A deluge of new laptops hit after Intel announced its next generation Core processors and Sony unveiled the spiritual successor of the Vaio Z (and P to some extent), the Vaio Pro, plus a new Vaio Duo.
The Sony Vaio Pro comes in 13.3″ and 11.6″ versions, both targeting “lightest laptop with touch, ever” for their respective sizes, thanks to a carbon fiber build. The big one weighs 1,060g, while the small one tips the scale at just 871g. Read more »
Qualcomm is working with Microsoft to introduce the Snapdragon 800 chipset to future Windows RT 8.1 devices, making it just the third to make it to the young platform after Snapdragon S4 (also Qualcomm’s chip) and NVIDIA’s Tegra 3.
The chip uses four Krait 400 cores with a maximum clock speed of 2.2 GHz, the Adreno 330 graphics chip and has support for LTE. Read more »
Foxconn has officially unveiled the first Firefox OS-powered tablet, which was rumored for a while, at a press event at Computex 2013 in Taipei.
Surprisingly, Foxconn did not reveal the specifications of the tablet, but the official launch of the tablet confirms the existence of Firefox OS-based tablets, which we’ve been hearing of for a while now. Read more »
ASUS has officially announced its Transformer Book Trio at the on-going Computex 2013. The ASUS Transformer Book Trio is a three-in-one mobile device, which dual-boots Windows 8 and Android and aims to give you a netbook, a tablet and a Windows 8 desktop PC in one device.
The Transformer Book Trio sports an 11.6-inch detachable display and the PC Station dock has an Intel Core i7 processor, keyboard and a 750 GB hard drive. The tablet display can be detached and the main part can be hooked to an external display to use as a desktop PC. Read more »
ASUS has just announced three new Android tablets at Computex 2013. The first of the trio is an update to last year’s Transformer Pad Infinity. The new one runs on the NVIDIA Tegra 4 SoC with 1.9GHz quad-core Cortex-A15 CPU and the 72-core GeForce GPU.
Other features of the Transformer Pad Infinity include a 10.1-inch 2560 x 1600 resolution IPS display, 2GB RAM, 32GB built-in memory, 5 megapixel rear camera and 1.2 megapixel front camera, both with auto-focus, USB 3.0 port, SD card slot, dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi with Miracast support and Bluetooth 3.0+EDR. Read more »
We have seen it leak a few times before but now it’s finally official. Acer has taken the wraps off the Iconia W3, the first 8-inch Windows 8 tablet.
The Iconia W3 has an 8.1-inch, 1280 x 800 resolution display. It is powered by an Intel Atom Z2760 processor and is available in 32GB and 64GB variants. Other features include 2 megapixel camera on the front and back, micro HDMI out, micro USB port for connecting accessories such as USB drives, keyboards and mice (with an adapter, of course), microSD card slot and Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n. Read more »
Google certainly loves teasing us – the search giant has featured an yet unknown tablet in a promo Google Maps video. The real kicker is that it doesn’t look anything like the purported second-gen Nexus 7 slate we saw at one of the Google I/O sessions.
In fact, the newly shown slate has more round corners and a two-tone design, unlike the current-gen Nexus 7. Read more »
Samsung is no stranger to working with a wide range of chip makers for its devices, even though the company fabricates its own chips. The reason for this have often been Samsung’s inability to produce enough chips on its own and thus had to look at other OEMs to supply the processors.
Although Samsung and Intel have worked together in the past on several products, we are yet to see a Samsung Android device running one of Intel’s processors. It seems, though, that it won’t be long before we do. According to the sources at Reuters, Samsung is working with Intel to get the latter’s Clover Trail+ series of x86 mobile processors in at least one variant of its upcoming Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 tablet. Read more »
Asus is all set to launch an upgraded version of its Memo Pad at Computex 2013, which will kick off next week. The upcoming tablet is said to be named as Memo Pad 7 HD, according to a report from Yugatech.
Asus Memo Pad 7 HD is rumored to sport a 7-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and a pixel density of 210ppi. Read more »
A high-end Windows 8 tablet by Acer, featuring the latest generation Intel Core i3 Haswell is reportedly in the works. Dubbed Bulgari, the upcoming slate is rumored for an official reveal next month.
Along with the latest Intel silicon, the Acer Bulgari is tipped to sport an impressive 11.6″ IPS display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. Read more »
In a brief video, taken “behind the scenes” of the Acer Aspire R7 product film, Acer is hinting not one but several new devices to be revealed.
The Acer Global Press Conference will be held on June 3rd at the Computex event in Taipei, during which we should behold several new tablets from the Taiwanese manufacturer. Read more »
MediaTek has officially announced its new quad-core processor – MT8125 designed for tablet devices. The latest processor from the company utilizes a power-efficient quad-core Cortex A7 CPU clocked at 1.5 GHz in its heart.
The MT8125 module also comes with a PowerVR series 5XT graphics and the processor supports a wide range of networks that includes 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE and Wi-Fi versions. Read more »
ASUS has started to roll out the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean updates to its Transformer AiO, a hybrid tablet, which features all the performance of Windows 8 desktop and has the flexibility of an Android tablet.
The Android Jelly Bean update is currently seeding in the United States and you can update your tablet over-the-air. Read more »
Apple higher-ups always say “We’re never going to do X” and later they go and do X anyway – the company was claiming that 9.7″ is the perfect screen size for a tablet and then went and released a smaller, 7.9″ tablet. Can the same happen in the other direction, a tablet with a bigger screen?
Korean site ETNews thinks yes and claims Apple plans to launch an iPad Maxi (no, it’s not going to be called that) in the first half of next year. The publication also suggests that Apple is already talking to parts suppliers that will make the screens. Read more »
The upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 series, including 7-inch, 8-inch, and 10.1-inch variants, has been priced by online retailer Adorama in the US.
All three models come with various color combinations and internal memory sizes, the cheapest being the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 (pictured above) which starts at $199. Read more »