9 Hybrid Tablet Which Uses Windows 8
With the launch of Windows 8, then officially also tablet that use those operating system launch into the market. The company that was built by Bill Gates and Paul Allen in April 4, 1975, indeed prohibits any vendor marketing their products before 20 October. The name for the product itself is hybrid tablet. Those term refers to multifunction and this tablet form. Can be combined with keyboard dock, instantly its appearance will changed become notebook.
The question arises, will the year of 2013 later, will became hybrid tablet era and shift ultrabook?. It could happen, because Microsoft has given other nuances in Windows 8 and Windows RT and also various manufacturers support it. Curious what tablet that are using those new operating system?. Here’s its review.
Not only Windows 8 that launch on October 26. Tablet 10.6 inch works of Microsoft, called Surface also been introduced to the market. Surface comes with protector cover (Touch Cover) that can function as the keyboard which quite responsive when touched.
Will launch its first version using ARM microprocessor which will run Windows RT. Stands from RT itself until now still a secret. Windows RT can run only on devices that use ARM processors such as smartphones and tablets.
As for Windows 8 was designed for computer, pc, laptop, which is run with INTEL and AMD processors (x86 architecture). Windows RT itself not sold separately as well as Windows 8. Those operating system will be one bundle along with its device.
The next version from Surface is Surface Pro that running Windows 8. Its appearance may be in beginning year of 2013. Differences with Surface version of Windows RT is having thickness of 13.5 mm (Windows RT only 9.3 mm) and has larger memory capacity 64/128 GB (32/64 Windows RT). The price of Surface Windows RT sells for USD 499 for 32 GB version, while for its keyboard is USD 100. Meanwhile for Surface version of 64 GB with additional keyboard priced at USD 699. Additional keyboard that also functions as the cover will be sold separately for USD 120 and USD 130.
This hybrid tablet too was carrying Windows 8 operating system property of Microsoft. The screen and its keyboard separately and can be unified easily. This aluminum keyboard dock equipped with USB port, HDMI, and microSD ports when paired will add Envy X2 battery power. The screen itself uses IPS HD Touch size of 11.6 inches and resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. Besides 8 MP camera on the back there is also front camera for web cam. While in the audio there is an embedded audio beats technology so the sound be good to be heard. Envy x2 also equipped with stylus for various purposes of drawing, and many other things.
Sony Vaio Duo 11 were in hybrid tablet class. The screen size only 11.6 inch and comes with keyboard. Not like the others, the keyboard directly integrated in its body. Its initial form like a tablet, but when the top is shifted, then cn seen its keyboard, like a netobook. Sony Vaio Duo 11 using Intel Ivy Bridge processor and GPU model of HD Graphics 4000. Has HDMI connectivity and analog VGA port for paired to a larger screen.
Meanwhile, Sony Vaio Duo Tab 20 entered the ranks of PC Desktop All-in-one (AIO). Has a larger screen, its size is 20 inch. Its performance equipped with INTEL Core i5 processor. Sony also give ArtRage Study as software to support the painters that working on the touch screen. Equipped also with HDMI connectivity and analog VGA to be connected to a larger screen. Both prices are in the range of USD 879 (Tab 20) and USD 1099 (Duo 11).
Its shape like notebook, yet can be bent up to 360 degrees and be adjusted to the wishes of its users. Made in two models, 13 inch and 11 inch. For 13-inch using IPS screen, and has Dolby Home Theater audio. Its performance powered by Intel processors, just choose which want between Intel Core i3 or Intel Core i5. On the other hand, that use 11 inch using ARM Tegra 3 processor from Nvidia and running Windows 8 RT operating system.
Lenovo also adds Windows 8 product line with the presence of two new generation, ie IdeaTab Lynx and Twist. IdeaTab Lynx using 11.6-inch IPS screen, Intel Clover Trail processor, Intel Atom Dual Core Z2760 and supported 2 GB DDR2 RAM with 64 GB of storage space. Unfortunately the keyboard dock are sold separately. Meanwhile Twist using Intel Core i7 processor with support for optional 3G technology. Its IPS screen size of 12.5 inch, 8 GB of DDR3 memory and storage space in a choice of 128 GB SSD and hard disk capacity of 500 GB.
