In addition to the ProPad 600 introduced today, HP has rolled out the red carpet for its 'total business solution' slate, the HP ElitePad 1000 G2. With the ElitePad 1000 comes a svelte design at 9.2mm thin and 1.5lbs, as well as Windows 8.1 Pro and options for enterprise users.
Microsoft Office for iPad has been teased for a while now, with news concerning it arising in various bits and leaks over the course of many months. The latest among them is word from various sources that Microsoft plans to roll out its productivity software in the first half of this year, a jump from the previously-projected Fall timeline.
Samsung has announced an upcoming Galaxy Tab designed specifically for educational purposes, which will launch in time for the next academic school year and will bring with it integration with Google Play for Education. There's no word yet on pricing or a specific launch date, but Samsung says the tablet will be available to channel partners in April.
The market has no lack of solar chargers for small gadgets, such as smartphones and tablets, but they often take longer than a wall charger and are less convenient, needing full sunlight in most cases. Such negatives aren't much incentive for gadget owners to go green, but the startup Changers hopes to change that. Those who use the company's solar charger will earn credits that can be redeemed for goods.
The first tablet running Mozilla's Firefox OS has had its specifications dropped by the company's Asa Dotzler over on his blog. Among them we get a look at the tablet itself running a Firefox OS build, and though there's still no word on when the tablet will hit shelves or what price range it'll be targeting, it seems things are shaping up nicely.
Personal banking apps make managing a checking or savings account easy, eschewing the need for a laptop or firing up a browser. Whether they keep your personal data secure is another matter, however, one that IOActive Labs Research says needs more attention. In a recent study, the research group looked into forty different so-called home banking apps from what it says are the world's top 60 most influential banks, none of which were specified by name.
If you’re a digital reader, Kobo has a lineup of tablets you should probably take a look at. Their 7 and 10-inch devices are centric to reading, but also keep the Android fun you might like to have with your tablet. The tablets all have Play Store compatibility, so you can download any app you like. We got an up close and personal look with the two devices here at Showstoppers.
Tablets are a dime a dozen, something that makes room for tablets that take their time, in a manner of speaking. Such is the case with Lenovo's ThinkPad 8, and 8-inch tablet that is promised as offering a "full PC experience" while on the go. The small form-factor allows for easy portability, but the company says that the device's design is premium quality, including machine-cut aluminum and a unique Quickshot Cover.
Lenovo is augmenting its roster of convertible and otherwise detachable products with some new offerings, with the Miix 2 and Flex 14D & 15D making appearances here at CES 2014. With these new products comes laptops that can function in more ways that your average notebook thanks to convertible and detachable elements, bringing them all into the "hybrid" category. Read on to find out more.
Acer has rolled out the red carpet for a new tablet, the Iconia A1-830. This 7.9-inch slate features an IPS display and Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean. The tablet boasts several bragging points, among them being a long battery life and slight profile, both of which accompany a design that aims to be both durable and stylish. The unit is slated to arrive in North America sometime this quarter for $149 USD.
Joining the newly announced A1-830 tablet is the new Acer Iconia B1-720, a smaller 7-inch tablet that is otherwise fairly similar to its larger A1 sibling. As with the A1, the Iconia B1-720 offers Jelly Bean and the promise of both high performance and battery life. Rather than the aluminum design, however, the B1 makes things a bit more classy with a textured and silky finish.