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CES 2012: Clash Of The Tablets (Which One Is Best For You?)

January 18th, 2012 by Christen Rochon

The tablet market continues to grow by leaps and bounds this year, and many new versions were introduced last week at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Some innovations to the tablet are major. Fujitsu’s tablet can be fully submerged in water for up to 30 minutes without any damage, while Lenovo’s tablet can easily be converted into a laptop with double the battery life.  Looking for the Tablet best suited for you and your life?  Check out a few that caught our eye and discover which tablet is best for you!

5.  Fujitsu Arrows 

Fujitsu Arrows: 1GHz dual core device running a Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 chipset along with 1GB of RAM and a 10.1-inch 1280x800 pixel touchscreen.

Fujitsu Arrows 10.1-inch tablet, running on Android, can survive a dip in water—and full submersion for up to 30 minutes. The built-in camera can recognize hand gestures for operation even without directly touching the screen. As a result, smooth operation of the tablet PC is possible when preparing food and the user’s hands are not clean, or even when in the bathtub and user’s hands are wet.It has not yet been released in America, but it is being sold in Japan. For more on the Fujitsu Arrows, click HERE.

4.  Lenovo Yoga

Yoga is similar to Intel's ultrabook specs being sub-18mm thick, featherlight, and has an Intel Core CPU, and can take up to 8GB of RAM.

Yoga was that it was a fairly standard Lenovo ultrabook, that was until I saw its party trick, which saw the Yoga’s screen folding all the way back on itself to convert into Windows 8 tablet. Folding a notebook PC screen all the way back felt plain wrong and I was waiting to hear the sound of snapping plastic but as a tablet the Yoga felt great in hand and was very light to carry.  For more on the Lenovo Yoga, click HERE.

3.  Sony Tablet S

The wedge shaped design and 9.4 inch touch screen makes the Sony Tablet S one of the most comfortable tablets ever held...

With two big bonuses outweighing the other tablets on this list….1.  Flash enabled and 2. The 9.4″ touch screen, Wi-Fi®, universal IR remote, latest Android™ platform, Sony Entertainment Network with Music Unlimited, Video Unlimited and games for PS Certified devices.  For more on the Sony Tablet S, click HERE.

 

2.  Toshiba Excite X10

With the Excite X10, Toshiba is trying to have it all. The company claims that the Excite is the “world’s thinnest” 10.1-inch tablet, but it also wants to be the most accessible.

 

The Excite, a 10-inch Android tablet, is .3 inches thick and weighs 1.2 lbs. The screen supports a 1280 x 800 resolution and is coated with an anti-smudge surface. Inside, the tablet is running a 1.2 GHz dual-core Texas Instruments CPU and 1GB of RAM. It’s yet to be determined if the Android OS will be Honeycomb or Ice Cream Sandwich.  For more on the Excite X10, click HERE.

1.  Samsung Galaxy Note

Samsung Galaxy Note runs Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), has a 1280×800 pixel Super AMOLED screen, runs on a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, and has an 8MP rear camera and 2MP front camera.

 

It’s pretty much a tablet in terms of size, and it runs Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), a version of Android built for smartphones. But in my mind its more of a smaller tablet than a larger smartphone. For more on the Galaxy Note, click HERE.

 

These tablets definitely caught my attention during my time at CES – I’m looking forward to bringing you a detailed user experience with the Sony Tablet S fairly soon.  The good people over at Sony provided me with a Sony Tablet S to play with and I’ll be bringing you a play-by-play experience on the device soon…stay tuned…

Have you considered other tablets on the market?  Which tablet would you prefer?

CES + Las Vegas = Great Expectations…

January 5th, 2012 by Christen Rochon

As the new year has fully arrived (in full frigid fashion) – I am ready for one of the biggest conferences of the year!  The International Consumer Electronics Show is the world’s largest consumer electronics tradeshow.  (think of it as the Disney World of electronics for geeks, nerds and dorks…)

Over a year ago, I aimlessly wandered into the Las Vegas Convention Center as a new blogger but moreover as a complete fanatic of all things gadget & tech.  As my first major conference, I had all the ingrediants for a CES disaster:

1.  I arrived to the conference later than I actually expected on Thursday vs Tuesday as originally planned.

2.  I had no set schedule & planned to take on almost 3,000 vendors and 1.6 million net square feet of exhibit space all by myself…Whaaaaa?

3.  Did I mention, I went to CES all by myself?  NOT COOL!

 

This year however, things will be different.  I’m a little stronger, wiser & absolutely ready to get it on at CES.  With my calendar filling up faster than ever, I have over 72 hours filled with plans, meetings and partying in Las Vegas January 10th – 13th.  And with all this planning comes a huge bag, filled with electronic expectations, technical anticipation and an outrageous outlook on how this year’s CES experience will be.

iLounge Pavillion

There’s the iLounge pavilion, a section devoted to Apple-related products, which has grown huge this year. The iLounge has expanded from 4,000 square feet in 2008 to 85,000. As much as I (as well as you readers) enjoy Apple related products, I’m sure there’ll be plenty to report on, so expect to see DivasandDorks exploring this section of CES 2012 in a big way.

In addition to the variety of products available to check out I’m really looking forward to checking out all of the new ultrabooks, new DSLR and CSC cameras, Android tablets running Ice Cream Sandwich, Next-gen game consoles, Windows 8 news, Beautiful OLED TVs and the smarter cars & accessories to go with them.

What else am I expecting to check out at CES next week?  Engadget has some great preview points that has me excited to see what happens next.

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