Tablet PC Reviews

Tablet PC - Android and WindowsOur 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 there 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.  Teachers are using Android tablets more since many have an HDMI port which they can connect to a HD TV to show presentations and videos.

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

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ASUS VivoTab Windows Tablet

ASUS VivoTab Windows TabletASUS VivoTab Windows tablet is a top quality, fully featured tablet PC.  This 11.6 inch IPS+ display with 1366 x 768 resolution and 178 degrees viewing angle, is a lovely tablet to look at and use.

Featuring Intel’s 1.8 GHz Atom Z2760 quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, and 64GB of storage, this tablet is a serious machine. The optional Docking station (sold separately) with Full QWERTY keyboard adds additional 9 hours of battery life, to instantly turn the VivoTab into PC mode with up to 19 hours of battery life.

Fully loaded with Windows 8 and with Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 bundled together, this tablet is ready for work right out of the box.

Check out the specifications:

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Adobe Flash for Android TabletsAdobe Flash for Android Tablets

Adobe Flash For Android Tablets

When Android tablets were first released, they used Adobe Flash for Android to allow users to view Flash content.  Then the technology is moving away from Flash in favor of HTML 5.  Beginning with Android 4.1 Adobe Flash was no longer included or supported.  However, there is still a lot of content that required Adobe Flash. So, how do you get Adobe Flash on Android tablets with Android 4.1 or greater?

All devices running Android versions between 2.2 and 4.0, inclusive, are compatible with Adobe Flash 11.  Devices with Android 3.0 wil … (read more…)

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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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Free eMagazines from Google Play NewsstandFree eMagazines from Google Play Newsstand

This is really a nice service offered by Google, plus it is free!!!  Google Newsstand is an Android app that allows you to view editions of various magazines on your Android tablet PC for free.  Plus, you have an option to download the text and images to your tablet to read and view offline.

Originally, Google Currents, Google Play Newsstand is a branch of the Google Play Store. Download the app, select which magazines, news sources, and blogs you want to receive from.

Discover a better way to enjoy all the news you love with Google Play Newsstand now. Find articles recommended just for you in Read Now, topics to follow, and premier news partners like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The Gu … (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.

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USB Accessories for Android Tablets

USB Accessories for Android TabletsUSB accessories for Android tablets 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 USB 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 are significant:

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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 Android Tablets

Business Apps for Tablet PCs

Business Use for Android TabletsMany businesses have realized the business use for Android tablets 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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