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Nvidia Shield Tablet review: The Android gaming powerhouse
5.0 stars

Nvidia Shield Tablet review: The Android gaming powerhouse

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The idea of serious gaming on a tablet device originally went south for us the moment we tried to control a first-person shooter using touchscreen controls. They are too clumsy for reversal of movement or reactionary firing, leading to an okay but not... >>

Nexus 9 review: The cutting edge of Android tablets
4.5 stars

Nexus 9 review: The cutting edge of Android tablets

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The Nexus 9 is Google's new tablet, launching with a new version of Android - Lollipop - and bringing 64-bit hardware and software with it.It pushes the aged Nexus 10 aside and also sees the departure of the Nexus 7, sitting between the two and partnering... >>

Nexus 9 hands-on: Your next Nexus tablet

Nexus 9 hands-on: Your next Nexus tablet

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Google calls the Nexus 9 a tablet for mover and makers, perhaps an indicator that the new Nexus tablet is going to be pitched at productivity, rather than just portable entertainment.Built by HTC, the Nexus 9 breaks new ground for Android with a 4:3 aspect... >>

Apple iPad mini 3 review: A tablet that struggles to find its place
3.5 stars

Apple iPad mini 3 review: A tablet that struggles to find its place

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When the iPad mini with Retina display launched alongside the iPad Air in 2013 the biggest choice you had to worry about was whether or not you wanted a 7.9-inch or a 9.7-inch screen. The message from Apple was clear: you get the same power either way.But... >>

Apple iPad Air 2 review: Lighter, faster, thinner, better
5.0 stars

Apple iPad Air 2 review: Lighter, faster, thinner, better

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The original iPad Air is a fantastic tablet. Perfect for the home, upon its launch in 2013 it shared the stage with the more portable iPad mini with Retina display, offering equal power in different sized packages.One year on and it's the turn of the... >>

Amazon Fire HD 7 review
4.0 stars

Amazon Fire HD 7 review

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Timing is everything and in the case of the Fire HD 7 tablet, Amazon has been dealt a particularly unlucky slice of it.Had the Fire HD arrived in our hands before we had a chance to play with the Tesco Hudl 2, we'd be impressed by the refresh to Amazon's... >>

Apple iPad mini 3 adds Touch ID, but makes the old model more appealing (hands-on)

Apple iPad mini 3 adds Touch ID, but makes the old model more appealing (hands-on)

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The iPad mini 3 saw itself updated at Apple's special event. But where the iPad Air 2 got plenty of investigation, the "new" iPad mini 3 was skirted over rather quickly.It got itself one screen, with blink-and-you'll-miss-it coverage, before the attention... >>

Apple iPad Air 2 preview: Thin is in, but is it enough?

Apple iPad Air 2 preview: Thin is in, but is it enough?

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Apple has updated its iPad range with new features to entice those yet to buy an iPad, or those feeling the urge to upgrade. Questioning how you make the best tablet on the market even better, Apple's response is to make it thinner and faster. Given... >>

Tesco Hudl 2 review
5.0 stars

Tesco Hudl 2 review

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The first Tesco Hudl tablet may have come as a surprise, not least because it was more than a half-decent Android tablet for a rock-bottom price and sold 750,000 units, but that it was a success despite bearing a supermarket chain's branding. It left... >>

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro: Previewing the QHD tablet with built-in projector

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro: Previewing the QHD tablet with built-in projector

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Lenovo has just unveiled what it hopes is a tablet to shake up the otherwise pretty similar world of slates. Its new Yoga Tablet 2 Pro, rather uniquely, comes with a built-in Pico projector. But it's not just a one trick pony.We got to spend some time... >>

LG G Pad 7.0 review
4.0 stars

LG G Pad 7.0 review

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The LG G Pad 7.0 is here to show that you needn't spend a fortune to get a feature-rich 7-inch tablet, acting as LG's charge to try and shake-up the reign of Google Nexus 7 rule. In this regard the G Pad packs in a few features you generally don't get... >>

