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The concept of a convertible is usually known as driving with the top down, and that can be one way to describe what a convertible PC is supposed to be. These are hybrids in the sense that you can use them as laptops or tablets, either by separating the screen from the keyboard or flipping it in one way or another to change the input and user experience. There are plenty to choose from, and here’s a quick look at what they’re capable of.

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Review: Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2

by Blogger on ‎03-13-2014 10:22 AM - last edited on ‎03-18-2014 11:05 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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A tablet with a 12.2-inch screen is hard to miss, no matter who makes it, but this being the NotePRO, Samsung has combined more real estate with the improved efficiency of the S Pen to create a compelling combination. Of course, at that screen size, it’s almost where the most portable of laptops currently are, raising questions about what you can get out of it over and above its basic tenets. As is, though, it’s a tablet that is easy on the eyes and takes the good things from Samsung’s TouchWiz, while leaving the extraneous stuff out of the way.

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Review: Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 8.4

by Blogger on ‎02-28-2014 02:28 PM - last edited on ‎02-28-2014 03:23 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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There’s a reason why Samsung has put the “pro” moniker on its latest line of tablets, and it has everything to do with who the company thinks can benefit from using them. The Galaxy TabPRO 8.4-inch is the smallest of the new trio of Tabs, and while it may not have as much business-focused cachet as its bigger brothers do, it offers a unique experience for an Android tablet at this size and with this screen. If you’ve had your eye on a Samsung tablet already, this might be the one you’ve been looking for.

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Kobo Arc: more than one to choose from

by Blogger on ‎02-14-2014 02:20 PM - last edited on ‎02-21-2014 04:14 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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If a Kobo eReader isn’t what you’re looking for, an eReader tablet might fit the bill instead, which is where the trio of Arc tablets come in. While it’s true that an eReader is more focused on actually reading ebooks, a Kobo-flavoured tablet does that and gives you some of the frills you’d expect from an Android device. It’s a marriage that works pretty well, so long as you know what you’re getting from each one.

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Review: Kobo Arc 10HD

by Blogger ‎11-30-2013 04:49 PM - edited ‎11-30-2013 04:49 PM

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It’s only been recently that Kobo has tried its hand at making tablet eReaders to go along with its impressive line of standard eReaders. That might seem like a misnomer, especially since tablets have been forecasted by some to make eReaders irrelevant. But they haven’t, and instead, Kobo figures that the market that prefers to have a tablet experience can do so using one of its own. The Arc 10HD is the company’s prime tablet eReader, thanks to a high-res 10-inch IPS display and some good processing power under the hood. Is it a worthy alternative to the iPad and other Android tablets?

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Review: HP Slate 7

by Blogger on ‎11-17-2013 06:22 PM - last edited on ‎11-19-2013 10:53 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Tablets not only come in a few different sizes, but they also come with different price points. The more affordable end of that spectrum includes a model like the HP Slate 7, which seems to have flown under the radar a bit when compared to others like the Nexus 7 or Asus Memo Pad HD 7. If you are in the market for a tablet that will cost you less than $200 — and you only really want it for basic tasks — the Slate 7 could be worth a look.

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How to make NHL GameCenter even better

by Blogger on ‎10-05-2013 03:42 PM - last edited on ‎11-21-2013 01:13 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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The 2013-14 NHL season has already begun and if you’re a fan of a specific team or just love taking in games from various teams, NHL GameCenter is a pretty sweet package. For $150 (or $25 per month) for the full regular season, you get access to dozens of out-of-market streaming games every week. There are a couple of ways you can make your experience even better and gain access to every single game the service offers, regardless of the restrictions.

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Dell will be coming out with four tablets — two Android, two Windows — as it looks to enter the tablet race, a category it’s been almost invisible in for the last couple of years. The new brand will be called “Venue”, sort of as a reference on the place to be. The two Android tablets are a 7-inch and 8-inch running 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, while the Windows ones are an 8-inch and 10.8-inch that will run Windows 8.1. Neither of the Windows tablets are RT versions, as Dell has all but confirmed that they won’t be making them anymore.

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Microsoft reveals the Surface 2 & Surface Pro 2

by Blogger on ‎09-23-2013 07:30 PM - last edited on ‎03-11-2014 03:00 PM by Administrator

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Today Microsoft made some rather big announcements concerning its Surface lineup of tablet style computers. They introduced the world to the Surface 2, and Surface Pro 2 as well as a lineup of new exciting accessories. Let’s take a closer look at what’s new.

 

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Review: Asus Memo Pad HD 7

by Blogger on ‎09-18-2013 07:25 PM

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There’s a difference between buying a cheap tablet and an affordable tablet. The Asus Memo Pad HD 7 straddles this line in some cases, but walks over it on both sides in others. It offers a good package for a very good price, and doesn’t skimp out on too much on specs and performance, at least when it comes to the basics. If you’re looking for a tablet to do email, browsing, reading, casual gaming and some video, you may have found the right bang for the buck here.

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Review: Dell XPS 12

by Blogger on ‎08-18-2013 11:36 AM - last edited on ‎08-20-2013 11:55 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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If you can’t decide between getting a laptop or a tablet, Dell has you covered with the XPS 12.

 

It’s a laptop. It’s a tablet. It’s the computer you want, whenever you want it.

 

Transforming it back and forth between the two modes is super quick and easy. In a second you can just flip the touchscreen around to make the change so it is flexible for work, play, and everything in between. That makes is a super all-round machine no matter what your needs.

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Tablets are becoming the new "must have" school supply for students

by Blogger on ‎08-17-2013 07:10 AM - last edited on ‎08-19-2013 09:52 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Less than a century ago you could find writing slates in almost every classroom in the country.

 

They were pretty much standard equipment for students.

 

These days tablets are becoming the modern equivalent, rapidly proliferating throughout classrooms with all sorts of students.

 

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Review: Solo Universal Fit eReader and Tablet Cases

by Blogger on ‎08-15-2013 10:51 AM - last edited on ‎08-15-2013 11:06 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Finding a case for your tablet or eReader isn’t hard, but finding a really good one isn’t easy, either. Protection, portability and design are all important factors, of course, but when you also have something that fits almost anything, regardless of brand, you have a pretty good combination. The Solo Universal Fit Tablet and eReader case aspires to be just that type of product, and it succeeds fairly well at doing so.

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Review: Zagg Keys Profolio iPad case

by Blogger ‎08-03-2013 02:27 PM - edited ‎08-06-2013 06:28 PM

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Having a great keyboard case for your iPad is one of those things that’s easy to dismiss as something you don’t need. Once you try one out, however, you’ll find the convenience of having a full physical keyboard integrated into your iPad case something you don’t want to live without again. In the iPad keyboard case department there are a bunch of options to choose from, but the Profolio from Zagg Keys really stands out from the pack.

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Review: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3

by Blogger on ‎07-19-2013 01:19 PM

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Samsung is no slouch when it comes to tablets. They’ve been making some pretty popular devices lately in all sorts of categories. Their latest is the eight inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 3. It sits comfortable with the increasingly popular small tablets. If you’re shopping for a small tablet there are loads to choose from so let’s take a look at how the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 differentiates itself.

 

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