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Best iPad mini cases: Protect your 7.9-inch Apple tablet

Best iPad mini cases: Protect your 7.9-inch Apple tablet

By Britta O'Boyle

Apple's iPad mini 4 was announced as the replacement for the iPad mini 3 way back in September 2015. It starts at £419 and it is the smallest tablet in the iPad portfolio with its 7.9-inch display, which is the same as the original iPad mini, iPad... Read more

Amazon Fire 7 vs Fire HD 8 vs Fire HD 10: Which Fire tablet should you buy?

Amazon Fire 7 vs Fire HD 8 vs Fire HD 10: Which Fire tablet should you buy?

By Chris Hall

Amazon's Fire tablets continue to offer a popular alternative to the iPad, and with the choices of Android tablets reducing over the past few years, the Fire family has offered affordable tablets that do just about everything you need. But with three... Read more

Best iPad Pro 10.5 and 12.9-inch keyboards: Turn your Apple tablet into a laptop alternative

Best iPad Pro 10.5 and 12.9-inch keyboards: Turn your Apple tablet into a laptop alternative

By Britta O'Boyle

It's time to get a keyboard for that fancy Apple iPad Pro you've just bought or been given as a nice little, but not little at all, pressie.Whether you have Apple's largest iPad, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, or the slightly newer and smaller iPad Pro 10.5,... Read more

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK tablet deals: Apple, Amazon Fire, Huawei, Lenovo and Acer tablet bargains

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK tablet deals: Apple, Amazon Fire, Huawei, Lenovo and Acer tablet bargains

By Britta O'Boyle

With Christmas coming up fast, sales season is picking up the pace, especially as Black Friday and Cyber Monday are upon us.There's no better time to snaffle a quality Christmas present for a loved one or even yourself, and why not a shiny new tablet?Plenty... Read more

Best tablet / 2-in-1 2017: The best tablets and 2-in-1 devices available to buy today

Best tablet / 2-in-1 2017: The best tablets and 2-in-1 devices available to buy today

By Britta O'Boyle

So you're looking for a new tablet or 2-in-1? If you're looking for the best tablet or 2-in-1 to buy in 2017, then you've come to the right place. We will guide you through the hottest tablets and 2-in-1 devices available today, in order to help you reach... Read more

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Tablet / 2-in-1

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Tablet / 2-in-1

By Britta O'Boyle

The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards are nearly upon us for the 14th year and as usual, we have been and will continue to, deliver features detailing the nominees within each of the 18 categories.This is the sixth of those features, following on from best... Read more

Apple iPad Pro 10.5 vs iPad Pro 9.7: Should you upgrade?

Apple iPad Pro 10.5 vs iPad Pro 9.7: Should you upgrade?

By Britta O'Boyle

Apple unveiled several new devices at WWDC 2017, one of which was an update in specs to the iPad Pro 12.9, while another was a slightly redesigned and upgraded successor to the iPad Pro 9.7.We have put the specs of the new, larger, iPad Pro 10.5 against... Read more

Which Apple iPad is best for you? iPad mini vs iPad Air vs iPad vs iPad Pro

Which Apple iPad is best for you? iPad mini vs iPad Air vs iPad vs iPad Pro

By Britta O'Boyle

There may not be as much choice as smartphones when it comes to tablets, but there are still a number of decisions to be made if you're in the market for one.If you are reading this feature it is likely you have already decided on the platform, disregarding... Read more

Apple iPad Pro 10.5 vs iPad Pro 12.9: What's the difference?

Apple iPad Pro 10.5 vs iPad Pro 12.9: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Apple announced its next-generation of iPad Pro at its WWDC developer conference 2017, while also announcing refreshments and updates to the 12.9-inch model.The new 10.5-inch iPad replaces 2016's 9.7-inch Pro model, offering a 20 per cent larger... Read more

Apple iPad Pro 10.5 vs iPad 9.7 (2017): What's the difference?

Apple iPad Pro 10.5 vs iPad 9.7 (2017): What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Apple announced a new 9.7-inch iPad at its March 2017 event, replacing the iPad Air 2 but ditching the Air name, while at WWDC 2017, a new iPad Pro was revealed.The Apple iPad 9.7 (2017) is the cheapest way to get your hands on an Apple tablet, but... Read more

New Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) vs Surface Pro 4: What's the difference?

New Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) vs Surface Pro 4: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Microsoft has updated its Surface Pro line, with the introduction of the new Surface Pro.The latest model, which would be the Surface Pro 5 if Microsoft had kept the numbers, packs in more power and a better battery than its Surface Pro 4 predecessor,... Read more

New Apple iPad (2017) vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S3: What's the difference?

