Tablet Reviews

Rakuten Kobo Forma e-reader review: Refined experience, flawed package

The Rakuten Kobo Forma is a poster child for the tug-of-war behind the design of every device you own. Companies strive to find the right balance of size, weight and features based on market research and what’s worked well for them in the past. Sometimes it works out. Sometimes things go awry. Rakuten Kobo’s done well recently with large-format E-Ink devices like the Kobo Aura One. With the Forma, Kobo tried to give digital book lovers more of the same:…

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Amazon All-new Kindle Paperwhite review (2018): The best just got better

Amazon’s All-new Kindle Paperwhite comes along just in time. While we’ve loved prior versions, the e-reader hasn’t changed much since its debut in 2012, aside from incremental upgrades such as better front-lighting, additional storage and a few software tweaks. Its most recent version, from 2015, was losing ground to similarly priced competitors such as the Kobo Clara HD. With the All-new Kindle Paperwhite, Amazon’s not only managed to catch up to the competition, it’s lapped them. The new e-reader’s premium…

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2019 iPad Air review | Macworld

Apple’s new iPad Pros are high-end tablet marvels, with a new slim-bezel design, Face ID, crazy-fast A12X chip, and new wireless Apple Pencil. But when Apple introduced the overhauled third-generation models, it also blew up the price. The old 10.5-inch Pro was $649 and the new 11-inch replacement is $799, while the 12.9-inch model jumped from $799 to $999. That leaves a big price gap for anyone who doesn’t want an iPad Pro, but wants more than the basic $329…

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iPad mini (2019) review: Petite, portable power

Apple has a reputation for forcing change on us right when we’ve gotten comfortable with its designs. Sure, we often resist (and sometimes Apple is wrong), but more often than not the Cupertino company proves that breaking out of our comfort zones leads to better user experiences and perhaps even a better future. That’s why I’m surprised to see the new fifth-generation iPad mini. On the outside, it looks like a twin of its 2015 incarnation, to the point that…

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Best Kindle 2019: Reviews and buying advice

When someone says they want an e-reader, they most likely mean they want an Amazon Kindle. Knowing which Kindle to buy is the next question, and it depends on your budget and your reading preferences. With this guide and our in-depth reviews, we’ll help you find just the right Kindle for you or your lucky loved one. Updated 4/10/2019 with our review of the All-new Kindle, the updated affordable model (starting at $89.99 on Amazon with Special Offers, or $109.99…

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Review: The All-new Kindle Oasis upgrades to warmer light and lighter weight

The very name of Amazon’s “All-new Kindle Oasis” would seem to herald a radical overhaul. Thankfully, the changes to Amazon’s top-shelf e-reader are far less dramatic. Beyond the introduction of a new color-adjustable front light that can warm or cool the screen’s illumination, the All-new Kindle Oasis remains strikingly similar to its predecessor. And that’s good news. It’s still the best e-reading experience you can buy.  The all-new Kindle Oasis no impulse purchase, though. The base level device, which includes…

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Hands on with the Microsoft Surface Pro 7: Ice Lake looks promising

Most of the improvements in Microsoft’s Surface Pro 7 are tied to an Intel “Ice Lake” microprocessor upgrade, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Admittedly, we’ve dinged prior Surface tablets like the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 because they have largely remained static over the past few generations. We can’t quite say the same for the Surface Pro 7, for two reasons: One is that chip, and the other is the addition of a more modern USB-C port. Microsoft’s Surface…

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Amazon’s upgraded Fire HD 10 tablet finally dumps micro-USB for USB-C

After launching 16 new devices at its blowout Echo event last month, Amazon has one more thing to show off before its holiday push. On Monday, it rolled out a new version of its Fire HD 10 tablet, and it has a surprise in tow: a USB-C port. Mentioned in this article All-New Fire HD 10 Tablet (10.1″ 1080p full HD display, 32 GB) – Black That might not seem like a big deal in 2019, but it’s something of…

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Microsoft Surface Pro X vs 12.9-inch iPad Pro: Which big-screened productivity tablet is best?

In the world of ultraportable 2-in-1 tablets that can work as hard as they play, there are but two options: the iPad Pro and the Surface Pro. And on October 2, Microsoft unveiled not just a refreshed Surface Pro 7, but the brand-new Surface Pro X (available from microsoft.com), an always-on, always-connected tablet that seems solely designed to take on the 12.9-inch iPad Pro (available from apple.com). So let’s dive in and see how these two tablets stack up. Update 2:35:…

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Why the Surface Neo’s keyboard was the best thing at Microsoft’s hardware showcase

My Microsoft a-ha! moment came not with the surprise Surface Duo Android phone, nor with the two-screened Surface Neo, but when Microsoft unfolded the wraparound keyboard accessory that shipped with its dual-screen Neo prototype. Why? Because tapping on glass loses its appeal beyond banging out a quick text message. Actual work requires a keyboard with travel, in much the same way that we wear comfortable, cushioned shoes for walking or running. The Neo’s keyboard is emblematic of what Microsoft is trying…

