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Modbook Pro X turns a Macbook Pro into an OS X tablet

July 31, 2014 by Tom in Apple, Other Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

What to get the Mac fan who has everything? A Mac OS X tablet, we suppose. The Kickstarter project Modbook Pro X creates a fully-functioning OS X tablet but gutting a Macbook Pro and rearranging the pieces within a a shell that houses a 15.4-inch Retina display. The full guts of the tablet are those of a 15.4-inch Mac: it's powered by a 2.8GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, Intel Iris Pro Graphics with optional NVIDIA GeForce GT 750 GPU and up to 32GB of RAM. The touchscreen functions with a digitiser pen on the screen with 2048 pressure levels. There's also a stand option and keyboard option, which puts it back into a laptop-style state. Via geeky-gadgets

Epson Endeavor TV20S Windows tablet launches in Japan

July 30, 2014 by Tom in Tablet, Windows Tablet with No Comments.

Printer people Epson spread their tech wings in Japan with the release of the Epson Endeavor TV20S tablet - a Windows 8 tablet that runs on an Intel Celeron processor. The tablet has a 1280 x 800 pixel display, 2GB of RAM, 64GB storage, 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 support, as well as an optional Bluetooth keyboard. It runs on an Intel Celeron N2807 processor: a 4.3W dual-core chip that stretches to 2.16GHz burst speeds. It also has Intel HD graphics. It's out in Japan at around $420. Via liliputing

11.6-inch LG Tab Book 11TA740-GA50K tablet – Intel-powered with 4GB of RAM

July 29, 2014 by Tom in Android Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

The name of the newly announced LG laptop/tablet hybrid doesn't roll off the tongue - LG Tab Book 11TA740-GA50K - but it's got some interesting things going for it. The 11.6-inch Full HD slate aims again to bridge the gap between tablets and laptops by incorporating a built-in keyboard. The new Tab Book has an 11.6-inch Full HD IPS display and runs on a dual-core i5 4200U processor clocked at 1.6GHz (2.6GHz in turbo mode). It has a sizable 4GB of RAM, Intel HD Graphics 440, 128GB SSD storage, microSD expansion and Android 4.4.2 JellyBean. It weighs just over 1kg, has USB and HDMI ports and will be available in Korea sometime soon (price tba). Via tablet-news  

Teclast P89 3G octacore tablet works well at the beach

July 26, 2014 by Tom in Tablet, Teclast with No Comments.

The Teclast P89 tablet functions correctly on a beach - that's what these pictures must be illustrating, right? Braving the sun, sea and sand, the Teclast P89 is a 7.9-inch tablet with a 2048 x 1536 resolution retina display. It runs on an MediaTek MT8392 octacore processor clocked at 1.7GHz and supports WCDMA + GSM networks, 3G, and doubles as a phone. It also supports Bluetooth 4.0, has a 5000mAh battery that offers six hours of activity and is endorsed by bikinis.   Via imp3

Ramos i8 Pro and i10 Pro tablets hit stores in China

July 25, 2014 by Tom in Android Tablet, Ramos, Tablet, Windows Tablet with No Comments.

The Ramos i8 Pro and dual-boot i10 Pro tablets have made their way to the Jingdong Mall in China. The 8-inch i8 Pro runs Windows 8.1 on a Bay Trail Z3740 processor, comes with 32GB of storage and 2GB of RAM. The IPS display's 1280 x 800 pixel resolution and the tablet supports Bluetooth, WiFi, microSD expansion, and costs around $240. The larger i10 Pro tablet is a dual-boot Android and Windows 8.1 slate that has 32GB storage, 2GB of RAM, a 10.1-inch 1920 x 1200 display, a Bay Trail CPU a comes in a choice of five colours for $419. Via tablet-news

NVIDIA launches tablet & controller combo for gamers

July 24, 2014 by Tom in Android Tablet, NVIDIA, Tablet with No Comments.

Established graphics kings NVIDIA today launched the SHIELD tablet, which is built exclusively for gamers. It runs on the powerful NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor, which has 192 GPU cores. The SHIELD has an 8-inch, full HD display, front-facing speakers and a cover/kick stand combo to protection and good viewing angles. The SHIELD comes with a custom-built wireless controller, which promises precision and low latency, and the tablet supports up to four controllers at a time. The controller also comes has a headphone socket for voice chat, a built-in touchpad, volume control and voice command capability. The SHIELD also comes with a stylus, built on NVIDIA DirectStylus 2 technology, which enables the first GPU-accelerated 3D painting experience that allows pigment and paint mixin

KingSing launches $99 Windows tablet

July 23, 2014 by Tom in Tablet, Windows Tablet with No Comments.

Making full use of the lapsed licensing laws from Microsoft, KingSing is to release a $99 Windows tablet. The KingSing W8 has an 8-inch, 1200 x 800 display and runs on a quad-core Intel Baytrail processor clocked at 1.8GHz. It comes with 1GB of RAM, WiFi connectivity and HDMI output. Also onboard is a microSD port and a USB port. While these aren't mindblowing specs, they're pretty good for such a nice-price tablet. The W8 goes on sale later this month. Via gizchina

VIA toughens up with rugged Viega Android tablet

July 23, 2014 by Tom in Android Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

The next tablet from chip maker VIA is the rough'n'ready rugged 10.1-inch VIA Viega - an IP65 certified water- and dust-proof tablet made for the outdoor life or the factory floor. The vibration protection promises to keep it working after drops from six feet up and the shatter-resistant glass seals the deal. So, what are you protecting? A pretty standard tablet that runs on a 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core processor with Mali-400 GPU, 1GB of RAM, 16GB storage, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The 10.1-inch display is 1280 x 800 pixels, it has 2 micro USB ports, micro HDMI, 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, GPS and optional 3G connectivity. Battery life is at nine hours and VIA puts its money where its mouth is with a confident three year "longevity support". Via liliputing

Kensington KeyFolio Thin X3 iPad keyboard charges phones on the go

July 22, 2014 by Tom in Accessories, Tablet with No Comments.

So many tablet keyboards, so few distinguishing features. That's why when something novel pops up or with an extra function, it momentarily sticks its head above the competition. The Kensington KeyFolio Thin X3 keyboard for iPad also has a built in battery and micro USB slot for charging your phone while you get in some tablet time. Portable tablets are a nice idea but not too appealing as something extra to cart around. This kills two birds with one stone, so worth consideration. Strangely, as it's a iPad-specific product, the microUSB slot doesn't work so well for charging iPhones - meaning an adapter is needed for Apple purists. Android smartphones are fine though. The keyboard's out at US$99. Via pocket-lint

HP x Huawei in all but name for new HP Slate 8 Plus, Slate 10 Plus and HP 10 Plus Android tablets

July 22, 2014 by Tom in Android Tablet, HP, Tablet with No Comments.

HP will release three new Android tablets - the HP Slate 8 Plus, the Slate 10 Plus and HP 10 Plus models - which will be built by Chinese manufacturer Huawei but bear the HP branding. The 8-inch HP Slate 8 Plus is a born-again Huawei MediaPad M1, which features a 1280 x 800 pixel IPS display, a 1.6GHz Hisilicon Kirin 910 quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB storage and microSD expansion. The standard model has 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0. A 3G model will also be available. The 10.1-inch HP 10 Plus tablet has a larger 1920 x 1200 pixel IPS display, a quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB storage and a 770mAh battery. It runs Android 4.4 KitKat and has a 5MP rear camera and a 2MP front-facer. Finally, the HP Slate 10 Plus swaps in a HiSilicon quad-core

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