Tablet PC, iPad, Netbook, Notebook & Multi-Touch News, Reviews,Comparisons, Software and Accessories



Tablet PC News Archive

September 2015



September 1, 2015

Sony sneaks Xperia Z4 Tablet into Telstra stores today

Sony has sneaked its flagship Z4 Tablet into Telstra stores with the slate going on sale today.Sony Z4 Tablet

Telstra is offering the LTE variant of the Z4 Tablet with an allowance of 4GB of data for $62 per month on a 24 month contract. Customers will receive a complimentary Bluetooth keyboard valued at $299; however, this is only available via redemption and stock is limited.

Alternatively, the tablet can be purchased outright from the telco for $888.

Sony’s Z4 Tablet is manufactured in two variants — the second being a Wi-Fi only model — and it will be sold exclusively from Sony’s retail and online stores for $799.

Launching the tablet under the radar is an opportunistic move for Sony. Apple is holding a 9 September launch event, which is supposedly dedicated to the unveiling of a succeeding iPhone and, potentially, a revised iPad.




What is the best 10 inch tablet?

Please take the time to consider which ecosystem is right for you, perhaps you’ve been living in the Family Tabletworld of iOS and are not looking to change. Maybe Apple devices have never tempted you and you still live on Windows or have moved to Android. Bottom line, the best tablet for you is likely the one that works on your chosen ecosystem.

Just how does one decide what the best 10 inch tablet is? For starters, we recommend looking for quality in materials and craftsmanship. From there, specifications are a factor one must consider carefully. Overall design and availability of accessories are important, and the price tag can be the final deciding factor for any tablet purchase.

Let’s look at a few contenders for best 10 inch tablet. Note: Keeping in line with how these devices are generally marketed, we will consider any tablet from about 9.7-inches up to 10.5-inches in this 10-inch category.

Starting off this list, that is in no apparent or logical order, is the Apple iPad Air 2. As Apple’s current flagship tablet, the iPad Air 2 is an excellent tablet option for those looking for a fairly powerful device to keep up with their favorite games or productivity apps.

It is an understatement to say that Samsung has more than one device on the market, as such, it would have been really easy to squeeze in more than one tablet here. The difference between some of the tablets is subtle, but once device jumps out at us today, the newly released Samsung Galaxy Tab S2.

Running around with a powerful Exynos 5433 SoC, 3GB of RAM and an optional detachable keyboard, this Android tablet is one of many Samsung tablets worthy of your consideration.




Sling TV launches on Fire tablets

The Sling TV app, which is already available on Andoid, iOS, XBox One and Roku devices, and recently became available on Amazon’s Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, can now be downloaded on the Amazon Amazon TabletAppstore. Some tablet owners can also use the opportunity to gain access to a free 14-day trial of Sling.

Sling, which is owned by Dish Network, launched in January 2015 as an attempt to target cord-cutters with mix-and-match plans starting at $20 per month. It originally partnered with Maker Studios as part of its $20 “Best of Online TV” package, and it recently launched a new channel with content from Maker’s gaming brand Polaris as part of its “Best of Live TV” package (also $20). It also secured live streaming and VOD rights to Univision’s news, entertainment and sports portfolio.




Microsoft cuts prices on Surface Pro 3 in anticipation for the upcoming Surface Pro 4

We know without a doubt that Microsoft will bring us a new member of its popular tablet-line, the Surface Pro,  later this year. Most likely bearing the name Surface Pro 4, the upcoming tablet will very likely capitalize on features introduced in the latest OS from Microsoft, Windows 10. It also has to be a significant upgrade from its predecessor, the Surface Pro 3, which did surprisingly well, considering Microsoft is hard-pressed by rough competition in the tablet market, with giants Apple and Samsung pushing out yearly flagships that leave little breathing room for competitors.

Speaking of which, the Surface Pro 3 might just become even more popular, since the Bill Gates-founded company has been slashing prices on Surface Pro 3 tablets considerably, with as much as $150 on some models. While this is good news by itself, it’s also a strong indication that the Surface Pro 4’s release date might be closer than anticipated. While Microsoft has not announced any particular release dates, specs or prices for its upcoming tablet, it’s safe to assume it will come out sometime this fall.

Now, this leaves consumers facing two options. The first is to obviously hold off on any purchases and see what the Surface Pro 4 and all the surrounding hype is all about. The other, based on recent Pro 3 price reductions, is to make the most of these and pick up a solid tablet for a surprisingly good price. The cheapest version of the Pro 3, the 64 GB one, sadly did not receive any price-trims. It will still set you back $799. However, more high-end versions of the tablet-PC hybrid have seen some pretty hefty reductions across the board, with the i7 CPU, 512 GB version of the Pro 3 going down to $1,799 from $1,949, or the i5 CPU, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB storage version going down to $1,149 from $1,299.



September 2, 2015

Lenovo's Miix 700: Like a Surface Pro 3 but with a better, included keyboard

Do you like the Surface Pro 3 but wish it came with the keyboard? Consider the Lenovo Miix 700 which includes the accessory and offers a better typing experience.Lenovo Mix 700 Tablet

've said many times over the past year or so that Microsoft's Surface Pro product line is among the best hardware the company has ever made.

I got my hands on one briefly and it looks very much like a Surface Pro 3, complete with integrated stand. The keyboard is not only better than Microsoft's but it's included: The starting price is $699 for a Miix 700, including the keyboard and it arrives in November.

While I like Microsoft's Type Cover, in just a short time using the Miix 700, I immediately preferred it. That shouldn't surprise: Even before Lenovo bought IBM's computer business, the devices were known for their excellent typing experiences.

Lenovo will also offer an optional "active pen" stylus with the laptop when it becomes available.




5 Drool Worthy Intel-Powered Devices for Back to School

The bad news about back to school shopping is that you have to go back to school. Bummer! The good news is that back to school time is hands down the best time to finagle a new device out of the parents — you can always give your birthday and the holidays a shot, but there’s no substitute for being able to play the practicality card. Lots of devices out there to choose from, though, so we’re here to help you out and make sure you end up being the coolest kid in class with one of these top 5 picks.

