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ASUS launches 8-inch MeMO Pad tablet in Australia, priced at $329

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ASUS has today launched the MeMO Pad 8 – its first 8-inch tablet – in Australia. The tablet’s hardware specs includes a quad-core 1.6GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, a 5-megapixel rear camera, a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera, and 16GB of storage onboard (more can be added with the microSDXC card slot). It also runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and reportedly has up to nine hours of battery life. The tablet […]

Lenovo reveals updated ThinkPad X1 Carbon and 8.3-inch tablet

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When Stewart Wilson got his hands on the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch, he absolutely loved it. At this year’s CES, Lenovo has announced that the X1 Carbon and X1 Carbon Touch laptops are getting an upgrade. Still featuring an 14-inch display and still thin as ever, the new X1 Carbon includes better viewing angles and better battery life. The X1 Carbon is its lightest ultrabook to date – weighing only […]

Microsoft Surface Pro 2 Review: Most Productive Tablet Ever?

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Despite their initial efforts resulted in $900 million in inventory writedowns, Microsoft is taking a second shot at the tablet market with its latest devices under the Surface brand – the Surface 2 and the Surface Pro 2.

When it was announced last year, it was a shock departure from what Microsoft had traditionally relied on for Windows – release the software, and rely on its third-party OEM partners to push products running the OS. However, when the Surface RT came out, it received a mixed response from critics and sales were below expectations.

Microsoft announces Surface 2, Surface Pro 2 and a slew of accessories

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After eighteen months in development, Microsoft has announced the next generation of Surface tablets, with Redmond revealing the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 at a press conference in New York City. As rumoured, the Surface 2 (dropping the RT moniker) features an NVIDIA Tegra 4 SoC, a hefty upgrade from the ageing Tegra 3 in the current Surface RT, and will be running Windows RT 8.1. Most of the […]

Microsoft Surface coming down-under November 6, pre-orders available now

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Microsoft has confirmed today what we have been long waiting for – details on price and international availability. And for Australians, Redmond has confirmed that the much-hyped tablet is indeed coming to Australia,¬†with those who pre-order set to receive the tablet from November 6; and showing off its retail prices starting from AU$599. The Surface with Windows RT will be coming out first – before one running on Windows 8 […]

Kobo doubles storage on 7-inch Arc tablet before release – introduces 64GB model

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Well that was quick. The Kobo Arc, their 7-inch tablet that rivals the Google-backed Asus-produced Nexus 7 and the Amazon Kindle Fire (which doesn’t ship internationally), has had a last-minute spec change with all capacities doubled. Previously, the Kobo Arc was going to sell for AU$249.99 with 8GB and $299.99 for the 16GB model. Now, the 16GB model moves down to $249.99, and a 32GB model will sell for $299.99. […]

Think the iPad is demonic? Introducing the ‘Edifi’, a tablet for Christians

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Some of you may have already heard about this, many may not. This tablet is underpowered, cheap and probably not for you – but that hasn’t stopped one store. Introducing the Edifi, the first tablet targeted for Christians who think the iPad is just so unwholesome for their little children to be growing up with the demonic Angry Birds. Exclusively sold at a store called Family Christian – you can […]

Microsoft relaunches the Surface – now a tablet with Windows 8!

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Microsoft is entering the tablet game – officially. The company has announced that it will rebrand the Surface line of touch tables into its line of tablets. The company will bring out two tablets – one featuring ARM and Windows RT, the other with an Intel Ivy Bridge processor with Windows 8 Pro. Yes, you will be getting one version with WINDOWS 8. You can run your full screen apps […]

Toshiba brings the quad-core Excite ICS tablets to Australia in “late June”

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Toshiba AT330 Tablet(Image: Toshiba/Supplied) Toshiba back in April announced three new quad-core tablets called the Excite – coming in three sizes: 7.7-inch, 10.1-inch and 13.3-inch; and all running Ice Cream Sandwich and NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 quad-core processor. Well, Toshiba Australia has announced that these tablets will also be coming to Australia – though, not with the Excite name, and slight spec changes. All the tablets in the range all feature […]

Toshiba launches three new quad-core tablets running ICS

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Toshiba's Excite 13 tablet (Image: Toshiba/Supplied) The iPad may be facing some more competition with Android with today’s announcement by Toshiba to launch three brand new tablets in 13.3-inch, 10.1-inch and 7.7-inch display sizes, all running with a quad-core processor and on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The tablets also feature an aluminum shell with displays protected with Gorilla Glass. Running inside the tablets is the NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor […]

Samsung reveals the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet

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What happens when you double the size of the Galaxy Note? Well, you get another tablet. Samsung has introduced the Galaxy Note 10.1 – and yes, like the smartphone (almost-tablet at 5-inches) of the Galaxy Note, it will include a stylus. The Galaxy Note 10.1 also includes a 1.4GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, GPS support, Wi-Fi, and will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. There will also be an […]

OLPC tablet, XO 3.0, made official

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One Laptop Per Child – the initiative that is trying to produce a cheap computer for those in developing areas – has revealed the XO 3.0 tablet, and a brand new design in comparison to the concept design announced beforehand. The XO 3.0 is being made in conjunction with Marvell Semiconductor and will be using their ARM-based System-on-a-chip processor, and will also have a unique charging method where it is […]

Is Lenovo, Acer going to announce a Windows 8 tablet for Q3 2012?

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Windows 8 could come as soon as the third quarter of this year, with a report claiming (citing anonymous sources) that both Acer and Lenovo are set to launch their own tablet running the OS and a new Intel platform. The platform in question is its Clover Trail platform, which is said to be preferred by “PC players” as the upcoming Medfield processor continues to miss performance targets in terms […]

Samsung announces Ice Cream Sandwich will come to Galaxy S II, Tab 10.1 in 2012

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We got a question from the Holiday Gift Guide asking when Ice Cream Sandwich will be coming to the Galaxy S II. I answered maybe next year – and turns out I was right. Samsung has now confirmed that it will bring the update to users next year, in addition to users who have the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet. Ice Cream Sandwich, also known as Android 4.0, will also be […]


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