San Antonio — The Progressive Retailers Organization was at the Westin La Cantera Hill Coun
Berlin – Lenovo today bolstered its Ultrabook, mainstream laptops and all-in-one PC lines at IFA, here.
The U510 Ultrabook, shipping in September with a $679 starting price, features a 15-inch display, is 21mm thick and weighs just less than 5 pounds. It has a 1TB HDD with an optional 32GB of SSD cache to improve performance. It can take up to a third-generation Intel Core i7 processor and has an optical drive bay for either a DVD or Blu-ray drive.
In Lenovo’s Y, or performance, laptop series is the IdeaPad 14-inch Y400 and 15-inch Y500.
Round Rock, Texas - Dell cited falling PC sales for its lower second quarter revenue and earnings.
The PC maker generated $14.5 billion in revenue for the quarter ended Aug. 3 with a GAAP net income of $732 million. Revenue and net income was down 8 percent and 18 percent, respectively compared to the same period last year.
San Francisco – A survey by the online shopping aggregation site TechBargains.com has found that 25 percent of back-to-school shoppers intend to buy a tablet this year.
Apple’s iPad was the favorite choice, with 37 percent of the respondents saying they would buy one, compared with 22 percent interested in a Google Nexus and 14 percent in the Kindle Fire. About 14 percent of these people indicated that the tablet would become their primary computing device, replacing a desktop or laptop.
Anaheim, Calif. — Zyxel announced its WRE2205 802.11n wireless range extender for $59.99.
This device plugs into any electrical outlet to extend a network's wireless signal range throughout the home and the backyard. It provides transfer rates of up to 300Mbps and is backward compatible with 802.11b/g as well. It is now shipping.