Review Category : Hardware

Dell Venue 8 Pro Windows 8.1 tablet with 32GB internal storage is now available for just $249 from Amazon. Dell Venue 8 Pro is a great tablet that runs on full Windows instead of Windows RT. You can buy 64GB version for $313 from Amazon. Specs: Processor: Intel® Atom™ processor Z3740D (2MB Cache, up to 1.8GHz Quad-Core) Display: 8.0 inch IPS Display with HD (WXGA 1280 x 800) resolution with 10-pt capacitive touch Memory: 2GB Single Channel DDR3L-RS 1600MHz Storage (hard drive): 32GB eMMC Color: Black It also comes with Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 pre-installed. It can’t get better than this! Order yours now. Check out the deal here. ...

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HP today announced two business focused laptops running Windows 8.1. The two new devices are EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 and EliteBook Revolve G2. EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 comes with machined aluminum body, 14-inch display that weighs 3.3 pounds 15.9mm thinner. It is powered by Intel 4th gen processor and offers upto 10 hours battery life. You can choose between 1,600 x 900 or 1,920 x 1,080 display with an optional touchscreen option. It comes with Synaptics’ ForcePad trackpad technology, military’s MIL-STD 810G specifications support, Intel vPro processors, fingerprint sensor and a Smart Card reader. It is already on sale with starting price of $1,299. Another new business Ultrabook convertiable announced is the new Revolve G2. The design is a traditional convertible with a touchscreen that can converted into tablet mode. All expected improvements like latest Intel processor, support for LTE and improved stylus are present. It will go on sale ...

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  Dell Venue 8 Pro Windows 8.1 tablet with 32GB internal storage is now available for just $229 from Amazon. FYI, It costs $299 from Dell.com. Dell Venue 8 Pro is a great tablet that runs on full Windows instead of Windows RT. Specs: Processor: Intel® Atom™ processor Z3740D (2MB Cache, up to 1.8GHz Quad-Core) Display: 8.0 inch IPS Display with HD (WXGA 1280 x 800) resolution with 10-pt capacitive touch Memory: 2GB Single Channel DDR3L-RS 1600MHz Storage (hard drive): 32GB eMMC Color: Black It also comes with Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 pre-installed. It can’t get better than this! Order yours now. Check out the deal here. ...

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During an investor meeting in Santa Clara, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich revealed that Bay Trail tablets with a 64-bit version of Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 will be released in the first quarter next year. Apple’s iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina Display already have the A7 64-bit processor which improves application and graphics performance in devices. Intel revealed this information to let everyone know that they are not far behind Apple in terms of CPU processor power and efficiency. Also Intel expects to sell 40 million  Intel based tablets next year. Are you ready for more powerful Windows tablets? Source: PCWorld ...

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Acer’s updated Aspire R7 2-in-1 notebook with latest Intel Haswell processors and Active Pen support is now on sale from BestBuy. Apart from latest CPU and updated display, Acer has also updated the machine with 8GB RAM and 1TB HDD. The device will go on sale for $899 from BestBuy. Aspire R7 – A touch more apps with active pen support With four modes of operation, the R7 can easily be used as a traditional notebook, a table top pad, a display, or switched into “Ezel” mode, allowing the screen to float over the keyboard at various angles. Whether sitting or standing, at a desk or outdoors, users can always find the most suitable and comfortable way to use the R7, seamlessly transitioning from one mode to the other, from touching to typing, then from writing to drawing. The Ezel Hinge makes it easy to flip the 15.6-inch full HD ...

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Logitech’s Harmony universal remote comes with support for remote control compatibility of over 225,000 home theater devices. Harmony devices can connect to other devices via IR or Bluetooth. Harmony already supports Xbox 360 and they Logitech has announced they they working with Microsoft Xbox team for Xbox One support on day one. “We are working directly with the Xbox team at MSFT to have Harmony support on Day 1 of Xbox One launch,” FYI, Sony PS4 will not work with Harmony. via: Polygon ...

