CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW WRAP-UP

About 50 iPad rivals were on display at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The 10.1-inch Motorola Xoom tablet got CNET’s “Best of Show” because of its fast dual-core processor, compatibility with the fastest 4G cellular network, its front-and-back facing cameras for video chatting, and its HDMI-out port, for connecting the tablet to a big-screen TV. The latest tablets from Acer will come in three sizes:4.8-inch, 7.1-inch and 10.1. All will use Honeycomb, the latest version of Android. CES also displayed a lot of cameras, from the Polaroid sunglasses with built-in camera worn by Lady Gaga at the show to video cameras contained in goggles. We liked the Casio Tryx. It has a handle that can double as a tripod or […]

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ASUS TABLETS DEBUT AT CES 2011

ASUS Slider photo courtesy of Engadget.com ASUS just announced a slew of new tablets at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The most interesting one, the Eee Pad Slider, has a slide-out keyboard. It has a 10.1 inch screen and cameras on the front and rear for easy video chatting. It comes with the Android 3.0 operating system and an optional 3G cellular connection. Another ASUS tablet, the “Transformer,” has a separate keyboard with docking station and a 16 hour battery life. A smaller tablet, the 7.1 inch “MeMo,” is small enough to slip into a jacket pocket, yet still good for taking notes using the supplied stylus. Like the Transformer, it has a Micro HDMI port to connect […]

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LEARN TO DRAW, AND WRITE

We got our eager hands on a CyberTablet Z12 from Adesso (adesso.com). It works with any PC or Mac and sells for $122, which is around the midpoint for such tablets. You can write notes, draw highly defined pictures, edit photos and use it to add your signature to email and documents.

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THE ELECTRIC YELLOW PAD

New Gateway convertible notebook is also a tablet computer.

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