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Acer Iconia A3 pictures and hands-on

Acer Iconia A3 pictures and hands-on

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As part of the IFA 2013 antics, Acer has launched the Iconia A3 10.1-inch tablet, featuring an IPS display with a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution. The screen sports a wide viewing angle, along with a 16:10 aspect ratio, 350 nits brightness and 800:1 contrast... >>

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 review
3.5 stars

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 review

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Compact tablets are all the rage in 2013. Far from being "dead on arrival" as the late Apple boss Steve Jobs once declared, the 7-inch tablet market is thriving. And while that's the size-space that Samsung has typically occupied with its earlier Tab... >>

Nexus 7 review (2013)
4.0 stars

Nexus 7 review (2013)

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People claim to buy different tablets for different purposes. Some want a brilliant display and powerful chip for gaming, while others want a smaller display and decent specs for simply reading eBooks. However, there is also that group of people who just... >>

Nexus 7 (2013) pictures and hands-on: Yes, the screen really is that good

Nexus 7 (2013) pictures and hands-on: Yes, the screen really is that good

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Google has updated the Nexus 7, acknowledging Asus as the manufacturer but taking the approach that this is very much a Google product, one of the Nexus family, a true follow-up to the most popular Android tablet to date.Pocket-lint was at the Google... >>

Acer Iconia A1-810 review
4.0 stars

Acer Iconia A1-810 review

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Tablets have exploded on to the tech scene quite unlike any other product in the last few years. The Acer Iconia A1-810 can't perhaps be awarded with the same explosive level of anticipation compared to the levels raised by the announcements of the iPad... >>

Lifeproof Fre for iPad mini case pictures and hands-on

Lifeproof Fre for iPad mini case pictures and hands-on

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With the summer in full swing, you want to be spending more time in the pool, on the beach, on your boat, even just hanging with your kids in their paddling pool. The problem is the iPad mini isn't very waterp friendly and unless you've got a tablet like... >>

Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue pictures and hands-on

Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue pictures and hands-on

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Huawei has announced another 7-inch Android device, and is being very clear that this is a tablet. There's no confusion over it being a giant phone, or calling it a phablet - except, of course, that you can make calls on it, so it's all of the above,... >>

Speck HandyShell for iPad hands-on: The perfect iPad cover for cooking?

Speck HandyShell for iPad hands-on: The perfect iPad cover for cooking?

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If you are like us, you've probably started using your iPad as a makeshift cookbook when in the kitchen.It's simple isn't it? Find your favourite recipe, load it up, and start cooking from the instructions. The catch comes of course, when you need to... >>

Samsung ATIV Tab 3 pictures and hands-on

Samsung ATIV Tab 3 pictures and hands-on

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Samsung is continuing its trend of having a tablet device of every shape, size and type available to the discerning customer, with the Samsung ATIV Tab 3 being similar in style to the company's existing ranges, but with Windows 8 installed. In fact, it... >>

Lenovo MIIX 10 pictures and hands-on

Lenovo MIIX 10 pictures and hands-on

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We're sorry to report that the Lenovo MIIX 10 isn’t particularly outstanding. It's the company's latest Windows 8 device and although this is the 10-inch version, the company is also promising a Windows 8.1 ready 8-inch model too boot.The 10 therefore... >>

Hands on with the first Windows 8.1, 7-inch tablet from Inventec

Hands on with the first Windows 8.1, 7-inch tablet from Inventec

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At the close of Microsoft’s presentation on the eagerly awaited Windows 8.1 at Computex the company quickly flashed a very interesting looking device. The world’s first 7-inch Bay Trail-powered tablet designed to run on Windows 8.1 (and indeed Windows... >>

Toshiba Excite Pro and Excite Write pictures and hands-on

Toshiba Excite Pro and Excite Write pictures and hands-on

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Toshiba has announced three new Android tablets, bringing the Excite range to the UK. While the Excite Pure occupies the entry-level spot, it's the Excite Pro and the Excite Write that are likely to draw your attention.The Excite Pro and the Write are... >>

Toshiba Excite Pure pictures and hands-on

Toshiba Excite Pure pictures and hands-on

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Toshiba has announced that it's bringing the Excite brand of tablets to the UK, with the launch of three new Android devices to get your fingers on. The most affordable device entry-level is the £249 Toshiba Excite Pure.The design of the Excite Pure... >>

Hands-on: Acer Iconia W3 review

Hands-on: Acer Iconia W3 review

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With the Iconia W3, its new 8.1-inch Windows 8 tablet, Acer is hoping to put a fully-functioning desktop in the palm of your hand and wipe out the need for the iPad mini or Nexus 7 at the same time. It seems it might well have achieved exactly that.The... >>

