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Apple’s iPad Pro 2 refresh could sneak in next week

Apple’s iPad Pro 2 refresh could sneak in next week

Apple could surprise us next week with new hardware, rumors from the supply chain suggest, potentially refreshing the iPad Pro line-up without the ceremony of an event. Expectations that the Cupertino company will revamp its tablet range this month have circulated for some time now, with analysts and others all suggesting both the 9.7- and 12.9-inch iPad Pro will be replaced by new versions. Now, there's the possibility that Apple will do that with little more fanfare than a press release.

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Here’s when and where Apple’s iPad event might take place

Here’s when and where Apple’s iPad event might take place

Apple has never been one to compete for space at big tech events, be it at CES, MWC, or IFA. It always holds its own conferences at its own pace, though those usually do coincide with some major events. Around this time last year, Apple was preparing for an iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro. This year, however, Apple’s traditional Spring gathering might be running a wee bit late. According to speculation, Apple could be holding that event, where it is expected to launch three new iPads, in the first week of April and at its brand new campus.

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2-in-1 detachables could improve PC market, says IDC

2-in-1 detachables could improve PC market, says IDC

While tables were still a minority at MWC 2017 last week, convertible and detachable PCs definitely made a big splash nonetheless. It isn’t by accident either. According to market analysis experts IDC, the popularity of detachable tablets and convertible notebooks is still strong, despite a decline in shipments last quarter. In fact, it predicts that this category could actually slow down the still ongoing decline of the overall PC market, at least by 2021.

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New HP Chromebook for education unveiled by Google

New HP Chromebook for education unveiled by Google

Earlier this week saw Google's senior VP of hardware clear up some remarks about the future of first-party Chromebooks. Fortunately, if you're a fan non-Google-made devices, the future continues to be bright with plenty of Chromebook options. The latest laptop comes from HP, Google has revealed, and is aimed at students in the classroom: the Chromebook x360 11 G1 Education Edition.

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Panasonic Toughbook CF-33 gets the 2-in-1 Windows 10 treatment

Panasonic Toughbook CF-33 gets the 2-in-1 Windows 10 treatment

2-in-1 tablets running Windows 10 are on the rise, especially at MWC 2017. Most, if not all, of these tablets have premium looks that also belie a certain fragility. Not so the new Panasonic Toughbook CF-33. At the name so plainly implies, this one is designed to stand the elements and some rough handling to boot. It is, however, no slouch either when it comes to performance. Which is pretty much as it should be, considering you’re paying premium for it.

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Porsche Design BOOK ONE 2-in-1 out-hinges Surface Book

Porsche Design BOOK ONE 2-in-1 out-hinges Surface Book

Porsche Design may not be the first company you'd think of to make a Microsoft Surface Book competitor, but the Porsche Design BOOK ONE is no simple 2-in-1. Revealed at Mobile World Congress 2017 today, the BOOK ONE promises the sort of high-style, high-performance computing that someone with a Porsche 911 key on their keychain might want. That means Windows 10, 7th generation Intel Core i7 processors, and a very mechanically-interesting hinge.

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Alcatel PLUS 12 Windows 2-in-1 puts LTE in the keyboard

Alcatel PLUS 12 Windows 2-in-1 puts LTE in the keyboard

Windows 10 tablets, be it detachable 2-in-1s or convertibles are becoming more common that it’s getting harder to stand out from the crowd. You can try to compete in specs or price but, chances are, you won’t be alone for long. Just like with the LED-covered A5 LED, Alcatel might have an ace up its sleeve with the PLUS 12 Windows 10 tablet. It is one of the few of its kind that comes with 4G LTE support but there’s a catch. That LTE connection doesn’t come from the tablet itself but from the detachable keyboard.

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Galaxy Book and Samsung Flow interaction demonstrated

Galaxy Book and Samsung Flow interaction demonstrated

Samsung’s MWC 2017 presentation was pretty much about large screens, from an Android tablet to two Windows 10 tablets. Despite still being outnumered by Android tablets and iPads, Windows tablets aren’t exactly a rarity. Samsung’s Galaxy Books, however, will have some advantages over its distant relatives. One such advantage ironically comes from outside the Galaxy Book itself. With the Samsung Flow app on both a Galaxy phone and a Galaxy tablet, users can enjoy an almost seamless experience between the two devices.

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Lenovo Tab 4 Series launches with two premium models, Kid’s Pack and more

Lenovo Tab 4 Series launches with two premium models, Kid’s Pack and more

Lenovo has launched its new Tab 4 Series tablets for families and kids, unveiling four new slates with kid-friendly experiences and, in the case of two models, premium features. There’s the Tab 4 8 and the Tab 4 10, their names indicating their display size, as well as the premium models Tab 4 8 Plus and Tab 4 10 Plus. Lenovo is also offering optional accessories that can turn these slates into either convertible ‘workhorses’ or into tablets specifically for kids.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 hands-on: Premium Android with S Pen

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 hands-on: Premium Android with S Pen

Does anybody care as much about Android tablets these days as Samsung does? With the tablet segment in the doldrums and little but the iPad making any money, you'd be forgiven for questioning the existence of the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S3, making its debut today at Mobile World Congress 2017. According to Samsung, though, this particular pen-enabled Android slate is just what the market ordered.

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Samsung Galaxy Book hands-on: S Pen and Win 10 to scare iPad Pro

Samsung Galaxy Book hands-on: S Pen and Win 10 to scare iPad Pro

2-in-1 tablets are selling like wildfire, and the new Samsung Galaxy Book range is the company's attempt to get in on the Windows 10 action. Offered in two sizes - the 10-inch Galaxy Book 10, and the 12-inch Galaxy Book 12 - both tablets, freshly revealed at Mobile World Congress 2017 today, feature high-end construction with lashings of real metal and glass. With a new S Pen, detachable keyboard, and optional integrated LTE, meanwhile, should Apple and Microsoft be worried?

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ARCHOS 101 Saphir rugged tablet comes with a keyboard

ARCHOS 101 Saphir rugged tablet comes with a keyboard

The word “Saphir” calls to mind “sapphire”, which, in the context of mobile devices, is usually associated with toughness and durability. That is probably the thought that ARCHOS is trying to evoke with the ARCHOS 101 Saphir, the first tablet in its rugged Saphir line. While it might not exactly be the toughest nor the most powerful, it may have one thing over other tablets in this niche market. This rugged Android tablet is really a 2-in-1 in disguise and comes with a keyboard to help boost productivity whenever and wherever.

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