San Antonio — The Progressive Retailers Organization was at the Westin La Cantera Hill Coun
Ridgefield Park, N.J. – Samsung Electronics today reorganized its computer business unifying all its Windows-based products under the Ativ brand.
The company also rolled out two new laptops and a new USB-based interface for connecting smartphones and computers.
Ativ, previously the company’s brand for convertible PC devices, will now be used for all laptops, tablets and all-in-on PCs. Samsung said the new naming configuration will give consumers a consistent experience across the company’s computer product lines.
New York — Samsung Electronics America today started shipping its Samsung Series 9 Ultrabook.
The Series 9 is a 13.3-inch model shipping with a $1,399 suggested retail.
The model has a FullHD display with 1,920 by 1,080 resolution. It runs an Intel Core i7 2GHz processor, with 4GB of memory and a 128GB solid-state drive. The Ultrabook also has Intel HD Graphics 4000 and a 1.3-megapixel camera, and it weighs 2.56 pounds.
Samsung stated the laptop will last almost six hours on a single charge.
New York —PC gaming is alive, performing well and growing, according to a report from the PC Gaming Alliance (PCGA).
The PCGA commissioned the report, which was compiled by Jon Peddie Research (JPR) and DFC Intelligence, called the PCGA Pinnacle Report that contained data on hardware, software, player spending habits and system preferences.
Santa Clara, Calif. – The Ultrabook and ultra-thin notebook categories are being hindered by a lack of ultra-slim and touch-capable panels, according to an NPD DisplaySearch report.
Richard Shim, a senior analyst for NPD DisplaySearch, said design demands for the super-thin panels tied to unproven consumer desires for touch on notebooks is forcing panel makers to shy away from manufacturing large amounts of this specialized glass. Instead these factories are maintaining their focus on creating touchscreens for the tablet and smartphone markets.