Xiaomi faces Apple in the notebook market with its new My Notebook Air

The Chinese firm debuts in this market to diversify its product with a proposal of the MacBook but at much more affordable prices, with Windows 10 and Intel Core i5 processors in its top version.

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It is no wonder that Xiaomi is now well known as the Chinese Apple. With a philosophy well marked and combined with successful sales, Xiaomi has decided to shake the market of laptops with its proposal, My Notebook Air, reminiscent in part to the design of the MacBook manufactured by the US technology giant, and which It aims to revolutionise the power on the affordable sector.

Coinciding with the arrival of its new flagship in the segment of smart phones, the Chinese firm has taken advantage introducing now computers through the front door. It’s first laptop is light, sleek, lightweight and, of course, does not lack power.

The Notebook Air will hit the Chinese market in early August in two versions depending on the size of your screen, 12.5 and 13.3 inches with Full HD resolution (1080p), and running Windows 10 for the operating system. Its design, is interesting. Weighs 1.28 kilograms and its thickness is lowered to 14 mm, a very impressive achievement. With an ultra-thin bezel frame of 5.59 mm and back-lit keyboard, this orderly incorporates an Intel Core M3 an Intel Core i5 processor at a speed of 2.5 GHz (for the top model), plus a graphics card Nvidia GeForce MX 940 and a RAM of 8 GB in the case of the most powerful model.

Its internal storage reaches 256 GB, although expandable. It has Type-C USB port (charging 50% of the battery in half an hour), two conventional USB ports and a HDMI output and headphone connections. Xiaomi promises that the battery life of the top model reaches 11.5 hours.

Prices, in fact, is its main attraction, since this kind of clone of the MacBook starts at £390 to £580 for the high end. Both variants can be found in two colours, silver and gold, although its logo is nonexistent so the firm has even dared to offer the marketing of stickers to personalise it.

Microsoft pays $10,000 to a woman whose computer crashed when installing Windows 10 automatically

“Nobody asked me if I wanted to upgrade,” says Teri Goldstein, owner of a travel agency in California, she decided to take the company to court “seeking compensation” for economic losses caused in her business.

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Microsoft has not been successful with the campaign being carried out with Windows 10 with the aim that all users update to latest operating system the company is offering for the devices. Many users have described the installation as an “aggressive” strategy because even updates are carried out without permission.

For this reason, a woman has reported complaints to the company after Windows 10 was installed suddenly on her PC at work, completely blocking the computer. Microsoft has decided to compensate the “victim” with 10,000 dollars.

The protagonist of this curious story has a name: Teri Goldstein. “I had never heard of Windows 10”, says the newspaper. “Nobody asked me if I wanted to upgrade” she says. But the new operating system tried to settle days after Microsoft released Windows 10 in July 2015.

The update, however, failed. Teri Goldstein said her computer was locked so could not work for several days at the travel agency who she runs in Sausalito (California).

As customer service could not solve the problem, she decided to take Microsoft to court “seeking compensation” for economic losses caused in her business. This is how Teri Goldstein has won and has been indemnified.

Microsoft has decided not to appeal the sentence. Last month they paid the woman $10,000, and although denied irregularities in their practices, they say, according to “The Seatlle Times”, prefer to pay compensation instead of spending more money on an appeal.

Windows 10 was launched in July last year and its download is free until July 29, when the year of its launch is met.

Apple’s larger iPhone’s scar Android sales

According to new data from market Kantar Worldpanel ComTech Google’s mobile platform in the UK  has dropped a share of 6.7 percentage points year on year, down from 56.4 per cent in 2013 to 49.7 per cent by the end of November. iOS on the other hand have seen a rise of 12.2 percentage points growing it’s sales shares from 30.3 per cent in 2013 to 42.5 per cent. Not what Google was hoping for I’m sure.

It seems as though the larger design of the new Apple handsets has attracted long term customers and some new smartphone buyers although it seems as tho not many Android fans are staying loyal and haven’t made the switch.

Microsoft also haven’t had it easy with their shares dropping 3.6 percentage points from 10.6 per cent to 7.0 per cent, Unfortunately for Microsoft the UK has been one of its stronger markets so that’s definitely not a good sign.

So with Apple as the only company on the way up swallow the others shares in its path how much bigger can it get?
Apple has been dominating the market ever since its first computer. Of course it’s had its ups and downs but overall Apple is the company to look out for. It’s the biggest competition for everyone in the mobile, tablet, computer and wearables industry and with a rumoured 4 new devices up and coming onto the market Apple may just be unstoppable.

iPad Knock-off Boots Android and Windows 8

A new tablet has come to the surface lately from the Chinese company Onda. That tablet is an iPad Air 2 replica with the same screen specifications but it boots Android KitKat and Windows 8 with high-end specs at an extremely competitive price!

“The Onda V919 3G Air features a sleek aluminum design and a 9.7-inch display with resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels (same as the iPad Air 2). It also packs a 64-bit Intel quad core processor, 2GB of RAM, 64GB of storage with microSD support for up to 128GB of additional storage, a 5-megapixel rear camera, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera and 3G connectivity.”

This tablet can be bought online for just around £125 which is incredible. Although the specs seem impressive we haven’t tried one ourselves so the quality of the tablet is still unknown but from what we can see it’s definitely a bargain the only thing that could let it down would be the battery life as the life of it is unknown.

Source: technobuffalo