Category: Tablet

2020 10th Gen Amazon Fire HD 8 & Fire HD 8 Plus vs 2018 Fire HD 8 vs 2019 Fire HD 10 & Fire 7 – Whats changed and which is the best buy?

Today Amazon has refreshed their tablet lineup replacing the 8th generation Fire HD 8 which was launched back in 2018. The new launch has two tablets which are identical apart from the plus model having 1GB more RAM at 3GB vs 2GB. Price Amazon has kept the base price the same with the Fire HD 8 launching at £89.99 and the Plus model being £109.99. The now-discontinued 2018 model had been as low as £55 on occasion. The Fire HD 10 £149.99 while the Fire 7 is £49.99 All-New Fire HD 8 Plus tablet, 8" HD display, 32 GB,...

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Microsoft Surface Event: Microsoft’s Surface Book i7 offers twice the graphics power

As you would expect from the Microsoft Surface Event, a new updated Surface has been launched. Microsoft has unveiled the Surface Book i7, a refresh that focuses on pure power. As the name suggests you now get a Core i7 CPU, but a hefty upgrade to the GPU built into the base, using a GeForce GTX 965M. Admittedly it would have been nice to see a GTX 10xx GPU, but the launch timing was probably a bit close to each other for that to happen. There's also a larger battery that promises up to 16 hours of battery life...

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Bush Eluma 8 Inch 32GB Windows 10 Tablet Review Score 70%

Bush Eluma 8 Inch 32GB Windows 10 Tablet Review

The Bush Eluma is a low cost tablet running a full version of Windows 10 but can it compete with Android based tablets or is it as usable as low cost 2-in-1s? Priced at £79.99 this is about as cheap as it gets when it comes to a Windows tablet, but the specification isn’t much different than lowest cost tablets/hybrids out there. The exact specification is: 33GHz Intel atom 3735f (baytrail) quad core processor. 1GB RAM. 32 GB internal storage. Windows 10 operating system. microSDHC memory card slot. Micro USB. Display: 8 inch screen. Resolution 1280 x 800 pixels....

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Microsoft Announce Surface 3 running full Windows 8.1

It looks like Windows RT could be finally dead, Microsoft have just announced their latest Surface tablet, which traditionally ran Windows RT, with the Pro models running full fat windows. The Surface 3 is a low cost full Windows laptop that is just 8.7mm thick, and weighing 0.6kgs and has a 10.8-inch screen. It uses a Quad-core Intel Atom x7-Z8700 processor which should be more than adequate for daily tasks and web browsing. The Surface 3 also has front- (3.5MP) and rear-facing (8MP) cameras that both capture 1080p video. The battery will last up to 10 hours and it...

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Lenovo has a convertible laptop for everyone

We are fans of convertible laptops at Mighty Gadget, you get all the power of a normal laptop and the casual flexibility of a tablet.  Lenovo are betting big with this form factor and are producing a range of convertible laptops which should fit anyone's needs and budget. The following list is our pick of their best convertibles: First up is out favourite of the lot, the Yoga 2 Pro, as pictured above. This isn't actually available in the UK yet, but it is coming soon, but it has received excellent critic review universally, with an average of 8.1...

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So do we get to use the four pins on the side of the Nexus 7?

Nexus 7 owners were quick to scope out what Google describes in the manual as the “4-pin connector”. Alas, up to now we have only had rumors of what the 4 pins were designed to connect to. Report are surfacing from Japan that the 4 pins connect to an audio dock from the maker of the Nexus 7 Asus. The Google translation of the page is here. The dock itself  appears to be a chunk of plastic that looks like  it is designed to hold up the Nexus 7 in landscape mode, which makes sense considering that the pins are...

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What does the new iPad really bring to the UK? Not LTE

Apple has announced its third generation iPad, the world went wild,  and now its back ordered.While the retina display has been widely hailed as the best tablet screen ever and the voice dictation, faster processor, plus new camera and iPhoto are real lures for an upgrade, if the prospect of LTE speed is what gets you ready to hand over your hard earned quid over to Apple think again. The LTE standard being adopted by the United Kingdom and Europe is not compatible wit the latest iPad. The first indication that LTE compatibility might be a problem  was during the Apple iPad announcement when it was revealed that there would be separate LTE iPads for American wireless carriers ATT and Verizon. ATT uses the 700Mhz and 2100Mhz bands and Verizon uses the 700 Mhz band. At this point, the UK telecommunications body Ofcom has not even auctioned LTE spectra yet and when it does, it won't be either 700Mhz or 2100 Mhz. Of course, the Apple site makes that very clear, just go down to the bottom of the page at footnote 2 ” Data plan is sold separately. 4G LTE coverage is not available in all areas and varies by carrier. See your carrier for details”  The question of purchasing the new iPad should not just turn on LTE. The display is quite the thing, and the voice dictation looks like it will be a winner. Those features...

