Archive for the 'Tablet PC' Category
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet is now available in the US for $400. It is a tablet about the same size as an iPad mini with a resolution of 1280 x 800, slightly better than iPad mini’s 1,024 x 768 display. The Galaxy Note 8.0 will be powered by a 1.9GHz quad core A9 processor and 2GB of RAM, and will be equipped with 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage depending on your choice, a stylus and it also features a microSD card slot which can handle up to 64GB cards.
Most of the tablets being released on the market nowadays as we all know are powered by Android mobile operating system, but this time I will feature an Ubuntu-powered tablet known as Intermatrix U7. This tablet is said to be “first of its kind in the world” because of the OS it uses to operate. As for the hardware specs, Intermatrix U7 comes with 7-inch IPS capacitive touchscreen display with a quad-core 1.5GHz Cortex A9 CPU and quad-core Vivante GC1000+ GPU. It has also 1GB of RAM (not sure with this because Ubuntu needs at least 2GB RAM), and 16GB of internal storage space as well as cameras in front and at the back. Release date expected for this Ubuntu tablet will be October.
Lenovo is back with its latest technology in the form of the IdeaTab Lynx. It is the first Windows 8 tablet powered with dual core Intel Clover Trail platform. The Lynx features a 11.6-inch IPS five-point multi-touch screen display for easy navigation and 400 cd/m2 brightest with 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, an Intel Atom Z2760 Clover Trail processor, a 2GB of RAM, and a 32GB to 64GB of flash storage.
Sweden’s Handheld Group is set to release a rugged 10.1-inch tablet PC weighing at just 1.3 kg (2.9 lbs) for field professionals called the Algiz 10X. It features an Intel Atom N2800 dual-core processor running at 1.86 GHz, equipped by 4 GB of DDR3 RAM and either 64 or 128 GB of SSD storage, with microSD expansion. The 10.1-inch tablet pc also features a 1366 x 768 resolution resistive touchscreen with the latest generation of MaxView technology, which makes the screen readable even in direct sunlight, and there’s a useful keypad to the right side of the screen.
Sony has announced its latest technology called Xperia Tegra 3 Tablet. This newest creation of Sony is said to be the successor of Tablet S which is approximately 42 percent thinner than the current tablet. Xperia Tegra 3 will run Google’s Android 4.0 operating system and will be available in three versions, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB with 3G connectivity. This tablet can lasts up to 10 hours of Wi-Fi browsing and will look durable because of its casing made from magnesium and aluminum alloy. You will also find its keyboard cover which has the same idea from Apple’s Smart Cover and Microsoft’s Surface tablet type-cover keyboard.
Amazon’s newest Kindle Fire 2 has been reported to be released in almost 6 different variants. There will be a new 10-inch Kindle Fire to go along with the refreshed 7-inch version. Rumors said that Amazon will offer both seven and ten-inch Kindle Fire in different storage capacities i.e., 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB. That would cover six SKUs. Latest news is that Amazon is only going to offer an updated 7-inch Kindle Fire, but that there will be a 3G-capable version.
Microsoft has finally entered the tablet battle against other companies by creating its own tablet called Surface at a press event in Los Angeles. Microsoft Surface tablet will be the very first hardware made by the company that will use their own operating system, not the old OS but the newest generation known as Windows 8 operating system.
The Surface was designed to compete with Apple’s iPad, Galaxy Tab, Nexus 7, Kindle Fire, and many more tablet in the market right now. The tablet comes in two versions: RT and Pro model.
Asus has just announced the Taichi notebook/tablet hybrid at Computex 2012 in Taipei. This latest technology runs Microsoft’s Windows 8 and it’s available in two versions: an 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch model, both system are powered by Intel’s 3rd Generation Ivy Bridge Core i7 CPU. Technically this notebook has a display on both sides of its lid, both features Super IPS with 1080 resolution and LED-backlit displays. Both screens are fully independent, so different things can be displayed on each one simultaneously.
You can use Asus TAICHI as a multi-touch tablet with stylus support while it is closed, but once you open it and reveal the QWERTY keyboard, you can use it as an Ultrabook.
Looking for an educational tool for your kids? Then you might want to check this out. LeapPad tablet by LeapFrog is a 5-inch touchscreen device with a built-in camera, video recorder, microphone, 2 GB of storage, a stylus, and a motion sensor for learning activities and gaming. Having 480 x 272 resolution for kids is alright I guess, unlike us adults for sure would complain for its display. I’m very sure that you don’t want your kids to put their dirty hands on your IPad, so the best thing you could do is get one of this tablet and hand it over to your kids. The tablet has built-in applications such as art, story, animation and photo studio. Parents can choose pink or green, and it will be released on August 15, 2011 for LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer (Pink) – $99.99. Pre-sale begins in the U.S. and Canada tomorrow, July 29. By the end of the year, more than 100 new learning game cartridges, books, apps and videos will be made available for the LeapPad, too.
Acer has also entered the business of making tablets for techies and geeks and recently the company announced its Iconia Tab A500 with a docking station and a remote control included. The Acer Iconia Tab A500 has a 10.1 inch display with 1,280 x 800 resolution and it is powered by an NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor that boosts the tablets HD recording capabilities and video playback with HDMI support for larger displays. While using this tablet you will have no problems with the controls even from a distance because of its remote control, you can just sit back and relax while watching. Also with its docking station designed which is propped at an angle, I’m sure you wouldn’t get a neck sprain though it’s advisable to use larger displays when you are watching from a distance.