From the monthly archives:

September 2014


Here we have another affordable 11.6-inch Chromebook ‘CB3-111-C8UB’ from Acer. Priced at just $199 over at BestBuy, the system is built with an 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 LED-backlit antiglare display, a 2.16GHz Intel Celeron N2830 processor and an Intel HD Graphics. It also has a 2GB DDR3 RAM which allows you to run multiple programs at the same time and a 16GB eMMC flash memory for storing all your photos, music and data. Additional storage is made possible by the inclusion of a digital media reader and social media is made more fun with the inclusion of an integrated high-definition webcam with mic. You can access the internet via 802.11ac WiFi (dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz) and connect wirelessly to Bluetooth-enabled devices via Bluetooth 4.0 technology. Powered by a 3-cell lithium-polymer battery, the system runs on Google Chrome 64-bit OS. [Product Page]


Here’s the newest member to Unitcom’s mobile workstation notebook line-up, the AEX15Q-K1100-16GB v2. Specs-wise, the system has a 15.6-inch 1920 x 1080 Full HD non-glossy display, a 2.60GHz Intel Core i5-4210M processor, an Intel HM87 Express Chipset and an NVIDIA Quadro K1100M 2GB GDDR5 graphics card. It also sports a 16GB DDR3 RAM, a 500GB hard drive, a 120GB SSD (Samsung SSD 840 EVO Series), a built-in 2MP webcam, an 8x DVD Super Multi Drive and a multi-card reader. For connectivity to the networks and peripherals, 802.11 b/g/n wireless, Gigabit Ethernet and Bluetooth 4.0 + LE are provided. Running on Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit OS, the AEX15Q-K1100-16GB v2 is available now for 179,980 Yen (about $1,646). [Product Page]


Planning on replacing your old notebook with a new one anytime soon? Why don’t you take a look at this new F551MAV-DB02-B from ASUS. Priced at just $249.99 over at B&H Photo, the system offers a 15.6-inch glossy display with 1366 x 768 native resolution, a 2.1GHz Intel Celeron N2830 processor, an Intel UMA Graphics, a 4GB of DDR3 RAM and a 500GB 5400rpm hard drive. It also comes with an built-in webcam and mic for social media, an SD/MMC media card slot for additional storage and Bang & Olufsen integrated speakers offering full-range sound for movies, music and gaming. You can access the internet via the 802.11 b/g/n WiFi or integrated Ethernet Jack. Not to mention, the F551MAV-DB02-B is also equipped with a 3-cell battery that provides up to 4 hours of power and runs on Windows 8.1 64-bit OS with Bing search engine. [Product Page]


If you’re in the market for a new 15.6-inch notebook, I recommend you to check out this recently launched LB-B520EN-BG from Mouse Computer. As part of the LuvBook B series, this budget-friendly notebook packs a 15.6-inch 1366 x 768 LED-backlight HD anti-glare display, a 1.83GHz Intel Celeron N2930 processor (w/ onboard video), a 4GB RAM and a 250GB hard drive (SerialATAII 5400rpm). Other interesting features include a 100-megapixel web camera, an SD card slot, three USB 3.0 ports, a USB 3.0 port, an Ethernet port and an HDMI port. Not to worry, it also comes with WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 + LE and built-in stereo speakers. Running on Windows 8.1 with Bing, the LB-B520EN-BG can be yours for just 37,800 Yen (about $352). [Product Page]


Check out this new mobile workstation notebook from Dospara that comes with a 3K display. Codenamed Raytrek QK3100HE, this high-end notebook is equipped with a 15.6-inch 2880 x 1620 3K display, a 2.50GHz Intel Core i7-4710MQ quad-core processor, an Intel HM87 Express Chipset, an NVIDIA Quadro K3100M 4GB graphics card + Intel HD Graphics (Optimus compatible), an 8GB DDR3 RAM, a 1TB hard drive, a DVD Super Multi Drive, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 + HS and runs on Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit OS (disk included). The Raytrek QK3100HE retails for 249,980 Yen (about $2,330). [Product Page]