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Tablets

  • Lenovo buffs ThinkPad X1 range with new Tablet, Carbon and Yoga

    Lenovo's been a busy company this past year if its latest trough of new launches is anything to go by. In an event held in Johannesburg last night, the company announced a slew of ultraportables -- one, a tablet taking advantage of modular technology -- and a more planted desktop solution to the South African market. But let's look at the more interesting additions to Lenovo's line first. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Here's a question companies are asking themselves: how can we possibly revive the slumping tablet and mobile computer sales? Lenovo's answer involves modular technology, and it makes a lot of...

  • What can you buy instead of an Apple Pencil or an iPad Pro?

    Local Apple retailer Digicape has released pricing for the latest range of iPad Pro 9.7-inch tablets. All of them will more than likely cost you several years of credit card debt to have one of these new devices. Here at Gearburn, we've put together a handy guide of alternative items you can purchase for the same price as the 256GB WiFi and cellular model, as well as the Apple Pencil. Prepare to be shocked, amazed, and rethink your life choices. Apple's iPad Pro 9.7-inch was shown off a few weeks ago to much farfare, we think. The device is the latest...

  • The SA pricing for the iPad Pro 9.7 is ludicrous

    Digicape has revealed pricing for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, but you might want to swallow your coffee first. The Apple reseller announced a price of R11 899 for the entry-level model (32GB/WiFi-only), which has a US price of US$599 (R8885 as a straight conversion). Have more money than sense? Then the top-end iPad Pro (256GB/LTE) is for you, with a R20 499 price tag. Apple sells the top-end model for US$1029 (R15 244) on its US website. Don't forget the extras! Adding salt to the wound is the fact that you still have to splash out R2199 on an Apple Pencil - which has...

  • iPad Pro shrinks to 9.7-inches and $599, still has all the power

    We're surprised that Apple didn't announce a shrunken Apple TV and Apple Watch yesterday, because hot on the heels of the baby iPhone SE, the world now has a mini 9.7-inch iPad Pro too. Related: iPhone SE: the 4-inch iPhone 5S upgrade you’ve always wanted The iPad Pro was initially launched as a 12.9-inch behemoth that was meant to be a mobile workbench for graphic designers, or anyone looking for a desktop replacement (a la Microsoft Surface). Since then, Apple has clearly realised that there's a market for smaller, more compact machinery in the market. At 9.7-inches, the smaller iPad Pro is...

  • Toshiba DynaPad Windows 10 convertible ‘reinvents pen and paper’

    It wouldn't be wrong to suggest that (practically) everyone's copying Microsoft's Surface convertible tablet, because we can now also add Toshiba to that list. The new Toshiba DynaPad isn't going toe to toe with the Surface in terms of horsepower, but Toshiba suggests that the tablet's about as close to a paper notebook as one can get. That's primarily thanks to its clever screen technology, which uses a wired mesh of sensors behind the 1920x1280 screen's surface and a Wacom Active Electrostatics TruPen with over 2000 levels of sensitivity. Even the size of the screen -- at 12-inches -- is aimed...

  • Microsoft Surface Book: expensive, extravagant, extremely sexy

    Yesterday at a packed New York City venue, Microsoft had one of its best device launch showings in many a year, debuting the new Lumia smartphones running Windows 10, and a new Microsoft Band 2 that now actually looks useful. But undoubtedly, the stand out feature of the night in a "wait, we have one more thing" moment, was the Microsoft Surface Book. If you're wondering, yes, it's a laptop that replaces the tablet was was meant to replace your laptop. And yes, it's Microsoft's first built-from-scratch laptop, ironically from the company that said the laptop is dead. Calling it a...

  • Proline A933L tablet review: a basement Windows bargain

    Tablets are slowly becoming the jack of all trade devices we all thought they would. They've murdered netbooks and have made large laptops even more obsolete beyond the boardroom. And what's particularly interesting is the lack of bigger brands in this sector. Sure, Sony and Microsoft have tablets that can be transformed into ultrabooks, but in the South African market, these two companies aren't as prominent as a few others. Proline, one of Pinnacle Africa's local brands, definitely is. The company's taken a bit of inspiration from the likes of Microsoft's Surface, and has developed the rather intriguing Windows 8-powered Proline...

  • LG G Pad II ‘multimedia companion’ tablet packs one colossal battery

    Two things are certain in the world of mobile computing: we'll almost definitely get bigger screens with each cascading release, and we'll have bags of additional processing power to boot. But something we don't see enough of is a focus on battery capacity. Well, at least that's what we thought. The new 10.1-inch tablet on the block from LG, the LG G Pad II, completely smashes this trend, and makes every other tablet in its midst seem feeble. With a 74oomAh battery, that's about three times the capacity of an iPhone 6 and over double the capacity of a Samsung Galaxy Note...

  • Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro review: a jack of all trades

    Design and innovation seems to flow in phases and trends when it comes to popular technology genres, so for certain spells devices just look the same, feel the same and practically are the same. Don't believe us? Have a look at last year's tablet lineup. A company that has been trying to buck this trend though is Lenovo. It has launched some seriously quirky machinery of late, including the Lenovo Yoga Pro 2 ultrabook that crosses and blurs the boundaries between tablet and wafer think laptop. Another device from the same Yoga family is this curious tablet. The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2...

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is company’s new ultra-thin Android tablet

    Samsung is screaming through this year launching new devices seemingly every week, and while that's probably not a bad thing for one of the most prominent device manufacturers in the world, it's hell for us consumers. The latest device in its mobile computing arsenal is a tablet -- the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 to be exact -- and to carry on its newly launched Samsung Galaxy A8 slimline design, it's just 5.6mm thin. While it's certainly not about to fatten devices up to squeeze more guts inside them, there is a method to the company's madness. Samsung suggests that the Tab...