Items tagged with Tablet PC

Not long ago, we tested one of Samsung’s new Windows 8 tablets to take a close-up look at Intel’s Clover Trail Atom Z2760 SoC. Now that we’ve covered the chip driving the tablet, it’s time to take a look at the Samsung ATIV Smart PC 500T as a whole. The tablet runs about $650 by itself, which puts the price on par with a similarly-configured iPad. (Well, as similarly as it can be configured.) Throw in the optional keyboard and dock for another $100, and you’re still looking at a device that should be able to stand in for your laptop or PC in some situations, at an... Read more...
Not long ago, we tested one of Samsung’s new Windows 8 tablets to take a close-up look at Intel’s Clover Trail Atom Z2760 SoC. Now that we’ve covered the chip driving the tablet, it’s time to take a look at the Samsung ATIV Smart PC 500T as a whole. The tablet runs about $650 by itself, which puts the price on par with a similarly-configured iPad. (Well, as similarly as it can be configured.) Throw in the optional keyboard and dock for another $100, and you’re still looking at a device that should be able to stand in for your laptop or PC in some situations, at an... Read more...
There are plenty of tablet options on the market, and plenty more coming. Part of that "coming" crowd is a company called Kno, which is designing tablets primarily for use in the education sector. Their tablets have largely been seen as too big to be used by regular consumers hoping to accomplish regular consumer tablet tasks, but a large screen (or two, in the case of their dual-screen model) is perfect for showing off graphs and other textbook items. The company has been trickling information on these out for some time now, but the most vital point has yet to be disclosed. Until today. Kno will... Read more...
IN Media plans to enter the tablet market with a new Tablet PC that will run Android 2.1. Although we don't know a lot about the device at this point, we do know that it will offer Wi-Fi 802.11b/g and Bluetooth EDR 2.1 wireless capabilities. It will also come in 7-inch and 10-inch models and feature a forward facing camera as well as a HDMI interface. IN Media Announces Revolutionary Tablet PC -- Tablet PC Allows Integration of All Applications and Content in Simple Touch Screen Format IN Media announces revolutionary Tablet PC using Android 2.1 OS with both Wi-Fi 802.11b/g and Bluetooth EDR 2.1... Read more...
Another tablet PC? You bet! It'll be a tough time for these lesser-name companies to compete with Apple's iPad and Samsung's Galaxy Tab, but if there's any way they can, it'll be on price. The eLocity A7 probably isn't on your radar, but it may be after we tell you that it's on sale now for just $369.99, which is far less than most others on the market currently. The A7 is a 7" tablet that runs Android 2.2 and is powered by an NVIDIA Tegra 2 chipset. The company claims that this slate is tailor made for gaming, and it also has a microSD card slot, an HDMI output and support for 1080p video playback.... Read more...
With the announcement of a new dual-core processor that is designed to be used in tablet PCs, netbooks, and smartphones, Samsung is giving us a glimpse at what may be coming in 2011. The new processor, codenamed Orion, contains a pair of 1GHz ARM Cortex A9 cores. This processor will be able to handle 1080p video playback and recording at 30 frames per second. In addition, devices that use the processor such as a smartphone will be able to support two displays while also driving a third external display such as a TV or monitor via an HDMI port. Samsung is also touting Orion's graphics capabilities:... Read more...
Here's a real shocker: 3D is taking over another product category. With cinemas, televisions and even PC gaming already caught up in the 3D hype, Rockchip is now demonstrating a prototype tablet that does 3D as well. The interesting twist is that, much like the forthcoming Nintendo 3DS, the Supernova X1 3D doesn't require any 3D glasses. It's the first actual tablet with 3D support, but the good news is that the 3D effect can be turned off on command. It will probably have to be looked at from a direct angle in order to see the 3D effect, but we're assuming that may be tweaked for multiple views... Read more...
Ever since the launch of the iPad, companies from all areas  of the market have been scrambling to create something competitive in order to catch the latest wave of ultra-portable computing. Tablet PCs have been around for years, but the newer breed of slim, useful tablets with multimedia capabilities are demanding attention. Up until now, all we have heard from almost all contenders is their intentions; Microsoft has said they are dead-set on bringing Windows 7 to a number of devices, but that's easy for them to say. They don't have to work out the hardware details. The biggest question on... Read more...
For those who keep denying that 2010 is the year of the tablet, here's yet another trusted report saying otherwise. It's hard to tell if this fad will last at all, but right now, nearly everyone is focused on removing Apple from atop their pedestal. The iPad has been a huge hit worldwide, and now even Motorola is poised to join the bandwagon. The same company who just recently turned their mobile aspirations around with the DROID is reportedly in talks with Verizon to jointly announce a 10" tablet that would rival the iPad and other Microsoft-based tablets. The 10" tablet, which doesn't yet have... Read more...
Does the world have room for another tablet PC? Considering that there are only a few of these new slates in the market, led of course by Apple's iPad, we suspect the answer is "yes" for now. But by this time next year, we may all be singing a different tune. Microsoft has already revealed that they are "hardcore" about tablets, and plan to have a variety of options for consumers just as soon as possible. But Windows 7 still doesn't seem primed for tablet PC use, though many smaller companies are already using one particular lightweight OS in order to get their slates to market faster: Android.... Read more...
It should really come as no huge surprise, but Microsoft isn't just waiting around for Apple to rule the tablet PC market all by their lonesome. The company has been somewhat slow in responding to the iPad, which has sold over 3 million units to date and has clearly struck a nerve with consumers. In recent days, company CEO Steve Ballmer has made clear that Microsoft is on the front lines of attack, working hard behind the scenes in order to produce tablets that will not only rival the iPad, but be true competitors in terms of functionality. He recently stated that Windows-based tablets will be... Read more...
Here's something that shouldn't really come as a surprise: tablet PC shipments are on the rise, and if reports are accurate, they'll continue to rise. The Consumer Electronics Association is watching the rise of tablet PCs closely. This year, they're likely to be one of the most purchased devices out, particularly by consumers who already own other devices. The tablet PC isn't new to the industry, but the iPad has created a new whirlwind of interest that should lead to high sales throughout the year. We already know that the industry as a whole is on pace to break a lot of records when it comes... Read more...
Apple claims that their iPad is highly portable. That it can be taken anywhere and used anywhere. But it's not nearly as portable as the iPod touch or iPhone, two devices that easily fit into a pocket. But there's now a way that your iPad really can be just as portable as the iPod touch, if only you're okay with buying a new shirt. That's right, a new t-shirt. Syte Shirt is a new start-up company that's offering one of the strangest products to surface this year in the consumer electronics realm. The self-titled tee is an iPad holder at heart, but doubles as a standard t-shirt that's needed for... Read more...
And with that, the mystery is solved. Well, at least we think the mystery is solved. This story goes a long way back, all the way to CES 2010. At that show, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer came out onto a stage with an HP-branded tablet PC, which was simply called the "HP Slate" at the time. But then, no one saw or heard from it again. As the months passed, the iPad soared in popularity and just about every other computer maker announced a slate or two, HP remained quiet. And then HP purchased Palm. People immediately began to suspect that the HP Slate was being delayed in order to get WebOS (Palm's... Read more...
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