Samsung Series 7 Slate PC: First Look

Samsung Series & Slate vs iPad2

In October, Samsung will be releasing their latest offering in the tablet/slate space, unaffected by legal wrangling. Samsung provided an evaluation unit of the upcoming Series 7 Slate PC for a few fun hours, and I walked away quite impressed with what they have been able to do with a Windows-based tablet. With Ultrabooks being […]

Asus UX31 Ultrabook: First Look

Slow motion reveals are always good for audience impact.

Intel’s new line up of low voltage Core Processors have given rise to a new generation of notebooks, which will start to see the light of day from this October onwards. I’ve had an opportunity to have some hands-on time with an upcoming model from Asus, who have been displaying a fair bit of innovation […]

JVC GC-PX10A Hybrid Camera – First Look

JVC's Hybrid Camera... the best of both worlds?

Recently I watched an engrossing television series called “Invisible Worlds” from BBC, where slow-motion cameras captured events that are usually outside of the human eye’s ability to see. When JVC mentioned their new camera to me that could shoot video at 250 frames a second, I immediately thought of the possibilities of recreating some of […]

Acer Iconia A100 Honeycomb Tablet – First Look

Camera and wave pattern on back panel.

In a couple of weeks, Acer will be releasing their latest Honeycomb tablet, the Iconia A100. This model was shown off at their tablet launch earlier in the year, but at that stage only had Froyo (Android 2.2) on board. I’ve had a chance to look at a sample this week, and although the software […]

Asus Eee Pad Slider Honeycomb Tablet – First Look

Asus Eee Pad Slider Back

(Update: The release date of the Slider appears to have slipped to early October, according to Asus) The success of the Eee Pad Transformer from Asus has really driven home the concept of innovation driving sales in an increasingly competitive market. The idea of a tablet that functions as a netbook with detachable keyboard may […]

Connecting Your Home to Entertainment

Media players have been around for quite some time now, and they’ve taken many different forms over the years. At one point, we thought that the Windows Media Centre would take centre stage in our lounge room, but people just didn’t like the idea of having to boot up their DVD player. I don’t really […]

Acer A500 Iconia Tablet – Unboxing and Overview

Acer were the first to release a Honeycomb tablet to the general retail market, and as I mentioned in a previous blog post, they set the benchmark for the type of inputs and outputs one could previously only wish for on a tablet – mini and full size USB, HDMI, and SD Card slot are […]

HP DM1 Notebook Unboxing

If you recall from our previous Toshiba netbook unboxing, we came away quite impressed with the combination of performance and portability in such a small machine. One of the key components in that model was the new C-series APU, part of the new Fusion range from AMD. Given the high marks for that model, we […]

Asus Eee Pad Transformer – First Look

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We’ve had a look at quite a few different tablets over the past few months, and now we’ve managed to get hold of the new Eee Pad Transformer, which will be released in Australia in the next month or so. It’s definitely an interesting product that will appeal to users who are looking for a […]

Acer “Iconia” Android Honeycomb Tablet – First Look

Acer Iconia Custom screen

We had our first chance to get up close and personal with Acer’s slim and shiny new tablet-based products amongst the bulky, low-tech relics of our country’s seafaring history within the Maritime Musuem at Darling Harbour, Sydney. Acer are serious about this category and had many variations on show – a 5 inch smart phone, […]