May 152013

A few weeks ago, multi channels broke the news, Hewlett-Packard was developing a 10-inch Android tablet, but this may not be entirely correct. In fact, HP is developing the tablet and notebook hybrid products (similar to Intel’s ultrabook), and R&D two models at the same time, one runs Android , while the other runs Windows 8. HP has officially released the two new devices, and will be on sale in August of this year.

The device with Android system is named as HP Slatebook X2, while the one with Windows 8 system is named as HP split X2. Both will be sold together with a keyboard, so consumers do not need to purchase an additional keyboard. When the keyboard is disconnected from the body, the two machines become a standard Tablet PC.

The Android system Slatebook X2 retail price is $ 479.99, and this is a high-end device. It has a 10.2-inch IPS display, the brightness is 400nit and the resolution is 1920×1200, it’s powered by NVIDIA Tegra processor, it has 2GB RAM and 16GB storage space, and it’s pre-installed Android 4.2.2 system. It’s with an extended stored microSD card slot, the keyboard also has an additional SD card slot, two USB ports and an HDMI high-definition interface, and also a spare battery. Unfortunately, even with the keyboard, the battery is said to be only with eight hours battery life, when used purely as a tablet, the battery life is just 4 hours.

The HP Split X2 is a Windows 8 device, and its positioning seems to be for the low end, although it’s priced at $ 799.99. The device is equipped with a 13.3-inch 1366×768 resolution display, 7W Core i3 processor, 4GB RAM and 500G storage space. The Split weights 4.85 pounds, HP said the device will be able to provide excellent battery life same as the Intel ultrabook, even better than the ultrabook performance.

May 142013

The Archos has recently ingenuity launched the a cook tablet- ChefPad. The tablet is equipped with a 1024×768 resolution 9.7-inch touch screen and unspecified 1.6GHz dual-core processor, and it runs Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) operating system. However, as a “low-end” device, it only provides 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage (with microSD expansion card slot), as well as two 2-megapixel front and rear cameras.

As the name implies, this Archos cook tablet, will be equipped with a set of exclusive package called Chef Apps Selection, which is oriented tp food lovers who like to toss in the kitchen.

However, the kitchen where is full of knife and fork and lampblack can be said as a dangerous place. So Archos provides the ChefPad with the adapter bracket and silicone sets.

The ChefPad is with a Mini HDMI port that supports wireless connection, which makes this device looks a little bit strange. Fortunately, its price is only £149.99 ($ 230.14) – cheaper than the Nexus 7 sold in the UK.

The tablet will be firstly launched in the UK in June.

May 102013

Google’s Nexus 7 tablet previously released is welcome by a lot of users, but the screen resolution and processor are very out of fashion even its size is still perfect, so it’s imperative to launch the enhanced device.

Today, there are media unveiling the configuration of the Nexus 7 upgrade version, we can see from the list that the device will be equipped with Android 4.3 operating system, and it’s still with a 7-inch screen size, but the resolution is upgraded to 1920*1200, while the processor is the 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm APQ8064.

In addition, the device rear camera is also upgraded to 5-megapixel, the front camera still maintains the original level.

If Google will still set its price at $ 299, then I will definetely buy one.

May 102013

Samsung has submitted the new Tablet PC Galaxy Tab 3 for review to the Federal Communications Commission. The submittal device is the WiFi version, but it is unclear if it supports LTE and voice calls.

The Galaxy Tab 3 was just officially announced last week. It’s with a 7-inch touch screen with a resolution of only 1024×600, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 3.0 megapixel rear camera and 1.3 megapixelfront camera. It’s powered by Android 4.1 system, the battery capacity is 4000mAh, it has built-in 8GB and 16GB two storage capacity, and it can be expanded to maximum 64GB.

The WiFi version of the Galaxy Tab 3 is scheduled to be listed in May, and the 3G version is scheduled to be available in June.

May 092013

Different from the current traditional Android tablets, there is a company planning to launch an outdoor product. As the name implies, The Earl is a solar-powered tablet, and it comes with a solid and thick shell, which is able to adapt to the harsh outdoor environment. As a “survivor” tablet, the device includes all the features required for hiking, including the typical wireless connectivity, NFC, GPS and topographic maps. The tablet is also equipped with a two-way walkie-talkie, which can chat with other hikers using the Earl tablet.

The tablet is equipped with a 6-inch E-ink screen, but it doesn’t have camera, so do not expect to take it to watch movies or play games. If you want to shoot beautiful landscapes, you’d better bring a dedicated camera equipment.

The project is raising funds for the next phase of production, and it has currently raised nearly $ 13,000 from the Internet, and there are 32 days time from its total of $ 250,000.

