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Getac ZX70 Android tablet is water-resistant and ultra rugged

Getac ZX70 Android tablet is water-resistant and ultra rugged

Getac has launched a new rugged tablet called the ZX70. This model runs Android 6.0 and brings with it a design and construction quality designed to withstand harsh environments. The tablet is MIL-SPEC 810G certified and boasts things like water-resistance, the ability to handle extreme temperatures, use in wet environments, and more. The tablet is suitable for use in construction zones, while camping, and similar.

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This is how future Surface tablets and pens should work

This is how future Surface tablets and pens should work

Microsoft's Surface tablets and its Surface Pen appealed to artists and creatives but it was lacking in one aspect that these class of people were used to. It left one hand, the non-pen hand, idle and practically useless. Microsoft addressed that with the Surface Dial, but it was yet another accessory that you could drop, break, or lose. Microsoft Researchers,however, have come up with ways to give that hand something to do, by allowing both pen and finger to be used as the same time, with the finger driving some special UI and actions at the side.

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Samsung Chromebook Pro delay blamed on Android app support

Samsung Chromebook Pro delay blamed on Android app support

It is nearly a year since Google promised the invasion of Android apps on Chromebooks. It is also nearly half a year since Samsung and Google flaunted the Chromebook Plus 2-in-1, promised to have full Android app support. Neither have yet come to fruition in any substantial, let alone final way. Although is lesser sibling, the Chomebook Plus, has long launched in the market, the Samsung Chromebook Pro remains unlisted. And, according to The Verge, it could very well be due to that Android app support.

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Tablet shipments declined for the tenth quarter in a row, says IDC

Tablet shipments declined for the tenth quarter in a row, says IDC

PCs may have finally caught a break in the first quarter of 2017, but the same can't be said of tablets. At least, that's the depressing (for tablets) picture that IDC is painting. As of Q1 2017, the tablet market has only shipped 36.2 million, a year-over-year drop of 8.5%. More than just the disappointing numbers, this marks the tenth quarter that tablet numbers have been sinking. Which means that tablets have started to wane for more than two years now.

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Motorola Moto Android tablet leaks with ‘Productivity Mode’

Motorola Moto Android tablet leaks with ‘Productivity Mode’

Motorola is working on a new tablet, according to sources, and it will feature a 'Productivity Mode' previously seen on the Lenovo Yoga Book. Assuming the rumor proves true, this will mark the first time Motorola has introduced a new tablet in a long while, and it'll apparently be one that is, in some small way at least, targeted at users who want to do more than play Candy Crush. Among other things, the tablet will feature a premium look and possibly a 10-inch display.

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Kobo Aura H2O is an e-ink ereader that you can take in the pool

Kobo Aura H2O is an e-ink ereader that you can take in the pool

The company Rakuten Kobo has announced the launch of a new e-ink ereader called Kobo Aura H2O, a model that is obviously intended to handle water, hence its name. The Aura H2O is waterproof to depths of up to 2 meters in water for up to an hour at a time, meaning you can take it with you in the pool this summer and not worry about ruining it with an accidental bump into the water. In addition to its waterproof construction, the Kobo features a 6.8-inch display, sporty design, and more.

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Gvido dual-screen e-ink music sheet gets an unbelievable price tag

Gvido dual-screen e-ink music sheet gets an unbelievable price tag

Ebook readers use e-paper displays for two reasons. First is the innate nature of such screens, which are easy on the eyes and batteries. Second is the cheaper costs of such components, which translate to a more affordable retail price. If you thought the latter would be true of the Gvido music sheet "tablet" and its two 13-inch e-ink screens, you'd be shocked to find out the truth. Because when the Gvido launches later this year, it will cost just as much as two 12.9-inch iPad Pros.

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Logitech Universal Folio turns any tablet into a mobile office

Logitech Universal Folio turns any tablet into a mobile office

For the past weeks, Apple has been leaning heavily on advertising its iPad Pro tablets as more than just a tablet and better than a PC. But what if you don't have an iPad Pro or can't afford one? Or what if you prefer some other tablet with some other OS? Well, there are a variety of solutions other there, but Logitech boasts it has the perfect productivity one. Its new Universal Folio offers a typing experience as close to a laptop you can get, won't topple over on your lap, and even has a pen loop for whatever stylus you fancy.

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Acer Aspire Switch 3 Pro tipped to switch to Intel Pentium

Acer Aspire Switch 3 Pro tipped to switch to Intel Pentium

Spurred by the success of the later Microsoft Surface models, OEMs of all sizes have hopped onto the 2-in-1 tablet market. Not all, however, have Microsoft's money to throw at these devices. Forced to choose their battles, manufacturers like Chuwi have opted to go for lower price tags and mass market appeal by opting for a cheaper, and also less powerful, processor. It seems that this strategy is reaching even major companies, with Acer's soon to be launched Aspire Switch 3 Pro said to run on an Intel Pentium instead of the usual Intel Core processor.

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Eve V crowdfunded 2-in-1 laptops are ready to ship next month

Eve V crowdfunded 2-in-1 laptops are ready to ship next month

Crowdfunding is a tricky beast. While it has made many a dream come true, it has also crushed just as many. So when you have a campaign that promises the sun and the moon to boot, you'd be forgiven for being a bit skeptical. Defying odds and doubts, the crowdsourced and crowdfunded Eve V computer will soon be shipping out its first batch to its excited supporters, ready to rub shoulders with, and perhaps even surpass, the Microsoft Surface Pro as well as its "clones".

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Chuwi SurBook to try and fill in the Microsoft Surface’s shoes

Chuwi SurBook to try and fill in the Microsoft Surface’s shoes

Next month, Microsoft might be dashing the hopes of Surface fans. For one, its Surface Pro 5 might just be a small, incremental step up from the Surface Pro 4 launched nearly two years ago. For another, the Surface Book 2 might no longer be a convertible but a regular "Windows Cloud" clamshell laptop. Disheartening as those rumors might be, it will give Microsoft's competitors a chance to pick up where it left off, and in more varied, and perhaps creative, ways. Chuwi, who has been flooding the market with such devices, has just shown off its upcoming SurBooks at the Hong Kong Global Soruces Fair and, as the rather odd name implies, it will try to take on the Microsoft Surface Book.

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This is how much Samsung’s Galaxy Books will cost

This is how much Samsung’s Galaxy Books will cost

While Microsoft may have a new Surface Pro 5 coming next month, leaks paint a rather disappointing picture of a slightly refreshed 2-in-1. That gives its partners and competitors plenty of opportunities to grab the market for themselves. That is, if the price is right. Judging by the price and availability details that Samsung just put out, its new Galaxy Book 2-in-1 Windows 10 tablets might indeed just offer the market a stop-gap solution until the next Microsoft Surface innovation. If and when that happens.

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