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The Year of the Tablets

June 11, 2011 Leave a comment

2011 is the Year of the Tablets. It really is. After Apple’s iPad and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab, several other tablet computers have been launched with the hope to increase their market share.

In response to the craze for tablet computers, The New York Times offers an interactive guideline which is quite handy, especially for those who are thinking of purchasing a tablet but don’t have any idea which one to opt for.
This interactive guide allows you to view features of the Apple iPad, Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab, BlackBerry PlayBook, Acer Iconia Tab A500, Toshiba Tablet, HP Slate and Dell Streak. It also provides URL links to comprehensive reviews of each gadget written by technology experts as well as links to the product pages.
The most amazing feature of this interactive guideline is that you can also choose which of these tablets to compare to one another, allowing an easier view and, of course, helping with your decision-making.

Life-saving inventions
The world has been struck by so many natural disasters in recent years. Before Japan was hit by a devastating tsunami, China’s Sichuan province was wrecked by a 7.9-magnitude earthquake in 2008, and then Indonesia’s Java was hit the following year. Just last year it was Haiti and Chile.
Jack Lamport from BBC News has compiled several gadgets that have been invented to help the victims of natural disasters.
Inflatable hospitals, for example, have been used since 2005 mainly by international medical and humanitarian aid organisation Medecins Sans Frontieres, particularly in the aftermath of the earthquake in Pakistan that year and in Haiti in 2010.
In times of disaster when local hospitals have been ruined, hospitals created from inflatable tents have proven to be very practical.
In Japan where people were left without access to clean water after the tsunami, Lifestraw _ a compact, lightweight filter that kills bacteria and parasites in a purification cartridge _ was also created as a life-saving device.
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ASUS Eee Pad Slider Going On Sale Soon, It May Cost Between $500-$800

May 28, 2011 Leave a comment
ASUS’ Eee Pad might still be difficult to track down, but at least all
systems are go for the company’s other Honeycomb tablet, the Eee Pad
Slider. Asus introduced the Eee Pad Slider at CES in January, but the
company’s been pretty quite about the Android tablet with a slide-out
keyboard ever since.

The company has posted a few teaser photos of the tablet on
TechInStyle.tv, but there are no big surprises. While the company says
the tablet has gone through additional testing since January, the only
major change I can see is that the mockups show Android 3.x Honeycomb
rather than Android 2.2 Froyo.

The company confirmed that the 10.1-inch tablet, originally slated
for May, is “coming soon” no word, of course, on whether it will ditch
Tegra 2 for an Atom Z670 CPU, as rumored. Next up, ASUS, give us a
price, capiche? Last time we checked, the company was estimating it
would cost between $500 and $800, so your guess is as good as ours as to
how sweet a value this will be. There’s no word on pricing, but Asus
will have more details during a pre-Computex news conference on May
30th.

You can check out my demo video from CES showing how the sliding
mechanism works after the break. In a nutshell, the Slider is a lot like
the Asus Eee Pad Transformer, except that instead of offering an
optional keyboard docking station, the Slider come standard with a
keyboard that’s always with you since it tucks away behind the screen.
Checkout the Video Bellow:

Categories: Computer, Tablet, Technology

Acer Iconia Tab W500-BZ467 10.1-Inch Tablet

May 16, 2011 Leave a comment
Acer bring Iconia Tab W500-BZ467 10.1-Inch Tablet. The sleek and stylish
Acer Iconia Tab W500 delivers the mobility of a Tablet combined with
the productivity of a notebook, making it the perfect tool for home or
on-the-go. The hybrid design offers the best of both worlds: the
convenience of HD multi-touch Tablet portability, and the full
productivity of a standard Notebook via a dockable keyboard. Advanced
technology such as Windows 7 OS makes this Tab one smooth operator with
enhanced usability and the AMD Brazos CPU provides dual-core power to
speed through tasks and enables vivid and smooth multimedia playback. 
This is an Amazon’s products review. Checkout more detail bellow.
Product Features:
  • With the unique hybrid design you have the option to take this Tab
    on-the-go or insert it into the docking station with full-size chiclet
    keyboard
  • With the latest Dual-Core AMD C-50 Processor, this hybrid Tab has
    the power to handle Flash 10.1 HD while also enjoying long battery life
  • 32GB of Solid-State Storage provides fast data access, is light and
    quiet, and features a sturdy design for your ultraportable Tab
  • The 10.1″ 720p HD capacitive multi-touch display with wide viewing
    angles enhances your digital world and makes everyday activities simple
  • SocialJogger puts your social life in one place so you can check
    updates from your Facebook and Twitter contacts in a single glance
Processor, Memory, and Motherboard:
  • Hardware Platform: PC
  • Processor: 1 hertz Intel Pentium 4
  • Number of Processors: 1
  • RAM: 2000 MB
  • RAM Type: SDRAM
Hard Drive:
  • Size: 32 GB
  • Type: ATA100
Graphics and Display:
  • Graphics RAM: 256 MB
  • LCD Native Resolution: 1024×768
Ports and Connectivity:
  • USB Ports: 2
Cases and Expandability:
  • Size (LWH): 7.48 inches, 10.83 inches, 0.63 inches
  • Weight: 2.14 pounds
Power:
  • Rated Charge (normal use): 6 hours
From Tablet to Notebook in a Snap

