Sony has unveiled two of its biggest TV innovations of the year, and they're both inside the new XBR-84X900: it's the company's largest screen to date, and it's one of the first to feature 4K resolution.
The XBR-84X900 is the company's first 4K screen, and comes in the single 84-inch size. It's an edge-lit LED-based LCD TV that features passive 3D (another first for Sony) and comes with a 10-driver stereo speaker system.
For more information, check out our first take of the Sony XBR-84X900.
Sony bulked up its Vaio lineup with two new entries today: one a large table-top product and the other a convertible device that can toggle between a tablet and a laptop.
The hybrid is the Vaio Duo 11, which has a keyboard, but can slide between a laptop design and a tablet-like slate.
The second is the Vaio Tap 20, a 20-inch table-top PC that can be used by individuals or as a multimedia center for groups. … Read more
The Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin (better known as IFA) is Europe's answer to the Consumer Electronics Show. And like that Vegas extravaganza, the consumer electronics world kicks off the Berlin tech fest with back to back press conferences that stretch over several days.
Among the first up is Sony. CNET will be blogging the event live on Wednesday at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT, with reporters on the ground in Berlin (and others stateside, monitoring via the event's live video stream). Among the rumored product announcements: an 84-inch 4K TV and possibly as many as two … Read more
LG took the wraps off the latest addition to its L-Series line of smartphones this evening.
Featuring Android 4.0 (aka Ice Cream Sandwich), the Optimus L9 will sport a 1GHz dual-core processor and 4.7-inch IPS display. The 9.1-millimeter-thick L9 will also feature a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and a high-density 2150 mAH SiO+ battery.
The new phone, which is expected to debut this week at the IFA 2012 consumer-electronics trade show in Berlin, will come bundled with QTranslator, MY Style Keypad, and QMemo apps. LG is touting QTranslator's use of optical character recognition technology to translate words … Read more
LG today unveiled two new IPS monitors.
The first, dubbed the EA93, is a 29-inch panel with 2,560x1,080 resolution and a 21:9 aspect ratio. In terms of connectivity, the EA93 holds up quite well, offering one DVI-D Dual port, as well as two HDMI ports. It also comes with USB 3.0.
Whereas the EA93 is being marketed as a product for entertainment-seekers looking for high-quality visuals and a movie-friendly experience, the EA83 is specifically designed for "graphics-intensive applications" required by filmmakers, photographers, and designers.
The EA83 has a 27-inch screen and a 16:9 … Read more
We last saw a new Samsung desktop for sale in the U.S. with last year's Series 7 all-in-one. These new models may not offer the asymmetrical sleekness of the Asia-only Series 9 all-in-one the company teased at this year's CES, but the updated Series 7, and a brand-new Series 5 all-in-one suggest that Samsung sees Windows 8 as an opportunity to expand its American desktop offering.
Where before Samsung had just one all-in-one for American buyers, you can now choose from among three different models. A 27-inch Series 7 for $1,699, a 23-inch Series 7 for $… Read more
Sony plans to debut a convertible Windows 8 tablet as soon as this week, a source tells CNET.
The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed the same device that made an appearance today on the mobile news Web site Pocketnow, which published a series of images showing off a convertible tablet called the "Vaio Duo 11." … Read more
Samsung is due to unveil its Galaxy Note 2 at this week's IFA show in Berlin, but purported details about the tablet have already surfaced online.
Running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the Galaxy Note 2 will be powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core Exynos 4412 processor and offer 4G LTE connectivity, the newspaper added. An 8-megapixel camera will grace the rear. Consumers can also choose between 16GB or 32GB of storage.
Rumored … Read more
A big screen may be awkward for a phone you hold up to your ear, but it's nice for movies and games -- which likely is why Samsung announced a bigger new 5.8-inch model of its Galaxy Player line.
The company offers smaller versions -- for example, its $200 Galaxy Player 5.0 with an 800x480 screen. The 5.8-inch version, though, features a higher-resolution 960x540 screen, a 16:9 aspect ratio.
The announcement arrived just before the IFA consumer-electronics conference in Berlin, where Samsung will hold a press conference Wednesday. It's not clear how much the … Read more