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Windows Tablet News - Front Page Comments and Discussion / Nokia Introduces Its First Windows 8 Tablet, The Lumia 2520 For $499« on: November 06, 2013, 01:15:19 AM »
There have been rumors of Nokia building a Windows tablet for as long as Windows 8 has been introduced. Many have been wondering when the Finnish hardware maker, famous for its sleek designs would enter the foray, especially since bought by Microsoft earlier this year. As long as a year and a half ago in fact, Marko Ahtissari, the former head of Nokia's Product Design said he was spending fully half of his time working on a tablet. Well on October 22nd, we finally got to see what Nokia has been working on. The below promo video shows the Lumia 2520 in action.
Introduced at Nokia World, the Lumia 2520 is a Windows RT machine priced at $499 and loaded with a 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU, 4G LTE, bright 10 inch screen protected by Gorilla Glass 2, a 800mAh battery and all the connectivity options Windows slates are known for. Available in bright red/white with a glossy finish or cyan/black matte, it will ship in Q4 and have a powered keyboard accessory promising an additional 5 hours of battery life for $149. It's a beautiful crafted machine and we're eager to get our hands on one. It's nice to see Nokia step up to the plate and give the Surface a run for the money in a Windows slate.
Full PR w/Specs Below:
Bringing Lumia innovation to Nokia's first-ever Windows tablet - the Lumia 2520
Windows Tablet News - Front Page Comments and Discussion / Lisa From MobileTechReview Reviews The Acer Iconia W3 8 Inch Windows 8 Tablet« on: July 17, 2013, 06:50:32 PM »
As the first 8 inch Windows 8 Pro device the Acer Iconia W3 has been hotly anticipated. Microsoft is hoping this smaller form factor tablet and others like it will jump start Windows 8 sales. Lisa Gade takes the 8.1 inch intel atom powered tablet for a try and comes out pleasantly surprised. At 1.1lb, it's a little heavier than some of the Android tablets of similar size but considering the beefed up internals and full Windows 8 OS it's not surprisingly. The tablet also sports a MicroSD card slot, volume and power controls, MicroUSB, MicroHDMI, speakers and front and rear cameras as well as a front button. Lisa also pulls out the Bluetooth keyboard dock which costs $70 and gives us the rundown of how everything works together as well as the performance of the tablet. Fire up the video above and get the lowdown on the Iconia W3, the first Windows 8 8 inch tablet and you can read the full review at MobileTechReview.com.
Windows Tablet News - Front Page Comments and Discussion / The Acer Iconia W510 Brings Affordable Windows 8 Pro Tablets To The Masses« on: January 20, 2013, 01:25:46 AM »
We've seen a slew of Windows RT tablets introduced this fall starting with Microsoft's Surface and continuing from such brands as Asus, HP and more but now that 2013 is here we're starting to see full blown Windows 8 Pro tablets reach the masses. Starting with the Microsoft Surface Pro and the Samsung Ativ 500T which we'll post about shortly, we've now got a real contender in the just introduced Acer Iconia W510 which comes in at a reasonable and iPad and Nexus 10 competitive price of just $499 for the 32GB model and $599 for the 64GB.
Lisa at MobileTechReview.com did her usual awesome job of going over the W510 and while we encourage you to watch the video we can cut to the chase and say she really liked it. With 8-9 hour battery life of actual use, a light and clean design coupled with decent performance of the Atom CPU, the Iconia W510 should handle most Windows 8 applications with ease and is simply smoking for 'live tile' apps. The keyboard, which is certainly a necessity, only appears to come as a bundle so you'll probably want to go for the $750 package or wait until it's available separately. overall, it's a pretty sweet system and we're looking forward to checking it our ourselves at our local store. You can see the full written review at MobileTechReview.com
Welcome Wezzterman! Yes, we're just getting started here on WindowsTabletCentral. Now that the Windows 8 tablets are starting to come out we'll be posting more reviews and having discussions about them, accessories, apps and programs...you name it. This is very early in Windows 8 tablet evolution so it should be a fun ride as they pick up steam and gain market share. Glad to have you aboard!
« on: November 01, 2012, 01:07:09 AM »
There's no definite date yet for the release of any of the Windows 8 Pro tablets but they have said it will be in the first quarter of 2013. So looks like we'll have to wait till after the new year to get a full blown Windows 8 Pro tablet like you're looking for.
