New Tablets from Samsung, Asus and Amazon

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, 2014 Edition.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, 2014 Edition.

As expected a number of new tablets have started to hit the airwaves this week and Samsung, Asus and Google are among the players that have brought new products to see the light of day, with LG already having been covered here. This is just a sampling of the latest announced and we plan to follow up next week with additional coverage.

Leading off is the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, 2014 Edition. The tablet features a 10-inch 2560 x 1600 pixel display, a choice of either a 1.9GHz Octa Core processor for the LTE version and a 2.3GHz Quad Core for other versions and 3GB of RAM. It has a feature called Multi Window that enables users to run separate instances of the same and use the new enhanced S Pen to drag and drop content from one window to another.

Other features include an 8 MP rear facing camera and a 2MP front facing camera, a choice between 16/32/64 GB of storage with an optional MicroSD card also available. It will come in three connectivity options: Wi-Fi Only, Wi-Fi and 3G, Wi-Fi and LTE and will be available starting from Q3, 2013.

Asus MeMO Pads
If you are looking for budget offerings then Asus might have what yu are looking for, in both 8-inch and 10-inch formats. The company is showing off its MeMO Pad 8 and 10, both touted as budget offerings that it expects to ship my year’s end.

Both feature a 1280 x 800 resolution display, with the MeMO Pad 8 powered by a 1.6GHz quad core processor with a 5MP rear facing camera and 8GB of storage. The MeMO Pad 10 has a 2MP camera and an option for either 8GB or 16GB of storage. They each have an expansion MicroSD slot and a 1.2MP front facing camera. Pricing and availability will be announced at a later time.

Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle Paperwhite
Amazon is not one to be left behind and it has released an upgraded Kindle Paperwhite e-reader that includes new display technology with higher contrast, a faster processor and a host of enhanced features. One that stands out is its Kindle Page Flip that lets a user skim through pages or chapters. Another is the ability to read footnotes without leaving the page with its In-Line Footnotes feature. The Paperwhite is now available for preorder at Amazon.

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