tablets

CES 2014: Corning Antimicrobial Gorilla Glass

The surfaces of our mobile devices are home to a variety of disease-producing bacteria, which isn’t surprising, considering how much we have our hands on our tablets and phones these days. Studies have shown that 1 in 6 phones are contaminated with bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus and E. coli. Grossed-out enough?

Editor's Note: this post was written by Stephen Janiszak

CES 2014: Samsung Reveals the Galaxy NotePRO 12.2" Tablet

Samsung has been pushing large screen sizes on their smartphones, so it's only natural that they'll apply the same concept to their tablets. Samsung introduced the Galaxy NotePRO at CES 2014, which features a 12.2" capacitive touchscreen with 2560 x 1600 native resolution. The screen has 247 pixels per inch, for a total of about 4 million pixels in a 16:10 aspect ratio. The Galaxy NotePRO also comes with an S-Pen, which provides all of the functionality of previous Note tablets.

Editor's Note: this post was written by William Min

CES 2014: ASUS Announces the Transformer Book Duet TD300

ASUS is no stranger to dual-OS computers. In fact, they showed one off in last year's CES, the ASUS Transformer P1801 18.4" Tablet & All-in-One Desktop Computer. On January 6, 2014, ASUS continued this trend by introducing the Transformer Book Duet TD300.

Editor's Note: this post was written by William Min

The Magnificent Six: Tablets for the Holidays

Tablets have become as standard as smartphones this year. You can see them on the morning commute, in parks, schools—just about anywhere there’s a Wi-Fi connection. But as tablets become more ubiquitous, and the selection of tablets grows, you need to make hard and fast choices about the tablet you buy. If you want our picks for some of the best tablets this season, read on.

New Apple iPad mini with Retina Display

Apple’s iPad mini has had a makeover. The new mini, which will arrive in late November, will have a 7.9-inch Retina display with 2048 x 1536 resolution. That translates to an impressive four times the image quality of its predecessor. The new mini will also feature Apple’s A7 chip and M7 motion co-processor, which will provide four times better processing performance and eight times better graphics performance. Plus, the built-in battery will last up to 10 hours.

New Apple iPad Air with Retina Display

Apple’s recent announcement featured a variety of devices including the thoroughly improved iPad Air with Retina Display. With a shipping date of November 1st, the iPad Air can’t come soon enough. Apple has taken basically everything we all loved about the iPad with Retina Display and improved upon it in the iPad Air.

Going from a Tablet to an Ultrabook™

You’ve probably all heard the hype by now: tablets are set to overtake the laptop market by 2015, with sales of tablets pushing expensive laptops out as the number-one tech purchase. You can thank Apple for that hype—sales of the iPad were astronomical at one point, opening the door for literally hundreds of other manufacturers to make tablets.

Unveiled: Wacom Intuos Creative Tablet Lineup

When you think of entering information into your computer, you naturally think of your keyboard and mouse as the input devices. That is so last year. The new wave of input is through a digitizer—a digital tablet that allows you to input not just notes, but freehand sketches, designs, paintings, and a myriad host of other creative ideas.

Samsung ATIV Tab 3, 5, and 7 Tablets

While Samsung offers portable 11.6-inch tablets with the ATIV Tab 5 and the ATIV Tab 7, they decided to go even smaller with the 10.1-inch ATIV Tab 3 tablet. The ATIV Tab 3 has a 10.1-inch LED-backlit touchscreen with 10-point touch support and 1366 x 768 native resolution.

ASUS Announces New MeMO Pad HD Tablets

Tablets are taking over. Get used to it. Tablets are poised to surpass laptops by 2015, according to an IDC survey. ASUS has been in the thick of tablet production from the beginning, and has placed some verifiable winners in our hands in recent years—notably the Nexus 7, one of the most popular tablets after the iPad.

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