Tablet PCs archive

  • Microsoft Surface Pro review
    Tablets 4 out of 5

    Microsoft Surface Pro review

    By 21 May 2013

    It's been almost a week since the Microsoft Surface Pro landed in the Lint's UK offices, during which time it's seen non-stop use. We've been eager to see if Microsoft - the very creator of the Windows 8 Pro operating system - can set the bar to new heights...

  • Hands-on: Microsoft Surface Pro review
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    Hands-on: Microsoft Surface Pro review

    By 16 May 2013

    Finally, it's here: Microsoft Surface Pro has landed in the UK and Pocket-lint has got hold of the 128GB version of the tablet PC. Many months later than anticipated, and far behind other manufacturers' Windows 8 hybrid launches, has the wait for Surface...

  • Surface Pro UK release date confirmed as 23 May, prices start at £719
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    Surface Pro UK release date confirmed as 23 May, prices start at £719

    By 16 May 2013

    Months after its US release, Microsoft Surface Pro finally has an official UK release date. Note 23 May in your calendars because that's when the Windows 8 tablet-meets-laptop PC will be available to pick up in the shops. The Intel Core i5 powered Pro...

  • Microsoft Surface Pro UK launch due soon... Finally!
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    Microsoft Surface Pro UK launch due soon... Finally!

    By 1 March 2013

    Microsoft has announced further availability for both its Surface RT and Surface Pro tablets, beginning in late March.  Most notably, the Surface Pro will go beyond the US and Canada, into the UK, Australia, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong...

  • Asus VivoTab Smart  review
    Tablets 4 out of 5

    Asus VivoTab Smart review

    By 13 February 2013

    The Asus VivoTab Smart is certainly an interesting idea. Boiled down to basics, it's a Windows 8 tablet compressed into the sort of design you'd expect for a Windows RT tablet. That means it's small and light, and will be the ideal device for you to carry...

  • Microsoft Surface RT review
    Laptops 4.5 out of 5

    Microsoft Surface RT review

    By 7 November 2012

    In many ways, Microsoft is typical of a massive company. It's visibly slow to react to things, and it takes a very long time for the firm to manoeuvre. But 2012 is looking like the year it finally gets its ducks in a row. Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and...

  • Samsung Series 7 Slate 700T review
    Laptops 4 out of 5

    Samsung Series 7 Slate 700T review

    By 24 February 2012

    If you saw the tablets Microsoft gave away to developers at its Build event last year, you'll find the Series 7 Slate a familiar looking device. That's not surprising, as the Build tablet was a modified version of Samsung's Slate. The Slate is an interesting...

  • iPad takes 89 per cent of global tablet web traffic
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    iPad takes 89 per cent of global tablet web traffic

    By 24 June 2011

    The iPad continues to dominate the market that it virtually invented on its own. comScore stats released point to the Apple tablet claiming an 89 per cent of worldwide tablet web traffic in May this year.  What does this mean exactly? Well to put it...

  • BlackBerry PlayBook update fixes Flash issues
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    BlackBerry PlayBook update fixes Flash issues

    By 13 June 2011

    BlackBerry is set to push an over the air update to its PlayBook which should fix issues early adopters are having with Flash. BlackBerry stated on its blog that "while their are no known reports of any BlackBerry PlayBook users being affected by the...

  • HiWave designs Soundsleeve ultra-thin speaker for tablet cases
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    HiWave designs Soundsleeve ultra-thin speaker for tablet cases

    By 9 June 2011

    Bored of the puny audio output of the iPad? Then look no further than the HiWave Soundsleeve, a speaker module that can fit onto any tablet pc case.  The idea is that the Soundsleeve provides an audio boost to whatever device you want, without adding...

  • Dell Inspiron Duo   review
    Laptops 3.5 out of 5

    Dell Inspiron Duo review

    By 21 February 2011

    Screen-flipping, keyboard-packing, rugged yet stylish; with its rotating touchscreen, real keyboard and dual core Atom processor, the Inspiron Duo looks as if it ought to be the perfect combination of high-end netbook and tablet. Things start well, for...

  • HP EliteBook 2740p   review
    Laptops 4 out of 5

    HP EliteBook 2740p review

    By 31 January 2011

    PC makers taking a swing at the tablet market tend to go for low-power, lightweight systems to compete with the iPad, but that means they’re giving you a netbook experience at rather more than a netbook price. With the EliteBook 2740p, HP has gone in...

