Apple creates the new idea of mobile phones, Dell renewed the tablets. Dell Venue focus on people's demand on entertainment. Today, let's see the Venue 8, and know how Dell offer you more fun.
To have a good entertainment, the screen is the most important one. This Venue 8 adopts the 8 inch IPS screen, the resolution is 1280*800 pixels, and 189PPI. When watching videos on screen, the image is very nice and clear.
Except watching videos, the other purpose of owning a tablet is playing games. But depending your experience when playing games is the CPU of the tablet. This Venue 8 adopts the Intel Atom Z2580 dual core CPU, the frequency is 2Ghz at max, the CPU can support the Intel HT technology, and make the running speed faster. You can never look down this dual core chipset. I downloaded one games on the tablet, and compared with my smart phone, the running speed is much faster.
No matter, you want to watch videos or play games on screen, the most important point is the battery capacity. To let you know how powerful it is. I tried to play the Angry Bird on the tablet for over 4 hours, then I watched one video which is nearly two hours long. What an amazing is there is still 40% remaining power. As my estimation, the unit can work over 10 hours, very near to iPad, right?
Of course, even everything is good, but if the looks is not good, then people will not love it as well. This Nexus 8 has red and black color available. One for male buyers, and one for female buyer.
Now, how do you like this Dell Venue 8 tablet?
Now, what are the hottest mini tablet in the market? Doubtless, they are the Nexus 7 and iPad Mini2. Though, they are two different models, but many people like to compare both. Many people like to listen my advice when choosing. Today, let's compare the two units.
First, I have to say Nexus is the one more cost-effective. As Nexus 7 is released by Google, it can get the latest Android operation system. As the iPad mini2 adopts the Retina screen, the performance is a bit better than Nexus 7.
Second, let's compare the size of both units. From the picture I attached, you can see iPad mini2 is more fashion and slim, the size is also more compacted.
Third, weight. As iPad Mini2 adopts the Retina screen, the weight increases a bit compared with the last edition. The weight is about 14% heavier than Nexus 7.
Forth, the design. Both units are designed well. But iPad mini2 adopts the Aluminum cover, but Nexus 7 adopts plastic cover. So personally, I love mini2 better.
Fifth, Color. iPad mini2 has two colors for buyers, but Nexus 7 only has black color available.
Sixth, Screen. The screen size of mini2 is 7.9 inch, but Nexus 7 is only 7 inch. And the resolution is also much higher. The mini2 is 2048*1536 pixels, and Nexus 7 is only 1920*1200 pixels.
Seventh, firmware. Nexus 7 has 2G RAM, and iPad mini2 has only 1G RAM. But Mini2 has several edition, 16/32/64/128G memory space. But Nexus only has 16G and 32G editions. The CPU of Nexus 7 is Snapdragon S4 Pro, and iPad mini2 adopts the A7.
Eighth, the battery. The battery of Mini2 can last the unit working for over 10 hours. But Nexus 7 can only work about 5 hours.
Ninth, price. Mini2 is much expensive than Nexus 7. As the price information I collected, Mini2 is sold about 400USD, but Nexus 7 is only about 230USD.
Regarding which one is better, I can not make sure. Both are good tablets, everything is depended on your demand.
Exynos chipsets are developed by Sumsang for tablets and smart phones. At earlier of this year, Sumsang released its latest Exynos chipset, the 5420. That is one Octa core chipset. In fact, Sumsang has released anther Octa core chipset, 5410. So what is the difference of the two chipsets, and how is the performance of the new Octa Core CPU.
First, let's see the Exynos 5410. It has four Cortex A7 and four Cortex A15. The frequency can be 1.2Ghz and 1.6Ghz at max seperately. The GPU is the PowerVR SGX 544MP3, the frequency is 533Mhz. Furthermore, 5410 is the first chipset adopting the ARM Big.LITTLE technology. It may be strange name for most of us. We can say it easily. This technology can make the chipset have the best performance in meanwhile, the power consumption is very low. But we can say the 5410 is not a real Octa core chipset. That is because, when it works, it can only open four chipset as max, then the other four cores are free. Then it reduce the performance dramatically.
To resolve the problem, Sumsang developed this new 5420 chipset based on 5410. There are some improvement. It has 4 Cortex A7 and 4 Cortex A15 as well. The frequency has enhanced to 1.3GHz and 1.8Ghz, furthermore, the eight cores can work at same time. It resolve the flaws in 5410.
To have a better GPU performance, 5420 does not adopt the PowerVR SGX 544MP3, but the Mali T628 Mp6. This new GPU performs much better than the old one. So the biggest improvement for the 5420 is the GPU performance. I have tried to run some 3D games on my Sumsang Note 3 which adopts this new GPU, the performance is enhanced about 40% than S4 which adopts the PowerVR SGX 544MP3.
Now, in market, the most popular smart phone brand names are iPhone and Sumsang. It takes nearly 80% market share in the world. Now, Amazon wants the break this situation. As the news from US, Amazon would like to develop their own smart phone. The join of Amazon will really break the situation?
Now, there is few information about the Amazon smart phone. But its competitor is the iPhone6. Though, the iPhone6 is not released, but many people started to collect information about it. From the news, compared with the iPhone5, iPhone6 will have a faster running speed, bigger screen, and the health monitor function. To avoid the direct competition with iPhone6, Amazon's smart phone will adopt 4 built in front camera with Retina technology. Maybe you don't have any sense on this. In short, by this new technology, users can have very real 3D effect.
