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Today Lenovo announced at the IFA 2014 in Berlin an expanded portfolio of tablets and PCs that gives consumers more options for tablets that fit their mobile lifestyle as well as choices of dedicated gaming PCs. The new lineup kicks off with the TAB S8, Lenovo’s first Intel-powered Android tablet. Lenovo also announced two new high-performance gaming PCs: the Y70 Touch, Lenovo’s first 17-inch touch laptop with the latest processor and graphics technology for HD gaming, and the ERAZER X310, Lenovo’s latest affordable desktop gaming PCs.

TAB S8: Combines Android Experience with Intel Performance

Lenovo created the TAB S8 for consumers who are looking for a stylish, slim and affordable Android tablet starting at just £149. At 8-inches, the TAB S8’s 1920×1200 infinity screen is sharper than FHD, while the One Glass Solution touch-panel technology provides a crystal clear viewing experience. The tablet’s ultra-slim bezel seamlessly merges the screen with the dark front panel, giving the TAB S8 a sleek, clean look. The front panel also features a 1.6-megapixel HD camera for easy video chatting. Turn the TAB S8 around to reveal an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera. The wide aperture f2.2 lens snaps sharp photos, even in low light. Pre-installed apps, like SHAREit, allow for easy and safe photo and file sharing.

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Engineered to give users the most from their mobile device without sacrificing portability, the Lenovo TAB S8 marks Lenovo’s first 8-inch Android tablet powered by an Intel processor. Available with the Intel Atom Z3745 Processor with Intel® Burst Performance Technology, the TAB S8 dynamically matches processing power to the task at hand in order to maximize battery life without compromising speed in a thin and light design. The TAB S8 is just 0.65 pounds and 0.31 inches thin, nearly as thin as a standard pencil.

Additional features include optional high-speed LTE (4G) connectivity (based on Intel® XMMTM 7160) and Wi-Fi for data connectivity, up to seven hours of battery life to keep users cord-free, and 64-bit technology compatibility. The TAB S8 runs Android 4.4 KitKat, includes 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, Bluetooth 4.0 and Dolby-enhanced dual front speakers. Colors vary by region and include ebony, canary yellow, pearl white and midnight blue.

Y70 Touch: Extreme Performance for HD Gaming

The Lenovo Y70 Touch comes with an up to 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor and powerful NVIDIA GTX graphics, making it ideal for heavy entertainment use and HD gaming. At 17 inches, the Y70 Touch is Lenovo’s largest touchscreen laptop, opening up a whole new level of interaction for video editing, social sharing and gaming.

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The Y70 delivers a fantastic audio and visual experience, with a FHD display that brings movies and games to life with enhanced colour, clarity and resolution. Its JBL-designed stereo speakers and subwoofer paired with Dolby Advanced Audio provide a totally immersive audio experience rarely found on a laptop. The backlit keyboard glows in dimly lit environments, adding to the overall visual experience.

At under 7.5 pounds, the Y70 Touch is thinner and lighter than most other laptops in its class thanks to the included external optical disc drive that supports both DVD and Blu-ray. The Y70 Touch also features up to five hours of battery life and customizable memory and storage options, with up to 16GB DDR3L and 1TB of SSHD storage or 512GB SSD storage.

Z50-75: Thin and Light, Optimized for Gaming

The stylish Lenovo Z50-75 laptop provides a full gaming experience for on-the-go at a stunning price point. At 2.5 cm thin, it features an AMD FX-quadcore processor, R7-M260DX 2GB graphics and groundbreaking graphics API that allows games and applications to utilize the CPU and GPU more efficiently thus improving performance up to 60%. Equipped with gorgeous 15.6 inch FHD 1920X1080 display, up to 16GB DDR3L memory, large storage options up to 1TB HDD or 1TB SSHD, and Stereo speakers with Dolby Home Theater, the Z50-75 offers users a fantastic gaming experience.

The new Z50-75 comes bundled with two free games offering among a selection of AAA titles like “Thief” and “Darksiders” that buyers can download through a dedicated website using a unique code. This promotion is available in EMEA only and valid until 31st March.

ERAZER X310 Smooth, Immersive Gaming with Design Flare

The Lenovo ERAZER X310 is the latest addition to Lenovo’s line of affordable gaming desktop PCs. To keep users in the action, the ERAZER X310 features discrete NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics, a quad-core processor and up to 2TB of SSHD or 256GB SSD high-speed storage. The combined power and speed allows users to play the most intense games seamlessly without lag. The ERAZER X310 boosts the gaming experience with immersive audio featuring 7.1 channel sound support and Dolby enhancements.

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The newly designed chassis features front LED lighting and a futuristic profile that mimics the smooth lines of a knight’s armour. The front panel also features a one-touch port cover for easy access and a hidden air vent that keeps the device cool when the gaming heats up.

Other features include up to 32GB DDR3 memory, four USB 3.0 ports and always-on USB charging port for enhanced connectivity.

