Remember that super-affordable Archos 97 Carbon that we talked about a couple of weeks ago? Well, the $249 Ice Cream Sandwich-powered tablet is now on sale. As a refresher, the 97 Carbon sports a 9.7-inch IPS display with 1024 x 768 resolution. It ships with 16GB of storage, upgradeable to 48GB with a 32GB microSD card. You'll find a 1 GHz processor and 1 GB RAM powering this slate, which is good enough to decode full 1080p video and output it to an HDTV with the built-in HDMI port. Shipping is free from Archos.
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Archos has announced the Carbon 97, a new, 9.7-inch tablet that ships running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The IPS display has a resolution of 1024 x 768, and it packs a 1 GHz ARM processor and 1 GB RAM on the inside. You get front- and rear-facing cameras and 16 GB of storage space (which you can expand with a microSD card, if you'd like.) The most surprising part of this, though, is the fact that the Archos Carbon 97 will sell for just $249.99. To put that in perspective, that's the price you'd pay for a Nexus 7 tablet, and the Carbon 97 has a much larger display. You'll be able to pick one up later this month.
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If you’re looking to up your productivity game, you’ll wanna pay attention to today’s Deal of the Day. It’s been said many times that adding screen real estate to your computer setup is one way to boost productivity, and today we’ve got 25% of deals on a couple of Dell UltraSharp monitors. These are IPS LCD displays with 1080p resolution, and they’ve got DisplayPort and DVI options, four USB ports, and a 1000:1 contrast ratio. These things are seriously fantastic, and you get 25% off both the 23-inch U2311H model, and the 21.5-inch U2211H model. Here you go:
- Save 25% on 23-inch Dell UltraSharp U2311H LCD Monitor
- Save 25% on 21.5-inch Dell UltraSharp U2211H LCD Monitor
We’ve been waiting a long time-seriously, years—for Apple to release some sort of update to the top-end of their Cinema Display line, and they’ve finally gone and done it. Today, Apple announced their new 27-inch Cinema Display. It boasts a resolution of 2560x1440 and costs $999, just $100 more than the 24-inch model that is is replacing. In fact, Apple is also discontinuing the 30-inch LCD model, which currently sells for a whopping $1799.
You get the same ports that you had on the 24-inch model, but pick up a brighter panel with an improved response time (12ms, down from the older 14ms of the 24-inch model.) Apple will be shipping these in September.
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Looks like Apple‘a got even more trouble brewing as it pertains to the launch of the iPhone 4. According to TheStreet, a shortage in the Retina Display, the 960x640 IPS display that the iPhone 4 uses, has resulted in the initial production rate of the smartphone being cut in half. The original plan was for Apple to churn out 4 million iPhone 4 units per month, but initially it seems that the monthly production rate will be around 2 million. The hope is to have the production issue resolved by August, and definitely by fall, to get production back up to the 4 million per month mark.
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Thales, a French aerospace company, designed its IPS (Indoor Positioning System) for firefighters. The tracking system is based on the Ultra Wide Band radio signal, a form of satellite navigation. They felt that traditional GPS would not be as effective as the signals were often weak and sometimes bounce off surfaces. The IPS shows the exact location of people or animals inside buildings that are too smoky to see. It can also track firefighters’ positions in relation to each other as well as their outside vehicles. We can see other future applications, such as tracking lost miners or the injured after our next great natural disaster.
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