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Notebook Shipments Increased 10% In November

Notebook brands have recently adjusted their strategies in order to limit the impact tablets and smartphones have had on sales.

It seems that the strategy is going to work out for the holiday season. While overall notebook numbers are expected to see a small decline, in November it actually increased by 10%.

The two main reasons are strong HP enterprise sales and high demand in the low-cost consumer segment.

HP ordered 4 million units from ODMs, which is a 60% increase from the previous month.

All seven major vendors being Apple, Lenovo, Samsung, HP, Asus, Dell and Acer are expected to make further adjustment when it comes to their product offering which should shake things up in this space.

Source: Digitimes

Samsung Stops Notebook Sales in Europe – Acer and HP Set to Benefit

Samsung surprisingly announced that it will stop selling notebooks and Chromebooks in Europe. Especially the Chromebook market is extremely price driven resulting in low margin but the market wasn’t expecting Samsung to take this drastic step.

According to Gartner Research, Chromebook sales will reach 5.2 million units in 2014 and now competitors such as Acer and HP who are amongst the most aggressive in terms of price and drive adoption of Chromebooks are set to benefit from Samsung pulling out of Europe.

Samsung did not give a detailed explanation as to why they are pulling out of the European market, in the end it might benefit competitors but not consumers.

Acer looking to reach 10 Million Cloud Users by 2015

Acer’s Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) service is an offering for both the consumers and the B2B market. The company is focused on expanding the B2B part as it is less competitive in terms of price. The expansion is mainly focused on sectors such as healthcare, telecommunication, automobile and smart family. The service is compatible with all major platforms and Acer has aggressive growth targets: currently BYOC has 3 millions users, by the end of this year the goal is to reach 5 million and double to 10 million in 2015. Source: Digitimes

Acer unveils Chromebox CXI Series – Affordable and Sleek

Acer today announced the Chromebox CXI Series, a PC which is aimed at small businesses, schools and budget-conscious consumers. The entry-level model which features  an Intel Celeron 2957U dual-core 1.4GHz CPU, 16GB solid state drive and 2GB memory is priced at $179.99. The 4GB model is priced at $219.99.

The solid state drive ensures that the PC is fast, it boots in about 8 seconds and resumes almost instantly from sleep mode.

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“The Acer Chromebook CXI is an excellent fit for schools and any other institution or business where conserving costs and space are high priorities,” said Simon Hwang, president of Acer Stationary Computing and Display Business Group. “Due to the ease of management, the Chromebox can significantly reduce technical support and consequently lower the total cost of ownership.”

Asus launches keyboard, mouse and headset to capitalize on strong Gaming Customer Base

Asus has come a long way since it was established in 1989. The company started out with just motherboards but have since expanded into various segments such as notebooks, tablets, smartphones and they will also soon enter the smartwatch market which we reported on.

The company has become the fifth largest PC vendor (Lenovo, HP, Dell and Acer are ahead of them) and in the most recent quarter they reported revenues of $3.33 billion.

While a majority of the revenue comes from their mobile division (Asus is the third largest notebook manufacturer), the motherboard / component business is still huge at 14% of the total business. Asus has a strong following amongst gamers as their graphics cards and other components are regarded as some of the best on the market.

Now Asus wants to capitalize on the strong following and brand they have in this segment with their new products released under the Strix Series. Here they are:

Strix DSP Gaming Headset

  • Unique 5-pole zero-crosstalk 3.5mm connector from headset
  • 3.5mm combined audio/mic connector for smart devices and PS4
  • USB connector for PCs and Macs
  • 60mm diameter, neodymium magnets
  • Detachable, unidirectional mic
  • Greater than 90% environmental noise cancellation
  • Dolby® Headphone, Dolby® Pro-Logic IIx, headphone amp, game spectrum profiles


Strix Claw Optical Gaming Mouse

  • Single gold-plated USB connector
  • PMW3310DH-AWQT optical sensor
  • 5000dpi / 130 inches per second
  • Weighs 110g (without cable)
  • 2m cable
  • Works with Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7 / 8


