First look: HP Slate 17 Android tablet

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As expected, HP plans to launch a 17 inch Android tablet called the HP Slate 17. It features a full HD touchscreen display, an Intel Celeron N2807 Bay Trail quad-core processor, and a starting price of about $450. The system looks more like an all-in-one desktop computer than a tablet. But it has a built-in battery […]

Qooq’s latest tablet for the kitchen sports a Tegra 4 chip

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NVIDA’s new Tegra K1 processor may be one of the fastest ARM-based chips around, but last year’s Tegra 4 isn’t exactly sluggish. That’s the chip that powers the HP Slatebook 14, the NVIDIA Tegra Note 7, and the ZTE FunBox game console, among other things. Now French tablet maker Qooq is turning to the Tegra […]

HP Slate 7 Beats Special Edition tablet launches for $250

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HP’s launching a new 7 inch Android tablet called the HP Slate 7 Beats Special Edition. The company’s been working on it for a while (we’ve been seeing reports about the tablet for months), and as you’d expect the tablet features Beats Audio. The rest of the tablet’s specs make it clear that this is […]

HP’s next-gen 7 and 8 inch tablets arrive (in France)

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Hewlett Packard has launched two new Android tablets… in France. I suspect it won’t be long before we see the new HP 8 G2 and HP Tablet 7 G2 in other countries, although the names might differ from region to region. Update: The HP 8 G2 is now available in the US for $150.  A tablet […]

Dell Venue 10 Android 2-in-1 tablet coming soon

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Dell unveiled a new Android tablet with an 8.4 inch OLED display, a super-slim design, and Intel’s RealSense 3D camera this week. But that’s not the company’s only new tablet on the way. Attendees of this week’s Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco also got a brief glimpse of Dell’s new 10 inch Android tablet. The Dell […]

AARP RealPad is an unnecessary Android tablet for seniors


The American Association of Retired Persons is now selling a tablet aimed at people over the age of 50 who might not be comfortable just buying any old tablet. The AARP RealPad is a $189 tablet which is about the size of an iPad mini, but which runs Google Android 4.4 with a custom app […]

Intel introduces Reference Design for Android tablets

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Intel wants to make it easier for device makers to build Android tablets with Intel chips. To that end, the company has launched a new program called Intel Reference Design for Android. The idea is that Intel will provide a branch of Google Android to device makers that’s guaranteed to work with a certain set […]

Updated Asus MeMO Pad 10 budget tablet on the way?

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It looks like Asus is preparing to update its cheapest 10 inch Android tablet. The Asus MeMO Pad 10 ME102A sells for under $200 and has a 10 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display and a Rockhip RK3188 processor. Now a new model called the Asus MeMO Pad ME103K has shown up at several European retail […]

Alcatel OneTouch introduces the Hero 8 Android tablet

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Some companies refer to their flagship phones and tablets as “hero” devices. Alcatel OneTouch goes a bit further and actually uses Hero in the name of its top-of-the-line devices… like the new Alcatel OneTouch Hero 8. It’s an 8 inch Android tablet with a an aluminum case, a 1920 x 1200 pixel display and a […]

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active is a rugged 8 inch Android tablet

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Samsung is adding yet another Android tablet to its lineup, and this time Samsung means business. Literally. The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active is a rugged 8 inch tablet aimed at business customers. It’s designed for use in retail, transportation, and other situations where a tablet isn’t likely to be treated with kid gloves. The Galaxy Tab […]

Sony introduces Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact with 8 inch display

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What do you get if you take the guts of a Sony Xperia Z3 smartphone and put them into a super-slim 8 inch tablet? The Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. Once you get past the name that seems to have been designed by committee, Sony’s new Android tablet looks pretty intriguing. It measures 0.25 inches […]