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Surface ProMicrosoft has announced the release date for their Surface with the Windows 8 Pro operating system as February 9th, 2013.

The Surface with Windows 8 Pro has gone through a major overhaul when compared to the Surface with Windows RT.

The Windows 8 Pro operating system will allow users to continue using Windows 7 applications and will integrate with your existing infrastructure. The security system underwent significant upgrades. AppLocker and Group Policy will now allow application and security policy control. BitLocker gives the user the enhanced data protection. Furthermore, Windows 8 Pro is compatible with third party security systems.

The Surface Pro with Windows 8 offers more memory than the Surface with Windows RT. The Surface Pro comes in both 128 GB and 64GB models with 7GB of free cloud storage. Each model is packed with 4GB of RAM. The Surface Windows RT comes with only 32GB or 64GB models.

The screen is another Upgrade with the standard now being a 10.6″ with 16:9 and 1920×1080.

The new system is now 13.5 mm in thickness and weighs 2 lbs. In comparison the Windows RT is 9.3 mm in thickness while weighing in at 1.5 lbs.

USB port is now a 3.0 versus the 2.0 and the HD video out port has been replaced with a Mini Display Port. The Mini Display Port is an open source port and allows for higher resolutions using smaller connections.

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When I first heard about this laser projected keyboard I was fired up and ready to plunk down $199 for this cool gadget.  After reading several reviews and watching several videos I had more questions than answers. Even though this technology has been around for over 7 years it still seems like it is undiscovered.  Why has it not caught fire and been that popular among consumers?

The Magic Cube made by Celluon is featured as a full QWERTY keyboard and multi touch mouse that is projected onto just about any surface.  It can be used with a variety of products ranging from smart phones, tablets and PCs through blue tooth technology or USB connection. It is small and portable and sounds like the perfect solution to the small keyboard dilemma for people with fat fingers, like me.

Cnet.com had a modest review citing mostly the features it is designed to do with a 3.5 out of 5 star review. However, laptopmag.com, wired.com and maclife.com were more vigorous in their reviews. All agreed it is fascinating technology but with some practicality issues. The cost ranges from $120-$260, which seems relatively high in range for the technology we’re talking about here. The idea of the convenience and ease of use seems not so highly supported. The technology itself seems to be at issue.  TopLevelReviews posted a pretty succinct review that was helpful for me, being the visual learner that I am!

In the YAY column we have: the cube is compact, portable, easy to set up and install (most of the time). In the BOO HISS column we have: battery lasts 2 hours but takes 4 hours to charge, multi mouse only seems to work well with windows devices. Detection rate is supposed to be 350 characters/minute, however, that has been debatable among users. Also keep in mind it is a QWERTY keyboard and not a standard keyboard. The punctuation and other features like caps lock is not going to be the same and is tricky to get used to.

Overall, I would have to say that if it were less expensive I would probably take the chance and try it for myself because I think it is a really cool concept.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 rentalThe Samsung Galaxy Tab is one of the best Android tablet contenders against Apple’s iPad, and with good reason. The Galaxy Tab offers a viable alternative to the iPad as it is just as compact and lightweight as Apple’s flagship tablet. In addition to that, it comes in a variety of different configurations and sizes, allowing you to have a greater array of devices to choose from than the iPad.

As far as features go, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab comes with two cameras, a front-facing and rear-facing, allowing you to easily capture pictures and video of yourself or others or even video chat or hold a video conference with others.

Another great feature of the Galaxy Tab is the live panel home screen. The live panel home screen is a customizable home screen that allows you to have access to to real-time data updates on apps and widgets, which means you will always have the latest info whenever you need it. The customizable home screen also allows you to have a truly unique experience from other Galaxy Tab users as you can personalize it to your heart’s content.

The Galaxy Tab also comes with HSPA+ and WiFi access, allowing you to stay connected wherever you are with fast and stable connections. This means you can browse the internet, download apps, run apps and do anything else you could possibly want at lighting fast speeds.

Renting a Samsung Galaxy Tab allows you to have access to all of this without having to shell out the cash required to buy one. A Galaxy Tab rental grants you access to everything the tablet has to offer for however long you need it. Only need it for a weekend trade show? No problem!

RentOurTablets.com offers all three versions of the Galaxy Tab: The Galaxy Tab 2, the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. All models come with the option of 3G connectivity, allowing you to stay connected even when not in range of a WiFi hotspot. No matter what your circumstances are, RentOurTablets.com can put the Samsung Galaxy Tab in your hands for a price you can afford.

New iPad vs iPad Mini

December 4th, 2012 | Posted by JThompson in iPad | Rental | Tablet - (0 Comments)

iPad MiniiPad mini, or iPad with retina display? Lighter and more portable, or two times the speed and bigger screen with an extremely crisp picture?

The Only thing it seems the mini has going for it is convenient size and the fact it costs less than its larger older brother. If holding your iPad in one hand or being able to store it in your purse is a concern, then the iPad mini may be right for you, being only .28 inches thick, and weighing only .68 pounds.

If you watch movies, play games, use it for school or work.  The new iPad may be the better pick because of its 9.7 inch and high resolution of 2048 x 1536.

Can’t decide?  RentOurTablets.com provides you with the opportunity to rent a tablet for a period of time without spending the full cost for a potential disappointment. For more information, check out our iPad Rentals and our iPad Mini Rentals

Microsoft SurfaceTablet PCs are very cool pieces of technology but a lot of people don’t really need one on a long term basis. Many people get them simply because they are trendy or they don’t need all the features that come with a laptop, but these devices do have a lot of productive uses and are perfect for college students or businessmen who are always on the road.

One thing that tablet PCs allow you to do is take them everywhere, including a classroom, business meeting or trade show. You can buy digital copies of books from online retailers and read them directly on your tablet or download different business apps that allow you to fully connect during a meeting or presentation.

However, even though tablet PCs are extremely convenient and cheaper than buying a fully-featured laptop, they are not always cheap. Sometimes tablet PCs can sell for as high as $600, which is a lot to throw down if you ask me. That is where RentOurTablets.com comes in with its full line of tablet PC rentals.

RentOurTablets.com allows you to rent a tablet PC for a period of time, like a school semester perhaps, so you can have all the conveniences of a tablet PC without the cost of buying one. In many cases, renting a tablet is far less expensive than buying one, especially if you are a student where money is always tight or you don’t have a long-term need for one.

RentOurTablets.com has many regular tablets in stock, like Apple’s iPad, and even some convertible tablets (devices that convert from a laptop to a tablet) like the Inspiron Duo Convertible Tablet from Dell. You can even rent Microsoft’s new Surface Tablet, which comes complete with Windows RT.

Tablets can be expensive and unless you are planning on using yours all the time, it doesn’t make sense to jump in and spend a lot of money on one. If you need one for a school semester to save on books or for a business meeting that you are taking out of town, then renting a tablet is your best bet and RentOurTablets.com can get you whatever you need.