Lenovo has this week launched their new Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx Windows 8 hybrid tablet which is now available to pre-order for $600, from a number of online stores within the US and Canada, including B&H, Mwave, NCIX and Newegg (Canada).
The new IdeaTab Lynx Windows 8 hybrid tablet is being listed by the sites as the Lenovo IdeaCentre K3, and comes with an optional keyboard dock which is expected to be priced around $150.
The IdeaTab Lynx Windows 8 hybrid tablet or rather the Lenovo IdeaCentre K3 is equipped with a 11.6 inch IPS 1366 x 768 display and powered by an Intel Atom Clover Trail processor, supported by 2GB of RAM.
Onboard storage is provided by 64GB of flash storage and the Windows 8 tablet is fitted with a 6800mAh battery providing up to 8 hours use on a full charge. An additional battery is also included in the separate keyboard dock which has been designed to double the tablets use.
As well as putting up their new Windows 8 VivoBook S400, X202 Touchscreen Notebooks up for pre-order. Asus has also announced this week that their new Vivo Tab RT is now also up for pre-order for $600, and will be officially launching with Windows 8 on October 26th.
The Asus Vivo TAB RT is fitted with a 10 inch 1366 x 768 resolution IPS touchscreen display and is powered by a quad-core ARM-based processor and runs Windows RT operating system.
Asus has also created a docking keyboard for the Windows 8 tablet, which offers a full QWERTY layout and extra battery for extended use, and is available for an additional $170.
The Asus Vivo TAB RT is powered by a NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor supported by 2GB of RAM and includes 32GB of internal storage, which can be expanded with the included microSD card if required.
Other features include 8 megapixel front facing camera, and 2 megapixel rear-facing camera, micro HDMI port and 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. It thought that Windows RT tablets will come with a pre-release version of Microsoft Office 2013 at no additional cost.
Lenovo first announced their new ThinkPad 2 Windows 8 tablet back at the beginning of August this year, and has now revealed that the new tablet will be available to purchase for $799 from October 26th.
For that price you will also receive a QWERTY keyboard and the full Microsoft Office 2013 suite, however there is currently no news on the optional dock that provides connections for Ethernet, USB and HDMI out.
The new Lenovo ThinkPad 2 is powered by a Intel Atom processor, which is rumoured to be a Intel Clover Trail 1.8GHz CPU, and is also fitted with a 10.1” 1,366 x 768 resolution IPS display.
Other features of the Lenovo ThinkPad 2 Windows tablet include a 10 hour battery life and front and rear facing cameras offering 2 megapixel and 8 megapixels respectively.
Source: WP Central
It looks like IFA will be where many Windows 8 devices shown back at Computex get (more) official. Exhibit A is ASUS, which today pulled the curtains on the Vivo Tab and the Vivo Tab RT, previously known as the ASUS Tablet 810 and the ASUS Tablet 600, respectively. There’s still no pricing info available, but the company has filled in some of the remaining spec gaps.
As we previously knew, the Vivo Tab sports an 11.6-inch IPS display with a 1,366 x 768 resolution and supports a Wacom digitizer input in addition to 10-point multitouch. The tablet runs an Intel Atom CPU with 2GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The Vivo Tab measures 0.33 inches thick and weighs in at 1.5 pounds. There’s also an 8-megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash, plus a 2-megapixel shooter up front. As we learned back in Taipei as well, an NFC sensor will be on board.
Then there’s the Vivo Tab RT, which is slightly smaller, at 0.33 inches thick and 1.1 pounds, and with a 10.1-inch screen. Like its non-RT brother, it boasts an IPS display with a 1,366 x 768 resolution, but it runs a Tegra 3 processor and a 12-core GPU, with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The RT tablet includes the same cameras and NFC sensor as the Vivo Tab.
Of course, these two slates also come with a Transformer-like dock, which adds a full QWERTY keyboard, trackpad, two USB ports and a second battery. The missing element to this equation is still pricing and availability: check back for those details, and in the meantime hit up the press release below the break.
We have been hearing rumors over the last week that Microsoft were getting ready to launch their own tablet, it is now official and is called the Microsoft Surface Tablet.
There will be two version of the Microsoft Surface tablet available, one with Windows RT and one with Windows 8 Pro, b0th devices share similar specifications.
The Microsoft Surface Tablet with Windows RT features a 10.6 inch ClearType HD display, processing is [provided by an NVIDIA Tegra based ARM processor, and it will come with a choice of 32GB or 64GB of built in storage.
