High-tech product releases: MacBook Pros, 99-euro Android tablet, colorful notebooks

High-tech product releases announced the week ending March 2 include the new series of MacBook Pro laptops, the first ever market-ready tablet for less than €100, a low-priced tablet for high-end consumers, colorful 14" laptops, and a compact projector that will light up the room for decades.

An updated range of Mac laptops for professional users
Apple's updated range of MacBook Pros are equipped with high-speed Thunderbolt data transfer technology, next-generation Intel Sandy Bridge Core i5 and i7 processors and FaceTime HD cameras. The 13", 15" and 17" laptops retain the same look and feel as their predecessors but clock in at super-fast speeds, outperforming even some Mac Pro desktop workstations. The new range of MacBook Pros are available now starting from $1199 for the base model 13", $1799 for the 15" and $2499 for the 17".
http://www.apple.com/macbookpro/

The first ever 7" tablet for less than €100
Archos launched a new range of low-priced, entry-level Android tablets under the ARNOVA banner this week, the cheapest of which is the Arnova 7, a 7" touchscreen device that lets users surf the web, play the latest games, keep up with news and and download the latest apps from the AppsLib store. The Arnova 7 will be available in the second quarter of 2011 from €99.  
http://arnovatech.com/home.html?country=us&lang=en

A low-priced tablet with high-end features
The flagship model of Archos's new Arnova range is the Arnova 10, an affordable Android-powered tablet with a 10.1", high-definition (1024 x 600p) resistive touch screen. The tablet is just 13.5mm thick and weighs 570g. It has a micro SDHC slot, front-facing VGA camera, microphone, USB port, WiFi and support for HD 720p video playback. The Arnova 10 is priced from €199 and is available now.
http://arnovatech.com/products/arn_10/

Colorful notebooks with "light emitting" style
Sony's latest Vaio C Series notebooks are bright and colorful laptops that stand out from the crowd. The range comes in five different colors, two of which scatter light along the edges of the translucent PC lid to create a "dramatic glow effect." Inside the 14" laptop is an HD web camera, a WEB button for speedy internet access and email checking without a full boot-up, an Intel Core i5 processor, up to 320GB of HDD space, Windows 7 Home Premium, Bluetooth, four USB ports, an HDMI out and a multitouch trackpad. The 14" Vaio C Series notebooks are available from March or April (depending on your region). Pricing is yet to be announced.  
http://www.sony.co.uk/product/vn-c-series/tab/overview

The first Thunderbolt-compatible external hard drive
LaCie's Little Big Disk external hard drive features Thunderbolt technology for ultra-fast data and video transfers between Thunderbolt-compatible devices (Apple's new Macbook Pro range are currently the only PC's that ship with the new technology). The storage device is able to "deliver multiple streams of HD video and offload hours of content in minutes without compromising bandwidth and performance." The Little Big Disk will be available in mid 2011. No price has been announced.
http://www.lacie.com/au/technologies/technology.htm?id=10039

A projector that (almost) fits into your pocket
LG's HX330G pocket projector is a portable 16cm by 6cm device that packs in loads of handy features for consumers wanting to wow the room with their multimedia presentations. The projector comes with a built-in media center, FM transmitter (so you can wirelessly send audio to the nearest FM tuner), built-in speakers, support for DivX HD, MP3 and JPEG files, and an LED lamp that lasts for 30,000 hours (approx 4 hours a day for 20 years). The HX300G projector is available now in the US for $799 and on pre-order in the UK.
http://www.lg.com/uk/it-products/projectors/LG-HX300G.jsp

Sport
sportWWE latest including Sting vs Triple H, Brock Lesnar vs Roman Reigns and The Undertaker vs Bray Wyatt
Arts and Entertainment
Louis Theroux: By Reason of Insanity takes him behind the bars again
tvBy Reason of Insanity, TV review
Arts and Entertainment
Cassetteboy's latest video is called Emperor's New Clothes rap
videoThe political parody genius duo strike again with new video
Arts and Entertainment
tvPoldark, TV review
Life and Style
ebookNow available in paperback
ebooks
ebookPart of The Independent’s new eBook series The Great Composers
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

ES Rentals

    iJobs Job Widget
    iJobs Gadgets & Tech

    Recruitment Genius: Junior Web Designer - Client Liaison

    £6 per hour: Recruitment Genius: This is an exciting opportunity to join a gro...

    Recruitment Genius: Service Delivery Manager

    Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: A Service Delivery Manager is required to join...

    Recruitment Genius: IT Infrastructure Engineer

    £30000 - £40000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Our client is looking to find a...

    Recruitment Genius: IT Engineer

    £21000 - £23600 per annum: Recruitment Genius: An exciting opportunity to join...

    Day In a Page

    No postcode? No vote

    Floating voters

    How living on a houseboat meant I didn't officially 'exist'
    Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin

    By Reason of Insanity

    Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin
    Power dressing is back – but no shoulderpads!

    Power dressing is back

    But banish all thoughts of Eighties shoulderpads
    Spanish stone-age cave paintings 'under threat' after being re-opened to the public

    Spanish stone-age cave paintings in Altamira 'under threat'

    Caves were re-opened to the public
    'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'

    Vince Cable interview

    'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'
    Election 2015: How many of the Government's coalition agreement promises have been kept?

    Promises, promises

    But how many coalition agreement pledges have been kept?
    The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat

    The death of a Gaza fisherman

    He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
    Saudi Arabia's airstrikes in Yemen are fuelling the Gulf's fire

    Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

    Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis, says Patrick Cockburn
    Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction shows the perils of fame in the age of social media

    The only direction Zayn could go

    We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
    Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

    Spells like teen spirit

    A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
    Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

    If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

    British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
    Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

    Licence to offend in the land of the free

    Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment, says Rupert Cornwell
    From farm to fork: Meet the Cornish fishermen, vegetable-growers and butchers causing a stir in London's top restaurants

    From farm to fork in Cornwall

    One man is bringing together Cornwall's most accomplished growers, fishermen and butchers with London's best chefs to put the finest, freshest produce on the plates of some of the country’s best restaurants
    Robert Parker interview: The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes

    Robert Parker interview

    The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes
    Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

    Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

    We exaggerate regional traits and turn them into jokes - and those on the receiving end are in on it too, says DJ Taylor