Archive for May, 2010
Acer Africa plans to introduce into four new smartphone models that are powered by Microsoft’s Windows Mobile operating system into the South African market within the next few months.
The group now operates under four primary brands: Acer, Gateway, Packard-Bell and eMachines. Under these brands, Acer offers a range of servers, PCs, notebooks, digital projectors, and LCD monitors that cover the needs of end-users from the entry-level consumer through to the top-tier corporate. Acer had acquired E-TEN of Taiwan, a designer and manufacturer of smart handheld devices, which lead to the release of their range of Acer smartphones in the US and Eastern markets.
“Competitive advantage of new products can help us boost profitability from the third quarter,” Acer chairman JT Wang told an investor conference, even though smartphones make up only a very small amount of Acer’s sales now. Analysts say Asian technology firms vying for a bigger share of the hot smartphone market now face an uphill battle after the world’s top PC maker Hewlett-Packard snapped up Palm.
Multichoice announced earlier today that they had released a new software update for their popular HD PVR. This new software introduces two brand new features for their HD clients – DStv ON DEMAND as well as Series Recordings and in addition some more interactive services, Aspect ratio options, mail messaging options and some general software enhancements.
DStv ON DEMAND offers you the opportunity to catch up on a selection of your favourite series & sporting highlights for up to 7 days after their first broadcast on DStv. This feature is only available to DStv Premium subscribers. Read the rest of this entry »
Samsung have produced some really good looking PC monitors lately. The super awesome new PX2370 Syncmaster made one big entrance at the 2010 CES show and makes a fantastic addition to the whole LED display line we’ve been enjoying so far here in South Africa. With more features and a better movie performance test rating, the Samsung PX2370 improves–in most areas–on one of the best LED monitors Samsung have released so far: the XL2370. The PX2370′s screen has a matte finish and its neck, which shares a similar design with the XL2370, is one of the most aesthetically unique designs we’ve seen.
There is some new additions to the Asus N-series family of laptops! The N61 that can already be bought from the usual stores, recently released the N61Ja and N61Jq. Coming with a 16″ HD Ready (1366×768) LED ColorShine Widescreen, the N61 is considered a multimedia laptop and made for people that need a lot of pixels to work properly.
Inside the Asus N61Ja, there’s an Intel Core i5 processor running at 2.27GHz, a ATI Radeon HD5730 with 1GB of memory, a DVD Super Multi Writer, 500GB SATA hard drive and topping it off, 4GB of DDR3 1066MHz memory. Read the rest of this entry »
Don’t say we didn’t tell you something big was coming in May, because we did! And now it’s here: the HP Elitebook 8740w Mobile Workstation has just appeared on the WebAntics.co.za Online Store – complete with image, 2 different configurations including a NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M class graphics with 1GB dedicated GDDR3 video memory appearing in all its full glory. You have a i5 and i7 option, with the latter coming with a 17.0″ LED-backlit WUXGA wide-viewing angle Anti-Glare (1920 x 1200) screen (whew!). You can have one for yourself (the most basic model, of course) from a fairly affordable R22,354.19, while the almost-fully kitted out Core i7 quad model will cost you from R28,344.23. Read the rest of this entry »
With hundreds of different portable projectors available in South Africa, the would-be buyer faces an overwhelming array of features and options. Detailed below is a basic guide to choosing the right portable projector for your needs. Read the rest of this entry »