Android-Chrome OS Merger ‘Andromeda’ Will Be Teased at Google’s October 4 Event

Android-Chrome OS Merger 'Andromeda' Will Be Teased at Google's October 4 Event: Reports
Google may reveal its new OS ‘Andromeda’ on October 4
Google will announce it alongside its flagship smartphones on October 4
There is no official word yet on Andromeda
Google last week officially announced the date when the Internet giant will unveil its much anticipated Android smartphones – October 4. Google is widely expected to launch the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones running Android 7.1 Nougat, and do away with the Nexus brand. While this may seem like big news in itself, a recent tweet by Hiroshi Lockheimer, SVP Android, Chrome OS & Play indicates there may be something even bigger in the offing – at least, speculation has begun on this front.
Android Police speculates the above tweet may be referring to the much-rumoured and oft-denied merger of Android and Chrome OS. The project is reportedly codenamed ‘Andromeda’ at Google, and it is said to be an attempt to push Android onto the laptop and convertible form factor. The company is now expected to tease or unveil Andromeda at its October 4 event, while the launch will still be sometime next year – this timeline explicitly matches the Wall Street Journal report from October last year that kickstarted almost all speculation on this front.
In the meanwhile, 9to5Google, citing an unnamed person, claims Andromeda is being tested on the two-year-old Nexus 9 tablet. The publication has also several mentions of Andromeda within the Android 7.0 Nougat AOSP source code. One of these mentions, found within a file called SurfaceCompositionTest.java – thought to be a tool to measure graphics performance – mentions Andromeda requires a device with a graphic performance score of at least 8.0, which is quite above the Android requirement of 4.0. Also, while testing Andromeda on HTC Nexus 9, the score went up to 8.8 – a score that is above Google’s own minimum requirements. Another mention, found within SurfaceCompositionMeasuringActivity.java, mentions “Detect Andromeda devices by having free-form window management feature,” specifically mentioning one of Android 7.0 Nougat’s highlight features.

Of course, Google is also expected to launch its Pixel smartphones running Android 7.1 Nougat, which among other changes, is expected to bring the ‘Restart’ option to stock Android. We’ll have to wait and see just what Google has in store for us at its October 4 event.

The top 3 Antiviruses to keep your pc safe

We use laptops and pcs in our everyday life. Streaming movies, completing work, gaming, surfing the net and what not, but along with are excessive habits comes the risk of unwanted viruses and malwares. Let’s be honest we all go to torrent websites to download our favorite movies, tv shows and games but what we don’t know is that the files we download are often packed with Trojans, malwares and viruses that not only effect our device’s processing but also steal data and upload it to various hosting sites. In order to deal with it you must have a proper antivirus which protects your pc from all sorts of online and offline viruses. In the recent times people have managed to develop new tricks to transfer a computer virus from one pc to other in many ways, thus to counter that antivirus companies offer a complete overall protection to the users. Viruses are not just limited to a pc/laptop/mobile, online shopping sites or social media sites have databases stored on various servers and hackers tend to send viruses in order to steal data from them, antivirus companies provide an overall standard solution for corporates as well.

The premium-end antiviruses

Though there are many free antivirus tools available on different sites but it is advisable for you to buy one in order to get complete protection. Cracked products do not have data collection and online problem solving benefits, thus an authorized product can offer you much better help in case of antiviruses. Though the main use of antivirus software is that it stops your pc from installing any malware but other Trojans like the shortcut, copy viruses also create headache sometimes.

The Bitdefender Antivirus Plus: This antivirus has been rated as the top software to protect your device from any non-demand and unwanted influence from outside, whether it’s online or and hardware device. Quick heal coupons will help you get some discount.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2016: Kaspersky has launched its new version of antivirus software and it has done well in the newly conducted lab tests by various field enthusiasts. It stands at second in the list.

McAfee Anti-Virus Plus: McAfee is one of those companies which started developing antivirus software very early, this product is another good standard product by the company, the best feature about the software is that one subscription lets you install the software on all your device across all platforms (including android, ios and windows).

