Amazon is blowing out its Fire HD 8 tablets for $50, which probably means a new model is on the way

Amazon probably isn’t the first name you think of when you need a tablet, but it’s actually the No. 2 tablet maker behind Apple’s ubiquitous iPad. And now there are signs that a new model may be coming out just in time for the holidays. While there aren’t any rumors or spy shots of a new Fire HD tablet, a close reading of the tea leaves suggests a new one is on the way. For one, Amazon has always updated…

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If Apple wants to properly add Pencil support to the iPhone, it needs to copy the Galaxy Note 9

We’re only about a month away from the biggest tech event of the year, and apparently there are still some surprises left to spoil. This time the news comes from Trendforce, an analysis company that generally stays away from rumors. In a note to clients, Trendforce dropped two big nuggets about the upcoming new iPhones, both aimed at competing with Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9. According to sources, Apple will differentiate the two OLED iPhone models from the LCD one by…

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The iPad Pro needs more than smaller bezels to take on the Galaxy Tab S4 and Surface Go

It’s been a big week for tablets. First, Samsung surprisingly revealed an update to its flagship Galaxy Tab S, with nary a week to go until its Note 9 Unpacked event. Then 9to5Mac unearthed an iPad Pro icon in iOS 12 with no home button and skinny bezels. And it was capped off by the first round of Surface Go reviews, with our own Mark Hackman praising its versatility and affordability. 9to5Mac This icon from the iOS 12 beta shows…

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S4: DeX, specs, features, price, and release date

While we’re all waiting for the big unveiling of the Galaxy Note 9 next week, Samsung surprised us today with an update to its other productivity device, the Galaxy Tab S4. And this time around Samsung isn’t just taking aim at the iPad Pro, it’s also looking to challenge the Surface Laptop. Mentioned in this article Apple iPad Pro (10.5) Whether that strategy works remains to be seen, but Samsung is clearly switching gears with the Tab S4. Rather than…

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Amazon Prime Day 2018: Best Amazon Kindle and Fire TV tablet deals

Hopefully you haven’t purchased an Amazon Kindle or Fire tablet in the last few months—because now is the time to buy. Amazon has been hyping Prime Day savings for weeks now, and like Prime Days past, its own branded mobile devices receive some of the best discounts of all.  Obviously, you’ll need Amazon Prime to score these deals, and if you don’t yet have a membership, you can sign up hereRemove non-product link. You may also consider our suggestions for…

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Amazon Prime Day 2018: Best tech, electronics, PC, and mobile deals

For Amazon Prime Day 2018, the retailer has upped its game considerably. Its annual summer sale may not yet rival Black Friday, but this year’s event is a bright spot in an otherwise ho-hum season of bargain hunting. Tech enthusiasts will find plenty to dig into. Discounts range from good to excellent in multiple categories—you’ll find everything from cables to TVs on the cheap. Additionally, Amazon is supplementing the bargains with additional promotions, like deeply discounted trials for various Amazon services and…

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Costco’s Surface Go bundle offers a better low-end option than Microsoft does

When Microsoft’s 10-inch Surface Go tablet ships August 2, there will be another configuration to consider along with Microsoft’s two: Costco’s bundle, which looks like the better entry-level deal for this device.  It’s mostly a question of math. The Costco bundle offers 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, and the Type Cover for $550. Microsoft will ship two configurations of the Surface Go:  $399 4GB RAM/64GB eMMC SSD storage $549 8GB RAM/128GB SSD  Add $99 for the black Type Cover (or $129…

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Huawei MediaPad M5 Pro vs. Apple iPad: A premium Android tablet takes on the leader

When we’re talking about tablets, there are basically two markets: Apple’s iPads and everything else. But in the everything-else bucket, there are a couple of standouts, and the Huawei MediaPad M5 Pro is certainly one of them. With a 10.8-inch screen, stylus support, and a Pogo pin connector for attaching a keyboard along with a $449 price tag, Huawei is targeting both the 10.5-inch iPad Pro and the latest 9.7-inch iPad with the MediaPad M5 Pro. So is this the…

