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Xplore updates Xslate R12 rugged tablet with Kaby Lake options

Xplore updates Xslate R12 rugged tablet with Kaby Lake options

The robust 12.5-inch FHD tablet is expanding into more SKUs with i7-7500U, i7-7600U, and Celeron 3865U options. Prices are expected to start at about 2100 Euros.
Lithium-Ion Batteries: Charging Guide for Maximum Endurance

Lithium-Ion Batteries: Charging Guide for Maximum Endurance

When taken good care of devices such as smartphones, tablets, and notebooks will most likely easily outlive their respective batteries, which these days more often than not aren’t user replaceable anymore. With this in mind it is more important than ever to improve both endurance and capacity through the right charging techniques. We’re going to give you a few tips and point out the most common mistakes.
Acer Aspire Switch 3 Pro convertible with Intel Pentium N4200 and Windows 10 Pro

Acer Aspire Switch 3 Pro coming soon

Acer's upcoming convertible slate has the same design as last year's Switch Alpha 12. It apparently uses a fanless cooling system as well but employs the Intel Pentium N4200 processor. Although this was not confirmed yet, we might see it unveiled tomorrow in New York City.
Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
Image source: Apple

Apple reduces commissions to App Store affiliates by 64%

Apple's App Store affiliates will now earn 2.5% for apps downloaded via their affiliate ID, down from 7%.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 Android tablet with S Pen coming soon to South Korea

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 LTE coming to South Korea this week

Unveiled next to the Galaxy Book back at MWC 2017, the new Galaxy Tab has been well received, and pre-orders have recently begun in various markets. Now, the LTE version of this tablet is ready to hit the South Korean market.
Alcatel A30 Android Nougat tablet with Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor

Alcatel A30 coming to T-Mobile in May

This tablet comes with almost the same specs as the A30 smartphone, the main difference being in the display department. This Qualcomm Snapdragon 210-powered slate runs Android Nougat out of the box and should hit the market next month for well below $150 USD.
Dell Latitude 3189 (N4200, HD) Convertible Review

82% Dell Latitude 3189 (N4200, HD) Convertible Review

Made to be robust! Dell has combined an 11.6-inch laptop with an energy-efficient CPU. According to the manufacturer, this combination should enable the notebook to survive an entire day at school. We have decided to take a closer look at these claims. Find out whether the Latitude 3189 can keep what it promises in our detailed review.
Intel Pentium N4200 | Intel HD Graphics 505 | 11.6" | 1.4 kg
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Intel Core m3-7Y32 SoC

Kaby Lake x86 2 cores @ 1000 - 3000 MHz 14nm
Samsung Galaxy Book Windows convertible tablet up for pre-order in the US starting tomorrow

Samsung Galaxy Book pre-orders in the US to begin tomorrow

This Windows convertible that made its debut back in February at MWC is finally ready to hit the US market. The pre-order prices start at $630 USD for the 10.6-inch model and $1,130 USD for the 12-inch model ($1,300 USD for the LTE variant).
Eve V convertible PC with Kaby Lake processor finally shipping

Eve V to begin shipping next month

This crowdfunded "Surface killer" was supposed to launch in February, but the whole program has been delayed due to undisclosed reasons. Now, this 12.3-inch Windows tablet with a built-in kickstand is already being tested and shipments should finally begin by the end of May.
Huawei MediaPad T3 Android tablet now available April 2017

Huawei quietly intros two MediaPad T3 tablets

While the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425-powered, 8-inch MediaPad T3 comes with Nougat and up to 3 GB RAM/32 GB storage, the cheaper MediaPad T3 7 uses the MediaTek MT8127 chipset and has lower specs overall, also coming loaded with Marshmallow.
Chuwi SurBook and SurBook mini tablets might arrive with Windows 10 and Linux variants

Chuwi unveils SurBook and SurBook mini tablets

These upcoming slates use both the Intel Celeron N3450 but come in different sizes - 10.5-inch and 12.3-inch. Both feature 6 GB RAM and are expected to come with Windows 10 or Linux on board.
Instead of repairing your iPad 4, service techs may replace it with an iPad Air 2. (Image source: iFixit)

Apple may replace your broken iPad 4 with an iPad Air 2

Customers that bring in an iPad 4 for repairs to authorized Apple service centers or Apple stores may have their device replaced with an iPad Air 2.
The Onyx Boox Typewriter is the first E Ink laptop in the world. (Source: Charbax)

Onyx shows off producitivity-focused E-Ink convertible laptop "typewriter" and tablets in Hong Kong

Onyx has introduced two prototypes of E-Ink devices: A "Typewriter" laptop, and a high-resolution Android tablet aimed not just at reading but for productivity.
Teclast X5 Pro Windows 10 tablet with Intel Kaby Lake processor

Teclast X5 Pro now available for $499.99 USD

This tablet can be acquired for $499.99 USD without the magnetic detachable keyboard, its specs including a 12.2-inch display, the Intel Core m3-7Y30 processor, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB internal storage, all with Windows 10 on top.
At least one of the three is a notebook with a 360-degree hinge that lets you place the keyboard to the rear of the screen. (Source: MSPowerUser)