Though each of the software will cost you around $40, but they will be more valuable as they save your devices from unwanted threat.

Where to buy from?

People have serious doubts on e-commerce companies, some people claim to have received a duplicate product, so for your own satisfaction it’s good if you buy it from the company’s official website. Antivirus companies too have special offers and discounts running all year round, you can use Kaspersky coupons these will help you save some dollars or get you an extra year of subscription.

New Axiomtek Nano-ITX NANO840 And NANO842 Motherboards Introduced

Axiomtek Nano-ITX

Axiomtek has this month unveiled new additions to its range of motherboards with the introduction of the new Axiomtek Nano-ITX NANO840 and NANO842, which are both very similar in design apart from their option of different Intel processors.

The latest motherboards measured just 120 mm x 120 mm and provide users with a choice of processor from 1.5GHz dual-core Celeron to a 1.91GHz quad-core Atom, all of which can be supported by up to 8 GB of DDR3L memory.

Axiomtek Nano-ITX

Specifications for the new Axiomtek for the NANO840 and NANO842 include :

• Processor — Intel Baytrail-I system-on-chip:
– NANO840 — Atom quad-core E3845 (10W TDP) @ 1.91GHz
– NANO840 — Atom dual-core E3827 (8W TDP) @ 1.75GHz
– NANO842 — Celeron quad-core J1900 (10W TDP) @ 2.0 GHz
– NANO842 — Celeron dual-core N2807 (4.3W TDP) @ 1.58GHz
• Memory — 1x 204-pin SODIMM for up to 8GB DDR3L-1066/1333
• Storage — 1x SATA-300; mSATA via full-size mini-PCIe socket
• Networking — 2x Gigabit Ethernet
• Display:
– 1x VGA
– 1x HDMI
– 1x 8/24-bit sing/dual-channel LVDS (up to 1920×1200 in 24-bit channels)
• Other I/O:
– USB — 5x USB 2.0 plus 1x USB 3.0
– Serial — 1x RS-232/422/485; 1x RS-232
– 8-bit GPIO
– Analog audio in/out
• Expansion:
– 1x full-size mini-PCIe (with mSATA support)
– 1x half-size mini-PCIe
• Other features — hardware monitoring, watchdog timer
• Power — 12VDC @ 0.9A max. with 1.91GHz Atom E3845 or 0.8A max with 1.75GHz E3827 (both with 8GB DDR3L RAM)
• Operating temperature:
– NANO840 — -40 to 80 C
– NANO842 — -40 to 70 C
• Dimensions — 120 x 120mm; Nano-ITX form-factor
• Operating system support — generic Linux kernel 3.13.0.32, as well as current Ubuntu, CentOS, Red Hat, and Debian distributions

For more information on the new Axiomtek Nano-ITX NANO840 and NANO842 jump over to the Linux Gizmos website via the link below.

Raspberry Pi Simple LCD Interface Board Pi-LCD Unveiled

Raspberry Pi Simple LCD Interface Board

Makers, developers and hobbyists that enjoy using the Raspberry Pi mini PC to build projects or are using the single board PC to learn more about coding, may be interested in a new simple LCD interface board that has been created by David M Saul.

The Pi-LCDAs it has been called provides an easy way to visually display anything you require on a backlit 16×2 LCD display that is also HD44780 compatible.

Its creator explains a little more about the features and functions you can expect to enjoy, once you have pledged £12 or more over on the Kickstarter website.

• The board is driven via the GPIO, no SPI or I2C interface to contend with – so easily programmable in Python without out the need to install any additional s/w modules
• Vertically oriented display, making it much easier to manage the HDMI, power etc connections to the Raspberry Pi
• Can sit on a shelf above your desk
• Board allows control of single colour [mono] and full colour RGB backlit display types
• Through the clever use of jumpers common anode and cathode RGB backlit displays can be accommodated
• I2C and 1Wire interface pads are brought out on the PCB to allow additional devices to be connected if desired
• 3 momently contact switches are included as standard on the rear of the PCB
• Can be used with a number of pi cases – I particularly recommend the Pibow Coupé range from Pimoroni, the Pi-LCD can also be easily used with the official Foundation Pi-Case just leave off the 2 upper plastic mouldings

If you are interested in owning your very own Pi-LCD kit without an LCD module included it is now available to pledge for from £12 upwards and £23 will provide a kit complete with an LCD module. Jump over to Kickstarter via the link below for more information.

