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Tablets

  • 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...

  • UbiSlate 7Ci could be cheapest Android tablet yet

    The UbiSlate 7Ci comes from the UK, is made by Datawind, and sells for £30, sorry that’s actually £40 if you add a delivery charge, said CNET. It’s also a re-skinned, commercial model of India’s insanely popular Aakash 2. While it is a 7″ tablet, it’s no Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire HD. Take a gander at the extremely humble specifications: A 800×600 display, 512MB RAM, 4GB storage, WiFi, a Cortex A8 1GHz CPU and Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich). For those keen on a UbiSlate with a little more power, there’s the 7C+ for £70, and it comes with a...

  • Sharp Mebius Pad with impressive 10.1″ IGZO display coming early 2014

    Though the tablet was introduced earlier this year in September, the Mebius Pad from Sharp has now been announced and launches end of January 2014. Besides the powerful display, considering its design, the Mebius Pad can be used as both a durable tablet and a in-house desktop monitor. The 10.1″ tablet running Windows 8.1, has an incredible 2560×1600 IGZO LCD display. Compared to the iPad Air’s Retina 9.7″ 1024×768, this is a real contender and is one of the highest resolutions you’ll find on a Windows 8 tablet. Even Microsoft’s Surface 2 which was released in October, has a lesser 10.1″...

  • Getac’s F110 rugged Windows tablet launches, is apocalypse compatible

    Getac, who is known for creating rugged tech products for “demanding” environments, has just launched the F110 — an 11″ Windows tablet “built to survive harsh terrain.” Underneath the 1366×768 11.6″ display, you’ll find Intel’s 4th gen Core I7 vPro CPU together with Intel’s HD Graphics 4400. Furthermore, it has either an impressive 128GB or 256GB SSDs with 4GB RAM. It has an optional HD webcam on the front and a 5MP camera at the back. It has a USB 3.0 port, headphone jack and a HDMI slot. You can even customize the ports to fit in an Ethernet port or...

  • Lenovo Yoga review: is this the future of tablet flexibility?

    There were tablets before the iPad, but none of them really made anything more than a splash in the market. Since then, Apple has sold millions of the things and completely dominated the space. Efforts to erode its market share meanwhile have mainly been undertaken using products that look remarkably like the iPad: flat rectangles. Sure, some of them were a bit smaller, but it only seems very recently that the big manufacturers have taken a look at the iPad and realised what the peripheral industry has known for a long time: the iPad’s design is not without flaws. With the...

  • Lenovo gets a bit flexible with Yoga tablet launch

    The world of tablets can be a little bit samey. Sure you might have size and colour variations, but for the most part you’re faced with the agonising choice of which flat rectangle to take. Chinese tech giant Lenovo — already dominant in the PC market and force to be reckoned with in the smartphone space — looked to change that today with the launch of its Yoga tablet. The tablet, which debuted at events in California, Beijing and Milan, is the company’s attempt to reimagine the tablet form factor. In order to do this, it claims, it spent...

  • Tizen launches tablet in Japan, but is for developers only

    Do you remember Tizen? If not, here’s a hint: it’s a Linux-based OS aimed at mobile devices and it’s available right now, if you’re a developer. And if you’re living in Japan. Tizen is also supported by industry bigwigs such as Intel and the so-hot-right-now Samsung. And the device, despite being “made for developers” is looking darn fancy indeed, said Liliputing. The specs are quite something. First off, the 10.1″ screen has an impressive 1920×1200 display and there’s 2GB RAM with 32GB internal storage to complement the 1.9Ghz quad-core CPU. It’s also possible to extend the memory a slight with...

  • Microsoft cuts original Surface Pro pricing by $100

    Happy days for those of us who haven’t picked up the first, and fairly  powerful Surface Pro 1 yet. Microsoft’s just announced that it’s slashing R1 000 (US$100) off the price of its 64, 128 and 256GB models. The sale pricing is available on the Microsoft Store, right now and the offer ends 31 December 2013. Currently, there are only two models available for purchase on the US Microsoft Store, the 64 and 128GB models, priced at R7 000 (US$699) and R8 000 (US$799) respectively. For your money, Microsoft is also throwing in a month of Office 365 which is a...

  • Mark your calendars: the next Apple iPad event is… 22 October

    In under two weeks, on 22 October, Apple will reveal a new iPad, according to AllThingsD. It’ll be the usual invite-only affair and according to “people familiar with Apple’s plans”, not only will the fifth-gen iPad feature, but OS X Mavericks, a new iPad Mini and Mac Pros will also make appearances. Current Editorials also predicts that a second round of Apple product launches will take place in October, as the company looks to offer iPads with both higher resolutions and possibly, fingerprint readers as seen on the iPhone 5S. The new iPad should be the chief focus of the launch....

  • Huawei MediaPad 10 Link review: the vanilla ice cream tablet

    Huawei’s MediaPad 10 Link is an attractive 10” tablet at first glance. Then you see how much it costs and what it does, and a tiny drill with the words etched “oh hell no” bores into your skull. There’s nothing wrong with the 10 Link, but there’s also nothing worth recommending it about either.  If you’re in the market for a 10” tablet that costs R4 499 (listed as on some sites as US$600) and does exactly what every other tablet does, read on. “Extremely fast” it isn’t One of the first lines you’ll read on the site is “Extreme...