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Toshiba last year announced its premium notebook series called Kirabook with impressive screen resolutions and build quality. They are yet to announced the next generation Kirabooks this year. However, Toshiba Japanese has announced two new Dynabook KIRA V654 and Dynabook Kira V834. Both these devices are powered by Intel’s new Haswell processors, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, IEEE 801.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.0 and DTS Studio sound. These Ultrabooks come pre-installed with Windows 8.1, Office Home and business 2013 and Adobe Photoshop Elements 11. Dynabook KIRA V654: Dynabook KIRA V654 does not have touch screen, but it has 13-inch 1,366 x 768 resolution screen and weighs at just 1.12kg. There is also an optional high-resolution model 2,560 x 1,440. What’s so impressive about this Ultrabook? The 13-inch 1,366 x 768 resolution model will give you 22 hours of battery life and the 2,560 x 1,440 will give you 14 hours battery life. ...

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Dell today announced the availability of the XPS 11 2-in-1 and the updated XPS 13 Ultrabooks which will be available starting $999. Apart from these consumer devices, Dell also announced the availability of the Dell Precision M3800 mobile workstation and introduction of the new OptiPlex 3020 desktop. Dell XPS 11: With the highest resolution display (Quad HD, 2560 x 1440) on an 11.6-inch 2-in1, the acrobatic XPS 11 is the world’s thinnest, lightest and most compact 2-in-1 Ultrabook available today.  Featuring a 360-degree rotating hinge design, the 2-in-1 is sure to turn heads as it transitions from tablet to laptop with ease. The XPS 11 starts at $999.99 USD. New Dell XPS 13: The award-winning XPS 13 Ultrabook has a 13.3-inch, edge-to-edge display that innovatively fits into a footprint similar to an 11-inch laptop, is razor thin and light, and weighs less than 3lbs. It is built for mobility and ...

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  Panasonic Toughpad 4K UT-MB5 is the world’s first 4K tablet and it is going on sale in the US from January. It will be powered by Intel Core i5 vPro processor and dedicated NVIDIA graphics running Windows 8.1 Pro. It will cost $5999 when it going on sale. Toughpad 4K UT-MB5: Key Features 4K Visual Experience: 20-inch IPS Alpha LCD screen with 3840×2560 pixel display featuring 230 pixels per inch and15:10 aspect ratio High-Performance Processing Power: Intel® Core™ i5-3437U vPro™ processor with NVIDIA® GeForce® 745M GPU Operating System: Windows 8.1 Pro Storage & Memory: 256GB SSD, 8 GB RAM and 2GB VRAM Connectivity & I/O: Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6235 Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth® v4.0 (Class 1), USB 3.0, SDXC card slot, smart card reader, docking connector Camera: 1280 x 720 pixel built-in front camera Durability: Business-rugged with resistance to 12-inch drops to 26 angles (non-operating) and 30-inch drop to ...

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Dell Venue 11 Pro Windows 8.1 tablet is now available for order for Dell.com. Like Asus Transformer T00, Dell Venue 11 Pro offers great value for money. It just costs $499 for 64GB model, which I think is pretty great. The only model now available for order is Dell Venue Pro 11  with quad core Intel Atom  processor and 2GB RAM, 64GB internal storage. It comes with  10.8″ Full HD display with active stylus support. It has NFC built-in as well. It has Integrated 2MP HD Webcam (front) / 8MP (back), swappable battery option and also comes with Office 2013 pre-installed. Dell is also selling optional keyboards along with the device. Dell Tablet Keyboard – Slim will cost $129.99, Dell Tablet Keyboard – Mobile will cost $159.99, and Dell Active Stylus will cost $34.99. Source: Dell ...

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Not a surprise here. Microsoft’s next generation Surface Pro device Surface Pro 2 scored the same Repairability Score as its predecessor. It scored 1 out of 10, while 10 being the easiest to repair. Microsoft Surface Pro 2 Repairability Score: 1 out of 10 (10 is easiest to repair) The battery is not soldered to the motherboard—so it can be replaced without soldering, if not without great difficulty. The SSD can be replaced, but not without first risking damage to the tablet simply by opening it. There are over 90 screws inside this device. Mechanical fasteners are great, but frankly, we draw the line at 89. The display assembly consists of a fused glass panel and LCD, and is extremely difficult to remove and replace. Tons of adhesive hold everything in place, including the display and battery. The delicate and arduous opening procedure leaves no room for mistakes: one slip-up, ...

