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Blloon eBook service live in UK, pricing and credit details

Ebook service by Blloon is now live in UK and we now its pricing details in hand. The credit is in form of 1000 pages and you can get additional pages by either promoting Blloon or you can sign up for monthly subscription of £3.99 for 500 pages.

While that may sound enough for many, I personally think the Kindle Unlimited is a better service that gives you unlimited reading for mere £7.99 per month. This might be because they are targeting people who do not read a lot – you know the young people that read around 10-12 books in a year.

Blloon eBook

It will be interesting to see how the market reacts to their pricing. Blloon service is currently available only for the iPad and iPhone but we have been told that there is an Android application in the making.

Blloon windows phone

We asked Blloon if they were working on a windows phone and the answer is no. They are currently only focused on iOS. Here is the screenshot of the email.

Blloon’s publisher list includes Allen & Unwin, Diversion Books, Faber Factory, Guardian Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Lonely Planet, Open Road Media, Profile, RosettaBooks and Workman Publishing and publisher titles from Ingram Content Group’s CoreSource Plus solution offered through Lightning Source Inc. The company is also said to be working with Gardners to bring titles from even more publishers.

HP X360 Stream 11 specifications and prices of all models

We finally have received official prices of latest Stream 11 X360 laptops. The series consists of five models that includes two notebooks, one convertible and two tablets. All come pre loaded with Windows 8 operating system, 1 terabyte of One Drive cloud storage and Microsoft Office 365 Personal software.

HP X360 Stream 11 prices

* Stream HP 11.6-inch from €219 (WiFi) and €269 (3G) with HP DataPass;
* Stream HP 13.3-inch from €249 (WiFi) and €319 (3G) with HP DataPass;
* HP 11.6 inch x360 Stream from €289 (WiFi) and €349 (3G) with HP DataPass.

All the new laptops are entry level and fanless. Detailed configuration data is not available but we have the standard specifications in hand.

HP Stream X360 allows users to easily switch from a notebook to a tablet mode or tent or stand for watching movies and videos while retaining all the functionality of a powerful notebook.

HP X360 Stream 11 specifications

Each laptop comes with an HD display packing 1366×768 pixel resolution with optional touch panel, Intel Celeron N2840 2.16GHz processor, 32GB of eMMC flash storage, 2 gigabytes of RAM, 1x USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports along with an SD card slot.

HP X360 Stream 11 specifications

You also get free 250 MB of free data per month and you can purchase additional monthly data packages at reduced rates.

Asus TF103C Specifications Price

Asus is working on another Transformer tablet called TF103C that is powered by quad core Intel bay trail-t Atom Z3745 processor. As it is a Transformer, it is safe to assume that it runs Android.

Pricing details are already available as one of the Swiss shops is already offering it for 353.66 Swiss Francs that rounds to USD 403.

tf103c

ASUS Transformer Pad TF103C Specifications

Display: 10.1-inch display IPS 1280 × 800 pixels,
Processor: 4-core Intel Atom Z3745 with a clock frequency of 1.33 GHz to 1.83 GHz up using Turbo Boost
RAM: 1 GB,
NAND Memory: 16 GB + micro SD slot (up to 64GB)
Camera: 0.3 megapixel,
Camera: 2-megapixel sensor,
Communication: dual-band network card working in the IEEE 802.11 a / ​​b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0 port,
System: Google Android 4.4 KitKat,
Battery: 5070 mAh
Dimensions: 257.46 x 178.4 x 9.9 mm,
Weight: 542 grams

Docking Station Specifications are also available

Battery: lack of information,
Dimensions: 257.46 x 178.4 x 19.8 mm,
Weight: 540 grams

Shuttle DS81 mini-PC Specifications Price

Shuttle has been making small computers from quite sometime and their latest model is a powerhouse. The Shuttle DS81 measures just 7.4 x 6.5 x 1.7 inches and still has plenty of room for 2 LAN ports, 8 USB ports and a two display ports. And of course as said earlier it features an Intel Haswell processor backed by HD 4600 graphics that can handle full HD displays and 4K ultra HD resolution.

Unlike other Shuttle computers, it is not a very power saving PC. It gobbles up 90 watts of power and it does not features a fanless computer.

Shuttle DS81 mini-PC Specifications Price

Specifications include 6 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0, HDMI, 16 gigabytes of memory, 2x display ports, 2.5 inch drive bay, mini PCIe slot, SATA 3, mini PCIe slot and SATA 2 connectors.

The price of Shuttle DS81 is about USB 250 and sold as bare bones device. The mini PC supports Windows 7 as well as Linux operating system.

Mouse Computer Lm-AR310E, ARS210E with AMD A4 4020; Specs Price

Mouse Computer Japan has launched Lm-AR310E, ARS210E with AMD A4 4020 APU (accelerated processing unit). Lm-AR310E will cost 39,900 yen while the ARS210E retails for 42,840 yen.

mouse computer Lm-ARS210E specs

Specification for both are same. You get AMD A4 4020 APU 3.2 GHz 64 bit CPU, Radeon HD 7480D GPU, 4 gigabytes of RAM, 500 gigabytes of hard disk drive, DVD super multi drive and Windows 8.1 64 bit operating system.

mouse computer Lm-AR310E specs

Port selection include Gigabit Ethernet, PS / 2 × 2, USB 3.0 × 4, USB 2.0 × 2, DVI, mini D-Sub15 pin, voice input / output interface. Empty slots PCI Express x16 × 1, the x4 × 1, the x1 × 1, PCI × 1. Lm-ARS210E of Slim type only also includes SD card / Memory Stick slot.

