The fastest-growing category of portable computer is the tablet, which in 2011 accounted for some 15 percent of the market. A fiercely competitive market has developed, as Apple's competitors queue up to try and topple the iPad from its dominant position and gain traction in the developing BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) IT landscape.

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Holiday 2015: Tablet gift guide

Holiday 2015: Tablet gift guide

Tablets are going to be a popular gift under many a tree this holiday season, but picking the right tablet for a loved one - or yourself - can be tricky. This gift guide will help you sort through the myriad of tablets out there to find the right one.

November 20, 2015 by in Tablets

10 good iPad apps for productivity

10 good iPad apps for productivity

The iPad is a capable tool for work but requires good apps to provide the needed functionality. These 10 apps will go a long way to meeting the needs of most iPad users. You can't work all the time so we threw in a hot new game for down time.

February 16, 2015 by in Mobility

Negroponte: Turn tablets into a 'constructionist medium'

Nicholas Negroponte touts the importance of tablets at Mobilize 2010 in San Francisco. The One Laptop Per Child founder says physical books are too expensive, take up too much space, and are hard to update for the developing world. He says the next step is for kids to use tablets to make things instead of just using the devices for consumption.

September 30, 2010 by in Tablets

Dell unveils convertible Windows 7 tablet

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.

September 14, 2010 by in Tablets

Intel shows new MeeGo devices

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.

September 14, 2010 by in Tablets

NEC ShieldPro N22A

If you took a tank and a tablet notebook, and they had a child, the product would be the NEC ShieldPro N22A. It's just like a tablet, except big, heavy, black and armoured.

December 17, 2008 by in Intel

Acer Aspire R13 review: A versatile multimode ultrabook

Acer Aspire R13 review: A versatile multimode ultrabook

Acer's latest take on multimodal computing is hard not to like, although few users will employ all of the usage modes. However, potential buyers should note the Aspire R13's limited SSD storage and sparse collection of ports, and the fact that the stylus is only an optional extra.

February 11, 2015 by in Laptops

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