Tablets set to debut at Consumer Electronics Show 2014
Whether you’re a power user or just want something to stream Netflix on that’s bigger than your phone and smaller than your laptop, the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, which runs Jan. 7 to Jan. 10, should have info on a tablet you’re interested in.
While CES 2013 saw the debut of Microsoft’s Surface Pro, Acer’s Iconia B1-A71 and more, the 2014 show has even more fun in store. Here’s a peek.
10.5-inch Samsung AMOLED tablet
The hottest rumor leading up to CES is that Samsung is going to launch its 10.5-inch AMOLED tablet. AMOLED is a hybrid display technology that blends TFT displays with OLEDs for a stunning display quality. The high-end, yet-to-be-named tablet should be in direct competition with the latest iPads, and additional rumors are saying that Samsung will launch two tablets – an 8-inch and the 10-inch.While other spec information on these new tablets is harder to come by, the price point should hit around $550.
Tablet resolution should see another uptick. Most new large-sized tablets are rumored to be coming to the show with a minimum of a 2560 x 1600 resolution and even smaller tablets should feature resolutions of 1920 x 1200.
Budget tablet improvements
You no longer have to spend $500 to get a decent tablet experience. Tablets from the likes of EVGA and Asus have shown that you can make and sell a strong tablet for less than $200, and that trend should continue at CES 2014. While there will always be a market for higher-end $500-plus tablets, the budget market is only going to grow as a user base who ordinarily wouldn’t bother dips their toes into the tablet world based on price point alone.
Reasons to temper excitement
If you’re looking for a wet blanket, here it is. While the above rumors might seem great, other experts expect that the real meat of the tablet news won’t be heard until the Mobile World Congress at the end of February. Whether that holds true or not we’ll be able to find out in a few short weeks.
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