Spending time with the flagship Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 (hands-on)

Spending time with the flagship Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 (hands-on)

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Amazon's autumn/winter 2014 tablet and eBook reader refresh is headed by the Fire HDX 8.9, an 8.9-inch powerhouse of a slate that sits at the top of the retailer's line-up.Unlike the 6 and 7-inch Fire HD tablets that are more aimed at the family unit... >>

Tesco Hudl 2 could be the best budget tablet ever (hands-on)

Tesco Hudl 2 could be the best budget tablet ever (hands-on)

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Nobody, not even Tesco, expected last year's Hudl Android tablet to be such a runaway hit, but runaway hit it sure was. To date, Tesco has sold over 750,000 Hudls so it makes a lot of sense for the UK supermarket chain to follow up the award-winning... >>

Amazon Fire HD 6 and 7 tablets embrace the cheap and cheerful path, we go hands-on

Amazon Fire HD 6 and 7 tablets embrace the cheap and cheerful path, we go hands-on

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In the first year without the Kindle branding, the Fire tablets have responded to the threat Tesco's Hudl poses it seems. Tesco is about to unveil its follow-up device to the incredibly successful family-centric tablet from last year and Amazon has adapted... >>

Toshiba Encore 2 review
3.5 stars

Toshiba Encore 2 review

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Upon switching on the Toshiba Encore 2 tablet, the company's "Leading Innovation" brand strategy slogan pops onto the screen. But does the second-generation tablet truly innovate within the entire market, or does it merely represent progress within Toshiba's... >>

Lenovo Tab S8 hands-on: Intel inside colourful shell

Lenovo Tab S8 hands-on: Intel inside colourful shell

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Lenovo announced a number of new devices at IFA 2014, one of which was its first Intel-based Android tablet known as the Lenovo Tab S8.The new 8-inch tablet will be available from September with a $199 price tag and we got our hands on it at the consumer... >>

Just how water and dustproof is the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active? This much...

Just how water and dustproof is the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active? This much...

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One of Samsung's lesser hyped products unveiled at IFA 2014 was its ruggedised version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 tablet. The 8-incher is thicker and less sleek than the company's other slates, but it adds water and dustproofing for a more extreme lifestyle.When... >>

Hands-on: Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact review

Hands-on: Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact review

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Sony has announced the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact during its press conference at IFA 2014 in Berlin, which brings the specs of the Xperia Z2 Tablet launched 6 months ago to a smaller, more compact offering.The 8-inch device carries the same "world's... >>

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review
4.0 stars

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review

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Microsoft Surface is one of those products lines that's neither quite here nor there. But the Surface Pro 3 looks to change that, by refreshing the range in a new, larger 12-inch model that Microsoft has referred to as a "laptop killer".Cleaner cut marketing... >>

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 review
4.5 stars

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 review

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It seems that not a month goes by without a new Samsung tablet surfacing. It's made the market so busy with options that, frankly, it's got downright confusing. So let's cut to the skinny: the Tab S, seen here in its 8.4-inch version, is one of the best... >>

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 review
4.5 stars

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 review

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Samsung has not been shy of launching new tablets in recent years, with different lines, sizes and specs meaning there's a Tab for just about anyone, no matter what your predilection.The Galaxy Tab S joins the line-up in a slightly confusing position... >>

Nvidia Shield Tablet could be Android games console we actually want and here's why

Nvidia Shield Tablet could be Android games console we actually want and here's why

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Nvidia is open and honest about why it never brought the Nvidia Shield Android gaming device to the UK or, indeed, anywhere else outside of the US and Canada; it just wasn't good enough. Or, at least, by the time it became good enough something else was... >>

Kensington KeyFolio Thin X3 keyboard turns your iPad into a laptop and lets you charge your phone at the same time

Kensington KeyFolio Thin X3 keyboard turns your iPad into a laptop and lets you charge your phone at the same time

