Category: Tablets

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Azpen HYBRX A1160 Allwinner A64, Smart Assistant Robot Alexa, Bluetooth Smart Hub

Posted by Charbax – January 25, 2017

Azpen is showing some of their latest Allwinner powered products, the Azpen Hybrx A1160 which I filmed previously here and here they have the Allwinner powered Smart Robot Home Assistant that can potentially be connected to the Amazon Alexa service, the AzpenHome SmartHub based on Allwinner R16 with a rotatable security camera and an 8" 1280x800 display.

Samsung Chromebook Plus powered by OP1 = RK3399-C

Posted by Charbax – January 22, 2017

http://whatisop.com details the OP1 ARM Processor optimized for Chromebooks, it's the Rockchip RK3399-C Hexacore 6-core, dual ARM Cortex-A72 and quad ARM Cortex-A53 in big.LITTLE formation with Mali-T860MP GPU.

I believe that OP1 is the big push by Google and Rockchip, together with manufacturing partners such as Samsung shipping with Samsung Chromebook Plus from February 12th for $449 at Amazon.com to finally push Chromebooks to a Billion users worldwide, now with OP1, I believe that they have optimized the processor for mass market Chromebook success, with an optimal performance, power consumption and price point. They have worked for over a year on the OP1, to optimize it for the Chromebook market. As you can read on http://whatisop.com the OP1 chip is optimized for smooth low power consumption web browsing on super nice high resolution displays, with dual USB Type-C connectivity, fast reliable Wi-Fi connectivity, up to 4K playback, it uses GPU Compute to optimize the performance of every aspect of the Chrome OS web browsing UI. Fonts, scrolling, displaying images, animations, video, all is optimized, improved and accelerated also by the Mali-T860 GPU. Unlike Intel x86 Chromebooks, the OP1 platform runs all Android apps natively without emulation, that means that all the advanced Android apps optimized for productivity, such as Microsoft Word, Excell, Powerpoint, many other productivity Android apps such as OfficeSuite and PDF Editor, Free Office, Docs to Go, also Google Drive, Polaris Office, Quip, WPS Office and PDF and thousands of other productivity apps already available on Android, and thousands of advanced games on Android, all these apps are optimized for ARM, with Native Code in them that just runs better on ARM. I would guess that running any of these thousands of advanced Android apps might consume half the power to run on ARM compared with x86.

Allwinner at CES 2017, A64, R16, A33, A83T, All-in-one VR, Smart Speakers

Posted by Charbax – January 20, 2017

Allwinner is showing off some of their latest technologies at their CES 2017 showroom. Allwinner claims to have a leading market share of the all-in-one VR market. They are entering the Amazon Alexa and Google Home compatible Smart Speakers market. Allwinner Double OS is being pushed for the affordable 2-in-1 market changing the UI from Tablet mode to Productivity mode. Allwinner partners with Qualcomm for their affordable LTE enabled Tablet range. A64 is being pushed for the Laptop market. The Allwinner R16 with Tina OS powered sweeping robot is sold on the Xiaomi ecosystem. The end of this video also mentions the roadmap where Allwinner will have over 16 new chipsets in 2017 and they are working to introduce a 16nm solution the end of the year.

Samsung Chromebook Plus, OP1 64bit Hexacore dual ARM Cortex-A72, quad ARM Cortex-A53

Posted by Charbax – January 9, 2017

Samsung releases the nicest ARM Powered Chromebook in the world ($449 at Amazon.com), the Samsung Chromebook Plus is powered by the OP1 ARM Processor optimized for Chromebooks (Rockchip RK3399) dual ARM Cortex-A72 and quad ARM Cortex-A53 Hexacore 64bit with ARM Mali-T860 GPU. This Chromebook is ultra-thin at 14mm, ultra-light at 1.08kg yet runs 10 hours on the battery even with its amazingly nice and bright 3:2 aspect ratio 12.3" 2400x1600 Quad-HD ultra-bright 400nit LCD Display durable with Gorilla Glass 3.

