That's not to say that it's a bad idea to have a Tablet in your possession – we simply think it is a better idea to save money instead of buying something that serves the same purpose as your smartphone for such a high price.
And that's where Amazon's range of firewalls comes in – for a special Prime Day treatment, these inexpensive touch screen devices have steep cuts. So yes, do not buy this iPad for the moment.
Are they the best tablets on the market? No, but they are very cheap and you can buy them in bulk.
Here is the summary of what you can get during the Prime Day Fire Tablet just released, who woke up a day earlier:
– Faster, bigger, brighter and more durable than the Fire 7, the Fire HD 8 is the perfect upgrade for those with a little money in reserve. Choose one for $ 30 off the original price – only $ 49.99 the first day.
– Like the Fire 7 Kids Edition, but with upgrades to the HD 8 model. This means a larger, clearer display, faster processing speeds, and longer battery life. Get it for the first day to only $ 79.99, at savings of $ 50.
– The latest and best Amazon tablet is also for sale. The Fire HD 10 has the largest and clearest HD display ever, with more storage space, speed of processing and deep skills in Alexa. One of these can be yours for $ 99.99 the first daysaving you $ 50.
Oh, did you think that was all? No All these models Fire Tablet as well come in double-pack super-economy options:
Get a tablet for super cheap – check out Amazon Fire tablet sort for Prime Day and save big.
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But our benevolent suzerain, Jeff Bezos, throws us a bone by giving us a quick overview of the Amazon devices that will be on sale for the First Day. In addition, you will find offers on some devices from July 14 to 12 hours. PT / 3 am ET (12 full hours before the official start of Prime Day). Return to our Prime Day page to see those as soon as they come out.
Basically, Amazon is giving herself a length of time to make money and stir the excitement.
For Prime Day, we'll see Echo, Blink, Kindle and Fire products on sale – at unbeatable prices, we might add. One of our favorite choices this year is the Fire Fire Stick with Alexa Voice Remote for $ 14.99the more you can save $ 50 on the Kindle Paperwhite.
Not a main member? Get on this – You will need to access the offers.
Here's what you'll be able to score during Prime Day:
Echo is what put Amazon's Alexa on the map. Since its launch, the family of devices has flourished to include different versions of the intelligent assistant to meet the needs and desires of almost everyone. You can ask Alexa questions, listen to music, control smart devices, place calls, and more. And these are just the basics. Some models, such as the Echo show, have screens, so you get all this smart support as well as the added convenience of video screens.
Echo Dot has changed the game because of its understated size and affordable price. Amazon has created a children's version with child-friendly content and parental controls. Regarding the essentials of the smart home, an Amazon Echo is at the top of the list. In anticipation of Prime Day, you can now save on Echo, Echo Show and Echo Dot Kids Edition.
The Fire TV Stick has allowed us to turn any TV into a smart TV. The device plugs into your TV's HDMI port and charges it by giving it access to your streaming services and your favorite web browsing. You can literally experience tens of thousands of Alexa channels, apps and skills. And you can navigate with just your voice, using the Alexa voice remote control.
IPads can be quite expensive if you simply look for a basic tablet to perform daily tasks. Amazon Fire tablets offer a decent alternative with dynamic displays and a 10-hour battery life. Plus, they are sturdy and can withstand falls and daily wear and tear. For Prime Day, the range of Fire tablets from Amazon will be on sale for $ 100 or less – these are incredible prices. You also realize better savings when you buy wholesale.
Electronic readers allow you to carry with you all your favorite books, wherever you are. The all-new Kindle is small enough to fit in your bag and features a glare-free screen that reads like a real paper even in the brightest environments. Only one battery is charged last week so you do not have to worry about a dying device reducing your reading time. You can even pair the Kindle with Audible to listen to audiobooks.
Home security has gained popularity with the introduction of intelligent security cameras. Obviously, Amazon had to follow this trend: what is a smart home appliance without Amazon everywhere? The Blink XT2 covers your home day and night and can be installed indoors or outdoors. The two-way audio feature lets you communicate with intruders, delivery people, or anyone else who may be near you.
In addition to Amazon devices, the official press release also gave us a taste of more good deals for this year. Here are some of our favorites:
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It is the doubt that assails after being made public that the Congress left 500,000 euros on 400 iPad Pro for the deputies, about € 1,219 per unit. This iPad, although equipped with a screen with better resolution and size, is one of the few that meets these requirements.
Congress had originally budgeted 587,000 euros for the purchase of devices, without these opting for the iPad Pro. Asseco, a company belonging to the Apple Authorized Distributors Program, has finally won the contract, if any. that the device had iOS 12 or later, screen with resolution 2,388 x 1,668 pixels or higher, or a larger size of 11 inches. It was also necessary to have 256 GB of storage, 4G and a keyboard cover.
