Before the Galaxy tablets of today, there was the $5,000 Samsung PenMaster from 1992. The device featured a sleek case, or at least for that time, and was based around an Intel i386SL CPU processor. One other interesting fact is that a re-bodied version was sold as the GRiDPad SL. It ran Microsoft’s newly released Windows for Pen Computing operating system, while the touchscreen relies on a chipset by Wacom, paired with a battery-powered pen. Read More of two more in-action videos and additional information.
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Apple’s new iPad Pro with a stunning all-screen design pushes 11-inch and 12.9-inch Liquid Retina displays to the edges of the device and integrates Face ID to securely unlock with just a glance. The A12X Bionic chip with next-generation Neural Engine outperforms most PC laptops, while offering a new USB-C connector, Gigabit-class LTE, and up to 1TB of storage. Plus, a second-generation Apple Pencil magnetically attaches to iPad Pro and wirelessly charges at the same time. Interact withing apps in an entirely new way, thanks to a touch sensor built onto Apple Pencil that detects taps. Continue reading for a hands-on video, pictures and more information.
Amazon’s All-New Fire HD 8 Tablet is great to use around the house, during flights, or just everyday, and it’s being offered for just $59.99 shipped, this weekend only, originally $79.99. Enjoy your entertainment with a fast 1.3 GHz quad-core processor. Fire HD 8 offers 50% more RAM than Fire 7 for faster performance. Fire HD 8 features a 1280 x 800 high-definition display with over a million pixels (189 ppi) and a bright, vivid picture. Enjoy movies and games in a crisp, clear HD resolution, with less glare and more brightness thanks to a stunning IPS (in-plane-switching) LCD display. Product page. Continue reading for an in-depth video review and more information.
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In the future, we may see dual-screen devices that merge tablets and laptops into one, just like Intel’s Tiger Rapids. It features a regular LCD display and an electronic paper display, with the latter barely consuming any power, but is meant for writing on. The hinge enables it to close flat like a book, similar to the Lenovo Yoga Book. Continue reading for another video, more hands-on pictures and additional information.
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Successor to Google’s Pixelbook, the company’s new $599 (starting) Pixel Slate, a lightweight 2-in-1 hybrid tablet that doubles as both a workstation and entertainment device, runs a reimagined Chrome OS. At 1.6-pounds, the base model sports a 293 pixels per inch (6 million pixel) display, dual speakers, an Intel Celeron processor, 32GB of storage and 4GB of RAM. Continue reading for a hands-on video, more pictures and information.
Microsoft officially unveiled today the new Surface Pro 6, which now comes in a matte black finish with Intel’s 8th-generation quad-core processors and improved cooling, making it 67% faster than its predecessor. This 1.3-pound hybrid device is good for 13.5 hours of use when the battery is fully charged, and features a 12.3-inch display as well as up to 16GB of RAM. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Researchers at the Queens University Human Media Lab reveal “MagicScroll,” the world’s first rollable tablet with flexible screen real estate. It sports a 7.5″ 2K resolution flexible display that can be rolled and unrolled around a central, 3D-printed cylindrical body. Two rotary wheels at either end of the cylinder enable users to easily scroll, while the entire display can be unrolled if needed. Continue reading for a video, two more pictures and additional information.
Amazon’s Fire HD 10 Tablet with Alexa hands-free is a perfect backup device, or just one that you use to make life easier around the house, and it’s being offered for just $99.99 shipped, today only, originally $149.99. Featuring a brilliant 10.1″ 1080p Full HD display (1920 x 1200), a 1.8 GHZ quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, and up to 10 hours of battery life. Use Alexa hands-free mode to pause videos, play music, open apps, show sports scores, display the weather, and more – just ask. Product page. Continue reading for an in-depth video review, more pictures and information.
Amazon’s Fire HD 8 Tablet with Alexa is perfect as your primary device, or a backup, and it’s being offered for just $59.99 shipped, today only, originally $109.99. Enjoy your entertainment with a fast 1.3 GHz quad-core processor. Fire HD 8 offers 50% more RAM than Fire 7 for faster performance. Fire HD 8 features a 1280 x 800 high-definition display with over a million pixels (189 ppi) and a bright, vivid picture. Enjoy movies and games in a crisp, clear HD resolution, with less glare and more brightness thanks to a stunning IPS (in-plane-switching) LCD display. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video review and more information.
Priced from $399, the Microsoft Surface Go is the cheapest, smallest and lightest model yet in the company’s lineup. The base model features an Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of eMMC storage, and up to 9-hours of battery life on a full charge. Microsoft also updated the display to a high-resolution PixelSense panel that supports the Surface Pen with 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity, low pen parallax, low latency, and precision. Continue reading for three hands-on videos and more information.