Articles about Tablets
Despite a recent partnership with Samsung, the tablet/e-reading platform suffered an awful holiday sales period, with poor hardware sales a major reason for the decline.
The 2-in-1 one laptop includes a digitizer from Wacom, while the tablets feature Toshiba's TruPen, which the company claims is a "pro-grade pen."
Mobile gear is best when it's functioning properly, and the new year is a good time to get it working smoothly.
Nokia's N1 tablet, its first device to be released after the sale of its handset business, appears to be off to a strong start in China.
The latest Google Play Store operating systems results are in and after six weeks out Lollipop hasn't even reached 0.1 percent of users yet.
Tech Pro Research's survey on tablet usage revealed that only 5 percent of companies specifically prohibit tablet use.
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Microsoft is broadening its preview of Office on Android tablets, adding support for Kitkat and Lollipop and removing the waiting period for access.
As mobile becomes more ubiquitous, people are discovering their devices can be used for more than gaming and entertainment.
The electronics giant hasn't seen sales growth since the third-quarter of 2011.
If you've seen one phone or tablet, you've pretty much seen them all. That's the problem facing those who make them.
The CEO of Samsung Electronics theorizes how the Internet-of-Things has brought us from the dreams of science fiction to the realities of, well, science fact.
Lenovo intends to continue riding its Yoga line of tablets and laptops, and launched a Yoga Tablet 2 with a strange feature, along with the Yoga 3 and ThinkPad Yoga laptops.
Lenovo has been all over the CES in Las Vegas, announcing new products right and left. Today brought the launch of two Flex laptops, the Tab 2 tablets starting at $99, and the S41 Ultrabook.
The outlook for global technology spending is uncertain after nearly flat growth in the past year, with turbulent economic conditions making a forecast difficult.
The hybrid devices will come in 10.1-, 11.6-, and 12.5-inch sizes and will be available in May starting at $229.
This holiday week in the Android space saw reports of malware wrapped in The Interview, Xiaomi is a huge startup, and Samsung is most satisfying.
What are some of the most interesting apps for Google's Android operating system we've discovered this month?
The specials may not be as plentiful as on Black Friday, but here are a half-dozen sales if you're looking for a tablet that's not an iPad.
Sales on these devices don't always yield big discounts, but here's how to save a little on these popular holiday gifts.
Not everyone wants an iPad. For those looking for an alternative, here are a half-dozen sales to consider.
It's hard to fit this giant Android tablet into a conventional slot. The pico projector is a first for an Android tablet and very cool, if a bit difficult to use.
This unique device from the folks at Amazon wants to be your invisible friend in the room. In some ways it probably will be.
The Android platform continues to enjoy significant advantages over that offered by Apple, and this is why it remains the platform of choice for business, BYOD, and power users.
What Android and iOS apps are out there to save business executives time when on the road?
Google is launching a Nexus tablet at a premium price. Thankfully, HTC's premium design is part of the package.
Keyboard makers are busy updating their products to fit the iPad Air 2. Here are some keyboards tested extensively with the iPad Air that should be good options for iPad Air 2 owners.
Here are some of the most interesting apps for Google's Android operating system we've discovered this month.
Although the iPad Air 2 has recently launched, there are still a lot of the previous model iPads around. This keyboard case is one of the best for the iPad Air.
From controlling your child's device to keeping track of their movements, here is a list of useful apps for modern-day parents.
Lacking enthusiasm this Halloween? These apps will get you in the mood.
No matter the age, learning a programming language is a marketable skill. Here are mobile apps to assist you.
At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Dell's Dave Zavelson shows off the company's new 10-inch Windows 7 tablet. Its standout feature is the ability to open up the case, flip the screen, and then convert it into a laptop design. The tablet will be available later this year.
At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Intel VP Renee James unveils a new MeeGo tablet and smart TV, both running the company's Atom processor. MeeGo is an open-source software project targeting Intel customers looking to add their customized interface to Internet-enabled devices.
Imagine a magazine that updates its articles whenever new information is available. A tablet that stores all the textbooks a university student will ever need. Or a supermarket shelf tag that automatically reflects price changes. ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das shows us how electronic ink is turning the page on a new era for displays.
CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi talks with senior writer Ina Fried about Bill Gates' imminent departure from Microsoft. He's technically leaving the company as a full-time employee, but Fried explains why Gates will still be involved with pet projects like search and the Tablet PC.
The 6.3-inch Galaxy Mega isn't easy to carry around or use one-handed and is short on internal storage. Having said that, it's the obvious handset for anyone who likes Samsung's 'Android-on-steroids' approach and is attracted by the Galaxy Note 3's size, but doesn't need stylus support.
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This rugged 10.1-inch Android tablet comes with a decent base specification and has plenty of options and accessories on offer. It's no low-cost tablet, and runs the ageing Android 4.0, but it should appeal to vertical markets that don't require Windows.
The 2013 Nexus 7 is a sleeker, lighter and better-specified device than last year's model. There's still no Micro-SD card support, but good all-round performance and battery life, plus a competitive price, add up to superb value for money.
This excellent Windows 8 tablet/ultrabook hybrid has a well-designed keyboard docking mechanism, typically solid build quality and a specification well suited to mainstream business use. It has a hefty price tag, though, and the lack of SD-based storage expansion is perplexing.
Although it's well built and delivers decent battery life, the ElitePad 900's combination of a basic Atom-based tablet and a range of optional extras is an expensive way to build a work-ready system.
The 8-inch Galaxy Note 8 is reasonably comfortable to hold one-handed in portrait mode to make jottings with its pressure-sensitive pen, and is a delight to use. Still, you'll need to really want the added features that pen input brings to the device, because it's relatively expensive.
The chunky Toughpad FZ-G1 has a high-resolution outdoor-visible screen, is moderately rugged, and delivers decent performance and middling battery life with the standard battery. The biggest drawback, however, is the price.
The second generation of this dockable smartphone/tablet combo has a lot to recommend it, although we'd prefer a better tablet screen, a storage expansion slot (or two) and a standard Micro-USB connector.
Although it's expensive for a moderate-performing Atom-based Windows 8 tablet, the ThinkPad Tablet 2's design and build quality are excellent, while pen support is a real bonus.
The Atom-based Latitude 10 is short on performance, but delivers excellent battery life — especially with the optional 4-cell battery. Although some aspects of the industrial design and build quality could be better, this is a decent business-class Windows 8 tablet.
The swivel-screen XPS 12 offers clever design, solid build quality and a high-quality (if reflective) screen. Battery life is not great, though, and this system is severely lacking in connectivity — even by ultrabook standards.
The Core i5-based Surface Pro combines ultrabook components with a (chunky) 10.6in. tablet form factor to deliver decent performance and excellent build quality. However, a few design issues, missing features and, above all, disappointing battery life suggest you'd be wise to wait and see how this product develops.
An ultrabook that can convert to a tablet when the occasion demands, the ThinkPad Twist has a lot going for it. The build quality is very good, and there are enough business-friendly features to make it acceptable as a BYOD system. Battery life may be an issue though.
Microsoft's ARM-based tablet has plenty of good points, but there are enough downsides to make caution advisable. The hardware platform and the Windows RT ecosystem will undoubtedly improve, so we'd suggest giving version 1.0 a miss unless you're an avid early adopter.