Acer Chromebook Spin 15

The first convertible Chromebook with a 15.6-inch display

KIngston announced the UV500 SSD Line

3D NAND-enabled SSD featuring full-disk encryption

Logitech® G PRO Gaming Headset

For professional and competitive gamers

Transcend 500S and 300S series of SD and microSD cards

For the storage needs of today’s users

Kingston Reveals its first wireless headset

The HyperX Cloud Flight Gaming Headset

May 22, 2024

Galaxy Book4 Edge: Samsung’s Next-Gen AI PC Expands the Galaxy AI Ecosystem

Samsung Electronics today unveiled the Galaxy Book4 Edge, the next-generation of AI PCs. With 45 TOPS NPU AI computing performance and cutting-edge hybrid AI integrations, the Galaxy Book4 Edge amplifies the PC experience and offers the most hyperconnected mobile AI ecosystem yet. Together, Samsung and leading industry partners are propelling AI innovation and unleashing a next-generation AI PC with the Galaxy Book4 Edge.

“The Galaxy Book4 Edge expands our vision of AI connectivity — bridging the gap between mobile and PC, while democratizing AI experiences that change the way we operate each and every day,” said TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile eXperience Business at Samsung Electronics. “This next-generation AI PC unlocks new levels of computing performance, made possible by our proven Samsung Galaxy interface and open collaboration with industry leaders to bring our users world-class hardware and software solutions.”

Levelling Up AI Connectivity

Galaxy AI1 on Galaxy Book4 Edge enables the ultimate connected experience, backed with Wi-Fi 72 readiness for quick and seamless cross-device connectivity, while uniquely bridging the use of on-device and cloud-based processing. With this hybrid approach, users can benefit from AI features even when offline, while still maintaining top-of-the-line security over their data. Thanks to on-device AI, the intelligent Snapdragon platform learns from users over time, increasing productivity and creating optimized AI experiences.

With the addition of the Galaxy Book4 Edge, experiencing comprehensive AI enhancements across Samsung Galaxy devices has never been more accessible. Galaxy Book4 Edge is a Copilot+ PC,3 transforming the way users interact with their devices by allowing users to be more productive and creative using simple, everyday language. Connect a mobile device to Galaxy Book4 Edge to experience Galaxy AI features on an even bigger, more immersive display with Link to Windows.4 Mirror Circle to Search with Google5 results on a PC display and paste them directly into files to work quickly and seamlessly. Galaxy Book4 Edge also brings fan-favorite features, Chat Assist6 and Live Translate,7 to the PC.

Samsung collaborated with Microsoft to bring Copilot in Windows to Galaxy Book, enabling the perfect mix of on-device and cloud-based AI for the best experience. For everyday actions such as setting alarms, retrieving contacts, sending messages and more, users can access their mobile devices via Copilot voice prompts. Copilot also supports intelligent, next-step action suggestions for increased productivity.

The Galaxy Book4 Edge is a continuation of Samsung’s legacy in providing best-in-class experiences through premium hardware expertly tuned with cutting-edge software. Designed from the ground up for AI, the Galaxy Book4 Edge introduces the next generation of AI PCs — putting a broad scope of AI in users’ hands and empowering them to accomplish more with less effort. With 45 TOPS NPU processing power, the Snapdragon® X Elite processor equips the Galaxy Book4 Edge with unmatched performance for accelerated AI capabilities across all functions. Powered by the fastest, most powerful Snapdragon processor on a laptop, Galaxy’s on-device AI technology will continuously improve, ensuring a seamless and responsive experience.

Searching for documents, emails or web pages on your PC can be time consuming. With Recall,8 now you can just describe the clues you remember to find it. Or, search across time to find the content you need and re-engage with it.

In today’s hybrid work environment, video calls are a daily occurrence, and Galaxy Book4 Edge helps defy language barriers with international colleagues, friends and family. Live Captions9 provide accurate subtitles in real time. If there are spoken words, regardless of the application, turn them into English subtitles in real time on your screen.

