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This is only the beginning of a franchise that collectors will go crazy.
For a time it gave the sense that Disney would abandon the creation of video games that were not typical for children based on their films, when he began to dismiss people from Disney Interactive, closed Junction Point (the study of Warren Spector, who apparently did not get the sales targets and popularize the figure of Oswald rabbit) and especially after ordering the closure of the LucasArts video games division.
The Star Wars universe has been the subject of multiple products that have touched almost all of the clubs: movies, literary works, merchandising, animated series and video games… And surprising is the amount of the latter that have appeared over the years in different formats.
Well, as one of the highlights in this area was the work of BioWare, the creators of the Mass Effect series. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic was one of the jewels in the Crown of the first Xbox, which received all kinds of praise and, months later, was also versioning for PC. A decade later, Aspyr Media has recovered that production and has adapted it to iPad, which remains almost as delicious as the original edition.
It is not something new: the simple mechanical playable on touch devices are a guarantee of success. At least in theory. Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage, Nitrome in association with Rovio, is one of those cases of book. Even though their influences and ideas are more than evident and clear – it would not be wrong highlight that this Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage almost looks like a Viking and Norse version of the famous Cut the Rope-, works together, and offers the player a refreshing entertainment for very little.
The popular Samsung Series 9 already have relay. And not one, but two variants of a new Ultrabook that have many points of interest. It is the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus and Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite. Models adopt the 13.3 inch screen diagonal, and while the Plus model becomes the true flagship happening Samsung Series 9, Lite, less capable performance variant, however has good points in his favor. One of the curiosities of these Ultrabooks is the inclusion of a new feature called HomeSync Lite, which allows to use the hard disk of these devices as a mini server to mount a private cloud. With this service we can safeguard personal files, photos and videos from our portable devices to our PCs, and then access them from the phone remotely.
The idea reinforces the strategy of Samsung go providing software services trying to add value on their hardware solutions. Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus this model comes with latest batch in all components, and in addition to offer Intel Core i5 and core i7 family Haswell integrates the impressive display with a resolution of 3,200 x 1,800 pixels that will be one of the hallmarks of the new portable Samsung hybrid models. New Intel processors are accompanied by the GPUs Intel HD Graphics 4400, in addition to up to 8 GB of RAM and an SSD drive that can reach the 256 GB. In terms of expansion ports, we have two USB 3.0 micro mini HDMI, VGA, RJ45 (with a dongle), SD slot, headphone and microphone. The touch screen has a protective layer Gorilla Glass, although it slightly increases the weight up to the 1.39 kg. This probably also contributes to the battery, which, according to Samsung officials, has an autonomy of 12 hours that given the efficiency of the micros Haswell very well could achieve. Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite in this model the differences are clear. Thus, we have an APU quad – core (probably from AMD, yet is not specified) at 1.4 GHz and a screen with a much more conventional 1.366 x 768 resolution pixels, as well as a battery with 8.5 hours. In addition we have 4 GB of RAM, and as in the Plus model, we can reach up to 256 GB SSD drives. The available ports are USB 3.0, a USB 2.0, micro HDMI, mini VGA, RJ45, headphone, microphone, and 3 in 1 card reader.
In the case of the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite can choose both the touch screen (which increases the weight 1.58 kg) as for the model with non-touch screen (1.44 kg). Availability and prices Samsung has indicated that both models will be available during the third quarter of the year, but it has not made more specific dates or not provided at the moment the price of these new Ultrabooks. As we have more information in this regard, we will update this information.