  • iPad printing "will come" says Apple CEO
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    iPad printing "will come" says Apple CEO

    By 10 May 2010

    Yet more wisdom, straight out of the mouth of Steve Jobs. Well, out of his hands, rather than his mouth, because the iPhone doesn't have the Nexus One's speech-to-text capabilities just yet. Turns out that printing is coming to the iPad. Jobs revealed...

  • Nokia sues Apple over iPad patents
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    Nokia sues Apple over iPad patents

    By 7 May 2010

    Nokia has chosen picturesque Wisconsin to file a sharp lawsuit against Apple, with accusations of infringing five patents related to the 3G variant of the iPad. It's the second US lawsuit in recent history, and the fifth pending legal action across the...

  • iPad turned into a skateboard
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    iPad turned into a skateboard

    By 5 May 2010

    It makes you angry, doesn't it? Over here in Britain, the iPad hasn't arrived because there's "too much demand" in the US, but Americans are just turning theirs into skateboards. What a waste of a good gadget. As you might imagine, despite reinforcement...

  • RIM buying big touchscreens, planning tablet?
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    RIM buying big touchscreens, planning tablet?

    By 4 May 2010

    Sources are reporting that BlackBerry creator RIM is buying up a stack of large touchscreens, fuelling a rumour that the manufacturer is planning some sort of BlackBerry tablet. Asian component suppliers have apparently been tasked with acquiring a collection...

  • iPad jailbreak now available
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    iPad jailbreak now available

    By 4 May 2010

    The cat-and-mouse game between Apple and hackers all over the world as to who can keep ultimate control over the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch continues. A group of jailbreakers have issued an exploit for the device called "Spirit", which enables users...

  • Microsoft's dual-screen tablet project canned
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    Microsoft's dual-screen tablet project canned

    By 30 April 2010

    For some time, there's been rumours coming out of Microsoft's hometown, Redmond, that the company has been working on a dual-screened tablet computer that could fold flat like a book. A statement from the company has now confirmed the project, but also...

  • HP's Windows 7 tablet cancelled?
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    HP's Windows 7 tablet cancelled?

    By 30 April 2010

    We hearing rumours that HP has gone as far as to entirely cancel the Windows 7 tablet project that it was so excited about back at CES2010 in January. The reasoning? Because Windows 7 doesn't provide a good enough touch-screen experience. The device was...

  • Dell's Looking Glass tablet leaks
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    Dell's Looking Glass tablet leaks

    By 22 April 2010

    We already knew that Dell was planning an expansion in its tablet range, with a 7-inch model in the works, but we didn't have any further details. Until now. Alongside the Dell Thunder, Smoke, Flash and Lightning, we also have the Dell Looking Glass....

  • VIDEO: Flight of the Bumblebee played on an iPad
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    VIDEO: Flight of the Bumblebee played on an iPad

    By 21 April 2010

    This is rather impressive. Virtuoso Chinese pianist Lang Lang is known as a bit of a show-off already, but at a recent San Francisco concert he pulled out an iPad for the encore and proceeded to play the ridiculously complex Flight Of The Bumblebee. Thank...

  • 3G iPads due on 30 April
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    3G iPads due on 30 April

    By 20 April 2010

    Apple has announced that customers who've pre-ordered iPads that come with 3G capabilities will be receiving them on 30 April, and that its shops will begin selling them at 5pm that day. The release follows the availability of iPads that only contained...

  • Gibraltar reseller posts iPad UK pricing
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    Gibraltar reseller posts iPad UK pricing

    By 20 April 2010

    A Gibraltar-based Apple reseller called Newton Store has jumped the gun and published UK pricing for the iPad, and as suspected, there's a hefty mark-up on the US pricing. The 16GB model with Wi-Fi is set to cost £600, the 32GB variant with Wi-Fi + 3G...

  • iPad 2 wishlist adds an OLED display
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    iPad 2 wishlist adds an OLED display

    By 20 April 2010

    The iPad 2 rumours started back in February, but the second round has already begun. The latest rumour comes from Digitimes, from the wonderfully named Max Wang, who claims that sources in the component industry are telling him that the next iPad will...

  • HP Slate snapped in real life
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    HP Slate snapped in real life

    By 20 April 2010

    We've seen the HP Slate waved at us from a stage. We've seen various trailers, press shots and flash demonstrations. But we haven't seen someone other than HP take pictures of the HP Slate, arousing suspicions that it might not look as pretty in real...