Yes, another Windows 8 tablet. After getting hands-on with some new devices from Acer, ASUS and Samsung, you might already having trouble telling one device from the other. You might even say the same about Lenovo, which is showing off an early-stage tablet here at Computex. The difference? We can’t remember the last time we saw even a Windows 7 tablet by Lenovo. So when the company trots out a slate running Win8, it doesn’t just feel like a mandatory upgrade from one OS to another; it feels like Lenovo entering a new category.
How many times have we posted a review of an ASUS Transformer tablet only to read comments that say, “Put Win8 on it and I’ll buy it.” Well, folks, it’s time to put your money where your mouth is. ASUS just announced the Tablet 600, a Transformer-like slate running Windows RT. Like any Android-powered Transformer, this one packs a quad-core Tegra 3 chip, except it has twice the RAM (2GB). At the center of it all is a 10.1-inch (1366 x 768) IPS+ display with viewing angles similar to what you’ll find on current Transformer tablets. Around back, it has an auto-focusing 8-megapixel camera with an LED flash, complemented by a 2-megapixel shooter up front. Other specs include WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and your usual array of sensors, including GPS, a gyroscope, e-compass and, last but not least, NFC. And guess what? We’ve already got hands-on. Bear with us as we upload photos and video — connectivity is slow here!
We are expecting the first Windows 8 tablets to be launched some time later this year, and now details have been revealed on the hardware requirements that manufacturers will have to use to produce Windows 8 tablets.
The news comes from the guys over at Within Windows who have been analyzing the recently released Windows 8 hardware documentation to find out what the requirements will be.
Microsoft will require all Windows 8 tablet devices to use digitizers that support a minimum of 5 touch points, so I guess we know that Windows 8 will come with multi-touch.
Other requirements include NFC enabled PCs or tablets include ‘touch marks’, basically NFC enabled tablet will have to display where the NFC chip is located on the device.
Microsoft has also said that the Windows 8 tablets will need to have a total of five physical buttons, these buttons include power, rotation lock, a Windows key, a volume up button and a volume down button.
It looks like there wont be any getting away from CTRL + ALT + Delete in Windows 8 on tablets, as the tablets will be required to perform this option with a press of the power key and the Windows key.
It looks like all of the Windows 8 tablets will at be able to support HD video in 720p, as the minimum resolution requirement for devices in 1366 x 768, and they will also need to support HD video recording with a minimum camera resolution of 720p.
You can find out more details about all of the hardware requirements that Microsoft will need manufacturers to use in their new Windows 8 tablets over at Within Windows.
Source The Verge
Per usual, we’d highly recommend ingesting this one with a mouthful of salt, but DigiTimes has it that both Acer and Lenovo will be revitalizing tablet PC plans in the latter half of 2012… using Windows 8. Of course, the storyline here isn’t as far-fetched as some; Nokia itself is rumored to launch a Win 8-based slate as early as June, while Microsoft could very well out its own branded alternative in Q3 or Q4. According to ‘sources from the upstream supply chain,’ Intel’s Clover Trail platform will be used for both Acer and Lenovo’s wares, but those expecting either to take a serious chunk out of the iPad’s kingdom will likely be disappointed. Smartly, we’re led to believe that these slates will be primarily aimed at enterprise customers, as more and more tablet makers concede the market to the established player(s). Not like Windows 7 tablets ever had much tractionoutside of that realm, anyway…
Samsung is the company who produced the Windows 8 developer tablets for Microsoft, and now it would appear that they could be one of the first companies to launch a Windows 8 consumer tablet.
According to a recent report, Samsung’s head of sales and marketing Uhm Kyu Ho has confirmed that they will launch their first Windows 8 tablets in the second half of 2012.
It would appear that the first Samsung Windows 8 tablet may be based on Samsung’s new Series 7 computer, which is a Windows 7 tablet that also comes with a keyboard dock.
Source The Next Web
Le chiamate telefoniche sui tablet sono state snobbate dalla maggior parte dei produttori. Se sui 10 pollici possono sembrare inutili, sui tablet da 7/8 pollici possono essere una risorsa utile.
Un caso d’uso, infatti, potrebbe essere quello di chi vuole portarsi dietro la SIM di lavoro sul tablet “piccolo” (tascabile nei jeans come i 7 pollici) e la SIM non lavorativa sul cellulare. In questi casi le scelte al momento sono poche, il Galaxy Tab 7 o il Flyer di HTC se si effettua un piccolo hack.
Windows 8, però, potrebbe portare le chiamate sui tablet di default come ci mostra l’immagine in apertura.