• Asus launches official Nexus 7 (2013) docks for wired, wireless charging

    February 28, 2014

    Asus manufactures the Nexus 7 (2013) tablet for Google, and now the company is launching two official docks for the 7 inch Android tablet. There’s a $50 charging stand and a Asus PW100 wireless charging stand that sells for $90.

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    The cheaper model is a stand that lets you position the tablet in landscape mode and slide it into a charging port. The wired dock supports 1080p HD video output thanks to an HDMI port on the back.

    The wireless charging stand can hold the tablet in portrait or landscape mode and can charge any phone or tablet that uses the Qi wireless charging standard. There’s also a status LED to let you know when the Asus PW100 is working.

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    If you’re looking for a wireless charging device, any old Qi wireless charging pad should do the trick — so you can probably get one for a lot less than $90. But if nothing but the official model will do, you can pick up the wireless charging stand from Amazon or ExcaliberPC for $90, or pre-order the Asus wired charging stand from Amazon for $50.

  • Ten-point touch, Toshiba Satellite S40t notebook

    January 23, 2014


    Toshiba S40t-AT01M notebook uses 14-inch ten-point touch capacitive touch screen, which is covered with anti-fingerprint coating to bring high-quality touch experience. It uses metal material with wiredrawing texture and metal-plated edge technology to create oversized touchpad, floating keyboard, increased size and spacing of the keys. It’s equipped with two USB 3.0 interfaces, it also supports charging when power off.

    In the hardware configuration, the Toshiba Satellite S40t is equipped with third-generation Intel Core i5-3337U dual-core processor, 4GB memory, 500GB hard drive, and 2GB video memory of NVIDIA GeForce GT740M discrete graphics, and also it comes with genuine Windows8 operating system.

  • HP, Walmart to sell an $89 Android tablet on Black Friday

    November 26, 2013

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    HP is offering its cheapest Android tablet yet. The HP Mesquite tablet is a 7 inch tablet with an Intel Atom processor and an $89 price tag.

    There’s a catch: The tablet will be available exclusively from Walmart, and exclusively on Black Friday: November 29th, 2013.

    At least that’s the plan for now — if the tablet sells well, I suspect we might see it again. And if it doesn’t sell, expect HP and Walmart to unload it as a bargain device soon.

    But the tablet demonstrates a few things. First, tablets with Intel chips don’t have to cost more than models with ARM-based processors, (although there’s already been a fair amount of evidence of that). Second, it shows that cheap tablets in 2013 are a lot better than cheap tablets from a few years ago.

    This model features a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Z2640 processor, a 1024 x 600 pixel display, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage. It supports 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth 2.1, has a front-facing VGA camera and microphone, a micro USB port and speaker, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software.

    The tablet measures 0.4″ thick and weighs 13 ounces. It should get around 5 hours of battery life, which isn’t great — but did I mention that this tablet will sell for $89?

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    November 26, 2013

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