“Our latest consumer tablet and PCs give consumers even more choice so they can select the right device that fits best into their mobile lifestyle,” said Jeff Meredith, vice president, marketing, Mobile Business Group, Lenovo. “From the super mobile TAB S8 tablet to the Y70 and ERAZER X310 gaming PC, we’ve optimized each one to meet the diverse needs of customers.”

With Lenovo’s Tab S8 tablet powered by an Intel Atom Processor, consumers have the freedom to experience seamless, powerful performance with great battery life. They can enjoy the content they want on this new Intel-based tablet, such as games or videos,” said Erik Reid, vice president of Intel Mobile and Communications Group and general manager of the Tablet Business Unit.

Pricing and Availability

The Lenovo TAB S8 will be available beginning in September with models starting at £149 via major retailers and http://www.lenovo.com/uk/en/.

The Lenovo Y70 Touch will be available beginning in September with models starting at £999.99 via major retailers and http://www.lenovo.com/uk/en/.

The Lenovo Z50-75 with two free games offer will be available beginning in September with models starting at £399.99.

With the new Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, it gives you a slim, light and waterproof tablet that’s going to be perfect for browsing in the bath with an IP65/68 rating.

The Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is only 6.4mm thick and weighs only 270g, so should be easy to heft with one hand. It measures 213.4 x 123.6 x 6.4mm.

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It features the Xperia Z design, giving you something that’s high quality and minimalist, with stainless steel corners and a tempered glass front.

There’s an 8-inch Triluminos display on the front, enhanced with Sony’s Live Colour LED, with a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. That gives you a pixel density of 275ppi, which won’t give you the detail of common rivals like the iPad mini with Retina display or the Samsung Galaxy Tab S.

There is plenty of power, however, with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core chipset clocked at 2.5GHz and 3GB of RAM. There’s 16GB of internal storage, that can be expanded by up to 128GB via microSD.

Making a departure from the rest of the Z3 family, there Z3 Tablet Compact comes with an 8.1-megapixel camera on the rear and lacks the 4K video capture that the smartphone cousins offer.

The Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact will be available in black or white, with both LTE and Wi-Fi only versions, There’s no word on pricing available from autumn 2014.

Activision have just announced Skylanders Trap Team Tablet edition and we got to play with it.

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Children (and some adults) love Skylanders, that’s a fact, but the biggest problem has been needing to be at home with the console to play it. Well all that changes now with the introduction of the tablet edition of Skylanders Trap Team.

It comes in a starter pack that includes a Bluetooth Portal of Power, a controller, Food Fight and Snap Shot, two traps and a tray to keep it all one. The controller and the portal of power connect to the tablet (either an iOS, Android or FireOS device) using the Bluetooth low energy standard, which means longer lasting playtime. Both devices take AAA batteries (the controller takes 2 and the portal takes 3). Pairing the devices to your tablet is simple – just open the game and press the button on the device – simple as that!

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The controller is stored on the underside of the portal of power making it very easy to transport. The controller itself is smaller than an usual console controller as it has been designed for smaller hands. It is however easy and comfortable to use and is Skylanders branded.

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If you want to play the game in co-op mode then you can either use another controller or you can use another supported controller or gamepad.

The game itself appears on your tablet and you can either play it holding your tablet or you can slot it into the side of the portal of power, effectively making your own little gaming setup.

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The portal supports tablets up to 12” in size so you should be ok for most tablets today.

You don’t have to play the game using the controller if you don’t want to. Just switch it off and you can use the touch screen controls on the tablet, and they work surprisingly well! The game detects if you are using the controller, or not, and changes the game for you.

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You may be thinking that there will be times that you can’t use the portal as you might be in the car, or on a train, well don’t worry as you can actually play the game without using it! If the portal is not connected then the game switches automatically to using “on the go characters” which are digital versions of the toys, in this case Instant Snap Shot and Instant Food Fight. These are separate characters with their own skill trees, but they are essentially the same as the toys, just without having to carry them!

And talking of the toys, all of the previous toys are also supported with the tablet edition too!

The game itself is a free download, you only need to buy the starter pack to get the portal, controller and toys. However you can actually play the game without buying the starter pack! It’s not the full game obviously, but it will be a special introductory adventure that is being created just for this purpose. The idea being that if you like it you can buy the starter pack, and then all the toys!

The game itself is around 1GB for the initial download so you will want to be on a wireless connection when you first download it, and all later levels are actually streamed for you in the background ready for you to play. At this point I don’t know how large those levels will be and if it would be possible to stream them using a data connection (if you were on a train or in a car for example), but that will become clear soon.

I was very impressed with the whole thing, it was easy to setup and the game looks and plays exactly the same as the console version and throwing everything you need into the starter park, including a controller is a great move. I think that a lot of parents are going to find this keeps their children quiet for hours and hours on those long trips.

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So the starter pack, which includes the portal of power, two toys, two traps, the controller and a tray will cost £64.99 and will be available at the same time as Skylanders Trap Team on the consoles, which is October 10th in Europe.

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Skylanders is redefining the Toys-to-Life phenomenon with yet another ground-breaking innovation, Skylanders Trap Team. With Skylanders Trap Team, players can take characters out of the game and place them into physical “Traps” that kids can take with them, effectively bringing Life to Toys.

