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.
One of the largest companies at CES 2013, Samsung took the liberty to demo some of the hottest products coming to market and currently dominating the world of electronic sales. The ‘Series 7 Gamer’ took the award of ‘Best Laptop of CES 2012’ and this year Samsung showed us the follow up to that outstanding product with the Series 7 Chronos. Qualifying as an Ultrabook in every criteria except the processor, this desktop replacement laptop will physically amaze you, aesthetically and with its hardware. We also took the liberty to overview some of the more prominent products for which Samsung is known. Check out the video for more details.
We already covered what MSI was showing at CES in their motherboard and video card lines, but they also were showing full system solutions in laptops and tablets. MSI offers a wide variety of gaming laptops that will give you the performance you need while you are on the go. Many of these gaming laptops feature Killer Double Shot networking and SteelSeries backlit keyboards. The highlight for me was the Slidebook S20 convertible Ultrabook. It is essentially a tablet with a slide out keyboard, but will still allow you to be productive on the road. I looks like 2013 is going to be a good year for MSI!
Lenovo today announced the IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC, the world’s first “interpersonal PC,” a multi-user, multi-touch, multi-mode device for the home that allows users to turn their personal computing experience into a shared computing experience.
ASUS, a global leader in the new digital era, today announces VivoTab™, a thin and light tablet featuring Windows 8. With an MSRP starting from US$799, VivoTab™ has an 11.6” multi-touch HD display, Wacom® digitizer stylus and Intel® Atom™ dual-core processor for an excellent combination of performance and energy efficiency. Its optional Mobile Dock offers increased productivity too, thanks to its full keyboard and a built-in battery that gives up to 19 hours’ mobile use.
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