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LINX Vision 8 gaming tablet with Xbox controls is unmistakably for gaming

November 27, 2015 by Tom in Tablet, Windows Tablet with No Comments.

  Look at those controls! The LINX Vision 8 gaming tablet doesn't hide its purpose - the tagged-on controls on either side of the tablet wear its functions proudly.   While this sadly isn't the return of the Atari Lynx, it is still a good-spec gaming tablet at a nice price.     The Windows 10 tablet offers "full Xbox controls" and runs on an Intel Atom Z3735E quad-core processor clocked at 1.83GHz and backed by 2GB of RAM and 32GB storage.   The display is an 8-inch LCD screen at 1280 x 800 pixels and it supports WiFi 802.11 b.g.n, Bluetooth 4.0 and micro HDMI out.   The memory can be expanded via microSD and it has stereo speakers for headphones-free gaming.   The rear camera is fine at 8MP, while the 2MP front-f

Slim, fast and powerful – the Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 is here!

November 25, 2015 by Tom in Android Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

  Xiaomi has finally officially announced the stats for the upcoming Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 tablet.   Releasing first as an Android tablet (with a Windows 10 model to follow), the Mi Pad 2 has a 7.9-inch display, is 6.95mm thick and weighs 322g.     The tablet runs on an Intel X5-Z8500 processor clocked at 1.44GHz  / 2.24GHz burst, and carries Intel HD graphics with 2GB of RAM.   Two models are available - 16GB and 64GB, and the rear camera is a good-for-a-tablet 8MP, while the front-facer is 5MP.   The display resolution is an impressive 2048 x 1536 pixels and the tablet supports the new USB Type-C port.   It all runs on a 6190mAh battery, which gives, apparently, 648 hours standby time, 100 hours of music playback or

Tough enough: Handheld Algiz RT7 rugged Android tablet announced

November 23, 2015 by Tom in Android Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

  Next up in the battle of the bulky bruisers of the tablet world is the Algiz RT7 from Handheld: a 7-inch Android tablet from Sweden.   The tablet has a 7-inch TFT LCD display at 1024 x 600 pixels.   It runs Android 5.1.1 on a quad-core Snapdragon processor with 1GB of RAM and 16GB storage.   Rubber bumbers protect the casing and it is IP65 and MIL STD 810G certified, so it’s good for a 4-foot drop on concrete and works at up to 15,000ft.   As with all the rugged slates, it’s a bulky beast at 24mm thick. It weighs 650g and runs on a 6,000mAh battery. The rear cam is 8MP while the front-facer is a pretty standard 2MP cam, and it supports WiFi, 4G LTE and VGA.   The RT7 will launch at $1149 and has an optional extra b

Xiaomi teases Mi Pad 2 tablet four days ahead of big announcement

November 21, 2015 by Tom in Tablet with No Comments.

  Xiaomi has put out an image of a thin device ahead of its big announcement day, November 24.   The image is thought to depict the corner of the hotly anticipated Redmi Note 2 Pro tablet.   The tablet has been the source of much speculation of the past few months, with it expected to run on an Intel chipset with 2GB of RAM and 16GB storage.   The screen is down as a 7.9-incher with a high 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution.   Via tablet-news

NVIDIA reveals the Shield mach ii – the Shield K1 gaming tablet

November 18, 2015 by Tom in Android Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

  Graphics gods NVIDIA paved the gaming tablet path with their Shield tablet, which went beyond its calling by being a great all-rounder. Next up is the Shield K1 tablet, which has an attractive price tag and similar strong stats.   The 8-inch tablet has a Full HD, 1920 x 1080 pixel display and and runs on a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor with 2GB of RAM and 16GB storage (expandable via micro SD).   Both cameras are 5MP and it has front-facing stereo speakers for when headphones get too much or watching videos.   It runs Android 5.1 Lollipop but will be updated to Marshmallow upon release.   While it has an attractive $199 price tag, this is shipping bare bones, with the controller, case, stylus and charger all sold separately.

Chuwi eBook dual-boot tablet supports pressure-sensitive stylus

November 17, 2015 by Tom in Android Tablet, Chuwi, Other Tablet, Tablet, Windows Tablet with No Comments.

The new Chuwi eBook dual boot Android and Windows tablet ships with a stylus designed to work with its pressure-sensitive display that apparently supports 1024 levels of pressure. The tablet is a 10.1-inch slate with a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution. It runs on an Intel Atom Z3736F processor with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.   Maybe to accommodate the extra tech or just to keep the designing going, it runs on am 8,000mAh battery.   The rear camera is a 5MP OmniVision unit and on the front is a 2MP regular cam.   The downside is it dual boots to either Android 4.4 or Windows 8, both old versions. [gallery link="file"] Via gizchina

Apple iPad Tstand – for Netflix watchers and recipe readers

November 16, 2015 by Tom in Other Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

The Tstand for iPad is a neat stand for Apple’s tablet, which puts it up and in the perfect position for watching shows, reading recipes while cooking, following instructional videos and more.   Originally a Kickstarter project, the Tstand is now a proper thing. It uses a foldable clamshell design that adjusts to users’ optimal viewing angles and will alleviate achy arms and cricked necks.   The Tstand is out now and costs US$37. Via tablet-news

Geekbench listing reveals new Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 spec info

November 14, 2015 by Tom in Android Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

  Uncovered in the Geekbench database, listings reveal that the Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 tablet will run on an Intel Atom X5-Z8500 processor.     The X5-Z8500 is a quad-core, 64 bit chip clocked at 2.24GHz.   It will be backed up by 2GB of RAM and runs Android 5.1 with Xiaomi’s custom MIUI interface.   Release dates are TBA but we’re a little closer to learning about Xiaomi’s next big hope.   Via tablet-news

Cube i7 Stylus is a powerful and affordable Windows 10 tablet with top-notch Wacom compatibility

November 11, 2015 by Tom in Cube, Tablet, Windows Tablet with No Comments.

  Kings of stylus tablets, Wacom have teamed up with Cube for a new affordable Windows 10 tablet that packs in great specs and top tech.   The 10.6-inch tablet runs on an Intel Core M processor with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, so it should be a worthy slate for designers’ consideration.   It supports a Wacom stylus and the PLS, Full HD display has 10 point multitouch.   The camera is 5MP and joined by a 2MP front-facer. IT runs on a 4,500mAh, 2 cell battery and is relatively portable at 690g.   Best of all it’s at a reasonable price, costing around $330 – with optional extras: stylus ($32) and the keyboard ($52).   Via tablet-news

Apple iPad Pro – yours to order November 11, in your hands by the weekend

November 10, 2015 by Tom in Apple, Other Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

  Apple's biggest tablet, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, will be released November 11 - not just in the US but in 50 countries globally, across the regions of Europe, Asia and Canada.     Available first online, they will ship a couple of days after, so most early buyers should have one to play with at the weekend.   With such a large tablet, this will be one to watch to see how the adoring public reacts to Apple's big gamble.   Given the number of devotees Apple has, it's likely to be a successful launch but time will tell if the secondary buyers will be down with the extra bulk.   The basic 32GB WiFi model costs $799, while the 128GB model, complete with WiFi and data options, costs a massive $1,079.   Optional extras

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