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Tablets

  • Microsoft tries again as it launches faster, larger Surface Pro 3 tomorrow

    With less than a day until Microsoft's Surface event kicks off in New York, the upcoming Surface Pro 3 tablet specifications have been leaked. Windows Phone Central has reportedly acquired the internal specifications and pricing figures for the soon-to-be-released third generation of Surface tablets. It would suggest that instead of freshening the Surface Pro 2 lines, the Pro 3 lineup will be a completely new model. Based on Intel's Haswell chipset, the five new tablets range from the baseline US$799 i3 CPU with 4GB RAM and 64GB SSD to the tasty US$1 949 i7 CPU model, with 8GB RAM and massive...

  • LG debuts 7, 8 and 10.1-inch G Pad tablets

    LG has revealed three new G Pad tablets. These tablets join its 8.3" tablet. The new devices will ensure the Korean company gets a firmer foothold in the rather overcrowded tablet market, competing with the likes of Samsung, Apple and Sony. The company will add a trio of tablets: 7.0", 8.0" and 10.1" models will be added thanks to LG's response to consumer needs says Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO LG “Customers tell us that they want a wider range of devices that offer sizable screens without compromising portability. Unlike smartphones, tablets are not one size fits all. So we designed...

  • Samsung intros new 7, 8 and 10.1″ Tab4 tablets

    With every new Samsung Galaxy comes a refresh of its "Tab" tablet line and today, the company announces three new tablets ranging from 7", 8" and 10.1" in size. These tablets look slick, beautiful and are stuffed with the latest Samsung software and UX overhauls says Droid Life, and us, judging by these screenshots. Our only issue is this: Samsung issued this press release 1 April, so are the Tab4's real or not? Most definitely, as the Tab3 range was announced April 2013 as well. On to the stats! Galaxy Tab4 10.1 The WiFi and HSPA+ equipped Tab4 10.1 is the leader...

  • 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...