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By Macktion On 24 Feb, 2014 At 05:39 PM | Categorized As Device Reviews, Featured | With 0 Comments

  The Lenovo Miix 8 2 Its fitting that the Miix has an 8 inch version, 8 inches has always struck me as an in-between size. Between to big to be easily portable (10 inches) and larger than the easily portable sizes of 7 inches and below. Its fitting then, that this device with its [...]

By Will765 On 7 Feb, 2014 At 02:29 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments

Often one of the leaders in many areas of consumer protection, Californian legislators are proposing a bill which would address the growing problem of the theft of mobile devices.  With the ease of acquiring a small, valuable object, cellphones and tablets are increasing targeted by thieves looking to make a quick score. Over the past [...]

By Macktion On 23 Oct, 2013 At 10:10 AM | Categorized As News, Videos | With 0 Comments

Like anyone else who saw the huge 20 inch tablets from Panasonic at IFA this year, I wondered: “isn’t that a little like trying to get a Ford F-350 to appeal to the city commuter?” The fact of the matter is that the great appeal of the tablet form factor has been, and will continue [...]

By Will765 On 18 Oct, 2013 At 12:51 PM | Categorized As News | With 2 Comments

The latest update to Microsoft’s operating system, Windows 8.1, was released to the general public on October 17th.  Seeking to get a foothold on the touch screen market, Microsoft initially came out with Windows 8.0.  However, there were many criticisms of the operating system, one of the biggest being the removal of the start button. [...]

By Will765 On 9 Sep, 2013 At 01:11 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments

Seagate has had a 5mm hard drive available for laptops for some time now. The company just announced a new version, aimed at tablets.  Ultra Mobile 500GB HDD uses the SATA interface to transfer data at 6Gb/second.  Weighing in at 3.3 ounces, that’s about the same as a light bulb(incandescent, not fluorescent).  That’s a pretty [...]

By Macktion On 24 Jun, 2013 At 11:53 AM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments

Tronity and the Root101 While you might presume that something named Root101 is a class or tutorial for hacking an Android device, it is actually a tablet with the goal of being an Open System. “The Root 101 is the most open source and affordable tablet available today.  It comes with a completely stock version [...]

By Will765 On 15 Oct, 2012 At 02:18 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments

Recent figures from two industry analysts, Gartner and IDC, show a very poor market for PC sales. The number of PCs shipped has dropped by the largest percentage in 11 years. Two factors are the main drivers behind the drop. Firstly, the impending release of Windows 8 has stalled many sales. Customers, both consumer and [...]

By Macktion On 26 Sep, 2012 At 11:23 AM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments

After the (frankly) strong showing from Amazon with its new Fire lineup, it left many of us wondering if we would see return-fire from the good ship B&N. The Shots have been fired, and at TabletRoms, we are excited to see the results when the smoke clears. Barnes and Noble has announced two new tablets [...]

By Will765 On 17 Sep, 2012 At 12:35 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments

For the last 30 years, PCs have been the main drivers of the DRAM market. Obviously, there wasn’t much competition  until the rise of smartphones and tablets. Now, however, the tide has turned.  Manufacturers are looking to make as many devices as possible “smart”.  This involves not only some type of central processor, but also [...]

By Macktion On 21 Aug, 2012 At 09:24 PM | Categorized As Device Reviews, News | With 2 Comments

So, Remember CES back in January? That was when we first saw Visual Land. Some of you may recognize their involvement in our forums, passing along information about the tablets, and Visual Land has even supplied us with firmware so people who fall outside of warranty can recover their tablets when there is a problem. [...]