Tablet

Making the Switch from Laptop to Tablet

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
July 15, 2015 // 8 Comments

I was meeting with a client recently, and she was admiring my iPad + Bluetooth keyboard combination. She pulled a massive laptop out of her bag and said she’d been meaning to make the switch from her laptop to her new iPad. We got to talking about what was involved in making the switch from [...]

JP5mini tablet brings the information age to prisoners

By Chris Meadows
July 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

Tablets for everyone—even prisoners! Hard as it might have been to imagine just a few years ago, tablets now can be an important part of rehabilitation and education for prisoners. TechCrunch has an article on JPay’s JP5mini Android tablet, a $70 32-gigabyte device intended for prisoners. (As [...]

Are Windows tablets the best option for onscreen writing?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
May 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

As a diehard and inveterate Android user, it pains me to admit this, but my recent experience with the Windows 10 Technical Preview, and a dip back into Windows 8, reminded me just how good the onscreen handwriting implementation of the basic Windows OS is. This has been baked in to Windows 8 from [...]

Fire HD 6 Tablet: First Impressions

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
May 6, 2015 // 4 Comments

I received a Fire HD 6 tablet last week as a gift, and I’ve been happily using it for several days now. I plan a series of articles about my new device as I use it over the next few weeks, but I wanted to start with some initial impressions. Considering its size and the limitations of the [...]

Acer’s new Iconia tablets make your pencil your stylus

By Paul St John Mackintosh
April 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

            Acer has announced two new Android tablets, the Acer Iconia 8 and 10, that it claims offer “the most accurate touch experience, ever … you can even use thin-tipped objects like pencils to make notes!” Other specifications for both models [...]

HP Stream 7: A mediocre tablet but a great micro-laptop

By Chris Meadows
March 7, 2015 // 6 Comments

I’ve had this HP Stream 7 tablet for a couple of days, and my first impression is that it’s fairly mediocre from a tablet standpoint, but it seems like a terrific micro-laptop. With one major caveat I’m still inclined to look upon it as a great bargain at $79—especially since it included a [...]

Microsoft offers $79 HP Stream 7 Windows 8.1 tablet

By Chris Meadows
March 5, 2015 // 6 Comments

If you’ve ever thought you might like to try a Windows tablet, but didn’t want to risk a significant cash outlay, Microsoft is currently offering a great deal on a name-brand tablet. Microsoft.com has the HP Stream 7 Windows 8.1 tablet priced at $79, including a one-year personal subscription [...]

Is our love affair with the tablet really over?

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
February 12, 2015 // 5 Comments

Last year I read an article which provoked such a strong reaction that I clipped it to Evernote and set a reminder to revisit it a year later. A year later, my reaction hasn’t changed. The article was entitled, “Our Love Affair With the Tablet is Over,” and I still disagree with [...]

Latest IDC numbers: Another tablet upset?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
February 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

The latest International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker has brought joy to the hearts of Luddites everywhere with the news that: “worldwide tablet shipments recorded a year-over-year decline for the first time since the market’s inception in 2010. Overall [...]

Jolla offers backers another swig of the Kool-Aid

By Paul St John Mackintosh
February 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

Finnish startup Jolla, creators of the Jolla Tablet, which garnered such great recognition – and funding – on Indiegogo a short while ago, has returned for another round of crowd funding, this time offering a 64GB version of the device and a larger battery. “After the successful [...]

Size matters, as tablet makers go for the big time

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 24, 2015 // 1 Comment

News has emerged of several tablet manufacturers targeting the mega-device space, with HP announcing an Android Pro Slate design with a 12.3-inch screen. According to the original HP announcement, the HP Pro Slate 12 and its little brother the HP Pro Slate 8 are: high-definition (HD) [...]

TalkTalk picks up Blinkbox from Tesco: Hudl tablet safe for now

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

UK ISP and media player TalkTalk Group has announced the acquisition of “the blinkbox Movies business and the Tesco broadband and fixed line voice base from Tesco Plc.” And UK supermarket major Tesco, as many will remember, has won recognition for its own Hudl tablet brand, now expanded [...]

Dell claimed world’s thinnest slice of tablet out at Best Buy

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 6, 2015 // 1 Comment

Something of a latecomer to the tablet market, despite its innovative mobile devices like the Dell Streak, Dell looks to be aiming for the innovation high ground again, with the debut of the Venue 8 7840, which it claims to be the world’s thinnest tablet, at 6.4mm (0.24 inches) thick. And [...]

Groupon offers 16 GB 2013 Nexus 7 for $150

By Chris Meadows
December 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

If you were disappointed when Google stopped selling the Nexus 7, this deal on Groupon might make you feel a little better. Groupon is offering a new, not-refurbished 16 GB 2013 Nexus 7 for $149.99. That’s $50 less than Amazon’s price. That’s the generation 2 model, with a quad-core [...]

Have we hit Peak Tablet? IDC says maybe

By Paul St John Mackintosh
November 26, 2014 // 0 Comments

A new study from International Data Corporation (IDC) minces no words about its prognosis for the global tablet market, predicting “a massive deceleration in 2014 with year-over-year growth slowing to 7.2%, down from 52.5% in 2013.” The forecast also highlights “the expectation [...]

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