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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 4 lineup leaked: Spec dump reveals 7, 8 and 10-inch tablet refreshes on the way

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 lineup leaked: Spec dump reveals 7, 8 and 10-inch tablet refreshes on the way

By Elyse Betters

Samsung plans to launch its new Galaxy Tab 4 line-up in three different sizes with multiple model variants and colour options, according to PhoneArena. It didn't cite any sources, but said Samsung's Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 will come in three different models.... Read more

Acer Iconia W4 review
4.0 stars

Acer Iconia W4 review

By Luke Edwards

The Acer Iconia W4 is the company's latest stab at a Windows 8 tablet. It's a step up from the earlier W3 model thanks to Intel Bay Trail Atom processor innards and a higher resolution 8.1-inch display. That's Windows 8.1 in an 8.1-inch tablet - it sounds... Read more

Asus VivoTab Note 8 now available at Microsoft Store for $329

Asus VivoTab Note 8 now available at Microsoft Store for $329

By Jake Smith

Asus has begun to sell the VivoTab Note 8 tablet announced at CES 2014 in January, now available on the Microsoft Store for $329 in the US.The 8-inch tablet boosts the smaller tablet line for Windows 8.1, where a smaller Surface tablet straight from... Read more

HTC Nexus tablet with high-end specs to release later this year, says latest rumour

HTC Nexus tablet with high-end specs to release later this year, says latest rumour

By Elyse Betters

HTC will release a high-end Nexus tablet in the third quarter of 2014, according to a report by The Commercial Times.The publication, which didn't cite any sources, said HTC had won the rights to create a Nexus tablet with premium specs. And that's about... Read more

Sony Reader eBook store to shut down in US and Canada, will move customers to Kobo

Sony Reader eBook store to shut down in US and Canada, will move customers to Kobo

By Elyse Betters

Starting next month, Sony will begin closing the doors on its Sony Reader Store for eBooks in the US and Canada.Sony's Reader and Xperia tablet and smartphone users will not be left in the lurch though, as the company also revealed that all Reader accounts... Read more

Samsung Galaxy NotePro available to buy in the UK today

Samsung Galaxy NotePro available to buy in the UK today

By Luke Edwards

The Samsung Galaxy NotePro 12.2-inch tablet is now on sale in the UK as the first in Sammy's new Pro range.The NotePro features the world's first 12.2-inch, 16:10 display with a stunning 2560 x 1600 resolution. That's not all that puts the Pro in the... Read more

Toshiba Excite Pro 10.1 review
4.0 stars

Toshiba Excite Pro 10.1 review

By Mike Lowe

There's such a huge variety of tablets in the market right now that it can be hard to know where to look. Fire, Arc, Note, Nexus, to name but a few, are names to try and entice you in. And now Toshiba's take on the 10.1-inch tablet, the Excite Pro, goes... Read more

Huawei MediaPad X1 7.0 pops up at TENAA, revealing HD display, 3G, and more

Huawei MediaPad X1 7.0 pops up at TENAA, revealing HD display, 3G, and more

By Elyse Betters

If you want a 7-inch Android tablet, you're about to get an enticing option from Huawei.TENAA, China's telecommunications equipment certification body, has approved the Huawei MediaPad X1 7.0. It's a tablet with a 1,920 x 1,200 high-resolution display... Read more

Zavvi lists a 32GB Nexus 7 for £99, 2012 model but still a great tablet

Zavvi lists a 32GB Nexus 7 for £99, 2012 model but still a great tablet

By Rik Henderson

British online retailer Zavvi is listing a 32GB 2012 Nexus 7 tablet for just £99, £80 less than the original recommended retail price.Although the model has been updated since, with the 2013 Nexus 7 featuring a faster processor, higher resolution screen... Read more

Attach a full camera lens to your tablet for photography, if you're that guy

Attach a full camera lens to your tablet for photography, if you're that guy

By Luke Edwards

Tablet photography can annoy some people, while others don't see a problem with it. It appears Sony is siding with the tablet photographers by allowing them to attach its QX lenses to the back of its slates.Sony's SPA-TA1 is a mount that reaches across... Read more

Samsung's 12.2-inch Galaxy Note Pro hits the UK, now available to pre-order for £649

Samsung's 12.2-inch Galaxy Note Pro hits the UK, now available to pre-order for £649

By Jake Smith

Samsung announced on Tuesday that its 12.2-inch Galaxy Note Pro is now available to pre-order in the UK, before it ships on 4 February.The oversized tablet is available to customers at £649 for the Wi-Fi model in black and white. Samsung is offering... Read more