With this, the most "cheap" model that meets these requirements is the IPad Pro 11 inchesWith 256 GB of storage and an LTE module to use anywhere, it costs 1,219 euros. Depending on the needs, another model could not be chosen because the iPad Air has a 10.5-inch screen and a resolution of 2,224 x 1668 pixels. Could they have bought that, worth 859 euros (360 euros)? Yes, but they preferred to use iPad Pro.
The last call for offers for the purchase of tablets was in 2015, when they bought 490 iPad Air 2 for a cost of 438,000 euros. Now they have bought cheaper and more expensive tablets. Once the four years have passed, if the deputies do not renew their mandate, they have the opportunity to buy the iPads for 900 euros, even if the loss of value of these tablets is not taken into account.
This type of purchase is normal at the beginning of each quarter, but its price is surprisingly high, especially when the models are more affordable. The purchase of the iPad Pro was approved last April at the end of a meeting of the Congress' Permanent Delegation, at a date when the option of the "Pro" was announced. buying tablets that used up to now the deputies.
This type of purchase also raises the debate on the relevance of the decision. develop under iOS the applications used by the Congress instead of Android, where there are much cheaper tablets that would save hundreds of thousands of euros in this type of purchase. Unfortunately, public funds are not monitored with enough attention and do not spend it on more useful tasks, such as updating the operating system used by their owners because they still use Windows XP in their place.
The dream of the mythical Microsoft Courier may not be dead after all. Microsoft would work on a dual-screen tablet that could debut next year. The device would have two 9-inch screens with a 4: 3 aspect ratio and support for the running of Android applications.
According to IHS Markit, Microsoft calls the device "Centaurus" internally, but it will be part of the Surface. mark when he throws. In addition to the dual displays, Centaurus will have Intel's latest 10nm Lakefield SoC and will support LTE or 5G connectivity.
Centaurus will not work the same way Windows you have known and tolerated on touch screen devices in the past. Centaurus would be expected to run Microsoft's new Windows Core OS (WCOS) operating system, a thinner version of Windows for notebooks and Chromebook-type tablets. WCOS will serve as the base for Windows on various devices, but it will lack aging technology like Win32 applications and legacy shell interfaces. One Centaurus thing will be apparently offer is the support of the Android application.
Microsoft has struggled to make developers use its universal Windows platform, largely because these applications only run on Windows 10. A developer who wants to support the largest number of users would only write in the traditional Win32 application. Centaurus could potentially avoid this problem by adopting support for Android applications.
Support for Android apps, however, has two problems. On the one hand, Microsoft should admit that the applications of the universal Windows platform are dead. Developers will simply no longer have any reason to work with UWP. The other problem is that Microsoft should convince Android developers to bring content to Centaurus. It would not be as much of an application from scratch, but it would still take a little effort. Applications would need to be released from Google dependencies and probably uploaded to a new store for easy access to Centaurus.
It's hard to compare this upcoming device with the much lost Microsoft Courier, a dual-screen tablet that only existed in a captivating 2009 video concept. Its interface looked like a "journal" with unique multitasking features that "Spine" in the middle of the two screens Microsoft has finally confirmed that the Courier existed in an initial phase of development, but it ended the project before it could go very far.Now, Centaurus could keep the promise of the leak of this video of ten years ago.
IHS Markit quotes data on the supply chain suggesting that Centaurus could be launched in the first half of 2020 or even in the first quarter.
Google has a long and complicated history, with tablets coming back up to the Motorola Xoom, the first officially sanctioned Android slate. He has released some tablets under the Nexus and Pixel lineup, including the new Pixel Slate. However, Google's hardware team is throwing sponge on tablets. Instead, it will focus exclusively on the form factors of laptops.
The news first broke out as unverified report in Computerworld, but Google spokespersons then confirmed the basic details. A few hours later, Rick Osterloh, head of hardware at Google, is presented on Twitter with additional details. In his tweet, Osterloh says that Google still supports its partners who make tablets running Android or Chrome OS. However, this is no longer on Google's roadmap.
So you can stop hoping for a Pixel Slate 2. This device was launched last year to present unenthusiastic reviews, citing poor performance, bulky design and a high price. Apple is continually improving the iPad, so there's still plenty of room for high-end Chrome devices like the Pixel Slate. On the Android side, Samsung is the only company that is seriously trying to sell high quality tablets. Nowadays, most Android tablets are extremely cheap portals, like Amazon Fire devices.
