Dell has just launched a new 8 inch Windows tablet it Japan. It’s called the EveryPad Pro, and if it looks familiar that’s because this tablet is basically a Dell Venue 8 Pro with a new name.
But the name isn’t the only thing that’s different in Japan: the EveryPad Pro also has a slightly faster processor than the US version.
The Dell EveryPad Pro features a 1.49 GHz Intel Atom Z3775D quad-core Bay Trail processor rather than the 1.33 GHz Atom Z3745D or Z3740D chips found in the American versions.
Other specs are largely the same. The Dell EveryPad Pro has an 8 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel IPS display, 64GB of storage, 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, a microSd card reader, TPM security, and Windows 8.1 with Bing software.
It’s powered by an 18 Whr, 4830mAh battery and the tablet has a 5MP rear camera and 1.2 MP front camera. It comes with the Japanese edition of Microsoft Office Home and Business 2013.
There’s no word on whether Dell plans to sell a Venue 8 Pro with the faster Atom Z3775D chip in the United States.
via Tablet News and Blog of Mobile
I have a HP Omni 1920×1200 bought in a sale. Best thing I ever bought. Attached to a landscape Full HD monitor with the tablet on portrait, does 99 per cent of what I need for a fraction of the price of the laptop, better screen and the portrait mode is awesome for documents, music player and blog reading. I also attached a USB hub for the hard drived, my laptop is gathering dust, just can’t be bothered to sell it on the cheap. It completely changes how you view Windows 8.
Be careful with these Windows tablets. You’ll notice that manufacturers are very elusive with one of the most important specs: RAM. If it’s running 1gb of RAM, don’t buy it. If it’s running 2gb, it’s probably okay for most software. But if you really need solid computing power for most situations, don’t settle for less than 4gb of ram, and ideally it would be 64bit and have the ability to take more than 4gb of ram.
All this would be at a cost, of course.
Right now, the best price I’ve seen on a standard 2gb model is $159. This is for the 8-inch, of course.
Also, currently Best Buy has a 10.1 inch Windows 8.1 tablet with 2gb of RAM for $199. It’s unbranded (literally has no brand name). I bought it, along with a generic rubberized case ($13) and now have a fully functioning Windows 8.1 computer in the form of a tablet. It’s pretty much the exact same size as an ipad but considerably cheaper. It also came with Microsoft Office (yep), and I was able to use my already purchased software on it (Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop).
It’s hard as heck to use, however. But that’s because it’s a tablet and has a touch screen.
The beauty of it is that you can plug in a 10 dollar keyboard/mouse combo and use it like a desktop if you like.
NOTE: Do not buy the Microsoft Surface tablet. It’s very overpriced for what it does. You can get an equivalent tablet and keyboard case for a third of the price.
Do not buy the Microsoft Surface..
I disagree with you, RT is very safe and it all you need is internet and office is pretty good. I have helped a person on the weekend with a windows 7 laptop which was unusable because of the malware, she just wanted her browser and office back coz is the only thing she use. Surface 2 benefits:
Awesome battery life,
Very light and doesn’t get hot
I don’t have a use for an RT Surface, but i recommend them to some people. There are no tablets that even approach the battery life of the Surface 2.
To alot of elderly people, the idea of having a familiar interface on a tablet, have access to Word, Outlook, and IE is probably the prefect device. And on top of that, no viruses, malware, or junk browser toolbars.
Give it 16gb of ram, and a Radeon R9 280x, and I will buy 100 of them.
And it needs to be fanless
And only $299
It’s a small trade off to have slightly slower CPU than to have that horrible marking on an otherwise beautiful tablet. Really, “EveryPad”? Does Michael Dell know about this?
What they should do is lend the name some credence by including IOS and Android emulators.
Then it would be an Everypad for reals!
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