MediaTek Kompanio 1300T Announced – Tablet focussed chipset with a similar specification vs Dimensity 1200 to feature on Honor V7 Pro

Mediatek has announced its latest chipset. However, this time, it is not for mobile phones but specifically designed for tablets. The chipset is clearly based around the latest flagship Dimensity 1200 design, using high-performance Arm Cortex A78 CPU cores and a nine-core Mali G77 GPU. How different it is to the smartphone counterpart remains unknown. … Read more

Dragon Touch Max10 Android Tablet Review – Adequate for light usage & little competition at this price

After not reviewing a tablet for years, this is the third in the past few months. The Android tablet market is not the best, most companies appear to have abandoned the concept of tablets. This has left Samsung and Huawei fighting it out. Samsung is the way to go if you want a high-end device, … Read more

Huawei MatePad 10.4 Review – The best affordable Android tablet (even without Google) – Currently just £199.99

The MatePad is the latest mid-range tablet from Huawei, providing a more wallet-friendly experience to the MatePad Pro which costs almost double. Similar to other recent Huawei releases, this no longer features any services by Google. Instead, you rely on Huawei Mobile Services. While I have found this can be problematic at times on a … Read more

Apple iPad Pro 2020 vs iPad Pro 2018 Compared – What has changed?

The Apple iPad Pro is arguably one of the best ultraportables on the market, bridging the gap between tablet and laptop offering all the small, lightweight long battery life benefits a tablet has, while having the performance and productivity features of a laptop. Apple are taking this further with the latest 2020 edition of the … Read more

Huawei MatePad Pro 5G is a rare flagship grade Android tablet to compete with Samsung Galaxy Tab S6

Guess how many flagship spec Android tablets there are? Until today, just one, the Samsung Samsung Galaxy Tab S6. In fact, barely any brand other than Huawei and Samsung even bother with tablets anymore. Which is a strange situation, when mobile chipsets and the Android OS are so powerful they can easily replicate most of … Read more

Microsoft Announces Surface Book: A High End Convertible Laptop

The biggest surprise from Microsoft’s recent launch event was the announcement of the Surface Book. In the words of Microsoft’s Panos Panay “What if you wanted a Surface — but you wanted a laptop Surface, something with a bigger screen, something with the perfect typing experience of a laptop?”

Well the Surface Book is your solution, it has a traditional looking keyboard so it can sit on your lap fine, but like other devices in the surface range it can work as a tablet too, the screen is completely detachable from the keyboard.

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The specifications are very impressive with a 267 ppi, 13.5-inch display, a sixth-generation Intel Core processor, up to 16GB of RAM and a claimed 12-hour battery. Unlike many other competing laptops, the Surface Book has an option for a NVIDIA GeForce GPU. Panay demonstrated the power of the laptop by playing Gears of War onstage and then immediately editing footage from the game in Adobe Premiere Pro.

It also supports the Microsoft Surface Pen (it's included, actually) and the Surface Pro dock.

Pre-orders have started in the US, but no word on UK availability yet. The product will hit US stores on October 26th, starting at $1,499 (for the 128GB/8GB Core i5, Intel HD graphics configuration) to $2,699.00 (512GB/16GB, Core i7, NVIDIA GPU).

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Microsoft announces Surface Pro 4

Microsoft held its major launch event yesterday with several new devices announced.

The first up is the launch of the Surface Pro 4. The surface line has been a big success for Microsoft and they are generally regarded as the best hybrids on the market.

The Surface Pro 4 looks pretty much the same as last year but it's thinner at 8.4 mm and sports a larger 12.3-inch display.

The new display uses something Microsoft called PixelSense technology with the thinnest optical stack on a screen that pushes over 5 million pixels with over 267 ppi. It also supports 1,024 levels of pressure with the new pen (which now sports an eraser) that attaches magnetically to the new Surface. The Surface itself has up to 16GB of RAM and up to an impressive 1TB of storage. A sixth-generation Core Intel processor (up to a Core i7) runs the entire thing. The new CPU helps make the Pro 4 30% faster than last year’s model.

The accessories have also been revamped with the Touch Cover being thinner, lighter and having a trackpad that is 40% larger. The keys also have more space between them and better travel, giving it more of a proper keyboard feel.

A new dock is also available with USB 3.0 ports, two 4K DisplayPorts and Ethernet and like the new Type Cover will work with the Surface Pro 3.

No word on UK pricing but it will start at $899 and should be released on October 26th

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HTC One Max specs Snapdragon 600 chip, 2GB RAM, Android 4.3 & Sense 5.5

The HTC One Max has been leaked several times already, and specifications have been rumoured, but it now seems like we are getting some more concrete specifications from Steve Hemmerstoffer who claims to be a serial leaker and editor of editor at Nowherelse.fr. Android 4.3 will be powering the phablet with Sense 5.5 aboard. This … Read more

New Kindle Fire HDX 7

As it is coming up to Christmas season Amazon have refreshed their line-up of Kindles. This year brings a brand new release in the form of the Kindle Fire HDX in both 7”. and 8.9” versions, and both sport a new angular body. Both tablets have impressive screen resolutions with pixel densities rated at 323 … Read more