Devices and OSes Waiting to Charm: Mark Your Calendar

September 13, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

With every passing day, newer devices flood the market. Manufacturers have been trying to outdo each other by bringing in new devices almost every day.

In such a scenario, we need to look at what kind of devices might arrive in the near future.

We have a long list of them, and it looks like most of them are worthy enough for a purchase. Here goes.

The Mac Pro desktop from Apple was announced this Monday. The product comes with the next generation Xeon processor made for delivering unique performance. The company made its latest announcement at its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.

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The desktop comes with an absolutely different design which has the potential to catch the attention of geeks out there.

The shiny black cylinder-like design of the device is aesthetically done and it comes with a high speed 1.866 GHz RAM and a new SSD storage which works 2.5 times faster than SSD devices which are presently being used.

The price of the desktop has not yet been announced by the company. The Mac Pro desktop will be available in the market from this winter.

In case you are you really on the hunt for a laptop cum tablet, have a look at Sony’s new Vaio Flip. The upcoming model, as its name suggests, gives the user options for changing it to a tablet or a laptop according to the needs.

The device combines entertainment and productivity and comes in 13, 14 and 15 inch screen sizes. It has the latest features including USB 3.0 and is powered by a fourth generation Intel Core processor. The Vaio Flip will be available in the market this winter.

Meanwhile, the Sony Vaio Tap 11 is probably the world’s thinnest Windows 8 tablet. The less-than 10mm thick tablet sports a handful of awesome features capable of pleasing every buyer. The company made its announcement at the IFA 2013, and the device features USB 3.0, micro HDMI and NFC. Powered by the latest Intel Core processors, the battery life extends to about five hours.

With a high quality display and a comparatively larger screen, the device is a good competitor for Microsoft’s Surface Pro.

The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro convertible device comes with ultra high resolution display with a resolution of 3200×1800 pixels. The new model is thinner and lighter than its predecessor. The device will be available with up to an Intel core i7 processor and up to 8GB of RAM.

Normally the device looks like a laptop, and you can rotate the screen 360 degrees for transforming it to the tablet when you are going out. IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro comes with features such as Wi Fi, Bluetooth, Dolby audio and Intel HD graphics. The device runs the latest Windows 8.1 OS. The new hybrid laptop from Lenovo will be available from October with a price tag of $1099.

In the meantime, Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga comes in two display variants – Corning Gorilla Glass HD IPS display and a full-HD IPS display. Both these models feature a 12.5 inch screen. The device which is powered with Intel’s fourth generation processor is loaded with latest version of OS from Microsoft, Windows 8.1. The device comes with a price tag of $949 and will be available in the market from this November.

Apple is planning to release its Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks at the end of this October. The tech giant is ready to compete with Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 this fall.

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Toshiba is ready to compete in the tablet market with its new Windows tablet, Encore. The new device is coming with an internal storage space of 32 GB and would give the user the option of extending the total storage capacity to 64 GB using a memory card. The device runs Windows 8.1 OS and is powered with Intel Atom processor. Toshiba Encore costs $329 and will be available from November.

As a point upgrade to Windows 8, Microsoft announced its new OS a few months earlier. The main aspect which catches everyone’s attention about the upgraded version is the return of Start menu.

The company claims that it has collected feedback from users about Windows 8 and has tried to improve the user interface in this upgraded version. It has added some more personalization features too so as to make the user happy. The new version of Windows comes free of cost.

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