5 Drool-worthy Back to School Devices from Chip Chick on Vimeo.




Lenovo Launches ThinkPad Yoga 260 And 460 Models Plus ThinkCentre M900 Tiny SFF PC

In addition to the consumer PC refresh, Lenovo is updating and relaunching some of its business Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260devices. The ThinkPad Yoga is the prosumer level version of the Yoga series, and includes the 360° hinge which allows it to be used as a laptop, or in three touch modes. Lenovo is also rolling out the ThinkCenter M900 Tiny, which is its latest rendition of the ultra-compact form factor for businesses.

The Yoga 260 features a 12.5-inch display with both 1366x768 and 1920x1080 offerings. The latest models are of course updated with Intel’s new Skylake-U series processors, with everything from i3-6100U all the way up to i7-6600U models available. You can outfit the laptop with up to 16 GB of DDR4 RAM and up to 512 GB of SSD storage. Battery life is rated at 10 hours on this model.

The ThinkPad Yoga 460 is the 14-inch version, and it can be had with either 1920x1080 IPS or 2560x1440 IPS panels. The processor choices are just listed as Core i5 and i7 models, but it should be the same U series as the smaller 260 mode but with an optional GeForce 940M GPU. The 460 can only be had with 8 GB of DDR3L memory, a 256 GB SSD, or a 1 TB HDD. Battery life is rated the same as the 260, coming in at 10 hours.



September 3, 2015

Apple Sept. 9 Event: iPhone 6s, iPad Pro, Apple TV And Everything To Expect
Tech Times

An iPhone 6s, a long awaited revamped Apple TV, new software, additional Apple Watch bands and the long rumored iPad Pro as Apple's "one more thing" are expected to show up on Sept. 9.Apple Skyline

iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus  As expected, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will look pretty much the same as the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, but with several notable changes. First off, Apple is said to be using 7000 series aluminum for its new iPhones, a much stronger and more durable alloy than the 6000 series it uses for its current flagships, a move that is seen to be Apple's attempt to finally put Bendgate behind it.

Rumors of a 12.9-inch iPad called the iPad Pro have been in the air for quite some time, and perhaps we may expect to see such a device next week. The latest report from 9to5Mac says Apple may finally unveil the much rumored large-screen tablet on Sept. 9, along with a refreshed iPad mini.

The iPad Pro is codenamed J98/J99 and is expected to run on iOS 9.1 out of the box. The tablet will have two front-facing speakers and Force Touch. Meanwhile, the iPad mini 4 will, of course, be an even thinner version of the iPad mini 3. It will reportedly run on an A-series chip and will have an upgraded camera.

Not much else is known about the iPad Pro, and 9to5Mac says Apple may still push back the announcement of the device for October.




Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Update: To Be Equipped With 3D Facial Recognition
Dispatch Times

According to Apple Insider, the mega-tablet is expected to sport a massive 12-inch display.

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 is widely rumored to be released this October.

Although the publication has a hit-and-miss track record on the rumours beat, reliable Microsoft reporter Paul Thurrott has backed up the story.

There is a high probability that the Surface Pro 4 will indeed be revealed in the October Event and that it will run on the new, Windows 10 OS. Certainly, Microsoft will want some kind of sensor in the Surface Pro 4 that takes advantage of Windows Hello.




Apple iPad Air 2 vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab S2: Spec comparison and review
MNR Daily

Both are literally at par when it comes to display sizes and resolution. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 comes with a Super AMOLED 2048x1536 resolution display while the iPad Air 2 comes with Retina Display 2048x1536 resolution unit. Both 9.7-inch displays have a 256 ppi pixel density.Apple iPad Air 2 tablets


Spec wise the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 overpowers the iPad in brute force strength, but this does not necessarily mean that the iPad is a slouch in anyway, as Apple is known to make good use of what little power it has via their more streamlined iOS operating system. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 uses the Octa-core 64-bit Exynos 4533 processor coupled with a huge 3GB of RAM, while the Apple iPad Air 2 utilizes a slower triple-core A8X chip coupled with 2GB of RAM.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 remains to have the expandable memory feature via an SD card, similar to its predecessors, while the iPad Air 2 does not.

Both devices are basically neck and neck when it comes to their capabilities with the only deciding difference, for most users, being with the operating system they utilize. So the decision is really up to users if they want to go with Android or iOS when it comes to both these devices as they are both very capable of giving users a problem free experience with both operating systems.




Acer bets on Android gaming with $300 Predator 8 tablet

Acer has teased a gaming tablet for several months, but today the company has officially announced the Predator 8, an 8-inch $299.99 Android device that is designed specifically for gamers, at the same it unveiled a convertible Chromebook and a pair of Windows 10 smartphones.Acer  Predator 8 Gaming Tablet

Spec-wise, the Predator 8 seems like other premium Android slates, including the latest verison of Android -- 5.1 Lollipop -- an Intel Atom x7-8700 processor, 1,920x1,200 resolution display, 2GB of RAM, and either 32GB or 64GB of built-in storage. However, Acer has added a number of wrinkles that it believes will make the Predator a superior gaming tablet -- even if gaming-specific tablets haven't exactly caught on in the marketplace.

These include Predator TacSense, which provides tactile feedback while you are playing games, Predator ColorBlast, which Acer says will support 100 percent of the NTSC color gamut, and Predator Quadio, four front-facing speakers that deliver simulated surround sound. The company has worked with Gameloft to make sure its Asphalt 8 racing title works with TacSense, and the Predator 8 will come with 320,000 game credits pre-loaded. Of course, it wouldn't be a "gaming" tablet without the design touches that set it apart from other devices, as you can see in the image above.

Acer promises a bevy of accessories for the Predator 8, including a stylus if you feel like being productive on the touchscreen, which the company claims has a higher density of touch sensors built into it than other displays.



September 4, 2015

Toshiba's featherlight tablet sets the stage for the iPad Pro
The Verge

Toshiba has been experimenting with different 2-in-1 PC concepts over the years, and today it’s Toshiba's prototype tabletunveiling its latest tablet prototype. I had a chance to get a closer look at Toshiba’s creation, and when I first picked it up, I thought it was a dummy without a battery. It’s so light that it reminds me of my reaction to Lenovo’s incredibly lightweight laptops earlier this year. Toshiba has opted for a 12-inch display on this prototype at 1920 x 1280. While the company isn’t sharing exact specifications, the concept uses an Intel Atom processor inside. The processor and the build materials (it appears to be plastic) are the key components behind such a light tablet.

