Last year, the original Xperia Z Tablet was one of our absolute favorite tablets . It was so wonderfully thin and light, plus waterproofiness? Fantastic. But the laggy software Sony put on top kind of knee-capped its potential. This year, the hardware is even better. Bordering on masterful! But some lessons Sony just refuses to [...]
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As if owning one wasn’t bad enough, Nokia has suspended the sale of its Lumia 2520 tablet due to electric shock risk. (It’s actually the charger that is dangerous.) Read more… Continue Reading from the Source
It’s probably for the best that tablets didn’t really enter the mainstream until Apple launched the iPad, at least if the Nokia M510 Web Tablet was anything to go by. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source
If you have a Sony VAIO Fit 11A, you should stop using it and get it checked over, because it seems battery issues can cause it to overheat and catch fire. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source
Android and iOS have both reached a point where their respective app stores are mature enough when it comes to phones. Tablets, however, are relatively new. We decided to take a look at how far tablet support on both platforms have come over the last three to four years of development. Read more… Continue Reading [...]
There’s a fear that touchscreen devices like smartphones and tablets will one day turn kids into lifeless, imagination-less zombies. But technology isn’t all bad. And to bridge the gap between the toys of yesteryear and tomorrow, researchers at the National Taiwan University created a building block toy that can interact with apps on a touchscreen [...]
In only a few short years, the world has gone from having almost no tablets worth owning to far too many. Between iPads, the various Android tablets, and Microsoft’s not-quite-laptop offerings, how do you know which ones are worth your money? With our…
Apple has re-introduced the fourth-generation iPad , replacing the ageing iPad 2 with a single 16GB version of the newer tablet.Read more…
Microsoft’s Surface 2
now comes in an LTE flavor. The 64GB, data-ready tablet runs on AT&T’s network (for now) and is available at your local or not-so-local Microsoft store or Best Buy today, for $680.Read more…
Dear Lifehacker,I want to build an emulation station for retro gaming, but there are so many options! Custom PC, Raspberry Pi, Android tablet…Which is the best? What are the pros and cons of each?Read more…
A report by the Wall Street Journal claims that Intel’s grand plans to stuff Android and Windows into the same tablet
have hit a brick wall: neither Google nor Microsoft want hardware to sport the competitor’s OS alongside their own.Read more…
We’ve featured a number of great power adapters (such as Belkin’s Mini Surge and Monoprice’s sturdier alternative ), but neither supplies a lot of power to USB gadgets or offers a lot of plugs. If you need a serious amount of electricity, the PowerQu…
The tablet market is busier than it’s ever been, but Sony’s Xperia Tablet Z, with its waterproofing, minimalist design and super-slim frame, always felt like a unique prospect. While the impact of today’s reveal of the Xperia Z2 Tablet is lessened by f…
Surprise, surprise. Just over a month after Sony released what we thought was its flagship phone for the time being in the Xperia Z1S, it surprised us today by unveiling the upcoming Xperia Z2. It’s like a beefed-up version of its predecessor. And tagg…
When your phone runs out of battery, it helps to have a good external battery around for charging it. But then, eventually, you have to charge that external battery as well and your phone separately. Solar batteries can remove one plug from that equati…
Is $850 for a Wifi tablet too much?
We knew Samsung’s PRO tablets would be expensive. Some folks were predicting upwards of $1,000 (we haven’t seen the 64GB LTE version of the Note Pro yet) and everyone was expecting a big jump over the “normal” Tabs and Note line from Samsung.
Now we know the price for the Wifi versions. Ranging from $850 for a 64GB Note Pro 12.2 to $400 for the Tab Pro 8.4, the prices are markedly higher than anything we’ve seen from Samsung before. In fact, the general consensus was that high prices killed HTC’s tablet ambitions as well as LG’s for a long while.
We have no idea, and only know that something is only worth what people will pay for it. What say you? Let your voice be heard in the poll. You’ll find it in the sidebar to the right, or after the break if you’re mobile. Make your choice and tell everyone why you feel that way.
A decent 10-inch tablet that, sadly, few will purchase
When Kobo launched its first dedicated Android tablet back in late 2012, I have to admit to being taken by surprise. The e-reading specialists first foray beyond dedicated readers was the Vox, and it ran Android. But as a tablet it was a distinctly sub-par experience. Even Google Play access couldn’t save the Vox. But, when it came back with the Arc, Kobo had something much, much different. It had all the reading stuff, but was a perfectly capable Android tablet as well.
Fast forward 12 months, and Kobo again caught us off guard a little by announcing a step up to a 10-inch Android tablet. Sitting atop the lineup, the Arc 10 HD is still positioned as a premium reading device, but it still brings more than enough to the table to make us take notice of it. So, will it impress as much as its smaller predecessor did?
£649 gets you a 12-inch KitKat tablet with stylus capabilities
The Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 tablet is available to buy in the UK from today, Samsung has announced. The Wifi-only version of the tablet launches today from Samsung’s own online store, its “Experience Store” at Westfield Stratford City, and “selected retailers” such as Carphone Warehouse and John Lewis. The 12.2-inch behemoth sports a similar chassis design and internals to the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition, and is priced at a whopping £649 for the Wifi-only version.
Larger-screened tablet for the same price as Google’s Nexus 7
LG’s G Pad 8.3 is one of the more impressive mid-sized Android tablets available today, with an 8.3-inch 1920×1200-resolution screen, a metal body and a Snapdragon 600 CPU. It’s also got LG’s colorful, love-it-or-loate-it Android UI, but that’s easy enough to pare back if it’s not your cup of tea. In any case we’re starting to see the G Pad appearing at discounted prices in the UK, where it debuted around the £260 mark in October.
UK retailer Expansys is offering the 16GB G Pad for £199.99 — within 99 pence of Google’s base Nexus 7 model, which comes with a smaller screen and slightly less powerful CPU. It’s not a Nexus, meaning you won’t get speedy updates or the pure Android software experience, but still, the G Pad 8.3 is a fine tablet for this price.
If you’re on the fence, be sure to check out our full review of the LG G Pad 8.3, linked below.
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