December 30, 2015 · 8:13 am
Onda’s bizarre tablet-notebook, the OBook 10, gets a post at the IMP3Net forum [Google Translate].
Life context, Obook10 lithium battery is 6000mAh, the 10-inch class flat for this capacity is not particularly large, the official nominal life of its integrated around six hours. After the actual fully charged, the system estimated available time is about 4 hours 30 minutes.
Boldfaced emphasis added by me.
Even at 999 yuan (US$154), I don’t see this as being anything particularly tempting with such miserable battery life.
The Asus Chromebook Flip — which doesn’t have a screen that detaches from a keyboard — is a better battery-life bargain for the price.
Onda Announced Its Notebook
Onda Teases Notebook!
Asus Chromebook Flip
December 21, 2015 · 3:56 pm
December 18, 2015 · 10:16 am
It seems Xiaomi did a very bad job in introducing the MiPad 2. Given the short shrift it got in their final big presentation, that’s unsurprising.
So they’ve issued a FAQ — which can be viewed in English only via Chrome browser.
And this is a screwy translation:
A8：小米平板2支持Type-C转USB接口的OTG数据线。官网此前销售的OTG线为Micro USB转USB接口，由Type-C转Micro USB的转接头的方式不能使用OTG功能。
Q8: Millet flat 2 support OTG data cable? Why I used to buy at the official website of millet turn Micro USB Type-C adapter, even before OTG cable, you can not use U disk?
A8: Millet flat 2 support Type-C interface to USB OTG cable. Prior to the official website sales for the Micro USB OTG cable to USB port, turn the Type-C Micro USB adapter ways of OTG function can not be used.
So you also need to buy a USB-C OTG cable from Xiaomi?! And yet they promoted the ability to read flash drives via Weibo in an animated GIF without mentioning the need to buy a new cable!
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I’m being dragged back into China, just for this tablet — and until it’s released and in owner hands.
Official MiPad 2 spec page [Google Translate]
Xiaomi Mi Pad vs Mi Pad 2 Comparison: What’s Changed?
How much will the reduced battery capacity affect run time? I don’t know. Xiaomi is claiming MIUI has very good battery optimization. That could be so — but what about Windows 10?
More details: [Reviews] [MIUI Device Team]Comparison Mi Pad Vs Mi Pad 2
The 16GB Android-only version will be available for sale on November 27, this Friday. The 64GB Windows 10 version will allegedly be available late December. And there are already rumors about that the version of Windows 10 on it will have unknown bits missing. Given the lack of microSD card slot, that’s unsurprising.
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November 19, 2015 · 12:38 pm
I saw the box for this yesterday at Best Buy. No demo model out (yet?).
Insignia – Flex – 8.9″ – Tablet – 32GB – Black
Unspecified quad-core Intel Atom CPU, 8.9-inch screen at 1920 x 1200, 2GBs of RAM, 32GBs of storage.
I know some people earlier on were considering an 8.9-inch tablet from China. So here it is in America now, probably no better than what you can order from China.
Best Buy is flooding their stores with craptabs. They, along with Amazon’s new eye-shredding non-Retina tablets, will ruin the market.
How soon will Best Buy have to stock Windows/Android dual-OS tablets to try to revive dead sales?
And I got curious about the Digiland tablets Best Buy stocks. The trademark owner is none other than Lightcomm, the maker of the Insignia Flex Elite 7.85!
If Best Buy keeps on this path, they’ll have to rebrand to Best Buy From China.
November 12, 2015 · 2:33 pm
Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 shows up with an Intel processor, Windows 10 support a reality?
Interestingly, synthetic benchmarks report a loss in performance on this new Mi Pad 2 compared to the first-gen, Tegra K1 powered Mi Pad. Single and multi-core scores this time around are 985 and 3268 points on the new Mi Pad 2, while the original manages close to 1100 and 3400 points respectively.
Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 With Intel Processor and 2 GB RAM Surfaces On GeekBench
The most surprising thing about Mi Pad 2 is that it boasts of an Intel Atom x5-Z8500 processor clocking 2.2 GHz and packs 2 GB of RAM as it is evident from the information listed on GeekBench page. Mi Pad 2 will run on Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box like its predecessor.
I have to agree with Commenters at both sites. Just 2GBs of RAM is insufficient, especially if this will be a dual-OS tablet.
WTF: Dual-OS Xiaomi MiPad 2 Will Still Be iPad Mini Clone?
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Xiaomi MiPad Announcement Tomorrow
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Weird Rumor: MiPad II To Be A Windows Tablet
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Xiaomi MiPad 2: Leaked Image?
MiPad 2 Coming?