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Dual boot tablet computers

There can be multiple operating systems on a computer. A computer having more than one OS is known as a dual boot system. In a dual boot computer, the hardware usage is shared by two different operating systems. There are some advantages and disadvantages associated with the dual booting of computers.

Advantages associated with the dual-boot operating systems are as follows:

Multiple operating systems can be operated on a single computer with the help of an option provided in the boot menu of system. If one of the operating systems was corrupted, you can work with other operating system. In this way, the dual booting of the system offers a smoother work environment. If any software or application is not working with an operating system, you can check it with another one.

Following are the disadvantages associated with the dual booting of operating systems:

The main disadvantage of dual booting is the degraded performance of a computer as the hardware and memory usage is shared with two OS. Another bug in dual booting is the clash between different applications. The clash between applications uses system memory and thereby the performance of system may be affected.

Nowadays it is possible to have a tablet PC with dual-boot functionality. Earlier, only single OS was supported by tablet PCs. Tablet PCs prove to be very helpful to take your data on the go. Azpen is scheduled to launch their dual-boot tablet PCs in 2011. These will be capable of booting Android OS along with Windows 7. This model of tablet PC released by Azpen will be available in two different versions. The details regarding these different versions of Azpen tablet PCs are as follows:

First one is a 10.1 inch model and the aspect ratio is 16:9. Another one is available in a 9.7 inch size and the aspect ratio is 4:3. These tablet PCs come with touch screen functionality. They are equipped with Intel Atom N455 processor, 32GB storage space and 2GB of internal memory. With all these power packed features of Azpen tablet PCs, consumers can take their data and work anywhere with dual-boot operation. Dual- boot operating systems greatly help consumers to work frequently on different OS environments that enhance their working capabilities.

Evolve III Maestro tablet

The Evolve III Maestro tablet computer was displayed at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2011. It will be launched with an Oak Trail CPU and also add MeeGo as its operating system. The buzz surrounding the tablet is that the tablet weighs only 900 grams and offers a battery backup of 8 hours on the Windows 7 operating system and 16 hours on the Android operating system.

It features a 10.1-inch capacitive touchscreen with a display resolution of 1024X600 pixels. The tablet has 2GB of DDR3 RAM, up to 32 GB of solid state hard disk, 3G and 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity, and 2 USB ports. The Evolve III Maestro is the world’s first tablet booting on Android, Windows 7 and MeeGo. This is something that has led developers to sit up and take notice. A UI drawing its strength from the two operating systems will be a user friendly device with innovations.

The Oak Trail platform is based on the system on a chip architecture for tablet computers. Intel takes pride in its idle state energy conservation and how in comparison to other platforms it is a competitive choice. Intel’s Oak Trail is marketed to rival companies using ARM based architecture and to gain a hold of the tablet market. ARM platform is currently a leader based on its low power consumption on a specific sized unit like the tablet. The Evolve III Maestro is the one of the first tablets showcasing Oak Trail and is power packed with multiple platforms and would be a much awaited release.

Gadgets launched at CES 2011

At the 2011 edition of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), several new gadgets such as laptops, tablet computers, smart phones, televisions, operating systems, and more, were launched. Acer introduced the innovative dual touch screen ICONIA notebook. The Acer ICONIA notebook has the Windows 7 operating system, virtual keyboard, SocialJogger, Gesture Editor, and many more advanced features.

At CES 2011, Dell introduced the Dell Inspiron Duo convertible tablet. It has a 10.1-inch touchscreen which can be detached to convert it into a tablet computer. Dell Inspiron Duo is powered by the Intel Atom N550 processor and the screen has a resolution of 1366 × 768 pixels. It has 2GB DDR3 RAM, 250GB SATA hard disk drive, Gigabit Ethernet LAN, and Windows 7 Home Premium operating system. In the original position it is a regular netbook with a full keyboard. On detaching the screen it converts into a tablet with touch screen. It has four-cell battery, which offers back up for four hours.

Samsung Series 9 Notebook will compete with the Apple MacBook Air laptop. The new ultra-portable 13.3-inch Samsung Series 9 Notebook runs on the Windows 7 operating system.  This laptop features a 128 GB SSD, the Intel Core i5 processor, 4 GB DDR3 RAM, 13.3-inch LED HD screen, HDMI ports, USB 3.0, Ethernet, headphone output, two speakers of 1.5 Watt, etc.

Tablet PCs at MWC

Starting CES 2011, the year of 2011 was already announced as the year of smartphones and tablets. Soon after the CES, Dell and HP launched tablet computers. The tablet craze actually reached a feverish pitch. Motorola XOOM, HTC Flyer, LG Optimus Pad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Acer Iconia Tab, HP TouchPad, RIM PlayBook, Sony Xperia Play, Apple iPad, ASUS EePad, ViewSonic ViewPad, and many more were displayed at the MWC exposition. It was Android-based tablets making news at the MWC barring the Blackberry and iPad along with Windows Phone 7.

The whole range of tablets expected in 2011, has introduced new perspectives like the WebOS from HP and the Windows Phone 7 with their collaboration with Nokia. A range of processors and hardware be it NVIDIA or Tegra or QualComm, Snapdragon, Intel Extreme,  AMD, Dual Core processors, Quad Core processors, and a host of new powerful devices, have been introduced.

