Showing posts with label tablet. Show all posts
Showing posts with label tablet. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Nook HD—catch fire again in tablet market

    In 2010 or 2011, when we talk about tablet, Ipad seems the only one occur to our mind. Ipad seems the king of tablet market and on one else could threat it until meet android tablet’s  uneven rise in this year. Samsung’s Galaxy series, Nexus 7 come from google and Amazon’s Kindle fire HD+, all of those ones share the tablet market and led to increasing competition in the area. Now Nook HD also join the fight. This affordable tablet comes with main stream hardware and also light and smart. 

   The Nook HD is a 7.7inch tablet starts at $199 for 8GB model and the 9 inch Nook HD+ starts at $269 for 16GB model. Both tablets would shipping in the October.
  The Nook HD+ meanwhile has a larger 9.5-inch display, which packs a whopping 1,920x1280 pixels. Under its bonnet a 1.5GHz dual-core processor keeps things ticking along nicely, while Barnes and Noble reckons this is the lightest full HD tablet ever created -- it weighs a mere 515g. Both tablets are powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Barnes & Noble aimed to improve those specs with its own Nook HD. At first glance, the most obvious enhancement over the older Nook line is the HD's crisper screen. The 7-inch Nook HD features a screen resolution of 1440 x 900 and supports 1080p video; Barnes & Noble says that's 25% more pixels than the Kindle Fire HD. The 9-inch version of the new Nook is 1920 x 1280 (which falls short of the iPad's resolution) and plays 720p video.

  To take advantage of the improved screen resolution, Barnes & Noble is launching Nook Video. Users can buy or stream content in either HD or standard definition, and a representative said the prices will be "comparable" to other a la carte services. Nook Video will also be available as an app for use across several devices.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Kindle Fire HD:Amazon's Counter Attack

  Today we got the long-anticipated Kindle Fire 2, to be exact, the new Kindle Fire named Kindle Fire HD. Yes, the all-new Kindle Fire offering 3 versions with the price from $199 to $499 which make the small size tablet market more interesting, Nexus 7 meet a robust rival, and the high level version would also trouble Ipad.
Kindle Fire HD details:
Kindle Fire HD

Kindle Fire HD:  $199 for 16GB and $249 for 32GB, 7 inch antiglare ISP displayer with 1280*800 resolution, dual-core 1.2Ghz processor with PowerVR 3D graphics core. Dual-driver stereo speakers, dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi for 40% faster downloads and streaming.
Kindle Fire HD 8.9”:  $299 for 16GB and $369 for 32GB, 8.9” inch displayer with 1920*1200 resolution, 1.5Ghz dual-core processor.
Kindle Fire HD 8.9” 4G LTE: $499 for 32GB and $599 for 64GB. 1.5Ghz dual-core processor, ultra-fast 4G LTE wireless.
Kindle fire video converter
Kindle Fire HD Comparison
Tablet Comparison

  Amazon clearly learned lessons and made change to previous generation to offering the 7inch and 8.9inch tablet with price from $199 to $499. That’s a fairly large-span on the tablet market, it offer more choice both in 7 inch and 10 inch tablet line. Nexus7 might never dominate in the 7 inch and $200 rank tablet market, on the other hand, ipad3 and the upcoming ipad mini would also under their influence. Amazon’s new Kindle Fire HD, to some extent, set the price level of tablet market. It would be a counter attack of Amazon 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Galaxy Note 10.1 could Challenge ipad?

Galaxy Note 10.1, the new tablet made by Samsung had announced this week, is attempt to chip away at the market dominance of ipad. Apple sold 28.8 million iPads in the first six months of this year to hold 64.4 percent of tablet market in the world, and Samsung sold only 4.4million to take less than 10percent market share. The new released Galaxy note 10.1 had be inspired high hopes to challenge Apple’s iPad.

Galaxy Note 10.1 Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1:
Price: $499 for 16GB and $549 for 32GB
10.1inch screen with 1280 by 800   pixels resolution
 quad-core processor with 1.4 GHz clock   speeds 2GB Ram         
1.3 pounds weight
 5 megapixel rear camera and a 1.9 megapixel front facing camera 
 9 hours battery life  
Operating System: Android 4.0

The new iPad:
iPad sizePrice: $499 for 16GB and $599 for 32GB, $699 for 64 GB
9.7inch screen with 2048 by 1536 pixel
1.44 pounds weight 
5-megapixel camera on back and a low-resolution camera on front 
10 hours battery life
Operating System: iOS

   Besides being slightly larger than the 9.7-inch iPad, the 10.1-inch Samsung model has other differentiating factors including a stylus-based note taking and sketching function and screen split feature that allows users simultaneously to use two different apps side-by-side. And this would be the most attractive new feature of the one.
  Starting at $499, Samsung's base Note 10.1 model seems a reasonable enough buy when you factor in the addition of the S-Pen, PS Touch, Exynos 4 processor and 16GB of storage. However, until you take a glance at other Android tablets like ASUS' Transformer Infinity Pad TF700, which boasts a crisper 1,920 x 1,200 display, double the storage (32GB) and a quad-core Tegra 3 CPU. The Galaxy Note 10.1 was just so-so. And compare with ipad, Apple's iOS ecosystem is where most consumers will instinctively want to it. Moreover, 2,048 x 1,536 Retina display with the same price $499, that would be easy to make the choice for us.