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Leaks reveal Surface Pro 7, Surface Laptop 3, and Surface on ARM images before Microsoft event

More details about Microsoft’s upcoming Surface announcements have leaked out, revealing images of what apparently are the Surface Pro 7, Surface Laptop 3, and an ARM-based Surface, with perhaps more to come. Evan Blass, whose Twitter handle is @evleaks, published what appear to be marketing materials for the upcoming Surface devices, scheduled to be unveiled at a Microsoft event on Wednesday. The published photos generally line up with what was expected, including two different sizes of the Surface Laptop 3.…

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Redesigned ‘Microsoft Surface’ could join Surface Pro 7 with AMD, Intel, and Qualcomm CPUs

Microsoft will be reportedly launching not one but two Surface tablets next week, which will be built around microprocessors from AMD, Intel, and Qualcomm. Qualcomm’s contribution will be a modified Snapdragon 8cx chip that may be rebranded as something else entirely, according to a source. French blog Frandroid reported Friday that Microsoft will launch not one but two Surface tablets: the expected Surface Pro 7, but also a more dramatically redesigned Surface tablet, branded as the Surface 7. A Surface…

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Apple 10.2-inch iPad (2019) vs. Microsoft Surface Go

In about a month’s time, Microsoft may unveil the next generation of its year-old, entry-level Windows tablet, the Surface Go. For now, however, Apple has fired the first shot: a $329 10.2-inch iPad that offers a lot of what the Surface Go does, and for slightly less. While many Microsoft Surface tablets feel bulky when detached from their Type Cover keyboards, the $399 Surface Go does not. However, it’s also powered by a somewhat poky Intel Pentium Gold processor, while Apple’s…

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Ranking the Microsoft Surface launch rumors: What’s probable, what’s not

Most of Microsoft’s Surface product lineup is scheduled for a potential refresh at Microsoft’s October 2 event in New York City, and educated guesses, rumors, and potential reports of new Surface hardware are beginning to, er, surface. But which ones make sense? Last October, Microsoft’s Surface launch included the Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, the Surface Studio 2, and the Surface Headphones. Earlier in 2018, Microsoft announced the Surface Go and the Surface Book 2.  Theoretically, Microsoft could refresh…

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Google won’t be making its own Android or Chrome OS tablets any more

If you’ve been waiting for a Pixel Slate 2 or Pixel C 2, we have some bad news: Google has confirmed that it won’t be making its own branded tablets any more—Android, Chrome, or otherwise. Google confirmed a ComputerWorld report that stated the company was done making tablets. The publication said the decision was made public at an internal company meeting this week and included two smaller-sized projects that were in development. A spokesperson from Google said: “Chrome OS has…

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Samsung keeps the high-end Android tablet dream alive with the Galaxy Tab S6

Unpacked isn’t until next week, but Samsung can hardly wait to show us all of the new things it’s been working on. Ahead of the big show, Samsung has taken the wraps off the Galaxy Tab S6, a high-end Android tablet aimed at competing with Apple’s iPad Pro and featuring top-of-the-line specs, a Bluetooth S Pen, and the first in-display fingerprint sensor on a tablet. After launching the affordable Galaxy Tab S5e earlier this year, Samsung has skipped right to…

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How to get free books for your Amazon Kindle

When you own an Amazon Kindle, the cost of supporting a voracious reading habit can get very steep, very quickly. A quick glance at Amazon’s list of the Best Books of the Month shows that a decent read can set you back between $13 and $15 for a Kindle edition book. Sure, Amazon offers deals on great ebooks, but waiting for a deal could take forever. Many titles can be had for two bucks or less, but it takes work…

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Amazon is selling the Fire 7 Kids Edition Kindle tablet for an all-time low price of $60

Amazon’s Fire Kids Edition tablets are a popular pick for parents with good reason: they’re solid tablets with great warrantees at a great price. And today, Amazon has slashed the price of the Fire 7 Kids Edition to an all-time low of $60Remove non-product link, down from a list price of $100. This full-featured tablet allows kids to watch, read, listen, and play, while giving parents peace of mind. A two-year worry-free guarantee and an included protective case help safeguard against…

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How to connect your Kindle to a Wi-Fi Network

How to connect your Kindle to a Wi-Fi Network | PCWorld ‘); consent.ads.queue.push(function(){ try { IDG.GPT.addDisplayedAd(“gpt-superstitial”, “true”); $(‘#gpt-superstitial’).responsiveAd({screenSize:’971 1115′, scriptTags: []}); IDG.GPT.log(“Creating ad: gpt-superstitial [971 1115]”); } catch (exception) { console.log(“Error with IDG.GPT: ” + exception); } }); Follow the steps in this guide to connect your Amazon Kindle to Wi-Fi in no time at all. Thank you Your message has been sent. Sorry There was an error emailing this page. Séamus Bellamy/IDG “); }); try { $(“div.lazyload_blox_ad”).lazyLoadAd({ threshold :…

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