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.
It’s good news all round for the many tablet fans of the world. While Microsoft works on a smaller 7-inch surface tablet, there are other tablets looking to complete in this exciting market. 2013 is going to be a big year for tablets and we have already seen some great tablets released. Read on as we go over some of the up and coming tablets of 2013.
As technology expands and more gadgets are being used to surf the internet, companies are consistently working on creating new toys for the big kids to play with! With all the tablets that are hitting the market every month, it can be confusing as to which one to choose, especially without putting a dent in your pocket. Tablets aren’t just becoming a toy to play with or used as a bedtime read, in fact, many professionals use tablets to get work done while on the go, or even at home. The features and capabilities the tablets have expanded to, allow people to use tablets almost just as much as they use their computers. These are the top 3 tablets to consider for just under $300!
If there is one thing I think I would never try and do it would be opening up or disassembling a tablet. If I would open one up I most likely would never get it back together correctly. Sony on the other hand though it would be a good idea to tear open their brand new Xperia Z tablet. Any tablet would be hard to open up but the Xperia Z is the world’s thinnest 10.1-inch tablet so it is really quite astonishing that Sony decided to open it up and break it down. Check out the YouTube video after the jump.
First off, can we all agree that Phablet is a terrible name? A Smartphone with a big screen does make a tablet. Second, let’s examine what exactly a “Phablet” is. The difference between a large phone and a small tablet is that a small tablet will run (at least in theory) tablet optimized applications, whereas the large phone is stuck with phone apps. The question is how big is too big for a phone?
Last week we showed you ASUS’s P1801 All-in-One that also functions as a tablet and now it seems like Dell is following suit. At the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival Dell was showing an XPS 18. It is an 18-inch all-in-one PC that is also an 18-inch tablet. Twitter user @Techpsych said “The XPS 18 rocks!” and tweeted the below photo.
All-in-One PC’s are great, especially for people who just want a simple system that gets the job done. Normally all-in-one systems have a large screen with the rest of the system behind or below the screen The Transformer All-in-One P1801 is much the same, except you can remove the display completely and it will act as a very large and powerful tablet. I guess you would call the P1801 a covertible all-on-one!
You know for me I never saw the need for an Amazon Kindle. I get all kinds of gadgets to play with and I have two tablets already, which I rarely use. I ended up winning the Kindle Fire HD at a party at CES so I was pretty curious to see what all the buzz was about. I do actually read a lot, but I tried to make the switch over to reading on tablets and it just did not stick. I think the biggest thing was that I didn’t want to carry a large tablet around with me all of the time. The Kindle Fire HD being only 7-inches is the smallest tablet I have owned or really spent an extended period of time with. After taking it out of the package I said to myself, “wow this thing is small and who would want a tablet this size?” But after using it for a few weeks it seems to be the perfect device to read on. Of course there is much more you can do on the Kindle fire HD as well so let’s go ahead and get this review started!
Microsoft Corp. today announced that its Surface family of PCs is growing. Its newest model — Surface Windows 8 Pro — will be available for purchase on Feb. 9, 2013, in the United States and Canada at all Microsoft retail stores, microsoftstore.com, Staples and Best Buy in the U.S., as well as from a number of locations in Canada.
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