New Apple iPad (2017) vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S3: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung announced the Galaxy Tab S3 at the beginning of March, while Apple announced its newest and cheapest iPad towards the end of March, bringing another two premium tablets to the party.The Tab S3 is designed to be an entertainment powerhouse, while... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 vs Apple iPad Pro 9.7: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 vs Apple iPad Pro 9.7: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung and Apple don't just go head-to-head in the smartphone ring, they do it in the tablet ring too.The new Samsung Tab S3 is gunning for Apple's iPad Pro more so than ever, offering a premium build, S Pen and a hefty price tag.Here is how the... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 vs Tab S2: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 vs Tab S2: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung unveiled its next iPad-rival during Mobile World Congress 2017 on 26 February. The new tablet will hit shelves on 31 March, with pre-orders starting from 17 March.Here is how the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 compares to 2015's Galaxy Tab S2. Samsung... Read more

Best iPad Pro 9.7 cases: Protect your new Apple tablet

Best iPad Pro 9.7 cases: Protect your new Apple tablet

By Britta O'Boyle

Apple's iPad Pro 9.7 launched at an event in March 2016. The smaller iPad Pro was revealed in place of a next-generation Air model and it brings with it a host of features, including Apple Pencil compatibility and improved cameras on the front and rear.Despite offering... Read more

Best iPad Pro cases: Protect your new huge 12.9-inch Apple tablet

Best iPad Pro cases: Protect your new huge 12.9-inch Apple tablet

By Britta O'Boyle

The Apple iPad Pro was announced in September 2015 after months and months of rumours and speculation. It is no small device with a display size of 12.9-inches in comparison to the 9.7-inch iPad Air 2 and its smaller brother, the 7.9-inch iPad mini 4,... Read more

Apple iPad Pro 9.7 vs iPad Air 2: What's the difference?

Apple iPad Pro 9.7 vs iPad Air 2: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Apple unveiled several new devices at an event in March 2016, one of which was the update to the iPad Air 2, only it doesn't sit in the Air range. Instead, the latest 9.7-incher comes in the form of a smaller iPad Pro. We have put the specs of... Read more

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 vs iPad Air 2: What’s the difference?

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 vs iPad Air 2: What’s the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Apple announced the original iPad Pro at an event in September 2015. It marked a new territory for the company, with a screen size of 12.9-inches and a range of features on board aimed at productivity. It was the tablet pitched to replace your laptop.The... Read more

Best iPad Air 2 cases: Protect your Apple tablet

Best iPad Air 2 cases: Protect your Apple tablet

By Britta O'Boyle

Apple offers five iPad options with display sizes ranging from 7.9-inches in the mini models to a huge 12.9-inches in the largest iPad Pro. The portfolio starts with the iPad mini 2 and it includes the newer iPad mini 4 followed by the iPad Air 2, the... Read more

Google Pixel C vs Apple iPad Pro: Which is the best tablet for you?

Google Pixel C vs Apple iPad Pro: Which is the best tablet for you?

By Chris Hall

There's been a theme to recent tablet launches and that theme is productivity. No longer is the tablet just about providing a second screen experience, or easy access to something you might have previously quickly done on a laptop. Now your tablet wants... Read more

Google Pixel C vs Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet: What's the difference?

Google Pixel C vs Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

As Google unleashed Marshmallow on the Android world, it also introduced the Pixel C, a new premium tablet, designed by Google as a shining example of what Android tablets should be.With a perfect partner keyboard, the Pixel C was pitched at productivity,... Read more

Apple iPad Pro vs Microsoft Surface Pro 4: Which is best?

Apple iPad Pro vs Microsoft Surface Pro 4: Which is best?

By Mike Lowe

It’s battle of the big tabs. Literally. Apple has introduced the iPad Pro, following in the footsteps of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4. But which is best: the newcomer iPad or the more established Surface Pro?On the (ahem) surface the concept of iPad... Read more

Apple iPad Pro vs Microsoft Surface Pro 3: What's the difference?

Apple iPad Pro vs Microsoft Surface Pro 3: What's the difference?

