Review: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet (3rd-gen)

Review: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet (3rd-gen)

The ThinkPad X1 Tablet is a 2-in-1 other option to the X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga PCs. Not at all like those models, the X1 can Tablet be utilized without anyone else as a slate or joined to a thin console for a more customary workstation encounter. An implicit kickstand empowers clients to prop the tablet on a level surface. The third era demonstrates has an updated kickstand with two edges perfect for composing.

The tablet sans console measures 0.35in/8.9mm thick; it wears the dark matte complete found on other ThinkPad items, including the new X1 Carbon ultrabook. The kickstand is unmistakable through two level pivots and a line part the back of the tablet on a level plane. At the point when popped open, the kickstand feels tough and suits different edges. Both customary “ThinkPad” and X1 logos are found on the tablet’s posterior.

The separable console, which is removable with a straightforward pull, brandishes a more conventional ThinkPad appearance, incorporating the red TrackPoint amidst the console and red trim on the trackpad catches. The ThinkPad Pro Pen stylus joins both to empower drawing and composing.

Review: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet (3rd-gen)

The tablet’s edges highlight the gadget’s different ports (recorded underneath), and in addition a recessed power catch that’ll lessen unintentional presses, the volume rocker, and spaces on the two sides for opening the kickstand. Regardless of the gadget’s thin size, Lenovo says the X1 Tablet is very sturdy, including Gorilla Glass for the show. The organization says it subjected the tablet to in excess of 200 quality checks over twelve distinctive military-review necessities, finding the gadget appropriate for “extraordinary conditions.”

The third gen ThinkPad X1 Tablet has gotten a security overhaul versus the past models, adding FIDO confirmation notwithstanding the unique mark scanner and IR Camera + Windows Hello blend. Likewise, the most recent model highlights a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) for scrambling client information. Other striking highlights incorporate the choice for LTE-availability, giving remote access when far from a WiFi arrange, and also Intelligent Cooling, Modern Standby, and the consideration of Thunderbolt 3.



First look at the new Microsoft News app for Windows 10

First look at the new Microsoft News app for Windows 10

While the News app on Windows 10 didn’t look terrible, it was looking dated. A newer version has rolled out to Windows Insiders which brings it more in line with Windows 10’s Fluent Design.

This comes shortly after the rebranding and refresh of Microsoft News on iOS and Android, which is a great sign that Microsoft is keeping the app up-to-date across all platforms. The app is only available to Windows Insiders, but I was able to get the latest version by electing to receive app updates without having to upgrade my PC to a new build.

As I usually do with preview software, I won’t be reviewing it but will break down the changes that have already happened and list what I’d like to see changed before the app’s public release.

The core feature set of Microsoft News hasn’t changed. You can personalize your feed by entering your interests, browse content by category, or view specific sources. Microsoft uses a combination of AI and hundreds of editors to curate the news that populates your feed.

News has always earned high marks from us because of its clean layout and ability to view news from multiple sources. You can also get breaking news alerts to keep you in the loop.

First look at the new Microsoft News app for Windows 10

A more visual change that comes with the new version is the introduction of Fluent Design and a name change to Microsoft News. While there isn’t much of a difference between News, MSN News, and Microsoft News in my eyes, it keeps the branding in line with the app’s iOS and Android counterparts.

The Fluent Design makes a visual change for the better and moves it further away from the metro designs of the past. That being said, the transformation isn’t complete. While transparency is nice, it takes more than that to make a Fluent Designed application. These requests might come off as nit-picks, but Microsoft is the one pushing the design language so they should be fully committed.

The app currently lacks reveal effects that change depending on where your mouse is over an icon. It also has a back button in a location that goes directly against Microsoft guidelines.


Windows 10 race: Lenovo chases affordability with ThinkPad P50s, Think Station P310

Windows 10 race: Lenovo chases affordability with ThinkPad P50s, Think Station P310

In the event that you don’t have the budget for the high-powered ThinkPad P50, you’ll soon be able to purchase the cheaper ThinkPad P50s, which balances the organization’s ThinkPad P Series lineup.

Unlike the ThinkPad P50, which highlighted a 4K display, an Intel Xeon processor and began at $1,599, the ThinkPad 50s is Lenovo’s more reasonable answer that still intends to convey control however without the bells and whistles of its sibling.

Lenovo decided on Intel’s Core i7 Skylake processors rather than Xeon for the ThinkPad P50s, while holding NVIDIA Quadro graphics, and offers memory up to 32GB. The gadget additionally includes a 15.6-inch 3K show at a 2,880 x 1,620 pixel resolution.

Lenovo underlines that the P50s is a ” thinner and lighter mobile workstation”. Compared with the 3.18kg (7.6lb) P50, it will unquestionably be less demanding to haul around, tipping the scales at a more reasonable 2.2kg (4.9lb).

The ThinkPad P50s will likewise experience Lenovo’s case of reasonableness with retail costs beginning $1,299, or $300 not exactly the ThinkPad P50.

Lenovo’s most recent Think Station P Series desktop likewise endeavours to strike balance between power and affordability.

The Think Station P310 touches base as its entrance level desktop machine, highlighting the new Intel Xeon E3-1200v5 processor, NVIDIA Quadro graphics, and 64GB RAM, which Lenovo focuses out is double the memory limit of its past section level workstation.

For capacity, purchasers can pick between up to four terabytes in customary circle or one terabyte on a Samsung strong state drive.

