Archive for the ‘tablet’ Category

Boogie Board Writing Tablet Makes Paper Obsolete

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With all these new tablets coming out like mushrooms after rain, it’s hard to bring something new to the game. But the new Boogie Board manages just that.

The Boogie Board LCD Writing Tablet sets itself apart from the rest of the tablet pack through its capability of replacing the good old pen and paper. That’s right, with this eco-friendly gadget, you can say goodbye to carrying notepads and notebooks with you everywhere you go. With the included stylus ( or any other surface, including your fingers) you can write and draw whatever you like on the Boogie Board, and save it or delete it with the simple press of a button.

Unfortunately, the Boogie Board doesn’t do color yet, but black and white is good enough.

Nvidia Showcases Its Android Based Tablet

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The “plastic version of the Apple iPad” isn’t helping Nvidia’s tablet prototype very much, but its technical specifications make you forget all about design.

Nvidia’s Android-based tablet PC isn’t ugly, but the plastic case does feel abit cheap, compared to other tablets, already on the market. But the guys at Gizmodo, wo got the chance to test it, didn’t let themselves get distracted by design, and were amazed to find this gadget shines a lot broighter  on the inside.At the heart of this technological jewel, they discovered Nvidia’s Tegra 2, powered by a core ARM Cortex A9, a chip that’s a generation ahead of the iPad’s A4, 1 Gb of RAM, and two USB ports.

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Apple To Release Software Update to Fix iPad’s Wi-Fi Problems

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After Apple received complaints from its users about iPad’s WiFi connectivity, they released suggestions to fix the issue such as turning off dual band mode on the router, but it seems the problem still occurs.

Apple is now working on a software update which, they say, it’s going to fix the problem.

There are no details on when this software update will be released, but I guess it will be very soon considering that the iPad Wi-Fi and the iPad Wi-Fi + 3G sales are going up with every passing day.

Aigo’s New Range of Tablet PC’s

N700 tablet PC

The tablet PC industry is getting bigger with every passing day.  Now is Aigo’s turn to come up on the market with a new range of tablet PC’s, available in size from 4 to 7 inch screen.

The N700, which is the 7-inch screen tablet, comes with a Dual core Cortex A9 1Ghz processor, 512MB of DDR2 memory and built-in storage capacities from 4GB to 32GB. The display has a resolution of 800×480 pixels and it has multi touch capabilities.

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Ruggideized Military Tablet PC Can Take a Beating

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I know it doesn’t look like your beloved iPad, but unlike Apple’s tablet PC, the Ruggedized Military tablet can take a serious beating.

Long before tablet PCs became technological fashion accessories, AIS (American Industrial Systems) was making rugged tablets that could function in the harshest environments. Shocks, high temperatures, dust, water, you name it, the solid chassis of AIS tablet PCs can handle it.

The Ruggedized Military tablet PC features an aluminum-magnesium alloy body, sealed ports that are both waterproof and dustproof, 10.4″ touchscreen, integrated PCMCIA slot, built in Lithium-Ion battery and a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 CPU. Connectivity options include WI-FI, Bluetooth, GPS ans support for WWAn cards.

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Chinese iPad Clone Features Sliding Keyboard

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With the large number of iPad clones launched, or on their way, Chinese manufacturer, Shenzen, decided to come up with something that would make its tablet PC stand out.

This particular prototype looks a lot like the iPad, but hides something completely unexpected, a sliding keyboard, similar to that of the Nokia N97.  Shenzen’s little gimmick is virtually an iPad laptop, similar to what you’d get using the iPadDock.

Little else is known about this upcoming Shenzen tablet PC, other than that it will feature a 10 inch display, and will be powered by an Atom N450 processor. No word about the launch date, either, but knowing the Chinese, this baby will hit the shelves in record time.

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This One Is For Your Fans, Iron Man…And Dear iPad !

Iron Man iPad Decal

I know you all have an iPad or you’re going to buy one, but when it’s upside down on your desk I’m sure you realize its simple design. So here’s something that might change it a little.

The Iron Man iPad Decal is a cool item for you iPad which illustrates the main actor from the Iron Man movie in full color. The decal is made from a transparent material which features a waterproof high glossy protective film. The decal retails at Etsy for $14.99 but, if you’re a loyal fan of the Iron Man character, you should hurry because they seem to have very little left.

iDock XL Transforms Your iPhone into an iPad

iDock-XL-iPadCan’t afford to get even the cheapest iPad model, at $499? No worries,all you need is your trusty old iPhone, and the iDock XL.

Many have argued that the iPad is just a blown-up version  of the iPhone, so someone finally came up with an idea to change the multimedia phone into the desired tablet PC. That’s how the iDock XL was “born.”

Sure, it doesn’t look the part, and if your iPhone isn’t jailbroken, you’ll only be able to see video files, due to the restrictions put in place, by Apple. But if your iPhone is jailbroken, you practically have a slightly oversized version of the Apple iPad.

The iDock XL costs only $230, considerably cheaper than the iPad, but the fact that the display isn’t touchscreen (you have to use the iPad’s touchscreen),and the awkward look make the Apple iPad a much better choice.

Check the iDock in action, after the break.
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Meizu iPad Clone to Feature 12 Hours of Battery Life

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Meizu, a Chinese tech company that apparently specializes in Apple product cloning, has announced it’s preparing its very own iPad-like tablet PC.

Jack Wong, CEO of Meizu, has announced the Chinese company is preparing to launch the mBook, a tablet PC built on the concept of the Apple iPad. Meizu’s clone will feature a slightly smaller, 8.4-inch touchscreen display, HDMI, capability to play 1080p videos and an impressive 12 hour battery life.

