If you’ve been following our website lately, chances are you’ve already purchased a tab, or ten. You’re only human after all and probably couldn’t resist the temptation of a stellar bargain, the best 7 inch+ gamers around, the endurance champions, or ultra-high-res media streamers. But there’s one market segment we haven’t tackled in a while.
Let’s be frank; we were all a little wary of tablet PCs when they first emerged as “laptop replacements.” Clearly, they had nothing on traditional computers in terms of power and productivity, merely standing out with compact form factors and, iPads notwithstanding, affordability. Only even the latter forte didn’t seem enough to make a stand
As smartphones grow in size and affordability, and laptops shrink their prices to stay afloat, tablets find themselves in a seemingly inescapable chokehold. The textbook definition of a passing fad, they rapidly soared half a decade back at the expense of uninspired netbooks, and are now in the process of becoming obsolete as “the next
They say Android tablets are good for casual, mundane, non-straining tasks and activities like web browsing, e-book reading, unpretentious YouTube watching or music playing. For everything else, buy an iPad. Or go big and bulky, and get a Windows laptop or convertible. Unfortunately, for the most part, they are correct. The blame is split evenly
The Nexus 9 is the largest Nexus tablet to come out of Google’s stable, and it’s also the most powerful thanks to the Tegra K1 processor ticking away inside. But like the Nexus 6, the 8.9-inch tablet is nowhere near as cheap as the Nexus devices that came before it, and that makes Amazon’s $50
So you bought yourself a cool new phone, an inexpensive Android tablet and perhaps a cool, futuristic hybrid too. Got everyone you care about something special as well, yet it still feels there’s more to buy as long as retailers nationwide are having Christmas promos and yard sales. But surely, there’s little left in the
Once upon a time deemed harmless toys incapable of challenging the conventional laptop’s productivity, tablets have grown in mainstream popularity of late not only because they’re smaller and, often, easier to master than computers. They’re also slowly but steadily moving up the enterprise ranks, becoming safe, functional and, most of all, cheap enough to use
Just two days to go, and our best lead for a possible Google I/O 2014 headliner is crushed. Sure, the HTC Nexus 9 rumor that cropped up over the weekend could still be phony. At least in part. Namely, the part about the hottest Nexus tablet to date rolling out “sometime in Q4” rather than