The ThinkStation P310 will likewise be accessible in the first quarter of 2016, with costs beginning at $729.

The two new machines will be accessible close by the ThinkPad P40 Yoga, which was divulged for this present week, costing $1,399 and went for innovative experts and computerized craftsmen.

Like the ThinkPad P50s, the ThinkPad P40 Yoga is fueled by Nvidia’s Quadro M500M GPU and also Intel’s Core i7, processor however it additionally includes a touchscreen and stylus input.

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iPad Mini 4 versus Xiaomi Mi 2: Better Specs for Half the Price?

iPad Mini 4 versus Xiaomi Mi 2: Better Specs for Half the Price?

Fan of the iPad Mini 4 who were not ready to get their hands on the Apple item may at present have the capacity to get hold of an item with just about the same specs yet at a lower cost!

The Verge reports that Xiaomi’s most recent discharge, the Mi Pad 2, is for all intents and purposes an iPad Mini that offers the ability to keep running on Windows 10.

The site reports that the Mi Pad 2 is one of the Chinese innovation company’s three most recent discharges. Other new items from Xiaomi incorporate the Redmi Note 3 which is a minimal effort cell phone and the Mi Air purifier.

The Mi Pad 2 is so comparative in details with the iPad Mini 4 that their components can undoubtedly be looked at.

Tech Times offers a rundown of these similitudes.

As far as presentation determination, the site focuses out that both the Mi Pad 2 and the iPad Mini 4 have 2,048 x 1,536 at 326 pixels for every inch. The two tablets likewise share a 2GB RAM limit, 1080p video backing and 8 MP back camera.

On the other hand, the site additionally calls attention to that a more intensive take a gander at the two tablets will indicate where they differ–particularly in measurements, weight and talk time concerning battery life.

The site takes note of that the Mi Pad 2 measures with 7.89 x 5.22 x 0.28 inches and weighs 11.36 ounces while the iPad Mini 4 measures 8.0 x 5.31 x 0.24 inches and weighs 10.55 ounces.

In the mean time, First Post subtle elements different components of the Mi Pad 2.

As far as its processor, the site subtle elements that the gadget keeps running with quad-center Intel Atom X5-Z8500 processor that is combined with 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM to handle applications.

To begin with Post additionally shares that clients are offered two decisions regarding the gadget’s OS. Specifically, one variation of the Mi Pad 2 will run the forked MIUI while the other will keep running with Windows 10.

Aside from its promising components, The Verge reports that Xiaomi’s Mi Pad 2 retails at just $156 or $200 for the 64GB version.

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Acer unveils Aspire Z3-700 all-in-one PC with battery and Aspire R14 notebook

Acer unveils Aspire Z3-700 all-in-one PC with battery and Aspire R14 notebook

Acer has launched Aspire R 14 convertible notebook and Aspire all-in-one PC with a battery in the Indian market. It is interestingly that the organization has introduced a battery in the all-in-one PC lineup, says Jason Chen, Corporate President and CEO of the organization.

The Windows 10 running gadgets were uncovered at an occasion held in Taiwan. Remarking on the dispatch, Chen said, “Acer has a legacy of conveying the best client experience through advancement in innovation and configuration.

“With Windows 10, we can now convey an one of a kind and reliable experience over our far reaching item portfolio, be it notebook, desktops, tablets or cell phones, and enable clients to do extraordinary things with more individual and human innovation,” he further included.

The organization guarantees that the battery packaged with the Aspire Z3-700 can convey up to five hours of force reinforcement, which permits the clients to perform their general errands and use it for stimulation purposes without a cerebral pain of charging it as often as possible.

The holding nothing back one PC is fronted with a 17.3-crawl Full HD 10-point capacitive multi-touch screen with 1920 x 1080 pixels of determination. The showcase board likewise backings information through a devoted stylus for much more exact control. The gadget measuring 15.6 mm in thickness and weighing around 2 kg, accompanies two kick stands that empower the gadget to stand like a screen or to lay level like an enormous tablet.

The maker has coordinated an Intel Pentium or Celeron processors, combined with up to 8GB of DDR3L RAM support. There are additionally SSD and HDD stockpiling alternatives with the PC.

In the interim, the recently dispatched convertible tablet, Acer Aspire R14 accompanies a metallic completion, precious stone cut edge configuration, and a more slender 360-degree double torque pivot for unimaginable adaptability between four diverse utilization modes.

Blending the gadget with Continuum permits the clients to switch effortlessly in the middle of PC and tablet mode. The tablet mode can be exchanged by concealing the console at the back or laying 180 degrees level, which is perfect for watching recordings. It additionally permits clients a choice to utilize the gadget in a limited space.

Aside from the most recent sixth Gen Intel Core processors and up to 8GB DDR3L framework memory, and SSD stockpiling bolster, the Aspire R14 highlights a 14-creep full HD IPS screen with determination of 1366×768 pixels.The gadget is 18.5mm in thickness and weighs 1.9 kg.

“We worked nearly with Acer to guarantee their gadgets would benefit as much as possible from Windows 10,” said Terry Myerson, Executive Vice President of the Windows and Devices Group, Microsoft. “With Cortana, the individual collaborator that assists you with completing things, Continuum, which empowers Windows Phones to act like a PC when combined with a bigger showcase, incredible gaming with Xbox, and our new program Microsoft Edge, we are eager to welcome these Acer gadgets to the Windows 10 gang.