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3 reasons why Microsoft’s Surface Go beats Apple’s iPad (and 3 reasons why it doesn’t)

It’s no coincidence that Apple released a series of iPad international video spots just hours before Microsoft unveiled its most affordable tablet, the Surface Go. The four 15-second ads spotlight the iPad’s ability to make mundane tasks like paperwork, packing, and traveling easier with the low-cost tablet. But now Microsoft has a strong competitor to Apple’s entry-level $329 iPad. With a $399 price tag and a 10-inch screen, the Surface Go isn’t just Microsoft’s cheapest Surface tablet, it’s one of…

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Microsoft’s $399, 10-inch Surface Go rethinks the Windows tablet for consumers

For all of Microsoft’s claims about mobility, the Microsoft Surface lineup of Windows tablets really haven’t been all that portable. The smaller, cheaper, lighter Surface Go announced Tuesday morning hopes to change all that, with a new 10-inch spin on the traditional Surface tablet. No, this isn’t the Surface Mini, or the rumored two-screen device, “Andromeda.” The Surface Go is most reminiscent of the Microsoft Surface 3, 2015’s quirky $499 Atom-powered tablet that provided a cheaper alternative to the pricey Surface…

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet (3rd Gen) review 2018

Year in and year out, Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Tablet ranks consistently among the strongest Windows tablets in the market, despite fluctuations in price and performance. This year, a concerted effort to refresh and update the X1’s components elevates the ThinkPad X1 Tablet (3rd Gen) to the top of the heap. While the review unit Lenovo sent us has the lofty price of $1,547.10 (from Lenovo), the same price as Lenovo’s 2017 version of the X1 Tablet, remember that this is built for…

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Rakuten Kobo Clara HD E-Reader review: Superior to the Kindle Paperwhite, except for one thing

Rakuten Kobo’s Clara HD e-reader ($130 from Rakuten Kobo) costs $10 less than its main competitor, the ad-free version of the Kindle Paperwhite (reviewed here and available, of course, from Amazon). The casual observer could be forgiven for mistaking one for the other, as they share similar dimensions and the same display size. But Kobo’s done something with the Clara HD that Amazon hasn’t bothered to do with its Kindle Paperwhite in some time: innovate. Boasting a number of needful features…

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56% off Poweradd Pilot X7 20,000mAh Power Bank for Smartphones and Tablets – Deal Alert

This power bank from Poweradd delivers huge power. Its 20000mAh capacity means you can charge an iPhone 6 eight times, Samsung S6 over five times, or a a large capacity iPad Air 2 almost twice.  It will auto-detect the status of your device, to intelligently deliver power at the fastest possible speed with 2.1A max output. 900+ people rate this item 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon (read reviews), and its typical list price of $49.99 has been reduced a…

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Prime Members Now Get Unlimited Reading On Any Device, Amazon Announces – Deal Alert

Amazon has just announced one more compelling reason to consider a Prime membership — “Prime Reading”. As a Prime member, you now have unlimited access to over a thousand books, current issue magazines, comics, Kindle Singles, and more. With access from any device – including your phone, tablet, or Kindle – so you can read as much as you want, however you want, and whenever you want. Learn more about the new benefit and/or the other benefits of a Prime…

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45% off Bestrix Universal Tablet Car Headrest Cradle – Deal Alert

Road trip this holiday season? The Bestrix universal headrest tablet mount provides an easy solution for using your tablet while mobile. It’s designed for easy installation and removal, and instantly turn your car’s backseat into an entertainment center without blocking any of your tablet’s buttons or jacks. The mount can hold all tablets including all versions of Apple iPads, Samsung Tab and all tablets up to 11’’. Its 360 degree rotation feature allows all users to have a perfect view of the tablet…

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