5 reasons why Lego-like modular PCs aren’t as exciting as they seem

On paper, the modular desktop PC seems like a dream come true.

Companies like Acer, which recently announced its Revo modular computer, promise to make PC component upgrades as easy as snapping together a few Lego bricks. The idea is that anyone should be able to customize their own desktop rig without the usual tangle of wires, finicky connectors, and exposed circuit boards. You may recall Razer making similar promises a couple years ago with Project Christine, a modular PC that didn’t get beyond the concept stage. And of course there’s the recently released Micro Lego Computer and its accessories, all of which literally look like Lego blocks.

While these announcements always elicit oohs and aahs from the tech press, in reality they just don’t make a lot of sense. Without a concerted, industry-wide effort to make the modular PC a reality, you’d be wise to steer clear of the concept. Here’s why:

1. Upgrades aren’t guaranteed

The promise of a modular system is that you can easily add new components or update existing ones, but that assumes new components will actually be available a few years down the road, when you get around to needing them. You don’t see Acer making any sort of promises in that regard with the Revo Build, and a major reason Razer abandoned its modular PC was due to resistance from component vendors, who wanted guaranteed margins and sales projections before they started making any custom modules.

It’s a classic chicken-and-egg problem. There’s no way your favorite graphics card maker would guarantee a lifetime of modular upgrades for a system that could easily be a commercial flop, and your average risk-averse PC maker isn’t going to make sales promises it can’t keep.

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Razer’s Project Christine concept, which never became a real product.

2. You lose buying power

Hypothetically, let’s say Acer does manage to get some vendors on board, promising at least five years’ worth of modules from various graphics card, CPU, and storage vendors. Unless each component type has support from at least a few vendors, buying this machine would essentially lock you into an ecosystem where there’s little to no competition. Combined with the use of specialized modules that likely cost more than a typical PC part, and you’d almost certainly be paying higher—maybe much higher—prices.

You’d also end up with fewer options overall. Want a specific graphics card from Nvidia? You’d better hope there’s a module for it—assuming Nvidia even supports the system in the first place.

3. The PC maker decides what you can swap

If you build your own PC, everything is replaceable, from the power supply to the wireless chip to the motherboard. That’s not necessarily the case with a modular design, which may bundle certain components together for simplicity’s sake. The Acer Revo Build is a case inpoint, with its motherboard, CPU, and RAM built into the base unit. Replacing any of those components individually will take a lot more work—if it’s even possible. Swapping motherboards would be an especially huge hassle, because OEM copies of Windows are typically bound to a single motherboard.

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One of the swappable modules from Razer’s Project Christine concept. These components were so specialized that you would’ve had to count on Razer to provide support for the long term.

4. Your ability to repurpose old parts is hampered

One nice thing about building your own PC is how easily you can reuse old components. A spare hard drive could make its way to your next rig, while an old graphics card and CPU could form the heart of a new living room PC.

Repurposing proprietary modules could be a lot more difficult unless you happen to own another machine that uses the same modular system. Otherwise, you’d have to crack open each module to free the components inside. That could be a huge hassle if vendors don’t use standard screws or rely on adhesive to keep their designs slim and snug. And again, there’s no guarantee you’d be able to reuse components from a modular PC in a standard PC anyway.

5. Tweaking your own PC is kind of enjoyable

This is sort of a geeky point, but there’s something to be said for opening up a desktop PC and replacing the components yourself. Swapping a hard drive or adding a DVD player is not terribly difficult, and even building an entirely new PC is more intimidating than it is challenging.

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Once you’ve done it, you’ll get the confidence to replace parts at will, without the risk of lock-in, higher prices, and reduced choice that modular machines could introduce. You can even decide what the computer looks like, for better or worse.

