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Melissa lives the tech-driven life she writes about. She's always on the hunt for the next gadget that will wow us with its design.

Tablet Wars: Will Windows 8 Give Microsoft the Edge Over Google and Apple?

Microsoft's new operating system has the makings of a solid competitor, but much work lies ahead for Windows 8 tablets if they are to overtake iOS and Android offerings.

Why We Need Windows 8 Tablets

Amidst the cacophony of mobile operating systems powering tablets, here's why we look forward to the potential of running Windows on a tablet.

Toshiba Introduces AT200, a Slimmer Android Tablet

New model shown off, but no U.S. release info as yet.

Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet A1, a $199 Bargain

With its low price, high-resolution 7-inch display, and a GPS that doesn’t need a data connection, Lenovo’s IdeaPad Tablet A1 remakes the future of tablets.

Samsung Unveils Galaxy Tab 7.7 Android Honeycomb Tablet

New 7-inch Honeycomb tablet is first with a high-resolution Super AMOLED Plus display.


Sony Tablet S Review: A Tablet That Goes Beyond Basics

Sony is fashionably late to the Android tablet party--but its gamble may just pay off.


Hands On With Sony’s Lightweight, Low-Cost Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T1

New pricing, design, and capabilities bring Sony's new e-reader in line with, and ahead of, its competition.


Steve Jobs Resigns From Apple, HP TouchPad Fire Sale, and New Cameras, Too

The PCWorld editors discuss the short and long-term implications of Apple CEO Steve Jobs' resignation. Plus, we discuss the fire sale craze that followed when HP discounted its discontinued TouchPad to $99, and more than a dozen new cameras coming this fall from Canon, Nikon, and Sony.


Apple Without Steve Jobs: A Charisma Crisis

Apple has gotten incredible mileage from the theater of its product presentations, but no one lights up the room the way Steve Jobs does. How will the company fill that void?

Buying a $99 HP TouchPad: One Person's Quest

In the end, buying a $99 TouchPad is not as easy as you might think.

5 Features That Shouldn’t Die With the HP TouchPad and WebOS

Even the disappointing TouchPad tablet had a few positives, and some of them showcased the abilities of WebOS.

Fusion Garage Unveils Android-Compatible Grid10 Tablet

Analysis: A company rises from the ashes to take its second stab at a tablet, this time with its own Grid mobile operating system.

Acer Iconia Tab A100 Reinvents 7-Inch Tablets

Crammed with ports, this stylishly designed tablet is the first to ship with Android 3.2. We get a chance to play with it.


Are Seven-Inch Tablets the New Sweet Spot for Tablet Buyers?

Acer and HP are set to swell the ranks of 7-inch tablets with new offerings. Compact versions may be the next tablet battleground.

Tests Show HP TouchPad Update Falls Short

HP's first major firmware update does little to improve the overall performance and usability of the TouchPad.