Choose how you go mobile with the Acer Iconia Tab W500-BZ467. With
the unique hybrid design you have the option to take this Tab on-the-go
or insert it into the docking station with full-size chiclet keyboard
for convenient two-handed text input.
The dockable keyboard offers more than just comfortable typing… It
also features an Ethernet port for fast Internet connections and a USB
port for external devices.
With the latest Dual-Core AMD C-50 Processor, this hybrid Tab has the
power to handle Flash 10.1 HD while also enjoying long battery life.
The discrete-class graphics provide rich and vivid colors, sharp images,
and smooth multimedia playback anywhere- even on a big screen HDTV via
HDMI output.
Integrated battery provides 4 hours HD video playback and 6 hours
Internet browsing so that you can enjoy the freedom to go anywhere,
anytime- without worrying about finding the nearest outlet!
32GB of Solid-State Storage provides fast data access, is light and
quiet, and features a sturdy design for your ultraportable Tab. 2GB
Memory delivers quick system response and fast boot ups.

An Absolute Touch Experience
The 10.1″ 720p HD capacitive multi-touch display with wide viewing
angles enhances your digital world and makes everyday activities simple.
From checking email and social networking, to enjoying HD content like
movies and games- this Tab lets you experience them in a new and
exciting way!

The W500-BZ467 optimizes your touch experience in the Windows® 7 Home
Premium environment with bigger icons and a dedicated control bar so
you can be more productive and interact with your familiar Windows
programs easier than ever.

The Acer Ring Control Interface is your entry point to entertainment.
Simply place all five fingers on the screen in a grab gesture to launch
the unique touch portal and scroll effortlessly through your favorite
applications and utilities with your fingertips.

Connect Like Never Before 
SocialJogger puts your social life in one place so you can connect to
Flickr, Facebook, and YouTube instantly and simultaneously. The 1.3MP
HD front and rear-facing cameras offer a special way to keep in touch
with family and friends.

Acer Clear.fi™ allows you to manage, store, share, and enjoy media
between any Clear.fi enabled devices, in any room throughout your home.

Connect to the Internet reliably with 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™
and Gigabit Ethernet LAN conveniently delivering rapid connectivity from
your home, at work or on-the-go. 

Key Features:

  • 10.1” HD Multi-Touch LED-backlit TFT LCD Display: (1280 x 800) resolution, wide viewing angle
  • AMD Dual-Core Processor C-50
  • 2GB DDR3 Dual-Channel Memory
  • Windows® 7 Home Premium 32-bit
  • Microsoft® Office Starter 2010
  • ATI Radeon™ HD 6250 Graphics
  • 32GB Solid State Drive
  • Dual 1.3MP Acer Crystal Eye Webcams (1280 x 1024) resolution
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™
  • Bluetooth® 3.0+HS
  • Dolby® Advanced Audio® v2 Audio Enhancement
  • High-Definition Audio Support
  • 2- USB 2.0 Port
  • 1- HDMI™ Port with HDCP Support
  • Full-Size Acer FineTip Keyboard
  • Acer PowerSmart Battery 6-cell Li-Polymer

Acer Iconia W500-BZ467 Tablet comes with these high level Specs: AMD
C-Series Processor C-50, Windows 7 Home Premium (32-bit), 10.1″ HD WXGA
LED-backlit Multi-touch Screen, AMD A50M Fusion Chipset, ATI Radeon HD
6250 Graphics, 2048MB DDR3 Memory, 32GB Solid State Drive, 2-in-1
Digital Media Card Reader, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED, Dual 1.3MP
Webcams, 2 – USB 2.0 Ports, HDMI, 3-cell Li-Polymer Battery (3260 mAh),
Up to 6-hours Battery Life for Internet Browsing, Up to 4 Hours for HD
Video Playback, Dockable Keyboard, 10/100 Ethernet (on Keyboard Dock),
Microsoft Office Starter 2010, 2.14 lbs. | 0.97 kg (tablet only)

That’s all about the Acer Iconia Tab W500-BZ467. This Tablet is available in Amazon.com. You can directly order or Buy form here.

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