Samsung tries to fight Microsoft’s Surface with new Galaxy TabPro S

Samsung is making its first foray into Windows 10 tablets with the announcement of the new Galaxy TabPro S on Tuesday. 

It looks a lot like one of the company’s Android tablets, and features a thin, fan-less tablet powered by an Intel Core M processor. The TabPro S has both a front- and rear-facing camera, and can run the full version of Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro. The world got an early glimpse of it earlier in the day on Tuesday after leaked images and specifications for the device hit the Internet. 

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CES quick take: New Samsung and Lenovo laptops lighten the load

If you’ve been reading these blogs at all, you’ll know that I was recently worrying about which notebook to carry with me to CES. It had to be comfortable to type on, reasonably fast, and light enough so that my back wouldn’t be screaming at me by the end of the day. I ended up with the Acer Chromebook R 11 (which is doing yeoman duty, by the way — I’m really liking its keyboard and its touch screen, although the Chrome OS has turned out to be incompatible with a couple of my company’s online apps).

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New SuperMHL 8K connector could be in PCs by 2018

4K resolution is making watching movies and playing games on today’s computers a more intense experience than ever before, but changes are coming. A new connector for TVs and monitors could allow laptops and desktops to connect to 8K displays as early as 2018.

SuperMHL is a new connector technology that is being proposed by the MHL Consortium primarily for use in TVs, set-top boxes, DVD players, streaming sticks and gaming consoles. But device makers could put SuperMHL ports in laptops and desktops, which could also display 8K content. 

The 8K video format can show pictures at a resolution of 7680 x 4320 pixels, and is viewed as a successor to the 4K format, which displays images at 3840 x 2160 pixels. SuperMHL is much like HDMI, but the technology will give computers a new port and cabling system to connect to 8K displays.

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