That's right … Google's HARDWARE team will only be dedicated to building laptops, but make no mistake, the Android and Chrome OS teams are 100% committed to the long term by working with our partners on tablets for all segments of the market. (consumer, business, education)
– Rick Osterloh (@rosterloh) June 20, 2019
Google's first foray into Chrome tablets will be the last, but other device makers will likely continue with Chrome OS. Android should have been a more viable tablet operating system, but Google never did what it took to get its iPad in order. At least Chrome OS has more features and can work as a desktop computer with a connected keyboard Google aggressively adds operating system optimized features for tablets and can run Android applications. This has made Chrome OS devices popular in the world of business and education.
This change in strategy means that the Google tablet team is dissolved. Most of these engineers will join the Pixelbook team and their tablet projects have the essentials. Google apparently had two Chrome tablets in preparation. Both would have been smaller than Pixel Slate with launch windows in 2020. Now they will never see the light of day.
If you absolutely must own a Pixel slate, you can buy one from Google from 800 USD. It will continue to work and get updates, which are automatic with Chrome OS. Nevertheless, you might want to wait until the inevitable fire breaks out.
Since the Trump administration has sparked a trade war with China, one wondered what kind of impact this could have on the consumer electronics market. The Consumer Technology Association has released its own report estimating the potential impact of the latest series of Trump administration tariffs on Chinese products with an additional value of $ 300 billion.
Before diving, here is the current state of things. The United States and China appeared to be in the process of concluding an agreement earlier this year that would resolve previous phases of the trade war when the Chinese would have made significant negative changes to their bargaining position (from the point of view of view of the United States). The United States has threatened to add 25% tariffs to an additional $ 300 billion worth of Chinese products. Combined with the tariffs already levied on Chinese products, the end result would be to apply tariffs on virtually all imports from China, including finished computers and mobile phones – two previously excluded categories.
The CTA is a commercial organization and it can be assumed that it is anti-tariff – but that does not mean that the organization's estimate of the short-term or long-term effects of a tariff surge is false. However, we must be aware of it because we are the results.
CTA predicted That the price of the import on China smartphone would increase by 1.22. China accounts for about three quarters of our total smartphone imports. It is unclear whether this report takes into account recent statements such as that of Foxconn, which claims It can meet the demand of US iPhone from non-Chinese sources. (The CTA report considers the idea that manufacturers will transfer production to non-Chinese facilities, but does not divide what individual companies will do in response to a potential $ 300 million tariff) .
Korea and Vietnam would benefit from an increase in exports linked to rising phone imports for US markets, but US consumers would pay $ 8.1 billion more for smartphones. The CTA predicts a net economic loss of $ 4.5 billion, even after calculating the benefits of the rates themselves.
Tablets are hit by similar measures. Prices are expected to reach 1.19 times, which would result in a 1.35-fold reduction in sales. Since there is virtually no production of tablets in the United States (like smartphones), net manufacturing in America would have no advantage. I trust CTA with regard to these findings – America does not build smartphones or tablets, and very few computers are actually assembled here. Tariffs can be used to boost domestic production at the expense of international trade, but if you do not have a national base to start with.
The organization predicts large price gains of 1.19x to 1.22x for video games, tablets, smartphones and drones. None of the tariffs resulted in a net positive result for US manufacturers because the United States does not manufacture most of these products. Prices on laptops could increase by $ 150, while tablets could jump $ 50.
I suppose that if these rights come into effect, the concrete result will be more nuanced than what the OTC describes – and could also be affected by Huawei's current situation. The efforts of the United States to strangle this Chinese society are far more unusual than tariff rumors, and I can not imagine that this is not a major asset in the negotiations between US and Chinese officials.
I think companies will try to minimize the impact of these rights on certain products, absorbing all or part of the impact, while passing them directly to customers for products with low profit margins. and that there is no solution. dining room the cost. At the same time, every company able to move its production out from China to dodge the tariffs will do it.
In the long run, this will likely give some ability to return to basic pricing as the new production goes online. Declining demand for Chinese-made products could reduce their prices, thus reducing the relative size of the applied tariff. Not everyone will be able to export their production out of China, at least not right away, and some worries about the possibility of a slowdown in global trade are real.
Of course, there are other concerns to balance. One could argue that the value of a cheap 4K TV is less important than the technological advantage that allows American companies to continue to push the boundaries of technology as a whole. Forced technology transfers and intellectual property theft have been two major concerns of the Trump administration and the Obama administration before it, but the TA has chosen to be much more aggressive in its way to manage these problems. Some pointed out that this strategy could turn against the long term if it encourages China to stop working with the United States completely in the long term and prepares the ground for the two largest economies to be in economic war. rather than continuing to cooperate.
It is good to consider all these points. Trade is a complex and multifaceted subject. There has been a note of uncertainty in the global economy about these issues, and various financial institutions would clearly prefer to see them resolved amicably. The CTA's analysis of the economic disadvantages of customs duties must be treated with a grain of salt, while leaving at least a window on the possible results.