Toshiba is using magnets to attach a keyboard to the tablet when you’re transporting it in a bag. It looks and feels just like a regular laptop when the keyboard and tablet are attached together and closed. When you're using the keyboard it simply looks like one of the popular Logitech iPad keyboards that you dock a tablet into. There’s even a stylus that sticks to the side of the tablet thanks to a weird clip, but Toshiba says it’s not a final design and the company is experimenting with other ways to attach the stylus. Keeping a stylus secured to a tablet has been a difficult problem for PC makers to solve, and rumors suggest Apple’s upcoming iPad Pro will include a Force Touch-based stylus, so Apple will also be forced to solve this issue.



September 8, 2015

Hands-on: Lenovo's Miix 700 looks and feels like a Surface, but better

The Lenovo Ideapad Miix 700 is simply a Lenovo Surface – just a bit better.

That might not be the most intriguing way of introducing Lenovo’s Surface clone, but it’s the most accurate. Place them side by side, eliminate some of the external markings, and you’d be hard pressed to tell the difference between the two.

But which Surface? It depends on which one you’re comparing Lenovo's tablet against. The Miix 700 is a 12-inch tablet, the same form factor as the Surface Pro 3. But with processors reportedly ranging up to the new Skylake Core m7 (Lenovo demonstrated it with a Core m5 at its stand at IFA) it might be more on par with the Surface 3. The Miix 700 can be configured with up to 8GB of memory, and will run Windows 10.

As for the price, well, it’s somewhere in the middle: $499 for the Surface 3, $799 for the Surface Pro 3, and a starting price of $699 for the Miix 700. We’ve heard that it should be out in the United States this fall, most likely November.




Microsoft is expanding its distribution of Surface Pro tablets and making enterprise services for them available via new partnerships with Dell and HP.Microsoft Surface pro 3

A day ahead of Apple's expected launch of new iPads for business users, Microsoft is out to show that it has an established and growing business presence with its Surface Pro tablets.

On September 8, Microsoft announced that Dell, HP and Avanade/Accenture all will be reselling its Surface Pro tablets, and supplementing them with enterprise-grade services and apps.

These vendors are the first three participants in Microsoft's new Surface Enterprise Initiative, which is focused on furthering business adoption of Surfaces running Windows 10. But more partners may be coming, Microsoft officials said.

Dell will begin offering the Surface Pros and related accessories, including docking stations, covers and pens, to its customers in the U.S. and Canada starting in early October. Dell's North American commercial sales force will sell Surface Pros alongside Dell's own Venue Pro and Latitude tablets, which are also aimed at business users. Later this year, Dell will also sell Surfaces via its Dell.com/Work site.




Why Amazon Is Planning to Release a $50 Tablet for the Holidays

Amazon is reportedly releasing a $50 tablet, which would make it that much easier for the e-commerce giant to get consumers to purchase its digital content.

While Amazon is known for its e-commerce prowess, its performance in the device market is less stellar, with the Fire Phone flop and a recent scaling back on its consumer device division. But a recent report from The Wall Street Journal shows that the Seattle-based company is far from ready to give up on the device market.

The Journal's Greg Bensinger reported that Amazon is gearing up to release a $50 6-inch tablet just in time for the holidays. This would be considerably cheaper than Amazon's current portfolio of Fire tablets, the cheapest of which sells for $99. It would also be considerably cheaper than some of the more popular tablets in the market--Apple's (AAPL - Get Report ) cheapest iPad sells for $299, Samsung's cheapest tablet sells for $135.



Apple Live Stream-Watch NOW

For the first time ever, Apple is letting Windows 10 users view the live stream via the Microsoft Edge browser

The Bigest News in iPad Since the iPad

Apple iPad Pro Piano

The iPad Pro - 12.9 inches! - 5.6 million pixels

A9-chip - 10 Hours of battery life - 4 speaker audio system

1.57 pounds - New Attachable Smart Keyboard - New Apple Pencil

Microsoft Office WITH INK for Apple Pencil - New Adobe Photo Shop Apps

iPad Pro Prices

iPad Pencil $99  - iPad Pro Keyboard - $169

Available in November

     ipad family


Mike Nash here from the Customer Experience and Portfolio Strategy team at HP. Microsoft’s Yusuf Mehdi today announced that HP is part of the Surface Enterprise Initiative, which brings a new set of solutions to help enterprises get the most from Windows 10. 

Our customers have given us great feedback on HP’s own devices, as evidenced by our positon as the world’s #1 Commercial PC maker, our unparalleled market position, our go-to-market capability and our service capacity. But they’ve also told us that they want to deploy Microsoft’s excellent Surface Pro 3, due to its form factor and usage flexibility, among the other systems in their enterprise environments. 

These same customers – especially global customers – have said they would like to see HP not only selling Surface Pro 3, but also supporting it.  To respond to this set of customer needs, we are excited to announce that as part of the Surface Enterprise Initiative with Microsoft, we will be offering the Surface Pro 3 through the HP direct sales force. Independently, we will also be offering a new set of HP Care Packs designed specifically to help customers to plan, configure, deploy and manage in enterprise environments. We also plan to offer some mobility workflow transformation tools and services that will be available next year.





September 9, 2015

Apple Live Stream-Watch NOW

For the first time ever, Apple is letting Windows 10 users view the live stream via the Microsoft Edge browser

The Bigest News in iPad Since the iPad

Apple iPad Pro Piano

The iPad Pro - 12.9 inches! - 5.6 million pixels

A9-chip - 10 Hours of battery life - 4 speaker audio system

1.57 pounds - New Attachable Smart Keyboard - New Apple Pencil

Microsoft Office WITH INK for Apple Pencil - New Adobe Photo Shop Apps

iPad Pro Price

iPad Pencil $99  - iPad Pro Keyboard - $169

Available in November

     iPad Family 2015


Mike Nash here from the Customer Experience and Portfolio Strategy team at HP. Microsoft’s Yusuf Mehdi today announced that HP is part of the Surface Enterprise Initiative, which brings a new set of solutions to help enterprises get the most from Windows 10. 

Our customers have given us great feedback on HP’s own devices, as evidenced by our positon as the world’s #1 Commercial PC maker, our unparalleled market position, our go-to-market capability and our service capacity. But they’ve also told us that they want to deploy Microsoft’s excellent Surface Pro 3, due to its form factor and usage flexibility, among the other systems in their enterprise environments. 