Galaxy Book4 Edge is designed to make workflows more comprehensive than ever, backed by incredibly efficient, 4x faster AI processing thanks to the Snapdragon X Elite compute platform.10 Move between applications and commands seamlessly with the device’s dedicated AI key, activating AI capabilities with a simple keystroke. And while using Galaxy Book4 Edge, count on all-day battery life, up to 22 hours of video playback time,11 and Super-Fast Charging.12

Samsung Galaxy users can now enjoy an even larger suite of tools for creators. Galaxy Book4 Edge with Cocreator uses AI to transform creative pursuits. Turn sketches and text into fine art, or input text prompts to create entirely new designs.

Take creativity on video calls to the next level with Windows Studio effects. Make video conferences a bit more fun by experimenting with camera filters and background effects powered by on-device AI, or enjoy voice focus, portrait blur and eye contact.

Galaxy Book4 Edge’s premium display and design upgrades make it even easier to be fully immersed in creative pursuits. Vision Booster delivers improved outdoor visibility and the anti-reflective13 10-point multi-touch touchscreen dramatically reduces glare alongside the Dynamic AMOLED 2X14 display. Its ultra-thin and light design ensures users have the freedom to create whenever and wherever creativity strikes. An adaptive refresh rate of up to 120Hz also delivers a remarkable display alongside cinema-grade brightness and color standards.

With Auto Super Resolution, the Galaxy Book4 Edge does not compromise graphics, delivering high-definition and high-frame graphics that upscale games in real time.15

May 15, 2024

Lenovo Announces Its New AI PC ThinkPad P14s Gen 5 Mobile Workstation Powered by AMD Ryzen PRO Processors

Today, Lenovo™ launched the Lenovo ThinkPad™ P14s Gen 5 designed for professionals who need top-notch performance in a portable 14-inch chassis. Featuring a stunning 16:10 display, this mobile workstation is powered by AMD Ryzen™ PRO 8040 HS-Series processors. These processors are ultra-advanced and energy-efficient, making them perfect for use in thin and light mobile workstations. The AMD Ryzen PRO HS- Series processors also come with built-in Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities, including an integrated Neural Processing Unit (NPU) for optimized performance in AI workflows.

The Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen 5 is provided with independent software vendor (ISV) certifications1 and integrated AMD Radeon™ graphics, making it ideal for running applications like AutoCAD®, Revit®, and SOLIDWORKS® with seamless performance. This mobile workstation is ideal for mobile power users, offering advanced ThinkShield™ security features and passes comprehensive MIL-SPEC testing for ultimate durability.

AMD continues to excel in AI PC technology with the integration of AMD Ryzen™ AI in the Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen 5. The new Ryzen™ AI-powered processors leverage the CPU, GPU, and on-chip NPU to deliver 39 AI TOPS of processing power, almost 3.5X compared to previous generation to deliver incredible generative AI experiences on PC. This advancement in technology will enhance user experience by providing greater performance for AI-enabled collaboration, content creation, data analysis, and more. Additionally, the inclusion of AMD PRO technologies offers enterprise-grade manageability features for IT managers to streamline operations, built-in security features work in synergy with ThinkShield to protect against sophisticated attacks, and unprecedented stability for enterprise software.

Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen 5 enhances Lenovo’s AMD-powered professional workstation portfolio that includes the existing ThinkPad P16s Gen 2, the ThinkStation™ P620, and the latest ThinkStation P8 desktop workstation featuring AMD Ryzen Threadripper™ PRO 7000 WX-Series processors with up to 96 cores and 192 threads.

Whether users are professional artists, engineers, educators, or students, the Lenovo ThinkPad P14s empowers them to innovate freely no matter where they are. With its premium features and performance, this mobile workstation provides exceptional value for users who demand reliability and power in a compact form factor.

April 18, 2024

Canon’s SELPHY Series of Compact Photo Printers Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Canon Inc. announced today that its SELPHY series of compact photo printers, which enables users to easily print high-quality photos and continues to offer a wide range of ways to enjoy photo printing, will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2024.

The SELPHY series was created in 2004 in response to heightened demand for photo prints due to the rapid spread of digital cameras in the early 2000s. As of April 2024, the SELPHY series has launched 31 products1 and sold a combined total of more than 17 million units2 worldwide.