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Now, for the first time in franchise history, Activision Publishing, Inc. is bringing the full AAA console experience of a Skylanders game to tablet devices with the  Skylanders Trap Team Tablet Starter Pack. Launching day-and-date with the console version, the Skylanders Trap Team Tablet Starter Pack will include a Bluetooth version of the Traptanium Portal, a new ring of magical energy which reverses the magic of the Toys-to-Life category by letting players bring digital characters into the physical world. The new portal gives players the freedom to dock their tablet, providing a hands-free gaming experience. The Skylanders Trap Team Tablet Starter Pack will also include a Bluetooth-enabled controller for the best possible play experience; a built-in tablet stand; two Skylanders characters; two Traps; and a display tray that lets Portal Masters keep track of the Traps they’ve collected and which villains they have trapped.

Like the console version of the game, all 175 existing Skylanders toys will be forward compatible and playable across all platforms, truly allowing Portal Masters to play wherever and whenever they want. Delivering another meaningful technological leap to the Skylanders franchise, the launch of Skylanders Trap Team on tablet underscores Activision’s continued commitment to bringing significant innovation to the Toys-to-Life category that the company firmly established in 2011.

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The game introduces more than 50 new playable Skylanders heroes and more than 40 villains in an all-new adventure, delivering a diverse and dynamic story-driven gameplay experience filled with adventure, combat, puzzles, mini games, activities and platforming, all set within a variety of lush, compelling environments.

KEY FEATURES:
•    Unprecedented Tablet Innovation – Skylanders Trap Team on tablet represents a huge technological leap for the Toys-to-Life category as one of the first AAA experiences of its kind on the platform. The team is delivering a feat of development innovation with a game that was built alongside the console versions, driving an unparalleled level of performance from the tablet devices that it supports.
•    Complete Toys-to-Life, Life to Toys Tablet Experience – The Skylanders Trap Team Tablet Starter Pack gives fans everything they need for a rich gameplay experience wherever and whenever they want to play. Tablet players will experience the Skylanders Trap Team innovation through a Bluetooth© version of the Traptanium Portal and Bluetooth© controller. They can also play the full game on their tablets using touch controls and two digital Skylanders characters and two digital Traps.

•    Two Ways to Play – Once players purchase the tablet Starter Pack and download the game via their tablet’s app store, the game will recognize the Traptanium Portal and unlock the full experience. Players will experience the same AAA content they come to expect from Skylanders console games, but with two ways to play:

•    “Controller” –– Fans can play the game just like the console version using the tablet-specific Traptanium Portal and toys with the custom Bluetooth Skylanders game controller included in the Starter Pack.
•     “Touch Controls” – For players who prefer to use touch controls instead of a controller, fans  have the option to play the game just using on-screen touch controls.

•    Innovative Gameplay – In Skylanders Trap Team, you can play as a Skylander or capture Skylands’ most wanted foes and unleash them for good. It’s up to Portal Masters to find these villains and capture them inside the new Traps that transport the villains into the real world via the Traptanium Portal. Once trapped, players can return the villain to Skylands as a playable character. This exciting new play pattern gives fans the option to switch between playing as a Skylander hero or a villain at any time, creating fun and unique “tag team” gameplay.

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Square Enix Montréal has announced that Hitman: Sniper, a brand new  game currently being developed for mobile and tablet devices. E3 attendees will be treated to a very first look and hands on during the world’s biggest video game trade show.

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After Hitman GO, the first mobile Hitman game to be released by the studio, Square Enix Montréal will continue extending the franchise into mobile with a completely new Hitman game. Hitman: Sniper focuses on the subtlety of execution and includes a series of scenario-driven contracts, which contain a number of targets and assignments to allow for replayability.

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Hitman: Sniper will be launching later this year as a free to play title with over 100 missions full of creative opportunities to manipulate the environment, guards, and targets to complete the hits.  It is also designed to deliver a game experience that is built from the ground up for touch screen devices and takes full advantage of the possibilities offered by the platform and will contain leaderboard driven challenges for players to compete against their friends.

Hitman: Sniper will also have a live 30 minute broadcast from the E3 showfloor on Square Enix Presents from 12:30 PST to 13:00 PST and will allow everyone at home to access exclusive news and reveals. Tune in via the following link www.youtube.com/squareenixpresents

 

EE has launched its first tablet in the shape of the Eagle, an 8-inch slate manufactured by Huawei. The Eagle device is near identical to the MediaPad M1, launching with CAT 4 LTE support for taking advantage of EE’s double-speed 4G network.

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The Eagle also offers an 800 x 1280 display, a 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, microSD support, and a 5-megapixel rear camera.

EE is are saying that the device as an iPad Mini competitor, with a higher screen resolution, more powerful processor and lower price tag.

The EE Eagle is released Wednesday the 28th May for £199.99 on a pay-as-you-go contract, or for £15 per month on a two-year contract with an upfront payment of £49.99.