Where modularity makes sense

In fairness to Acer, for now the Revo Build is only aimed at emerging markets, where the goal is to sell people a basic affordable PC and let them add new pieces when they can. The idea at least comes from the right place, though it may still do more harm than good if the components are more expensive than they would be otherwise. (Acer still isn’t talking prices for the modules.)

For modular PCs to really make sense, the entire PC industry would have to band together for some sort of standard, or at least a broader platform that lots of vendors can tap into. In theory, PC vendors such as Acer, Lenovo, and HP would offer the base stations, and they’d all work with the same modules from a variety of component makers.

This sort of collaboration would eliminate many of the issues described above, from ecosystem lock-in to transferability of modules between different machines. If such as system became the norm for desktops, you could then be confident about the availability of upgrades five or ten years down the road. Unfortunately, one-off attempts like the Acer Revo Build do little to nudge the industry in that direction.

How to quickly jump to often-used Windows app subsections in Windows 10’s Start menu

settingsappI don’t dive into Windows 10’s Settings app that often, but when I do it’s usually to check two or three things, such as Windows Update or my Wi-Fi settings. An easy way to jump to a particular section of the Settings app is to search for it with Cortana in the taskbar. But if repeatedly typing “Wi-Fi” or “Windows Update” sound tedious, there’s a far easier way to jump to oft-used parts of the Settings app. Instead of searching or navigating the Settings app manually, you can pin sections to the Start menu.

This tip isn’t just for the Settings app, however—you can also use it in a limited number of other Windows apps such as Mail and OneNote. For our example here, however, we’ll stick with the Settings app.

Let’s say you wanted to pin Airplane Mode to the Start menu. First, use Cortana to search for ‘Airplane mode’ or navigate to Settings > Network & Internet > Airplane mode.

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Right-click an option in the Windows 10 Settings app to pin it to the Start menu.

In the left-hand navigation pane, right-click Airplane mode and you’ll see an option that says “Pin to Start.” Select that option and it will be automatically pinned to bottom of the Start menu as a new group.

If you want to get a little more complicated—or arguably more efficient—we could create an entire Start menu section dedicated to specific Settings features. Scroll back down to the new group at the bottom of the Start menu where your Airplane mode shortcut is. Then click on Name group and give it a title such as “Settings shortcuts” or something similar.

Now just go back to the Settings menu and right-click other options you want quick access to. You don’t have to be limited to sub-sections of the Settings app; you can also add major categories such as System, Devices, Personalization, or Privacy.

Once that’s done, any section you want in the Settings app is just a click away in the Start menu.

When your computer reboots itself over and over again

521200047Joanne Corrigan Doyle’s six-month-old laptop reboots every few minutes. “Is there anything I can change…to fix this?”

Yes and maybe. There’s a setting you can change that will give you at least a hint of the problem. But the hard part starts after you get that hint.

So let’s get you to a point where your crashes contain some useful information.

[Have a tech question? Ask PCWorld Contributing Editor Lincoln Spector. Send your query to answer@pcworld.com.]

  1. Go to the Search tool in your version of Windows, type sysdm.cpl, and select the program of the same name.
  2. Click the Advanced tab.
  3. Click the Settings button under Startup and Recovery (as opposed to the dialog box’s other two Settings buttons).
  4. Uncheck Automatically restart.
  5. You might also want to check Write an event to the system log if it’s not already checked.

From now on, your system won’t simply reboot when it can’t keep going. Assuming you’re not yet running Windows 10, you’ll get a blue screen filled with intimidating text. Microsoft calls this a Stop Error, but everyone else prefers a more descriptive term: The Blue Screen of Death (BSoD).

With all that text on the screen, what should you look at? First and foremost, the second paragraph on the screen, which will be in all caps. Make a note of that. Also note the “Technical information” at the bottom of the screen. But that second paragraph near the top contains the most useful clues.

