Razer Edge Pro review: can a tablet double as a gaming PC?
28 March 2013
Summary: All told, Razer can get away with calling the Edge the world's most powerful tablet, at least for now. The company's claim to a mobile and home gaming console, however, falls flat. With only two hours of usable battery life in a best-case scenario, the Edge fails to meet the needs of a mobile gaming device, and the inherent problems of using Windows 8 on a television screen keep it from stealing the console crown.
Pros: Excellent build quality, Fast and powerful, Great modular accessories
Excerpt: Is it an Android tablet? An e-reader? Just a sweet gadget with two screens? Truth is the Entourage Edge is a little bit of everything, and that's exactly why we've been so intrigued with the "dualbook" since we fondled it at CES . Finally ready to make its shipping debut, the $499 dual screen device is aimed at students, but really it's for anyone interested in a combination 9.7-inch E Ink reading / note-taking experience and a 10.1-inch Android web tablet.
Pros: Intriguing dualscreen form factor, Touchscreen LCD and E-Ink displays, Included stylus for taking notes on E-Ink screen
Cons: Large and bulky design, Frustrating resistive touchscreen, Lacking e-book selection
Excerpt: The Pocket eDGe is a mini Android-based tablet computer with two screens, one 6-inch eInk eBook screen and one 7-inch color LCD touchscreen.
Pros: Two screens offer a lot of versatility, Sturdy hinge folds all the way back when desired, Very good performance/responsiveness, Excellent sound quality from external speaker, Good battery life
Cons: Two screens offer a lot of versatility, Sturdy hinge folds all the way back when desired, Very good performance/responsiveness, Excellent sound quality from external speaker, Good battery life, Relatively bulky compared to similar devices, Keyboard difficult to use unless you use the stylus, eInk touchscreen much less responsive than the LCD; the stylus is a must, Disappointing camera, High price
Conclusion: With two screens, one e-ink and one color, on paper, the Entourage Edge sounds like a fantastic idea. But a high price, hefty weight, and overall cumbersome design spell doom for this hybrid device.
Pros: Good contrast on e-ink screen. Can take notes on the e-ink screen. Google Android 1.6 OS offers color Web browsing, voice recording, and plenty of other useful apps.
Cons: Ungainly design. Very heavy. Huge AC adapter. Plastic construction feels flimsy. Color touch screen is too dim, lacks contrast, and has narrow viewing angles. Slow boot-up. No 3G option for buying e-books over the air.
Summary: The Entourage Edge is an innovative product, and in practice the eReader/tablet combination works better than we expected. We like the flexibility and expandability of Android coupled with a large, touch-enabled eReader screen. However, the fact that the Edge straddles the line between an eReader and mobile Internet device is also its biggest challenge.
Pros: Crisp electronic paper display with stylus support, Built-in journal and voice recorder for note-taking, Hinge allows for multiple positions, Android OS tablet for Web e-mail and media, Includes DocumentsToGo,
Cons: Heavy for a tablet ereader, Apps store not yet online, Webcam not yet functional, Store stocks fewer bestsellers than competition, No 3G connectivity, Narrow viewing angles,
3D-обзор enTourage eDGe – книга радикальной направленности
28 May 2010
Summary: Необычное, если даже не сказать экстраординарное устройство от enTourage вряд ли можно назвать массовым продуктом с безоблачными радужными перспективами. Нет, это вовсе не конкурент того же iPad, и даже не очевидная альтернатива привычным электронным книгам. Скорее, это гибрид наладонника с жёсткой специализацией на офисных возможностях, для чего тут и предусмотрен E-lnk дисплей в паре с классическим 10 дюймовым экраном нетбука.