Sony also announced the Xperia Z2 tablet at the MWV 2014 today, the biggest change again comes in the form of the screen, which is essentially a bigger 10.1-inch version of what you get with the Z2. That means it uses IPS for improved viewing angles, as well as the mobile Bravia engine, Triluminious display and Live Colour tech pilfered from Sony’s TVs.

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At 6.4mm it certainly is slim, with a ‘barely there’ feeling that isn’t unlike what you get with a Kindle.

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The processing speed is covered off by a 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, which is the same as the one found in the Xperia Z2. 3GB of RAM keeps multi-tasking covered, while 4G LTE adds more connectivity options. Expect to get plenty of life from the device’s 6000 mAh battery.

Speakers have now been moved to the front of the device to stop you from blocking them with fingers while listening to music.

 

As you can see Huawei been busy at this week MWC 2014, that is announced the MediaPad X1. The Huawei MediaPad X1 will be battling in the mid-range tablet market like against the like of the Nexus 7. Mediapad X1 will come with a slick unibody with only 7.13mm thickness and the impressive weight of only 239 grams.

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The 7-inch LTPS Screen comes with a 1920×1200 resolution for a sharp-looking experience and with its dynamic lighting features you will get the best view even in direct sunlight.

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The MediaPad X1 is powered by a Kirin 910 1.6 GHz quad-core processor which is backed up with an impressive 5000 mAh Battery, that should last for 5 days of continued use or 21 says of Stand-by.

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For taking pictures the X1 comes with a highly developed 13 MP camera with Sony’s Exmor R BSI Sensor with automatic scene recognition to give you the best mode for the Picture you’re trying to take, the front facing Camera for self shots and Video chatting comes with 5MP and Huawei’s proprietary self-focus tips, preview screen, 10-level auto-facial enhancement and voice-activated hands-free capture.

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MediaPad X1 will be available in black, white, champagne and light pink in China, Russia, Western Europe, Middle East, Japan and Latin America from March 2014 at a suggested retail price of €399. Accessories for MediaPad X1 include a Smart Cover, featuring magnetic closure to protect it from wear and tear.

 

I was recently invited by Toshiba to visit Inition, an independent gaming production company to see just what the Encore Windows 8.1 tablet was cable of.

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Inition was formed 12 years ago and through a finely-tuned blend of technological and creative capabilities, has established itself at the forefront of the development gaming scene.

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The Toshiba Encore Tablet

The Windows 8.1 tablet is ideal for consumers and prosumers wanting to move seamlessly between working, playing and sharing on a single device. Its Xbox SmartGlass capability, wide viewing angles and superior screen quality make it ideal for gamers and entertainment junkies alike.

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It has an 8-inch HD touchscreen, 32GB of built-in storage, an 8 megapixel camera, an Intel Atom processor, 2GB ram, weighs less than half a kilo and retails for under £250 – yes, you read that correctly £250!

3D Scanning and Modelling

For this part of the afternoon, we were all scanned by a hand-held device. This scanning process took a couple of minutes and involved the device being moved from one side of our faces to the other. Under normal circumstances the process would be a lot more in-depth, ensuring that there were no areas missed during the scan. The scan could also be in colour if required, but for the sake of time, the scan was taken with a single colour (gold), and without hair!

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After the scanning was complete, the file was copied over to the Encore tablet, where it would be easily manipulated with the swipe of a finger.

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I was surprised just how well the Encore dealt with the scan – and also slightly freaked out by seeing myself as a 3D model!

Inition used the same 3D scanning and modelling technology to create the album cover for Robbie William’s latest album Take The Crown. They then took our scans and created our very own album covers – although I don’t sing as well as Robbie!

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Virtual Reality with the Oculus Rift

Virtual Reality gaming isn’t anything new, however it’s popularity is taking off again with the Oculus Rift, which is a headset based experience that enables you to play games and experience many new and exciting things.

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For this particular demonstration, the Oculus Rift device was connected to the Encore tablet, and a Tusan Villa simulation was created. The Encore took care of all of the graphics processing, the connectivity for the Oculus Rift and all of the tracking data used to interpret were you are looking.

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Walking through the Tuscan Villa was a strange experience – one the one hand you know you are sitting on a chair in a studio space, and on the other you really do feel like you are there. I can only imagine what the experience will be like in the coming years when the technology evolves.

As with viewing the 3D model of myself, the Encore really coped well with the VR simulation – in fact, if the Encore hadn’t been sitting there next to me, I am not sure I would have believed it was running it.

Augmented Reality Apps

For this demonstration, the Encore was connected to a large screen monitor using it’s HDMI out. The USB port was used to control a wireless keyboard and mouse, which we used to drive the BMW M7 card, and the webcam was used to film it all.

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This is the what the Encore’s webcam was filming – an open space.

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The software then generates the BMW M7 and the keyboard is then used to drive the car around the “screen”.

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Normally this sort of demonstration would require multiple pieces of kit – a computer, a webcam, and more. All of this (apart from the large screen monitor used to make it easier for us to see the demo) was handled by the Encore.

My biggest take away from the whole experience was that Toshiba Encore was a very powerful device, one that was capable of doing so much more than you would think a small tablet could do – and that is just scratching the surface!

