Snag a certified refurbished 2018 iPad for cheap in Amazon’s big one-day sale

Amazon’s Certified Refurbished offerings can be a great way to get good deals on like-new products, and today those savings more noticeable than usual with a huge today-only blowout on refurbished 2018 Apple iPadsRemove non-product link. Apple’s tablets don’t go on sale very often. If you’ve never bought certified refurbished products on Amazon before, there are a few things you should know. Although they aren’t actually brand new, they look and function like they are, after undergoing testing to make…

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Microsoft Surface Pro 6 review: Microsoft adds quad-core power to its tried-and-true tablet

Our review of Microsoft’s Surface Pro 6 focuses even more than usual on the differences between this new generation and its predecessor, the Surface Pro (2017), because they seem nearly identical—at least on the, er, surface. Visually, you’d be hard-pressed to differentiate the Surface Pro 6, the Surface Pro (2017), or the Surface Pro 4. This time around, the major changes are inside: A bump up in the processor to an 8th-generation Core chip, some weird adjustments in pricing, and…

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Amazon’s luxurious Kindle Voyage e-reader is $105 off in this today-only refurbished deal

E-readers are a fantastic way to breeze through novels. It turns books into completely searchable documents that you can highlight, bookmark, and make notes on.  Amazon’s luxurious Kindle Voyage elevates the experience even more, and for today only, the online retailer is selling this front-lit Kindle (refurbished) for $95 instead of the $140 it usually charges for a certified refurbished unit, and well below the $200 you’ll pay for a new model. We don’t cover refurbished goods that often since you…

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Google Pixel Slate: The top features, specs, and highlights

The Google Pixel Slate isn’t the first Chrome tablet, but it’s setting new standards for what a Chrome tablet can be. Announced Tuesday at Google’s Made By Google Launch event in New York, the Pixel Slate “isn’t a laptop trying to be a tablet,” said Google’s Trond Wuellner, “or a tablet that’s really a phone pretending to be a computer.” The Pixel Slate shows how Google’s trying to evolve Chrome OS from its original desktop aspirations. The Pixel Slate brings together touch,…

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Hands on with Microsoft’s Surface Pro 6: The new tablet is easy to use, confusing to buy

If you were hoping for a dramatic change with the new Microsoft Surface Pro 6, you’ll be disappointed—unless you love black. In what many Surface fans see as a throwback to the days of the original Surface, the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 is indeed available in a retro “black is back” color. But for those hoping that Microsoft evolved to next-generation USB-C ports—sorry. You’ll have to be happy with a new 8th-generation Intel Core processor under the hood. (The Surface…

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Microsoft launches next-gen Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, Surface Studio 2 and more

Microsoft refreshed and expanded its Surface device family on Tuesday, revealing a new Surface Pro 6, a new Surface Laptop 2, a Surface Studio 2, and even headphones. Panos Panay, chief product officer at Microsoft, introduced the updated Surfaces at an event in New York City. The unifying themes: Helping you focus. And black. All black.  The event kicked off with Yusuf Mehdi, Microsoft’s corporate vice president of modern life and devices, who made an obvious assertion: We’re all pretty…

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Amazon’s new Fire 7 Kids Edition tablet is 30% off and designed to keep children safe online

Nobody likes sparring with kids over who gets to use the tablet. And if you lose the battle, you better pray that the tyke doesn’t wander into Facebook or your work email. Buying a dedicated child-friendly tablet avoids all that headache and Amazon’s new Fire 7 Kids Edition—out October 15—is on preorder sale today for $70, down from a list price of $100. This tablet is built to be kid-friendly, but don’t be fooled. It’s still a fully functional Fire…

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Amazon Prime members can get the Fire 7 tablet with Alexa for just $35 today

Amazon’s Fire 7 tablet is just $35 for Prime members today—$15 off its list price and the lowest it’s been since last holiday season. It’s a killer deal on one of the most popular tablets out there. If you’re not a Prime member, you can sign up for a free trial here. This tablet comes with all the smarts of Alexa built-in, so you’ll be able to check the weather, make calls, listen to music, and a whole lot more…

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Amazon Kindle or Kindle Fire: How to remove ads and Special Offers

If your Kindle has ads or “Special Offers” showing onscreen, it’s because you made a deal. You chose to save money on your Kindle’s purchase price by accepting the “With Special Offers” discount. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but now you’re sick of the ads. The good news: You can back out of this deal. The bad news: It’s going to cost you.  Why does my Kindle have Special Offers?  You might not have given this…

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Everything Apple announced at its September 12 ‘Gather Round’ event

It’s that time again! Time for Apple to unveil its latest iPhones and get us all excited about the steady march of technological progress. This year, Apple had plenty to cover. There are three new iPhones, all of them with the the powerful A12 Bionic processor and TrueDepth camera and Face ID system that was previously exclusive to the $1,000 iPhone X. There’s also a hot new Apple Watch Series 4. You’ll be able to watch a recording of the…

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Microsoft announces October 2 event: New Surface devices inbound?

Microsoft has scheduled an event in New York City on Oct. 2, where the company is expected to release new Surface devices. Officially, the event is scheduled to update journalists on “how Microsoft is continuing to think about empowering every person on the planet to achieve more.” But it’s expected to include the launch of one and probably multiple Surface devices—though not a Surface phone. It also may include some updates to Microsoft’s services, almost certainly including the Windows 10…

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Get last year’s 9.7-inch iPad from Best Buy for just $250 for today only

Apple turned a lot of heads yesterday when it announced an affordable 9.7-inch iPad aimed at students that manages to make even the iPad Pro seem less impressive. Fortunately for consumers, it also means it’s a fantastic time for deals on the old models. One of the best comes from Best Buy, which is knocking $80 off the price of last year’s 9.7-inch 32GB iPad with Wi-Fi, which means you can pick it up today for just $250. The deal…

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Amazon’s new Fire HD 8 tablet sacrifices battery life for always-on Alexa

As expected, Amazon has unveiled its newest $80 Fire HD 8 tablet, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at it or using it. The new tablet has the same bezel-heavy design as the prior generation along with much of the same specs: Dimensions: 8.4 x 5 x 0.4 inches Display: 8-inch widescreen 1280 x 800 HD Processor: Quad-core 1.3 GHz processor RAM: 1.5GB Storage: 16GB/32GB Rear camera: 2MP Speakers: Dual stereo speakers optimized for Dolby Atmos What’s changed is…

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Lenovo’s dual-display Yoga Book C930 boasts a bigger screen and better ‘keyboard’

Though Asus may have relaunched the concept of a dual-display computer with Project Precog, Lenovo began commercializing the idea in 2016 with the original Yoga Book. Now Lenovo has refined the concept with the Yoga Book C930 it launched Thursday at the IFA show in Berlin, Germany, boasting several usability improvements over the original. The Yoga Book C930 does away with a traditional keyboard, replacing it with a matte e-ink screen that doubles as a writing pad for the included…

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