Asus MeMO Pad HD 7 and MeMo Pad FHD 10 pictures and hands-on

Asus MeMO Pad HD 7 and MeMo Pad FHD 10 pictures and hands-on

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Among a veritable sandstorm of new product launches at Computex, Asus announced the very affordable MeMo Pad HD 7 and the 10-inch MeMo 10 FHD.Both run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, feature the Asus trademark rounded contours, feel comfortable to hold and come... >>

Sony Xperia Tablet Z review
4.5 stars

Sony Xperia Tablet Z review

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There has always been something of an awkwardness around Android tablets, a bitter taste left by earlier dalliances with an interface that didn't really work, and a huge gulf between the premium and the low-quality devices.Jump to the present day and... >>

Barnes & Noble Nook HD+
4.5 stars

Barnes & Noble Nook HD+

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Barnes & Noble has been enjoying some time in the spotlight recently. The decisions it has made have been good though, and we think have improved the chances of its devices being seen in a fairly crowded market. First, the company reduced the price of... >>

Microsoft Surface Pro review
4.0 stars

Microsoft Surface Pro review

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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... >>

Acer Iconia A1 pictures and hands-on

Acer Iconia A1 pictures and hands-on

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Acer has added to its Iconia tablet line with the introduction of the A1, a 7.9-inch LED-backlit IPC display device, and Pocket-lint had a play with the soap-bar-shaped tablet at Acer's global product launch in New York city. The A1 is all about Acer... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 8
4.0 stars

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

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Although the Note range is newer than the Tab range, it's also more complete. After all, the Note is a phone, as well as a tablet, and there are now three sizes to choose from. It's also, we think, a more exciting range in terms of features and designs.... >>

Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad mini
4.0 stars

Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad mini

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Logitech has long made a thin keyboard bolt-on case come accessory for the regular iPad, but can the same concept work for the iPad mini? We found out with the latest offering from the mouse and keyboard maker.DesignLike the iPad Ultrathin Keyboard cover,... >>

Ten One Design Pogo Connect
3.5 stars

Ten One Design Pogo Connect

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Stylus' for your iPad are two a penny. They normally consist of a metal or plastic rod with a rubberised tip on the end to let you draw on your iPad screen like you would a notepad, while at the same time convincing the iPad that it is in fact your finger... >>

Disgo 8400G 7.9-incher brings 3G, Snapdragon S4, and Google Play to the budget tablet market, we go hands-on

Disgo 8400G 7.9-incher brings 3G, Snapdragon S4, and Google Play to the budget tablet market, we go hands-on

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To be brutally honest, the lower end of the tablet market is a bit of a mess. Those seeking a bargain tablet have generally been disappointed with the experience they've received. Even Disgo admits that some of its early efforts have not been of a particularly... >>

Etch laser-cut bamboo iPad case looks tres cool: Personalise your Apple device

Etch laser-cut bamboo iPad case looks tres cool: Personalise your Apple device

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iPad cases are ten a penny these days. Bored of the plastic and rubbery finishes all too common, Pocket-lint stumbled upon a rather quirky sounding company based here in the UK: Etch, which just so happens to produce bamboo cases with laser-cut designs... >>

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9
4.0 stars

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9

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The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 swells Amazon's UK tablet offering to three devices, with the 8.9 sitting at the top of the pile, at least, in terms of size.It matches the design of the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD, and in many cases offers the same specs and functionality,... >>

Dell XPS 18 pictures and hands-on

Dell XPS 18 pictures and hands-on

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If the current supersize trend is anything to go by then we're in for plenty more giant tablet-meet-desktop-PC concepts this year. Dell's thrown its hat in the ring with the announcement of the XPS 18 - an 18.4-inch Windows 8 tablet meets desktop combination... >>

Bukcase turns your tablet into a book

Bukcase turns your tablet into a book

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Somewhere in the picture above is an iPad. Can you spot it? Yep that's right, it is the leather-bound book with a moustache on it. It is called the Bukcase, and we've plonked our iPad in it to find out more.Designed and built in Manchester by master bookbinders,... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Amazon Mobile (Tablet) review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Amazon Mobile (Tablet) review (Android)

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Amazon Mobile is one of the greatest coups of the shopping world. You walk into a high street store, scan what you want to buy, examine the price online compared to the shop you’re physically standing in and press buy, because it’s inevitably cheaper.Tablets... >>

