HP releases iPad Mini lookalike

I’m not sure if HP is asking Apple to sue them but with this new release I doubt Apple will look past this. HP’s new tablet called the HP 8, looks identically like the iPad mini. It even looks to have the same 7.85-inch IPS 1024×768 display.

It has a reasonable price, sitting at $170. The tablet as an Allwinner quad-core ARM chip, 1GB RAM, 16GB storage, a microSD slot (supporting up to 32GB cards) and running Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean). It also has a 3,800mAh battery that promises up to seven hours of use.

Sound appealing yet?

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Microsoft Surface Tablet

So I’m sure everyone has seen this bad boy but I thought I would post it on my blog with the specs and all.

After sending out cryptic invitations predictions flooded from media and consumers alike- most thought maybe Windows Phone 8, while other rumors included a potential Xbox Surface, but nope the Microsoft Surface Tablet was unveiled.

The Microsoft Surface tablet comes in two different options, Windows RT and Windows 8 Pro.
Windows RT is the lightweight option, both physically and spec-wise.
  • 676g
  • 9.33 mm thick
  • 10.6″ ClearType HD DIsplay
  • 31.5 Wh battery
  • microSD, USB 2.0, Micro HD Video
  • Office Home & Student 2013 RT, Touch Cover, Type Cover
  • 32 GB, 64 GB
Windows 8 Pro, is the obvious pro option, and is said to be the “full PC.” It comes with a heftier weight.
  • 903 g
  • 13.5 mm thick
  • 10.6″ ClearType Full HD Display
  • 42 Wh battery
  • microSDXC, USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort Video,
  • Touch Cover, Type Cover, Pen with Palm Block
  • 64 GB, 128 GB
Specs Found on IGN.com

This awesome new machinery comes with a sturdy, integrated kickstand and a SmartCover-esque cover, that features a fully functioning keyboard, with a trackpad. It connects with a “single magnetic click”. Tight right?

“I can touch type on this as fast as I can type on any keyboard.” said Microsoft’s Michael Angiulo. The Touch Cover comes in five colors – black, red, blue, and pink.

The surface also comes with two cameras called “LifeCams” The rear-facing camera is angled so when positioned on a kickstand, it can still record meetings or any other event thats going on.

To top everything off, being that this is a full-on PC it can run true PC games.

Microsoft has stated the tablet-PC hybrids will be priced competitively, but no mention of price or release date was mentioned. So I guess will just be waiting to see what they got to unveil about it next!

Sources: IGN.com