Asus S Zenpad Z580CA android tablet is on sale now in France and other european countries. Asus S Zenpad Z580CA specs include Intel Atom Z3560 processor clocked at 1.83 GHz clock speed, Power VT G6430 graphics, 4GB RAM, 64GB of eMMC flash storage and micro SD card slot.
There is HDMI output port but you can use Miracast technology to push whatever is on your display to bigger screen. There are two cameras onboard, 5MP in the front and 8MP on the back. You get 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac and Bluetooth 4.0 for connecting to the Internet.
You can buy it at best buy for 299 euros. It packs QXGA IPS 8 inch display packing 2048 x 1536 pixels that gives you 4:3 ratio.
Almost 74 percent of the front of the device is covered by its display and the rest of the available space is used to hide pair of stereo speakers that provide DTS HD Premium Sound.
While the Asus Z580CA is not the cheapest android tablet of 2015 but it is definitely worth the cost since it packs premium specs.
If you are looking for a Box TV that is able to perform tasks other than just streaming content to your TV, do check out the Voyo V2. The Voyo V2 comes equipped with a processor Intel Baytrail and Windows 8.1 which basically allows any task. However unlike any other small PC, it also incorporates an internal battery that allow you to use it anywhere, even without power. Voyo V2 specifications are given below.
Voyo V2 specifications: In detail
It comes with Intel Atom Z3735F quad core processor that is clocked at 1.83 GHz clock speed and consumes just 2.2 watts. Its integrated Intel HD GPU Intel HD ensures smooth operation even in 3D applications and can playback 4k content easily through XBMC.
The Intel Baytrail in Voyo V2 is complemented by 2GB of RAM and 32GB of eMMC flash memory, expandable up to 64 GB additional memory with microSD card. 2GB RAM is the maximum amount of memory accepted by it.
Voyo V2 specifications: Connectivity
As for connectivity, the Voyo V2 incorporates an RJ45 port Gigabit (10/100/1000) and WiFi 802.11 b / g / n for connecting to the network. The chipset also has integrated Bluetooth 4.0 to connect with wireless speakers. There is an HDMI connector for connecting to the TV. It comes with genuine windows 8.1 pre installed and will be upgradeable to Windows 10 as Microsoft makes it available.
Incidentally, the device measures only 13.1 x 8.2 x 1.5 centimeters, so it’s ideal for travellers as well. There are two versions of it, 8000 mAh battery for 110.35 euros and 5000 mAh battery with 64GB SSD for 119.55 euros.
Following in the footsteps of the iBall Splendo of Microsoft and Intel Compute Stick, Lenovo launched IdeaCentre Stick 300. Designed for users working both from home and for being constantly on the move, it fits in every pocket and offers more than enough performance for browsing and playing multimedia content.
Lenovo IdeaCentre Stick 300 specifications include Intel Atom Z3735F processor, 2GB of memory, 32GB storage, WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity.
To use the Lenovo IdeaCentre Stick 300, simply connect it to a monitor via HDMI port. It comes with Windows 8.1 (with the ability to upgrade to Windows 10 from 29 July) and behaves like an ordinary PC.
Lenovo IdeaCentre Stick 300 will be available early next month on the website of Lenovo and major distributors. This device comes with a recommended price from $ 129.
At the Computex 2015 event, Acer launched Aspire Switch 10V that packs the latest Intel Atom X5 processor manufactured with 14nm process. Acer Aspire Switch 10V specifications include 10.1 inch IPS display with 16:10 aspect ratio, 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution, synaptics digitizer, USB 3.0 on keyboard and of course, the Atom X5- Z8300 processor.
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Teclast X70 3G is one of the first tablets running Android on an Intel Atom X3-C3130 processor. Teclast X70 3G specifications include 7 inch display, 512MB RAM, 4GB storage and dual SIM card slot. Storage is expandable via micro SD card slot. You also get on board 3G for high speed data connectivity and of course 802.11n Wireless LAN.
Atom X3 C3130
This processor has single core and runs at 1GHz clock speed. It is backed by dual core Mali 400 MP2 graphics. Its other specifications include 2 megapixel main camera and 0.3 MP front camera for doing video calls.
Not so much better than Teclast P70 3G
Last year the Teclast P70 3G was launched and it is surprising to see the company offering the X70 with lower screen resolution than Teclast P70. The tablet will go on sale for just about $ 50 which is about $ 35 less than P70.
Dell Venue Pro 11 is going to be first laptop to be equipped with USB Type-C port which is the same one that was made its debut in the Macbook 12 inch 2015 model and Chromebook Pixel. The new USB replaces a wide range of interfaces acting as power connector, HDMI and Display Port. However you must buy a adapter for each if your current peripheral does not uses USB-C port. Using this new USB port, you will be able to charge your device, connect it to a monitor, storage or other external devices.
The new model will be released in September and will come pre loaded with windows 10 operating system, Intel Atom X5 / Atom X7 processor, 3D real sense room and reversible USB-C port.
The current gen Dell Venue Pro 11 features Atom Bay trail processor and windows 8.1 pro and we feel the upcoming model will pack a lot more than just being a minor update with processor update.
Dell Venue 10 7000 is a 10 inch android tablet that has same design and specifications like the Dell Venue 8 7000 – all at a starting price of 400 dollars. The Dell Venue 10 7000 is a business tablet featuring Intel RealSense 3D depth sensing camera.
