Oct 242012

According to the blog site GizmoChina report, less than 12 hours after the Apple iPad mini released, a cheap copy version iPad mini called GooPad mini will be listed in November.

GooPad was once known as the best imitation of the 9.7-inch iPad, but it is not just satisfied with this. After Apple introduced iPad mini, GooPad mini followed it and gave us an unexpected price of $99.

Known as the cheap copy version iPad mini, but the configuration of this product should not be underestimated. GooPad mini is equipped with a 1.4GHz dual-core processor and the latest Android 4.1 operating system, 8-inch screen, 8GB storage space, and supports for WiFi. GooPad mini has a 2.0 megapixel rear camera and a 0.3 megapixel front camera.

As clone knockoff, GooPad mini is not a bad product, it has almost the same size screen with the iPad mini and a similar processor. The most important thing is that it is only $ 99. When you buy iPad mini you should probably think about your wallet and then select GooPad mini as your Christmas gift.

Oct 182012

Although there are many versions rumors, but that Microsoft yesterday disclosed the price of its own brand first Tablet PC Surface shocked the industry, as its 16G, 32G, 64G price is exactly the same with Apple’s latest generation equivalent version ipad. Different from Apple’s indifference to the Chinese mainland market, Surface chose to launch first in the Chinese mainland market, Suning becomes Microsoft Surface exclusive online sales platform in China.

Industry was originally expected that Microsoft will unveiled the price of the Surface officially on October 26 same day as Windows 8′s, but Microsoft disclosed the price of the Surface in advance, and also announced the Surface pre-installed the Windows RT version began a limited pre-order, the industry thoufgt that the software giant which has always been quite satisfactory also began to pay attention to the marketing strategy.

Its Surface pre-installed Windows RT sales price is exactly the same with wifi version Apple new ipad price released in March of this year in the U.S. market, including 16G, 32G , 64G are separately $499, $599 and $699, lower than the minimum price the industry had expected.

Oct 172012

According to media reports, the sources revealed to the media on Tuesday that Best Buy would also launch its own-produced Tablet PC, and it is expected that this tablet will be on sale on November 11.

The source said that Best Buy self-developed Tablet PC is also based on the Android operating system, code-named “Insignia Flex”. Currently, Best Buy is planning to set the selling price of the product between $239 and $259.

This tablet computer will compete with Apple’s iPad and Amazon’s Kindle.

Actually, later last week, Best Buy has shared related messages on its Facebook page.

The source said that the Tablet PC will be on sale on November 11, but only available in the Best Buy store. This tablet PC is configured with 1GHz dual-core processor, 9.7-inch display, and the battery life is approximately 10 hours.

However, the technology blog Businessinsider does not seem to be optimistic about Best Buy Tablet PC market prospects. The blog author said, producting the Tablet PC has become the trend at the moment, many companies are entering the field of Tablet PCs, such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Toys R Us, Google, Apple and Microsoft. Of course, Apple is still the leader of the tablet market, Google, Microsoft and Amazon are fighting for the second place.

Businessinsider article also said, Best Buy didn’t make enough effort in the field of Tablet PC, for a long time it also lost a lot of customers, thus the company also needs to try some new products in order to seek new channels to find customers. Nevertheless, Businessinsider article believes that the Best buy Tablet PC’s success probability may be zero, the reason is that the product not only lacks of calculation experience like Apple or Microsoft’s, but also lacks of Google’s software experience. In addition, Best Buy store is unlike the Amazon, which has strong release capacity

Oct 162012

According to  media reports, after down the price from $379 to $299, Amazon Kindle DX electronic reader will be eliminated. Kindle DX is configured with a 9.7-inch display.

The message said that Amazon no longer sells the Kindle DX, and they also doesn’t disclose when it will resume sales. It seems Amazon has removed the information related to the Kindle DX from its website. Amazon has deleted DX from the Kindle Series product line and all Kindle table.

The message pointed out that the Amazon practice clearly shows that the Kindle DX will be eliminated, Amazon has not upgraded the Kindle DX for several years, or advertise the Kindle DX in the media.

Amazon spokesman did not make any comment on Monday. The third-party businesses are still selling the Kindle DX.

Kindle DX release time is in the summer of 2009, and it has been on sale for more than three years. Compared with the Kindle, Kindle DX is configured with a larger size screen and storage capacity, but because of the higher prices, it has not been really favored by consumers.

Amazon released the Paperwhite version Kindle e-reader and HD version Fire Tablet PC last month.

Oct 152012

Microsoft officially accepted Windows 8 system reservation, while Dell also uses this opportunity to pre-sale its XPS 12 hybrid equipment. We first saw this device on IFA 2012 Conference at the end of August, you can now book it at a price of $1,199.99. XPS 12 is equipped with Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB RAM, 128GB hard drive and 12.5-inch, 1920 x 1080 resolution display.

Good configuration is necessary, but its rotatable touch screen is most attracting, you can feel free to transform into a Tablet PC or notebook, but it is about 3.5 pounds weight, which means it is a little bulky no matter used as the notebook or tablet computer.