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There are seemingly so many iPad keyboards these days that for them to stand out they have to offer something different.The Kensington KeyFolio Thin X3 keyboard tries to do just that by not only offering you a minimalist case in which to keep you iPad... >>

Light work? We test the Kensington backlit keyboard case for iPad Air

Light work? We test the Kensington backlit keyboard case for iPad Air

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Laptops have had backlit keys for a long time allowing you to work in near dark situations like on an aeroplane or at night on the sofa in front of the TV.But with more and more of us turning to tablets to work on the go we've lost the backlit keys so... >>

Asus MeMo Pad 7 review
4.0 stars

Asus MeMo Pad 7 review

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There's been a surge in affordable phones and tablets of late, devices with fair feature sets in spite of their asking prices. The Asus MeMo Pad 7 is one such device; a 7-inch tablet that gives the likes of the Tesco Hudl a run for its money and is knocking... >>

Surface Pro 3: Play time with Microsoft's laptop killer

Surface Pro 3: Play time with Microsoft's laptop killer

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It was clear with the launch of the Surface Pro 3 that Microsoft had someone in its sights: Apple.The MacBook Air and the iPad took the full broadside as Microsoft unveiled the Surface Pro 3, the device that it thinks can replace both, offering a full... >>

Want to turn your iPad mini into a giant PS Vita? Now you can with the Gamevice

Want to turn your iPad mini into a giant PS Vita? Now you can with the Gamevice

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Wikipad, the company that makes its own gaming tablet and encompassing gamepad controller, has announced a new device that works with iPad mini and iPad mini with Retina display.The Gamevice clips either side of one of Apple's smaller-sized tablets, with... >>

Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy Tab S review

Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy Tab S review

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Samsung has announced the Galaxy Tab S, which it believes will be the turning point for the company's tablet business.There are two variations available, an 8.4-inch model and a 10.5-inch model, and both will come in Wi-Fi and LTE versions.We got the... >>

Hands-On: Samsung Galaxy Tab S Book Cover, Simple Cover and Bluetooth keyboard

Hands-On: Samsung Galaxy Tab S Book Cover, Simple Cover and Bluetooth keyboard

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Samsung has announced the Galaxy Tab S, offering 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch models, and both come with accessories for keeping them looking as good as new.The Book Cover protects both the front and the rear of the device and it can be folded into three different... >>

Acer Aspire Switch 10 review
4.0 stars

Acer Aspire Switch 10 review

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The PC era is on its deathbed and manufacturers are reacting in experimental and interesting ways to evolve the market. The Acer Switch 10 is a multi-positional laptop-meets-tablet device, and while it's far from the first device to proposition such a... >>

Hands-on: Intel Core M Llama Mountain shows the future of skinny tablets

Hands-on: Intel Core M Llama Mountain shows the future of skinny tablets

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Much of the buzz around Computex 2014 has been based on the advent of Intel's Core M architecture which heralds the arrival of wafer-thin fanless devices as early as late 2014.Pocket-lint was lucky enough to get a quick hands-on with on Intel's reference... >>

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ review
4.0 stars

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ review

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The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ is no ordinary tablet. Just once glance at the cylindrical bulge to its side edge, which doubles as a built-in flip-stand, confirms that.Now in its second-generation configuration, it seems Lenovo has been listening to criticism... >>

Gigabyte Padbook S11M pictures and hands-on

Gigabyte Padbook S11M pictures and hands-on

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The Gigabyte Padbook S11M is an odd mix of the predictable and the unusual: we like it and for some it is going to be exactly what they want. Pocket-lint got to play with tablet on the show floor at Computex 2014.What we like about the S11M are the nifty... >>

Asus MeMO Pad and Fonepad pictures and hands-on at Computex 2014

Asus MeMO Pad and Fonepad pictures and hands-on at Computex 2014

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Asus used Computex 2014 to launch the latest in its MeMO and Fonepad lines. Pocket-lint had the opportunity to get hands-on with the new devices.The Fonepad 8 comes in four colours white, black, red, and gold. Before you dismiss the gold one as too bling,... >>