Huawei's upcoming MateBook X leaked online

Newly leaked pictures and benchmark listings suggest that Huawei is following up on last year's MateBook with three new devices: the MateBook E, X, and D.
The Lenovo Blade features a unique approach to hybrid notebooks. (Source: iF World Design Guide)

Lenovo Blade aims to prove that the company isn't a one-trick innovation pony

Following in the Yoga Book's unconventional footsteps, Lenovo is back with an even more radical notebook design. Dubbed "Blade," the 2-in-1 device is at once a Windows laptop and Android tablet, and employs a unique mechanism for linking the two.
Google Android usage graph for April 2017 shows that Marshmallow is close to gaining the crown

Android Marshmallow closing in on Lollipop

Google's latest data collected during the first days of this month show Nougat still struggling to reach the 5 percent barrier, while Android Lollipop's domination is finally approaching its end.
Huawei MateBook convertible tablet successor surfaced on FCC

Huawei WX9 tablet hits FCC

Not long after a benchmark leak that revealed what appeared to be a Huawei MateBook Pascal model, one that has a similar codename has been spotted at FCC. Its specs are expected to include a Kaby Lake processor and 8 GB RAM.
Sony's new tablet reads and writes just like real paper. (Source: Sony Japan)

Sony announces a new, business-focused digital paper tablet

Sony's new tablet features improved specs compared to its predecessor and aims for business costumers. The electronic ink device only works with PDF files and is not meant as general-purpose tablet.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Windows Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Windows Tablets

April 2017 update. Here is the current list of Notebookcheck's top-ranked Windows tablets. This list is reviewed on a regular basis, checked by our editors and updated if needed. It is designed to help our readers with their purchase decisions.
LG G5 Android flagship gets full LineageOS 14.1 support

LineageOS now supports 15 more devices

The latest LineageOS update brings a new Gallery app, Quick Settings tiles, as well as support for more than a dozen devices, including the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 tablet, T-Mobile's LG V20, various Galaxy Note II variants, and more.
NTT DoCoMo store in Japan, tablet sales dropped in Japan in 2016 for the first time

Tablet shipments finally drop in Japan

After more than a year of going against the global trend, the Japanese tablet market has finally dropped for the first time in 2016. Apple controls over 40 percent of the local market, followed by Huawei and NEC/Lenovo.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Android tablets finally get Android 7.0 Nougat

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 and 9.7 receive Android 7.0

Both variants of this slim Android tablet receive the Nougat update in Europe, so the US should follow in the coming weeks as well. In addition to the usual Nougat changes, the new firmware also comes with Game Launcher.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

April 2017 update. Here you will find the best convertibles reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
The Surface Pro 5 may not be much different from its predecessor. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 might be less of an upgrade than expected

A recent rumor suggests that the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 will feature an upgraded processor but no other significant changes.
Ubuntu will use the GNOME desktop environment for future versions. (Source: Canonical)

Ubuntu kills Unity desktop, shifts focus to GNOME

Canonical is stopping all development on the Unity desktop and shifting focus to the GNOME desktop.
The Microsoft Surface is 2017's king of customer satisfaction. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft Surface ranked best overall tablet by J.D. Power

For the first time since its inception, the top spot in J.D. Power's annual Tablet Satisfaction Study has gone to the Microsoft Surface line of devices which narrowly edged out its Apple and Samsung competitors.
Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 Android tablet with Mediatek MT8176 and 4 GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage

Xiaomi unveils Mi Pad 3 Android tablet

This new 7.9-inch slate only comes with Android on board, featuring the new Mediatek MT8176 chipset, next to 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage. The price in China is around $220 USD, but the launch date is not public yet.
Apple iPad (2017) Tablet Review

91% Apple iPad (2017) Tablet Review

Just recycling? Apple did not even hold a keynote for its latest tablet model. All we got was a press release. We think: That is enough for the Apple iPad (2017), because it is a very good tablet – and finally for a fair price.
Apple A9 | Apple A9 / PowerVR GT7600 | 9.7" | 478 g
iOS 10 Spotlight screen, iOS 10.3.1 now available for download

Apple releases iOS 10.3.1

The new update comes in a small package, and it does not bring any new features, only offering the usual bug fixes and security improvements. All iOS 10 users can download it for free via OTA or iTunes.
The Nintendo Switch may be susceptible to warping. (Source: Technobuffalo)

Nintendo Switch users claim their consoles are warping

Nintendo's new Switch may be prone to warping. While the cause is unknown, current speculation suggests that leaving the console in its dock may cause heat buildup which could warp the chassis.
Cube iWork 3X Windows tablet with Intel Celeron N3450 processor

Cube unveils iWork 3X Windows tablet

This convertible tablet comes with a 12.3-inch high-resolution IPS display and an Intel Apollo Lake processor, next to 6 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage, all for around $290 USD in China and about $360 USD internationally.
Android Nougat statue, update 7.1.2 now rolling out early April 2017

