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iPad Pro ad gets people asking what a computer really is

iPad Pro ad gets people asking what a computer really is

As we've said before, mobile devices, smartphones and especially tablets, have redefined what personal computing is for people. Before, computers, specifically PCs, were associated with barely movable contraptions with a display, keyboard, and pointing device, usually a mouse. Today, however, almost everyone has a computer in their pocket or bag. Apple provokes that very same shift in thinking in its latest iPad Pro, practically equating the iPad Pro with the common notion of a computer. In other words, the "ultimate PC replacement", as it claimed before.

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Asus ZenPad 3 8.0 is a ‘premium’ 2k Android tablet

Asus ZenPad 3 8.0 is a ‘premium’ 2k Android tablet

Asus has launched a new “premium” tablet called the ZenPad 3 8.0, a high-end offering that mixes together a sleek design and high-quality display to trump many competing products in the 7.9-inch category. ASUS took the wraps off of it this weekend, doing so quietly to the surprise of many; the model appears to be an alternative to the Verizon-centric ZenPad Z8 from June.

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IDC: Worldwide tablet shipments continued to decline in Q2 2016

IDC: Worldwide tablet shipments continued to decline in Q2 2016

The International Data Corporation (IDC) has released a new report with preliminary data that shows tablet shipments around the world continuing to fall. This continues a trend we've seen in quite a few previous quarters, with tablet shipments dropping year-over-year as prospective buyers continue to either opt for detachable form factors over the more traditional slate form or wait on their tablet purchase altogether.

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iPad Pro 9.7 revisited: making it work for work

iPad Pro 9.7 revisited: making it work for work

When Apple first unveiled the already much leaked iPad Pro, the 12.9-inch one, it made a very bold declaration. This iPad, which had a specially designed keyboard cover and worked with a specially designed stylus, is the ultimate PC replacement. It was, perhaps, the most controversial thing about the iPad Pro. Of course, like Microsoft's similar claim about the Surface Pros, the reality wasn't as rosy. We've already seen it in action, when Chris Davies took in on a trip just three months ago. But now we take another look at the iPad Pro, the same 9.7-inch model, to answer an equally burning question: how can it replace a PC, especially for some serious work.

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Ubuntu Touch takes a huge step towards Convergence in OTA-12

Ubuntu Touch takes a huge step towards Convergence in OTA-12

Ubuntu has a very ambitious goal with Ubuntu Touch. It proposed an operating system that could work equally on any capable device, a smartphone that can truly be your computer, no holds barred. That was the promise of Convergence, which we took for a spin with the Meizu PRO 5 smartphone and, before that, the bq Aquaris M10 tablet. The results back then where disappointing yet promising. Ubuntu Touch, as it was when we reviewed these devices, still lacked that punch that would make you truly go "wow!". But, unlike other operating systems, Ubuntu is fast evolving, and the latest OTA-12 brings much needed improvements to bring us closer to true Convergence.

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Dell XPS 12 Two-in-One Laptop Review

Dell XPS 12 Two-in-One Laptop Review

Consumers are increasingly gravitating toward so-called "convertible" laptops -- that is, tablets that attach to a keyboard, giving users the best of both worlds. Dell's new XPS 12 is no exception, at least not in terms of its foundational design: it has a folio cover, magnetic keyboard, detachable tablet, and stylus. We've seen all that before, and we'll see it again. The finer details are what makes or breaks a new offering, of course, and so we've spent a couple weeks putting Dell's new two-in-one through the wringer. Spoiler: the results are largely great.

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Chuwi Vi10 Plus does a Surface 3 with Windows 10, Remix OS combo

Chuwi Vi10 Plus does a Surface 3 with Windows 10, Remix OS combo

Naysayers might refuse to admit it, but Microsoft definitely set a trend with its Surface line of tablets. In addition to promoting the idea of Windows, 8.1 and 10 in particular, as a serviceable 2-in-1 tablet-and-laptop operating system, the very design of the Surface has inspired not a few other devices of different price ranges, from the uber expensive to the dirt cheap. The new Chuwi Vi10 Plus unabashedly falls under the latter. But let not that price tag fool you, as this tablet pretty much takes the Surface 3 head on with a deadly Windows and Android double punch.

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iPad Pro 2nd gen shown off in sketchy photos

iPad Pro 2nd gen shown off in sketchy photos

It's almost believable that, in a few months, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro will already be a year old. Given how the concept of a gigantic iPad, not to mention one that works with a dedicated stylus, still hasn't fully sinked into everyone's consciousness, it still feels too new to warrant a successor. And yet, one might already be announced in two month's time, keeping in step with a traditional annual cadence. That is, if this latest rumor, completely with alleged photos, of the next giant iPad Pro is to be believed.

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LG G Pad X 8.0 tablet and K10 phone hits AT&T this Friday

LG G Pad X 8.0 tablet and K10 phone hits AT&T this Friday

This upcoming Friday, AT&T will offer two new devices: the LG K10 smartphone and the LG G Pad X 8.0 tablet. The K10 smartphone will be offered under the AT&T Next (monthly device payment) program, while the tablet will be made available with a two-year contract option. Both devices fall into the budget tier, offering a couple new Android options for those who don't want to spend too much.

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Asus ZenPad 3S 10 tablet packs 9.7-inch 2K display

Asus ZenPad 3S 10 tablet packs 9.7-inch 2K display

In late June a rumor was making the rounds that a new tablet would debut this month from Asus, that rumor has now come true. Reports of a new tablet launching have surfaced and the tablet is called the ZenPad 3S 10. The screen isn't quite 10-inches wide at 9.7-inches and it has LED backlighting and a resolution of 1536 x 2048.

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Huawei MateBook 2-in-1 now available for order in the US

Huawei MateBook 2-in-1 now available for order in the US

Move over Surface Pro, you've got some competition. Or do you? Huawei tried its hand at creating a sleek 2-in-1 Windows 10 tablet and it almost succeeded. Almost. The Huawei MateBook almost checked all the right points in a premium Windows portable PC but faltered on the battery and the keyboard. Unfazed, the tablet that could be has officially launched in the US from different online stores, carrying a price tag that makes you think you're really getting what you pay for, and not exactly in a good way.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 goes on pre-order in the US

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 goes on pre-order in the US

There was a time when Samsung inundated the market with dozens upon dozens of smartphone and tablet models. Of late, it has tuned the numbers down a little, most especially when it comes to tablets. It's actually been a while since it put out a new member from its mid-range Galaxy Tab A series, and now it's making up for lost time with a completely new size option. For the first time, the tablet line gets a 10.1-inch model in the Galaxy Tab A 10.1, which also steps up the specs game just a wee bit.

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