Microsoft has cut the price of its Surface 2 tablet hybrid by $100, leaving the consumer-facing device with a price tag as low as $349. That price, however, doesn’t include a keyboard attachment that is generally viewed as mandatory to use any Surface tablet. Other Surface 2 models, including the LTE-powered, higher-storage SKU have also received price reductions.
Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) is striving to restock retailers with Surface Pro 128GB tablets this week. But even before the latest round of Windows 8 tablets arrives, some pundits are calling on the software giant to develop a Surface Pro Mini Tablet to counter Apple’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) iPad Mini.
Microsoft has renamed, or partially unnamed its Surface RT tablet to merely the “Surface.” The Surface RT struggled in the market through its first year in the wild. It has been mostly replaced by the new, and quite nice, Surface 2.
However, Microsoft intends to continue selling the Surface RT for some time, perhaps getting rid of unsold inventory, at a reduced price.
With Microsoft (MSFT) reportedly set to unwrap its long long-rumored Surface Mini Tuesday, May 20, at an event in New York, chatter is building that the vendor also will roll out a Surface Pro 3 model, perhaps equipped with a larger, 12-inch screen that exceeds the current 10.6-inch real estate of the Surface Pro 2 unit.
I've recently purchased two new Samsung tablets, one Galaxy tab 2 7.0 and a Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. Other than by size, the two devices are similar in most every other respect except that on the 10 inch unit, when you swipe the screen with your pointed finger, your finger tip glides more easily than on the 7 inch unit.
With the announcement of the G Pad 8.3 Android-powered tablet computer, LG just launched its own version of an 8-inch tablet computers. It probably is intended for those who think that a 7-inch is too small and the 10-inch too unwieldy for on-the-go use. A nice middle ground, if you ask me.
But the LG G Pad 8.3 is not just about screen size, it comes with some cool features, too.
It seems using Java to define the size of the icon to set on a home screen is not a simple issue.
One would assume 36-ldpi, 48-mdpi, 72-hdpi, 96-xhdpi but (and it's a big but)
Some screens get a too small or too large icon on them. (like the Asus TF-201 belonging to mdpi and getting a too-small icon.
I have a good understanding of the difference between px, dp and sp.
The problem is, when I put a TextView ( or ImageView ) on the screen, the dpi is irrelevant.
On a 3 inch high screen with 160 dpi, a text size of 80px will be 1/2 an inch, or 1/6th the height.