Samsung has a new 2 in 1 device coming, we knew as much and now we learn that the Samsung Galaxy Book 2 has been certified by the FCC. It’s going to run on Windows 10 and it previously appeared in other leaks.
It was also certified by the EEC and WiFi Alliance and this second gen Galaxy Book appeared on the FCC website with the FCC ID A3L SMW737NO. EEC also had it with the model number “SM-W737”. It should also have a SM-W738 version, that will not make it to the US market. LTE connectivity should be in the mix, as well as WiFi dual band a/b/g/n/ac. Samsung’s first Galaxy Book came last year in two sizes: 10.6 inch and 12 inch.
It was all about productivity, hooking up an S-Pen with Windows 10 and the Air Command features. It had Smart Select, Samsung Notes and more. The current model has an Intel Core 7th gen CPU, while the Galaxy Book 2 is said to be ready to receive an 8th gen CPU inside. It’s said to ship with Windows 10 S, but I’m sure the upgrade to full Windows 10 is on the table.
While a launch time frame isn’t clear yet, we expect the product to be in stores around the holiday season. Expect the price to go past $1000, like the predecessor’s. I wouldn’t predict a jump to more than 16 GB of RAM though, but extra storage and maybe even some decent graphics may happen.
Cube has a tablet out there that is generally overlooked. The Cube i7 model has a big advantage over most 10 inch class tablets in that it has a slightly larger 10.6 inch screen and most importantly an Intel Skylake Core M3 processor.
Combined with Windows 10 and 4 gb of ram this is a bit of a powerhouse when compared to all the Z8300 powered tablets out there. The price is what makes this one appealing at only $339.84.
Below are the full specs on this machine:
Intel Core m3-6Y30
Intel 9th Gen Graphics
WIFI: WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n
31.82 WH battery, 7.4v/4300mAh
1 x USB C port, 1 x micro USB port
microSD card supports up to 64 gb
Below is a short review I found online.
You can view all the specs and buy one right here.
The Jumper EZpad 5SE is a 10.6 inch Windows 10 tablet that offers some decent specs for a relatively low price.
However it does have some drawbacks as well. First and foremost it only comes with a USB cable but no charger. I find that rather odd. Of course if you have one of those handy multiple port USB chargers that I wrote about the other day it wouldn’t be an issue. However if you want to charge it from a computer or laptop you are looking at some mighty long charge times.
Now on to the positives for this tablet. If you are like me and already own a Bluetooth keyboard then this tablet might just fit the bill. The 2 position kickstand means you do not need to go out and purchase a case/stand. Another positive is the current price of $178.02
Now of course you are wondering what the specs are. This is a Windows 10 tablet, with a 10.6 inch IPS screen with a 1920 x1080 (FHD) display. It has 2 full size USB ports one of which is USB 3.0.
The full specs are listed below:
Intel Z8300 Quad Core processor
10.6 inch, 1920 x 1080 (FHD)
64gb onboard storage
microSD card slot, up to 128gb
2 USB full size port, 1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0
micro HDMI port
1 Micro USB port (charging is done via this port)
All things considered this is a decent package if you are perhaps looking for a Windows 10 tablet for light use. It can be found right here.
So tonight’s project was to update the DTX10 to Android 5.1.1 and the update went great and all has been returned to functional, including the server, on the tablet.
At first glance, no one would know that the system was updated. But it is a bit different in how the menus work and the dropdown for the notifications and settings are now in the center.
Overall I would rate this as a worthwhile update, but it does have one minor glitch that probably won’t affect 99% of those using this tablet. But…the glitch involves the MAC address changing after every restart. No big deal for most people, but I am used to reserved IP addresses on my router and those are based on the MAC address of the device. That means extra work every time I either reboot or turn the tablet off.
Other than that and since very few folks will ever run a server on their tablet, the glitch is simply a non-issue. So if you have one of the older versions with Android 4.4.4, go ahead and do the upgrade!
The real irony here is that my flagship Asus Z580CA is still on Android 5.0. That is indeed a sad commentary on a company that used to value customer support.
Before you run this update, watch this video at least twice before running the update! It isn’t difficult, but it sure pays to know what you are going to do before you start! Not all the info is up to date, get the latest version when downloading. (X10-HT-PW-V2-AL-5.1-20150115)