Calling all touchscreens: Windows 8/RT tablets roundup
posted by Daniel P. / Aug 31, 2012, 4:54 AM
Yet the focus of the event seems to be Windows 8, whose release is coming soon, and its Modern UI interface, created exclusively with touch interaction in mind.
Be it ARM-based Windows RT slates with detachable keyboards and Microsoft Office as a bonus, or full-fledged Windows 8 machines with "Intel Inside", industry juggernauts like Asus, Sony, Samsung, HP, Dell, Lenovo and Toshiba all came up with innovative designs, combining the mobility of a tablet, with the productivity of a physical keyboard.
We round them up for you in the slideshow below, in the order announced, as we notice you are getting confused by the flood of such devices coming from all directions. Which one would you lay cash on?
Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 21, 2011
I really like the idea of Dell XPS Duo 12
posted on Aug 30, 2012, 7:59 AM 4
Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011
The great OS Army is getting bigger
posted on Aug 30, 2012, 8:20 AM 3
Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012
Windows and Android are both doing great. I can't wait to see Android become more like a desktop OS and see Windows become more like a mobile OS!
posted on Aug 30, 2012, 9:20 AM 6
Posts: 545; Member since: Feb 23, 2012
i think so next year windows phone 8 will grab a major market share.we are getting higher specs on mobile devices & tablets for WP8 & WIN 8.WP8 is also more snappy,buttery smooth and elegant than android 4.1.lets see what happens
posted on Aug 30, 2012, 8:27 AM 1
Posts: 22; Member since: Mar 31, 2012
if apple was asus rite now they would probably sue almost all the companies that are making "transformer like" tablets (tablets connecting the keyboard as docks).
posted on Aug 30, 2012, 9:17 AM 2
Posts: 136; Member since: Aug 22, 2011
I've been wondering why these tablet/Hybrids are not having the same amount of storage as current laptops? 250GB to 320GB hard drives should be standard if they're trying to have these replace current laptops.
posted on Aug 30, 2012, 5:44 PM 1
Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 2011
Its the HDD vs SSD thing. Solid state drives are newer and more efficient than the older Hard Disk Drives. They don't have a disk that spins its more like a giant flash drive that transfers data but at a much higher rate than a standard flash drive. But since they are new and more efficient Solid State Drives are also more expensive. I believe a 250Gb Solid State Drive sells for around 250 bucks and a Hard Disk Drive of the same capacity sells for around 50 bucks. Big difference in price. So essentially if this response was tl;dr type of material it comes down to price. Where Solid State Drives cost more than Hard Disk Drives. And tablets and ultrabooks carry solid state drives
posted on Aug 30, 2012, 9:51 PM 1
Send a warning to post author
Send a warning to Selected user.
The user has 0 warnings currently.
Next warning will result in ban!
Ban user and delete all posts
Message to PhoneArena moderator (optional):