Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Plus was recently spotted with Android 9.0 Pie on board and probably with MIUI 10 as well. It appeared on GeekBench and we have more details about it below. This is supposed to be a large screen tablet and it appeared for now in benchmarks.
Xiaomi already debuted the 10.1 inch Mi Pad 4 Plus months ago, upgrading the standard Mi Pad 4. The device was updated to MIUI 10 based on Android Oreo and days later it also got updated with support for Xiaomi’s Xiao AI digital assistant. Now it seems that a new flavour of MIUI 10 is coming, based on Android 9.0 Pie. GeekBench shows midrange results for its tests, suited for a Snapdragon 660 machine.
It’s clocked at 2.2 GHz, but GeekBench only mentions a 1.8 GHz clock speed. Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Plus has 4 GB of RAM, a full metal body, a 10.1 inch IPS LCD display with a 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution and a 16:10 aspect ratio. There’s a 13 megapixel singular camera at the back and a 5 MP front facing shooter. Aside from Face Unlock, there’s also a fingerprint scanner integrated within the Home button right below the screen.
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Plus integrates a pretty large 8620 mAh battery, which is supposed to offer up to 16 hours of video playback. On the connectivity front there’s WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual band, Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy, GPS, Glonass and USB Type-C. Even 4G LTE makes the cut.
Barnes & Noble is still kicking and the outlet has just debuted a new Nook tablet. The device is simply called Nook Tablet and this time it’s a 7 inch version of the 10 incher launched last month.
The new Nook sells for a mere $49.99, which is less than the price of a gourmet meal at a premium restaurant. As the price and name show, this is pretty much a budget offering, one that involves a 7 inch screen with a 1024 x 600 pixel resolution. We’ve got a 2 MP back camera, a VGA front shooter and a 3.5 mm audio jack. Then there’s also a battery that promises 7 hours of reading, video watching and web browsing.
16 GB of storage are here, plus a microSD card slot, which lets you add up to 128 GB of extra storage. Software-wise we’re dealing with Android and Google Play, which is something that Amazon isn’t offering. There’s also a Nook Bookstore available, parental controls and the works. The 7 inch Nook Tablet provides a smaller and cheaper alternative to the 10.1 incher and while it’s not as generous screen-wise, it gains in comfort and the ease of carrying around.
You can put it in your purse or bag and won’t even feel it’s there. You can order it right now.
Today’s subject might be a shock, but in truth replacing your laptop//notebook with a Tablet is not a new idea! I have been using a tablet for 2 years at work and it works great! Is it perfect?
Nope, but is it about $1000 cheaper than these less than desirable iPad Pro 2018 or Google Pixel Slate alternatives. Do not be fooled into wasting money on a new tablet to replace your PC Laptop unless you first consider less expensive alternatives!
Links that might be of interest:
Don’t Buy an Add-On Keyboard: https://youtu.be/cgeY8tJiFxs
I know that there advantages to the higher end tablets I am talking about such as the iPad Pro 2018, or Google Pixel Slate. They are very powerful, but for day to day usage a cheap tablet with a Bluetooth keyboard and wireless mouse (or Bluetooth mouse) can get the job done!
The whole point of those heavy hitter YouTube channels is to get you to focus on the “latest” and usually most expensive tech. That gets viewers and that means revenue, no fault to them.
But I tend to focus on the fact that there are ALWAYS less expensive options out there.
Google spent a lot of time and effort trying to convince everyone that Chrome OS isn’t just for laptops. The fruits of the company’s labor have been slowly revealing themselves over the past year through software updates and the few Chrome OS tablets that are already available.
But Google officially ushered in the era of the Chrome OS tablet with its own Pixel Slate, which it announced last month alongside the Pixel 3 smartphone. The first Google-made tablet in three years is now available for purchase. And you can think of the Pixel Slate as a not-so-distant cousin of the company’s premium Chromebook, the Pixelbook, in that it appeals to those who have chosen Chrome OS as their primary operating system and demand only the highest-quality hardware for it.
The Pixelbook, while certainly the most Googley Chromebook, has proven to be only one of the best Chromebooks available. Similarly, the Pixel Slate has a lot of things going for it—namely its chic design, support for powerful Intel processors, and a bunch of storage and memory—but it falls into the same traps as the Pixelbook did regarding productivity and price.
If you’ve been keeping an eye on the smartphone segment, you may have noticed an uprising of the gaming smartphones. They’re on the up and up, but what’s up with the gaming tablets? Acer tried something with those a few years ago, but it didn’t pan out. Now Chuwi is hell bent on conquering the segment with an affordable gaming slate.
The back side feels like a mixture of a Lenovo Legion product, an ASUS ROG and an Acer model. Those thingies are most likely LED lights, which light up when you’re gaming or activating a special light pattern. The back side is inspired by classic racing cars. The product measures 8 mm in thickness, weighs 490 grams and it’s easy to grasp for a long while.
Chuwi HiPad packs a 10.1 inch Full display with an IPS OGS panel. Inside there’s a deca core Helio X27 processor and the Mali T880 GPU makes the games tick. There’s also 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage and a 7000 mAh battery in the mix. We also get a microSD card slot, USB Type-C port, dual band WiFi and Android 8.0 Oreo. The system has also been optimized for the top 50 most popular games on the Google Play Store.
The tablet is priced below $200 on GearBest and Aliexpress, so it’s clearly a solid budget pick for gamers. As long as it runs PUBG Mobile, Asphalt 9 and Darkness Rises, we’re set.