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Ramos launches i9s gaming tablet with Bluetooth controller

Once upon a time tablets aimed at gamers had touchscreen displays surrounded by gaming buttons so you could hold the tablet in two hands while playing it like a giant Gameboy or PlayStation Portable. These days companies are taking a different approach. The NVIDIA Shield Tablet is aimed at gamers… but the 8 inch tablet […]

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Ramos K100 is a 10 inch, octa-core tablet that makes phone calls (in China)

Chinese tablet maker Ramos has unveiled a new tablet with a 10.1 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display, a MediaTek MT6592 octa-core processor, and 2GB of RAM. The Ramos K100is also kind of a big phone — it supports voice and 3G data functionality… at least in China. The tablet features MediaTek’s 1.7 GHz, 8-core […]

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Chinese tablet makers promise 64-bit Android Bay Trail devices

Intel is rolling out a new line of low-power 64-bit Bay Trail processors aimed at inexpensive Android tablets, and it looks like a number of companies are getting ready to deliver new tablets based on the platform. Taiwanese equipment manufacturer ECS recently showed off a reference design for an 8 inch tablet with an Atom […]

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Ramos releases line of Intel-powered Android tablets

Chinese device maker Ramos has unveiled a new line of Android tablets, and for the first time the company is outfitting tablets with Intel processors. The new Ramos i-series tablets feature Intel Clover Trail+ processors, and they’re expected to launch in China this month for around $195 and up. There are 4 new Ramos tablets […]

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Lilbits (8-29-2013): New devices copy the Chromecast, iPad mini, HTC One

Its the not-quite-a-clone edition of Lilbits. Ramos introduced two new tablets this week that have the look of HTC One smartphones, but the screen size of an iPad mini. And chip-maker Rockchip is pushing a new class of device that’s sort of like a Chromecast… except different. In non-clone news, Qualcomm is taking aim at […]

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Lilbits (7-23-2013): Supercomputers on the cheap

Want to build a so-called “supercomputer,” but don’t want to spend a ridiculous amount of money? No problem. Now there’s an option that costs just $99. Sort of. Adapteva’s Parallella is a $99 system-on-a-board that features an ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, Ethernet, HDMI, and Ubuntu Linux. Sounds kind of neat for a […]