This device have appeared at the time of the event Samsung Galaxy Note II World Tour, in Jakarta (Indonesia). Also have tried this Samsung Ativ SmartPC in the event. It was said that this hybrid tablet later have two version, Samsung Atic SmartPC and Ativ SmartPC Pro. Both are equipped with Stylus S Pen like Galaxy Note, for painting, design, and writing.
Its PLS screen size of 11.6 inches with brightness up to 400 nit that called Samsung Super Bright technology. Performance of Ativ SmartPC supported Intel Atom Z2760 1.5 GHz processor, Intel SGX545 for graphics, 2 GB RAM as well 8 MP camera. While for Pro will be using Intel Core i5. Both will come with 64 GB and 128 GB of internal storage memory. Its price was in the range of IDR 7 millions and IDR 11 millions for Pro.
Asus step this time more genius. Dismantle pairs tablet with keyboard dock seems to have been abandoned. This time through its newest product, Taichi, given two screens at once. The second screen placed behind the main screen. Just moved 360 degrees then it will became a tablet. On this second screen can be operated by touch (touch screen) and Stylus input. Asus gave two screen of size options, which is 13.3-inch and 11.6 inch with Super IPS+ screen type resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
For performance seems Asus didn’t want to lose to its rival, processor property of Intel, Ivy Bridge (third generation intel core i7) which combined with 4 GB RAM. Also rumored Asus has launched other Windows 8 devices, ie VivoBoox X202. This device supported with 11.6-inch HD LED backlight, and equipped with Intel core i33217U 1.8 GHz processor, 4 GB DDR3 RAM, 500 GB hard drive, as well Intel GMA HD graphics.
One of other interesting tablet designs, Dell Duo 12. Equipped bezel around it and there is a separate hinges, so its screen can be rotated up to 180 degrees. Backrest of bezel or this frame combined with keyboard. So it doesn’t separate like other tablet products. Other interesting thing is attached 12.5 inch screen HD resolution of 1920 x 1280 pixels and has been coated Gorilla Glass protector. Its performance supported by Intel Core i7 processor.
Dell also has other hybrid tablet named XPS 10, 10 inch screen with ARM processor with running Windows RT operating system. There was also said if its processor is Intel Clover Trail SoC by using RAM card with 2 GB with 128 GB of storage space. Equipped with keyboard dock that has USB and HDMI slots.
Acer is among the most often presenting Windows 8 devices. Counted there is 5 pieces of products that released, which is Acer Iconia W510, Acer Slim V5, Aspire 7600U, Aspire S7, and Iconia W700. All five present with different nuances and design. For example Acer lconia W510, has 10 inch screen, with keyboard dock that has functions not only for typing, but also extend the battery life up to 18 hours. Its screen can be bent facing backwards.
Other options is slim laptop, such as Aspire S7 has thickness only 12 mm, and equipped Intel Core i7 processor, as well layered screen of Gorilla Glass 2. All five of this products will launch in different schedules, Acer lconia planned to launch in the month of November with a price less than IDR 5 million.
The design of hybrid tablet also done by Toshiba. Its keyboard not separate with the screen, but rather adopts a sliding system like Sony Vaio Duo 11. This ultrabook hybrid tablet uses Intel Core i5 third generation with Intel Rapid Start technology. Devices with price at USD 1000, has 12.5 inch screen, HD resolution with protective of Gorilla Glass from Corning. At the front the user will find camera for webcam, while on the back are listed 3 MP camera with autofocus lens. Another complement are the existence of SSD 126 GB and RAM DDR3 1600 Mhz. This tablet that has weight of 1.45 kg also equipped with Bluetooth v4, HDMI port, and USB 3.0.