Amazon reportedly set to release Android console in 2014, priced under $300

Amazon reportedly set to release Android console in 2014, priced under $300

By Jake Smith

Amazon has plans to release an Android-based games console to compete with Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo, according to VG247.Not only will the console stream and download games, it will also provide music, movies and TV content to users for under $300,... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 review (2014 Edition)
4.5 stars

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 review (2014 Edition)

By Ian Morris

Samsung is doing a good job for many of its devices. The Note 3 is one of our favourite phones, and the Note 2 10.1 was a tablet that we expected not to like, but ended up adoring. A new year must bring a new Note, and that is the updated Galaxy Note... Read more

Sony makes Wi-Fi-only Xperia Z Ultra 'tablet' official in Japan

Sony makes Wi-Fi-only Xperia Z Ultra 'tablet' official in Japan

By Jake Smith

Sony has officially announced a Wi-Fi-only version of its Xperia Z Ultra, morphing the smartphone into a mini-tablet.It was only on Monday that we saw the Wi-Fi-only version leak through Sony's website, but the Japan-based company on Wednesday announced... Read more

Huawei MediaPad 7 Youth2 officially revealed as tablet-phone combo

Huawei MediaPad 7 Youth2 officially revealed as tablet-phone combo

By Luke Edwards

Huawei has just taken the covers off its MediaPad 7 Youth2 tablet that also acts as a phone.The 7-inch tablet comes with a 1024 x 600 (169ppi) resolution display on a 9.9mm thick frame that weighs in at 350g. On the power front it's pushing 1.2GHz with... Read more

Google Nexus 8 tablet to land mid-2014 with Intel 64-bit innards?

Google Nexus 8 tablet to land mid-2014 with Intel 64-bit innards?

By Luke Edwards

Google may be making plans to ditch Qualcomm as its chip provider in favour of Intel for the Nexus 8 tablet.According to hit-and-miss DigiTimes, "upstream supply chain" sources have made it clear the new Nexus 8 will be packing the Intel Bay Trail-T processor... Read more

Sony's Xperia Z Ultra will go from phablet to mini-tablet in new Wi-Fi-only version

Sony's Xperia Z Ultra will go from phablet to mini-tablet in new Wi-Fi-only version

By Jake Smith

Sony is planning a Wi-Fi-only version of its Xperia Z Ultra smartphone, a listing on its developer website indicates.The company has yet to make an official announcement for what would essentially make the Xperia Z Ultra a 6.44-inch mini-tablet, though... Read more

Amazon celebrates customer satisfaction joy by rewarding you with £25 off Kindle Fire tablets

Amazon celebrates customer satisfaction joy by rewarding you with £25 off Kindle Fire tablets

By Rik Henderson

Amazon has been voted the number one retailer in the UK for customer satisfaction over Christmas for the seventh year running. And to celebrate it has knocked £25 off prices of Kindle Fire tablets, including the Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Fire HDX 7 and... 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

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite officially wades into 7-inch budget tablet territory

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite officially wades into 7-inch budget tablet territory

By Chris Hall

Samsung has officially announced the Samung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite, expanding its line-up of Android tablets in order to appeal to the budget 7-inch tablet sector. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite's official specifications tally with those that were previously... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite revealed early by mistake

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite revealed early by mistake

By Luke Edwards

Samsung may have wanted to wait until Mobile World Congress in February to reveal its Galaxy Tab 3 Lite, but that chance has been blown by Samsung Poland.The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite was accidentally posted by Samsung Poland and Polish gadget retail... Read more

Moto Maker customised Motorola tablet under consideration

Moto Maker customised Motorola tablet under consideration

By Rik Henderson

Motorola today announced that the Moto X Android phone will be coming to the UK on 1 February, but stopped short of launching any new products at the same time. The company is eyeing-up the tablet market however. The company, now owned by Google, has... Read more

Homemade Raspberry Pi tablet, PiPad, with wood finish and Linux OS will set your sweet tooth tingling

Homemade Raspberry Pi tablet, PiPad, with wood finish and Linux OS will set your sweet tooth tingling

By Luke Edwards

Meet the Raspberry Pi tablet, named PiPad by its owner and creator Michael Castor.The tablet was built by maker-enthusiast Castor as a Maker Faire project. He used a 12V, 10-inch touchscreen with a 5V HDMI to LVDS adapter, since the Raspberry Pi runs... Read more

HP Slate 6 Voice Tab, quad-core, dual SIM, HD phone could cost only $200

HP Slate 6 Voice Tab, quad-core, dual SIM, HD phone could cost only $200

By Luke Edwards

HP has been the subject of rumour for over a month now, with talk of it unveiling a 6-inch phone soon. Now a picture has leaked of what's claimed to be the HP Slate 6 Voice Tab.The below photo, sent to Phone Arena by a tipster, is poor quality but... Read more

