New products - First looks, May 2012 (Part 1) - Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47, Hewlett-Packard Z1

5/15/2012 9:29:01 AM

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 - The Tab returns

If you've read our coverage on the Samsung APAC Forum several pages back, you'll notice that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 has just been recently announced at the event last month. The biggest news about the new Tab 2 is the fact that it now comes in two different flavours, namely the Tab 2 10.1, and also the Tab 2 7.0. The specs for both remain largely intact between each other save for the display size and resolution, with the 7.0 having a display resolution of 600 x 1024 pixels and the 10.1's being 1280 x 800. Regardless of which unit we get to put into our crummy hands, we're definitely excited for these Android 4.0 tablets. Samsung has yet to disappoint, and we're sure they won't this time.

Description: Description: Samsung Galaxy Tab 2

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2

Price: TBA


Armaggeddon Mousemat - A mat for every occasion

Armaggeddon is a relatively new and upcoming brand of gaming peripherals -now with an expanded portfolio of new gaming Mousemats. These Mousemats include the Aegis series, the Assault series and the Adept series. The texture of the Aegis series allow for greater control over the movement of the mouse, and works well for first-person shooters (FPS). If speed is the name of the game, then the Assault series of ultra-glide mats have got you covered. The fine, smooth surface of this series of mats minimises friction to maximise velocity. Can't decide? Well, there's always middle ground that you can find in the Adept series, which is a hybrid between speed and control. All the Mousemats come in seven combinations of varying size and thickness.

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Armaggeddon Mousemat

Price: Ranging from $12 to $22.5


Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47 - Stills and videos: you name it, he takes it

Panasonic's Lumix series of cameras have often been the object of desire for many a point and shoot fan. And to cater to the market of people who aren't quite ready to come to grips with a DSLR is the Lumix DMC-FZ47. Powered by a 12.1-megapixels CCD censor, the DMC-FZ47 has a number of cool features including the Creative Control and Photo Style modes that include a variety of options for artistic effects, such as Expressive, Retro, High Key, Sepia, Film grains and many more. The DMC-FZ47 can also record video at up to 1080p in AVCHD, utilising the Venus Engine FHD processor that helps create superb image quality in both photo and video recording. It even has a 3D photo-taking function -- and did we mention that it has a 2x Ultra Zoom (25-600mm)?

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47

Price: $ 525


HTC One X - One X to rule them all

After launching a slew of new phones last year, HTC has been largely quiet for the year, but that doesn't mean they haven't been brewing something of their own. Welcome the Taiwanese smartphone maker's first quad-core Android smartphone: the HTC One X! Featuring a huge 4.7-inch display comparable to the Galaxy Nexus', the One X is powered by a quad-core 1.5GHz processor and the latest Android 4.0 OS, running under HTC's latest Sense Ul 4. It boasts a 32GB storage size, an 8-megapixels rear facing camera that is capable of shooting 1080p videos, and also sound enhancements by Beats Audio.

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Price: TBA


Hewlett-Packard Z1 Workstation - Customisable all-in-one

One of the most prolific PC makers out there in the market, HP has recently launched the world's first All-In-One (AIO) workstation that features an unbeatable 27-inch display: the HP Z1 Workstation. Built for computer-aided design, digital media and entertainment professionals, the HP Z1 provides blazingly fast rendering and performance, featuring an Intel Xeon processor and NVIDIA's Quadra graphics card. The Z1 is also designed like no other AIO computers as the display can be snapped open so that users can make upgrades easily without the need for any tools. Users also get to choose between a wide array of storage options ranging from 7,200rpm to 10,000rpm SATA drives to SSDs and optional RAID configurations as well. Look out as the Z1 will be available in the market in April.

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Hewlett-Packard Z1 Workstation

Price: $ 1,927


ASUS Maximus V Gene - The future is here

Intel's Ivy Bridge processor isn't slated to be released until April or May, but component makers such as ASUS have already stepped up their game by quickly launching the ASUS Maximus V Gene. This Z77 micro-ATX board gives you almost all the connectivity that is on offer on any standard ATX boards. It has a 12-phase VRM to power the LGA-1155 CPU and has four DDR3 RAM slots that can be set up as a quad-channel memory bank. Expansion slots include two PCI-E 3.0 x16 slots and one open-ended PCI-E 2.0 x4. The Maximus V Gene also has two SATA 6.0Gbps ports and four SATA 3.0Gbps ports for HDD connectivity, six USB 3.0 ports and a SupremeFX III discrete audio card. If you're looking to build a new and small Ivy Bridge-based PC, this is definitely one to wait for.

Description: Description: ASUS Maximus V Gene

ASUS Maximus V Gene

Price: $ 307


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