Items tagged with Tablet PC

It's a Tablet PC kind of year in 2010, and as if the iPad's launch wasn't any indication that these things are gaining steam, the onslaught of alternatives from relative no-names should cement the fact in your brain. Just about everyone seems to be coming out with their own tablet these days, and even a company called Highton is getting in on the action. Surfacing over at eCrater, this 10" tablet PC is slightly larger than the iPad yet slightly smaller than the JooJoo, and it boasts some rather unusual specifications. In fact, this feels more like a netbook than many other tablets out there, but of course, without a keyboard and with a touch panel to navigate. Specifications include a 1.6GHz... Read more...
We've had the opportunity to review a few tablet / netbook combinations here at HotHardware (the Eee PC T91 from Asus immediately comes to mind), but in the 10+ years of covering computing technology, there has yet to be a tablet as polarizing, alluring, and promising as iPad. And after all of these years, who would've thought that it would be Apple leading the tablet charge of 2010? Early last decade, somewhere around 2003 or 2004, there was a huge push for tablet PCs to make it big. That's a long time ago, for sure, but we recall it feeling a little bit like the netbook push of 2008. Companies were hailing their tablets as "all new machines," with new form factors that would "redefine" the... Read more...
We've had the opportunity to review a few tablet / netbook combinations here at HotHardware (the Eee PC T91 from Asus immediately comes to mind), but in the 10+ years of covering computing technology, there has yet to be a tablet as polarizing, alluring, and promising as iPad. And after all of these years, who would've thought that it would be Apple leading the tablet charge of 2010? Early last decade, somewhere around 2003 or 2004, there was a huge push for tablet PCs to make it big. That's a long time ago, for sure, but we recall it feeling a little bit like the netbook push of 2008. Companies were hailing their tablets as "all new machines," with new form factors that would... Read more...
The iPad is certainly the hottest device to physically ship in 2010 so far, and of course, it has people asking lots of questions. Lots and lots of questions. But one question that doesn't get asked much by the average consumer is how much it costs Apple to build an iPad, but that's why iSuppli is around. This research company is famous for breaking down bills of materials in order to come up with a raw material total for any given product, and the company has been hard at work breaking down the individual parts list in order to create a total cost for the first-ever Apple tablet. Apple was fairly pleased with being able to offer the iPad at $499, and by and large, many seem to agree that $499... Read more...
Much like Donkey Kong, "it's on." The tablet wars are now fully in effect, and with Apple laying down the first blow, HP has followed up just a few days later with a gorgeous teaser video that makes it difficult to wait. As we all know by know, the multi-touch tablet will have a lot of things the iPad doesn't: a USB port, Flash support and a camera, for starters. It won't have the App Store nor will have Apple's unique user interface, and despite their best efforts, we sort of doubt that HP will be able to get people lined up 3 days in advance at the local Best Buy for an HP Slate. That said, HP is making a case that their Slate could very well be the Apple iPad killer. There are still a lot... Read more...
Wow Apple, you've done it again. And by that, we mean "sold an awful lot of things to an awful lot of people." Even with launching during a holiday weekend, Apple somehow managed to sell over 300,000 iPads on the first day in the United States. That's a lot of devices, and even the original iPhone didn't have as many buyers on the first day. But honestly, it's not Apple that we're most excited about here. But we'll still focus on them for a second: the 300,000 number includes deliveries of pre-ordered iPads to customers, deliveries to channel partners and sales at Apple Retail Stores. According to CEO Steve Jobs: "It feels great to have the iPad launched into the world -- it's going to be a game... Read more...
If there was any question on just how popular the tablet PC world would become this year, take a look at the hype surrounding the iPad launch. And then take a look at Asus, who firmly believes they can challenge Apple in this arena. It makes sense when you think that it's Apple who is entering PC territory here, and just as Asus toppled the netbook market, they're clearly hoping to do the same in the tablet market. Jonney Shih, chairman of Asus, recently admitted that the company is planning to reveal not one, but two iPad rival machines within the next couple of months, likely at Computex in June. In a recent interview with Forbes, Shih revealed the following: "Netbooks are the best combination... Read more...
