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IT Show 2013: ASUS unveils an all-in-one PC transformer

7 Mar
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ASUS Transformer AiO

It’s a PC. No, it’s a tablet. No, it’s both.

Not content to let Lenovo and Sony steal the show with humongous desk-bound tablets, ASUS has unveiled its own take on the “coffee table computer” – the ASUS Transformer AiO.

True to its transformer moniker, the computer runs both Windows 8 and Android 4.1, and has both an Nvidia Tegra 3 processor and an Intel Core processor.

Tagged in: android, PCs, Tablet, all-in-one, android, asus, IT Show, PC, tablet, transformer, Windows 8,  

Warning: You might just have a love triangle in your relationship

19 Feb
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Valentine’s Day might have come and gone (and I do hope most of you had a wonderful Valentine’s celebration), but couples need to beware of the love triangle that seems to be slowly but surely creeping into many relationships.

Apparently, many tablet users are so addicted to their gizmos that they they would feel just as upset as – or maybe worse than – if they had broken up with their partner.

That’s the response from 43 per cent of respondents in a cute Logitech survey conducted recently. It had asked 2,000 single adults aged 18 and older in the United States, Britain, France and Germany in January how they felt about their gadgets.

Tagged in: Tablet, iPad, Logitech, tablet,  

Hands on: HP Envy x2 and ElitePad 900

14 Oct
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With the launch of Windows 8 just round the corner, we managed to get our hands on a couple of HP hybrid tablet devices – the Envy x2 and ElitePad 900 – earlier this week.

Though prices were still closely guarded at the Singapore launch on Thursday, we expect the hardware to compete well when the expected mass of similar devices go on sale from later this month.

Tagged in: CPU, Featured, laptops, PCs, Tablet, ElitePad 900, Envy x2, HP, hybrid, Intel Atom, review, tablet, Windows 8,  

Goondu review: Norton Tablet Security

26 Mar
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Like all computing devices, tablets are not immune to malicious apps and other software created by cyber criminals waiting to pounce on unknowing consumers.

While the Android malware threat is somewhat overblown, it is undeniable that the number of rogue apps targeting the wide spectrum of Android devices is on the rise. As we spend more time browsing the Web, playing games, connecting with friends and store more information on tablets, it becomes a no-brainer to secure these devices — like how we would with our PCs.

Tagged in: android, Cellphones, security, Software, Tablet, antivirus, norton, review, tablet,  

5 reasons NOT to buy the new iPad

16 Mar

You’ve heard all the praises and maybe even queued up on launch day to get your hands on the newest iPad. Everyone knows why you should get the iPad; virtually every tech blogger and pundit out there is raving over Apple’s newest gizmo.

But if you’re still sitting on the fence, here are five reasons why you should not get the new iPad.

Tagged in: Tablet, 4G, Apple, iPad, iPad 2, iPad 3, LTE, new ipad, retina display, tablet,  

Dell unveils Inspiron 13z and Latitude XT3

15 Aug

You don’t see many impressive laptops every day, but the new Dell Inspiron 13z managed to evoke that very sentiment from us when we saw it last week. Not because it’s particularly good-looking or powerful, but because of the price.

For S$899, you can have a decently stylish-looking 13-inch laptop with an LED HD screen (1366 x 768), 2nd-generation Intel Core i3 chips, 2GB of RAM, SRS Premium Sound HD and USB 3.0 ports. 320GB of storage space might not be enough for some, but at 7,200 rpm it’s at least guaranteed to be fast.

All in a package that’s under an inch thick and weighs in at 1.76kg.

Tagged in: Enterprise, laptops, PCs, Singapore, Tablet, convertible, Dell, inspiron 13z, laptop, latitude xt3, tablet,  

Hands on: HTC Flyer, available in May Singapore for S$1068

27 Apr

HTC has the knack for creating little unique selling points for what would otherwise be vanilla products. It’s Sense UI for Android phones, for instance, is one of the best around and heartily recommended by reviewers.

With HTC Flyer, the Taiwanese company has once again brought something different to differentiate itself from all the “me-too” Android tablets flooding the market. For one, HTC is building in what they call the HTC Scribe, a proprietary pen input method.

But here’s the million-dollar question: is it worth the steep S$1068 price tag?

Tagged in: android, Featured, Tablet, Android 2.3, HTC, tablet,  

Hands on: Toshiba new S$639 AS100 tablet

9 Nov

Toshiba today joined a growing list of manufacturers rolling out alternatives to Apple’s iPad tablet in Singapore, bringing the S$639 AS100 tablet, as well as the S$699 AC100 laptop-like Android portables to these shores.

The more interesting of the two here, the AS100, comes with a 10.1-inch capacitive screen, has an Nvidia Tegra chip and runs Android 2.2 – the minimum requirements needed to match rival offerings from Archos and Samsung.

[Techgoondu is giving away a Toshiba AS100 here. Find out how to win.]

Tagged in: android, Featured, google, Tablet, AC100, android, Froyo, review, tablet, Toshiba AS100,