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Tablets

  • Sony smashes out Xperia Z2 phone and tablet, plus mid-range Xperia M2

    Sony's been a busy little bee at Mobile World Congress 2014. Today sees the launch of three new devices, so far. The self-described "mid-range" Sony Xperia M2, the Xperia Z2 and Xperia X2 Tablet. Xperia Z2 Tablet The Z Tablet is something we loved, so we're glad to see its sequel. The display is a 10.1-inch Full HD TRILUMINOS stunner with front Surround Sound, a weight of 439g which beats the air and it's waterproof. That alone is the Z2 Tablet's strongest selling point. But this is billed as the world's fastest tablet, and for good reason. We've got a...

  • 5 of the worst tablets ever made

    Increasingly, tablets are becoming the dominant form of portable computing. Although only a few currently on the market offer decent processing power sufficient to use in lieu of a laptop, it’s entirely probable that these devices will progress in leaps and bounds to the point of market domination. The high end tablets perform well, but also have a high price tag attached to their brand, which paves the way for cheaper tablets making their way into the market. With the good, comes the bad and the rather ugly. There are tablets that occupy the hideous waste of space category, those...

  • Sony launches flexible, lightweight VAIO Flip 11A hybrid PC

    Sony recently introduced the VAIO Flip 11A, a smaller lightweight hybrid PC. This adds to the existing Flip PC lineup of 13", 14" and 15" flexible sizes. The Flip 11A is now available in the US and is hopefully making its way to Europe and other parts of the world in the coming months. Recognized by Lenovo's Yoga-like design, when in laptop mode the 11.6" Flip features a backlit keyboard and a touchpad. Given its "lightweight, innovative design", you flip the keyboard to the back to convert it into tablet mode. Sony also added its Active Pen which is accompanied...

  • iPad Air vs Xperia Z Tablet vs Galaxy Note 10.1: the sign of three

    In the spirit of good faith, I’ll make a disclosure. I’m an Apple fanboy. I’ve used the iPad since the introduction of the iPad 2, and I’ve recently just upgraded to the frankly awesome iPad Air. Despite my love for the fruits of 1 Infinite Loop, however, I don’t dislike Android. In fact, I feel that the OS is a novel system that has made impressive gains not only in marketshare, but in both usability and customizability to boot. There’s something to be said for an operating system that can exist across multiple devices yet still feel intuitive and fresh. In...

  • Samsung Note Pro and Tab Pro range hits US 13 February

    Samsung's got an early Valentines Day present for us. It's launching the Galaxy Tab Pro and Note Pro tablets in the US 13 February, says ReCode. The Pro series are beefed up devices first revealed at this years CES. There's four models to choose from: Galaxy Note Pro 12.2, Tab Pro 12.2, 10.1 and 8.4. Pricing is fair, and scales from US$400 for the least-expensive model (Tab Pro 8.4) to US$750 for Samsung's top-of-the-range Galaxy Note Pro 12.2. Even though the tablets are large and well-specced, prices still seem fairly steep what are essentially high-end tablets aimed at the business market these devices...

  • Archos unveils cheap Neon tablets with pure Android Jelly Bean

    Don't you just love cheap Android tablets? For those who do, feel free to rejoice. Archos today unveiled three new Neon tablets. All three Android tablets, ranging in different sizes, have similar insides and are comfortably loyal to Jelly Bean. All three Archos Neon tablets are powered by 1.4GHz or 1.6GHz Mali 400 quad-core processors. The Archos 90 Neon sports a 9" 800x480 display, 97 Neon has a 9.7" 1024x768, and the 10.1" 101 Neon fits the same 1024x600 screen. See the clever naming pattern? Furthermore, all of them have 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage with the...

  • Is this Samsung’s Nexus 10? Nope, hoax

    Earlier this week leaked images of a Samsung-made Nexus 10, an Android KitKat tablet based on the much-loved Nexus 7, appeared on the internet. But now Evleaks, who're mostly on the money when it comes to leaks and rumours, has discounted this as nothing more than a hoax, according to their last tweet: Pulled the "Nexus 10" tweet. Was sent to multiple publications, along with slightly differing "corroborating evidence." Signs of a hoax.— @evleaks (@evleaks) January 14, 2014 There were also leaked specifications, and the eagle-eyed among us would have known instantly that this was indeed a hoax. When people...

  • 2013’s top 4 Android tablets

    For many years it seemed as if Apple had a choke-hold on the smart device market. The introduction of the iPhone and then the iPad, coupled with the expense involved in purchasing one, meant that for many people tablets were very much a luxury purchase. As further smart devices make their way into the market, many consumers are realizing that the iPad is not the only option when it comes to tablet computing. In fact, many people are steering clear of Apple products in an effort to get away from their restrictive operating system and inflated prices – because...

  • 5 more of our favourite tablets of 2013

    It’s hard to deny the appeal of a tablet. Light, fast and loaded with apps, these devices often represent companies at the pinnacle of their technological capabilities. Tablets like the ones we’ve listed below are the best that 2013 had to offer. 5. Amazon Fire HDX 7 Amazon is the king of E-readers, but what about 7” tablets? As it turns out, it’s pretty good at those too. Its best offering of 2013 is the budget-priced HDX 7, which comes with a great screen and speedy performance to boot. The HDX 7 doubles up as a portal of all things Amazon, with...

  • Gearburn’s greatest gadget of 2013

    Gadgets. What are they good for? Absolutely everything. 2013's been an exceptional year for gadget lovers, with new tablets, phones, computers and games flowing from the digital tap with reckless abandon. But only one gadget can be the best of the year. The task was difficult, but we've picked the four best gadgets of 2013 to compete for gadget of the year. The contenders, are below. The contenders: iPad Air Apple's had a good year. Scratch that, Apple had a great year. With the 2013 Retina Display MacPro, iPhone 5s and iPad Air, Apple fans had little to complain about. And...