The Android 3.0 platform – the Honeycomb has been specifically designed with large 7 and 10 inch tablets in mind. Although manufacturers like HTC are using the Gingerbread and other proprietary solutions jointly, to bring about the kind of performance to match the iPads or RIM Pads and probably even better it, the combinations of hardware and OS and performing apps on the same, are going to set the rules in the market.

The MWC 2011 also saw the massive growth of apps, app developers, carriers and operators and a host of related problems like revenue sharing, OS updation, standardization, mobile security, and many more areas. MWC also saw the growth of the WAC – Wholesale Applications Community, a platform to provide opportunities for global developers to create, synchronize and sell applications using standard and open API (Application Programmable Interfaces). This alliance of telecommunication companies is focused towards an open application platform, as also provision of a unified service platform for carriers towards aggregating mobile Internet applications. This will definitely help in better revenue generation and provide an excellent cloud based service experience to all smartphone users. The MWC 2011 has been acclaimed to be a success in such tablet and smartphone related issues.

AMD® chases Intel® into gadget market with embedded chips

Currently Intel is focusing on its new Atom microprocessor that will be used in various types of devices ranging from tablet computers to netbooks. AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) has also decided to follow its rival manufacturer by announcing plans of unveiling its new version of Fusion chips. As the name suggests the Fusion chips combine a processor and graphics unit in the same chip. Such smart chips are generally used in hi-fi gadgets which are not classified as computers or mobile devices. The unveiling of Fusion chips has given an indication that we will be seeing smarter Internet-connected gadgets in near future. Shane Rau, an analyst working at IDC, says that this market segment is expected to grow exponentially and the growth will be in double-digit in next five years.
AMD’s new Embedded G-Series platform will be the first candidate to use the Accelerated Processor Unit (combo chip or APU). This chip has been specifically designed for embedded systems. Embedded systems are the gadgets which cannot be considered PCs or phones. The embedded systems generally do one or two functions and cannot be programmed for executing other tasks. AMD has been providing chips such as AMD Geode processor in the embedded market since 2003. The company has continuously increased the computing power of chips that it offered in the embedded market. The chips offered specifically for embedded systems featured high performance at lower prices. The chips were of smaller size and optimized for minimal-power consumption.

The new fusion chips are targeted for diverse vertical markets which include kiosks, digital signs, thin-client computers for enterprises, cash register systems, rugged military systems, industrial controls, single-board computers, gaming machines, medical imaging, telecommunications and storage/networking devices. The new G-Series chips will allow computer manufacturers to design a computer with a 3.5-inch circuit board.

As mentioned earlier, the AMD Fusion chips combine a processor and graphics system on a single chip. The G-Series platform features two microprocessor cores, video processors of different variety, input-output functions and a controller hub dedicated for display output. AMD has lined up several supporting developer tools for this platform. AMD has mentioned that the new Fusion chips offered by them are equivalent to Intel Atom chips, but are smaller in size. This also indicates that they will consume less power and be less costly. The power-efficiency of the G-series is an added advantage that gives manufacturers the ability to develop a wide range of devices on this platform.

Mobile Mojo from Lenovo®

Lenovo is a Chinese computer giant and one of the largest laptop manufacturers. They are famous among consumers for high quality laptops. Now they are planning to establish two different operating divisions focused on Tablet PCs and mobile phones.

With the growing Tablet computer market this move will improve its chances of making an impact in this specific sector. Tablet PCs have seen healthy growth worldwide in recent time. The tablet popularity began with iPad from Apple Inc and we have seen many other participated with much influence in this sector. Seeing the latest trend, Lenovo is also preparing itself to get in on the action. Lenovo has plans to become a major player and also they want to become Apple of China.

Keeping the thing in mind the giant PC maker created a new business and operating division to focus on mobile devices, smart TVs and also cloud computing devices. The newly formed group is planning to put Lenovo in front of the pack. The new post will be taken over by Liu Jun, former president of Lenovo’s product group in Beijing.

Peter Hortensius, Lenovo’s head of product development said that this year will be the most important year in tablet computers. He also suggested that in 2011 we will see lot of winners and losers in the tablet sector, he is taking the role left by Liu Jun. he will set to lead the Lenovo’s new tablet-focused operation.

A statement released by Lenovo focused on products like the IdeaPad U1 Hybrid and LePad also, these models are cross between a tablet and laptop. Lenovo is planning to totally focus on its home turf i.e. China. Jiong Shao, an analyst at Macquarie Research explained that Lenovo is investing heavily on its R&D department and also on marketing. These steps are taken by Lenovo to think beyond PCs and focus on Mobiles, tablets and other sectors also. He also added that Lenovo will soon to launch its LePad around the Chinese New Year. The Lephone sales was very impressive in Lenovo’s fiscal third quarter.

He also told at last that we know that Lenovo has the ability to become Apple of China and in China, it is the only company which has the brand, channel and R&D capability to potentially realize this objective. The statement is how much on the target will be interesting to see but at present Lenovo is very aggressively focusing on its Tablet computers and mobile segment. Lenovo is going to make it big at least in China as the progress is being made.

With the entire Tablet computer’s offering it is looking very interesting to see the competition in coming months. They are developing the tablet to stay in the competition and also to gain more faith from consumers. We hope it will be a quality product like its laptops.

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