Dell Venue 10 7000 specifications
The tablet is powered by Intel Atom Z3580 processor backed by 2 gigabytes of memory and 10 inch display packing 2560 x 1600 OLED pixel resolution. It packs 7000 mAh battery that offers up to 15 hours of runtime.
Dell Venue 10 7000’s unique cylinder on one end includes stereo speakers and battery. This allowed the manufacture to make the tablet extremely thin, measuring just 0.24 inches.
Dell offers an optional 130 dollar keyboard dock that allows the user to use the Dell Venue 10 7000 like a mini laptop bringing total cost of tablet and keyboard dock to 629 dollars.
It runs Android and support Android for Work platform that allows users create work profiles on single device – much like multi user functionality on windows.
Allwinner A83T is an eight core processor that is designed for cheap tablets. We had a chance to use the InFocus C2107 7 inch Android tablet for some time and the first thing we did were few benchmark programs to see how it fares with likes of RK3288, Atom Z3745 and Snapdragon S4 Pro by Qualcomm.
The Allwinner A83T specifications includes 2 GHz octa core that is based on ARM Cortex A7 architecture with PowerVT SGX 544MP graphics.
AnTuTu benchmark test comparison
Allwinner A83T – 27942 Detailed Allwinner A83T benchmark.
Rockchip RK3288 – 37153
Intel Atom Z3745 – 33703
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro – 20383
To give you an idea of its performance, it is faster than the Snapdragon S4 Pro that is being used in the Nexus 7 2013 tablet.
CF Bench test
Allwinner A83T – 26138
Rockchip RK3288 – 21070
Intel Atom Z3745 – 29018
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro – 15230
Allwinner A83T – 27942
Rockchip RK3288 – 37153
Intel Atom Z3745 – 33703
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro – 20383
I will be honest with you – while these benchmark tests the raw power, all chips are speedy enough for your daily work.
After spending some time with our InFocus C2107, we have come to conclusion that the processor is powerful enough to handle most games, videos and web browsing which is surprising since I tis meant to be used in such cheap tablets.
The Allwinner A83T will be used in tablets that cost between 150 to 200 dollars.
Many experts once said that Windows tablets will never be able to match the affordability of Android tablets. Well those folks have been proven wrong as many big companies have already started offering cheap windows 8 tablets. But what will Chinese OEMs react to this? Well some companies like Chuwi are offering their windows 8 tablets at incredibly low price tags. Their new Chuwi Vi8 tablet retails for mere 82 dollars.
Chuwi Vi8 specifications
For $82, you get a Chuwi Vi8 tablet that runs the latest version of Windows on an Intel Atom processor and free one year Office 365 subscription. Other specifications of Chuwi Vi8 include 8 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel IPS display, an Intel Atom Z3735F quad-core Bay Trail processor, 2 gigabytes of memory and 32GB of flash storage.
Why are some Windows 8 tablets so cheap?
The reason why some of companies are able to sell some windows 8 models so cheap is that Intel has been subsidizing certain models of Intel Atom family that has brought the overall cost of such devices very low.
Another and most important reason is waiving license fee of Windows. Microsoft is offering windows 8 for free to the device makers whose tablets are less than 10 inches in size. And to make the offer even better, Microsoft is throwing one year of free Office 365 subscription.
Intel has said that it will be waiving off its subsidies in 2015 which will result in cost of windows tablets going up.
GoClever is an Italian computer maker and today it has launched Insignia 700 Pro and Quantum 700N laptops. These two feature 7 inch display and run Android 4.4 kitkat operating system.
The most compact of the three is the GoClever Insignia 700 Pro that measures 190 x 108 x 9.1 mm and weighs 258 grams. 700 Pro specifications include 7 inch display with a resolution of 1024 x 600pixels that is powered by Intel Atom Z2520 clover trailer processor. Other features include 2 gigabytes of memory, 8GB of flash storage, audio jack, a 2 megapixel rear camera, a front-facing 0.3 megapixel, GPS modules, 3G, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. All this is powered by a battery with a size of 3000 mAh.
Next up is the GoClever’s Quantum 700N that measures 191 x 116 x 12 mm and weighs 320 grams. The display is identical to the 700 Pro but it is instead powered by MediaTek MTK8127 quad core processor with four ARM Cortex A7 cores and ARM Mali 450 GPU. It is supported by 512 MB of RAM and 8 GB of RAM. Its battery has slightly less 2800 mAh capacity but it should still give up four-five hours of real world use. Price of it is 89.90 euro.
Insignia 1010 specifications
Another model GoClever Insignia 1010 has Intel Atom Bay Trail-T processor and a detachable keyboard. Unlike its other two new models, the Ingignia runs windows 8 and runs on Bay Trail-T.
The Insignia 1010 specifications include 10.1 inch display with 1280 x 800 pixel resolution and Intel Atom Z3740D processor. The RAM is 2 gigabytes and for storage you get 32GB of flash storage. The 3G module is absent.
The Insignia 1010 which measures 258 x 172.6 x 10.5 mm and weighs 924 grams has a slightly higher battery capacity and yields around 6 hours of battery runtime. Its battery capacity is 8000 mAh.
The keyboard dock is included in the package which will be appreciated by the professional. The tablet is already available in several online shops at an average price of around 300 Euros.