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IdeaTab Miix2: the smallest Lenovo Windows tablet
Lenovo recently introduced the new IdeaTab Miix2 tablet running under Windows operating system. This is the smallest Windows tablet ever produced by the company. Sales of IdeaTab Miix 2 started in late October.
IdeaTab Miix2: Technical details
IdeaTab Miix 2 comes with 8- inch touchscreen IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels . Device is powered by 4 -core processor Intel Bay Trail processor and runs under the new operating system Windows 8.1. IdeaTab Miix 2 is equipped by 2 GB of RAM and has 32GB of built-in storage Models with 64 and 128 GB of internal storage are also available. In addition IdeaTab Miix2 comes with the slot for microSD cards. Such feature allows significantly expand the storage available for user convenience .
IdeaTab Miix2 has 2 built-in cameras: 2 megapixel front-facing camera and 5 megapixels main rear camera. According to the manufacturer the battery of the tablet provides about 7 hours of continuous operation.
IdeaTab Miix2 is a thin and lightweight device. The shell thickness of the device is about 8 millimeters, and the weight does not exceed 350 grams.
The tablet is offered with a variety of accessories including stylus and cover priced separately. IdeaTab Miix2 comes with per-installed Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition, making it perfect for light productive tasks and Web browsing. Because of the compact size, light weigh and latest Windows operating system with Microsoft Office the tablet could be very helpful for students and frequent travelers. The price of the gadgets seems to be reasonable. IdeaTab Miix2 has a good chance to compete with top Android tablets and iPad mini.
IdeaTab Miix2: Price and availability
IdeaTab Miix2 price is $299. Tablet is not yet released. However the release is expecting in a couple of weeks. Pre-orders are currently offered by some of online stores such as Amazon.
Sales of the newest full-size Apple iPad Air tablet started on Friday, November 1st. The new apple tablet is thinner and lighter than the previous model of iPad. There are also some improvements on design, processor, battery and cameras.
iPad Air Price
The price range for the newest Apple iPad tablet is between $499 to $929 depending on their internal memory capacity as well as networking capabilities.
The cost of Wi-Fi only iPad Air with 16GB of internal memory starts from $499. The price tag starts from $629 on models equipped by additional cellular module.
iPad Air Technical Details
Apple introduced iPad Air the newest generation of iPad last week. It is a fifth generation of Apple full size 9.7- inch tablet.
iPad Air Design
The design of iPad 5 is similar to the one iPad-mini has. The frame around the screen of the table become thinner changing the gadget look to more compact. Glass touch screen of the previous iPad model was replaced by GF2 film based touch screen. As a results of the innovation the body of 5th generation of Apple tablet become thinner 7.5 mm vs 9.4 mm and the overall weight decrease from 652g to 453g
iPad Air colors
Newest iPad will be available in white, silver and dark gray colors. Currently there is no plans to release iPad Air in golden color as it was with iPhone 5S.
iPad Air processor and display
The new device come with famous 9.7 inches high resolution Retina display. New A7 64-biy processor was designed keeping the new iPad generation in mind and therefore we could expect superior graphics performance of the gadget. A7 processor was introduced with iPhone 5S. However it did not have a chance to demonstrate the full power due to the screen size limitations of iPone 5S.
iPad Air Battery
According to Apple the battery life of iPad Air is about 10 hours. Those who already had worked with the new gadget noted the power of batteries. The most of experts claiming that the gadget could work 12 to 13 hours with enabled Wi-Fi.
iPad Air Camera
iPad Air come with improved 5 megapixel iSight camera.
iPad Air other details
The tablet is available with the various range of internal storage starting from 16GB and up to 128 GB.
iPad Air Accessories
IPad Air tablets were just released for the sale but there are tons of accessories already available for them. Here are two of them that are ranked #1 on Amazon Best Sellers list. They are :
- MoKo Apple iPad Air Case – Slim-Fit Case with Stand for 5th Generation of Apple Tablets
- Apple iPad Air (Apple iPad 5) Screen Protector
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Apple and Samsung are developing tablets with a diagonal of 12 inch
According to DigiTimes and some other internet sources Apple and Samsung are going to release a 12 inch tablet pc. Rumors that Apple is going to release the so-called iPad maxi first appeared in the media a few months ago. Back in July, the business newspaper The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple and its suppliers are testing the 13-inch iPad. Similar information came from research company DisplaySearch. According to DisplaySearch Apple may release a tablet with a screen diagonal of 12.9 ” and a resolution of 2732 × 2048 pixels .
iPad maxi by Apple in collaboration with Quanta Computer
Apple is working on the development of iPad maxi – 12 inch iPad in collaboration with Quanta Computer. Current version of iPad equipped by 9.7-inch display. In addition to participating in the development of iPad maxi Quanta Computer is also working on development of iWatch – Apple version of smart watches.
Quanta Computer is the world’s largest manufacturer of tablets on Android platform. In particular, the company manufactures Amazon Kindle Fire and Google Nexus 7. Quanta Computer was collaborated with Apple while working on development of iPod in 2006 as well as the latest line of MacBook Air laptops.
Large 12-inch tablet pc by Samsung
Unlike Apple Samsung is developing large 12-inch tablet pc on its own. Samsung was not able to get desired support on development from Google because Google is concentrated its efforts on development of compact 7-inch tablet pc models
iPad maxi and Samsung large tablet market perspective
Release of large tablets by Apple and Samsung may boost sales on the tablets market. On the other hand the boost on sales of large tablets could have negative impact on sales of other products such as laptops, smaller tablet pc and ultra-books.
iPad maxi and large Samsung tablets have a potential to become a new trend in the market of gadgets. There is no doubt that other brands will follow Apple and Samsung in case of release of large tablets. Toshiba already released the first large tablet with 13.3- inch display. Toshiba Excite 13 has been released in June of this year.
