Mobile may be where the sexiness in tech is at but desktops and laptops will always hold our geeky hearts, at least until they make a tablet that’s a good enough replacement. This month, Brainstorm takes a peek at what’s in store for the festive season.
HP’s Pro 3420 AiO
HP’s All-in-One (AiO) range offers four models targeted at different user profiles. The HP Pro 3420 AiO is designed to enhance out-of-box productivity and collaboration with two microphones, built-in webcam and integrated stereo speakers.
The HP TouchSmart Elite 7320 AiO features a full HD 21-inch touchscreen and is useful where a mouse and keyboard are not required. The HP Compaq 8200 Elite AiO is geared for high-powered execs, and is available with 64-bit Windows 7 Professional, Intel’s Q67 chipset and a hard drive with up to 1TB storage capacity.
Fujitsu’s Esprimo Q900
Fujitsu’s Esprimo Q900 Desktop PC has a volume of 1.6 litres and weighs 1.4kg, but is a full-featured desktop PC, with low power consumption and ENERGY STAR certification.
Other features include the latest Intel chipset and Core i processor technology, up to 8GB main memory, 500GB hard drive, USB 3.0, DisplayPort and DVI, and an optional multi-card.
Samsung’s Series 7 Gamer
The Samsung Series 7 Gamer is designed to deliver a smarter and richer gaming experience.
It has four different performance settings – Gaming, Balanced, Library and Green – all accessed via the mode dial. It features an Intel Core i7 Quad Core processor and AMD Radeon HD6970m 2GG GDDR5 graphics card.
Furthermore, the notebook sports built-in speakers, subwoofer and Dolby Home Theatre surround sound system.
Dell’s Vostro V131
Dell’s Vostro V131 aims to deliver a mobile multimedia experience. Featuring a second-generation Intel Core i5 processor and Windows 7 Professional operating system, this notebook weighs a mere 1.82kg.
Its dimensions of 329,3x237,65x21mm make it one of the thinnest available. It also features digital array microphones, SRS Premium Voice Pro software, plus a six-cell battery that provides up to nine and a half hours of battery life, as well as the Intel Hyperbaric Cooling technology.