Microsoft Surface 2 4G review
4.0 stars

Microsoft Surface 2 4G review

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Just shy of a year ago the original Surface RT landed in Pocket-lint towers. And we were rather taken with its ambition. A tablet looking to steal the crown from laptops - a great idea. But an idea that, as we were acutely aware then, carried with it... >>

EE Eagle 8-inch 4G Android tablet pictures and hands-on

EE Eagle 8-inch 4G Android tablet pictures and hands-on

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EE has unveiled an own-branded tablet device called the Eagle, which it describes as similar to the iPad mini in specification terms, even claiming that it is better than the iPad mini in some.It is an 8-inch device (screen resolution yet to be confirmed,... >>

Toshiba Encore review
3.5 stars

Toshiba Encore review

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The 8-inch tablet market is full of a raft of devices to choose from, many of which double-up as laptop alternatives with keyboard dock and stylus inputs. Not so the Toshiba Encore, a full Windows 8.1 device that is just that; no additional bells and... >>

Acer Iconia One 7 & Iconia Tab 7 pictures and hands-on

Acer Iconia One 7 & Iconia Tab 7 pictures and hands-on

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If there's a hotly contested tablet category it has to be the affordable 7-inch sector. And Acer has unveiled an additional two tabs to add to the stack: the Iconia One 7 and Iconia Tab 7, both of which we've got our hands on at the company's A Touch... >>

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet review
4.0 stars

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet review

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Tablet season 2014 is upon us and vying for your attention is the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet. It's slimmer, lighter and more powerful than its Tablet Z predecessor and offers some standout features such as waterproofing.If you want to splash around in the... >>

Samsung Galaxy TabPro 10.1 review
4.5 stars

Samsung Galaxy TabPro 10.1 review

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Samsung is certainly no stranger to tablets. But you might be left scratching your head and wondering what's what given how many model numbers and sizes are available throughout its ranges.Enter the Samsung Galaxy TabPro 10.1, the 10.1-inch Android tablet... >>

Samsung Galaxy NotePro 12.2 review
4.0 stars

Samsung Galaxy NotePro 12.2 review

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When it comes to Android tablets Samsung has every base covered in size terms. Or so we thought, as with the Galaxy NotePro 12.2 the company gets a little experimental, opting for a large scale 12.2-inch slate.We're already fans of earlier Note devices,... >>

Samsung Galaxy TabPro 8.4 review
4.5 stars

Samsung Galaxy TabPro 8.4 review

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When it comes to tablet strategy Samsung has saturated the market with devices of all sorts of sizes, with varying specs and running on different platforms. There's plenty of scope for confusion, as well as plenty of choice.Launched for 2014 is a new... >>

HP Slate 6 Voicetab picutres and hands-on, free 250MB data per month adds to attraction

HP Slate 6 Voicetab picutres and hands-on, free 250MB data per month adds to attraction

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HP showed us its Slate 6 Voicetab tablet at Mobile World Congress. This is both a tablet and a phone, says HP. The menus were in Chinese but we still got a look at the device and were told about the impressive free 250MB of data per month it will come... >>

Fujitsu ultrasonic haptic tablet pictures and hands-on

Fujitsu ultrasonic haptic tablet pictures and hands-on

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Fujitsu likes to show off the future of its technology by displaying the cutting edge developments - not due out anytime soon - at Mobile World Congress. We stopped by to see its latest ultrasonic haptic feedback technology that was unveiled today at... >>

Hands-on: Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet review

Hands-on: Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet review

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The Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet replaces the Xperia Tablet Z, running with the tagline that it's the world's slimmest and lightest waterproof tablet.Regardless of the waterproofing, the Xperia Z2 Tablet is light for its screen size, tipping the scales at 426g,... >>