Dell Venue 11 is expected to set a tough competition for Microsoft Surface 2 as well as Surface Pro 2. The new device launched by Dell is not just expected to be a tough competitor of Microsoft’s high-end devices but also for the Apple and Android devices. The Surface Pro features fourth generation Intel Core i5-4200 dual core 1.6GHzz processor and 4GB or 8GB RAM. While the Dell Venue 11 Pro supports different Intel processors and one can select depending on the usage.
Surface Pro 2 features a great look with some of the high-end hardware. With 10.6 inches screen, 1080p display along with the built-in kickstand, the tablet can be easily transformed into a laptop. It is compatible with external keyboard as well as stylus for note-taking purpose. Though Dell Venue 11 Pro features similar specifications but it lacks the stylish look of Surface Pro 2. Both the devices features almost similar external device controls and comes with power buttons, volume buttons, speakers, dual mics, headset jacks as well as dedicated “home” buttons. The graphics and storage of both the devices are also quite impressive. Yet, there is a huge difference of price. While Surface Pro 2 with 64GB internal storage is available from $899, Dell Venue 11 Pro starts from $499 and one can get the best performing model at only $849. … Read the rest
Here’s the most important thing: The much-awaited Microsoft Surface Pro 2 is a long battery-life variant of the real Microsoft Surface Pro. Added to that, the laptop is enhanced with present-generation Haswell CPU and an improved backlit keyboard. This makes the tablet one of the best gadgets ever crafted from Microsoft.
Featuring a screen of 10.6 inches with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, the display is brighter and better than before. The device is light in weight with silver color magnesium but it does not feature the same design as the previous release. It comes decked with Intel Core i5 -4200 U clocked at 1.6GHz with storage capacity of 64GB SSD Hard Drive and graphics of 1,792MB Intel HD 4400. It offers network connectivity of Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11 b/ g/n and runs on Windows 8.1 (64 bit).
With enhanced battery life and well-designed accessories, this laptop is surely a great choice to go for. However, it is still a far cry from being an iPad competitor. For multimedia lovers, it features stereo speakers along with a combo of microphone and headphone. The RAM can be enhanced from 4GB to 8GB. For connectivity, the device comprises Ethernet jack, USB 2.0 USB 3.0 ports, in/ out jack and Mini Display port connection.
All in all, the device is a perfect release tagged at $899 and is perfect for gadget fanatics.… Read the rest
While Microsoft just declared the Surface Pro 2, Apple has already released Apple MacBook Air 2013. While Surface Pro2 runs of Windows 8.1, MacBook Air 2013 runs on Mac OS X. speaking about the screen size and resolution of both the gadgets, while both the Surface Pro 2 is 10.6 inches, the MacBook air 2013 is 11.6 inches.
The MacBook Pro 2013 features Intel 4th gen Corei7 clocked at 2GHz with a RAM of 8GB and hard drive of 256GB, while the other two features Intel Core i5 haswell clocked at 1.47GHz with a RAM of 8GB.
Apple Macbook Pro 13 vs Micorsoft Surface Pro Vs Apple Macbook Air 13 : Battery life
The Apple MacBook Pro and Apple MacBook Air 2013 offer a decent battery life of 12 to 13 hours while the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 offers a decent battery of 8 hours. Microsoft Pro comes with a front and rear camera of 720p while the both the Apple gadgets come with a front camera of 720p. While MacBook Air comes with 256GB SSD internal storage, Microsoft Pro 2 comes with 512 GB internal storage. The competition is very tough and it is the release of both the devices which will determine its success and failure.
A release date in the month of October is expected for the launch of MacBook Pro 2012 with Haswell processor. Reliable sources have added that the supply chain of Apple is prepared to deliver the new parts starting October.
If sources are to be believed, then buyers would also be surprised with a stunning redesign for the all-new MacBook Pro 2013 device models. However, it has not yet been confirmed whether Apple will enhance the features as well as the specs of its brand new laptop or whether the laptop will only be seen in a fresh design while the specs and features remain the same.
The rumors of a facelift to the MacBook 2013 have surfaced after the tech major has announced the launch of its new iMacs without creating much hype around the launch. The new iMacs launched officially by Apple will feature the advanced Haswell processors engineered by Intel. Not just the latest Haswell processor, these new laptops will also be equipped with a refreshed GPU, quick storage options and WiFi receivers.
Currently, Apple is offering a 21.5-inch base model iMac equipped with 2.7 GHz quad-core Intel i5 processor along with latest Iris Pro GPU.… Read the rest
When given choices, don’t get confused. From being the slimmest to fastest to coolest- the competitive tablet market has augmented, giving consumers a range of devices, all designed with latest and innovative features. On close inspection, we are listing down the specifications of three such tabs, for good or bad such as Microsoft Surface Pro 2, Apple iPad 5 and Sony Xperia Z.
Starting with Microsoft Surface Pro 2, this 7.5-inch tablet is designed with a resolution of 1,400 x 1,050 pixels. Expected to hit the shelves soon, this device will join the league of small tabs available in the market. Powered by Intel processors, the Surface Pro 2 might roll out with Intel Core i5. With an updated version of Windows OS, the tab will boast of up to 128 GB internal storage.
Coming over to Apple iPad 5, the fifth-gen iPad will sport Retina display feature. With a 9.7-inch screen size, the tab will have chamfered edges and curves along with dark aluminum backplate. Designed to be thin, the iPad 5 is expected to be around 4mm shorter and 17mm narrower than its predecessor. Thinner and lighter, Apple is reportedly switching to Sharp’s ultra-thin IGZO technology in its next iPad.
Considering the last, 10.1-inch Sony Xperia Z tablets will be rolled out with Google Android 4.1 processor. With 8.1 megapixels cam, these tabs have a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. Being dust and water resistant, the Xperia Z tabs are slim and light. At 6.9mm, these tabs weigh less than 500 grams.
Microsoft is tightening shoelaces now. With the Surface RT and Surface Pro failing to create hardly more than a ripple, this time is it is mood to surface as a wave. Our sources have confirmed that the Surface Pro is all set to resurface in an all-new avatar. The best part of this is the massiveness with it could hit us—7 inches of screen is no joke!
Before we dream of the future, let us peek into the past and gauge exactly what went wrong with the Surface RT and Pro outings.
Limits too many—while spending a huge sum is not an issue for a tablet, Surface RT only runs the Windows RT. Why would you shell out a bank breaker of a price to get hands on something with restricted functionality? With the 7-incher outing, the makers are set to pump in Windows Blue. What I wonder is how effective this could be for users who barely understood the earlier version in depth!
The Surface Pro is worth the bargain since it packs in a punch akin to a laptop while being a sexy tab. However, the RT hardly gets it right in an age crowded with options such as the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0, Apple iPad mini, Google Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire.… Read the rest