Nokia Music Plus on Windows 8 pictures and hands-on

Nokia Music Plus on Windows 8 pictures and hands-on

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Nokia is about to expand its Nokia Music service beyond the Nokia Lumia handsets, the company has confirmed. But rather than offer it just as an app to other Windows Phone manufacturers like HTC in the same way it is about to do with its navigation maps,... >>

Lenovo IdeaTab A3000 and IdeaTab A1000 pictures and hands-on

Lenovo IdeaTab A3000 and IdeaTab A1000 pictures and hands-on

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There's a lot to be said for 7-inch tablets. There are also a lot of them out there, and now Lenovo's dipped its tablet oar into the pool with its latest IdeaTab A3000 and IdeaTab A1000 models. We were on hand to take a look at these latest mini-tabs... >>

Lenovo IdeaTab S6000 pictures and hands-on

Lenovo IdeaTab S6000 pictures and hands-on

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Lenovo's 10-inch tablet, the IdeaTab S6000, was available to see only behind closed doors at this year's Mobile World Conference in Barcelona. But we break down doors here at Pocket-lint,  and we got to handle Lenovo's latest top-spec slate.Well, top... >>

Confirmed for UK: Sony Xperia Tablet Z pictures and hands-on

Confirmed for UK: Sony Xperia Tablet Z pictures and hands-on

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Sony has confirmed that the Sony Xperia Tablet Z will be coming to the UK, following the launch in Japan at the end of January.We sat down with Daniel Sandblom, product marketing manager at Sony Mobile, to have a look at the premium Sony tablet in the... >>

Asus VivoTab Smart
4.0 stars

Asus VivoTab Smart

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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... >>

Panasonic 4K 20-inch tablet pictures and hands-on

Panasonic 4K 20-inch tablet pictures and hands-on

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We first saw the prototype Panasonic 4K 20-inch tablet at CES 2013 in Las Vegas. But it won' remain a prototype for much longer. Yup, this mega-size, ultra HD tablet is heading to the shelves later in the year.Aimed at the pro market, the giganta-tab... >>

Sony Xperia Tablet S
4.0 stars

Sony Xperia Tablet S

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Sony came late to the tablet game, and when it did finally rock up with the Tablet P and S, it was hardly playing its A game. So now we have the Xperia Tablet S in our hands the question is obviously, has Sony addressed the issues, and is this a device... >>

Kobo Arc
4.0 stars

Kobo Arc

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Kobo's latest tablet looks to compete directly with the likes of the Kindle Fire HD and the Nook HD, offering a device that's centred around content.But while the Kindle leverages Amazon's online assets, and Nook those of Barnes & Noble, Kobo takes a... >>

ZaggKeys Mini 7 iPad mini keyboard case pictures and hands-on

ZaggKeys Mini 7 iPad mini keyboard case pictures and hands-on

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Zagg is best known for its ZShield scratch-proof gadget wrap, but the company also does some really great cases. The most exciting has to be the ZaggKeys Mini 7, designed to add a portable keyboard and case to your iPad mini or other 7-inch tablet.The... >>

Acer B1-A71 pictures and hands-on

Acer B1-A71 pictures and hands-on

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The Acer Iconia B1 is really very affordable. We were told it will retail for £99 in the UK, and that makes it just about the best value for money in the tablet space.The B1 comes with Jelly Bean, the latest version of Android, which is something worth... >>

HP ElitePad 900 tablet pictures and hands-on

HP ElitePad 900 tablet pictures and hands-on

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The elusive HP ElitePad 900 reared its head at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and Pocket-lint was on hand to take a browse.Although HP is selling the 10.1-inch ElitePad 900 as a business tool aimed at the enterprise market, we think... >>

Razer Edge pictures and hands-on

Razer Edge pictures and hands-on

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Razer's prototype gaming tablet has come to reality, with the Razer Edge, an all-in-one gaming experience wrapped up in a tablet.It is fairly hefty for a tablet, but given there is a Nvidia GT640M inside, a choice of either an i5 or i7 processor and an... >>

The Panasonic 4K 20-inch Windows 8 tablet, why not? We go hands-on

The Panasonic 4K 20-inch Windows 8 tablet, why not? We go hands-on

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Panasonic has detailed a new 4K 20-inch tablet at its keynote presentation at CES in Las Vegas on Tuesday.The new giant tablet (18.7 x 13.1 x .4-inches and 5.3lbs) is aimed at the professional market like architects, photographers, movie makers and even... >>

Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon 27-inch tabletop all-in-one PC pictures and hands-on

Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon 27-inch tabletop all-in-one PC pictures and hands-on

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There are times when computer manufacturers go a bit bonkers just because they can. The Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon falls into one such category. Or at least the way we got to see it at this year's Consumer Electronics Show made it seem that way.This 27-inch... >>