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Acer Iconia A1-830 7.9-inch tablet offers Intel Atom, IPS display

Acer Iconia A1-830 7.9-inch tablet offers Intel Atom, IPS display

Acer has rolled out the red carpet for a new tablet, the Iconia A1-830. This 7.9-inch slate features an IPS display and Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean. The tablet boasts several bragging points, among them being a long battery life and slight profile, both of which accompany a design that aims to be both durable and stylish. The unit is slated to arrive in North America sometime this quarter for $149 USD.

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Acer Iconia B1-720 7-inch Android tablet is slimmed down and faster

Acer Iconia B1-720 7-inch Android tablet is slimmed down and faster

Joining the newly announced A1-830 tablet is the new Acer Iconia B1-720, a smaller 7-inch tablet that is otherwise fairly similar to its larger A1 sibling. As with the A1, the Iconia B1-720 offers Jelly Bean and the promise of both high performance and battery life. Rather than the aluminum design, however, the B1 makes things a bit more classy with a textured and silky finish.

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Surface Pro 2 gets sly upgrade as Microsoft swaps CPU

Surface Pro 2 gets sly upgrade as Microsoft swaps CPU

Microsoft has quietly upgraded the Surface Pro 2, with new hardware including faster processors being sent out to those who returned their Windows 8 tablets after the December firmware update debacle. Although Microsoft yanked the firmware package before every Surface Pro 2 user could upgrade it, some owners sent back their tablets for replacement, only to find, WinBeta reports, that the hardware returned had a newer generation of Intel Core i5 processor inside.

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iPhone holiday phone hit but tablet shake-up sees Surface score

iPhone holiday phone hit but tablet shake-up sees Surface score

Apple's iPhone was the only smartphone platform to gain market share over the holiday period, research indicates, though the competitive tablet segment saw greater interest in Amazon's Kindle Fire and Microsoft's Surface as overall iPad share dropped. Users of iPhones over the holidays, as measured by active web use by Chitika, rose 1.8-percent to 54.3-percent of the North American market, it's reported, while Motorola, HTC, LG, and Samsung share all dropped.

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SlashGear’s Best Tech of 2013

SlashGear’s Best Tech of 2013

In the year 2013 we've seen some real stand-out stars in several sectors, including mobile, automotive, desktop computing, and gaming. This was certainly a year of hero devices, with manufacturers often bringing just one or two devices to headline their entire 12-month market presence. There were also several new totally unexpected releases initiated through the year, with entirely new device categories being created in the process.

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Amazon Mayday delivers Bezos’ promise, avoids Kindle Fire meltdown

Amazon Mayday delivers Bezos’ promise, avoids Kindle Fire meltdown

Amazon's Mayday system for the Kindle Fire HDX, putting a live customer services assistant on the screen of the Android-based tablet, saw the retailer beat its self-imposed time-to-answer target, though highlights lingering questions as to how many new owners needed hand-holding to understand the media-centric slate. Mayday, launched alongside the 7- and 8.9-inch Fire HDX models earlier this year, connects to remote tech support who can either guide users through setting up or troubleshooting their tablets, or take control and do the hard work themselves.

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NVIDIA Tegra Note 7 update adds Always-On HDR, Android 4.3, more

NVIDIA Tegra Note 7 update adds Always-On HDR, Android 4.3, more

NVIDIA has updated the Tegra Note 7 to Android 4.3, pushing out a new update this morning which also boosts the DirectStylus pen technology for left-handed tableteers, and adds the much-anticipated AOHDR photography system. The new software, which will be delivered to Tegra Note 7 owners OTA, enables the always-on high dynamic range camera option that uses real-time processing to snap instant HDR images without the lag usually associated with phone and tablet cameras, the Tegra 4 powered tablet grabbing high-, low-, and regular-exposure shots simultaneously.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 and 10.1 to ride with Tab 3 Lite in 2014

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 and 10.1 to ride with Tab 3 Lite in 2014

There's a whole slew of new tablet devices coming from Samsung inside the first quarter of 2014, likely appearing at CES 2014 here in the USA first and foremost. What we're going to see besides the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.1 is a Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4. We'll also see a Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1, the both of them rolling with processors that are likely well above the pale - certainly more well-off than the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 series, that is to say.

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