When it comes to tablets, the eight inch version is fast becoming very popular as the tablet of choice for consumers as they offer portability and usability all rolled into one handy device. This new tablet from Asus comes with Microsoft Office 365 pre installed so it offers all of the features such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. This is just the beginning of the VivoTab experience. The ASUS VivoTab 8 comes with a neat 8 inch LED screen with a backlight WXGA display offering a 1280 x 800 of pixel resolutions, IPS Panel and 10 finger multi-touch support. It is running on the Windows 8.1 operating system and powered by the Intel Atom Z3745 quad core processor with a speed of 1.86 GHz.
There is a choice of either a 1 GB or 2 GB of internal storage, with 32 GB of eMMC available and 5 GB Life Time ASUS Webstorage Space. For great images, there is the 2.0 MP front camera and the same at the rear. Connectivity comes from the WLAN802.11 a/b/g/n and the low energy Bluetooth V4.0. It has eight hours of power from the 15.2 Wh Li polymer battery, it measures up at 124.9 mm (W) x 211.7 mm (D) x 8.8 mm (H) and it weighs in at manageable 330 grams. The ASUS VivoTab 8 comes in Black, White, Purple or Gold.
Finally the new Surface from Microsoft with 4G is available in the UK with 4G, 64 GB memory, Microsoft Office and so much more. It looks great, will be running on the faster NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor and has a lovely HD display with a 3.5 mega pixel front camera and a 5.0 mega pixel camera on the back. You will be getting lots of extra stuff too, such as Windows RT 8.1, unlimited minutes on Skype for a year and there is 200 GB of storage on OneDrive for two years.
For connectivity there is a microSD card reader for extra storage, a full size USB 3.0 port, video out and there is Bluetooth 4.0 too. This version of the Surface 2 comes with micro SIM slot so that it can connect even when there is no wireless connection available, it weighs in at 670 grams and comes with Office 2013 RT with Outlook pre-loaded which is great for those who use Microsoft on a daily basis. The Surface 2 64 GB 4G will be launching in May with a price tag of £540!
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There is not much love these days for Microsoft’s browser, Internet Explorer! It has always been there since the early days of mass internet use and yet when it comes to it, there are many people who simply cannot be asked to use it. In fact, despite all of the TV adverts, IE is still nothing to get excited about and maybe this is something that the new management at the company might want to take a closer look at!
Source: Humor Train