Posts Tagged ‘tablet’

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

Apple iPad

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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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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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

iPad teardown

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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Asus Eee PC T101MT Available For $499

Asus Eee PC T101MT

The Asus Eee PC T101MT is now shipping from Amazon and other retailers after about 14 months since Asus announced it. The convertible netbook-slash-tablet retails at Amazon for $499 and it comes with free shipping.

The Eee PC T101MT has a 10.1″ touchscreen display with 1024 x 600 resolution which can be rotated at 180 degrees and you can also fold it down over the keyboard, transforming it into a tablet. With a price similar to the Apple’s iPad, the netbook has a 1.66Ghz Intel Atom N450 processor, up to 3GB of RAM, 160GB HDD, 0.3MP camera, Bluetooth 2.1, WiFi connectivity, all of these running under Windows 7.

Via Liliputing

Diamond Encrusted iPad for “Just” $20,000

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Being top of the line. as far as technology is concerned, isn’t enough to guarantee succes in an increasingly crowded market, like that of the tablet PCs.

That’s why Mervis Diamond Importers is launching a diamond-encrusted version of Apple’s latest gadget, the iPad. The common version of the tablet isn’t even officially out yet, and we already have something even more special to look forward to. According to Mervis Diamond Importers, the world’s first diamond iPad “11.43 carats of diamonds, hand-set in a micro-pave styling. The diamonds are graded G/H in color and VS2/SI1 in clarity.”

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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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DigitalRise X9 Tablet PC – An iPad Killer from China

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With the launch of the Apple iPad and the upcoming release of the iSlate, tablet PCs are undoubtedly the gadgets of the moment. And Chinese company DigitalRise wants a piece of the pie.

DigitalRise X9 is a very promising tablet PC that, at least on paper, more than matches up to its far more popular competitors. It features a 10.2 inch multi-touch display, 3G, WIFI and Bluetooth connectivity, as well as GPS navigation technology.

DigitalRise’s taplet PC is powered by an Intel Atom 270 processor, it has a 945GS Chipset, 2 Gb of Ram and a 160 Gb HDD.  It’s important to say this configuration is superior to both that of the iPad and the iSlate.

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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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HP’s TouchSmart line-up has New “Members”

HP's New TouchSmart

HP‘s TouchSmart line-up contains now 3 new models with different screen sizes. The first one, the tm2, has a 12-inch multitouch screen and it is powered by a SU7300 1.3GHz ULV processor, 3GB DDR3 memory, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550 graphic card and it sells for $950.

The second one, the dv6t, has a 15.6-inch screen and features a 2.4GHz Core i5-520M processor, 3GB DDR3 RAM, 320 GB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce GT 320M graphic card and it will cost you $930.

The third new model from HP, the dv7t features the same system configuration as the other two but has a larger mutitouch screen of 17.3-inch and it will go on sale for $999.

Via gizmodo

Toshiba RX Washable Tablet PC

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Thanks to designer Geoffrey Cooper’s Toshiba RX tablet , nurses can finally say goodbye to those paper-written records.

Walking around the hospital with a clipboard and documenting cases can be a tough task and there’s even the risk of deteriorating the written records. But thanks to the Toshiba RX tablet pc, that needn’t be a problem anymore. The tablet allows medics to document and diagnose cases on the go, as well as communicate with each other more easily.

The Toshiba RX comes with a docking station and keyboard for doctors who enjoy desk work. The docking station acts as a charging system for the tablet pc, which features a removable and washable rubber casing. Now you don’t need to worry about infections.

More photos of the Toshiba RX tablet pc after the jump

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Lenovo Ideapad U1 Hybrid

As the CES isn’t too far from us, Lenovo has revealed their Ideapad U1 Hybrid. This impressive gadget works both as a notebook and tablet, and each one has its own OS and system specifications.

When in notebook mode, it is powerd by a Intel Core 2 Duo U4100 CULV CPU processor, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 120 GB SSD and runs under Windows 7 , while the tablet has a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon, 512MB DDR1 Ram, 16 GB Flash memory under a different operating system, called Skylight ( a custom LINUX OS ) . For graphics, the notebook uses an integrated video card while the tablet is using Snapdragon.

The Lenovo Ideapad U1 Hybrid which combines a notebook and a tablet can be achieved for $1000.

Via Technabob

Lenovo Ideapad U1 Hybrid

EasyNote Butterfly Touch Edition from Packard Bell

The EasyNote Butterfly Touch Edition from Packard Bell has been announced and it will be categorized as a tablet PC due to its 180-degrees rotation multi-touch screen.

The laptop features  11.6-inch display with a pretty good resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, 5-in-1 card reader, ultra-low-voltage processor from Intel(most probably Intel CULV), 8 hours battery life, full size keyboard, webcam, Wi-fi, up to 4 GB of RAM memory, GMA 4500MHD integrated graphic-board and a storage capacity of 640GB.

The EasyNote Butterfly Touch Edition will go on sale at the end of Feb 2010 at a price around E600.

EasyNote Butterfly Touch Edition