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Exciting new family of tablets revealed at CES 2011 by ASUS

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The tablet war starts to heat up as ASUS announced last night not one, not two, but four new tablets, which run either Windows 7 Home Premium or Android Honeycomb with a custom user interface. The devices in question are the ASUS Eee Pad Slider, the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer and the ASUS Eee Pad MeMO and the ASUS Eee Slate EP121.

New tablets launched by ASUS

Right off the bat the devices support full HD video playback, full Adobe Flash support and decent connectivity options.
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AMD Fusion-powered HP Pavilion dm1 makes its way to the market, Fusion and Radeon 6000M chips ready to enter mass production

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The 11.6-inch HP Pavilion dm1 is one of the first netbooks to use the AMD Fusion technology. Thanks to AMD’s powerful and yet tiny and energy-efficient APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) the dm1 is capable as much as a standard notebook.

The dm1 supports up to 8GB RAM and 320GB HDD, while its processor runs at 1.6GHz. It can handle 1080p video content and DirectX 11 graphics, but it’s also quite sparing on the battery.

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Tablet-ready Opera browser coming up, Galaxy Tab gets a taste

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Right now we have Opera Mini, that’s mostly meant for devices with small screens and low processing power and Opera Mobile for the more capable smartphones. And pretty soon we’d be enjoying a new version of the popular mobile browser, designed with tablets in mind.

With the slates popularity skyrocketing, it’s no wonder Opera wants to be a part of that market too. Тhe good thing is they are doing so with a completely new app rather than just upsizing one of their old ones. Read more »

Samsung finishes the development of the world’s first DDR4 DRAM

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Although DDR4 DRAM is not expected to be in anyone’s computer system until the beginning of 2012, Samsung is already done developing it. The new DDR4 modules will not only be faster than their DDR3 predecessor, but they are going to run using less power as well.

Samsung DDR4 DRAM module

In order to accomplish the lower power consumption of the modules, Samsung is using the 30nm-class process technology.

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LG and Toshiba confirm tablet announcements for CES

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It’s going to be hot on the tablet front at this year’s CES as another two major players confirmed they will be officially introducing Android slates at the show. Toshiba has just showcased the 10-inch Tegra 2-powered follow up to the Folio 100, while LG might be bringing not one but two Honeycomb devices.

The Koreans went on record, confirming their 8.9” tablet, which should run Android 3.0, but rumor has it that they might also give us a glimpse of another unit with a larger 10-inch screen. Read more »

Intel starts 2011 with a bang: 29 new Sandy Bridge CPUs are here

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Intel used the first workday of 2011 to announce a fresh lineup of Core processors. The second generation of i3, i5 and i7 chips uses the Sandy Bridge architecture and so far includes no less than 29 CPUs.

All the new Intel processors are based on 32nm manufacturing process and boast improved performance plus better power efficiency. And it’s not just the reduced-size instructions that lead to it – according to Intel it’s also due to the L3 cache, which is now shared between all cores. Read more »

Windows 7 and Mac OS X step on the Ch-48 Chrome netbook

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It is possible to install a different OS on the Chrome netbook after all. Of course, it’s not something easy and you will need to do some hard work, but in the end you can enjoy some Windows 7 or Mac OS X love on your Cr-48.

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The Motorola Honeycomb tablet will go by Droid Xoom

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Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past few months you probably know that Motorola will be the manufacturer of the first Honeycomb-running tablet, that will see its official announcement next week at CES. What none of us knew so far was the name of the device, but now we’ve got that covered too.

The 10-inch Android slate will be called Motorola Droid Xoom, according to Droid-Life sources, close to the American company. Read more »

Dell Streak 7 ad script leaks early, shows all the newsworthy features

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Someone got their hands on the script for a Dell Streak 7 commercial. The planned ad is one long list of features of the Dell’s yet unannouned 7-inch tablet and stars the Android mascot…

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Tablet-ready Android Honeycomb coming in March 2011

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The first tablets based on the rumored Android 3.0 a.k.a. Honeycomb are expected to see daylight for the first time at the CES 2011. However, rumor is the first Honeycomb-powered devices won’t hit the market until March next year.

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Motorola teases with its Android tablet on video, set to reveal more at CES 2011?

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Now here’s an interesting video in which Motorola is teasing us with its upcoming Android-based tablet. The device is going to run the next iteration of Android, codenamed Honeycomb.

Motorola Honeycomb tablet

The thing is we’ve already seen an unannounced Motorola tablet in a pretty close encounter and we’ve also seen it waltzing on stage, so we don’t think Motorola has a enough left to surprise us, but who knows. Read more »

US Cellular offers Samsung Galaxy Tab for $200 with 5GB data plan

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It’s that time of the year, when the good deals just keep coming. US Cellular offers the 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab for just $200 on two-year contract. The price includes a $100 mail-in rebate.

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Google sends a bunch of Nexus S in the space, they all live to tell us about

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Seven Styrofoam beer coolers stuffed with Google’s latest Nexus S and a wide-angle sport camera were lifted up at the amazing altitude of 32 000 meters attached to some huge weather balloons. All of the coolers returned successfully to Earth and were picked by the Google team, so don’t expect a Nexus S landing on your balcony any time soon.

The purpose of this was to test all the device sensors and its performance under different environments such as the freezing near-vacuum conditions on the edge of space. And also, I guess, create a nice viral ad for the Nexus S. Read more »

Motorola 10-inch Honeycomb tablet leaks again, confirms a front-facing camera and Verizon allegiance

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At this rate there won’t be much left for Motorola to announce when they eventually get round to unveiling their new tablet. The latest batch of leaked photos confirms that the Android Honeycomb-running slate will pack a front-facing camera and will be headed to Verizon.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab Luxury Edition unveiled at the Millionaire Fair, priced at 749 euro

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After CrystalRoc, it’s Samsung’s turn to release a limited edition of its Galaxy Tab. Well, meet the Samsung Galaxy Tab Luxury Edition which has been introduced at the Millionaire Fair in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. This time you won’t find any Swarovski crystals on the Galaxy Tab shell or elsewhere.

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