These same customers – especially global customers – have said they would like to see HP not only selling Surface Pro 3, but also supporting it.  To respond to this set of customer needs, we are excited to announce that as part of the Surface Enterprise Initiative with Microsoft, we will be offering the Surface Pro 3 through the HP direct sales force. Independently, we will also be offering a new set of HP Care Packs designed specifically to help customers to plan, configure, deploy and manage in enterprise environments. We also plan to offer some mobility workflow transformation tools and services that will be available next year.





September 10, 2015

Head to Head: Apple iPad Pro vs. Surface Pro 3

iPad Pro vs Surface 3 Pro

If you watched Apple reveal the iPad Pro in its keynote event, you may have thought you were having déjà vu . After all, by creating a tablet that is supposed to rival a desktop computer, Apple has put its new iPad in direct competition with Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3. The accessories for the iPad Pro even bear a striking resemblance to the Surface’s.

The Surface Pro 3 came out over a year ago, and in Apple time that’s enough to pump out a new iPhone generation, so a lot of the technology has changed. If you are a mega-tablet enthusiast, you’ll want to check out this full spec rundown to see how the upcoming iPad Pro compares to the existing Surface Pro 3.

Surface 3 Pro vs iPad Pro compare




Hands on: iPad Pro and Apple Pencil: A huge tablet and an impressive tool

Apple was never supposed to produce its own tablet peripherals, beyond iPad covers and a couple of plug-in doodads like an SD Card reader. Yet, here they are and here I am touching them all. Crazier iPad Pro and Apple Pencilyet, it’s all kind of cool and actually makes perfect sense, especially when you consider the iPad Pro’s nearest competition is the Microsoft Surface Pro, another big tablet with an optional, magnetically-attached keyboard and pen accessories.

Touching the tablet

Did I mention this tablet is huge? Oddly, though, the 1.57-pound device doesn’t feel heavy. Probably because, unlike the original iPad, which was almost the exact same weight, the iPad Pro’s girth is spread out over a 12-inch by 8.68-inch frame. The iPad Pro is also surprisingly thin. At 6.9 mm, it’s just .8 mm thicker than the iPad Air 2.

The 12.9-inch display offers a lot of real estate. It’s slightly larger than the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (12 inches) and has a higher resolution 2732 x 2048 Retina versus the Surface’s 2160 x 1440. This will make it a great companion for iOS 9’s new multi-tasking features. I saw a bit of this in action and noticed just how much space there is to work with. You’re not squeezing in a tiny web page on one side and a full size email window on the other. There’s really room to work. Photos and video also looked beautiful. And if you want to read news in the new News app, it looks and feels like you're holding a magazine.




How to train your Windows 10 PC to better recognize your handwritting

Do you blame computers for your terrible handwriting? We do too. Luckily, Windows has become pretty good at recognizing our scribbles, but if you find that your Windows 10 hybrid/tablet PC is still having difficulty converting your written words to text, training it will help tremendously. Here’s how to begin.


Step 1: Start Settings, then, using the search bar on the top left corner, type ‘Language’.

Step 2: Click on ‘Language’ and the traditional Control Panel should open

Step 3: Next to your primary language, click ‘Options’

Step 4: Click ‘Personalize handwriting recognition’

Step 5: Select ‘Teach the recognizer your handwriting style

Step 6: Select either ‘Sentences’ or ‘Numbers, symbols, and letters’ to begin training, and follow the instructions.

The more you train your PC, the better it gets at recognizing your handwriting.



September 11, 2015

9-11-2001 We will never forget


iPad Pro Proves That Microsoft Was Right About Tablets

Apple  the giant 12.9-inch iPad Pro at its keynote event on Wednesday, which is only marginally smaller than the 13-inch MacBook. It blurs the line between a tablet and a laptop (an iPad and a Mac in this case), and is targeted at business users. The two most notable accessories of the iPad Pro are a stylus and a keyboard. The device transforms to use touch, stylus, and keyboard.

Microsoft pioneered the business tablet category

The fact that Apple believes in hybrid devices is proof that Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has been right in its tablet strategy all along. The Redmond-based company launched its productivity-focused Surface tablet three years ago. But the Surface line didn't taste success until Surface Pro 3 became wildly popular among business users. The Surface line comes with a keyboard and stylus, runs Microsoft Office, and offers the split-screen mode for multi-tasking. The iPad Pro comes with the same accessories and brings same productivity features, though it has better specs.

It means Apple is now adopting Microsoft's core message for its own post-PC future. Does iPad Pro pose a serious threat to Microsoft? Maybe, but the software giant isn't concerned, primarily because it is focusing on software and services. Microsoft would be concerned if iPad Pro users don't use Office and other productivity products offered by Redmond. That's why Microsoft's Office chief Kirk Koenigsbauer took to stage at Apple's keynote event to demonstrate how Office works on the iPad Pro.



4 Surprises From Apple's iPad Pro
Motley Fool

Although the iPad Pro appears to be a competitor to its Surface Pro line, Microsoft was given stage time to show how Office will work on the new tablet. It was an appearance meant to surprise the the crowd, and it certainly showed the ever-blurring line between competitors and partners.

Apple also trotted out Adobe for a similar demo, which showed features it had built into some of its programs specifically designed for iPad Pro.

The new tablet was positioned using the word "enterprise," and it certainly seems like a rival for Surface Pro 3 and that entire Microsoft product line in general. Apple didn't try to pretend the Pro is for everyone, but it did push it to serve a niche. The unanswered question, of course, is who should buy the tablet/keyboard combo instead of a comparably priced MacBook Air.

Essentially, Apple is betting that improved specs, including a more powerful processor, and the addition of the keyboard and stylus, will unlock some new uses and a new audience for iPad. That's a big bet that has only been a modest success for Microsoft, but Apple has never hesitated to attempt to conquer a market where a competitor has struggled.

The Pencil costs $99, while the Smart Keyboard is $169. iPad Pro will start will start at $799 for 32GB with WiFi, or 128GB for $949.




September 14, 2015

Happy Rosh Hashana

Blow the Shofar, Eat Apples, Honey, Drink Wine and Celebrate the New Year ….
Wishing You A Happy & Healthy Rosh Hashana 5776



Microsoft to launch Surface Pro 4 and new phones at October 6th event
The Verge

Microsoft has started inviting media outlets to a special Windows 10 devices launch next month. The software giant is holding a press event in New York on October 6th to unveil a range of hardware running Windows 10. The Verge previously confirmed details of the October launch, and Microsoft looks set to launch its Surface Pro 4, Lumia 950 / Lumia 950 XL handsets, and a new Microsoft Band in the same hardware event. Microsoft isn't revealing exactly what the mysterious hardware event is about, other than a hint at Windows 10-powered hardware.



