Art phone Named after the French Impressionist painter but looking every bit a contender for Apple's iPhone, the sleek Renoir KC910 3.5G smartphone (below left), with an 8-megapixel camera and Wi-fi support, is the success-or to LG Electronics' more beefy Viewty handset. The full touch-screen Renoir, which measures 107.8mm by 55.9mm by 14mm and weighs 114 grams, takes pictures and video that can be edited in the camera. It boasts a high-end Schneider-Kreuznach lens, a Xenon flash and auto and manual focus. Its 'touch shot' function allows users to focus on any part of a view by touching the relevant part of the 3-inch display. The shutter fires automatically when the finger is removed from the screen. The 'beauty shot' function removes spots and imperfections from faces. Other features include a built-in GPS function, a media player, audio-enhancing Dolby Mobile technology, a virtual keypad, multimedia messaging, Bluetooth connectivity, an FM radio, a 100-megabyte memory and support for an 8-gigabyte external memory card. The LG Renoir KC910 smartphone sells for HK$2,880. It's a snap Sony continues to improve its point-and-shoot digital camera line, with the novice-friendly, 12.1-megapixel Cyber-shot W220 (bottom left). This high-resolution snapper, with a 2.7-inch display, features a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens with 4x optical zoom and an 'optical steady-shot' function, to minimise shake. It also features a 'smile shutter' function, which automatically fires when your subject flashes a grin, and 'intelligent scene recognition', which adjusts settings to suit a range of environments. In blue, silver, pink and black, the Cyber-shot W220 is priced at HK$1,790. Keep on running Longer is better as far as Apple is concerned. The company has released a MacBook Pro (above) with a 17-inch wide-screen display and a built-in battery that provides up to eight hours of wireless computing. Previous versions lasted only five hours. The battery is good for about 1,000 recharges - three times more than conventional laptop batteries - and doesn't add anything in thickness or cost. This edition also has more power under the hood than previous MacBooks, sporting the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processors available up to 2.93 gigahertz. Apple touts its new MacBook Pro as the industry's lightest, slimmest 17-inch laptop. Prices start from HK$21,500.