Lenovo's Yoga Tab proves that tablets haven't reached their ultimate form factor just yet.
For as fast, powerful and portable as they've become, tablets haven't necessarily been on the cutting edge of hardware innovation. In terms of developing fresh, exciting form factors and features, manufacturers typically focus on smartphones with which to step outside of the box. With tablets, on the other hand, they have found their comfort zone – outside of Samsung's push for more and more size options and software features, we haven't really seen that much innovation, at least in terms of hardware, since Android tablets entered the market a few years ago.
Enter the LenovoYoga Tab, a device that bucks that trend. Lenovo first introduced the Yoga Tab back in 2013 and since then it has undergone a few revisions before landing at the latest iteration, the Yoga Tab 10 HD+.
Yoga Tabs are known for what Lenovo calls their "Multimode Design" – in short, rather than housing its battery behind the display, the Yoga Tab features a battery cylinder and kickstand. This not only keeps the Yoga Tab remarkably thin, but it also allows it to take on various forms, from "Stand" for watching movies and video to "Tilt" for typing and gaming.
I spent a month with the Yoga Tab 10 HD+ and found that a tablet doesn't have to be jam packed with bells and whistles and top of the line specs to be truly innovative.
If you're on Big Red and are itching to buy a 10-inch tablet, today is your lucky day, as Verizon is now offering the 10.1-inch variant of the Galaxy Tab 4 series. The tablet is available for $360 on a new two-year contract, or $460 if you'd rather buy it outright.
There's something for everyone here, but gamers get the absolute best features out of this tablet
NVIDIA has unveiled its second Shield-branded device and spiritual successor to the Tegra Note 7, the Shield Tablet, and it's shaping up to a be a pretty interesting player in the Android tablet space. With its 192-core Tegra K1 processor on board, the Shield Tablet has some pretty serious gaming ambitions, but it doesn't make any compromises — this is still a fully-functional tablet for reading, drawing, streaming and networking.
The Shield Tablet looks and feels great, while packing all of the right specs and features to make it a contender in the 2014 tablet space. And with the addition of two first-party accessories, it turns into a fantastic mobile gaming rig that could be a go-to choice for gamers that are serious about what they do. NVIDIA is building its Shield device family today, and we have a full look at it — read along with us and see what the Shield Tablet is all about.
The Shield Tablet has just been officially unveiled, and while it's all about the complete package, we know it's important to have all of the specs of a device like this available. The Tegra K1 processor steals the show here, but it's also backed up by some other top-notch specs that you'd expect from a device with the NVIDIA name on it.
The Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet is now available on Verizon's LTE network. Customers can get Sony's slim and waterproof new tablet for $599.99 up front. However, if you're willing to sign a two-year contract, you can knock $100 off of the price, grabbing the Xperia Z2 Tablet for $499.99.
Samsung's Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 arrives on AT&T's shelves in a matter of days boasting LTE connectivity and an affordable price tag.
We're here in New York at AT&T's annual holiday preview where the carrier is showing off its latest wares, including the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0, available online beginning July 15 for $269.99 with a two-year contract, or for $369.99 outright.
If you've been thinking about snagging a Kindle Fire HDX and you're British, now might be the best opportunity you'll get. Until the very end of today, Wednesday July 16, Amazon UK has the 32GB and 64GB 7-inch HDX available with a whopping £80 price cut. That means the 32GB drops to just £149 – and is cheaper by £50 than the 16GB version – and the 64GB comes down to £179 – £20 less than the 16GB model.
AT&T has announced it will begin selling the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 tablet online starting July 15, followed by sales in its retail stores July 25. The wireless carrier is also offering $50 off the tablet if customers also purchase a Galaxy smartphone at the same time.
For many of us (myself included), for a good tablet to be more than just a content consumption device, an equally good keyboard is mandatory. With the release of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S — especially the larger 10-inch version — we see a tablet that can do just about anything we throw at it, and do it well. It's a perfect content consumption device out-of-the-box. But like any touchscreen device, actually working on the thing leaves a lot to be desired.
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