Wi-Fi-only Sony Xperia Z Ultra phablet pops up in leaked benchmarks

Wi-Fi-only Sony Xperia Z Ultra phablet pops up in leaked benchmarks

By Elyse Betters

Sony might soon release a second version of the Xperia Z Ultra.Interestingly, the refreshed Xperia Z Ultra  won't feature an updated processor or any such improvement. In fact, it'll actually loose a much-loved feature: 3G and 4G LTE mobile data connectivity.Recently-leaked... Read more

Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro review

Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro review

By Stuart Miles

Samsung announced a new range of Android tablets at CES 2014 in Las Vegas dubbed the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro. The new tablets are geared toward Android users wanting something more like a laptop, allowing them to be a little more productive but sticking... Read more

Tesco sold 400,000 Hudl tablets by end of 2013

Tesco sold 400,000 Hudl tablets by end of 2013

By Rik Henderson

It has been revealed that Tesco sold approximately 400,000 of its own-branded Hudl tablets in the UK in the three months since launch to the end of the year.On the build up to Christmas, Tesco has announced that over 300,000 units had been sold through... Read more

Rumoured Sony Xperia tablet leaks: Castor codename, Qualcomm-based chipset, and 4G and Wi-Fi variants

Rumoured Sony Xperia tablet leaks: Castor codename, Qualcomm-based chipset, and 4G and Wi-Fi variants

By Elyse Betters

Another day, another leak. This time it's about a new Sony tablet that is expected to succeed the Xperia Tablet Z.Sony's 2014 Xperia line refreshes are leaking left and right, thanks to one Twitter user who has been outing specs, press shots, and more.... Read more

Asus VivoTab Note 8 tablet with Wacom Digitizer Stylus announced

Asus VivoTab Note 8 tablet with Wacom Digitizer Stylus announced

By Luke Edwards

The Asus tablet with Wacom Stylus has been rumoured and leaked, with the Asus press conference passing without any mention. Now Asus has announced it does exist and is coming soon.The Asus VivoTab Note 8 is an 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet that comes with... Read more

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 brings a rugged exterior to the 7-inch tablet arena

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 brings a rugged exterior to the 7-inch tablet arena

By Rik Henderson

Panasonic has announced a new addition to its Toughpad line of rugged and beefy tablets, this time opting for a 7-inch screen and Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit as the operating system.The Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 runs on a fouth-generation Intel Core i5 vPro... Read more

Asus introduces 13.3-inch Transformer Book Duet Windows/Android tablet-laptop hybrid

Asus introduces 13.3-inch Transformer Book Duet Windows/Android tablet-laptop hybrid

By Jake Smith

Asus has revealed a 13.3-inch hybrid at CES 2014 that runs both Windows and Android, while at the same time serving as either a laptop or tablet. Essentially, the Transformer Book Duet is a portable version of the Transformer Book Trio introduced in June. If... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro launches in 12.2, 10.1 and 8.4-inch sizes (video)

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro launches in 12.2, 10.1 and 8.4-inch sizes (video)

By Chris Hall

Samsung has added to its range of tablets with the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro, launched alongside the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 at CES 2014 in Las Vegas.The Tab Pro will come in a number of different sizes. The largest is 12.2 inches, then a more regular 10.1... Read more

Samsung announces 12.2-inch Galaxy Note Pro

Samsung announces 12.2-inch Galaxy Note Pro

By Jake Smith

Samsung has officially announced the 12.2-inch Galaxy Note Pro at CES 2014 in Las Vegas, opening up a tablet size it's not produced previously.The 12.2-inch Galaxy Note Pro features a 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution display, S-Pen, LTE capabilities, 8-megapixel... Read more

Hands-on: Lenovo ThinkPad 8 review

Hands-on: Lenovo ThinkPad 8 review

By Stuart Miles

Lenovo has launched a new Windows 8.1 tablet at CES in Las Vegas for those who want something akin to the Surface, but in a smaller 8.3-inch form factor.The new tablet - which we've already had a play with at a pre-show unveiling - will be coming to the... Read more

Alcatel OneTouch Pop 7 and Pop 8 tablets add a dash of colour to Android thrills

Alcatel OneTouch Pop 7 and Pop 8 tablets add a dash of colour to Android thrills

By Rik Henderson

Alongside its OneTouch Pop, Idol and Hero smartphone line-up Alcatel has introduced two Android 4.2 Jelly Bean tablets that combine decent specifications with fun and potentially colourful design aesthetics.A range of brightly coloured accessories have... Read more

Samsung banner outs Galaxy Note Pro and Galaxy Tab Pro a few hours early (updated)

Samsung banner outs Galaxy Note Pro and Galaxy Tab Pro a few hours early (updated)

