Microsoft Surface Pro 3 was unveiled today and as tradition goes the announcement is accompanied by a couple of videos, showing the key points of the company’s latest hybrid.
The first promotional effort runs for about three minutes and shows the convenience of carrying the tablet around. It also focuses on the multi-tasking ability of the slate and brings the all new Surface Pro 3′s pen into the limelight. Read more »
Microsoft is holding a press event today, dedicated to its Surface tablet lineup.
Update: The event is now over, but you can still see the replay if you missed the chance to watch it live. Read more »
Microsoft has already sent out press invites for a “small” Surface event in New York on May 20. The Redmond giant is more than likely to announce the Surface Mini tablet there and it looks like we might also see the unveiling of the Surface Pro 3. Better yet we have some details regarding the hardware specs and pricing of the alleged tablet right now.
According to a report, the Surface Pro 3 will be up for grabs in five different versions with varying hardware configurations and pricing. Read more »
Schools in the US are running scalable 1:1 computing initiatives and Samsung created a tablet just for them. It’s based on the Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 but adds Google for Education support and a rugged chassis. The tablet is aimed at K-12 schools and the tougher exterior will be needed, especially in the lower grades.
Google offers a web console (asking $30 per device) that allows school IT personnel to quickly set up a large number of tablets. Read more »
eBay is currently offering refurbished Nexus 7 (2013) tablets at a great price. The 16GB model sales for $149, while the 32GB one for $169. Normally, at the Google Play Store they sell for $229 and $269, accordingly.
If you’re in Europe, there are deals for you, too. The German branch of Amazon regularly holds Warehous Deals and now they have several listings for used Nexus 7 (2013) tablets in a very good condition for around €180. (Via) Read more »
Own an Amazon device and wish you could partake in some Grand Theft Auto Mayhem with it?
Well you’re in luck, as a few Grand Theft Auto titles have been made available for Amazon’s line-up of Kindle Fire Tablets and Fire TV. Read more »
Today Xiaomi announced its first tablet called Mi Pad and it’s looking like a pretty exciting piece of tech at a hard to believe price point. The slate features a 7.9″ 2048×1536 pixel display (326 ppi), which matches the one on the iPad mini 2 and is the fist to be powered by the latest gen Nvidia chipsets.
Under the hood of the tablet lives the powerful Nvidia Tegra K1 with a 2.2GHz quad-core Cortex-A15 32-bit CPU, a potent 192-core Kepler GPU and 2GB of RAM. According to a leaked benchmark score the CPU inside the Tegra K1 is more powerful than even the Krait 450 inside the Snapdragon 805. Read more »
LG has the irksome habit of announcing stuff with just a photo and virtually no specs, the same thing happened with the three new LG G Pad tablets. We have to resort to sources like AnTuTu for specifications of the LG G Pad 7.0 as if it’s a rumored, unofficial device.
So, here it goes. The 7″ screen has 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, making for 216ppi. Read more »
A new set of Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 photos has surfaced thanks to the FCC. The photos show the tablet from different angles and not just from the front and rear as the first batch we saw a few days ago.
In addition to the new photos, the FCC also provides measurements of the tablet, carrying the model name SM-T800. It measures 246.5mm wide and 176.4mm tall. Sadly, thickness isn’t specified yet, but by the looks of it, the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 is quite slim. Read more »
According to a report in 9to5Mac, Apple is about to bring split-screen multitasking to the iPad range with iOS 8. The tweak will finally allow iPad users to use two apps at the same a time.
The feature is certain to enhance the productivity credentials of Apple’s slates, especially the full-size ones such as the iPad Air and the iPad 4. Read more »
It looks like people really want to use Microsoft Office on their iPad, as the application has garnered over 27 million downloads in just 46 days.
The last 15 million downloads occurred in just over a month, making the app a roaring success. Read more »
In January this year Lenovo unveiled the ThinkPad 8, a Windows 8-powered tablet. Now it revealed the ThinkPad 10, you guessed it a 10″ version of the tablet. It has a 1,920 x 1,200 pixel resolution, a quad-core Atom processor (Bay Trail) and 64-128GB of built-in storage (plus what you put in the microSD card slot).
The ThinkPad 10 body is made of aluminum, while its face is protected by Gorilla Glass. Read more »
Samsung may be busy transitioning its tablet lineup to AMOLED screens and expanding it with new sizes, but it hasn’t completely forgotten about the devices it already has. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0, which once was a premium mid-sized tablet is starting to receive its Android 4.4 KitKat update across the globe.
The Korean version was the first to get the boost, but only a few hours later the international version joined the fun with Poland the first market to receive it. Unless there are unexpected issues with the update, all Galaxy Note 8.0 units should follow suit shortly. Read more »
A report conducted by DisplaySearch states that Samsung was the largest supplier of iPad displays in the first quarter of the year. In spite of the ruthless legal battle between the two companies, Samsung Display shipped 5.2 million 9.7″ iPad display panels.
This accounts for 62% of the total shipment of such displays, which are used in the iPad Air and iPad 4. The other company that is handling the iPad’s display production is LG. Read more »
Evleaks posted a number of images of HP tablets, though it turns out some of those are already official. Still, there are at least two new tablets among the images, possibly three.
One is very characteristic – a spitting image of the HTC One (M8). It looks quite similar to the HP Slate7 VoiceTab, except the front-facing camera is positioned differently. Read more »