A few weeks ago Amazon introduced KINDLE FIRE HDX tablets. Kindle Fire HDXis the new generation of Amazon tablets that expand existing Kindle Fire line of ptoducts.
Kindle Fire HDX technical specs
Kindle Fire HDX tablets come with powerful quad core Snapdragon 800 2GHz processor and and Adreno 330 graphics accelerator. The are two models with 7 and 8.9 inch high resolution displays respectively.
Kindle Fire HDX new features
Automatically adjusted brightness
Kindle Fire HDX equipped by adaptive displays that automatically adjust the brightness depending on the ambient light.
Low power consumption
You can also include economical way to read , in which both models will stretch about 17 hours without recharging.
Kindle Fire HDX: Updated Design
Kindle Fire HDX tablets are much thinner and compact than previous Kindle Fire models. In particular, the 8.9- inch Kindle HDX tablet is 34 % more compact than 8.9- inch Kindle HD.
Kindle Fire HDX: Superior display resolution
Resolution of the7- inch Kindle Fire HDX is 1920×1200 pixels and 2560×1600 pixels for 8.9-inch model. Pixel density is also very high: 323 ppi and 339 ppi respectively.
Kindle Fire HDX: Cameras
Both Kindle Fire HDX models have front HD- camera. But larger model also equipped by 8-megapixel HD camera and comes with the software for adjusting the brightness and contrast of the images.
Both devices run on the Fire OS operating system. Fire OS is one of the customized Android operating system.
Kindle Fire HDX: Business usage
Kindle Fire HDX become more convenient for business users . The platform currently supports hardware encryption, Web browsing via VPN, as well as connecting to the corporate mail services.
Kindle Fire HDX: Price and availability
The price of the 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX tablet with 16GB of storage starts from $230. LTE/4G module will add $100 to the price. Sales of Wi-Fi only models will start at October 15 . LTE/4G models will become available one month later.
The price of 8.9- inch Kindle Fire HDX models is much higher. The price tag starts from $380 for the Wi-Fi only model. LTE/4G model will add $100 to the price. 8.9- inch Kindle Fire HDX Wi-Fi only models delivery starts in November 7. 4G/LTE version is expected in December.
All models are currently available for preorders.
Updated Kindle Fire HD
Amazon also introduced updated version of Kindle Fire HD mode. The table comes with the same processor with slightly increased frequency to 1.5 GHz. Display resolution is 1280×800 pixels. The price of the gadget starts from $140 that is pretty attractable price for the brand name gadget.
A few weeks ago LG introduced its newest 8.3-inch tablet LG G Pad 8.3. Release date and the price of the gadget was not disclosed at the time of the announcement
LG G Pad 8.3 price and availability
According to the latest information from some internet sources LG G Pad 8.3 may become available as early as in the late October. The price tag of the tablet is expected around $299. If provided information is correct then G Pad 8.3 may become a serious competitor on the Android tablets market.
LG G Pad 8.3 competitors
Google, Amazon and Samsung are currently dominating on the Android tablets market. Google recently released second generation of extremely popular Nexus 7 models. Amazon is also developing next generation of Kindle Fire tablets. Samsung also recently introduced new models of Galaxy Tab tablets. So how LG is going to compete?
According to this information , it is expected that LG plans to release really worth the tablet, which will take its place in the market and , in the meantime , will not be considered by consumers just another device based on Android. According to preliminary data , the unit of the company will be able to get around quite a power tablet Nexus 7 of the second generation. This was made possible thanks to the memory card slot , the large size of the screen, powerful hardware . And the price plays a role, because the cost to $ 299 for the Nexus 7 – this is just the beginning for the growth of market prices.
Why G Pad 8.3 is NOT just another Android tablet?
There are some things that make G Pad unique. First of all it is an excellent quality non-standard 8.3-inch Full HD 1920×1080 pixels display. The screen is bigger than displays of competing 7-inch tablets It provide bright, sharp and clear picture that do not lose colours at large viewing angles. LG G Pad powered by quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.7 GHz processor integrated with Adreno 320 graphics accelerator ans equipped by 2GB of RAM. It is one of the most powerful chipset currently available on the market. So LG G Pad has great chances to outperform Nexus 7 in CPU power and graphics performance. Unlike main competitors LG G Pad equipped by microSD extension slot that allow to add additional 32GB of storage to the built-in 16GB.
The main difference between G Pad 8.3 from many other tablets is a combination of small size and weight with the large screen, high capacity battery and powerful processor. Such handy compact device is ideal for frequent travellers.
LG G Pad 8.3 technical specs
Design of the LG G Pad 8.3 tablet is similar with LG smartphones. The frame of the device is built from alloy aluminium and plastic. It weighs 338 grams and has dimensions of 216,8 x 126,5 x 8,3 mm . In the market it will be available in two colors: classic black and white .
LG G Pad 8.3 has two built-in cameras: 1.3 megapixels 720p front camera and 5 megapixels FullHD 1080p rear camera. The Battery capacity is 4600 mAh. Also, the tablet is equipped by microUSB port and headphone jack . The tablet does not have 3G or 4G wireless modules. However LG provides QPair functionality that allows to connect the tablet with any Android smartphone for sms and web browsing capabilities over cellular networks. Since LG G Pad 8.3 runs on Android 4.2.2 operating system the only requirement for interoperability is that the smartphone must run on Android operating system version 4.2 or higher.
LG G Pad 8.3 Summary
LG G Pad 8.3 could become quite popular and attractive for many consumers. The device is quite unique in terms of compact size, excellent performance and low price.