Acer’s 13.3-inch Aspire S5 Ultrabook is “world’s thinnest”


The just announced Acer S5 Ultrabook kicks off the new ultrabook genre that manufacturers are going to push at CES. It’s 13.3-incher that checks in at under 3 pounds, is 15mm thin, offering Instant On functionality, a magnesium-aluminum alloy cover (in Onyx Black), HDMI / USB 3.0 / Thunderbolt (!!!) ports and an SSD for good measure. It will ship in Q2 of 2012, and that’s all we know about it, at the moment. PR after the jump.

Corning Gorilla Glass 2 to be displayed at CES

It’s thinner, lighter, stronger, and built to last longer — Corning Gorilla Glass 2. It will be displayed on some of the new devices being launched at the world’s largest tech trade show, and according to Corning, Gorilla Glass is used on 30 major brands and designed into more than 575 product models, spanning more than 500 million units worldwide. PR after the cut.

Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Announced With 720p & New Flight Modes

The successor to the original Parrot AR.Drone is here. It will ship in Q2 of 2011 for $299, has a new 1280x720p camera for flight, and new flight modes. The UAV will now have an app for Android devices, iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. And it’s the camera where the AR.Drone 2.0 shines — it allows you to record video and program the UAV to fly in any set direction. We can’t wait for this. Full PR after the break. Via: AR Drone Flyers

Acer Iconia Tab A200 comes out on the 15th for $330

It’s very appealing considering that it’s an Acer product. This particular Android 3.2 Honeycomb tablet will get access to an Ice Cream Sandwich update slated for mid-February. The A200 features NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 processor with a 1280 x 800-pixel display and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. Additionally, the tablet features a microSD slot, 1GB RAM, a full sized USB 2.0 port and eight hours of battery life, with the attractive feature being the price tag: the 8GB model will be available for $329 and the 16GB model for $349. PR after the break.

The High-Powered Nikon D4 Is Announced For $6000

Let’s just throw down some specs, then get to pricing, release date, and then the press release.

The Nikon D4 is the successor to the D3 (which debuted 5 years ago), whereas the D3S was sort of an improvement or spin-off. It has a 16.2 megapixel sensor, higher ISO (204,800 at Hi-4), and a brand new full-frame FX-format sensor. There’s 720/24p to 1080/30p video recording, as well as an impossibly high price tag of $5,999.95 when it launches in late February. But all the dough is worth the goods: there’s 91k-pixel RGB 3D Color Matrix Meter III built into the D4, which allows you to accurately examine color values and details of your photos, on top of the fact that the Nikon D4 practically has a night-vision mode. A 921k-dot 3.2-inch LCD, which offers a 170-degree viewing angle and ambient light sensor is also included to examine photos. And of course, let’s not forget the 51-point autofocusing system with a compatibility to nearly all Nikon lenses.

Full press release after the break.

This Sprint Ad Shows A 4G LTE Galaxy Nexus

How highly unusual! The Galaxy Nexus is set to be the first 4G LTE device on Sprint, seen on this recent online advertisement on a tech site. We’re looking at better specs than the VZW/LTE version, namely a faster processor by 300MHz: the Sprint 4G LTE Galaxy Nexus contains a 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED display, Android 4.0, a 1080p movie mode, front and rear cameras, and the new 1.5GHz dual-core processor. This should be a good unveil at CES 2012. Via: CNET, Engadget