Android 7.1.2 update rolls out

The new firmware is now available for Pixel C users, coming with a new launcher, a multitasking menu optimized for the larger screen, and more. However, Google still has to make the official announcement.
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 720 (7500U, QHD) Convertible Laptop Review

85% Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 720 (7500U, QHD) Convertible Laptop Review

3:2 Surface. With its QHD+ display and Kaby Lake 15-watt SOC, Lenovo’s IdeaPad Miix 720 represents formidable competition for the Microsoft Surface. But the unbalanced fans and low-quality microphone spoil the 12-inch model for us.
Intel Core i7-7500U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 12" | 1.2 kg
Could the Surface Pro's 2736x1824-pixel screen see an upgrade to 4K resolution? (Source: Tech Radar)

The Microsoft Surface Pro 5's release date is right around the corner, sources say

It's almost time for Microsoft to unveil its fifth iteration of the increasingly popular Surface Pro tablets. As well-received as they were, consumers are hoping that the company has addressed some of the device's drawbacks.
Sources disagree on whether the tablet will have an edge-to-edge display or a narrow bezel design. (Source: PhoneArena)

New iPad Pro could arrive this April

Could an updated iPad Pro become available as early as next month? There's a lot of uncertainty among analysts at the moment as it's anyone's guess as to when Apple will release the updated 10.5-inch tablet.
Microsoft's sleek Surface Studio was certainly eye-catching, but the machine is not exactly affordable. (Source: Microsoft)

The Surface Book 2 may not be a part of Microsoft's spring hardware launch

Microsoft has long been rumored to be planning a spring 2017 Surface launch, but what exactly will the device be?
Samsung teases Windows-based Galaxy Book 12 detachable in new video

Samsung teases Windows-based Galaxy Book 12 detachable in new video

The video unfortunately shows little about the Surface Pro 4 contender other than a few snippets of the hardware inside. Prices and availability remain mysteries.
iOS 10.3 is now available for download. (Source: Apple)

Apple iOS 10.3 now publicly available

The update brings a shift to Apple's new APFS file system, which should increase overall system performance and better allocate storage space. There are a few other changes as well.
Logitech Rugged Combo keyboard case for the new 9.7-inch iPad

Logitech unveils Rugged Combo keyboard case for the new iPad

This new accessory made for the new 9.7-inch iPad was designed for the education market, offering protection from drops and daily wear and tear, while its detachable keyboard provides a secure, approved solution for exams and tests.
The Asus Transformer Pro T304 with detachable keyboard. (Source: ASUS)

Asus launches the Transformer Pro T304 as a Surface Pro competitor

The Asus Transformer Pro T304 resembles the Surface Pro 4's design to the point of being almost indistinguishable from it. It even offers similar specs and accessories, plus a competitive price tag.
Google has admitted that less than half of the active Android devices in 2016 received security updates. (Source: Phone Arena)

Google promises better security for Android in 2017

Google has promised to provide more frequent and timely security updates for Android in 2017 due to the increasing number of Android-powered devices and the corresponding threat from malware.
The Getac F110 G3 is an 11.6-inch Skylake-based ruggedized tablet. (Source: Getac)

US Army goes for Windows with an order of nearly 10,000 ruggedized tablets

The US Army has ordered 9,783 Getac F110 G3 ruggedized tablets. The 11.6-inch tablets run Windows 10, have bonded-touch displays, dual battery capability, 4G LTE, NFC, barcode scanners, and pack full security suites.
The kickstarters say the device will work with both Android and iOS, utilizing a proprietary private signal that works up to 100 feet away. (Source: Superscreen)

Superscreen is a tablet that wirelessly streams content from your smartphone

Superscreen is a kickstarter project that aims to provide you with the big screen of a 10-inch tablet without the redundancy of owning two separate devices.
Xiaomi Redmi 4x Android smartphone, Xiaomi opens second factory in India

Xiaomi opens second factory in India

Thanks to the addition of a second factory in India, the Chinese brand is now capable of producing one smartphone per second during operational hours. Xiaomi India's head reveals that Xiaomi manufactures locally 95 percent of the Xiaomi handsets sold there.
People who work during their flight are among those affected by the ban.

Laptops and tablets are banned by the US and UK on various flights

First the US, now the UK. A US ban on carry-on consumer electronics larger than a cellphone, such as laptops, tablets, and e-readers, has been expanded to include UK flights. The ban covers flights to and from airports in several Muslim-majority countries.
Meet the new iPad. (Source: Apple)

Apple unveils a new iPad, new iPhone 7 model

The new iPad starts at $329 and will be available starting March 24. It features a 9.7-inch screen, a 64-bit A9 processor, and iOS 10. Also, a (PRODUCT) RED model for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is now available.
Asus ZenPad 8 Android tablet could get a 12-core successor soon

Mystery Asus tablet hits GFXBench

This unknown Android Nougat-driven tablet that surfaced on GFXBench is listed with a MediaTek MT8173 processor that usually has four cores, but this time it was detected as a dodeca-core part.

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