Strix Tactic Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

  • Single gold-plated USB connector
  • Fully mechanical Cherry MX switches with 50-million-keystroke lifespan
  • Individually-backlit (orange) keys with four level settings
  • Up to 21 customizable keys (13 dedicated macro keys + 8 switchable macro/function (F1-F8) keys)
  • On-the-fly macro recording
  • Dual modes: plug-and-play hardware mode and software modes
  • Gaming mode (disables Windows key)
  • Macro mode (reassigns F1-F8 as macro keys)


Strix Glide Control and Strix Glide Speed Gaming Mouse Pad

  • Broad 400x300mm surface
  • Comfortable 3mm depth
  • Weights 219g (Glide Speed); 208g (Glide Control)


50 Shades of Grey – Our version

The official trailer of Fifty Shades Of Grey was released yesterday. It already has close to 6 million views and Universal Pictures is making the choice for most men when deciding where to take their Valentine as the movie will be released on February 13.

While women around the world are reading the book over and over again and are eagerly waiting for the release of the movie, we have made a list of 50 Tech goodies for men around the globe:

Smartphones Top 5:

  1. LG G3
  2. HTC One
  3. Samsung Galaxy S5
  4. Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
  5. iPhone 5S

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Tablets Top 5:

  1. Samsung Galaxy Tab S
  2. Apple iPad Air
  3. Google Nexus 7
  4. Microsoft Surface Pro 2
  5. Amazon Kindle Fire HDX

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Wearables Top 5:

  1. Google Glas
  2. Android smartwatch
  3. Nike+ FuelBand
  4. Garmin Approach S6 golf watch
  5. Pebble Steel smartwatch

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TV & Video Top 5:

  1. Sony 65” 4K Ultra HD TV XBR65X850A
  2. Klipsch RF-7 Home Theater System
  3. Bose SoundTouch 30 Wi-Fi Music System
  4. SONOS SUB Wireless Subwoofer
  5. Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player

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Movies (to enjoy the above Tech) Top 5:

  1. 300: Rise of an Empire
  2. X-Men Days of Future Past
  3. Transformers: Age of Extinction
  4. Godzilla
  5. The Dark Knight Trilogy

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Camera, Photo & Video Top 5:

  1. GoPro Hero3+
  2. Canon EOS Rebel T3i Digital SLR
  3. Panasonic HC-V750K Wi-Fi 20x Camcorder
  4. Samsung F90 Camcorder
  5. Veho Muvi Pro Micro Camcorder

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Laptops Top 5:

  1. Toshiba Satellite S55 15.6”
  2. Acer C720 Chromebook 11.6”
  3. Asus Transformer Book 10.1”
  4. HP Chromebook 14” Snow White
  5. Lenovo IdeaPad 15.6” Touchscreen

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Gaming Top 5

  1. Sony PlayStation 4
  2. Xbox One
  3. X Rocker Pro Series Video Gaming Chair
  4. ROCCAT Kave XTD 5.1 Gaming Headset
  5. Nvidia Shield Tablet

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Car Audio & Video Top 5:

  1. BOOMYOURS Car DVR, 2.7”, Rotating Dual Camera
  2. Pioneer Multimedia DVD Receiver for smartphones AVH-4000NEX
  3. Sony 6.1” Bluetooth AV Receiver with App & Pandora Control
  4. Rockford Fosgate M2 Wakeboard Tower Speaker
  5. Escort Passport 9500ix Radar/Laser Detector

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Remote Controlled Fun Top 5:

  1. DJI Phantom Aerial Drone Quadcopter for GoPro
  2. Syma X1 4 Channel Quadcopter UFO
  3. Traxxas Monster Revo 4WD Monster Truck
  4. Redcat Racing Rampage XB Gas Buggy
  5. Syma S107G Helicopter

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So there you have it. There are most likely at least a few things here that every man desires.