Amazon claimed that the unit will be available for sale at Sept of this year. Let's keep on following news about this unit.
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What is the benefit of a dual operation system tablet? It integrates the entertainment element and office-use element into one unit. It can meet both demand from buyers. And this Ramos I10 Pro is such a unit. It has Windows 8.1 and Android 4.2 OS. Both OS are quite new. So most of latest apps can work on the tablet. Users can select the OS you want when starting the tablet. Here, let's share some basic information about this I10pro.
The screen of the tablet is 10.1 IPS screen, the resolution is 1920*1200 pixels. There is one 3G dongle built inside. The dongle is the well known Huawei Ultrastick 3G. The sensitivity is quite good. It can support both WCDMA and HSPA network. In Spain, the 3G network is WCDMA standard, so this unit can surf internet here without wifi signal. The RAM is 2G, and ROM is 32G. Both can meet people's basic demand for a tablet.
The CPU is the latest Intel Atom Z3740D quad core. The frequency is 1.83GHz, and 64 digits. It integrate the latest HD GPU inside as well. It is perfect to play 3D games on tablets.
Regarding the OS, I have to mention the Windows it adopts. The OS is the Windows 8.1 SST edition. That is one special edition for tablet. Compared with the Pro edition, it made some improvement on touch operation. And it comes with the Office 365 for free. That is quite a useful software for documentation.
Except the above, the unit has the bluetooth, OTG and other useful features. It will be available for sale on www.ontablets.es in near future. People can wait a bit longer for its availability.
Last time, I exposed the news that Intel will reduce the price for their chipset, and will not charge the authority fee for tablet less than 9 inch. So recently, many branded tablet suppliers in China started to develop the mini tablet with Intel chipset. Especially, there are many tablet with Windows operation system. This morning, I received one news that ASUS released one new tablet with Android OS. It also adopts the Intel Atom Z3745 quad core chipset. and 1G RAM, 16G memory. That is one basic model. The OS is the Android 4.4 Kitkat.
Now, this unit is already listed on www.ontablets.es, the price is about USD228.00. But since this unit is not finally released, so there is no stock there, the price may be different when available. Anyhow, it should be around that price, that is one good unit to you all, right?
We will keep on following news about this new ASUS tablet pc.
In Microsoft Building 2014, we have not seen any news about the latest tablet from Microsoft. From last month, there were many news about the new Surface 3 and Surface mini on internet, but there is no confirmed news on these two model from authority.
This morning, when I browsed the website of Latin Post which is one authorized website in US, there was one news about these two new tablets from Microsoft. The news said, the two models will be released within this year, but there is not detail schedule. So Surface fans have to wait till the official news.
The news said, the Surface 3 will adopt the Windows 8.1 new operation system. The screen is 10.6 inch with 4K resolution. The CPU is the I7, it is very powerful. Regarding the memory space, there are three edition, 64G, 128G and 256G. Regarding the Surface mini, there is not further news about it.
The old Surface Pro2 is sold over 800 euros here with 64G memory space, so I think the new Surface Pro3 will be at 900 to 1000 euros. That is quite a high price.
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Till now, all the Nexus 7 tablet pc is produced by ASUS in China. Maybe many people here don't know about this point. But maybe from this year, it will change. As ASUS decline to cooperate with Google on the next generation tablet, the Nexus 8, now, Google is look for HTC for cooperation. As news from Taiwan, the Nexus 8 tablet pc produced by ASUS will be released in the third quarter of this year.
ASUS does not have any interest in the Nexus 8 production for Google, and it wants to put more efforts on its own tablets and smart phones and marketing its own brand name. So it gives up the order from Google.
It is the same reason that HTC declined the cooperate with Google on the Nexus 7. But this time, HTC has accepted the order from google on Nexus 8.
In meanwhile, the staff of ontablets.es also got the news that the Nexus 8 will be the last edition of Nexus tablet pc, and Google will not develop further, but focus on human smart device. That means the Nexus 9 which we are expecting will not be available in future.
Last time, Sprint released the news that new Android 4.4.3 operation system is released, and yesterday, Google Edu Device Setup app also confirmed the news. As the information from the Google Edu Device Setup, the new edition can work with the latest Android 4.4.3, You can see it the news in the picture I attached.
For now, there is not further news about the new OS, and what is the update based on the old Android 4.4.2. So we have to wait patient for detail information from Google. But I am sure the new OS will be available in the following months.
As my news from China, many tablets and smart phones suppliers also received the news, and they have already started to develop the new tablets with the new operation system. That is quite a good news for us.
From last month, there are more and more news about new device from Apple, like the iPhone6, iOS8, iWatch, but there is nothing for the iPad. Today, I found one good news about iPad. The new iPad Air 2 will be released, there are some pictures on the internet, I can not make sure if the pictures are real or refurbished. But it looks quite reliable.
From the picture we can see the unit may adopt the same technology of Retina Macbook Pro. It helps to reduce the size of the unit, so the new iPad Air 2 will be more slim than last edition, and there are more space for more parts, like high capacity battery. The new iPad Air 2 may adopt the touch IS technology like the iPhone5S. The screen resolution is also 2560*1536 pixels
From last year, there was news that iPad will adopt the IGZO tablet, recently, Sharp claimed that it will develop the MEMS screen, the performance is the same as IGZO, now, we can not make sure which one will be adopted in the new iPad Aire 2.
Regarding the CPU chipset, it may be one hybridized chipset, it may be two high power consumption and two low consumption chipset. The running speed is faster and more power saving.