The Meizu mBook will be fitted with a 1.5 Ghz processor, GPS, high quality music player capabilities, and will have pretty much all the features of the Apple iPad. Meizu has some experience when it comes to Apple clones, having previously released the m8 iPhone clone.

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iPadDock Turns Your iPad into a Laptop

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The iPad was designed to become the mother of all tablet PCs, but I bet not even Steve Jobs himself imagined it could make the laptop absolete.

But not by its own, mind you, but with the help of a device called the iPadDock. This innovative accessory is designed to turn your iPad into a touchscreen laptop. All you need is an Apple iPad, of course, and a Bluetooth keyboard. You can use iPadDock at school, as a business tool or simly as a hard-case to protect your iPad.

There are those that might say such a device is absolutely pointless, with the iPad beeing so responsive and all, but just like with touchsreen mobile phones, you sometimes feel the need for a hard keyboard. The iPadDock oficial site says pricing and availability will be announced shortly.

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Smaller Versions Of The Apple’s iPad By 2011

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Apple is going to release smaller version of the iPad by the beginning of 2011.

Or at least this is what the guys from Digi Times are claiming. According to Digi Times, the suppliers have already received requests for smaller parts that will be used to create a smaller iPad.

If this proves to be true, then we will see a smaller iPad by the beginning of 2011, with the size between the iPhone’s size and the iPads size. The price will have a smaller size too, probably lower than $400, so it is likely that the Apple’s iPad to become more popular among us.

Apple’s iPad Production Price Is Twice Lower Than The Selling Price

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Have you ever wondered how much actually does it cost to build an iPad?

Well, we know that a mid price Apple iPad retails for $599 and that a high-end 64 GB Apple tablet goes for $699. But what we didn’t know is that the mid price 32GB iPad contains components that cost $289, while the $699 version has components that cost $348.

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Ezy Tablet PC Similar to the iPad

Ezy Tablet

The Ezy Tablet PC is, of course, another tablet that is trying to bring down the iPad. It has a 10.2″ multitouch screen and sports an Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz processor helped by 2GB of RAM and a 250GB hard drive. Other features include Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity, 1.3 megapixel camera and comes with Windows 7 installed. The Ezy Tablet PC is available at Shopkami for $679.

Via ubergizmo

Panasonic Toughbook C1 Tablet – Another iPad Killer ?

Panasonic Toughbook C1 Tablet

When you hear someone saying “tablet”, probably you are not amazed anymore because 2010 seems to be the year of the tablet. Since Apple launched the iPad, a variety of tablets filled the shelves of every continent and now is Panasonic‘s turn to launch such a device, the Multitoush Toughbook C1 Tablet.

It is said to be the world’s lightest convertible tablet due to its small dimensions, measuring 1.2 – 1.7-inch in thickness and 3.2lbs weight. Under the water-resistant casing you will find an Intel Core i5 2.4Ghz processor, a 12.1″ multi-touch display that supports electronic stylus pen for handwriting recognition and a maximum resolution of 1280x800p, 2GB of DDR3 RAM ( expandable to 6GB ) , a 250GB shock-resistant HDD. The OS remains at your choice, Windows 7 or XP.

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Wacom Cintiq 21UX Includes Back Touchpads

Wacom Tablet

Wacom latest Cintiq tablet is the 21-inch Cintiq 21UX that has better pen performance and ergonomics.Wacom claims that the Grip Pen uses Tip Sensor technology which requires near-zero pressure to start painting. The tablet aslo has eight programmable keys on each side, 2048 levels of pressure and, the most interesting addition, two touch strips on the sides of the tablet, on the back of the bezel. The two touch strips work like mini-trackpads and can be used for various functions. Also, the screen can be positioned at any angle between 10 and 65 degrees.

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Toshiba Portege M780 Tablet PC officially announced

Toshiba Pertege M780 Tablet PC

Toshiba have unveiled the brand new Portege M780 Tablet PC which is a powerful laptop designed as a tablet. The Portege M780 has a 12.1-inch WXGA LED display with 1280×800 resolution and sports an Intel Core i7-620M processor running at 2.66GHz, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, integrated Intel HD graphics, 320 GB HDD.

The Portege M780 also features an Ultra SlimBay DVD-SuperMulti drive (+/-R double layer), a webcam, built-in microphone, Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity, standard stereo speakers. The six-cell battery lasts up to 5 hours and the whole thing weighs 4.63 lbs and comes with a titanium silver chassis.

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The iiView Vpad Available for $499

iiView Vpad

A Chinese company has launched its own tablet, the iiView Vpad, that looks pretty cool and the price is not bad at all, $499 a pop. But before running to order one, let’s take a look at its specs.

The iiView Vpad is powered by a modest Intel Atom N270 processor, 1GB of RAM, 160GB HDD and it is running under Windows 7 Starter.  The tablet doesn’t have a HD accelerator so you will have problems with video streaming. Even so, if you have more money to spend, you can choose the upgraded version which comes with 2GB of RAM and 360GB of HDD.

Via ubergizmo

ExoPC Slate Tablet looks like the iPad

ExoPC Slate Tablet

After we took part at the big event where Apple presented their latest innovation, the iPad, lots of tablets have already been announced for the near future.

The ExoPC Slate is a 8.9-inch tablet that is similar to the iPad on the exterior, but it sports something different under the hood : it’s powered by an Atom N270 processor at 1.6GHz, 2GB DDR2 RAM, a 32GB SSD with SD expansion and runs under Windows 7. The tablet allows you to do things that Apple‘s iPad can’t do, like multitasking.

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