Daily Archives: April 3, 2014

Intel Pushing US$99 Tablets Again

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Windows Tablets at $99, Realsense for high-end later this year

As we followed IDF yesterday we heard about a $99 tablet price target. We assumed it was for Android tablets but no, Intel are targeting their low-end Baytrail solution for Windows tablets at that price point. Intel are also increasing marketing and promising some new and improved features that could include Realsense 3D sensors for high-end Windows tablets.

Hermann Eul, corporate VP and GM of the Mobile and Communications Group at Intel explained in his keynote yesterday that by lining up low-cost SKUs (processor models) up with the removal of Windows licensing costs (announced at BUILD yesterday) they could enable Windows tablets “even down to $99 or $129. “As we speak we have more than 90 tablet designs coming to the market” spanning from below $100 to $500.

Well, we’re in for a whole new round of cheap and possibly nasty tablets by year’s end.

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Supermarionation Forever

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We’re thrilled to announce that Network has completed a major new feature film about the work of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, ‘Filmed in Supermarionation’. This is the definitive documentary about the unique puppetry and animation technique developed by Gerry and Sylvia and their team and utilised in all their programmes throughout the 1960s including ‘Stingray’, ‘Captain Scarlet’ and, most famously, ‘Thunderbirds’.

Directed and co-produced by Stephen La Riviere and hosted by Lady Penelope and Parker themselves, ‘Filmed in Supermarionation’ is a screen adaptation of his book of the same name and features a wealth of previously unseen archive footage, brand new interviews with the surviving casts and crews and clips from the shows themselves. A highlight of the film are ingenious and accurate recreations of the pioneering techniques used in the productions.

Just when I think we’ve seen all there is to see about the productions of Gerry & Sylvia Anderson, Stephen La Riviere comes along with a big box of surprises!

See two clips after the break.

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Onda’s New 64-Bit Tablets

Onda announced their two new 64-bit Intel CPU tablets in China [Google Translate, Google Translate].

The first is another 9.7-inch tablet with Retina-class screen, the Onda 975i.

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Intel 64-bit BayTrail-T CR V0 quad-core processor at unknown speed (that information is subject to change due to vague translation), 64-bit 2GBs DDR3L RAM, 32GBs eMMC storage, 2MP front and 5MP back cameras, WiDi 2.0, Bluetooth (unknown version), Android 4.2 system, and ONDA ROM 2.0 UI.

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