Tablets

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9.7-inch iPad Pro Hands-on: Same tablet, smaller build

Today’s theme at Apple is clear: Users want smaller iOS devices, and the company has delivered. At Apple’s press conference this morning, the Cupertino, California-based company revealed a 9.7-inch iPad…

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Are big tablets the future of small TVs? Samsung thinks so

In mid-January, as the afternoon’s grey light faded into typical winter darkness, the MobileSyrup and BetaKit offices prepared to multitask. News slowly trickled in, as it does post-CES, but we had…

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Google Pixel C tablet lightning review

Alongside the announcements of the Nexus 5X and 6P back in September, Google showed off something completely unexpected: a homegrown tablet, built in-house as part of its Pixel line. The…

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iPad Pro review

A few weeks ago, Apple arrived at Pixar Studios with a handful of iPad Pros, beseeching their employees — illustrators, graphic designers, animators and 3D compositors — to use the tablet…

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iPad mini 4 review: A perfect tablet for gaming

You might not know it given the fewer than 20 seconds of attention Apple gave the device during the company’s recent keynote, but the iPad mini 4 exists, and it’s on…

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Kobo Glo HD review

I’m a big fan of not going to sleep with a headache. Or, more specifically, not going to sleep with an LCD-induced headache. For years, I told myself that reading…

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Surface 3 review

Let’s start by saying that the Surface 3 is neither tablet nor laptop. And right now – that is, until July 29th – it is probably neither. As much as…

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Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro review

It’s safe to say 2014 was a tough year to be a tablet. As the global adoption of phablets continued at a pace beyond imagine even three years ago, it was…

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Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact review

There are big tablets and small tablets, expensive ones and cheap ones, Android ones and other ones. There are useful tablets and frustrating tablets, recommendable ones and heinous ones. Ultimately, though, there are…

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iPad mini 3 review

When Apple introduced the iPad mini 3 last month, the Internet was aghast with its level of… sameness. While the iPad Air 2 got slimmer, more powerful, and eliminated the…

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Nexus 9 review

It’s impossible to talk about the Nexus 9 without acknowledging just how far Android has come. While its phone counterpart, the Nexus 6, will likely herald more consumer fanfare, the…

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 review

How is Samsung like New York City? Well, it’s practically city-sized; it never sleeps; and it’s constantly trying to reinvent itself to stay ahead of the game. Shaky similes aside,…

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Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 review

There were moments during my two-week period with the Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2, the biggest and most expensive tablet on the market, when I thought, “Huh, this could probably replace…

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Asus Transformer Book Trio review

In the computing word, the term “hybrid” is often synonymous with “compromise” or “expense”. In the case of the Asus Transformer Book Trio, neither applies: it is a fully-capable computer…

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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 review

In many ways, I’m glad Amazon took its time bringing the Kindle Fire series of tablets Canada. Now in its third generation, Kindle is a brand both mature and distinguished…

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LG G Pad 8.3 review

LG had a pretty great 2013, releasing its best two smartphones to date, the G2 and Nexus 5, and one of the best Android tablets on the market. Too bad,…