Lenovo has been making headlines with their IdeaPad Yoga. It is a tablet convertible that can be used as a laptop as well. There are 11-inch and 13-inch models. While the larger 13-inch model has the choice of Intel Core processors, the 11-inch does not and is rather powered by the NVIDIA Tegra 3 platform. Today we will be taking a look at that unit which does offer a very sleek and slim design, responsive 11.6-inch touchscreen, Lenovo’s patent-pending hinge design that allows the screen to flip completely over and it is running Windows RT. Let’s check it out!
A spell of rumors have spread online that Apple will be launching a new tablet. Along with much awaited next generation iPhone, iPad and iPad mini it is predicted that the company is working on a giant 12.9-inch screen called the iPad Maxi which will be the biggest tablet display if launched.
Today Chinese manufacturer Hisense has come up with its Sero 7 Series tablet which will be available from Walmart starting today. Hisense Sero 7 PRO features a 7-inch 1280 x 800 HD touch screen and is powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 quad-core processor along with 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage. It is somehow a disappointment as NVIDIA has already revealed its Tegra 4 chipset but keeping in mind the low-cost of these Chinese tablets one must appreciate the internals they offer in their tablets in this low budget.
HP has officially announced the all in one HP Envy Rove 20. First Sony released the Tap 20, Lenovo tagged along with its Horizon and now HP has come up with three new gadgets. It’s an all in one touch screen that you can actually grab and carry around anywhere from room to room. It’s a tablet PC with a 20 inch touch screen. An added advantage is its push button at the back which releases a hinge so you don’t have to open the stand with your hand. This spring-loaded frame folds flat in the frame behind. It weighs 11.86 pounds which can be considered portable but at the sometime it’s a half pound heavier than the Sony’s Tap 20. Screen resolution is 1080p which is extremely smooth allowing you to operate it as more of a tablet or a twenty first century board game machine.
The Acer Iconia Windows 8 tablet has finally come forward and showed itself off on Acer Finland website. On their website Acer has now revealed full specifications of tablet which first showed up on Amazon. The tablet comes with a preinstall Windows 8 Pro and Intel Atom Z2760 processor along with 2GB of RAM and Intel graphics media accelerator 3650 GPU. Storage capacity is low of 64 GB eMMC. Connectivity uses the usual Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with Bluetooth 4.0. The site doesn’t have to say anything about the battery life but as tested by Acer its 8 hours which is pretty reasonable.
Latest reports say that details of Samsung next generation Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 have just seeped out in the market. Enclosed is a blazing fast Inlet Atom Z2560 processor. According to the GLBenchmark both the new variants of the intangible Samsung Galaxy Tab have appeared on its servers. Two models which are expected to come out are Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 3 8.0. While the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 have still been kept under veil of secrecy but the point of reference do give us a partial view about the specifications and internals of device.
For tablet lovers, Lenovo has introduced its Yoga 11S convertible. Now you can place orders for this IdeaPad directly on www.lenovo.com and www.bestbuy.com starting from 23rd June 2013. The 360 degree flip and fold yoga 11S was showed off in January at the International Consumer Electronics Show. It is sized well in a sleek 11.6’’ LED-backlit design using Intel’s integrated HD 4000 graphics which makes it very impressive.
Yesterday we talked about HP’s Split X2. HP also announced the Android-based SlateBook X2. HP with its SlateBook is going a step further by introducing the latest offering from NVIDIA, the ‘Tegra4’ in its Android tablet.
After the success with its Envy X2, HP has announced 2 of its new products the Split x2 which is a Windows 8 hybrid and the SlateBook x2 Android tablet. HP launched Envy X2, its Windows 8 Hybrid PC powered by Intel’s mobile “Clover Trail” processor and it did well in the market and now HP is all set to introduce Split X2 which is another Windows hybrid PC running Windows 8 but this time HP is going big by using Intel’s laptop processor in it.
We have seen quite a few Windows 8 tablets emerge since CES. These tablets gives users the full Windows 8 experience on a slate device that they can easily take with them. Microsoft’s own Surface Pro has a very expensive price tag of $899. For those not looking to shell out that much money for a Windows 8 tablet experience Lenovo has a few different options. Today we are taking a look at their IdeaTab Lynx, which at $499 is a much less expensive option. It features an Intel Atom Z2760 (1.8 GHz) processor, 2GB of DDR3 memory and a 64GB solid state drive under the hood. On the exterior you have an 11.6-inch 5-point touch IPS panel with a resolution of 1366 x 768. Most importantly this tablet runs the full version of Windows 8 making it a great solution for those looking to be productive on the road.