Apple's iPad Pro proves Microsoft was always right about the Surface
The Next Web

IPad Pro Launch

If you’ve been on the internet at all this week, you probably know that Apple launched a bunch of new devices. But the most shocking announcement wasn’t the new iPhones, redesigned Apple TV or fancy new Hermès watches.

It was a version Microsoft’s Surface – or at least something that looks a lot like it. Of course, I’m talking about the iPad Pro, which Apple touts as having desktop-class computing power and can be bought with a keyboard cover and – *gasp* – a stylus (which Apple calls a Pencil).

More than just being a giant tablet on steroids, the iPad Pro is a watershed device for Apple: for the first time, the company is purposefully blurring the line between its tablets and laptops.

The iPad Pro is supposed to be thin and light enough to take practically anywhere, but still powerful enough to do most of what you can on a laptop. That’s exactly the versatility the Surface and Windows 10 are meant to enable. Apple may have chosen its mobile operating system as the foundation rather the desktop one, but the end goal is the same.

Of course, the iPad Pro can’t do everything Microsoft’s Surface or a proper laptop can right now. It still runs iOS, so it’s missing out on the myriad of industry-standard OS X and Windows 10 apps.



September 15, 2015

How Does the iPad Pro Compare Against the Surface Pro?
Paste Magazine

“Surface is clearly a product where we’ve gotten the formula right, earned fans, and can apply this formula to other parts of our hardware portfolio,” said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. The Surface tablets have found particular success in the education sector, according to Microsoft.

Apple iPad Pro bears some similarities to tablets like the Surface Pro 3, the most recent in the range which was released in June of last year.

For one thing, the iPad Pro comes with a new add-on in the form a keyboard cover, which looks very similar to the Surface Pro 3. But once you drill down to specific features, you’ll find a mixed bag of features and could this signal a reigniting of the tablet battle?

A lot has been said of the iPad Pro’s large 12.9-inch screen, with 2732 × 2048, as it’s impressive. This compares with the Surface Pro’s 12” 2160 × 1440 screen so Apple wins out here but what could Microsoft have planned for the Surface Pro 4? At the same time, how big can you go with a tablet?




Xplore Unveils XSLATE B10 Fully Rugged Tablet

Xplore Technologies Corp. , manufacturer of the world’s broadest range of high-quality rugged tablet computers, today launched the XSLATE B10, the industry’s most fully featured, fully rugged tablet computer to date. With a set of eight ports, four sealed from behind, and an IP65 rating, the B10 comes standard with the Intel® Core™ i5 CPU or upgradeable to i7 vPro CPU to provide top speeds to process data.

"The XSLATE B10 is the hardest worker yet. After spending a day on the job with the XSLATE B10, you’ll understand why this truly mobile, fully featured tablet PC sets a new standard in ruggedness and connectivity," said Mark Holleran, Xplore Technologies President and COO. "Built with unfailing protection in mind, it endures extreme work environments. At 10.1”, it’s compact, yet commanding in the field."

The B10 is designed to meet and exceed the needs of customers across vertical industries, from frozen tarmacs to sweltering oil rigs. Customers now have access to a premier, fully rugged and lightweight tablet with all the ports and battery life necessary to stay active in the field, whether in telecommunications, manufacturing, transportation or distribution.




September 16, 2015

Microsoft updates OneNote with support for iOS 9, iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, Handoff, and Spotlight



iOS 9 is launching today, and Microsoft’s OneNote team is wasting no time. The company updated OneNote with support for iOS 9, iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, Handoff, and Spotlight all in one go. You can download the new version now directly from Apple’s App Store.

The biggest iOS 9 feature that OneNote now supports is multitasking. That means on the iPad Air 2 and the upcoming iPad Pro, you will be able to run split view and run two apps at once (just like Windows users have been able to for years).

On most newer iPads, you’ll also be able to use “slide over” to quickly take notes. Slide Over lets you open OneNote atop another app and quickly scribble something down without interrupting whatever you’re currently doing.

This is no small update, and Microsoft had to work closely with Apple to get it out. Indeed, the OneNote team hints as much: “If you thought our August update was big on small improvements, it’s because we were laboring behind the scenes (including a few trips to Apple’s secret underground bunker … shhh) to get everything prepped for this release.”




Toshiba Unveils Ultra-Compact Click 10 2-In-1

Toshiba announced an all-new ultra-compact two-in-one detachable PC, the Satellite Click 10, Toshiba Click 10 tabletweighing in at 2.2 pounds.

The Click 10 features a 10.1-inch diagonal Full HD TruBrite touchscreen. The display can be easily detached and used as a tablet that measures only 0.36 inches thin and weighs just 1.2 pounds.

The PC is optimized for Windows 10. It features multi-directional TruTalk microphones and a dedicated Cortana key for easily calling up Microsoft’s personal digital assistant, plus a high-resolution 8-magapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel front webcam. It also comes with Office mobile apps pre-installed and stereo speakers with Dolby Digital Plus.

The Click 10 is powered by the new Intel Atom x5 processor with 64-bit processing, which delivers a battery life rating of more than seven hours.




iOS 9 launch live: Apple's new iPhone and iPad software released


Join us as Apple prepares to release the latest version of its operating system for the iPhone and iPad




Tip: Get a Recovery Image for Your Surface

If you own a Surface tablet of any kind, be aware that Microsoft offers a downloadable recovery image which you can use to recover the device to its original, factory-fresh state. This image is your final line of defense—barring a support call—in the event of an otherwise non-recoverable error.

I mentioned this recovery image previously in Tip: Be Prepared to Recover Your Surface Pro 3 No Matter What Happens. At the time, I thought these recovery images were only made available to Surface Pro devices. But as it turns out, they are also available for Surface RT, Surface 2, and Surface 3. So no matter which Surface you own, you can take advantage of this download should you need it.

To find the recovery image for your Surface, please visit the Surface support web site and sign-in to your Microsoft account.

Surface Support

Any Surface devices that are registered with your account will show up, and you can add other devices by selecting the device type and entering your serial number. This number, which is found on the Surface body under the kickstand, is as hard to read as possible, so you will need a magnifying glass. Or use your smart phone camera and then zoom in on the resulting image.