In addition, Dell also upgraded the XPS One 27 Inspiron One 23 AIO laptops and introduced the touch-screen versions for consumers to choose. The XPS One 27 with touch screen will be priced from $1,599.99, it is equipped with a 27-inch and 2560 x 1440 resolution touch screen, 3.2GHz Core i5 processor, 6GB RAM and 1TB 7200 RPM hard. As to the Inspiron One 23, you can buy it with $779.99 dollars. It is equipped with 23-inch 1080p touch screen, Core i3 processor, 4GB RAM and 1TB 7200 RPM hard. All Dell Windows 8 touchscreen devices have accepted reservations, and will be shipped at the end of this month.

Oct 112012

Taiwan smartphone and tablet manufacturer HTC today officially announced that it would withdraw from the tablet PC market in the United States, global project manager Jeff Gordon said the main reason is because the iPad has a strong influence in the American market and the U.S. market has become saturated. He then also said it would pay close attention to the U.S. flat-panel market trends, and at the appropriate time it will come again.

In the past two years, HTC has introduced three tablet Flyer, Evo View 4G, and a Jetstream in the U.S. market, which have adopted the Android system, but due to the impact from iPad and Nexus 7, none is on sale.

Gordon said: “This is a very valuable learning experience for us, and we will absolutely come back”.

Oct 102012

Some notebook manufacturers recently lowered the price of their Windows 7 notebooks in the U.S. market, to make way for Windows 8 products listing.

For example, Acer cut down the price of the 11.6-inch Aspire one to $249; Asus also reduced the price of some 14.1 inches models to $299.

At the same time, many manufacturers, including Acer, Lenovo, Asus, Samsung and HP have launched the upcoming Windows 8 Tablet PCs.

Acer Iconia W700 is equipped with a 11.6-inch (1920×1080 resolution) IPS display and Core i3/i5 processor. Industry observers expect the product is priced from $799 onwards.

Asus is rumored to launch two Windows 8 tablets: Vivo Tab and Vivo Tab RT.

It is reported that Asus will join AT&T to launch the Vivo Tab TF600 in the United States. The model is equipped with a Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, 11.6-inch (1366×768 resolution) IPS display and it’s priced at $599 onwards.

In addition, Samsung is about to launch three Windows 8 tablets: Ativ Smart PC, Ativ Smart PC Pro and Ativ Tab, among which the Ativ Smart PC Pro is equipped with the Intel Core i5 processor, while the Ativ Smart PC uses the Atom processor.

HP also released its Windows 8 tablet Elitepad 900, which is equipped with a 10.1-inch (1280×800) resolution display and Atom Z2760 processor. And it is expected that it will be listed in the first quarter of next year.

Oct 092012

As Windows8 will be released soon, Tablet PCs equipped with Windows 8 operating system began to stir, among which Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 gets a lot of attention. According to TechRadar reported that the ThinkPad the Tablet’s starting price will be set at $629, and this price does not include the keyboard and other accessories. According to the previous reports we has known that the ThinkPad Tablet 2 will be officially on sale at the same time with Windows 8 system on October 26, the first sale countries include the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and Japan.

Oct 092012

According to a research report that Royal Bank of Canada Capital Markets analyst Amit Daryanani gave to investors this Monday that he expects Apple will sell 21.6 million units iPad in the fourth quarter. However, this forecast is only for Apple currently selling 9.7 inches iPad.

Daryanani said, if Apple launch the iPad Mini in the fourth quarter, then Apple may sell 8 million units iPad, which will bring Apple $2,0 billion net profit. This will allow the iPad sales reach 29.6 million units in the fourth quarter.

At the same time when this forecast released, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday that Apple has ordered 10 million units iPad Mini Tablet PC for the fourth quarter. This new 7.85-inch iPad is expected to be launched this month and sold before the Christmas shopping season.

It is said that Apple’s overseas suppliers have begun production of the iPad Mini. This Tablet PC display resolution is expected to be lower than the current iPad Retina Display configuration.

Apple iPad Mini is expected to compete with the smaller size of the Amazon Kindle Fire, Google Nexus 7 and Barnes&Noble Noble Nook Tablet PC on price. In recent weeks, the exposured iPad Mini components showed that iPad Mini has black and white twp colors, there is a model with cellular connectivity, which can access the internet on the move.

Last week, there were rumors that Apple will be issued invitation on Wednesday (October 10) to hold iPad Mini media conference. According to the previous product release schedules, this product launch will be held a week later on October 17, and the products will be sold before the end of the month.

Sep 292012

Samsung Ativ Tab is Samsung’s first Widnows 8 RT tablet, which received many consumers soughting after since the launch, but whether this product will be successful, the price will play a more critical role, but its price has never been publiced. Fortunately, the online retailer of Slovenia enaa announced the price of the Samsung Ativ Tab tablet, it can be seen from the sales page of Ativ Tab that the 32GB version is priced at 650 euros.

The 650 euros has already been a high price, but this price does not include the keyboard and stylus, through Samsung provides the optional keyboard dock. This price is higher than most Android tablets even the iPad, Windows 8 RT can be closer to a complete operating system compared to Android and iOS, but hardware part is basically the same.

The other hand, the price is not confirmed by Samsung, which might just be the seller’s unilateral acts. Windows 8 will soon be available for sale, then we will know if the price is real ot not.