The name SELPHY, a combination of “self” and “photography,” was given to convey Canon’s hope that easily printing photos taken using a digital camera on one’s own would allow people to experience new ways of enjoying photography. SELPHY printers produce photo prints that possess both high-quality and excellent durability through the adoption of a dye sublimation printing process, in which ink is printed by vaporizing it with heat. They are also easy to use and feature a small, lightweight body which makes them convenient for transport. The SELPHY series has earned support from a wide variety of users as it offers user-friendly photo printing on the spot, which not only helps to share memorable moments but can also be used to produce a work of one’s choice or in various situations from wedding decorations to ID photos.

Canon staked its claim as a pioneer in the market of photo printing when it introduced the CP-10 dye sublimation printer in April 2001. Then in 2004, it released SELPHY CP500 and SELPHY CP400 (October 2004). At the same time, in order to become more familiar to its users, Canon launched the SELPHY brand, weaving the product concept into the brand name.

From that point on, Canon continued to develop products in line with generational changes and technological advancement. SELPHY CP710, equipped with a color LCD monitor and capable of printing photos directly from memory cards, was released in September 2005. Then, with the release of SELPHY CP900 in September 2012, SELPHY printers became compatible with wireless LAN (Wi-Fi®3) and achieved wireless linkage with smartphones and tablet devices. SELPHY SQUARE QX10, a compact and lightweight model equipped with an internal battery, making it ideal for carrying, was newly added to the lineup in April 2020. Following that, Canon continued to further develop product functions and designs and in September 2022 released the SELPHY CP1500, the latest model in the CP series which enables vivid color expression through its automated color correction function.

Additionally, the SELPHY Photo Layout application, exclusively for the SELPHY series, features a function to create collages by automatically combining several photos and makes it possible to produce images using filters and stamps, etc. as well as create layouts in various paper sizes such as for printable stickers. SELPHY printers also address demand that has risen alongside the popularization of smartphones, by for instance producing prints in square formats which have become familiar thanks to social media.

Going forward, Canon will continue to provide new ways of enjoying and using photos and aim to make contributions to photo and video culture by continuing to expand the SELPHY series alongside the changing times while satisfying a wide variety of users.

April 12, 2024

LOGITECH G Unveils the PRO X 60 Gaming Keyboard Featuring KEYCONTROL Technology

Logitech G, a brand of Logitech and leading innovator of gaming technologies and gear, announced the Logitech G PRO X 60 LIGHTSPEED Gaming Keyboard, a compact, professional-grade keyboard that liberates valuable space to meet the evolving needs of pro-gamers.

Pro esports athletes demand the absolute best equipment to improve their competitive play. The 60 percent keyboard form factor has become increasingly popular among pros because it leaves more space for the dynamic mouse movements required for pro-level FPS competition. A 60 percent keyboard is easier to position perfectly for maximum performance, easily fitting into their competition space, and it’s also easier for players to carry to and from tournaments.

“The PRO X 60 is the perfect fit for players who need a keyboard that can adapt to any setup and condition. It's also super easy to carry around when traveling. I love it.” said Michaela 'mimi' Lintrup, G2 Esports, Valorant.

While smaller format keyboards are great for competitive play, they can lack critical keys that some pro players need. To solve this, the PRO X 60 introduces an innovative new technology, KEYCONTROL, to provide gamers with customization capabilities far beyond what a standard keyboard delivers.

“We have years of experience designing and building keyboards and switches for and with pro gamers,’ stated Brent Barry, Head of Esports and PRO Series at Logitech G. “Through our unique collaboration with players, we gathered important insights that played a key role in our design of the PRO X 60 and highlighted the need for KEYCONTROL. This new capability has everything a Pro player could want: a compact, portable form factor, combined with advanced new technologies all designed to give them the equipment and performance they need to win.”

KEYCONTROL was developed to broaden the keyboard’s capabilities beyond that of a standard full-sized keyboard. A user-friendly tool enabled in GHUB, KEYCONTROL grants players significantly more customization options by allowing them to assign up to 15 functions per key and tailor their keyboard to their unique style. When combined with G-SHIFT, an advanced feature that players can assign to almost any button (like a mouse side button to an action), players can activate the new layer of keys and get quick access to any key or command directly under their left hand and WASD keys, or any other programmable key on the keyboard. This means the missing critical keys are right where you need them, ensuring lightning-fast access to essential commands and propelling gamers to victory.

