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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 Face-Off: Budget Models From Acer and Asus vs. Apple's iPad 2

The Apple iPad 2 and the Asus Transformer Pad TF300 are highly competitive, but the Acer Iconia Tab A200 falls behind.

TechHive: Reality Check: How E-Readers Can Fight to Stay Alive

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The e-reader is one of those rare niche gadgets that can and should have a place in our tech lives.

Nook Simple Touch With GlowLight Ships Early

Barnes & Noble gets a jump start on shipping its illuminated new e-reader to customers who pre-ordered the device, and warns of strong demand.

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Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch With GlowLight Review: An E-Reader That Truly Lets You Read Anywhere

The addition of an LED light source turns the Nook Simple Touch into the must-have e-reader for bookworms.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Review: A Low-Cost, Full-Featured Android Tablet

Android 4.0 and useful features such as a built-in infrared port highlight this 7-inch value-tablet standout.

Asus Transformer Pad TF300 Review: Value Tablet Delivers A Solid, But Mixed, Experience

This Android 4.0 tablet packs plenty of storage, but it makes a few sacrifices to achieve its value price.

Toshiba Excite 10 LE Review: Lightweight Tablet, Unfortunate Display

This is the lightest 10-inch-size tablet on the market so far, but its sluggish performance and disappointing display mar the experience.

Microsoft Windows RT: An Unfortunate Name for Windows on ARM

The new Windows running on ARM-based PCs and tablets will be dubbed Windows RT, a departure from x86 Windows 8 nomenclature that’s bound to create more consumer confusion, not less.

Barnes & Noble Unveils Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight

New model will be the only E Ink e-reader for sale with an LED-based light built-in.

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Samsung Announces Lower-Cost Android 4.0 Tablets

Our first impressions of the new models, shipping soon, is that Samsung is on the right path, but there's still room for more evolution in tablets.

New iPad vs. iPad 2: Which is the Better Deal?

Should you go with the new model and its better screen and processor, or save some cash on the smaller, lighter iPad 2?

New iPad Battery Life: Not as Good as iPad 2

In spite of Apple's claims, PCWorld Labs tests show that the new iPad doesn't match the iPad 2 in battery life.

Not So Hot: New iPad Heat Levels Comparable to Android Tablets

PCWorld Labs tests show heat dissipation is a universal tablet problem.

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SXSW in Review, Problems With the New iPad, and GeForce 680 on PCWorld Podcast #134

Mark tells us what was new at SXSW, Melissa raves about the iPad display but points out battery problems, and Nate enthuses about Nvidia's efficient new GeForce GTX 680.

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New iPad Slow to Recharge, Barely Charges During Use

Our lab testing shows that the third-generation iPad has some charging challenges.