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Sony S1 Set for September 1st Release

American blog site This is my next has reported that they have access to documents confirming that the Sony S1 will be available for pre-order in the UK exclusively at Sony Centre stores and that the Sony stores may have something of an exclusive on the product. Alas, the documents were not specific as to a price and an exact release date, but it does appear that Sony is on track to keep its promise to be the first Android Honeycomb tablet to market. In addition to the pre-order date leak, several tech bloggers were invited to a Sony round-table event held in conjunction with the announcement that S1’s sister tablet, codenamed the S2 oddly enough, will be released as a carrier-exclusive to the American wireless provider AT&T. The round-table included a hands on demonstration with both the S2 and the S1. From the various early impression reports from Engadget, Gizmodo, and Tech Crunch , we can glean the following about the S1. First, the shape is a wedge, something different from all the other tablets out there. This makes the S1 far easier to hold in ones hand for reading (Gizmodo goes as far as claiming that the S1’s weight distribution is optimized for being held with one hand) and is far easier to read while the tablet is laid on a table. Viewing-angles are also excellent as...

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ModulR Case for the iPad 2

ModulR has announced that casings for the iPad 2 are now available. The casing system is designed to protect the iPad and allow for added functionality by allowing users to add various accessories to the casing system. This allows users to use the iPad in a variety of other ways that would be impossible with a standard protective casing. The iPad 2 case costs $39.99 and includes a very useful hand strap. It is currently available in three colours: tech white, classic black and crystal clear. The case itself has a very good protection and has a very elegant design. There are currently six accessories that are available for the case: Hand Strap $14.99: This allows to firmly hold your favourite iDevice without straining your had. It also removes the risk of the iPad slipping or being knocked off your hand. Shoulder Strap Pro ($19.99): this accessory offers added mobility, you can carry it like a normal bag. It also includes a hand strap and a free stylus holder. Car Headrest Strap ($19.99): As the name suggests, this one allows you to attach your magical tablet to your car seat, allowing you to provide instant entertainment for your passengers. Slim Wall Mount ($19.99): The Wall Mount allows users to attach their iPad to the wall. You can choose between adhesive or screw mounting options. Quick Stand ($14.99): This helpful...

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Toshiba Thrive – The Latest Android tablet

On 10 July, the much-anticipated Toshiba Thrive will go on sale, adding yet another impressive tablet PC to an already expanding line of Android Tablets. After months of testing, it seems like Toshiba has developed a very impressive product and it stands to make a strong impression on users and rivals. While everyone has their eyes set on Apple's iPad 2, it is becoming increasingly clear that the Android rivals are becoming more capable or more competitive in terms of both features and price. In the technology industry, the advantage of the first mover/innovator is rarely held for more than a few years (or even less). Moreover, given the fact that there are so many focused rivals offering such great products it will not be surprising if the competition even supersedes Apple in the not-so-distant future.  Toshiba Thrive will be available in the three different models: 8GB Wi-Fi for $429.99, 16GB Wi-Fi for $479.99 and the 32GB Wi-Fi for $579.99.  In comparison, the 16GB iPad 2 (WiFi only version) starts at $500. The company also confirmed that it would be releasing a WiFi-only version of the Thrive. However, it is yet to announce the price of such a product, which analysts predict might be around $430.The reason the iPad usually costs so much is because of the high profit margin set by Apple. The components alone usually cost around half the price...

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Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Laptop and Tablet

Although these haven’t been officially announced by Lenovo they appeared on their website showing off two new models to its Thinkpad X line with the X220 Laptop and the X220 Tablet PC. The Full specs were shown in pdf format but sadly we didn’t get any pricing or release details but we can tell you what we know about them. ThinkPad X220 2nd Gen Core i-series processors 12.5” LED Backlit screen resolution : 1366×768 up to 8GB DDR3 RAM Integrated Intel HD GPU up to 320GB HDD or 160GB SSD 3x USB 2.0, with 1 optional USB 3.0 720p Webcam Display Port 9 Cell Battery(15 hours) upgradeable 23 hours with the external battery pack. As you can see from the image it’s not a complete Tablet PC more one of the dual Tablet/Notebook giving you the best of both worlds. Specs wise   ThinkPad X220 Tab 2nd Gen Core i-series processors 12.5” HD 2 finger touch/5 finger gesture touchscreen with Infinity Glass display up to 8GB DDR3 RAM Integrated Intel HD GPU up to 320GB HDD or 160GB SSD 6 Cell Battery(9 hours)+ External battery pack(18 hours) If either of these are of interest to yourselves you’ll have to keep your eyes peeled on Lenovo’s site to get the release details and...

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One OS not enough? Try 3 : Evolve III Maestro Tablet

With all the abilities of the Apple machines (App Store, iTunes, FaceTime etc) and the sheer amount of peripherals available to them it’s hard for other tablet, phone and media player producers to get an edge on the “brand”. Apple’s products are just as much a fashion accessory as they are a gadget. I was sucked in with the iPhone. Power and ability wise it’s not the best out there, but I and many others believe it is just by what it does, how it does it and what it stands for. So how can other manufacturers get an “edge”. Well Evolve are trying to here with a very simple idea. Why be stuck with one OS?  Why choose between whether to use Windows, Android or MeeGo, when you can have all three.   Evolve already make tablet PCs but they’re getting a slight revamp. Currently running with Intel Atom processors they’re about to get more power from the Dual-Core Oak Trail processor. There will also be 2GB of RAM a 10.1” capacitive touchscreen capable of 1024×600. Storage wise you’ll get up to 32GB of SSD and connectivity will be both WiFi and 3G. So what puts this apart? Well basically it comes with 3 operating systems that the user can choose to boot on startup. Android, Windows 7 and the Nokia/Intel newcomer MeeGo. This opens up a whole...

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