By Luke Edwards

Apple has unveiled its largest most powerful tablet yet in the iPad Pro. It has an optional physical keyboard case and a stylus called the Apple Pencil, setting it directly against Microsoft's Surface Pro 3.Apple has even got Microsoft to adapt its Office... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung has officially announced the successor to its Galaxy Tab S tablet after numerous leaks of the device first appeared in May. The Galaxy Tab S2 arrives just over a year after the original was revealed and it will be available to buy from August.What... Read more

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet vs Apple iPad Air 2: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet vs Apple iPad Air 2: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony announced the Xperia Z4 Tablet at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, delivering what the Japanese company claims is the world's slimmest and lightest 10-inch tablet.It lands in a market with some stiff competition, from the HTC-designed Nexus 9... Read more

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet vs Google Nexus 9: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet vs Google Nexus 9: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony has announced the Xperia Z4 Tablet at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which it claims is not only "made for entertainment", but also carries the tag of the "world's lightest and slimmest 10-inch tablet".It may wipe the floor with its predecessor,... Read more

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet vs Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet vs Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony has announced the Xperia Z4 Tablet at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, succeeding the Xperia Z2 Tablet that launched at last year's show with the same size display but a reduction in footprint.The Xperia Z4 Tablet makes numerous improvements over... Read more

Tesco Hudl 2 vs Amazon Fire HD 7: Which budget tablet to choose?

Tesco Hudl 2 vs Amazon Fire HD 7: Which budget tablet to choose?

By Luke Edwards

The battle of the budget tablets is fiercer than ever with two genuinely good tablets available at wallet-friendly prices. The Tesco Hudl, at £130, and the Amazon Fire HD 7, from £120, are the two best budget tablets out there.Now that affordable tablets... Read more

Amazon Kindle Voyage vs Kindle Paperwhite (2013): Which is better for me?

Amazon Kindle Voyage vs Kindle Paperwhite (2013): Which is better for me?

By Elyse Betters

The top-of-the-line Kindle Voyage has been available for a few weeks now and many will be considering it as either a Christmas present for someone or a treat for themselves. However, it is quite pricey and a few pennies could be saved by opting for the... Read more

Nokia N1 vs Apple iPad mini 3: What's the difference?

Nokia N1 vs Apple iPad mini 3: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Nokia might not be able to release any new smartphones for a couple of years following the Microsoft deal but it appears no one mentioned tablets, with the company announcing the N1.The Nokia N1 is a 7.9-inch tablet and it seems to take a few design... Read more

iPad Air 2 vs Nexus 9: Battle of the brand new tablets

iPad Air 2 vs Nexus 9: Battle of the brand new tablets

By Chris Hall

Two days, two new tablets. Who'd of thought that would happen? Apple has announced the new iPad Air 2 hot on the heels of Google announcing the Nexus 9, its latest pure Android device.The Nexus 9 steps into new territory for Google and Android, while... Read more

Apple iPad showdown: Which tablet is best for you?

Apple iPad showdown: Which tablet is best for you?

By Elyse Betters

Apple just unveiled the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3, rounding off its iPad lineup with a total of five models.They're all available at different price points, and each one has a distinct set of features. With so many options to comb through, coupled with... Read more

Apple iPad Air 2 vs iPad Air: What's the difference?

Apple iPad Air 2 vs iPad Air: What's the difference?

By Chris Hall

Another year means another iPad. Updating the iPad Air, launched in October 2013, comes the iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 will be sold alongside the iPad Air, so you still have the choice of both.But with your existing iPad Air already offering a great experience... Read more

Tesco Hudl vs Tesco Hudl 2: What's the difference?

Tesco Hudl vs Tesco Hudl 2: What's the difference?

By Chris Hall

The Tesco Hudl has been a surprise hit, selling 750,000 units, and offering a tablet experience at prices that are difficult to beat. But now there's a new Hudl in town, the aptly named Tesco Hudl 2. It offers the same proposition: an affordable tablet,... Read more

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact vs Apple iPad mini with Retina display: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact vs Apple iPad mini with Retina display: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony has announced a number of additions to its Xperia range of mobile devices, one of which is a compact version of its Xperia Z2 Tablet that was announced earlier this year.The Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is an 8-inch device that couples many of the Xperia... Read more

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony has announced the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact during its press conference at IFA 2014 in Berlin.The new device brings an 8-inch version of its Xperia Z2 Tablet to the tablet world but how does it compare to the existing devices out there? We put it... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab S (10.5) vs Apple iPad Air: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy Tab S (10.5) vs Apple iPad Air: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung has officially unveiled its Galaxy Tab S tablet at an event in New York, bringing with it many of the rumoured specs that we have seen over the last couple of weeks.Despite its clean design and borrowed Galaxy S5 features, the new tablet has some... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab S (10.5) vs Samsung Galaxy TabPro 10.1: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy Tab S (10.5) vs Samsung Galaxy TabPro 10.1: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung has added to its tablet portfolio with the announcement of the Galaxy Tab S, featuring 10.5-inch and 8.4-inch models, both in Wi-Fi only and 4G LTE variants.The company only announced the TabPro line of tablets in January so what has changed in... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab S (10.5) vs Sony Xperia Z2: What’s the difference?