Samsung has unveiled the Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO line of tablets, setting a new standard of mobile excellence. With four powerful devices, including the Galaxy NotePRO (12.2-inch) and the TabPRO (12.2, 10.1, 8.4-inch), Samsung’s Galaxy tablet family redefines what a tablet can do.

“The launch of the Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO series reinforces Samsung’s position as a leader in the tablet market,” said Simon Stanford, Vice President of IT & Mobile Division, Samsung Electronics UK & Ireland. “This new line up combines a stunning viewing experience with Samsung’s design legacy, giving consumers the ultimate tablet.”

The Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO series brings together premium style and powerful performance into a single device. Created to satisfy all consumer needs, the Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO combine a world-class viewing experience and unique features with preloaded and free downloadable content for a superior mobile solution.

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Introducing Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO (12.2)

The Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO have the world’s first 12.2-inch WQXGA Widescreen (16:10) display, offering crystal clear resolution (2560×1600) with more than 4 million pixels, making it the ideal platform to create and view content. With a larger viewing area, the defined screen makes it easy to enjoy stunning Full HD video play and view even more information at a glance. In addition to the industry-leading display, the devices have been designed with a sleek, light, slim frame.

A personalised Content Home feature also allows users to tailor their Galaxy tablet experience. The Content Home UX enables users to organise their favourite content in an easy-to-use dashboard with automatic feeds and news updates.

Powerful Partner for Productivity

The Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO (12.2) comes equipped with multiple tools to help users to manage both their personal and professional lives.

Multi Window enables users to split the screen into four different windows and an innovative Virtual Keyboard provides them with enough space to type comfortably, leveraging haptic feedback to produce a more realistic typing experience.

The Samsung S Pen, which is included with the Galaxy NotePRO, delivers a more responsive, productive and efficient tablet experience when accessing features such as Action Memo, Scrapbook, Screen Write and S Finder. In addition, Pen Window lets people simply draw a window of any size on the screen, and instantly access unique in-application features such as YouTube or a calculator.

The tablets make it easy to access and control home or office PCs directly through the Galaxy NotePRO or TabPRO with Remote PC in order to seamlessly edit and save files remotely.

The Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO also come pre-loaded with the Cisco WebEx Meetings platform, the industry’s leading web conferencing solution that gives users an easy way to meet virtually. For the first time on Android tablets, people can share their screen as well as starting a WebEx meeting from a contact list. Samsung e-Meeting allows users to share content during a meeting without having to access a central server or network.

For additional value and productivity right out of the box, the Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO (12.2) will feature up to approximately £420 worth of the premium pre-paid, long-term subscription offers from best-selling news, social media and cloud storage providers, including: Bitcasa, Bloomberg Businessweek+, Blurb, Cisco WebEx Meetings, Dropbox, Easilydo Pro for Tablet, Evernote, Hancom Office for Android, LinkedIn, LIVESPORT.TV, NY Times, Oxford Advanced Learner’s A-Z, and Sketchbook Pro (content packages may vary by region).

The Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO line will come in various connectivity options: WiFi Only, WiFi and 3G, or WiFi and LTE. Users can choose between the 12.2-inch Galaxy NotePRO that comes with an included S Pen, and the 12.2-inch Galaxy TabPRO, Galaxy TabPRO 10.1-inch and 8.4-inch without the S Pen.

Designed to extend productivity even further, the following optional accessories are also available for purchase with the Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO: Various Book Covers, USB LAN HUB, Universal BT Keyboard and S Action Mouse (accessories may vary by product model).

The Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO tablet line will be offered globally and will be available in early 2014. To pre-order the NotePRO in the UK from today the 28th January, please visit http://www.samsung.com/uk/Galaxy-Note-Pro-12.2/. To celebrate the launch of the NotePRO from the eStore, Samsung is exclusively offering the first 300 people with a free gamepad worth RRP £89.99.

Galaxy NotePRO (12.2-inch) Product Specifications

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Specifications

Network

LTE :   800/900/1800/2600+850/21003G : HSPA+ 21   850/900/1900/2100

Processor

WiFi and 3G: Exynos 5   Octa (1.9 GHz QuadCore  + 1.3 GHz Quadcore)
LTE : Snapdragon 800 2.3GHz Quad* The selection of AP   will be different by markets

Display

12.2-inch WQXGA (2560 X   1600) Super clear LCD

OS

Android 4.4 (KitKat)

Camera / Flash

- Main(Rear): 8 Megapixel, Auto   Focus Camera with LED Flash,
Zero Shutter lag- Sub(Front): 2   Megapixel

Video

- Codec: H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1,   WMV7, WMV8, Sorenson Spark, MP43,
VP8, HEVC- 1080p Full HD video @   60fps

Audio

- Codec: MP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, FLAC, AMR-NB/WB, Vorbis(OGG),   WAV- 3.5mm Ear Jack, Stereo   Speaker

S Pen

Optimized

Features

S Pen Experience- S Note(Easy Chart), S   Planner- Air Command: Action   Memo, Scrapbook, Screen Write, S Finder, Pen Window- Direct Pen Input