September 17, 2015


Amazon's New $50 Tablet May Also Help You Speed-Read

Amazon is crossing its screen-swiping fingers that its newest offering will hit what a company senior VP calls the "sweet spot, the consumption of media," announcing its new 7-inch Fire tablet for $50—and a six-pack for $250, essentially giving the purchaser one tablet free, USA Today reports. Also out from Amazon today: 8-inch ($150) and 10-inch ($230) Fire HD tablets, as well as an updated kid's tablet ($100) and new versions of Fire TV ($100; $130 for the gaming model). Built into all the new tablets is Amazon's OS 5 (aka "Bellini), which the company's senior manager of Fire tablets calls Amazon's "biggest redesign ever," per PC World. The new OS includes the Word Runner reading program, designed to help consumers speed-read by showing words one at a time in the center of the screen (it sounds odd, but here's a neat video demo).




15 hidden features in iOS 9

After months of waiting and watching as sites like BGR showed you all the great new iOS 9 features you didn’t have access to yet, the time has finally arrived: iOS 9 has been released. The new OS is iphone 6 plusbetter, faster, more efficient and more capable than its predecessors, and you need to install it right away. Trust me — it’s so good it has me wondering why I still use Android.

We’ve already told you about the best new features in iOS 9, but there are plenty of nifty new additions that aren’t quite as obvious. So, in this post, we’ll cover 15 great hidden features in Apple’s new iOS 9 software, and you’ll definitely want to try them all.

Quick Reply enhancements: That’s right — all apps now have access to the Quick Reply feature that allows users to send replies to messages by pulling down on a notification when it appears at the top of the screen. Finally!

Quick calling and messaging: This is a great one — when you search for a contact using Spotlight (swipe down from the middle of any home screen or swipe right from your first home screen), you’ll now see buttons to quickly call or message contacts without having to open the Phone or Contacts apps.



September 18, 2015

Blending the iPad Pro and the Surface Pro 3 to anticipate the Surface Pro 4

The comparisons between the new iPad Pro with the old Surface Pro 3 is unfair because the iPad Pro is brand new and the Surface Pro 3 is nearly a year old. Given how fast technology changes that isn’t fair. Even so the Surface Pro 3 doesn’t do that badly largely because it is based on x86 technology and runs business apps better than the iPad Pro does as a result. Granted this will be offset by Web services provided by IBM and Cisco but for those of us that plan to buy one of these things for ourselves and not have our company’s IT department buy it, we won’t see the Cisco or IBM stuff (at least not initially).

Let’s look at where the iPad Pro is better and worse and talk about what the Surface Pro 4, which is due out in a few weeks, might look like.

Surface Pro 3, given it is a year old, does pretty well against the brand new iPad Pro but the really interesting battle will be between the Surface Pro 4 and the new iPad. I doubt that there will be many that will have a hard time picking between the products though. If you are tied to IBM or Cisco’s solution or iPad apps the iPad Pro is really your only choice and if your shop is mostly Windows then Surface will be the preferred offering. In the end, I think it likely, that in a few years we may all be on one of these uber tablets instead of a regular tablet or laptop.




Xplore Xslate B10 Review
Tablet PC Review

Overview Xplore Xslate B10
  • Pros
    • Broad selection of ports
    • Decent performance
    • Good camera
  • Cons
    • Not a high resolution screen
    • Battery life just adequate
Quick Take Because of its relatively light weight and small size, for many use cases the Xplore Xslate B10 is a better option for use in the field than a rugged laptop.

This Windows tablet has a 10.1 inch screen and an Intel Core i5 processor, wrapped in a body that’s designed to survive shock, water, and dust while providing a broad selection of ports, including USB, microSD, fingerprint scanner, and even Ethernet.


The stylus/pen that comes with this model is less than 4 inches long, so it’s adequate for light use. Those who are going to be frequently drawing on the screen might consider getting a longer Wacom compatible one.

Xplore offers a very wide range of optional accessories for the Xslate B10, including a desktop dock, car mount, carrying strap, and an external keyboard and stand that allows this tablet to function as a 2-in-1 laptop.



September 21, 2015

Microsoft's Surface is suddenly interesting

Microsoft is getting some knock on effect from the fact that Apple copied its Surface design.Surface Pro 3

When Microsoft first announced the Surface Pro back in 2012 Apple fans mocked that it had a  kickstand, but also an “odd” cover that doubled as a keyboard. And to top things off, the device made use of a stylus. The late Apple CEO Steve Jobs famously said in 2010, “If you see a stylus, they blew it.”

Now Apple has bought in all those things in its new iPad for an outrageous price, commentators are starting to wake up to the fact that the Surface is, and probably has been, rather good.  As a result Microsoft’s announcement hardware event in New York on October 6 is attracting a lot of attention.

Since Apple is charging a fortune for what is essentially an out-of-date Surface, punters are keen to see what Microsoft will come up with that is much better.

Everyone is expecting an Intel Skylake processor lurking under the Surface Pro 4’s glass display and perhaps some movement on available RAM and storage capacities (the current Surface Pro 3 tops out with 8GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD).   It will have, of course Windows 10.




Review: Apple iPad mini 4

Pros: The thinner, lighter design is even easier to hold than past iPad minis. A more powerful processor boots up the iPad and opens apps faster. Rear iSight camera has been upgraded to 8MP, with slo-mo video recording and burst mode shooting. Colors are sharper and more accurate in updated display. Wi-Fi is noticeably faster. Speakers are louder and better than before. Battery recharges faster. Only iPad mini that supports iOS 9’s new Split View.

Cons: Still often feels like a step down from iPad Air 2. No 3D Touch display. 16GB capacity will be too small for most users. 1.2 MP iPad FaceTime camera feels outdated. The design has been tweaked enough that old iPad mini cases won’t fit. Smaller battery meets Apple’s estimates, but doesn’t quite measure up to iPad mini 2 test results. The mini has a questionable role in current Apple lineup without any standout feature.



September 22, 2015

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Being Compared to Apple iPad Pro after Apple's Major Announcement, Which Device Is Better for Media Consumption?
Master Herald

While some have accepted the fact that the iPad Pro is a tablet for watching videos in HD and Samsung Galaxy Tab S2enjoying demanding applications, some have started to compare it to similar devices from other manufacturers, namely Samsung with their Galaxy Tab S2. It’s true that the two devices share a lot in terms of specifications and design, but which one is better for a user who just wants to relax with some films and games?