Windows Tablet News - Front Page Comments and Discussion / Mobile Tech Review Puts The Microsoft Surface RT Through Its Paces« on: October 28, 2012, 05:29:08 PM »
There's nobody quite like 'Mobile Tech Review' when it comes to their tablet and hardware reviews. They're simply the best. Lisa Gade has done dozens of these and she strikes just the right balance of technical knowledge and consumer straightforwardness. Her thorough understanding and deep experience using various kinds of tablets gives her a particularly seasoned eye and ability to cut through the BS you might see in other reviews and let you know the 'straight dope' on new products. Thus, she's one of the most respected tech reviewers in the blogosphere today.
I'm happy to say that Lisa gives a really fantastic 30 minute review and overall she's very positive about Microsoft's new baby. She's particularly impressed with the 'Touch Cover' with one of the best lines of the review being "Pretty much like Apple's Smart Cover only this one actually does something". I definitely recommend everyone that's interested in the Surface RT to give it a watch and make sure you leave us your comments below. You can see the full written review when it's available at the link below.
« on: October 24, 2012, 01:17:58 AM »
Very cool. If it were me I'd open it and start playing with it. If you do give us a sneak preview and maybe post a few pics and your initial impressions. Very exciting stuff! You're the first on the forum to actually receive a Windows RT Tablet!
Windows Tablet News - Front Page Comments and Discussion / Microsoft Prices 'Surface' Windows RT Tablet At $499 And Up/Pre-Orders Open!« on: October 18, 2012, 06:16:13 PM »
'Surface' Day is almost here folks. Microsoft has unveiled their official pricing for the new Windows RT tablet with the 32GB version beginning at $499. That's without the 'Touch Cover' though which will set you back an additional $100 or $119 depending on the color you want..black or white. The 'Surface Type Cover' is also up for pre-order at $129 providing some real, tactile keys rather than the pressure sensitive versions on the 'Touch Cover' keyboard.
Microsoft is rumored to have ordered up to 5 million Surface Tablets to be manufactured so they are expecting these to sell well. Tech specs include a 10.6 inch 1366 x 768 Cleartype HD display, Nvidia T30 ARM processor, two 720p HD cameras (front and rear), wifi, two microphones and stereo speakers, full size usb 2.0, microSDXC card reader, headphone jack, HD video out port, ambient light sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, bluetooth 4.0 and up to 8 hours of battery life.
Of course the Surface with Windows RT runs Microsoft's 'Windows RT' version of Windows 8 which will run the new 'Metro' style touch apps and also includes Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT Preview. It won't however run 'legacy' apps...standard windows apps. For that you'll need to wait for the 'Windows 8 Pro' version of the Surface to arrive after the first of the year. Still...these prices seem pretty competitive with the iPad and other tablets. What do you think? Did Microsoft get the pricing right? Are you planning on ordering a 'Surface Windows RT Tablet'?
« on: October 18, 2012, 06:01:19 PM »
This is a Windows Tablet forum and you're posting about an Android tablet so I'm moving this into the lounge.
« on: October 18, 2012, 11:01:44 AM »
Agreed big_will, as we continue to build out the site a 'buyer's' guide might be part of it. Actually as the various Windows 8 tablets start to ship and get reviewed this entire site should become a buyer's guide of sorts. The more contributions and discussion from forum members we get the better so thanks for your thoughts. We'll know much more as we get our hands on shipping tablets. So stay tuned!
« on: June 22, 2012, 01:17:06 PM »
Add Chinese technology company Huawei to the list of outfits that have announced they are working on a Windows 8 tablet. The company is the 6th largest handset maker in the world, although most of their sales tend to be outside of the U.S. and are especially strong in the Asia-Pacific region. It should be interesting to see what they come up with in the Windows 8 Tablet space. The S7 Pad shown below was one of their earlier tablet efforts which ran on Android.
Windows Tablet News - Front Page Comments and Discussion / Microsoft 'Surface' Keynote And Promo Video Now Available« on: June 19, 2012, 09:52:39 AM »
Looking for even more information on the new 'Surface' tablets that Microsoft introduced at their big even in the Los Angeles yesterday? Well we've got the entire keynote event held at the 'MILK' studios linked below so you can see everything tech royalty did at the event. In addition the official 'Surface' promo video is linked above. Finally, we've given you a full spec rundown on both Surface tablets below for easy reference. So what do you think? Are you amped by these 'Surface' tablets? Will this make you more likely to buy a Windows 8 tablet? Let's hear your thoughts!