By Jake Smith

A giant banner outside the Las Vegas convention centre confirms our suspicions: Samsung has plans to launch a new Galaxy Note tablet at CES 2014, and it will be called the Galaxy Note Pro. The banner snapped by Android Central doesn't give a specific... Read more

Tablet or desktop? Lenovo releases 19.5-inch Android all-in-one

Tablet or desktop? Lenovo releases 19.5-inch Android all-in-one

By Jake Smith

Lenovo has announced an all-in-one Android computer, dubbed the N308, during CES 2014. It makes us wonder: should we call this a desktop or just a really big tablet?The 19.5-inch touchscreen machine runs Android Jelly Bean 4.2, with a Nvidia Tegra quad-core... Read more

Acer Iconia B1-720 (2014) pictures and hands-on

Acer Iconia B1-720 (2014) pictures and hands-on

By Mike Lowe

Budget tablets made a lot of headway in 2013 as entry-level products began to offer elegant solutions without breaking the bank. The Acer Iconia B1 was one such tablet, replaced in 2014 by the latest B1-720. And we've been giving one a whirl ahead of... Read more

Acer Iconia A1-830 (2014) pictures and hands-on

Acer Iconia A1-830 (2014) pictures and hands-on

By Mike Lowe

Acer has updated its A1 tablet with a new version for 2014, the A1-830. It's a subtle upgrade compared to its predecessor, but there are new features that make for a decent and affordable 7.9-inch tablet.First and foremost the build is now metal, with... Read more

Acer Iconia W4 pictures and hands-on

Acer Iconia W4 pictures and hands-on

By Mike Lowe

Announced at the tail-end of 2013, the Acer Iconia W4 is the company's latest Windows 8 tablet. Using the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 as a platform to officially launch the product - it will be available later this month, replacing the W3 - we got... Read more

DreamWorks 8-inch Android Dreamtab to launch this spring with original content updates

DreamWorks 8-inch Android Dreamtab to launch this spring with original content updates

By Elyse Betters

DreamWorks Studios and Nabi-tablet manufacturer Fuhu have partnered to produce an 8-inch Android tablet for kids that will cost less than $300.The New York Times reported that the tablet, called Dreamtab, will automatically receive regular updates. These... Read more

Acer Iconia W4 Windows 8.1 tablet is available this month

Acer Iconia W4 Windows 8.1 tablet is available this month

By Luke Edwards

The Acer Iconia W4 tablet is coming this month with the latest Intel Atom processor and Windows 8.1.Acer's Windows tablet will be powered by a fourth gen Intel Atom processor clocked at 1.8GHz that Acer says will offer 10 hours of battery life. An impressive... Read more

Acer Iconia A1 and B1 updated Android tablets announced

Acer Iconia A1 and B1 updated Android tablets announced

By Luke Edwards

Ahead of CES Acer has let loose the specs on its latest generation of A1 and B1 Android tablets, the Iconia A1-830 and the Iconia B1-720/1.The Iconia A1-830 has a 7.9-inch IPS display running a 1600 x 1200 resolution for 253ppi. The tablet itself is 8.15mm... Read more

Microsoft's Surface Pro 2 now features upgraded Intel processor

Microsoft's Surface Pro 2 now features upgraded Intel processor

By Elyse Betters

If you bought a Surface Pro 2 tablet today (or any time after today), it's likely to sport a faster and safer Intel i5-4300U processor, according to a new report.The Verge has claimed that Microsoft's Surface Pro 2 now ships with a 1.9GHz chip - rather... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note Pro specs spotted in AnTuTu benchmark leak

Samsung Galaxy Note Pro specs spotted in AnTuTu benchmark leak

By Luke Edwards

The rumoured Samsung Galaxy Note Pro, a 12.2-inch tablet, has been spotted on benchmarking site AnTuTu. The specs of Samsung's largest tablet yet are high. with a Note 3 and Galaxy S4 beating benchmark score.The AnTuTu benchmark shows the Galaxy Note... Read more

Asus VivoTab Note 8 manual published officially

Asus VivoTab Note 8 manual published officially

By Luke Edwards

Asus has publicly outed its VivoTab Note 8 by publishing its manual on the Asus website.In a rather original move Asus has apparently published the manual on purpose, as it's still available on the Asus site. While this confirms the tablet, and that it's... Read more

Panasonic Toughpad 4K tablet should now arrive mid-February

Panasonic Toughpad 4K tablet should now arrive mid-February

By Luke Edwards

The world's first 4K tablet should be arriving this February at a price of around £2,700.After trying out the 4K tablet at a trade show or two we're eager to give this a long test. It looked stunning but is aimed more at graphic professionals than the... Read more