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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

Fuhu nabi DreamTab 8 – Y’know, for kids!

June 4, 2014 by Tom in Android Tablet, Other Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

The Hudsucker Proxy showed us something simpler that was, "y'know, for kids!" but Fuhu nabi has brought things up to the 21st century with the DreamTab 8, which features built-in Shrek action and Kung-Fu Panda parts. The 8-inch colourful tablet has some pretty grown-up specs - it runs on an NVIDIA Tegra 4 quad-core processor, has 2GB of RAM, an HD display and a digital pen. Why is it for kids, then? Well, this is made in collaboration with DreamWorks Animation, so the characters and tied into the operating system, and it comes loaded with some DreamWorks exclusive software. It's built into a colourful sturdy case to keep it safe and a 12-inch model is in the works. It comes with 16GB of storage and supports NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 and microSD expansion. If US$269 is too steep for jus

G’Day Vixtel Unity – the Australian 10.1-inch dual-boot tablet

May 14, 2014 by Tom in Android Tablet, Other Tablet with No Comments.

From Australia comes the dual-boot Vixtel Unity, a 10.1-inch tablet that runs Android and - nope, not Windows - Ubuntu Linux. It runs on a quad-core processor, has 2GB RAM and 64GB storage. It has WLAN, Bluetooth 4.0 and 3G connectivity and comes with a handy function-boosting dock that adds three USB ports, an HDMI port and an Ethernet port. It's a bulky looking thing but the dock and large screen could boost its image from tablet to notebook, especially if you plug a keyboard and mouse into those ample USB slots. There's also a 5MP camera - no price has been announced. Via tablet-news

US Navy e-reader has unfortunate name

May 8, 2014 by Tom in Other Tablet with No Comments.

The US Navy has produced an e-reader for its submarine crews - and called it the NeRD (Navy e-reader device). Doing nothing to help the cause of readers, the unfortunate naming recalls the Bill Hicks routine about him reading in a waffle house and being asked "What you readin' for?". The NeRD contains a library of 300 books that will never change (iPad- and Kindle-style removable storage and internet connectivity are banned for security reasons). Books include those by Tom Clancy and James Patterson, both of whom are popular among Navy readers, along with classics and lots of naval history. Submarines will get five devices to be shared among crew. So, what's in a name... does the naming of the NeRD matter? Let us know on the MP4Nation forum. Via gizmodo

First Firefox OS tablet appears – made by Chinese InFocus

May 6, 2014 by Tom in Other Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

Photos of the InFocus New Tab F1 - the first pictured tablet running Firefox OS - have appeared.  The tablet is produced in China at Foxconn and has a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800-pixel IPS display. It's powered by a quad-core processor backed up by a Power VR SGX544MP2 graphics processor and packs 2GB RAM, 16 GB storage and a microSD slot. The unboxing photos don't reveal too much but it's good to know they're rolling out. Via tablet-news

TQ InCover One 8.3-inch HD Bay Trail tablet targets pros

April 22, 2014 by Tom in Android Tablet, Other Tablet, Windows Tablet with No Comments.

With professionals in its sights, German company TQ has announced the InCover One, an 8.3-inch full HD Bay Trail tablet that supports Windows 8.1, Android 4.4 and Linux. It boasts a waterproof and dust proof housing, a removable battery and will bounce back from a 1.8 metre drop in the optional MIL case. The tablet runs on an Intel Atom quad-core Bay Trail-T CPU, has 2GB RAM, 64GB storage as standard (with 32GB and 128GB options also available) and support from WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, GLONASS and optional 3G and 4G connectivity. The cameras are 8MP (rear) and 2MP (front) and the ?SDXC card slot takes up to 2TB expansion. The battery runs for 10 hours and the processor options are Intel Atom Z3745 and Atom Z3746 Bay Trail chips.

Sony Digital Paper E Ink Tablet breaks the $1000 barrier

March 28, 2014 by Tom in Other Tablet, Sony with No Comments.

Sony's got its consumer market wrapped up with the PS4 for the time being, so for the professional market it's putting out a 13-inch tablet that uses its Digital Paper technology. The slate has a high-resolution, high-contrast display and a pen for notes. This will cost US$1100. The 13.3-inch, 1600 x 1200 E Ink Mobius display has 2.8GB of storage and microSD and WiFi support. Keeping it strictly pro, the quarter-inch-thick Digital Reader only supports viewing and editing PDF files and has no support for third-party apps. You gotta really love PDFs to go for this one. Via liliputing

Office for iPad this month? Windows 8.1 version still in the works

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

The rumour mill's buzzing with talk of a Microsoft press briefing scheduled for March 27th, where it's is believed the release of the long-awaited iPad version of Office will be announced. A few days after comes the BUILD 2014 conference, where we should see Windows 8.1 Update 1, some Windows 9 sneak peeks and a look at a working Windows Phone 8.1, among other things. Codenamed Miramar, Office for iPad could be with us soon, dredging up questions of when it'll be standard fare for native Metro-powered devices. Via tablet-news

Apple axe iPad 2 to make way for Retina Display fleet

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

Apple's entry-level tablet is now the fourth generation iPad with Retina Display. The last non-HD Apple tablet, the iPad 2, has bitten the dust. In its place is a tweaked version of the iPad that was pulled when the iPad air launched. The 'new' model has a 9.7-inch display, an A6X chip, 16GB storage and a 1080p, 5-megapixel iSight camera. It costs £239 (US$544) for the Wifi version and £429 (US$710) for the Wifi + Cellular model, with 4G support. Via pocket-lint

Read all about it…underwater: Pocketbook Aqua waterproof eReader

March 6, 2014 by Tom in Other Tablet with No Comments.

The old holiday mainstay of a book by the pool can be updated to an eBook in the pool, if that's your thing. Pocketbook Aqua is waterproof to IP57 standard, which means it can be under up to a metre of water for 30 minutes. (Conversely, waterproofing company WaterFi guarantee their work can go down a whopping 200 feet. While the main reason for using this would be to have an eReader that could take a splash or accidental spillage, that guarantee might put the clumsiest minds at rest - or please bookworm divers.) The Aqua eReader has a low-resolution E-ink screen, 4GB of storage, WiFi and is touchscreen. It runs Pocketbook's software on a 1GHz CPU with 256MB RAM. It will support Epub and PDF formats and will cost approx. US$150. Via the-digital-reader

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