Tablet PC Devices

Tablet PC Reviews

Our tablet PC reviews offer informative details to help you understand the features and benefits of Android and Windows tablet PCs.  There are many tablet PC computers on the market and it can be confusing to know which is the best to buy.

The Android tablets have evolved into a favorite over the iPad, and many consumers are choosing to spend their hard earned money on an Android tablet since it is more flexible: having many more options, brands, and features to choose from; plus they are much less money.

Android tablets have proven to be very beneficial in a business environment with their portability and security features.  Students love the Android tablets for class since their are 7 inch and 8 inch tablets available that easily fit into their bag.  Others enjoy the large number of games and productivity apps available for Android.

Check out some of the recent releases, and visit our Tablet PC Store to browse prices and availability.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 inch

Samsung Galaxy Tab SSamsung has released the Galaxy Tab S line of Android tablets which include a 10.5 inch or a 8.4 inch display.  But, the display is 2560 x 1600 (WQXGA) 16:10 Super AMOLED screen.  This is a beautiful, vibrant, color enriched display.  This display delivers more than 90% of Adobe RGB color coverage, more colors than ever before.  Plus it has a nice 100,000:1 contract ration for more realistic images – blacker blacks, and brighter whites.  The AMOLED screen doesn’t use a back light, so there is less battery consumption.

The Galaxy Tab S comes with all the usual Samsung features such as multi-tasking, multi-screens, all the phone functions.  The Quick Connect feature will share information with nearby compatible devices.
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Barnes and Noble Galaxy Tab 4 Nook

Barnes and Noble Galaxy Tab 4 NookThe Barnes and Noble Galaxy Tab 4 Nook is a 7 inch modified version of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 4 7 inch Android tablet.

Barnes and Noble took the Galaxy Tab 4 and turned it into a Nook tablet.  This tablet does not have Samsung’s Touchwiz software, instead it is loaded with Barnes and Noble’s custom software that turns the Galaxy Tab 4 into a fully functioning Nook tablet with all the features of a Nook, plus much more.

This 7 inch tablet with 8 GB of storage begs for the 32 GB add-on SD card.  I’m not sure you could download very many books and other media from Barnes and Noble without immediately needing the additional storage.  In addition to the on-tablet storage, Barnes and Noble will store all of you Nook related … (read more…)

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Toshiba Encore 2 (WT8-B32CN)

Toshiba Encore 2 Windows TabletThe Toshiba Encore 2 8 inch Windows tablet is one of the new tablets on the market.  With Windows 8.1, Office 365, 32GB storage, and Intel’s Atom processor, this is a nice tablet for the price.

The Toshiba Encore 2 tablet includes a free 1 year subscription to Microsoft’s Office 365 application suite.  Featuring full-versions of the latest Office applications, including Word, Excel®, PowerPoint®, OneNote® and Outlook®.  These applications work on or off line, and will automatically sync to the cloud to keep all your files on all your devices in sync.

Encore™ 2 is preloaded with all the apps you want—like Xbox® Music & Video, Kindle® Reader and Skype™. Expand your collection by tapping into the Windows Store … (read more…)

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ASUS MeMO Pad 7 (ME176C)

ASUS MeMO Pad 7ASUS has a new MeMO Pad out with a 7 inch screen, and powered with Intel’s Atom processor at speeds between 1.3 GHz to 1.86 GHz, depending on the model you purchase.  The ASUS MeMO Pad 7 is shipping with Android 4.4 (KitKat) right out of the box.  With your choice of either 8GB or 16GB models, both with up to 64GB external storage on the SD card.  ASUS sweetens the deal with 5GB of free cloud storage for life, plus 11GB for the first year.

OK, so ASUS is pretty much the cream of the crop when it comes to tablets, so a new ASUS MeMO Pad 7 inch, with 16GB would be about the best 7 inch tablet you can buy – at least as of today.

Check out these specif … (read more…)

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USB Devices for Android Tablet PCs

USB Devices for Android Tablet PCsThere are several USB accessories that work with Android tablet PCs including  keyboards, mice, cameras, and memory cards.

Probably the most common use of a USB port is connecting to a PC to transfer files between the PC and tablet.  This link discusses that method in detail –> How to Connect a Tablet to a PC.

There are 3 types of USB ports available that can be used on a USB device.  The difference between … (read more…)

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ASUS Fonepad 7

ASUS Fonepad 7The ASUS Fonepad 7 is a 7 inch mobile phone with full tablet functionality loaded with Android 4.2.

  • Built-in full phone and cellular 3G data function
  • High quality 7-inch HD (1280×800) IPS panel with 178 degree view angles
  • Intel Atom™ Processor for lightning-fast web and application loading
  • Enjoy an immersive entertainment experience with dual front speakers
  • 8/16/32GB of internal storage
  • High quality pictures are a snap with 1.2 MP front-facing camera and 5MP rear camera

Enjoy great sound from this 7 inch tablet featuring SonicMaster from ASUS.  The Intel 1.6GhZ Atom processor gives amazing speed in this small tablet.

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Business Use for a Android Tablet PC

Business Apps for Tablet PCs

Business Use for a Android Tablet PCMany businesses have realized the business use for a Android tablet PC and are adopting tablets into the everyday work patterns.  The convenience of carrying a tablet into meetings instead of a notebook is obvious.

Many analysts are predicting that by 2015, 30% of the population will own a tablet PC, and by 2016, the Android tablet will dominate sales.  There has been a lot of discussion about the fun usages of a tablet PC, but what about using a tablet PC for business?  Is it practical?  Do applications exist to make it even feasible?  Here is a list of business related functions that you can do with an Android tablet PC:

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eMagazines and eBooks on Tablet PCs

A tablet PC is a natural tool for reading eBooks.  What is an eBook?  It is a digital version of a book.  It is loaded onto your tablet PC or desktop or laptop PC and is read just like a real book.  Except, when it is on a tablet, it is easier to use, read, and carry around.

All eReader apps have animation showing the page turning when you slide our finger on the page.  They all keep track of the page you left off last, and opens the book directly to the page.  You can search the book for key phrases, create bookmarks to places you want to return to later, etc.eBooks on an Android Tablet PC

Reference books are great to use in digital form since searching is so much easier.  Plus, on a tablet PC, you can carry your entire library around with … (read more…)

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Tablet PC vs. eReader

Will the Tablet PC replace the eReaders?

Tablet PC vs. eReaderLet’s compare the Tablet PC vs. eReader. I have a couple of book shelves full of books that I have gathered over the years.  Any one of these eReader devices can hold my entire library of books with room for much more.  I don’t think we have seen the end of the paper book, however, if I’m deciding between two books and one is paper and the other is digital, I’m buying the digital version.

But, these devices will do more than just display books.  They can also display magazines, newspapers, and other documents such as PDF files, Word documents, etc.  So, I can finally get rid of that pesky, unreliable news paper carrier.  I can read the paper without walking out to the curb and fishing my … (read more…)

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Best Android tablet vs. iPad

ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity 700 Is the Better Choice

Best Android tablet vs. iPadCompare the specifications of the best Android tablet vs. iPad and you’ll see that the ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity 700 is the better option for a tablet PC.  The Tegra 3 4-PLUS-1 Quad-core processor screams efficiency and power, plus the storage options with the SD card and the ASUS Web Storage out shines the iPad alone.

Add in the advantages of the stereo speakers and 8MP rear camera with flash, and a low light F/2.2 aperture seals the deal for me.

The additional flexibility that an Android tablet offers with multiple sources for apps, music, and movies lea … (read more…)