News by Luke Jones on Monday December 08, 2014.
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Big tablets have never quite worked, at least on the Android platform. I played extensively with the HP Slate 21 and while I like the concept, apps on Android were just not ideal for such a big screen, but Windows is of course another matter. The latest product to prove that is probably the Toshiba TT301, a slate that has a huge 24-inch screen.Microsoft's platform has the fact that it is PC ready going for it over its main rivals Android and iOS, and large tablets can be true productivity machines. With Android toters like the Toshiba that it is difference as the platform simply doesn't work as a laptop replacing piece of software. Of course the lines between all-in-one PC and slate are blurred a little here, but this is very much a portable tablet and not a PC. At 24-inches, that is the size of a TV and bigger than the screen most of our readers are using right now to read this article. The good news is that the panel is also 1080p, so get ready for some Full HD viewing oversized. Toshiba is marketing this as a business tablet, and it comes with a 1GHz dual core processor with 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB storage (expandable), an infrared control, HDMI and Miracast ports to connect to a PC for even more productivity and 2W speakers. With lowly Android 4.2 on board and those fairly low end specs, this feels a lot like an old product only finding its way to market. It may be good, but at this point we would predict that most apps look awful and this is nothing more than a glorified monitor for your PC.
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