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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.
LG Optimus 4X HD vs Samsung Galaxy S 3
LG Optimus 4X HD is a new flagship smartphone of Korean Company. Some internet sources are saying that LG Optimus 4X HD equipped better than Samsung Galaxy S 3 and costs less.
It became a tradition of last years that any new flagship smartphone is compared with the etalon – Apple iPhone. All companies are trying to make their best smartphones at least as popular and technologically advanced as Apple iPhone does. But not all of them could succeed. There are only few real competitors of iPhone at the moment. One of them is recently released Samsung Galaxy S 3 smartphone.
Samsung become the most successful competitor of Apple in the market of smartphones and tablets. The new flagship smartphone Samsung Galaxy S 3 is an excellent product that became popular very quickly. However, Apple iPhone is not the only competitor of Samsung Galaxy S3. Other Korean electronics manufacturer – LG came with its new flagship smartphone LG Optimus 4X HD.
LG Optimus 4X HD smartphone design is traditional for LG line of products – simple thin black or white plastic bar protected by Gorilla Glass on the front side. The smartphone is very thin. It has a thickness of 8.9 mm. That is only 0.3 mm thicker than Samsung Galaxy S 3.
LG Optimus 4X HD powered by nVidia Tegra 3 quad-core 1.5 GHz processor, has 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory. There is MicroSD memory slot available. The smartphone equipped by two built-in cameras: 1.3 megapixels front camera and 8 megapixels rear camera. LG Optimus 4X HD has a large 4.7 inch screen with high resolution of 1280×720 pixels featured by True HD-IPS technology. The battery of LG Optimus 4X HD smartphone has capacity of 2150 mAh. This allows the smartphone to run a day without recharging.
The main advantage of the LG Optimus 4X HD smartphone vs Samsung Galaxy S 3 is the price. LG Optimus 4X HD smartphone cost 100$ less then Samsung Galaxy S3.
Currently is available for $499.99
Galaxy Note 10.1 newest tablet by Samsung
Best Android tablets 2012
Galaxy Note 10.1 newest tablet by Samsung became available today. The new model of Samsung Galaxy Note equipped by 10.1-inch 1280×800 pixels touch screen display and run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. The newest Galaxy Note comes with a special stylus S Pen that used for making notes and drawings directly to web pages, photos or videos. S Pen offers a new way for creating content through a set of different patterns such as “Conference”, “Recipe”, “Postcards,” “Diary,” “Journal,” etc.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet powered by quad core 1.4 GHz processor clocked and comes with 2 GB of RAM. There are 3 models of newest Samsung Galaxy Note tablet with 16, 32 or 64 GB of storage are currently available. The storage could be expanded on up to 64GB using MicroSD card. A number of other slots, adapters and sensors of the newest Galaxy Note tablet include GPS receiver, wireless Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n adapters, an accelerometer, digital compass, light sensor and a gyroscope. Certain versions of Samsung Galaxy Note newest tablet are equipped with 3G-modem for use in GSM and HSPA +. There are two 5 and 1.9 megapixels cameras built into Samsung Galaxy Note tablet. The capacity of the battery of Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is 7000 mAh. Dimensions are 262 × 180 × 8,9 mm and weight is about 600g.
Currently Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is available in South Korea, Germany, Great Britain and the United States.
Wikipad gaming tablet – Tegra 3 quad core powered
Photo is from the official WikiPad site
Wikipad disclosed some technical details of their gaming tablet powered by quad core Tegra3 processor. Wikipad tablet is designed specifically for gamers. The prototype of the tablet was introduced at the beginning of the year. At that time it was powered by single core 1.2 Gz processor and featured by 8 inch touch screen with the resolution of 1280×800 pixels. The prototype was capable of managing 3D images.
After release of nVidia Tegra platform Wikipad tabled changed the processor and currently powered by quad core 1.4 GHz processor, low-voltage co-processor and GeForce graphic accelerator. Wikipad tablets have 1GB of RAM and equipped by 2 cameras: 2 megapixels front camera and 8 megixels rear camera. The size of the screen was increased to 10.1 inch. Display is utilizing IPS technology and has resolution of 1280 × 800 pixels. First models of WikiPad tablets will not support 3D but such feature is expected to be added to next models.
Wikipad tablet comes with detachable hood with built-in set of controllers, which turns the tablet into a portable gaming console. Weight of the device is 560 g and thickness is 8.6 mm. Wikipad is running on the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system. The battery of the tablet is capable to support of up to 6 hours gaming or 8 hours video playback without recharging.
Nowadays quad core tablets on nVidia Tegra 3 platform becoming very popular. Recently released Google Nexus 7 , ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity 700 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Android tablets are all running on Tegra 3 processors. Even much expected Amazon Kindle Fire 2 could also be powered by Tegra 3 processor.
Nvidia developed the concept of $199 quad core CPU powered Android tablet named Kai. The concept based on enhancement of existing version of Nvidia quad-core Tegra processor. The company is going to use cheaper components for Tegra CPU as well as use low power consumption displays.Nvidia does not disclose the release date of the tablet. Kai tablet will run on Android 4.x platform.
The head of Nvidia Jen-Hsun Huang was expecting the price of aroung $300 of Tegra 3 based tablets in the spring of 2012. However at present time tablets powered by Tegra 3 are still costly – around $ 400.
The closest competitor of Kai is one of the best Android tablets powered by NVIDIA Tegra 3 the Eee Pad Transformer.
New generation of NVIDIA Tegra processors is based on Variable Symmetric Multiprocessing Architecture especially engineered for good multi-tasking performance.NVIDIA Tegra 3 comes with 4 Cortex-A9 cores and could use 1, 2 or 4 cores at the time depending on the number of applications running simultaneously.Background processes are served by other co-processor and therefore do not impact the performance of main cores. Such architecture dramatically decreases consumtion of the power by Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF300T. The Eee Pad Transformer could run on battery up to 8.5 hours. If keyboard dock with additional battery is used then ASUS transformer may run 4 hours more.Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF300T runs on the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. Graphics of the Eee Pad managed by 12 core GeForce chip supporting 3D games and full HD video playback. The eee pad transformer comes with 10.1” 1280×800 pixel display,1 GB of RAM, 2 cameras, built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Back camera is capable of recording full HD 1080p video. There are slots for micro SD cards, micro HDMI out and connector to the keyboard dock.
Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF300T