Tap 20

Following the launch of Microsoft Windows 8 last week, PC makers such as Sony, Asus and Lenovo have introduced their latest Windows OS devices.

Sony's Vaio Tap 20 is a PC with a large touchscreen and a wireless mouse and keyboard powered by Windows 8. Boasting an Intel Core i5 processor, the Tap 20 is an all-in-one desktop PC with a little portability mixed in. Besides its 4GB DDR3L SDRAM and 500GB HDD 5400rpm it features a 20-inch VAIO display (1600x900) with 16:9 aspect ratio and 10-point multi-touch screen with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 technology. The Tap 20 has a hard disk but no DVD burner and comes in black and white versions. Prices start at 45,990 baht.

VIVOBOOK SERIES

The X202 and S400 models in the Asus VivoBook series are equipped with touchscreen panels. Both notebooks run on the Windows 8 operating system.

The VivoBook X202 is an 11.6-inch laptop featuring an LED-backlit touchscreen display of 1366-by-768 pixels maximum supported resolution.

It sports a third-generation ultra-low voltage Intel Core i3-3217U processor that houses two cores (4 threads) clocked at 1.8GHz as well as an integrated Intel HD 4000 GPU.

The VivoBook S400 is outfitted with a 14.1-inch touchscreen display of the same HD resolution. It offers 4GB of memory, with a 500GB HDD and a 24GB solid-state drive. Other specs include USB 3.0 connectivity, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modules, an integrated web camera for video conferencing and a media card reader slot.

YOGA 13

The IdeaPad Yoga convertible ultrabook is a new style of Windows 8 device that transforms from a notebook to a tablet and back. Running on Windows 8, the Yoga packs in the third-generation Intel Core i7 ULV processor, plus up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM and a 256GB solid-state drive.

The IdeaPad Yoga has a 13-inch, 1,600x900 pixel resolution IPS display which is suitable for wide viewing angles you're likely to subject the Yoga to. The display supports up to 10-finger multitouch capacity. A USB 2.0 port, a USB 3.0 port, an SD card slot and a HDMI port round out the expected connections, along with Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11n Wi-Fi connectivity.

NIKON 1 V2

The Nikon 1 V2 gives users a higher pixel count, faster speeds and greater performance through a combination of the latest EXPEED 3A image-processing engine, a super-high-speed AF CMOS image sensor and an effective pixel count of 14.2-million. Features include an electronic viewfinder (EVF), Live Image Control, Slow View function, advanced hybrid AF system, Motion Snapshot, Smart Photo Selector, and full-HD movie recording.