Twelve months ago Panasonic showed us a 4k display slotted into an oversized tablet and threatened to release it on the world; now, the Panasonic Toughpad 4K UT-MB4 has been born. 20-inches and 3840 x 2560 resolution, the Toughpad 4K UT-MB4 isn't being targeted at your average iPad owner - not least because it's ten times the price - but instead at architects, artists, and design studios, though we must confess feeling some lust ourselves. Read on for our first-impressions.
Wacom has taken the wraps off its two new Cintiq tablets, the Cintiq Companion running Windows 8 and the Cintiq Companion Hybrid running Android. Both allow users to take their graphic work on the road, although the Hybrid Android version is more limited than the Windows 8 variety. Both will begin rolling out later this year, with the Hybrid coming first.
HP's Slate series of tablets is getting ideas above its station, with the new HP Slate 21 trying to edge in on the company's all-in-one range. The odd hybrid runs Android on an NVIDIA Tegra 4 chip, rather than Windows as you might expect from an HP all-in-one PC, and is fronted by a 21.5-inch Full HD touchscreen with ten-finger multitouch support. HP is positioning the Slate 21 as ideal for multimedia consumption and web browsing, along with video calls.
HP has announced its first mobile all-in-one PC, the HP ENVY Rove 20. As the name suggests, this AiO unit measures in at 20-inches corner-to-corner, and features a battery, allowing users to unplug it and go cable-free. This differentiates the device from many other all-in-one units, which - like a regular desktop computer - turn off when unplugged. We've got a video of the massive slate after the break.
Sometimes you need a laptop, and sometimes you need a tablet. Such is the philosophy behind detachable PCs, with the newly unveiled HP Split x2 being one of two announced today, with the HP SlateBook x2 being the other. With a 13.3-inch HD display, it's big enough for a variety of tasks, yet still small enough to tote around sans-body as a tablet. Read on for the full details; we've got a video for you after the jump.
It would appear that NVIDIA is ready to power HP's newest attempt at converging the mobile and desktop worlds with a transforming notebook/tablet machine called the HP SlateBook x2. This device works with a 10.1-inch HP touchscreen display, an NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor under the hood, and a version of Android that's all but vanilla. Taking on the mantle brought up with the ASUS Transformer tablet/notebooks many seasons before, here HP attempts to make Android an all-day OS.
HP is planning on shifting its attention from the PC industry to the tablet industry. It has already started on this transition by announcing its new HP Slate 7 tablet, a $169 budget tablet that will definitely catch the eyes of consumers, and also make it a decent competitor to Amazon's line of 7-inch Kindle tablets. While it is $10 more than the cheapest 7-inch Kindle Fire, it does have the benefit of running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Dell and other Windows 8 tablet manufacturers are apparently experiencing unexpected problems with drivers for their new touchscreen slates, insiders claim, forcing delays of certain models into early 2013. The Dell Latitude 10 and other Intel Atom Z2760 based tablets are now not expected until late January, with sources telling InformationWeek that the problem is in getting sufficiently stable drivers for the power-frugal Clover Trail processors to meet Microsoft's licensing standards.
HP has announced the addition of the EliteBook Revolve, a tablet/laptop hybrid, to its business tablet offerings. Like many touch-enabled laptops appearing on the market, the EliteBook Revolve has a touchscreen that can be rotated and laid flat, effectively turning the notebook into a tablet. The device is slated for launch in March 2013 with an MSRP of $499.