Articles By Agam Shah

Acer’s sub-$800 Timeline M5 ultrabooks coming to Canada

Acer on Wednesday announced new Timeline Ultra M5 ultrabooks starting at $799.99 that will be upgradable to Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 Pro for $14.99.They will be available at leading retailers across Canadabeginning at

Published on: June 20th, 2012 Agam Shah

Apple introduces thinner, lighter MacBook Pro

Apple on Monday unveiled its thinnest and lightest MacBook Pro ever, with the latest Intel Core processors, code-named Ivy Bridge, and a high-resolution 15.4-inch retina display that the company said is the best

Published on: June 11th, 2012 Agam Shah

Microsoft pumps ‘no compromises’ Windows 8 at Computex

While the viability of ultrabooks is being questioned, Lenovo product chief Peter Hortensius believes a drop in prices and the arrival of Microsoft's Windows 8 OS will signal a major shift in laptop

Published on: June 6th, 2012 Agam Shah

Smartphones with quad-core chips and 4G LTE coming soon

Quad-core processors have not yet been combined with 4G LTE in smartphones, but that could change soon.Nvidia on Thursday said a quad-core Tegra 3 chip and a third-party LTE modem will be used

Published on: May 24th, 2012 Agam Shah

Asetek offers liquid cooling for faster laptops

Asetek Inc., this week revived the promise of bringing liquid cooling to laptops, which the company is pitching as an alternative to noisy fans.Air fans cool most of laptops today, but the heat

Published on: March 23rd, 2012 Agam Shah

Acer Iconia Tab A510 launches in Canada

Acer Inc., on Thursday announced the Iconia Tab A510 tablet with Android 4.0, joining the growing market of device makers releasing quad-core tablets. Pre-sale in Canada and the United States for the $449.99-32GB

Published on: March 22nd, 2012 Agam Shah

Apple denies iPad overheating, Consumer Report gets out thermal cameras

Apple on Tuesday denied any overheating concerns on the new iPad, saying that the product operates well within its thermal specifications.Apple's new iPad became available on Friday of last week and the company

Published on: March 20th, 2012 Agam Shah

Apple dips into $98B war chest to pay dividend, buy back shares

Expressing full confidence in its future, Apple on Monday said it would use its massive cash balance of US$98 billion to issue dividends and repurchase shares.Apple will issue a quarterlydividend of $2.65 per

Published on: March 19th, 2012 Agam Shah

First look at Apple’s new iPad

Apple on Wednesday announced the next version of its popular iPad tablet, which will be faster than its predecessor and have a higher resolution screen. Apple's online store remained unavailable or unresponsive more

Published on: March 7th, 2012 Agam Shah

Meet Raspberry Pi’s $25 PC

Raspberry Pi Foundation's $25 PC will become available by the end of this month, and buyers hope it could fill in as a low-power desktop, while being an alternative to the more expensive

Published on: February 9th, 2012 Agam Shah

AMD readies tablet chip, alters design methodology

Advanced Micro Devices will take a fundamentally different approach to designing chips as it tries to move away from playing second fiddle to Intel.The company will blur the lines between CPUs and graphics

Published on: February 2nd, 2012 Agam Shah

Intel Ultrabooks sets bar higher for laptops

Future ultrabook laptops will have touchscreens, voice recognition, longer battery life and lower prices, an Intel executive said Monday, as he also took a swipe at tablets during a press conference at the

Published on: January 9th, 2012 Agam Shah

Lenovo kicks off CES with premium tablet unveiling

Lenovo on Sunday announced the 10-inch IdeaTab K2 gaming and multimedia tablet, which has a quad-core ARM processor and a premium IPS display similar to the one found on Apple's iPad.The tablet has

Published on: January 9th, 2012 Agam Shah

Lenovo set to debut upgraded ThinkPads at CES

Lenovo on Thursday announced ThinkPad laptops with cutting-edge technologies including Intel's upcoming third-generation Core processors and the Thunderbolt interconnect, which is currently found only on Apple laptops.The laptops include the ThinkPad X1 Hybrid,

Published on: January 6th, 2012 Agam Shah

Intel’s Medfield chip ready for mobile devices running Android 4.0

Intel on Friday said it has readied Android 4.0 for smartphones and tablets based on its upcoming Atom processor code-named Medfield, raising the possibility of Intel-inside handheld devices being released next year with

Published on: December 5th, 2011 Agam Shah