"I love the original PRO keyboard, but now that my game has evolved, I wanted something smaller to allow for more space on my desktop for my mouse without losing all the key functions," said Emma “Emy” Choe, FlyQuest RED, CounterStrike 2, "Now that I have the PRO X 60 with KEYCONTROL, I have more room for flick shots, all while being able to tailor my layout so I don't miss any keys. I can't wait to use this in competition."

The PRO X 60 also features the trusted performance and reliability of Logitech G’s LIGHTSPEED wireless technology. LIGHTSPEED wireless was designed to be as fast as wired but also extremely robust, even in the most difficult environments.

When a pro player competes at a tournament, thousands of people often surround them with RF-generating devices such as mobile phones, production cameras, and various networks. Logitech tests LIGHTSPEED in a cutting-edge anechoic chamber that generates equivalent radio frequency interference to ensure our LIGHTSPEED wireless protocol functions flawlessly. Pro players can trust that their clicks and swipes will be registered precisely, enabling them to perform at their best.

“It's super important to have a reliable and fast connection when you're competing because you want to have the least amount of input lag possible when you're in a competitive scenario. Having a really fast wireless connection can be the difference between winning and losing at the highest level,” said Evan "Verhulst" Verhulst, TSM, Apex Legends.

The PRO X 60 is available with GX Optical switches in both tactile and linear configurations, offering faster actuation than standard mechanical switches for faster gameplay. Unlike mechanical switches, GX Optical actuates through the power of light, instantly sending your command, eliminating the debounce required by mechanical switches. With precision and speed, the signal is unleashed the moment you engage. The switches are also factory-lubricated and designed to provide a satisfying gaming and typing experience.

March 30, 2024

LG CineBeam Q Brings a 4K Cinematic Experience and Aesthetic Design to the Global Market

LG Electronics (LG) is set for the global launch of the LG CineBeam Q (model HU710PB). The LG CineBeam Q will be available for pre-orders from March 18 with exclusive benefits.1 The global release will begin in South Korea this month and will roll out in other markets, including US, Canada, Australia, Germany, Spain, France, UK, several countries in Asia and the Gulf region from April. Furthermore, the innovative projector aims for further expansion into additional countries.

Unveiled at CES 2024, the LG CineBeam Q projector is designed to complement users’ lifestyles, offering maximum portability with its compact design featuring a 360-degree rotatable handle. Intended for seamless transitions between indoor and outdoor settings, the CineBeam Q caters to users seeking elevated entertainment experiences free from constraints of location.2

The LG CineBeam Q provides flexibility for effortless content consumption anytime, anywhere.2 Whether used as an educational aid for families or a movie screen for social gatherings, the versatile lifestyle companion integrates into any room or outdoor area. When not in use, the CineBeam Q projector acts as a chic interior accessory, complementing any space with its minimal design. Additionally, users can activate the Light Drawing function to enhance the ambiance of a space with captivating digital images. This image-mapping feature projects images onto the wall, elevating the room with tranquil mood lighting.

Extending beyond its portable design, the CineBeam Q refuses to compromise outstanding picture quality, projecting stunning 4K UHD resolution images up to 120 inches and delivering vibrant, vivid pictures with a remarkable 450,000:1 contrast ratio and 154 percent coverage (overall) of the DCI-P3 color gamut.

The CineBeam Q projector boasts versatile and convenient features that effectively solve portability issues associated with conventional projectors, which can be a hassle to set up and move around. Equipped with Auto Screen Adjustment, the auto-focus feature optimizes image placement and size, creating an immersive viewing experience in any space, while eliminating the inconvenience of the setup process.3 Further enhanced by the intuitive LG webOS platform, viewers can watch all their favorite shows with seamless access4 to popular streaming services like Netflix, Disney+, Prime Video and YouTube.5 Additionally, it allows users to effortlessly share content from their smart devices via AirPlay 2 and Miracast.6