Tech News: CES 2014, Acer, Galaxy Note Pro


What’s up guys it’s Dave from Computing Forever
it’s is Monday the 6th of January, Time now to talk about the tech stories that have made
the news so far in 2014. That’s right, it’s 2014, which means only
one thing, we’re one year away from flying cars, according to back to the future 2. First up, CES, the consumer electronics shows
in Las Vegas is due to kick off tomorrow and I was nearly there, in fact I registered to
go but instead decided to buy a new iMac, so hence the reason I’m not there. But I am getting bombarded by press release
emails because I registered to go. Let’s hope this year’s event is better than last year,
because that was lame, or as they’d say in Gregorian Chant, laaaaameee! This year’s conference is expected to feature
an emphasis on 3D printing, Ultra HD 4K TVs, wearable technology and a boycott of Microsoft’s
Windows on Laptop PCs in favour of Android. A clear sign that it is finally time for Microsoft
to wave their outdated license fee. Next up, Acer has unveiled a new 27-inch all-in-one
PC that functions as both a computer and a high-def monitor, most strikingly, when in
PC mode it runs Android. The TA272 HUL, sports a 2,560 x 1440 WQHD
display, a Tegra 3 chip, 16GB of internal storage and comes preinstalled with Android
4.2 Jelly Bean. The display is certainly gorgeous and it’s a unique idea, for the price however,
I’m not sure Android as an operating system would be enough for me. But at the very least
you could still use it as a high quality external display for your existing Windows PC at just
$1,099. Moving on, do you want another Samsung Galaxy-related
product? No, well it’s too bad, there’s two more on the way. A new Samsung Ad ahead of
CES has revealed the new Galaxy Note Pro and Galaxy Tab Pro. Details are sketchy but The
Tab Pro is believed to be an 8 – 10 inch device. The Note Pro could be a 12-inch device, which
would be a possible preventive strike on Apple’s rumoured 12-inch iPad. And finally I will leave you with today’s
tech question: What version of your OS are you running on your computer? So if you’re
a Mac user, are you on Mavericks, like me, Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard, Leopard,
hopefully you’re not all the way back on Tiger. If you’re before Tiger I can’t help you. I
mean come on. If you’re a
Windows
or Linux user, what version of those OSes are you running?

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66 thoughts on “Tech News: CES 2014, Acer, Galaxy Note Pro

  1. Mac Mini with the latest Mavericks, and on my elderly white MacBook I'm sporting Lion 10.7.5 – Cause that's as high as it will go. 

  2. I'm on windows 7 on my desktop pc and mavericks on my mac book pro. I have been tempted to move to windows 8 for a while, but their license fee is ridiculous, it's not worth paying £190 for an upgrade.

  3. Mavericks on my 21.5" iMac, Windows 7 on my Sony Vaio 2011 E-Series, and Windows 8 on my 2013 HP Envy 15.6". 🙂

  4. I have a few year old Acer Aspire ….if this is the quality that Acer puts out …RUN FOR THE DOOR !!!  Mine is a piece of shit & I have already thrown it against the wall once already . GARBAGE .

  5. I use a Mac with Mavericks at home and support a myriad of windows PC’s at my work (I’m in IT)… we are planning a phase out of XP for Windows 7 systems.

  6. A rather late reply to this video's tech question: I have a macbook air on which I run mavericks and a PC which runs Windows 7 (64-bit). However, before I made the jump to mac I was a very dedicated Linux user.

    Apropos, it'd be really great if you covered linux news. There are tons of things going on in that world, and I don't think the subject-matter is too far removed from what you're already covering. Comparisons between different Linux systems (unity-based vs. GNOME and others) could be an interesting way around that. Your latest video ('27-inch Core i7 iMac Vs 24-inch Core 2 Duo iMac' as of this time) has an almost scientific procedure about it that would fit just as great with operating systems in my opinion. And who knows, maybe you'd attract a few people from the linux scene to your channel! Maybe this is all just wishful thinking, but I think you should consider it! At any rate, your videos just keep getting better and better, and the more personal talk-to-the-viewer approach to tech news is a big improvement from standing in front of a green screen. Keep it up! J

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