Tablets

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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Sony's tiny tablet PC

The Sony VAIO UX is one of the best tiny ultraportable computers we've seen. But its high price, poor battery life, and less-than-ideal typing experience keep it from being a home run. CNET's Michelle Thatcher takes a look.

published July 6, 2006 by

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Intel shows off the newest little PCs

Intel Mobile Group's Sean Maloney, speaking at the spring 2006edition of the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, says several newminitablets are expected to appear on the market within weeks. Maloneysays the drive toward smaller PCs is being combined with moves towardless power consumption.

published March 7, 2006 by

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Is there still hope for tablet PCs?

The tablet PC, once touted as the executive's cool new gadget, is losing out in the portable PC market, as businesses are sticking with less-expensive laptops. But tablets are serving an important role in vertical markets such as health care. We visited a medical facility in Middleton, Conn., to take a look at how the computers are changing the way doctors do business.

published May 21, 2004 by

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Light workout for tablet PC

CNET's Brian Cooley looks at the new screen technology in Fujitsu's Stylistic ST Series Tablet PC, which features a reflective front light display for better visibility under a variety of lighting conditions.

published July 14, 2003 by

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 review

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 review

When it works well, the Galaxy Note 10.1's S Pen functionality is impressive and reliable. However, we'd like to see more emphasis on handwriting recognition. The quad-core processor can surely handle this, and we'll be looking for it in the next-generation Note device.

published September 24, 2012 by

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Google Nexus 7 review

Google Nexus 7 review

The Nexus 7 offers an appealing combination of 7-inch form factor, quad-core processor, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS, pleasing design and solid build quality. Affordable pricing ensures that Google has a winner on its hands.

published August 20, 2012 by

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Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 review

Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 review

The Transformer Pad Infinity retains the superb physical design of its predecessors, adding a new high-resolution screen without impacting battery life. We'd like to see mobile broadband support, a lighter weight for the tablet/keyboard combo and a lower price, but the Infinity is still a class-leading product.

published August 8, 2012 by

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Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 review

Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 review

The Transformer Pad Infinity retains the superb physical design of its predecessors, adding a new high-resolution screen without impacting battery life. We'd like to see mobile broadband support, a lighter weight for the tablet/keyboard combo and a lower price, but the Infinity is still a class-leading product.

published August 8, 2012 by

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Fujitsu Stylistic M532 review

Fujitsu Stylistic M532 review

This smart-looking, lightweight 10.1in. Android tablet comes with a good range of preinstalled business software. Although its lack of support for USB devices and USB charging is unfortunate, Fujitsu has made an admirable job of producing a tablet that's equally usable in the office and at home.

published July 30, 2012 by

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Acer Iconia Tab A510

Acer Iconia Tab A510

Acer's Olympics-branded Iconia Tab A510 isn't the most eye-catching of Android 4.0 tablets, but it does have a quad-core processor, a useful software bundle and above-average battery life. Business users may prefer the Asus Transformer Pad TF300T for its keyboard dock.

published June 27, 2012 by

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Asus Transformer Pad TF300T

Asus Transformer Pad TF300T

The Transformer Pad implements a number of cost-saving measures and consequently lacks the sparkle of the Eee Pad Transformer Prime. Still, the Pad is significantly cheaper than the Prime, so you may well be prepared to accept the trade-off.

published May 22, 2012 by

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Toshiba Portege M700

Toshiba Portege M700

Toshiba's Portege M700 is a tablet with a premium price tag sporting premium features and performance. If you're a mobile professional willing to pay a whole pile of cash for a highly featured tablet, this little companion might be the friend for you.

published June 10, 2008 by

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