QuirkLogic Quilla 42″ E Ink Interactive Whiteboard with digitizer, collaboration, productivity

Posted by Charbax – January 6, 2017

QuirkLogic Quilla is the world's largest Connected eWriter, on 42" E Ink electronic paper replicating the familiar feel of paper and pen, bringing a more natural and smart collaborative whiteboard for companies and schools that want to provide sunlight readable, bi-stable, paper-like eWriting, a display that enables a different athmosphere, a different interior design for the brainstorming and strategical collaborative space in companies, enabling colleagues to get inspired in the brightest room with most natural light, on a most comfortable for reading display. With Quilla, users can walk up, grab a pen, and easily scribble out ideas, actions, and plans without hitting setup hurdles and quickly pick up where they left off in an instant. The QuirkLogic digital writing system consists of portable, always-on inking devices that go beyond space and location boundaries. Teams are no longer tied to conference rooms that have equipment anchored to a wall and instead can make better use of spaces designed for informal, ad-hoc interaction. The eWriter's easy on/off mounts, light weight (22lbs/10kg), and battery operation enable workers to go wireless with the device and take it to any workspace. Also, remote participants can contribute and interact with content in real-time through centralized library and workbook sharing, enabled by an intelligent connected "inking" ecosystem that does the heavy lifting behind the scenes, keeping it simple for the users.

$1499 Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga Gen2 (2017) 2-in-1 on Gen7 Intel Kaby Lake

Posted by Charbax – January 4, 2017

Lenovo presents their second generation X1 Yoga 2-in-1 Laptop/Tablet with an impressive Wave Keyboard system that recesses and locks the keyboard when in Tablet Mode. Runs Windows 10 Pro, comes with 14" WQHD OLED (2560 x 1440) or 14" WQHD IPS (2560 x 1440) or 14" FHD IPS (1920 x 1080), Integrated Intel HD Graphics 620, Up to 16 GB 1866 MHz LPDDR3, from 128GB SSD SATA up to 1TB SSD PCIe TLC OPAL2, Up to 16 hours battery life, 720p Webcam, Dockable and rechargeable stylus pen, dTPM 2.0 Touch fingerprint reader, 2x Thunderbolt 3 USB Type-C, 3x USB 3.0, HDMI, Native RJ45 (through dongle), MicroSD, MicroSIM (if WWAN card Qualcomm Snapdragon X7 LTE-A is installed), 17.4mm thickness and 1.36kg for OLED version, 17.05mm and 1.42kg for LCD version, available from $1499 in February.

Smart medical kit from Miki Mobile with blood pressure measurement and more

Posted by stromium – December 23, 2016

Shenzhen-based Miki Mobile is predominantly a manufacturer of smartphones and tablets. Demoed here is a 10.1” 1280x800-pixel tablet with LTE capabilities on an MTK6735 chipset with a quad-core Cortex-A53 processor, selling for US$70. Their smartphone range has a variety of specs such as 4000mAh battery, 2.5D curved glass, and up to 6” display sizes. Their medical case is a mobile health kit with abilities to check blood sugar, blood pressure, the ability to magnify points for inspection, etc.

Emdoor 2-in-1 on MT8173 ARM Cortex-A72

Posted by stromium – December 22, 2016

Emdoor shows us here their Android laptop with 11.6” 1366x768-pixel display, MT8173 chipset with 2xCortex-A53 and 2xCortex-A72 cores, PowerVR GX6250 GPU, 1/2GB DDR3 RAM, 16-64GB of NAND storage, running Android 6.0 Marshmallow, USB Type-C, HDMI port, a hinge that can swivel 270° and a 6-7hour battery life. The optional Remix OS allows one to run PC apps as well.

40$ Tablet, $94 14″ Laptop, 360 cameras by First View

Posted by juliusaugustus – December 17, 2016

First View is an ODM partner for companies such as Intel and produces ODM designs for ARM processors as well. First View has tablet and convertible reference designs running on Mediatek and Allwinnner processors. First View designs run Remix OS. 7" designs are available for 40 USD MOQ. The 14" Intel notebook design sells for 94 USD MOQ. First view makes security terminals for education market, multi cam Cameras, and sensors for phones for heart and blood pressures.

Allwinner Double OS for 2-in-1 Laptop/Tablet market

Posted by Charbax – November 23, 2016

Allwinner has developed Double OS together with the Phoenix OS team, to provide one UI optimized for keyboard/mouse in productivity mode and another stock Android UI for touch-screen use. You can watch my video showcasing the rest of the latest Allwinner powered devices on the market here