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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 […]

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Ramos W30HDPro tablet packs full HD display, RK3188 chip into $300 package

Ramos is updating its W30HD tablet with a new “pro” model sporting a faster processor. The Ramos W30HDPro features a 10.1 inch, 1920 x 1200 pixel display, a Rockchip RK3188 ARM Cortex-A9 quad-core CPU, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software. It’s available for pre-order from Geekbuying for $299.99. ChinaGrabber says it’s already in stock for […]

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Ramos unveils X10pro: iPad mini-sized Android tablet with MTK8389 CPU

Ramos already has a new iPad mini-sized Android tablet called the X10 Mini Pad. But apparently that’s not good enough for Ramos, because now the company has a second model, called the Ramos X10pro. Like the X10 Mini Pad, the new model has a 7.85 inch, 1024 x 768 pixel IPS display and a quad-core […]

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Chinese tablets with Samsung Exynos 5250 ARM Cortex-A15 chips

Samsung’s Exynos 5250 chip is the first dual-core processor based on an ARM Cortex-A15 design. While Samsung and NVIDIA have quad-core and even octa-core chips using that architecture on the way, the Exynos 5250 is still one of the most powerful ARM-based chips on the market. Initially it was only used in a few Samsung […]

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Ramos W42 tablet packs a Galaxy S III-like processor into an iPad-sized case

Chinese device maker Ramos is selling a new tablet with a 9.4 inch display, an aluminum case, and a 1.4 GHz Samsung Exynos 4412 quad-core processor with Mali 400 graphics. In other words, if you take the guts of a Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone and throw them into a tablet with a screen slightly […]

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Ramos introduces budget tablets with Android 4.0 – video

Chinese tablet maker Ramos is showing off a whole new crop of inexpensive devices running Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. What’s particularly interesting is that even the leas expensive of the bunch look kind of decent. The Ramos W6HD, for instance, is a 7 inch tablet with an Amlogic 8726M3 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 […]