Don't-Miss Tablet Stories
It's a tablet, it's a laptop, it's a disappointment any way you use it.
The inexpensive tablet's price reflects mediocre features, ill-advised design decisions, and an extremely low-quality screen.
A $30 price hike buys you a faster performance, better sound, wireless charging, and an impressive 1080p display, all in a slimmer package.
It's light. It's even waterproof. And it's a serious contender in the 10-inch Android tablet market.
The Galaxy Note 8.0's humble chassis and $400 price tag don't inspire much confidence, but you'll find quite a lot to like here.
This slim tablet has slim accessories to match. Its full Windows OS is nice, but it is a tablet, so don't expect PC-level performance.
The ENVY x2 is well-designed convertible Windows 8 tablet with great looks and even better battery life. Performance is just adequate, though not disappointing.
Razer has built the most powerful Windows 8 tablet in the world. Its mission: To deliver sublime PC gaming. Its execution: Mixed.
This Chromebook is perfect for someone who wants a lightweight, portable tablet-like machine that has a keyboard.
Dell's clever Windows 8 RT convertible tablet delivers sensational run time from its dual batteries, but performance feels sluggish.
Surface Pro is a marked improvement over Surface RT, but the Windows 8 hybrid market is rapidly changing, so Microsoft's latest tablet may not be the device for you.
Acer's Atom-based Windows 8 tablet is great for video, if not books, and the docking station models are serviceable as netbook-sized laptops.
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