Tablet PCs may be all the rage right now, but there's still the question of how many people actually want to use a keyboard-less slate. We're guessing that the novelty may wear off, and that most folks will end up yearning for an actual keyboard to bang on. For that reason, we think there is a lot of attractiveness in something like the 10.1" Eee PC T101MT, which acts like a tablet if you'd like, but flips around and becomes a netbook when you need a full gamut of keys. The machine was introduced a couple of months ago, but it has since been lost under the iPad and Tegra 2 news that has been seeping from every corner. Asus has equipped this with a 1024x600 panel (multi-touch), Windows 7 Home... Read more...
Fusion Garage hasn't had the easiest time getting their JooJoo tablet out of the door, but no one ever said it was easy being a startup. The company whose tablet used to be known as the CrunchPad is finally shipping out, but only to customers who pre-ordered one from the beginning. We heard that units would begin shipping last month, but that date obviously slipped; still, it's pretty impressive to think that the JooJoo is shipping out before the iPad. Pre-ordered units are leaving Asia now, and they should be distributed in America soon. If you have forgotten, the unit includes a 7" touch panel, Flash 10.1 support, a rechargeable battery and a $499 price tag. If you'd rather spend your dollars... Read more...
OpenPeak's OpenTablet make a debut last month, but it was quickly forgotten in the wake of Apple's iPad launching and a number of other major competitors hitting the scene as well. There's no reminder like a reminder that involves one of the major for U.S. cell operators, though, and that's exactly what's being announced this week. AT&T and OpenPeak have chosen to collaborate and add 3G WWAN services to the ultra-sleek OpenTablet, a touch-screen tablet that will be based on Intel's Moorestown platform. It will also have 802.11n/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth connectivity, and access to the OpenPeak Device Management Services/OpenPeak App Shop. The company is included a lot of extras here that aren't... Read more...
It's a tablet-eat-tablet world out there, and with Apple's iPad starting a trend that isn't likely to die throughout 2010, you can imagine that all sorts of lesser-known contenders will be popping up with tablets and slates of their own in order to strike while the iron is hot. Today, Neofonie is introducing the WePad, a German-made unit that promises "fast Internet connectivity, a complete world of ready-to-use applications and easy access to books and photos, as well as magazines and newspapers from various publishers via the WeMagazine ePublishing Eco System." At its heart, this is a fairly robust machine with an 11.6" display (1366x768), a rather quick 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 processor, a... Read more...
Today's the day. And yes, by that we mean it's Friday. But also, Apple has a tempting offer for those wanting to jump on the (second) tablet PC bandwagon, as the iPad has just gone up for pre-order. Apple will arguably be first to market with one of these next-generation tablet PCs, and while we are not yet told whether a Tegra (or Tegra 2) chip is within, we do know that the custom build 1GHz Apple A4 CPU is capable of packing quite the punch. The iPad isn't supposed to ship to U.S. customers until April 3rd, but Apple is enabling those who are ready to buy one sight-unseen to plop down their money early in hopes of snagging a first run unit. We've always been a little wary about buying a product... Read more...
Apple helped us all get over everything we had just seen at CES by introducing an all new product in their notoriously tight product line, but few details were available at the event for consumers who were ready to buy now. We broke down the pros and cons of the iPad, which is the first major tablet PC to garner mainstream attention in the new decade, and now Apple is ready to break down some numbers themselves. According to a new press release from the California-based company, the iPad will be available in the United States starting on Saturday, April 3rd. That's only for the Wi-Fi models though; the 3G (AT&T) + Wi-Fi models will not ship until "late April." We're actually kind of perplexed... Read more...
We're now in the second full month after CES, which means that PC companies are finally free to start really introducing bang-up products once again. As the Spring swings in and consumer dollars begin to flow, Hewlett-Packard is hoping to take advantage of the yearning for a new notebook. We assume as much, otherwise we have not a clue why they would introduce three new additions to the mobile portfolio.Starting first is the HP EliteBook 2740p, described as an ultra-thin, multitouch-enabled convertible tablet that provides an interactive experience for businesses in health care, education, sales and more. HP designed this unit to have the reliability of an HP business notebook PC with the flexibility... Read more...
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