Posts tagged with ‘tablets

Apple reportedly prepping 12.9” iPad Pro for late Q3 2014

Even though Apple has been trying to convince consumers that the iPad is more than just an expensive toy, Android or Windows tablets are still the preferred tablet for enterprise level users looking for something that’s closer to a “real” computer. But if the rumors are true, Apple could be prepping a 12.9” iPad Pro for launch in late Q3 2014, as something aimed towards those enterprise customers that want something to bridge the gap between tablet and laptop, and something a little more substantial than another screen to watch videos and play games on.

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Amazon introduces the Kindle Fire HDX. It’s like the old Kindle Fire, only grown up

When Amazon first introduced the Kindle Fire, its low price attracted a lot of attention. But for the price, you got a mediocre standard def tablet with a weird custom Android interface. With the Kindle Fire HDX, it’s got a better screen, processor and interface. And it’s even got a built in help button that will get you connected to a live Amazon help representative in seconds, 24 hours a day. Because that’s how they roll.

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Microsoft unveils Surface 2 and Surface 2 Pro. Is it enough?

Even though Microsoft’s original Surface tablets sold like buckets full of shit, the company is dedicated to manufacturing tablet hardware, and so have introduced the Surface 2 and Surface 2 Pro. 

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Microsoft cuts the price of the Windows RT Surface tablets, now starting at $349

If you’ve been on the fence about getting a Microsoft Surface tablet, now might be a good time, that Microsoft just reduced the prices of the tablets, with the base 32GB model starting at $349.

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Your next desktop could be an Android powered HP

Android is in your phone and in your tablet, but what about on your desktop? Taking up the market space that was supposed to have been occupied by Linux— a desktop computer at a lower cost by using an open source OS— here is the HP Slate 21, a 21 inch desktop/tablet hybrid with Android built in.

The Slate 21 was just announced this morning in Beijing, so there aren’t a whole lot of details yet available. It’s a 21.5-inch, 1920×1080 kickstand-toting all-in-one equipped with Nvidia’s Tegra 4 SoC and running Android 4.2.2, and that’s all we’ve got for now.


Dell’s new desktop is actually an 18” tablet with a keyboard

At SXSW earlier this week, Dell introduced the XPS 18, a “desktop” computer that’s really more of a convertible desktop/tablet hybrid. It’s an 18” full Windows 8 tablet with a stand and a keyboard, so you can work on your work and then detach the screen to work on your not-work.

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Can a Razer gaming tablet handle Crysis 3? Let’s find out.

Razer’s new gaming tablet claims that it’s got most of the power of a gaming laptop, and yes it seems to be enough even to play Crysis 3.


Apple announces a 128gb iPad for some reason


Well, the reason is clear— Apple just wants to continue to diversify its iPad line, but does anyone really need a 128gb iPad right now? A large capacity phone is one thing, for carrying around all your music and photos and videos, but Apple wants you to store most of that shit in the cloud anyway. Plus, at a price of $800 for WiFi or $930 for 3G, you’re starting to get into MacBook Air territory anyway. But hey… a 128gb iPad now exists.

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CES 2013: Panasonic shows off its 20 inch tablet with 4K resolution

Of the oversized tablets at CES this year, Panasonic showed up with a 20 inch tabletop tablet sporting a Retina Display-destroying 4K resolution screen. That’s some incredibly high detail for all that porn of yours.

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CES 2013: Samsung announces Exynos 5 Octa, the 8-core mobile processer

You think your mobile phone or tablet processor is bad? You ain’t seen bad. Today at CES, Samsung introduced the Exynos 5 Octa, a massively powerful yet tiny 8 core processor that could make your phone the speediest computer you own.

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Pre-CES, Lenovo announces a 27 inch tabletop tablet

Just ahead of CES, Lenovo held a presser today to show off some of its new gadgets. One that stands alone is the IdeaCentre Horizon 27 Tablet PC. It could be just a normal touchscreen PC, but it’s also a multitouch tablet you can throw down on your coffee table for some serious web surfing, board games or other multi-player games. 

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$100 Android/Linux tablet hits fundraising goal, shipping in January

There are already Android tablets by the dozen, but not really any that do Linux. PengPod will be able to do both— a mobile Android interface and a full Linux desktop in a tablet that will only be $100 when it launches in January.

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Microsoft releases pricing for Windows Surface Pro, will start at $899 

Today, Microsoft announced its pricing for the upcoming Windows Surface Pro tablet, which will have the hardware to run the full, unaltered version of Windows 8, just like it were a touchscreen laptop. People had been expecting pricing starting somewhere between $1200 and $1500, but it looks like you’ll be able to get a 64gb Pro starting at $899. Okay Apple, you can come out with an OS X tablet… any day now…

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New typing system offers a touchscreen alternative to QWERTY

Even though QWERTY isn’t the perfect keyboard layout, it’s the one almost everyone is used to, and so it’s the one that ends up on anything with a keyboard. But for tablets and touch screens, there may be a better way to type— using chords of fingers instead of pressing down individual keys.

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Given tablets but no teachers, rural Ethiopian kids quickly teach themselves

In a pair of remote villages in Ethiopia, the One Laptop Per Child organization is conducting an experiment. They dropped off crates of Motorola Xoom tablets for the children, with no instruction and no one to teach them. These kids had never seen a printed page nor any sort of writing. Completely illiterate and having never seen electronics, yet they quickly learned how to use the devices and then learned how to read and write, and then learned how to hack the devices to get around restrictions OLPC had put on the tablets.

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