Content Services / Applications

Samsung   Hub-   Video, Music- Books / Games /   Learning (Stub)
Samsung Apps / Kies
Samsung TouchWiz /   Magazine UX
Samsung KNOX (stub),   Samsung e-Meeting, Side Sync 3.0 (stub)
Bloomberg Businessweek+,   Dropbox, Evernote, NY Times
Remote PC, Sketchbook   Pro (stub), WebEx Meetings

Free Downloadable apps

Samsung ChatON, Hancom   Office for Android, Link, Group Play
Bitcasa, Blurb, Easilydo   Pro, LIVESPORT.TV, LinkedIn, Oxford Advanced Learner’s A-Z

Google Mobile Services

Chrome, Search, Gmail,   Google+, Maps, Play BooksPlay Movies, Play Music,   Play Store, HangoutsVoice Search, YouTube,   Google Settings, Play Games, Photos, Drive, Play Newsstand

Connectivity

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac   MIMO (2.4 & 5 GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, AllShareCast, BT4.0,
USB3.0

GPS

GPS + GLONASS

Sensor

Accelerometer,   Gyroscope, Geo-magnetic, RGB

Memory

3GB RAM, 32/64GB   Internal MemorymicroSD (Up to 64GB)

Dimension / Weight

295.6 x 204 x 7.95mm750g (WiFi version),   753g (3G/LTE version)

Battery

9,500mAh

IrLED

Yes

 

Galaxy TabPRO (12.2-inch) Product Specifications

Category

Specifications

Network

LTE :   800/900/1800/2600+850/21003G : HSPA+ 21   850/900/1900/2100

Processor

WiFi and 3G: Exynos 5   Octa (1.9 GHz QuadCore  + 1.3 GHz Quadcore)
LTE : Snapdragon 800 2.3GHz Quad*The selection of AP   will be different by markets

Display

12.2-inch WQXGA (2560 X   1600) Super clear LCD

OS

Android 4.4 (KitKat)

Camera / Flash

- Main(Rear): 8 Megapixel, Auto   Focus Camera with LED Flash,
Zero Shutter lag- Sub(Front): 2   Megapixel

Video

- Codec: H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1,   WMV7, WMV8, Sorenson Spark, MP43,
VP8, HEVC- 1080p Full HD video @   60fps

Audio

- Codec: MP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, FLAC, AMR-NB/WB, Vorbis(OGG),   WAV- 3.5mm Ear Jack, Stereo   Speaker

Content Services / Applications

Samsung   Hub-   Video, Music- Books / Games /   Learning (Stub)
Samsung Apps / Kies
Samsung TouchWiz /   Magazine UX
Samsung KNOX (stub),   Samsung e-Meeting, Side Sync 3.0 (stub)
Bloomberg Businessweek+,   Dropbox, Evernote, NY Times
Remote PC, Sketchbook   Pro (stub), WebEx Meetings

Free Downloadable apps

Samsung ChatON, Hancome   Office for Android, Link, Group Play
Bitcasa, Blurb, Easilydo   Pro, LIVESPORT.TV, LinkedIn, Oxford Advanced Learner’s A-Z

Google Mobile Services

Chrome, Search, Gmail,   Google+, Maps, Play BooksPlay Movies, Play Music,   Play Store, HangoutsVoice Search, YouTube,   Google Settings, Play Games, Photos, Drive, Play Newsstand

Connectivity

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac   MIMO (2.4 & 5 GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, AllShareCast, BT4.0,
USB3.0

GPS

GPS + GLONASS

Sensor

Accelerometer,   Gyroscope, Geo-magnetic, RGB

Memory

3GB RAM, 32/64GB   Internal MemorymicroSD (Up to 64GB)

Dimension / Weight

295.6 x 204 x 7.95mm732g (WiFi version),   740g (LTE version)

Battery

9,500mAh

IrLED

Yes

 

Galaxy TabPRO (10.1-inch) Product Specifications

Category

Specifications

Network

LTE : CAT4 800/850/900/1800/2100/2600
HSPA+ 42.2Mbps 850/900/1900/2100, HSUPA 5.76Mbps

Processor

WiFi: Exynos 5 Octa (1.9 GHz QuadCore  + 1.3 GHz   Quadcore)
LTE : Snapdragon 800 2.3GHz Quad* The selection of AP will be different by markets

Display

10.1-inch WQXGA (2560 x 1600) Super clear LCD

OS

Android 4.4(Kitkat)

Camera

- Main(Rear): 8.0 Megapixel Auto Focus Camera with LED   Flash
– Sub(Front): 2.0 Megapixel

Video

- Codec:   H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, Sorenson Spark, MP43, VP8,
HEVC-   1080p Full HD video @ 60fps

Audio

-   MP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, AMR-NB/WB, FLAC, Vorbis(OGG), WAV
– 3.5mm Ear Jack, Stereo Speaker

Content Services / Applications

Samsung   Hub-   Video, Music- Books / Games /   Learning (Stub)
Samsung Apps / Kies
Samsung TouchWiz /   Magazine UX
Samsung KNOX (stub),   Samsung e-Meeting, Side Sync 3.0 (stub)
Dropbox, Remote PC,   WebEx Meetings