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Dell has started selling their first 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet Venue 8 Pro from Dell.com. Dell Venue 8 Pro starts at $299. It comes with Windows 8.1 and Office Home & Student 2013 wherever you go with an 8″ HD screen, dual cameras and an optional keyboard. Processor Intel® Atom™ processor Z3740D with 32GB storage (2MB Cache, up to 1.8GHz Quad-Core) Operating System Windows 8.1 (32Bit) English Productivity Software Office Home and Student 2013 Tablet Memory 2GB Single Channel DDR3L-RS 1600MHz Video Card Intel® HD Graphics Display 8.0 inch IPS Display with HD (WXGA 1280 x 800) resolution with 10-pt capacitive touch Wireless Dell Wireless 1538 Dual-Band 2×2 802.11n WiFi  + Bluetooth® 4.0 Case Color Black Mobile Broadband Not Selected in this configuration Webcam Integrated 1.2MP HD Webcam (front) / 5MP (back) Power Supply 10 Watt AC Adapter Support 1 Yr Rapid Return for Repair after Remote Diagnosis – Americas ...

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The new Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro is now available for order from Lenovo. The new Yoga 2 Pro is thinner(15mm thick) and lighter (1.39kg) than the previous models. The Yoga 2 Pro will come up to Intel’s 4th generation Core i7 U series processors. The main highlight is the 13.3-inch IPS 178° wide angle, 16:9 QHD+ 10 point touchscreen, that has a screen resolution of 3200 x 1800. You can configure up to a 512GB SSD for storage and will come in signature Grey or Clementine Orange colors. Lenovo has also addressed the biggest complaint, the new Yoga 2 Pro comes with backlit keyboard. Currently, Lenovo is selling the 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD and Core i5 model for $1149 for a limited time. I think it is a great deal! Check out the listing here. And find the full tech specs below. Description Ideapad Yoga 2 Pro Processor 4th Gen Intel® ...

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  Lenovo today announced the Lenovo Miix2 8-inch tablet that runs on Intel quad- core processor and IPS wide-angle HD display with an optional cover and stylus. The main selling point of the device is its pricing. Miix 2 32GB will cost $299 and 64GB will cost $349 and the optional Cover with stylus pen will cost $20. The device will be available later this month. •Intel Bay Trail-T Quad Core processor •Windows 8.1 OS •8” HD display (1280×800) with multi-touch and 178 degree wide viewing angle; 16:10 widescreen •2GB LP-DDR3 memory •32/64 GB eMMC storage •Weight: .77 lbs. •Dimensions: 5.18” x 8.48” x .32” •Integrated Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and 3G-GPS3 connectivity •2MP front camera / 5MP rear camera •Up to 7 hrs. of battery life Read full press release below. Lenovo Blends Entertainment with Productivity in New Miix2 8-inch Tablet RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – October 17, 2013: Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: ...

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Lenovo is working on a Yoga Windows tablet that will have some new form factor in which it will have two small stands on the sides. Lenovo posted on its teaser page that “It’s time for a tablet that can hold its own.” Earlier Lenovo SVP and head of China, Chen Xudong, on Sina Weibo confirmed that Lenovo is launching this tablet in Oct and the teaser site has confirmed the Oct 30th data. The Yoga tablet will be powered by Intel Bay Trail processor, and will also take the title of becoming the world’s slimmest tablet with the longest standby battery life. Source: Lenovo ...

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Toshiba has announced new Z-series family of business laptops powered by Windows 8.1 Pro. The Portégé Z30 comes with a 13.3-inch optional touchscreen and it is a super-premium, powerful, and thin laptop. The Tecra Z40 features a 14.1” screen. And the Tecra Z50 comes with a 15.6” screen with full numeric keypad. All these devices are powered by 4th generation Intel Core processor up to core i7 and will have spill resistant keyboards, optional TPM, etc,. Toshiba has also announced the new Satellite Z30 with a battery life of up to 12 hours. Like its Z-series, Z30 has been through Toshiba’s gamut of testing and is drop and spill resistant. The Z-series and Satellite Z30 will be available in Europe during the fourth quarter in 2013 ...

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