For Windows 10, Microsoft redesigned the BSoD to make it less frightening. I like to call this new version the Blue Face of Death (although it’s really more of a Cyan Face of Death). Let’s see if that nickname catches on.

Whatever you call it, you can’t miss the needed clue. The on-screen words pretty much tells you what to look for.

Once you reboot, use your favorite search engine to find what the Internet says about this particular error. In all likelihood, it will be a bad driver, which can be easily replaced with a download from the manufacturer’s website.

But it could be something more difficult, such as defective RAM. I recommendMemTest86 for figuring out this problem. You can read my previous article for details on using it.

AMD Spins Off Graphics Division Into Radeon Technology Group

AMD has spun off its graphics chip division into a separate business called Radeon Technology Group. The move comes nine years after the company bought graphics unit mammoth ATI in 2006. The California-based semiconductor company said that the split doesn’t have an impact on its financials.

The company says that the separation would foster gaming and virtual reality opportunities at the graphics division. In a blog post, the company’s CEO Lisa Su announced that long-time ATI and AMDgraphics head Raja Koduri will be heading the new graphics division. Koduri will be promoted to Radeon Technology Group’s Senior Vice President and Chief Architect.

“With the creation of the Radeon Technologies Group we are putting in place a more agile, vertically-integrated graphics organisation focused on solidifying our position as the graphics industry leader, recapturing profitable share across traditional graphics markets, and staking leadership positions in new markets such as virtual and augmented reality,” Su said in a statement.

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“AMD is one of the few companies with the engineering talent and IP to make emerging immersive computing opportunities a reality,” said Koduri. “Now, with the Radeon Technologies Group, we have a dedicated team focused on growing our business as we create a unique environment for the best and brightest minds in graphics to be a part of the team re-defining the industry.”

AMD bought ATI in 2006 for a whopping sum of $5.4 billion. Apart from making AMD Radeon graphics cards and integrated GPUs, the company utilised ATI expertise to create all-in-one APU chips that could handle both graphics and processing. The technology has seen decent adoption, most notably in the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 gaming consoles, but has struggled in the consumer market. The spin-off also raises the possibility that AMD plans to sell off its graphics units division. Engadget points out that there is also a rumour that Radeon division might score some private equity.

Intel says GPU malware is no reason to panic, yet

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Malware that runs inside GPUs (graphics processing units) can be harder to detect, but is not completely invisible to security products.

Researchers from Intel division McAfee Labs teamed up with members of Intel’s Visual and Parallel Computing Group to analyze a proof-of-concept GPU malware program dubbed JellyFish that was released in March.

Their conclusion, which was included in McAfee’s latest quarterly threat report, is that running malicious code inside GPUs still has significant drawbacks and is not nearly as stealthy as its developers suggested.

JellyFish’s creators claimed that one of the advantages of GPU malware is that it can snoop on the host computer’s memory through a feature called DMA (direct memory access).

While this is true, exposing critical portions of the system’s memory to the GPU requires kernel privileges and must be done through a process that runs on the host computer.

Security products can monitor for and restrict such operations, the Intel researchers said. Furthermore, “this dependency is subject to existing kernel protections.”

If the installation of the GPU malware is achieved without detection, the user code and kernel driver used in the process can theoretically be deleted from the host operating system. However, this might cause problems.

For example, on Windows, orphaned GPU code triggers a Timeout Detection and Recovery (TDR) process that resets the graphics card, the McAfee researchers said. The default timeout before this mechanism kicks in is two seconds and any attempt to alter that value can be treated as suspicious behavior by security products, they said.

In addition, long-running GPU processes will lead to the OS graphical user interface becoming non-responsive, which can betray the presence of malware.

Therefore, the best option for attackers would be to keep a process running on the host computer, the researchers said. This code can be minimal and harder to detect than a full-blown malware program, but is nevertheless something that security products can identify.

Another claim made by the JellyFish developers was that code stored on the GPU persists across system reboots. This refers to data storage rather than code that automatically executes, according to the Intel researchers.

