There are myriad of cheap Android tablets around but very few are actually capable of doing something useful. Fortunately, Identity Tab is one of them and it retails for just 300 dollars. It has an aluminum body, just like an iPad but has size similar to the Galaxy Tab. It runs on a Samsung 1GHz Hummingbird processor and comes with same amount of RAM as well – 512MB which good enough for running a lot of apps in the background.
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Asus Eee Pad is a yet-to-be-announced device that will feature a display of 7-inches. It will be powered by the very powerful Tegra CPU. Also, 3G radio will be built-in.
The Existence of this Asus tablet has been confirmed by the executive of Asus himself.
Acer W500 is an attempt by the electronic giant to create the best hybrid of a tablet and personal computer. On paper, it sounds like an exciting concept – a 10.1 inch tablet running Windows and a keyboard dock. A little latch present on the front edge of the keyboard makes sure that the 2 parts are held together like a typical laptop lid. This however, makes the overall package very thick.
Here is my first disappointment – flip the latch and the two parts come into your hands. This is surprise the first time users. In this mode, the tablet acts just like any notebook out there, except for one difference – there is no palm rest! Performance is just like the Asus 1215B reviewed here since it came with an AMD C50 processor and ATi 6250 GPU. This ensures that you will be able to play full HD video (1080p) with no problems at all. Battery life was pretty good as it yielded a good 5 hours runtime on a single charge.
Screen is pretty good. It has satisfactory viewing angles. There are two cameras on it. The built in HDMI port allows you to output the display to a bigger display or an HDTV. One in the front (1.3MP) and another one on the back (1.3MP). The only thing which a prospective user should be concerned about is the hinge which I don’t think will last a long time. It was almost on the verge of breaking into parts just after I had opened (and closed) it few times. For the first time in long time, I am very concerned about the success of an Acer product, especially when you take its massive price tag of 530 pounds into account.
Apple iPad slate was launched last year in January 2010 and here is another Slate, but not from Apple. Since the launch of the original iPad, other slate manufactures have been trying hard to fight back. Most of the tablets that were able to hit production last year ran on the Google Android operating system. RIM will be launching its own slate later this year and HP is also ready to introduce its TouchPad slate. RM Slate 100 is a different from all of them since it runs desktop version of Windows – Windows 7. Let us learn more about it!
It has really taken quite a while for these Windows 7 OS slates to appear in volume, but finally they are here and one of the first ones to hit the market is the RM Slate 100 which is a pretty high quality device. Immediately, when you touch it, you will be able to feel its quality. It has rubberized finish which gives it a very rugged feel. The company told us that it can pass the drop test with ease when dropped from up to 30cm above the ground / surface. Also, it has been pressure tested and easy withstand 25kg on the bottom and 15kg when switched on. The software that comes bundled with it has a little glitch which has auto brightness feature enabled that changes the brightness so quickly that we were forced to turn it off. You can choose if you want the Slate’s screen to rotate automatically or not.
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