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Dual-boot? Get outta town! Teclast X80H budget tablet is a triple OS slate

The budget Teclast X80H tablet has taken the current triple-boot crown thanks to its ability to boot to Android, Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu. The 8-inch IPS tablet runs on an Intel Bay Trail-T processor clocked at 1.33GHz. It carries 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, supports WiFi and runs Android 4.4, Windows 8.1, and Ubuntu Lite with a mouse and keyboard. With these higher-end budget stats, it's a good deal at just $100. Via tablet-news

Chuwi rolls out latest dual-boot Android and Windows tablet, Chuwi Hi8

The Chuwi Hi8 is a neat little tablet that boasts the now almost expected from tablets coming out of China dual-boot Android KitKat and Windows 8.1 OS switch system. The 8-inch tablet has a 1920 x 1200 WUXGA IPS display and runs on an Intel Z3736F processor. On the memory front it holds its own with 2GB of RAM and 32GB storage - not too shabby for a sub-$120 tablet. It runs on a 4,000mAh battery, which'll give five hours use. The Hi8 is currently available to pre-order and will ship by the end of the month. Via gizchina

Cube i7 Remix OS Tablet launches at $160

May 23, 2015 by Tom in Android Tablet, Cube, Other Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

Following the Ubuntu version of the Cube i7, comes a version running the custom Remix OS - a modified operating system built from the framework of Android 4.4.4. It runs on an 11.6-inch IPS tablet with a resolution of 1920 x 1080-pixels. The tablet is powered by an Intel Z3735F quad-core processor and comes with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. It's powered by a big 8400mAh Li-Po battery and has a 5MP rear camera and a 2MP front-facer. The Cube i7 Remix launched this week at $160. Via geeky-gadgets

NEC Hybrid Standard is new 2-in-1 tablet/notebook

May 14, 2015 by Tom in Other Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

NEC is set to launch its new 2-in-1 tablet and notebook hybrid, the NEC Hybrid Standard, which has an 11.6-inch display and runs on an Intel Core M processor. Along with its detachable keyboard, the higher tier model also comes with a digital stylus. The display is 1920 x 1080 pixels and it comes with 4GB of RAM and 128GB storage. It supports 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0, and features a microSDXC card slot, micro HDMI out, a USB 3.0 port and an USB 2.0 port. Two models will be released - the cheaper of the two runs on an 800MHz Intel Core M-5Y10c processor and the more costly model runs on a 1.2GHz Core M-5Y71 chip. As it's Japan, the prices aren't as wallet-friendly as we'd hope - the starting price for the lower spec model is 154,800 yen (US $1,300). Via liliputing

Cube i6 Air is a dual-boot Android and Windows tablet

Cube has released a WiFi-only model of its i6 Air tablet, which in losing the 3G support cuts the price down to under US$150. The Cube i6 Air WiFi model has a 9.7-inch, 2048 x 1536 pixel display and runs on an Intel Atom Z3735F Bay Trail processor. On the memory front there's 2GB of RAM and 32GB storage, expandable via microSD. The dual boot options are built into the system, with an InsydeQ2S shortcut that shuts down the current OS and reboots to the other within a couple of minutes. The Air is now available to preorder in China for 899 Yuan (US$145). Via liliputing

Noteslate Shiro ePaper note tablet launching in Autumn

May 7, 2015 by Tom in Other Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

Noteslate has developed the Shiro ePaper tablet for E Ink note taking. The Noteslate is available to pre-order now and will ship in September at the earliest. Launching at $199, the first model will have a 6.8-inch, backlit 1080 x 1440-pixel E Ink Pearl display that supports 16 shades of grey. It comes with a pressure-sensitive pen, 16GB storage and microSD expansion. The Noteslate runs on the custom-made Noteslate OS. Battery life should be one of the biggest pulls thanks to the E Ink display and once this is out there's work a 13.1-inch model will be announced. Via liliputing  

Secure ‘Case’ bitcoin wallet to launch this summer

May 6, 2015 by Tom in Other Tablet with No Comments.

If you need another thin and flat digital device in your life, then the secure bitcoin wallet 'Case' will be out this summer. Built for ultra-security by Melanie Shapiro, Case will cost $199 and is the size of a credit card. Case will use three security keys that unlock the device, along with a fingerprint reader for another layer of security. Also inside is a miniature SIM card so it can be used worldwide and despite the high security, that's been kept behind the scenes so on the surface ease of use is the main draw. Via engadget

Apple iPad Pro rumors continue: adds Apple A9 processor, Force Touch and NFC

May 5, 2015 by Tom in Apple, Other Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

"Insiders" have revealed some more rumored specs for the Apple iPad Pro tablet. The slate, which is expected in the autumn, will apparently feature an Apple A9 chipset, which builds on the current Apple iPad Air 2 chip. Also onboard is expected NFC connectivity for Bluetooth pairing, Force Touch - Apple's haptic feedback control system - and a USB Type C connector. It'll be a large 12.9-inch tablet and will also apparently be open for a new type of keyboard. Elsewhere the iPad Air should be the basic blueprint, with an 8MP rear camera and an LTE option. Via tablet-news

Dual-OS Windows / Android Chuwi Vi10 tablet announced

April 23, 2015 by Tom in Android Tablet, Chuwi, Other Tablet, Tablet, Windows Tablet with No Comments.

By the end of the month Chuwi is set to release the Chuwi Vi10 tablet - an Intel-powered dual-OS Windows and Android tablet with a 10.6-inch display. The tablet will ship with Windows 8.1 and Google Android 4.4, with an Android 5.0 lollipop update to swiftly follow. It runs on an Intel Atom Z3736F processor and comes with 2GB RAM and 32GB storage, expandable by a further 128GB via microSD> Also onboard is an HDMI port, micro USB port and an 8,000mAh battery. Two purchase options will be available: the standalone tablet at 799 yuan (US $129) or 899 yuan ($145) with a leather keyboard case. Via liliputing

High-res Kobo Glo HD eReader out in May

April 13, 2015 by Tom in Other Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

The world of eReaders has been quiet of late but there is one significant release on the way: the Kobo Glo HD. The Kobo Glo HD eReader display follows the Kindle Voyage model but at $130, it shaves $70 off the price of the Amazon model. The Glo HD has a 6-inch, 1448 x 1072 pixel E Ink Carte touchscreen with 300 pixels per inch. Night-time reading is supported by the Kobo ComfortLight. Storage is capped at 4GB and it supports 15 file types, including EPUB. On May 1 it will be released in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. A European release will follow later that month or early June. Via liliputing

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