IFA 2018

In the back of my mind I guess I had always assumed Sharp made some sort of smart device, but I was still taken aback at their booth at IFA, where the Sharp Aquos D10 smartphone was on display. This device is very much an attempt at a focused mid-range product, but it was the display panel that was attracting the most attention. Aquos. Ak-wos? A-cue-os? Truth be told, I’m not a fan of the Aquos name. I’m not even sure I pronounce it correctly. However Sharp has built the Aquos brand through its displays, and now has a good opportunity to bring innovate display technology to the smartphone industry, either through its own devices or through other OEMs. With a large part of IFA focused...

Honor Previews the Honor Magic 2: A No-Notch FullView Smartphone with Kirin 980

At the end of the presentation today for the Honor Play, George Zhao, CEO of Honor, showcased the upcoming Honor Magic 2. Following on from the original Honor Magic...

11 by Ian Cutress on 8/30/2018

Acer’s 14-Inch Swift 3 Gets Whiskey Lake-U CPU, GeForce MX150, Goes on a Diet

In addition to launching its ultra-portable 13.3-inch Swift 3 laptops, Acer also introduced revamped versions of its more traditional 14-inch Swift 3 notebooks on Wednesday. The new mobile PCs...

11 by Anton Shilov on 8/30/2018

Acer Announces Nitro XV273K Monitor: 4Kp144, DisplayHDR 400, FreeSync

Acer on Wednesday unveiled its new Nitro XV273K display that features an Ultra-HD resolution and a dynamic refresh rate of up to 144 Hz enabled by AMD’s FreeSync technology...

12 by Anton Shilov on 8/30/2018

IFA 2018: Honor Play Launch, a Live Blog

After some meetings this morning, the next event on our list is the western launch of the Honor Play: a Kirin 970 smartphone that focuses on AI. Honor is...

2 by Ian Cutress on 8/30/2018

Acer’s Swift 3 Laptop Gets 13.3-Inch Display, Slimmer Chassis, LTE Modem

Acer on Wednesday introduced its most portable Swift 3-branded laptop to date. The new Swift 3 notebook features a 13.3-inch display and uses a thinner & lighter chassis than...

11 by Anton Shilov on 8/29/2018

Acer Unveils Predator XB273K 4Kp144 DisplayHDR 400 Gaming LCD

Acer on Wednesday introduced its new Ultra-HD gaming monitor with an up to 144 Hz dynamic refresh rate enabled by NVIDIA’s G-Sync. The Predator XB273K is aimed at serious...

33 by Anton Shilov on 8/29/2018

Acer Wants To Sell a Dual Xeon Predator X System: Please No

Acer’s leading gaming branding, Predator, is all about maximizing performance, particularly around gaming. In the modern era, that now extends into content creation, streaming, video editing, and all the...

37 by Ian Cutress on 8/29/2018

Acer Launches Lightest Ever 15-inch Notebook: Swift 5 at 990 grams / 2.2 lbs

Everyone loves the lack of weight. Carting around a trade show, at least for me, helps the less I’m carrying, and so my work device has transitioned from a...

12 by Ian Cutress on 8/29/2018

IFA 2018: Next@Acer Live Blog (10:30am CEST, 8:30am UTC)

The first official press event this year at IFA 2018 is Acer. We're expecting a glut of Whiskey Lake notebooks, plus a few extras about Predator.

1 by Ian Cutress on 8/29/2018

Dell Refreshes XPS 13 2-in-1: Amber Lake 5W CPUs with Thunderbolt 3

Dell on Wednesday upgraded its XPS 13 2-in-1 convertible laptops with Intel’s latest codenamed Amber Lake-Y processors. The new systems retained chassis and displays used on the previous-generation XPS...

12 by Anton Shilov on 8/29/2018

Dell Announces Ultrathin S2719DC LCD: FreeSync USB-C with HDR600

Dell has introduced its new Ultrathin 27-inch display that features a USB Type-C interface for modern PCs. The S2719DC is aimed primarily at space-constrained business environments, but in addition...

12 by Anton Shilov on 8/29/2018

Dell Unveils Precision 2-in-1 5530 Workstation: 15.6-inch Kaby Lake-G with Pro WX

Dell on Wednesday introduced its first convertible mobile workstation, the Precision 2-in-1 5530. The new system is based on Intel’s newly introduced Kaby Lake-G processors with Radeon Pro WX...

37 by Anton Shilov on 8/29/2018

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