Free Downloadable apps

Samsung ChatON, Link,   Group Play
Bitcasa, Bloomberg   Businessweek+, Blurb, Easilydo Pro, Hancom Office for Android, LIVESPORT.TV,   LinkedIn, Oxford Advanced Learner’s A-Z, Sketchbook Pro

Google Mobile

Services

Chrome, Search, Gmail,   Google+, Maps, Play BooksPlay Movies, Play Music,   Play Store, HangoutsVoice   Search, YouTube, Google Settings, Play Games, Photos, Drive, Play Newsstand

Connectivity

WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac CH Bonding, BT v4.0, USB 2.0

GPS

GPS + GLONASS

Sensor

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Geo-magnetic, Light, Hall

Memory

2GB RAM, 16/32 GB Internal Memory, microSD (Up to 64GB)

Dimension

243.1 X 171.4 X 7.3mm, 469g (WiFi version), 477g (LTE   version)

Battery

Standard Battery, Li-ion 8,220mAh

IrLED

Yes

 

Galaxy TabPRO (8.4-inch) Product Specifications

Category

Specifications

Network

LTE   : LTE  CAT4 800/850/900/1800/2100/2600
HSPA+ 42Mbps 850/900/1900/2100, HSUPA 5.76Mbps
3G : HSPA+ 42Mbps 850/900/1900/2100 , HSUPA 5.76Mbps

Processor

Snapdragon   800 2.3 GHz QuadCore
* The selection of AP will be different by markets

Display

8.4-inch   WQXGA (1600×2560) Super clear LCD

OS

Android   4.4(Kitkat)

Camera

-   Main(Rear): 8.0 Megapixel Auto Focus Camera with LED Flash
– Sub(Front): 2.0 Megapixel

Video

- Codec:   H.263, H.264(AVC), MPEG4, VC-1, Sorenson Spark, MP43, WMV7,
WMV8, VP8, HEVC- 1080p   Full HD video@60fps

Audio

-   MP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, AMR-NB/WB, FLAC, Vorbis(OGG), WAV
– 3.5mm Ear Jack, Stereo Speaker

Content Services / Applications

Samsung   Hub-   Video, Music- Books / Games /   Learning (Stub)
Samsung Apps / Kies
Samsung TouchWiz /   Magazine UX
Samsung KNOX (stub),   Samsung e-Meeting, Side Sync 3.0 (stub)
Dropbox, Remote PC,   WebEx Meetings

Free Downloadable apps

Samsung ChatON, Hancom   Office for Android Link, Group Play
Bitcasa, Bloomberg   Businessweek+, Blurb, Easilydo Pro, LIVESPORT.TV, LinkedIn, Oxford Advanced   Learner’s A-Z, Sketchbook Pro

Google Mobile Services

Chrome, Search, Gmail,   Google+, Maps, Play BooksPlay Movies, Play Music,   Play Store, HangoutsVoice   Search, YouTube, Google Settings, Play Games, Photos, Drive, Play Newsstand

Connectivity

WiFi   802.11 a/b/g/n/acCH Bonding, BT v4.0, USB 2.0

GPS

GPS   + GLONASS

Sensor

Accelerometer,   Gyroscope, Geo-magnetic, Light, Hall

Memory

2GB   RAM, 16/32 GB Internal Memory, microSD (Up to 64GB)

Dimension

128.5   x 219 x 7.2mm, 331g (WiFi version), 336g (3G/LTE version)

Battery

Standard   Battery, Li-ion 4,800mAh

IrLED

Yes

Introducing the Lenovo Miix 2, a convertible Windows 8.l tablet with powerful PC processing, The Windows 8.1 tablets with 10″ or 11.6″ Full HD displays and Intel processors, the Lenovo Miix 2 can be attached to an AccuType keyboard dock for a quick, seamless conversion to a laptop PC, complete with Microsoft Office and other productivity software. Or you can use it in stand mode, for hands-free entertainment.

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Full HD (1920×1080) Displays With IPS Technology
The vibrant 10″ or 11.6″ wide-view displays use In-Plane Switching (IPS) for vivid colors and nearly 180-degree viewing angles.

Ten-Finger Multitouch Technology
Seamlessly integrate with Windows 8 and enjoy more precise control.

Windows Legacy-Compatible
The Miix 2 is backward-compatible with previous Windows operating systems and software, so you can still access your favorite games and productivity software.

Detachable Keyboard Dock
Instantly switch from tablet mode to laptop or stand mode with the detachable dock, featuring the AccuType keyboard — designed for comfort and accuracy.

Integrated 720p HD Webcam
The 2MP front camera and 5MP rear camera will help you enjoy web conferences or online video chats like you’re really there.

Veriface™ Face Recognition Software
Your face is your password. The integrated webcam uses stored images of your face to allow you to login quickly and easily, and the program supports multiple users, allowing you to authorize access for the entire family.

Online Connectivity Options
With 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth® 4.0, and optional 3G, you’ll be able to connect to the internet wherever you go.