“The idea of persistence claimed here is that a host application is running at system startup, retrieving data from GPU memory, and mapping it back to userspace, which is not nearly as daunting because malicious usermode code must also persist outside of the GPU,” they said.

While it’s true that there is a shortage of tools to analyze code running inside GPUs from a malware forensics perspective, endpoint security products don’t need such capabilities because they can detect the other indicators left by such attacks on the system.

On one hand, moving malicious code inside the GPU and removing it from the host system makes it harder for security products to detect attacks. But on the other, the detection surface is not completely eliminated and there are trace elements of malicious activity that can be identified, the researchers said.

Some of the defenses built by Microsoft against kernel-level rootkits, such as Patch Guard, driver signing enforcement, Early Launch Anti-Malware (ELAM) and Secure Boot, can also help prevent the installation of GPU threats. Microsoft’s Device Guard feature in Windows 10, which allows only Microsoft-signed and trusted applications to run, can be particularly effective against such attacks, according to the researchers.

While both attackers and defenders will likely continue to refine their moves on the GPU battleground, the researchers said that the recent focus on this area has made the security community consider improving its approach to these threats.

Lenovo Launches Range of Windows 10 Laptops, Desktops Ahead of IFA 2015

Weeks after the release of Windows 10, computer manufacturers have started to ship new laptops powered by the new desktop operating system. The latest company to announce new Windows 10 laptops is Lenovo, which ahead of the IFA 2015 trade show announced the refresh of its popular E series of ThinkPad laptops to launch ThinkPad E460, E560, E465, and E565. Apart from refreshing the ThinkPad E lineup, Lenovo has launched new all-in-one desktops, and new laptops in its consumer lineup. The new laptops also offer the newest Intel ‘Skylake’ Core processors and new AMD offerings. All the new laptops ship with Windows 10, with support for Windows 7.

Starting with the ThinkPad E460 and the ThinkPad E560, the laptops sport 14-inch and 15.6-inch displays, both of which are available in 1366×768 pixel and 1920×1080 pixel resolution options. The laptops are powered by Intel ‘Skylake’ Core i7-6500U processors, with an AMD Radeon R7 M360 or M370 (2GB GDDR5) GPU. Users can also choose between Intel Core i5-6200U, Intel Core i3-6100U, and Intel Celeron 2855U (only available in ThinkPad E560) processors, and Intel HD Graphics, and a discrete AMD Radeon R5 M330 (2GB GDDR5) GPU. One can opt for a maximum of 16GB DDR3 RAM, and 1TB HDD memory storage. The company says that these laptops can last for nine hours on a single charge.

Other features include three USB 3.0 ports, single HDMI connection, a 4-in-1 card reader, and support for Bluetooth 4.0. The ThinkPad E560 additionally also comes with a VGA port, which is a rather nice addition to support legacy connections. It also comes with 720p HD Intel RealSense 3D Camera as a webcam.

The ThinkPad E465 and ThinkPad E565 are the same devices as the ThinkPad E460 and the ThinkPad E560, except that they are powered by AMD processors instead of Intel. The E465 comes with an AMD A10-8700P processor while the E565 comes with an AMD FX-8800P processor. Users have the choice to save money on the both the laptops by opting for AMD A6 or A8 processor. Both the laptops come with 720p HD webcams. Unlike the aforementioned Intel-powered laptops, AMD models, however, can only last for about 6.5 hours on a single charge. Ports and connectivity features are same as Intel’s counterparts.

The ThinkPad E460 starts at $549 (roughly Rs. 36,400), while the E465 will set you back by at least $449 (roughly Rs. 28,500). The E560 starts at $549 (roughly Rs. 36,400) as well, while the E565 will break your bank by at least $479 (roughly Rs. 31,800). The company said that all the laptops will go on sale in the United States in November, with global availability expected to follow soon.

The company has also refreshed its S series to launch new variants of all-in-one desktop S200z, S400z, S405z, S500, S500z, and S200 Tower, and also launched new variants of its B41, B51, M41, E51, and E41 laptops. All the machines ship with Windows 10, with Windows 7 also an option.