Samsung Galaxy Tab S (10.5) vs Sony Xperia Z2: What’s the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung has announced its Galaxy Tab S range of tablets, which comprises an 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch model, both of which are available in Wi-Fi and LTE versions.The design is smart and the specs are impressive, but how does it compare to some of the other... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab S (8.4) vs Apple iPad mini Retina: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy Tab S (8.4) vs Apple iPad mini Retina: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung has unveiled its new Galaxy Tab S tablets at an event in New York, with both 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch models joining the tablet race.It's a tough market out there though and the competition is strong, so what will the new tablets bring to the mix?... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab S (8.4) vs Samsung Galaxy TabPro 8.4: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy Tab S (8.4) vs Samsung Galaxy TabPro 8.4: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung has added to its ever-growing tablet line-up with the Galaxy Tab S in 8.4-inch and a 10.5-inch models.The range was unveiled during an event in New York, just 6 months after the Galaxy TabPro line was announced at CES in Las Vegas, so what has... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab S (8.4) vs LG G Pad 8.3: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy Tab S (8.4) vs LG G Pad 8.3: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung has announced a new range of tablets during an event in New York, introducing an 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch model.This brings another player to the 8-inch tablet party, going up against the likes of LG, who have made their own foray with the LG G... Read more

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 vs Microsoft Surface Pro 2: What's the difference?

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 vs Microsoft Surface Pro 2: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Microsoft has announced the Surface Pro 3 at an event in New York, with the aim of offer everything in one package with a "tablet that can replace your laptop".Despite many believing Microsoft would launch a Surface Mini during the event, only the... Read more

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet vs Sony Xperia Tablet Z: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet vs Sony Xperia Tablet Z: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony has announced the Xperia Z2 Tablet, replacing the Xperia Tablet Z that launched in May 2013.The company says the Xperia Z2 Tablet is "the world's slimmest and lightest waterproof tablet" so we're comparing the new model to its predecessor to see... Read more

Huawei MediaPad X1 7.0 vs Nexus 7: What's the difference?

Huawei MediaPad X1 7.0 vs Nexus 7: What's the difference?

By Chris Hall

The smaller Android tablet has come of age, with many recognising the benefits of having something smaller, rather than the bulky 10-inchers that dominated the market previously. Affordability, power and ease of portability, mean that devices around... Read more

Samsung Galaxy NotePro vs Galaxy TabPro: What’s the difference?

Samsung Galaxy NotePro vs Galaxy TabPro: What’s the difference?

By Jake Smith

Samsung's tablet line became even more confusing in January, when the South Korea-based electronics giant introduced two new categories: the Galaxy NotePro and Galaxy TabPro. Both didn't just add a few specifications, but instead broke into a new screen... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite vs Tesco Hudl: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite vs Tesco Hudl: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite, moving the South Korean company into the budget 7-inch tablet market, but it faces some stiff competition.We've recently seen a number of tablets in smaller sizes around 7 inches, including the Tesco... Read more

Best iPad Air cases: Treat your new Apple tablet

Best iPad Air cases: Treat your new Apple tablet

By Britta O'Boyle

If you have your hands on an Apple iPad Air, or are hoping to get your hands on one this Christmas, then you've come to the right place.We've rounded up a few of the cases that piqued our interest so you can make sure your new iPad is fully protected... Read more

Currys & PC World Advent Vega Tegra Note 7 vs Google Nexus 7: What’s the difference?

Currys & PC World Advent Vega Tegra Note 7 vs Google Nexus 7: What’s the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Currys & PC World has just announced its own-branded Nvidia Tegra Note, available for pre-order from 7 November, but how does it compare to Google's popular Nexus 7?With very similar price points and target audiences, we compare the two tablets to see... Read more

Lenovo Yoga Tablet vs Nexus 7 and Nexus 10: What's the difference?

Lenovo Yoga Tablet vs Nexus 7 and Nexus 10: What's the difference?

By Chris Hall

Lenovo has promised that its new Lenovo Yoga Tablet will offer a better way: a better way of using your tablet practically in all the different situations you might find yourself.A unique design enables this, providing some differentiation from other,... Read more