As my PC is on the brink of death, I’m hunting around for a replacement. So what sets out to be a laptop replacement is becoming of a tablet upgrade. During my search I came across a new breed of 8″ tablets that is running Windows. Yes, you probably think I’m crazy as why would I want a windows machine and in a tablet form factor. The thing is that these new window tablets are running FULL version of Windows 8.1 and not the crappy windows RT. This means all the windows software that I own can be used on this 8″ Tablet!
Which also makes this thing my laptop replacement. Well, since its still in transit, I’ve yet to try it out but based on all the YouTube post reviewing this device, I’m sold, also I got it cheap at the Microsoft store for a promo price of $220 (32gb) for the Dell Venue Pro 8.
You must think how can I use this tiny screen to do anything on it. Well, I’ve discovered there’s these devices call USB host which can use the USB port on the tablet and convert into USB ports/LAN/video outputs. So all I need to do is plug it to a monitor with keyboard/mouse and its a full desktop.
I can’t wait for this beauty to arrive as I always wanted to upgrade my 3 yrs old ipad. Anyway, you can check out this tablet here.
Okay, here’s the deal, it seems that everyone loves big screen on their phone, why I know this? Because Samsung has just announce the Galaxy Mega (as in freaking huge) that comes in 2 flavors 5.8 inch and 6.3 inch. Okay, I don’t mind a big screen but don’t you think this is getting to the point of being a tat ridiculous? I mean, that is why people have tablets so that they can have a larger screen, I don’t see the point of having such big phone, you might as well called the ipad a phone then. Anyway, if you’re into this kinda of tech you can check it out here.
This is my review of the iPad 2. Faster with 2 cameras, nuf said. Check it out here.
Spotted these at a local K-Mart, first is the 10.2″ Augen Genbook running Android 2.1, on the side it says resolution to be at 800×600 and cost $189.99. The second is the Genbook at 7″, not sure if it’s running 2.1 as it doesn’t say on the box and cost $109.99. Last but not least, the Augen Gentouch 7″ Tablet running Android, again not mentioned which flavor and cost $179.99. There seems to be some in stock so if you’re out for a cheapo Android device, get them while they last.
Finally, news of a Android powered tablet/ebook is appearing in the woods. Welcome the Cruz reader which is a tablet powered by Android 1.5 with wifi and SD card. There are a couple of flavors but the mothership has wifi-n with build-in 4Gb and SD slot. Check out their site here.
Apple have done it again, today they announce their new product: the IPAD. That’s right, it’s a giant iphone, enuf said. And what do you get for a giant iphone. A bigger screen, at 1024×768, comes with a 1Ghz A4 processor, Apple’s very own, also bluetooth and wi-fi with 3G support for some extra cash. Not sure how much RAM it has but the capacity is between 16Gb to 64Gb SSD. No external USB or media-card reader, the only input is the standard 30-pin iphone/ipod plug. At least there’s a 3.5mm stereo plug. Well at $499 it’s not that expensive, in fact for $100 less you can pick up a ipod touch 64Gb at $399. Will I buy it… maybe but only to play with it, I would still prefer a netbook for proper day-to-day usage. Some hands-on at Engadget here.