The Galaxy Tab S2 is specifically designed and advertised as a multimedia device, unlike the iPad Pro which is claimed to be meant for professionals. On the other hand, since it’s an Android device, it should have plenty of support from the community, with people putting out custom ROMs and other types of software that will enhance the experience with the tablet. This is an important distinction with Apple’s devices which are a more closed ecosystem.

both devices are clearly aimed at people who like to consume media. But those who want to get the added freedom of using Android as their primary operating system should definitely opt for the Samsung offer, but on the other hand, iOS has been evolving quite fast lately and the operating system has reached a situation where it’s attracting the attention of people from other ecosystems as well.




Dell updates Venue 8 Pro, Venue 10 Pro tablets, makes enterprise case

Dell's Venue 8 Pro and Venue 10 Pro tablets enter what's becoming a crowded enterprise tablet Dell Venue 10 Pro 5000 with keyboardspace with Microsoft's Surface and Apple's iPad Pro. Dell's plan is to sell the services and management tools around the devices.

Dell on Tuesday rolled out updates to its Venue 8 Pro and Venue 10 Pro tablets, which are designed for corporate use.

The launches are notable given Dell's recent move to resell Microsoft's Surface Pro. In addition, Apple officially made its enterprise tablet case with the iPad Pro, which is designed to replace laptops in many cases.

For business technology decision makers, Dell's Venue 10 Pro Tablet is probably the one worth noting. The Venue 10 Pro is similar to the Surface and has a 2-in-1 keyboard, 10.1 inch touch display and various ports as well as Type C docking.

The Venue 8 Pro tablet is the smaller version. The Venue 8 Pro starts at $299. The Venue 10 Pro starts at $429.

As noted when Dell decided to resell the Surface, the game for the company is really selling services and manageability tools around the device.





September 23, 2015

Yom Kippur





September 24, 2015

surface pro 3 confidential

Surface Pro 4 Spec Rumors Cite Double GPU Power, Two Screen Sizes
Design & Trend

Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 is expected to be revealed next month, so spec rumors are abundant. The most recent discussion focuses on two possible screen sizes and a GPU with as much as two times the performance of the Surface Pro 3.

The details come to Design & Trend via recent reports from Digital Trends and Convertible Tablet Review. While still far in the realm of speculation, they offer a possible sneak peek at what the Surface Pro 4 might offer buyers.

First and foremost, there's been lots of discussion about how the next-gen tablet will perform on the graphics side of things. While heavy gamers may want a dedicated GPU in some form, the most likely candidates for inclusion are integrated chips somewhere close to the new Intel HD 530. The reason for using that as a barometer is mainly because the chip started making its way to manufacturers in August. It remains one of the best non-dedicated Skylake configurations on the market. If the Surface Pro 4 intends to release this year, it seems likely that at least one of its models will have a 530 in tow.

Another interesting tidbit about the Surface Pro 4 that's been gaining traction lately is the thought that Microsoft's next tablet might offer two different screen sizes as well as spec allotments. While earlier reports claim that the new device will be nearly the same form factor as its predecessor, a 14-inch screen option is still viable. One way to accomplish this feat is by decreasing bezel real estate to make room for a larger touch screen. In that way, Microsoft could easily sell 12 and 14-inch versions of the Surface Pro 4 that are the exact same size and support the same Surface Pro 3 accessories.

This idea is buttressed by the fact that sources close to ZDNet claim that the Surface Pro 4 will have a "smaller bezel, making the screen feel larger."

As for when the Surface Pro 4 might be revealed, all signs point to its arrival during a special Windows 10 device event on Oct. 6. Digging deep into Microsoft's promotional page reveals the keyword "Microsoft Surface," which hints that the tablet may be getting an overhaul.




The iPad Pro's Biggest Challenge: Finding Its Place Between Tablet And Laptop
Fast Company

Apple is sharpening its focus with the iPad Pro, which is larger and more powerful than its ipad at beachpredecessors, with an optional keyboard and drawing stylus. The question now is whether this new space—somewhere between smaller media consumption tablets and full-blown laptops—can help revitalize the iPad as a whole.

Put another way, can the iPad become even more like a laptop without losing its sense of purpose?

Making Trade-offs

During Apple's September event, CEO Tim Cook offered a refresher on what the iPad is supposed to accomplish. "iPad is the clearest expression of our vision of the future of personal computing, a simple multi-touch piece of glass that instantly transforms into virtually anything you want it to be," he said.

What Cook didn’t readily acknowledge is that the iPad Pro appears to compromise this vision, with both its hardware and software becoming more laptop-like.

The $169 Smart Keyboard accessory, for instance, could turn out to be essential for anyone doing copious amounts of text entry on the iPad, but it may also feel like a trade-off. As a tablet, the entire device will become heavier and more cumbersome. And as a laptop, there’s no trackpad to give your arms a rest from reaching out to the touch screen. (The iPad’s software keyboard will offer a cursor for selecting text, but there’s no word on how to access this cursor with the physical keyboard attached.)

The iPad Pro with its Smart Keyboard case

Even without the keyboard, the size of the iPad Pro brings trade-offs compared to its smaller predecessors. While the display itself may be more immersive, the larger footprint will inhibit certain actions such as thumb typing or cradling the device in one hand. And while the iPad Pro’s upgraded processor and RAM will allow for more powerful apps, it could also create a class of software that doesn’t work with smaller models




September 25, 2015


PSA: You can save almost $400 on Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 by buying refurbished

On October 6, Microsoft will host a press event in New York City, at which it will unveil a new Surface Pro 3generation of devices, including two new Lumia flagship phones, the second version of its Band wearable, and the Surface Pro 4.

With new hardware on the way, the company has been increasing the size and frequency of its discounts, to help clear stock of the older devices and make way for the new ones - and under its latest promotion, you can currently save up to $150 on a new Surface Pro 3.

But if you're willing to forego a brand new machine, and instead opt for a refurbished one, you could save a good deal more.

The most affordable Surface Pro 3 is the Intel Core i3 model, with 64GB of storage and 4GB of RAM. Usually priced at $799, the i3 model has generally been excluded from Microsoft's discounts in the past - but as it aims to shift older stock, even this variant is now available with $100 off.

But you could save an additional $60 - bringing the total savings to $160, more than enough to also cover the cost of a new Type Cover keyboard - by purchasing a refurbished model instead, paying just $639, instead of $799.