galaxy note 10.1 VS iPad
The new one may not the best one , if you have plan to get a tablet, ipad3 still at the top of this area and the new Galaxy note 10.1 seems hard to change the situation . what’s more, next generation iPad is on the way now.
Others you may like: Enjoy Blu-ray on ipad
                                            Rumors round up of iphone5

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Google Nexus7—killer of Kindle fire but just another android tablet for ipad

google  Nexus
  Google's Nexus 7 is a milestone for android tablet. The first tablet with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, offers the most bang for the buck you can get in the market right now. It's versatile, well-built, fast, and a lot of fun to use. It basically renders every 7in tablet priced at more than 250 bucks pretty much irrelevant. If Amazon has been wondering whether it should have released the Kindle Fire in the UK earlier, that question has been answered now – now that the Nexus 7 is here, the Fire won’t stand a chance. 

Physical features and Internet
  The Nexus 7 feels well-built, even classy for such an affordable tablet—and trust me, I've handled plenty of cheap tablets. Kudos goes to the hardware manufacturer, Asus, a company that typically builds good stuff. A Gorilla Glass screen dominates the front of the tablet, and around back, there's a slightly grippy, stippled black rubber panel. At 198.5 x 120 x 10.45mm (HxWxD) and 340g, it's comfortable to hold in one hand for long periods.
Turn the tablet on using the prominent Power button at the top right corner, and you'll see a perfectly fine 1280 x 800, 7in IPS LCD screen with a huge black bezel around it. The screen is higher-res than the Kindle Fire, which clocks in at 1280 x 600. This is one monster of a bezel, and it makes you wonder if the screen could have been larger, or the tablet smaller. The answer is probably, but not for £159. The display is bright enough to see indoors and out, although it's more reflective and less saturated than the high-end AMOLED screens used by the far more expensive tablets.

Performance and apps
  The quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 chipset inside is one of the fastest mobile processors around. This unit runs at 1.3GHz in single core mode, and 1.2GHz when two to four cores are active. While our Antutu system benchmark won't run on the new version of Android, we ran a bunch of other benchmarks, including Geekbench and Quadrant for system scores, Browsermark and Sunspider for the Web, and Nenamark for graphics.
System-wise, the Nexus 7 performed on par with other recent Tegra 3 tablets. Geekbench is a cross-platform benchmark, and the Tegra 3 tablets score considerably higher on it than the dual-core Apple iPad does—in this case, 1,472 to the iPad's 761. Graphics performance was rock-solid with a 55.9fps rating in Nenamark, higher than the Asus Transformer Pad TF300.
Games just rock here. I downloaded a few of Nvidia's Tegra Zone titles, and both Zen Pinball and Riptide GP had the smooth ease of control, which marks a really good gaming experience. There was no jerkiness, no lag, and no compromises.
This is the first Google device to install Chrome as the default browser, and that's great; it's about 30 per cent faster than the older stock Android browser, and it has a better tab interface.
The performance news gets even better with Android 4.1 thanks to Butter. That's Google's code-name for a project that makes everything in the Android UI smoother, and it works. Screen transitions are indeed smoother, and there's no lag with the touch keyboard. The whole experience feels more polished and professional than previous Android iterations.
Butter doesn't solve everything, though. Android has problems with processing stylus touch inputs that can make it difficult to use drawing programs. I tried Sketchbook Pro with a stylus and still saw a lag. Android 4.1 apparently fixes this, but consumers won't see the advantage yet because the apps involved need to be retooled for the new OS.
Thus we get to the stickiest issue with Android tablets: The perpetual lack of great apps designed to use high-end hardware. This is less of a problem with Tegra-powered 7in tablets than with larger devices, or those with different chipsets, but it's still an issue. Apps designed for 4in phone screens don't look so bad on 7in tablets (although they don't look great), and Nvidia has been busily helping developers churn out a few dozen super-high-end games for its chips.

  However, the comparison between Nexus and ipad seems make no sense. After Google announced its new Nexus 7 tablet last Wednesday during their Google I/O event, Brian White of Topeka Capital Markets stated that Apple need not worry. For him, the search engine giant’s device is “just another Android-based tablet.”
  Apple probably doesn’t need to worry about Google’s latest tablet eating into its profit share. In fact, Android chief Andy Rubin admitted the company’s own profit margins for the device are extremely low: “When it gets sold through the (Google) Play store, there’s no margin. It just basically gets (sold) through.” The latest projections from IDC suggest that Apple will take back market share from Android this year, as the Cupertino-based company is expected to achieve 62 percent of the tablet market.

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