The S200z comes with a 19.5-inch display of resolution 1600x900s. It comes powered by an Intel processor (choice between Pentium N3700 quad-core and Pentium N3050 dual-core chipsets), with up to 8GB of RAM, up to a 1TB HDD, and integrated Intel HD Graphics. The machine comes with two USB 3.0 ports, and two USB 2.0 ports, with one HDMI output port, and six-in-one card reader. The device also comes with two 2W speakers, and a 720p HD webcam.

The S400z sports a 21.5-inch FHD display, and comes with Intel’s processors (choice between Core i5-6200U, Core i3-6100, Pentium 4405U), with up to 8GB of RAM, up to 2.5TB HDD, and integrated Intel HD Graphics. The system has two USB 3.0 ports, and six-in-one card readers at side, and three USB 2.0 ports and an HDMI output port on the rear. The laptop supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/c and Bluetooth connectivity.

The S405z sports a 21.5-inch FHD display with integrated AMD Radeon Graphics. It is powered by a choice of AMD processors (choice between A8-7410 FP4, A6-7310 FP4, A4-7210 FP4, E2-7110 FP4, E1-7010 FP4) with support for up to 8GB RAM, and 1TB HDD. The machine also gets you two USB 3.0 USB ports, three USB 2.0 ports, one HDMI output port, and a six-in-one card reader. It also gets you two 3W speakers, and a 720p HD webcam with microphone.

The S200 Tower is powered by an Intel processor (choice between N3700 quad-core, and N3050 dual-core chipsets) coupled with integrated Intel HD Graphics, and support for up to 8GB RAM and a 2TB HDD. It comes with four USB 3.0 ports, one HDMI, one VGA, one RJ45 LAN, and three audio ports. It supports Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.0.

The S500 small form factor PC is powered by Core i7/i5/i3 Haswell processors with an option to opt for Pentium and Celeron processors. Either variant comes coupled with Intel Integrated Graphics, with support for up to 16GB RM, and 1TB HDD. You also get two USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, one VGA, one DisplayPort, one Standard Serial Port, one RJ45 LAN port, and three audio ports. The machine supports Wi-FI 802.11 b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.0.

The S500z all-in-one desktop comes in a choice of Core i7/i5/i3 Skylake processors. It features integrated Intel HD Graphics, with support for up to 16GB of RAM, and a 1TB HDD. You also get two USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, one VGA, one DisplayPort, one Standard Serial Port, one RJ45 LAN port, and three audio ports. The machine supports Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.0.

The B41 and B51 laptops sport up to 14-inch FHD display and up to 15.6-inch FHD display respectively. The laptops are powered by the latest sixth-generation Intel Core i7 processor. Apart from integrated Intel HD Graphics, users can opt for a discrete AMD Radeon R5 M330 GPU, and up to 16GB for RAM and 1TB HDD or a Hybrid HDD with Integrated SSD Cache. The laptops come with an optional DVD Rambo drive and the machine can last for six hours on a single charge.

Moving on, the M41 sports up to 14-inch FHD IPS display coupled with up to AMD Radeon R7 M360 graphics. The machine comes powered by up to sixth-generation Intel Core i7 processor, with support for up to 16GB RAM, and up to 1TB HDD with integrated 8GB SSD. The company says that the laptop can last for up to nine hours on a single charge.

The E51 sports a 15.6-inch display with an option to choose between 1366×768 pixel and FHD screen resolutions. It is powered by up to the sixth-generation Intel Core i7 processor coupled with AMDRadeon R5 M330 GPU, and support for up to 16GB RAM and up to 1TB HDD. The laptop comes with an optional DVD Rambo drive and can last for up to five and half hours on a single charge.

The E41 sports up to 14-inch FHD display coupled with Radeon R5 M330 GPU. The machine is powered by up to Intel Core i7 processor, and support for up to 16GB RAM and support for up to 1TB HDD. The E41 comes with a DVD RW drive, and can last for up to five hours on a single charge.

The company hasn’t detailed the price and availability information of these desktops and laptops, however, beyond Q4 2015 in select markets.