HDMI Output
The micro HDMI-out port allows easy connection to an HD television or other monitor.

Today at the CES 2014 Lenovo, announced the third generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon, the world’s lightest 14 inch ultrabook and the ThinkPad 8 tablet. Lenovo also introduces the new ThinkPad OneLink Dock Pro, an enhanced docking solution through a single cable connector.

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“Lenovo continues to push the boundaries of design and technology as we aspire to create the best products in the market. Our obsession in the pursuit of perfection is evident with these smarter devices designed to enhance the way people interact at home and at work,” said Peter Hortensius, SVP and president, Think Business Group, Lenovo. “The ThinkPad X1 Carbon delivers a stunning user experience with the best professional display and new interactive methods and represents another step in our PC plus journey.”

Professional Redefined
The New X1 Carbon is a beautiful contradiction. Uncompromisingly light, weighing only 2.8 pounds, it is virtually indestructible. The lightest 14” Ultrabook in the world has all the power and durability that the modern professional requires. Born from the same stock as aircrafts and racing cars, the X1 Carbon is forged from Carbon Fiber, which weighs less than magnesium and aluminum but is stronger than both.

The X1 products have a reputation for pushing boundaries, both in design and usability, and the new X1 Carbon is no exception. It actually adapts to the way users work thanks to technology which is a whole generation ahead. The New X1 Carbon features the Adaptive Keyboard, which dynamically adjusts based on the software or application being used to highlight the most relevant keys. The new ultrabook also integrates voice and gesture control, allowing users to interact with their PC in modern and familiar ways.

The New X1 Carbon also improves the viewing and touch experiences for users. The new ColorBurst Display provides sharper, brighter images at higher resolutions with better viewing angles for a superior visual experience, whether users watch a movie or create presentations. And for customers who are on the move, the new X1 Carbon utilizes Rapid Charge technology, providing an 80% charge in under an hour. Coupled with an up to 9 hour battery life (over 70% improvement from the last generation) and optional built-in 4G capability, the new X1 Carbon has all the mobility and connectivity customers need wherever they go.

Lenovo has improved docking experience on a thin and light device, the new X1 Carbon utilizes the OneLink connector that eliminates cable clutter. This allows users to get power, Gigabit Ethernet, and dual display support through a single cable via ThinkPad OneLink docking solutions.

High Performance Docking Through a Single Cable
The new ThinkPad OneLink Pro Dock combines all necessary docking features and functions, including power, through a single cable connection to Lenovo notebooks equipped with an OneLink connector. The ThinkPad OneLink Pro Dock includes multiple USB ports, audio and Ethernet connections and driver-free dual video support through DisplayPort and DVI on selected models. The integrated 90W AC adapter also provides power for the notebook, supports rapid charge and can also charge other devices such as a smartphone.

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ThinkPad 8 – Professional-Ready Tablet with Three Modes
A premium 8 inch tablet constructed of machine-cut aluminum, the compact ThinkPad 8 comes equipped with the technologies professionals need to be successful. It caters to those who want a more portable device without sacrificing the ability to connect to a keyboard and display for a full PC experience. Use it in Tablet Mode on the go. Connect it to the optional keyboard base, dock or monitor for Desktop Mode. Or flip its optional Quickshot Cover over the tablet to convert into Tent Mode.

thinkpad-8

In addition, it allows users to capture photos and videos intuitively and easily with the Quickshot cover. Users just peel back the tablet’s cover to expose the 8 MP high definition camera, triggering the camera app to open. Once captured, users can view and edit their photos and videos on the super bright 8.3 inch 1920×1200 display and transfer them wirelessly using Miracast technology or view them via a cable using its microHDMI port. Supporting a full PC experience, ThinkPad 8 is armed with the latest Intel Bay Trail Quad Core processor, up to 128GB of storage, a microUSB 3.0 port, LTE2 connectivity and a full Windows8 Pro experience for professional needs.

Businesses can also opt for a variety of service and support solutions to fit their needs. Lenovo’s new Advanced Exchange warranty upgrade option in the U.S. and Canada raises the bar on the tablet support experience. This upgrade provides a replacement tablet the next business day after determining that a customer’s tablet has failed.  The customer simply ships back the original tablet in a pre-paid shipping box and keeps the replacement. With the same serial number as the original tablet, the replacement makes it easy for businesses to track and manage leased products.

Lenovo Services offers Integrated Solutions
Lenovo’s comprehensive portfolio of Services provides relevant and integral value to businesses.  With a committed focus on customer, quality and responsiveness, Lenovo Services offers innovative and integrated solutions to ensure maximum productivity.  Warranty Extensions, Upgrades, Accidental Damage Protection, Keep Your Drive, Priority Technical Support and a complete set of factory and automated deployment services help organizations effectively bridge the gap between consumer and business.

Pricing and Availability
Models of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon start at $1299 and availability will begin late January. The OneLink Dock Pro is available now at $179.
ThinkPad 8 convertible tablet configure to order models start at $399 and Topseller models start at $429 and will be available late January.

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