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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 and 8.9, Two Tablet with HD-Screen and Dual Core Processor Officially Launched
Rumors about the latest specifications of the Amazon tablet is now finally over. Amazon has finally announced two new tablets, the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 and Kindle Fire HD 8.9.
Both tablets are promising screen with high quality display. Kindle Fire HD 7 performed with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. While the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 offers a resolution of 1280 x 1200 pixels. In addition, Amazon also pinned Dolby Digital Plus technology that promises clear voice on this tablet.
In addition, the screen of the tablet is an IPS screen and is equipped with Advanced True Wide Polarizing Filter technology. Amazon claims that this screen tablet will be able to produce images with true color though seen from any viewpoint.
For processors, both tablets use a dual core processor TI OMAP 4470. Amazon claims that the processor performance is comparable to Nvidia Tegra 3 which is quad-core processor. But it seems it needs to be proven first. More >
The release of Surface tablet that coincide with the launch of Windows 8 is valid only on Windows RT tablet that uses an ARM processor, while the Surface with Windows 8 Pro, powered by the Intel Ivy Bridge will be present 90 days later.
The presence of Microsoft’s Surface tablet had a reaped criticism from Microsoft partners such as Acer and HP, even HP decided to not launch a Windows RT tablet.
Acer itself denounced Microsoft for the presence of Surface tablet and considers Microsoft began to adopt the style of Apple. Acer also added that Microsoft will fail if they adopt the style of Apple.
Microsoft partner’s anger is justified, because the presence of Surface tablet will be no effect on the iPad but will actually disserve Microsoft partner. More >
Valve claims that Steam Box would be a serious competitor for Microsoft’s Xbox since their game console has been provided with the latest hardware.
Valve Steam Box game console powered with CPU Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM memory, and graphics technology from NVIDIA. Unfortunately not known when the launching of this Steam Box console.
Valve is currently rumored to be pursuing a strategy that puts their console to open gaming universe which is open opportunities for external parties to develop the Steam Box game console.
Nvidia Tegra 3 chipset delivers outstanding performance for tablet PCs and mobile phones, even claimed to be faster if pitted with computer processor Intel Core 2 Duo. Is it true?
Nvidia Tegra 3 is a System on Chip (SoC) which means that inside it has embedded a processor, GPU, and memory controller for controlling the flow of data. From the architecture, this product is clearly superior to the Core 2 Duo lines.
This is demonstrated through a test trial performed by Nvidia. As a benchmark testing application used was CoreMark 1.0, to test how far the ability of Arithmetic Logic Unit (ALU) and Floating-Point Unit (FPU).
But unfortunately found some anomalies in the test. Nvidia is known using a different configuration, resulting in different numbers.
For example to test the Core2 T7200 Nvidia using the compiler version 3.4, while the Tegra 3 using the latest version 4.4. Also Nvidia allegedly also did some tweaks, so that the testing more optimal on their system.
Tests with these methods are considered unfair. Moreover, Nvidia Tegra 3 with a Core2 T7200 (dual-core processor 2.0 GHz with 4 MB cache) differ in architecture, and thus require different testing techniques.
If judging from the system works, Nvidia Tegra 3 is very promising. But about a better performance than the computer processor is still questionable.
Prime Transformer armed with quad-core processor Nvidia Tegra 3 and OS Android Gingerbread. Asus promises Transformer Prime will soon receive Android 4.0 update or Ice Cream Sandwich.
According to Asus, Transformer Prime will be available worldwide in December. The price ranges between USD 500 to USD 600.
Tablets that so far circulating in the market like the iPad 2 or Galaxy Tab still rely on a dual core processor. So, Transformer Prime will be the first tablet in the world with quad-core processors.
With four brain processors, presumably reasonable if the Transformer Prime can run applications and multimedia functions more quickly. Transformer Prime is also become gaming platform that is more qualified.
Quad-core chips also allow the tablet is not just an entertainment device, but able to handle serious applications such as content editing or video. Nvidia Tegra 3 itself declared five times faster than its predecessor, Tegra 2.
Power consumption also claimed even more efficient because the processor cores can be turned off based on the workload burden. According to Nvidia, Tegra 3 tablet with the battery can last up to 12 hours.
Just like the Eee Pad Transformer, Transformer Prime also has a dock keyboard that can be incorporated seamlessly in the tablet. 10 inch screen wearing Super IPS technology with a resolution of 1280×800.