NVIDIA seems to be getting ready to release a new tablet. Meanwhile Kyocera is bringing us the next generation of screens and Acer unveils new Chromebooks.
The NVIDIA Shield wasn’t welcomed with the success it deserved, but this doesn’t mean the processor manufacturer is giving up. An NVIDIA Shield Tablet has just been outed by popular Twitter ninja @evleaks. We have no details or specs, but the tablet render doesn’t look too bad.
In fact, I am excited to see what seems like stereo front-facing speakers. This is a feature not enough manufacturers offer, but many users request. Previous rumored specs include a Tegra K1 processor, 4 GB of RAM and a 1440x880p display.
Opinion: As always, we will advice you not to hold your breath on these leaks and rumors. This sure looks exciting, though.
Sapphire is expected to be the next standard in resistant mobile displays. Both Apple and Kyocera are rumored to be adopting sapphire screens, but Kyocera is the first to come out and announce it. They are calling it Sapphire Shield.
The manufacturer is touting to be the only mobile manufacturer with 41 years of experience making sapphire. Not to mention, they are also among the best at making rugged devices, which is a reputation they proudly wear.
Opinion: If sapphire is as strong as they put it out to be, I can’t wait to see how strong future smartphones will be. After all, the leaked iPhone 6 bezel went through some pretty rough tests and walked out unharmed!
Acer is no stranger to the Chrome OS platform, and now they have gone ahead and unveiled two new Chromebooks. This is no regular announcement, instead they quietly outed the devices in a business brochure.
The Acer C730 will come with an Intel Celeron processor, 2-4 GB of RAM, 16-32 GB of internal storage, an 11.6-inch HD display and about 8 hours of battery life. This is all pretty standard in the Chromebook market, so we expect it to come with a pretty affordable price point.
The Acer CB5 does offer an extra punch, though. Packed with a Tegra K1 processor, 2-4 GB of RAM, 16-32 GB of internal storage, a 13.3-inch display (options for 1080p and 720p available) and up to 14 hours of battery life!
Opinion: That Acer CB5 is looking like quite the winner, so you can be sure I will keep my eagle eyes all over it. It should come with a heftier price tag, though.