The pre-orders will be able to get a 30% discount (purchaseprice of $ 250). Although it does not apply to most daily applications, but the tablet is still a good choice for outdoor living enthusiasts.

May 082013

As early as last December, there were news that HTC was making two 7-inch and 12-inch Windows Tablet PCs, and there were news confirmed this rumor last month. Recently, more detailed information about these two tablet has also been disclosed by media.

Allegedly, the codes of the two tablets are R7 and R12, the number represents the size of the screen, and the letter “R” may represent the Windows RT Blue system.

HTC R7 will become a part of the small-size tablet that Microsoft hopes to be introduced by Windows Blue, the device uses a 7-inch 1080p display, 2.3GHz four-core Qualcomm Snapgragon 800 processor and 2GB memory. If the configuration information is true, then the R7 performance should be quite powerful.

The rest configuration parameters include: 16GB storage space (supports microSD card expansion) and 13 megapixel camera. However, there are news that the R7 may not have the HDMI, DLNA and NFC functionality, but it supports LTE/HSPA+ connection, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and A-GPS.

The larger size HTC R12 configurations are the same with the R7, but the 12-inch display resolution will reach 2048×1536 and it’s with more connectivity options.

The specifications, battery capacity and price of these two devices are not included in the exposed information. Reportedly, HTC plans to officially released on these two tables on October 13 this year, which should also comply with the Windows Blue launch date.

May 082013

The rapid development of the tablet gives business opportunities to industry companies, so they launched children’s tablet and early childhood tablet devices for special populations, and now the Claris Companion company deliberately launched a tablet device for the elderly. The device is with a rounded edge design, the back is with relatively thick bamboo cover, two front speakers are placed in the bottom of the tablet.

This 10-inch tablet device can provide proper logistical capabilities for the elderly, it can be set the diabetes detection alarm, as well as monitor the elderly walking distance and the amount of exercise and so on via built-in sensors. At the same time the tablet is able to be set medication reminders. Tablet design takes the situation of the older into account, and it’s high-decibel speakers and a larger font display, while the tablet interface is very simple and easy to understand.

There are several ways to buy the tablet. The first is the form of a two-year contract price, consumers can choose the $ 99 or $ 59 monthly. There is also a pre-paid $ 549 and then to pay $ 39 per month. Of course there is a lifetime method, but it needs to pay $ 995.

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May 072013

There are more and more small size Tablet PCs listed, and recently in the European market, an Archos 8-inch tablet 80 Xenon exposed, which is an 8-inch tablet with 3G capability. Currently, the price of the Archos 80 Xenon is 226 euros, while the iPad mini with 3G capability is priced from $ 459, so it seems that the Archos 80 Xenon has a considerable price competitiveness.

It is reported that the Archos 80 Xenon is equipped with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 1024*768 screen resolution same as the iPad mini’s, it has only 4GB storage space, but it can be extended via microSD card, it runs Android4.1.1 jelly beans system. Other details of the product haven’t been exposed, but it’s believed the specific configuration and listed time will be published before the summer season.

May 032013

Toshiba is the first enterprise that shows an interest in the NVIDIA Tegra 4, and in last month, we saw the benchmark of the world’s first Tegra 4 Tablet – Toshiba AT10LE-A. Today, there are media revealling the real machine spy of this tablet. It can be seen from the real machine photos, the Toshiba AT10LE-A appearance is mellow, and it’s with a microSD card slot, mini HDMI interface and stereo speakers, and also it provides a Dock external keyboard.

It is understood that the tablet is running Android 4.2.1 system, with a 10.1-inch screen, and 1.8GHz Tegra quad-core processor. Accordance with the previous message, the AnTuTubenchmark of the Toshiba AT10LE-A is 28,058, which is still very top in the tablet market.

It is not clear of the Toshiba AT10LE-A other configurations, NVIDIA has announced the Tegra 4 will delay shipping for a quarter time, so we still have to wait for some time before we can see this Tegra tablet officially unveiled.

May 022013

At the MWC2013 general meeting at the beginning of this year, HP launched the Slate7 Tablet PC product, and its stunning pink cover and smooth corners workmanship impressed us a lot. On May 1, 2013, the HP Slate7 tablet computer has been sold in the UK.

Just at this time, HP does stop in the tablet area, HP employees said, HP has started to develop the next generation tablet PCs, and named the Model as SlateBookX2. HP Slatebook X2 is a 10.1-inch tablet pc that will run Android 4.2.2 system, and it’s with the 1.8GHz Nvidia Tegra4 quad-core processor. The Slate 7 is sold at the price of $ 170, so it’s believed that the SlateBookX2 listing price will be higher in the future with its large screen. Other specific details are still unknown, but it is certain that the SlateBookX2 will be with a keyboard base when it’s sold.