The big guys are taking the stage this morning and they are all boasting their newest or upcoming devices! Apple has just announced its new Macbook Airs, but if you are looking for something a bit more portable you should read on to find out what Samsung and LG have for you.
The Macbook Air is one of Apple’s most popular computers. It sports all the power most of us need, paired with a great design and the lowest price tag in Apple’s laptop repertoire. If you were looking to get one of these thin computers, now may be your time! Apple has just refreshed its Macbook Air lineup.
The new version carries the same design and overall features, but brings improvements in performance and price. The new computers come with a 1.4 GHz Intel Core i5 Haswell processor (for the base version) and got a $100 price cut.
This means the 11-inch Macbook Air with base specs costs only $899!
Opinion: I am currently sporting a Macbook Pro with Retina Display, but have owned a couple Macbook Airs and can say they are great! And starting at $899, getting one of these is starting to sound sweeter than ever.
Samsung has been the only major manufacturer experimenting with mixing the concept of a phone and a point-and-shoot camera with optical zoom. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom didn’t do great, but the Korean behemoth is trying to change things around with the Galaxy K Zoom.
The new smartphone/camera comes with rather good specs and a form-factor that improves upon its predecessor. It is powered by two processors: one is a 1.3 GHz quad-core and the other a 1.7 dual-core. Other specs include 2 GB of RAM, a 4.8-inch 720p Super AMOLED display, 8 GB of internal storage and a 2,430 mAh battery.
And of course, the camera! The 20.7 MP camera with CMOS sensor sports 10x optical zoom, which is a huge deal for a smartphone. Stay tuned for pricing and availability.
Opinion: I was impressed when I saw this device’s leaked images. The Galaxy K Zoom is definitely sleeker than the Galaxy S4 Zoom. It looks much more like a phone, making it more bearable to carry around if you want a better quality point-and-shoot paired with your camera.
We can argue all we want and say other devices can take images so amazing it’s ok to crop them. The fact is, a picture loses quality when cropped. There is no way around that. And if you want optical zoom in your smartphone, this may be your best bet.
LG’s quarter earnings report has gone live, showing great profits and success. There is something a bit more interesting hidden in the report, though. The company has confirmed the LG G3 is soon to be released!
“Higher revenues are expected in the second quarter with the release of the flagship LG G3 smartphone and wider roll-out of the mass-tier L Series III.”
There is no more information on the highly-rumored device, but at least we know this bad boy is coming sooner than later. And this will, in fact, be its official name.
Opinion: The LG G2 continues to be one of my favorite phones in existence. I used it as a personal device for some time and found very few problems with it. I wonder how the LG G3 will change the game this time around.