And there are much larger savings available on higher-specced models, the largest of which is the $390 difference between the new and refurbished Core i7/256GB model:




Yes Of Course the Office Mobile Apps Require Office 365 on iPad Pro

It should come as no surprise that iPad Pro owners will need an Office 365 subscription to get the full functionality of Microsoft Office Mobile apps. The software giant has long communicated which devices require this and which do not. And the iPad Pro does.Ipad Pro Pay for Microsoft Office

That is, you will need an Office 365 subscription to edit documents with the Office Mobile apps–Word, Excel, PowerPoint–on iPad Pro. This means Microsoft is treating iPad Pro as it does PCs like Surface Pro 3, and not like other iPads and tablets.

This requirement was first reported by Peter Bright at Ars Technica, though to be fair we already knew this. That is, Microsoft previously explained which devices would require an Office 365 subscription to get Office Mobile document editing. And the iPad Pro, with its 12.9-inch display, meets those clearly-stated requirements:

If you have a tablet/PC with a 10.2-inch or bigger screen, you will need an Office 365 subscription to get the full functionality of Office Mobile.



September 28, 2015


Is Tim Cook predicting tablet takeover in homes?

If Apple CEO Tim Cook's predictions are correct, some consumers will never buy a desktop computer. Tablets and smartphones could take over as the primary way some of them access the Internet, according a recent BuzzFeed interview with the chief executive.

"Because I think now we're at the point where the iPad does what some people want to do with their PCs," Cook told the news site.

The average consumer who only needs to check Facebook, send emails and watch streaming movies, for instance, only needs the computing power and the memory that a tablet can provide.

"Even today there are some people who only use their iPads as their main computer and it meets their needs just fine," said Tim Bajarin, president of tech research firm Creative Strategies, in an email echoing Cook's sentiment.





September 29, 2015

Google to unveil new Nexus handsets, Chromecast TV dongle and Pixel tablet
Daily Mail

Google Pixel C Android Tablet

Google has unveiled two new Nexus handsets designed to take on Apple's iPhone.

Called the 5x and 6p, they will go on sale later this month and run a new version of Android called Marshmallow.

It also showed off a new version of its Chromecast TV dongle, hitting out at Apple's recent TV plans by claiming 'your phone is the ultimate TV remote', and revealed a high end tablet called the Pixel C.

'We asked ourselves what would the ideal tablet and a keyboard - and that's the Pixel C'

With a 10.2inch screen, Google says it is designed to be easier to work on that existing tablets.

Google promises it will update the device's software every six weeks, it will cost $499 for the tablet and $149 for the keyboard. 

Google  Pixel Tablet,  Nexus handsets and  Chromecast TV dongle




Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Debuts on October 6; Pitted Against the iPad Pro
Venture Capital Post

On October 6, Microsoft will be launching some of its latest products, including the Surface Pro 4, alongside the new Windows 10 smartphone flagships and the Microsoft Band 2. This tablet/laptop Surface Pro Purplehybrid could come in two screens and double the GPU power of its predecessor. However, the software giant is still keeping silent about the full details of the device.

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is the newest offering of the company's successful 2-in-1 device. It is expected to be the most nice-looking and powerful one yet. As previously reported by VCPost, the Surface Pro 4 is alleged to run the Windows 10 operating system interspersed with Intel's Skylake chips. This hardware from Intel will consume less power, therefore removing the need for a fan inside the device while keeping it from overheating.

Moreover, Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is rumored to handle 4K UHD video output at 60 frames per second, have a 3D facial recognition camera, as well as 8GB and 16GB variants. It can do up to three 4K displays, which allows the device to provide users with some unique features, such as added functionality when it comes to utilizing Cortana and longer battery life.



September 30, 2015

Win A Surface Pro 3 Courtesy Of Opera And FileHippo.com
FileHippo News

Opera and FileHippo.com have teamed up together to give you an exclusive chance to
win 1 of 3 Microsoft Surface Pro 3’s.

No gimmicks, no catches, just Opera, and Surface Pro.

This is the best prize we’ve ever given away! I mean, who wouldn’t want a chance to use the leading Opera web browser on Microsoft’s powerful and portable Surface Pro 3?

Opera & File Hippo

#OperaFTW and FileHippo Giveaway!



Surface Pro 4 Release Date Approaching

Microsoft’s 6 October event is fast approaching and tech enthusiasts get a little more excited every Surface Pro 4day about the devices that are said to be launched.  Microsoft is expected to launch several Windows 10 devices at their New York event at the beginning of next month. One of these devices is thought to be the new Surface Pro 4 tablet. Since we are accustomed to receive better and greater devices from Microsoft with every upgrade the new Surface Pro 4 should be a unique tablet in its category.

The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 might come in two versions: a 14- inch giant and a smaller, 12- inch laplet. As far as the design of the new device goes, it is rumored that the new Surface Pro 4 will also be made of magnesium- alloy, just as its predecessor, but it is projected to be a little thinner and lighter than the Surface 3, making it easier to carry around. Design- wise this seems to be the only change that the Surface Pro 4 comes with in comparison with the older model. The 14- inch version will probably be powered by the new Intel Core M and the smaller version will feature a Core i5 or Core i7. Both versions of the Surface Pro 4 are likely to feature the latest Intel Skylake chip due to which users will be able to have a great 3D gaming and video experience.




Copyright © 2015 Blue Thunder
All rights reserved. No work here may be
reproduced or reprinted without the express
written permission of the author.

tablet pc 2

Features & Favorites

Tablet PC Quick Compare
includes photos and allows you to quickly and easily compare the differences between individual Tablet PCs





tablet pc post

click to purchase Diskeeper pro


While your here be sure to check out  "THE LIST"

Tablet PC the List

You can't buy your way onto the List. You Can't Apply for it. You have to Earn it.


Asking which model is the Best Tablet PC is like asking what flavor of ice cream is best:

everyone has their own opinion.

What is Tablet PC?

If you want the reliability and power of Windows XP, with the added benefit of pen and ink, the Tablet PC is the solution for you

The Tablet PC

The Tablet PC is a fully functioning mobile computer that runs Windows XP, Tablet PC Edition which includes new, advanced handwriting and speech recognition capabilities that enable the creation, storage, and transmission of handwritten notes and voice input. Tablet PCs come in three styles, Convertible, Slate and Hybrid.