Samsung unveiled the Sliding PC 7 Series – a 10.1” Windows 7 tablet/slider. It can be used comfortably as a tablet, but in fact the whole thing is one big slider. It’s an interesting take on the netbook form factor and it’s powered by Intel’s latest Atom platform (Oak Trail) aimed specifically at mobile computers and tablets.
Motorola Mobility has pulled yet another ace from its sleeve – the Motorola XOOM 10.1” tablet has a dual-core Tegra 2 at its heart and Android 3.0 Honeycomb in its mind. Like the Atrix phone, the Motorola XOOM is all about accessorizing – like, say, a wireless keyboard, or maybe a dock or two…
The 10” Acer ICONIA Tab A500 tablet is flexing its Tegra 2 infused muscles at the CES 2011 booths. The Android-running tabled sports LTE connectivity courtesy of Verizon for high speed Internet access on the go…
Vizio, a company known mainly in the US for the affordable HDTVs they make, announced earlier today at CES 2011 they are going to release a whole “ecosystem” called Via Plus. As part of it Vizio are going to release the Vizio Via Phone, the Vizio Via Tablet and special Vizio HDTVs.
The idea behind the “Via Plus Ecosystem” is to allow seamless and unified control between the Vizio tablet, phone and TV. Read more »
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.
Right off the bat the devices support full HD video playback, full Adobe Flash support and decent connectivity options. Read more »
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.
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 »
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.
In order to accomplish the lower power consumption of the modules, Samsung is using the 30nm-class process technology.
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 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 »
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.
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 »