Apple Debuts 13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro & Thinner iMacs

first_imgbrian proffitt Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Tags:#Apple Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Also announced today were updated Mac Mini models. The new headless computers have dual- or quad-core Core i5/i7 processors, a max of 16 GB of RAM and 500 GB hard drive, starting at $599. Server models that can hold up to two 1-TB HDDs are starting at $999. Apple’s commitment to the personal computing market has gotten smaller, but only in terms of device size, as made clear in company’s announcements today of a smaller MacBook Pro With Retina display and thinner, more powerful iMac destkops models. 13-Inch MacBook Pro With Retina DisplayBy far the most expected announcement was a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display, and Apple didn’t disappoint. Citing the 13-inch MacBook Pro as Apple’s best-selling notebook model, Phil Schiller, Sr. VP of Worldwide Marketing, indicated to the rapt audience that producing a Pro Retina model was a logical conclusion.The device has a lot more going for it than that hi-res screen, though it certainly has that, too, with a 2560 X 1600 pixel display that Schiller cracked was the world’s “second highest resolution notebook display” – after the 15-inch version. The new notebook is just .75-inch thick, which Schiller cites as 20% thinner than the MacBook Pro.The device is priced relatively high for a notebook of its power configuration: a 2.5-GHz with 8GB of RAM and a 128GB Flash drive runs for $1,699. A version with a 256GB solid state drive will run $1,999. For users who need the power of a Retina display, though, like designers and photographers, the prices are more attainable than the 15-inch Retina models, which start at $2,199.The new 13-inch Retina MacBook Pros are shipping today.Apple’s Phil Schiller introduces the new 2012 iMac product line.iMacs Get ThinnerSchiller also showcased a new line of iMacs, Apple’s stand-alone personal computers.The new iMacs’ biggest physical feature has to be the reduction of the devices’ thickness. Schiller excitedly displayed the form factor of the device that is almost 45% thinner than the current line of iMacs.Of course, with that thinness, something had to go, and that would be the optical drive. Neither the 21.5-inch or 27-inch model will feature an optical drive, though Schiller did say that Apple would still market an external drive for those “stuck in the past.”iMac users may not mind the loss, thanks to the inclusion of the new FusionDrive option for the iMac product line. The FusionDrive is a software-controlled drive that combines a 128GB of Flash drive and either 1TB or 3TB HDD space into what appears to the user as a single volume.What’s notable about this configuration is that Mountain Lion users will have the operating system and apps automatically installed on the Flash portion of the drive, with documents and other files out on the HDD. If an application has low usage, Schiller explained, it would automatically be shifted to the HDD section of the drive.The 21.5-inch model will feature a 2.7-GHz quad-core i5 with 8GB RAM and a 1TB HDD for $1299, with shipping starting sometime in November. The 27-inch model, which will ship in December, will feature a 2.9-GHz quad-core i5 with the same memory and drive for $1,799. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementlast_img read more

Ginebra rips Kia for back-to-back wins

first_imgFEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Reden Celda had a team-high 21 points for the Picanto, who slid to 0-4.RELATED VIDEO Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PSC partners with USANA Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Photo by Tristan Tamayo/Inquirer.netBarangay Ginebra didn’t even need its import Justin Brownlee to play in the fourth quarter on Wednesday.Brownlee had already done his work through three quarters and the Gin Kings outclassed an overmatched Kia Picanto side, 120-99, in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Ginebra flaunted its depth and had eight players scoring at least eight points led by Brownlee and Slaughter, who finished with 18 points, six rebounds and five assists in just his third game back since being sidelined for 10 months due to an ACL injury.Even the 37-year-old Mark Caguioa, who is in his 15th season in the league, got into the scoring act and came away with a season-high 16 points on 8-of-9 shooting from the field in less than 14 minutes off the bench.The Gin Kings, who climbed to 2-1, never trailed and led by as much as 34, 98-64. They went on a 16-2 run in the first three and a half minutes of the third quarter to take a 74-45 lead and put the game away for food.Ginebra clicked on both ends of the floor, assisting on 39 out of its 44 made field goals and limiting Kia import Markeith Cummings to just 14 points on 6-of-20 shooting from the field with five turnovers in 35 minutes.The Gin Kings’ assist total was the most in 14 years, according the league head statistician Fidel Mangonon. Ginebra guard Scottie Thompson dished out a game-high 10 assists.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ The versatile forward had his fingerprints all over the game, nearly having a triple-double with 26 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists with two blocks to boot in close to 32 minutes of action.The Gin Kings, who are even deadlier than before with the 7-foot Greg Slaughter getting back into top form, just had too much firepower for the Picanto.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“We kind of displayed all of our weapons tonight, all of our weapons came in play,” Ginebra head coach Tim Cone told reporters.“I just thought we had too many weapons for Kia, too many people they had to account for,” said Cone. “But I’m really happy with the focus of our guys, coming out and sustaining it for 48 minutes.” View commentslast_img read more

Seco: heterogeneous processing systems based on Xilinx Zynq Ultrascale+ MPSoCs

first_imgAt embedded world, SECO has showcased a Xilinx-based product for smarter industrial solutions: the SM-B71. This solution is a SMARC Rel. 2.0 compliant module with the Xilinx Zynq Ultrascale+ MPSoC. It stands out among SMARC modules for its reduced integration complexity, its dedicated real-time processing unit, multi Gbps transceivers, advanced multimedia H.264/[email protected] encode and decode and, ultimately, it’s astounding scalability (up to 256K logic cells).Designed to be a flexible combination of ARM and FPGA with heterogeneous processing in a standard form factor, the SM-B71 mounts Xilinx Zynq Ultrascale+ CG/EG/EV MPSoCs in C784 package. The product comes in two models, with up to four cores of ARM Cortex A53 MPCore application processing unit and a dual core ARM Cortex R5 real-time processing unit. When it comes to graphics, it features an integrated ARM Mali 400 MP2 GPU, with multi-core 2D/3D acceleration at 667MHz, support for OpenGL ES 1.1 / 2.0, OpenVG 1.0 / 1.1 as well as H.264/H.265 integrated video codec. In terms of connectivity, it is well-endowed, with PCI-e x4, 2x GbE, 2x CAN Bus, 2x SPI and 12x GPIOs. Finally, the memory consists of 8GB + 2GB DDR4 soldered down.The main fields of application include automotive, avionics, biomedical and medical devices, industrial automation and control, IoT, robotics, telco, and visual computing.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous Rohde & Schwarz adds new automated EMC test solutions to its EMC test portfolioNext Renesas: RX functional safety solution with SIL3 software certification for industrial equipmentlast_img read more