X60plus is an enhanced version of the Samsung X60 series and includes the Intel Core 2 Duo. The X60plus is very similar to its predecessor and weighs in at about 2.55kg (5.5lb) with a 6 cell battery, which places it among the lightest notebooks with a 15.4? display. The version of the X60plus reviewed here has the Core 2 Duo T7200 CPU, the ATI X1700 GPU, WSXGA+ display, a 120GB 5400rpm hard disk and a Lightscribe DVD burner. Samsung aren?t completely sure what to call this new model. The label on the bottom of the computer says NP-X60 plus, and the logo on the inside, under the display has X60plus. For convenience, I am using X60plus, which will, I hope, avoid confusion by the search engines with other types of X60.In March 2006 I bought the Samsung X60 with the T2300 CPU and ATI X1400 GPU. You can see the review for that X60 by clicking here. This review was originally posted in April 2006 and updated in October 2006.Overall, I have been very satisfied with the X60 which offers a relatively large display within a slim body and relatively light weight.

While the battery life (maximum 3 hours) is not generous, it has been enough for my needs. I do a reasonable amount of travelling, so portability and durability are key requirements, along with reasonable battery life to allow some work without plugging in to a power socket and get me through power cuts.A further attraction of this computer is that Samsung still provide a PC card slot and have yet to migrate to the Express card slot. Perhaps one reason is that the small remote control can be stored in the PC card slot. I still have a couple of PC cards that I use whereas cards for the new format are still rare.Samsung have now upgraded the product to use the Core 2 Duo CPUs and have enhanced the specification, for a price which is less than I paid earlier in the year for the previous equivalent model.

The main specification changes are:I expected the overall enhancement of specifications would give a useful boost to performance (for such times as one actually loads the CPU) and I also wanted the higher resolution display. It appears that Samsung have dropped (at least in the UK) the lower specification versions of the X60 where there is overlap with other models (such as R40 and R55) which also have the 15.4? widescreen display.On this occasion I bought my computer from DigiUK http://www.digiuk.com who offered a competitive price and had been responsive to pre-sales enquiries about availability. The basic price of my X60plus was about ?£1,100 including VAT which is ?£70 less than I had paid for my previous computer 8 months earlier. I also bought a spare mains adaptor and a 2 year extension to the warranty. The spare PSU is useful when commuting to the same office for a while. Also, Samsung use a less common plug for the PSUs, so having a spare PSU is good for emergencies.The X60plus?s colour scheme is black and silver. There is a black bezel surrounding the display, black in the hinge area and black on the underside of the chassis. The remainder of the computer is finished in a silver metallic paint. Even the display back which is said to be magnesium alloy is painted, except for the Samsung logo.

A strip at the top edge of the display back appears to be plastic. I presume the wireless antennae are under here to avoid the signal being blocked. The display has two metal latches to hold it closed.Samsung say that this computer has an adamantine magnesium chassis. Whatever this is, it results in a light but rigid construction. I can hold up the whole computer by one of the front corners without any flexing. The display back is a magnesium alloy and the display unit is very rigid. There is negligible wobble in the hinges. I am unable to apply sufficient manual pressure on the cover to affect the displayed image. The bottom of the computer is stepped, with protruding feet (about 5mm high at the back) which are not included in the official dimension data. These feet provide good airflow under the computer. The front of the computer is thinner than the back, which adds to comfort in use.The layout of the keyboard area is relatively good. The keyboard is centrally located and generously sized.

Samsung claim that the keyboard has enhanced water resistance. I hope I will not be testing this feature. The keys have very clear black (blue for the Fn key operations) markings on the metallic silver background, reasonable travel and are comfortable to use. There is no significant flex. The front edge of the chassis is slightly rounded so that it does not hurt the wrists. Behind the keyboard is a black area which is covered with fine perforations and conceals the loudspeakers. Two indicator lights, for mains connected/ battery and computer on, are at the front of the palm rest. A further five indicator lights are behind the insert and delete keys. These lights are not very bright. The power button is to the right of these lights and contains a blue light when the computer is on. There are five buttons to the right of the keyboard. Two buttons control the volume and the other three start different modes in the AVStation software.There have been some minor changes to some key functions since the previous X60 was released. The menu key has been replaced by a key which starts the default web browser.