Lm-AR310E measures 180 × 382 × 373mm (height x width × depth), while the Lm-ARS210E measures 100 × 393 × 364mm.

Chi VX1 MediaTek MT8382 Specs Price

Chi has launched a new 7 inch Android tablet with built in 3G calling in the market. Called the Chi VX1, it has notably better design and hardware configuration compared to the its previous models, V99X and V88. The Chi VX1 specs include a powerful MediaTek MT8382 quad-core CPU, and is manufactured using 28nm process. It has frequency of up to 1.3GHz, and has integrated 3G, GPS, FM, Wi-Fi, BT modules.

Chi VX1 MediaTek MT8382 Specs Price 

This new MediaTek processor abandons the use of PowerVR SGX 544MP GPU and instead uses ARM Mali graphics chip, Mali-400MP. PowerVR SGX 544MP runs at 286-357MHz, while the Mali GPU runs at 533MHz.

Chi VX1 MediaTek MT8382 review

Compared to its predecessors, VX1 has a narrower frame design. The border is only 5mm, and body thickness measures 7.9mm. It has 178 ° viewing angles and refresh rate is ideal for video watching. 1280 × 800 screen resolution makes its IPS + OGS display look very sharp.

Chi VX1 review

The tablet supports both 3G, 2G mobile networks and has full support for dual SIM stand by as well. Supported bands include 850/1900/2100 and 850/900/1800/1900.

VX1 has optimized GPS navigation system, and we have been told it is very accurate.

Lark FreeMe X2 7.2 Specs Price

Not every kid has rich parents. So, Lark has released a cheap tablet for the youth that usually do not have a lot of money to spend on a tablet. For just EUR 47 / PLN 199, you can the FreeMe X2 7.2 tablet that has dual core processor, 512 MB of memory and Android 4.2.2 jelly bean operating system.

Lark FreeMe X2 7.2 Specs Price

Lark FreeMe X2 7.2 Specs include 7 inch screen, dual core 1 GHz processor, 512 MB RAM, built in 4 GB flash storage, and Android 4.2.2 OS. To get you online, Lark has included a 802.11n Wi-Fi module as well.

There is also an HDMI port, micro USB for connecting it to the computer and headphone jack. To power all that, Lark FreeMe X2 7.2 has a built in 3000 mAh battery which should easily last you through the day.

As said earlier, the Lark FreeMe X2 7.2 price is 199 PLN or 47 euro.

Lenovo A3300, A3500 Launched with 7, 10 inch Displays

A couple of new Lenovo devices have appeared on Bluetooth SIG group, Lenovo A3300 and A3500, both of which are most likely to be launched in a month or two. The A3300 will become successor to last year’s model, the Lenovo A3000 and will most likely sport the same size display as latter.

Lenovo A3300 specs price

Lenovo A3300 specs

This tablet is equipped with a 7 inch display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels, 4-core MediaTek CPU with clock frequency of 1.3 GHz, 1 GB RAM, 2-megapixel main camera, front camera dedicated for video calls (0.3 megapixels), built-in 3G that allows making calls and micro USB port. Above all, it runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system.

Lenovo A3500 specs price

Lenovo A3500 specs

The A3500 looks like last year’s Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet and packs 10.1 inch display, 1280×800 pixel resolution, 5 megapixel camera, Mediatek processor, 1GB RAM, webcam, and Android 4.2 operating system.

MODECOM FreeTAB 1010 Overview

MODECOM FreeTAB 1010 is quite frankly the cheapest tablet out there that runs the full fledge Windows OS. Based on x86 infrastructure, it runs Windows 8.1 not the shrunken down Windows RT. Folks at x-kom.pl  can get you one it for mere EUR 238 or 999 Polish Zloty if enter their promo code, FreeTAB.

MODECOM FreeTAB 1010 price overview

The promotion will end on January 31, 2014.

MODECOM FreeTAB 1010 Specs are quite amazing

The tablet runs windows 8 and is powered by dual core Intel Celeron N2805 processor that is manufactured using 22 nanometer processing technology and runs at 1.46 GHz clock speed. The CPU is backed by Intel HD graphics and 2 gigabytes of DDR3 type RAM.

The display measures 10.1 inches and features 10.1 IPS technology. Resolution is decent too – 1280×800 which will enable full metro user interface on it. For storage, you get meager 32 GB which is fortunately expandable via SD card slot.

Other specs include 7000 mAh battery, 802.11n Wi-Fi, digital compass, micro USB, USB 3.0 OTG compatible port, HDMI 1.4, 2 megapixel rear camera and 2 MP webcam. It measures 259 x 173 x 9.9 mm.

Dell P2815Q Cheapest 4K Monitor Specs Price

Dell has introduced a 28 inch 4K monitor for just USD 699. Called the P2815Q, it is the cheapest 4K monitor till date.

Dell P2815Q Cheapest 4K Monitor Specs Price

So, why is the price of Dell P2815Q so low? The reason is it uses TN display which does not gives you viewing angles as, let us say, an IPS screen. Another thing to note – the screen refresh rate is 30 Hz at its native resolution. To get 60 Hz, you must use 1920×1080.

4K means it has 3840 x 2160 pixels, which will give you an amazing workspace to work on. The screen of P2815Q can be twisted 90 degrees, so that one can use it both landscape or portrait mode. Dell offers some other Ultra HD monitors that includes 32 and 28 inch models (that retail for USD 3500 and 1300 respectively).

The Dell P2815Q will available for purchase on January 23 2014.