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HP Slate 7 Beats special edition out end of September

September 19, 2014 by Tom in Android Tablet, HP, Tablet with No Comments.

It's been a long time coming but the HP Slate 7 Beats special edition is almost upon us, or almost upon Japan at least. Launching on September 26, the 7-inch tablet is a modified version of the HP Slate 7 Extreme and runs on an NVIDIA Tegra 4 quad-core processor. The Beats aspect makes this one for audio lovers, but there's plenty for the layman too. It has a 1280 x 800 pixel display, 1GB of RAM and 16GB storage. It runs Android 4.4 KitKat and comes with a NVIDIA DirectStylus for precision pointing. It supports microHDMI output, microSD expansion, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS. The battery is a 4100mAh model that promises nine hours use. Via liliputing

Apple date decided for iPad Air 2

September 18, 2014 by Tom in Apple, Other Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

iPhone 6? Done. iOS 8? Check. The next date for the Apple fanatic's diary is October 21st, which is reported to be the launch date of the iPad Air 2. The Daily Dot reports this'll be the date for the new skinny slate, along with a revamped iPad Mini. Via gizmodo

HDX is on Fire: New Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 revealed – boasts big boost in graphics department

September 18, 2014 by Tom in Tablet with No Comments.

The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 has had an overhaul. The new version is reported to have a 70% boost in graphics power and upgraded audio capabilities. The new HDX 8.9 retains its 2560 x 1600 pixel display but now runs on a Snapdragon 805 processor, which replaces the Snapdragon 800. The audio boost comes via Dolby Atmost, which promises volume twice that of the iPad Air. Storage options go up to 64GB and there's also a 4G LTE option. Via tablet-news

iFive MX2 Windows tablet with Full HD display

September 18, 2014 by Tom in Tablet, Windows Tablet with No Comments.

The upcoming iFive MX2 Windows 8.1 tablet will feature an 8-inch Full HD display. Fronted by 1,920 x 1,080 pixel screen, the MX2 runs on an Intel Z3735X processor and comes with 2GB of DDR3l RAM and 32GB storage. Further details are scarce, but it'll feature front and rear cameras and front-facing stereo speakers. More info as it comes in. Via tablet-news

NVIDIA Shield Tablet gets LTE upgrade

September 17, 2014 by Tom in Android Tablet, NVIDIA, Tablet with No Comments.

The excellent all-rounder and game-centric NVIDIA Shield tablet has received another boost: an LTE model has been announced. The new version is available for pre-order for $399 and also comes with twice the storage, upping the memory to 32GB. The Shield has wowed reviewers not only for its game performance but for its day-to-day tablet characteristics, no doubt due to the NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor. Via geeky-gadgets

Kids’ favourite Nikelodeon launches debut tablet

September 17, 2014 by Tom in Tablet with No Comments.

The classic after-school cable/satellite channel Nikelodeon Junior has has launched a tablet for children. Naturally it's heavy on current Nick content but people of a certain age might prefer a tablet that's all about Kenan & Kel, Sister Sister, Doug and Rocko's Modern Life. Ren and Stimpy, too; naturally. What this does has, however, is a 7-inch display, a dual-core 1GHz processor and 512 MB of RAM. They're obviously not expecting children to be running high-powered apps on this. It also has 4GB storage and an 8GB card for the microSD slot. It comes with 70 games and kid-proof internet access. The Nickelodeon tablet will be out at 129.90 euros. Via tablet-news

Colorfly i108 4G Windows tablet first look

September 13, 2014 by Tom in Tablet, Windows Tablet with No Comments.

The follow-up to the Colorfly i108W, the i08 4G, has been revealed. The Windows tablet's biggest selling point is the 4G LTE upgrade, and it will have a 10.1-inch display and run on a quad-core Intel processor. It will also feature 2GB of RAM and 32GB storage. Via tablet-news

6mm Dell Venue 8 7000 – the world’s thinnest tablet

September 11, 2014 by Tom in Android Tablet, Dell, Tablet with No Comments.

Launching in time for Christmas is the Dell Venue 8 7000 Android tablet, which promises to be the world's thinnest tablet at 6mm. The Venue 8 7000 will have an 8.4-inch OLED display with a 2,560 x 1,600 pixel resolution and will run on an Intel Atom Z3500 Moorefield processor with Intel RealSense, which combines with its 3D camera to allow gesture controls. The bevel seems as skinny as the slate, so this should be one to watch. Via tablet-news

E Fun Nextbook NX700QC16G Android tablet is just $79

September 10, 2014 by Tom in Android Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

The budget Android market continues to swell, this time with the help of the E Fun Nextbook NX700QC16G, which clocks in at just $79. The 7-inch tablet has a 1024 x 600 pixel display and runs on a quad-core MediaTek MT8127 processor clocked at 1.6GHz. The tablet also has 16GB storage, 1 GB of RAM, WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 support, and microHDMI expansion. Via tablet-news

Wood you buy a tablet made from trees? The Alpentab wooden Windows slate

September 7, 2014 by Tom in Tablet, Windows Tablet with No Comments.

Austrian company Alpen Electronics has made the Alpentab - a tablet cased in walnut and oak. For those who crave a natural finish to tablets, this is the answer. It's a 10-inch Windows tablet that runs on an Atom Z3000 processor (the next model with be Core i5). Check out the link below for a hands-on video from IFA Berlin. Via tablet-news

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