Vizio Window 8 Tablet Debut

vizio microsoft windows 8 tablet

As the International CES kicks off for 2013 many, many product launches are ensuing. Vizio is jumping into the Windows 8 tablet waters, which, is sure to be a hot trend this year.

Vizio’s tablet, a 11.6-inch slate packing a 1080 display,  is possibly the first powered by AMD. Vizio is packing in the  dual-core AMD Z60 “Hondo” while the  Intel Atom Clover Trail CPUs are prevalent in other Windows 8 slates.

The Vizio tablet has pretty standard specs otherwise, including 2GB of RAM, 64GB of solid-state storage, 2-megapixel front camera and micro-HDMI and micro-USB ports.  Vizio hasn’t announced pricing or availability, but hopefully we’ll see some demos at CES.

[via Engadget]

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Tablet

Samsung has revealed the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet, first introduced at Mobile World Congress in February, will be available globally this month.

The new Note tablet will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on a 1.4-GHz quad-core processor, carrying 2GB of RAM.  The 10.1 inch 1,280×800-pixel display has a multiscreen feature that lets you work in two apps simultaneously.  The new Note tablet also sports a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, as well as a 1.9-megapixel front-facing one and a micro SD card expansion slot supporting up to 64GB.

The Note tablet comes with a stylus, which Samsung calls the S Pen, that lets you take handwritten notes, sketches, doodles and more.  A number of apps come pre-loaded that are designed to work with the S Pen, including S Note, Polaris Office and Adobe Photoshop Touch.  These apps will automatically launch once you remove the stylus from its carriage.

The Galaxy Note 10.1  3G- and Wi-Fi-enabled versions will be available in August and a 4G LTE version is expected later in the year.   Samsung is also expected to reveal the next version of the Galaxy Note at a New York event on August 15.

Price has not been disclosed, but expect the initial launch to carry a premium number.