CES 2015: all new tablets
The 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is a melting pot of new technology that is eager to burst open with a lave-like influx of new gadgets right from the first day. In fact, the first day of CES 2015 is usually the busiest one, jam-packed with new announcements, with devices battling for attention.
The main battle this year, however, seems to have transitioned to smartphones and other electronics, as tablets in particular seem to have lost just a little bit of their initial steam. Nonetheless, we have some fairly interesting new announcements: Asus in particular is not holding back anything and it unveiled a trio of new 'Chi' series of tablets: the Asus Transformer Book T90, T100, and T300. With a keyboard, Windows 8.1 on board for maximum productivity, and a Surface-like keyboard-equipped package, those will certainly appeal to heavy typers.
There is a little something from other companies, and we'll be updating this as soon as more new tablets get announced at CES 2015. Take a look at all the new tablets at CES 2015, and stay tuned for more!
Asus Transformer Book T90 | T100 | T300 Chi
Price: $300 | $400 | $800
Release date: February 2015
The new Chi line of Asus Transformer Book tablets comes as an alternative to iPads and Android tablets of the market. All three new Chi models come with Windows 8.1, and adopt the bound-with-keyboard idea of the Surface tablet. We’ve gotten to see most about two of the three: the $400 10.1-inch T100 with 1920 x 1200-pixel display, a device with an impressive 7.2mm of thinness, and the $399 T90 with an 8.9-inch 1280 x 800-pixel display and also keyboard.
Toshiba Encore 2 Write tablets
Price: $350 for 8-inch, $400 for 10-inch
Release date: January 11
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 (8-inch) with AnyPen
Release date: January 2015
A ballpoint pen, a knife, a fork - things you normally wouldn't let anywhere near a tablet now become temporary replacements for the stylus on the Yoga Tablet 2 with AnyPen. In addition to the AnyPen wizardry, the Windows 8.1-powered YOGA Tablet 2 offers a 64-bit Intel Atom quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM with 32GB of internal storage, stereo speakers with Dolby Audio and Wolfson amplification, an 8MP auto-focus main camera, a 1.6MP front cam, and is powered by a 6400mAh non-removable battery. By the way, battery life is rated at up to 15 hours.
Lenovo Tab 2 A7-30
Release date: March 2015
The Lenovo TAB 2 A7-30 is an entry level Android tablet sporting a 7-inch screen with 1024x600 pixels resolution, 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, 2-megapixel main camera and a VGA front facing unit.
Lenovo Tab 2 A7-10
Release date: March 2015
The Lenovo TAB 2 A7-10 is an entry level Android tablet sporting a 7-inch screen with 1024x600 pixels resolution, 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage and a VGA front facing camera.
Alcatel Pop 10
Release date: N/A
The Alcatel POP 10 is a tablet with a 10-inch screen that offers a thin profile at 7.9mm. Weighing in at a light 400 grams, the device can convert into a laptop by easily snapping into the keyboard accessory. There is an 8MP camera on back, and a 2MP camera in front. A quad-core processor powers the device, which comes with 8GB of native storage. The tablet also supports voice calls, and offers 4G LTE connectivity.