If you're on a quest for a new mini tablet, the brands "Nexus" and "Galaxy" might have caught your attention. Or, more specifically, the new 2013 Nexus 7
and the Galaxy Note 8.0 might have made the cut for your shortlist. Join Gizmag, as we break down the specs and compare the features of the two 2013 Android tablets.
A couple of years ago, Amazon changed the tablet market when it released the Kindle Fire
, with its small screen and even smaller price tag. A few months later, Apple took our eyes to a luxurious spa when it launched the high-resolution iPad with Retina Display
. But what we've been really waiting for is a tablet that combines that smaller price and form factor with a pixel-rich display. Well, that day has finally come, in the form of the second-generation Nexus 7
. Is it really the best of both worlds? Read on, as Gizmag reviews the 2013 Nexus 7.
There's no shortage of budget 7-inch tablets in your local electronics store. For many people, these portable and affordable devices make for the perfect couch-laden computers. But not all are created equal. Let's take a look at one such lopsided example, as we compare the new 2nd-generation Nexus 7
with Samsung's Galaxy Tab 3 7.0
If you're shopping for a smallish tablet, we wouldn't blame you for narrowing it down to the iPad mini
and Google's new Nexus 7
. But how do you choose between the two? Let Gizmag lend a hand, as we compare the specs (and other features) of the two mini-tablets.
If you're looking for a small tablet and you're working on a budget, then you can do much worse than the Nexus 7
. After today, though, the Google and Asus mini-tablet just became a much better deal, with the arrival of a new second-generation Nexus 7 that gets upgrades in every nook and cranny.
Asus has unveiled the next step in the evolution of the hybrid note/tablet at the company's "We Transform" press event at Computex 2013 in Taipei, Taiwan. In addition to two CPUs and dual operating systems, the Transformer Book Trio adds a powerful desktop element to the mix. Other devices introduced by chairman Jonney Shih include 6- and 7-inch Pads, a wireless media center and a touchpad mouse.
Asus has announced that it has updated its range of iMac-alike all-in-one flat-pack PCs with two new models, the 23-in ET2311 and the higher-spec "ultra high-resolution" ET2702. Though both support multi-touch, of the two, only the ET2702 supports 10-point gestures.
There are robots that walk around like spiders, there are robots that avoid objects, and there are robots that talk, but what about a robot spider that talks while avoiding objects? Hobbyist Kevin Ochs’ creation, Charlotte, is just that. Charlotte is a hexapod robot with a talking head that lets it narrate its progress as it avoids collisions.
Samsung was the first Android phone maker to take a stab at tablets. Released in 2010, the Galaxy Tab
was a 7-inch slate that cost more than the bigger and better iPad. But Samsung kept chipping away, making tablets in all shapes and sizes, and is now gaining on Apple’s shrinking lead
. How does Samsung’s latest – the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 – compare to the Google/Asus Nexus 7?
For a while, it looked like Apple was going to utterly dominate the tablet market forever. Xooms, Xyboards, and Transformers came and went – accomplishing little more than building the world’s biggest collection of store shelf dust. But today Android slates have grown in quality and quantity, while shrinking in screen size and price
. In the first quarter of 2013, they continued to eat into the iPad’s market share.