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    Huawei’s Updated Line of MediaPad Tablets Goes on Sale Starting Today

    Huawei is finally ready to turn their new tablets for 2017 loose. They’ve announced the availability of four new tablets — two 8″ and two 10″ — in a bid to convince consumers that Android tablets are still worth buying as coffee table entertainment devices. The two MediaPad M3 Lite tablets are lower-cost versions of the MediaPad […]

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    Microsoft Announces New Lighter Surface Pro With Longer Battery Life, and Improved Pen

    Forget about numbers. Microsoft chose not to call their latest device the Surface Pro 5, simply calling their new detachable 2-in-1 the Surface Pro. Announced today in Shanghai, the new device isn’t much different from its predecessor. It’s mostly a hardware upgrade, although there are some little changes that might make artists happier — or more […]

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    The New HP Spectre x2 is the Latest High-Powered Surface Pro Competitor

    Detachable 2-in-1s — basically, tablets that come with thin keyboard covers — have long been attractive lightweight options for the backpack set, but they’ve been saddled with something of a stigma lately. Outside of the Surface Pro series, most of the options we’ve seen have been powered by Intel Core m processors — while those processors are more […]

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    Amazon Announces 4 New Super Cheap Fire Tablets

    No one does cheap family tablets better than Amazon, and now that they’re little portable Alexa devices, they’re looking like even better values. Today, Amazon refreshed their Fire line of tablets with four options — regular and kid-friendly versions of their 7″ and 8″ Fire tablets. They’re still bare bones in terms of specs, but they’ll […]

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    Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Review

    With tablet sales plateauing and lots of decent low-cost options to choose from, premium tablets have become tough sells. Increasingly, we’ve seen tablets billed as creative tools, combined with styluses and keyboards to become good sketchpads in addition to being solid home entertainment devices. Some even go as far as to call themselves PC replacements — what […]

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    Verizon GizmoTab Review

    One of the many challenges you face as a parent is how to introduce technology to your child safely. You want to balance the time spent playing games versus learning, and you definitely want them to be kept safe from dangers on the internet. There have been many devices that have attempted to do this […]

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    It’s Official; Folks Like Microsoft Tablets Better Than iPads

    Apple just lost a talking point for their next press conference. Customer satisfaction gurus J.D. Power just released the results of its look at the tablet market for 2017, and found that Microsoft is now leading the way with its Surface hybrids. Microsoft shouldn’t get too comfortable — out of a possible 1,000 points, Microsoft scored […]

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    Lenovo Tab 4 Series Tablets are Great for Kids and the Family

    Last year, Lenovo announced the budget TAB3 tablets, making options for business use and family use. They’re back at it with the Tab 4 series, but the company is taking a different tack this year, doubling down on home use. The TAB3 7 and 8 were pitched as family-friendly options at Mobile World Congress 2016, […]

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    Galaxy Tab S3 Is Pretty Much a Note Tablet

    The last time we saw the S Pen, it was being jettisoned from shelves along with the Note 7. Fortunately, you can’t keep a good stylus down — Samsung is announcing the Galaxy Tab S3 at Mobile World Congress this weekend, and in addition to some helpful changes from the previous generation, it’s coming with support […]

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    Lenovo’s Miix 720 Takes On the Surface Pro

    In August of last year, we had the Miix 510 down as Lenovo’s answer the the Microsoft Surface line, thanks to the same kind of kickstand, Intel Core i processors, and the Active Pen stylus as an option. At CES this year, Lenovo is going after the Surface Pro. The Miix 720 is much more expensive […]

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    Verizon Updates Their Kid-Friendly Gizmo Line With the GizmoTab

    Around this time last year, LG and Verizon released the Ellipsis Kids Tablet,  GizmoPal 2 and the GizmoGadget, a couple of kid-friendly wearables and a tablet exclusive to Verizon and their network. Verizon seems to be making a habit of holiday Gizmo releases — today, they’re announcing the GizmoTab, an 8″ kids tablet that can be […]

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    Huawei MediaPad M3 8.4-inch Tablet Now Available in the United States

    We’re used to not seeing Huawei’s products come stateside, but that’s been changing this year. Their jumbo-sized Mate 9 smartphone will get a United States release, and, as promised, their new tablet has also gotten a release here. Last week, Huawei started selling their MediaPad M3 8.4″ tablet, a pretty good entertainment device thanks to […]

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    TCL Updates Their 17-Inch Xess Tablet With Amazon Alexa

    When TCL introduced their 17″ Xess tablet earlier this year, it was meant to be a family communication hub ideal for the kitchen. It could be used by family members or roommates to leave notes and reminders for each other, and parents got the benefit of free Nickelodeon shows for their kids. But, family hub […]

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    Lenovo Yoga Book (Windows 10) Review

    It’s rare that we get surprised by a hardware release these days, but Lenovo managed at IFA this year when they introduced the Yoga Book. The Yoga Book looks like a 2-in-1 laptop/tablet convertible, using the same 360-degree watchband hinge found on the Yoga Pro series, but there’s one thing missing — a keyboard. Instead, the […]

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    The S Pen lives on in the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 Tablet

    After an international launch earlier this year, Samsung is bringing their latest tablet to the United States this week. The Galaxy Tab A 10.1 is a tablet like any other in terms of specs, but adds the S Pen and assorted features that we usually only see on the Galaxy Note line of smartphones. The […]

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    Huawei Introduces Nova Smartphones, Their New Mid-Range Line

    In recent years, Huawei had been making waves with their premium smartphones, including the Mate S, Mate 8, and P9. At IFA this year, they’ve pushed into midrange territory with their new Nova line, announcing the Nova and Nova Plus at their press conference today. While the two phones still suffer from Huawei’s usual issues — […]

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    Lenovo Gets Creative With the Chic Ultra-thin 2-in-1 Yoga Book

    Lenovo has a back to school surprise at IFA that promises to be one of the most backpack-friendly laptops they’ve ever made. The Yoga Book is a 2-in-1 with a smaller version of Lenovo’s 360-degree watchband hinge, and it manages to be just 1.52 pounds and 9.6 mm thick — that’s closed, including the keyboard. Seems […]

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    Lenovo’s Miix 510 is a Dead Ringer for the Microsoft Surface

    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right? Since Microsoft laid the groundwork for tablet-first 2-in-1s with the Surface, just about all of the usual laptop makers have put out their takes on the idea. Lenovo had something with the ThinkPad X1 Tablet, but it was a little underpowered compared to the Surface Pro 4, […]

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    Microsoft Releases NFL Team Type Covers for the Surface Pro

    The NFL season is about to get underway (does it ever really end?), and this year, Microsoft has a little something for football fans and Surface Pro owners. They’ve made Surface Pro Type Covers for all 32 NFL teams, avoiding the temptation to just make a Seahawks cover and call it a day. Microsoft Stores […]