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Asus Transformer Book T100 Pre-Orders Underway For $400 A Pop, Shipping Begins October 18
October 9, 2013 | 7:09 pm

netbook Netbooks are dead, long live mini-laptops! It’s how we can describe in a nutshell the evolution of the ultraportable computer market in the past nine months or so, with virtually everyone that’s someone in the business dropping the “netbook” marketing term, but continuing to roll out light, sleek, portable and affordable little notebooks. The latest product to hit the niche is the Asus Transformer Book T100, though, as you can tell by its moniker, the thing is much more than a conventional, bland-looking laptop. Okay, maybe not much more, but more nevertheless, as it’s both a mini-notebook and tablet. And the cherry...

Deal Alert: Asus MeMo Pad 7 Tablet Goes For Just $100 Via Adorama ($50 Off)
June 25, 2013 | 1:01 pm

Asus MeMo PadWho said Android Jelly Bean tablets have to be pricey? Not us, not Asus, and certainly not Adorama, since the online retailer now sells the MeMo Pad 7 (aka ME172V) for just $99.95. That’s a whopping $50 off the slate’s list price, though in all honesty it’s just $10 or $20 less than what sellers like Amazon or Newegg currently charge for the MeMo Pad. Then again, free money is free money, plus Adorama’s $100 ME172V is in all likelihood the cheapest ever Jelly Bean-powered slate. (At least the cheapest coming from a well-known manufacturer like Asus.) Now, what does the 7-incher...

Ematic launches kid-friendly FunTab Mini 2, a tiny but robust $70 tablet
June 21, 2013 | 12:30 pm

EmaticChildren-focused tablets very rarely come with top-notch specs and features in tow, but you can at least count on them to be cheap. In the case of Ematic’s latest, called FunTab Mini 2, really, really cheap. This slate is just $69.99 and is available already via Amazon and Tiger Direct, but be warned, if your kid knows the first thing about technology, he’ll kick your behind if you purchase it. Luckily, the Mini 2 is targeted mostly at very young children (as in aged seven or less), so there’s only a faint possibility you could get into trouble. Now, what does the...

Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 and A3000 Now Available for Sale, Starting at Just $149
June 9, 2013 | 10:00 am

Lenovo IdeaTabSay, do you happen to remember Lenovo’s IdeaTab A1000 and A3000? No? I can’t say I’m shocked, but let me give you the skinny real quick: The two 7-inch tabs were unveiled way back in February, although they're only just now available for sale in the United States. Neither the A1000 nor the A3000 will break speed records of any sort, and you can’t say the slates are very elegant or sexy, either. Still, they are not to be completely ignored, as they come with a fairly decent quality-pricing ratio. Actually, scratch that—they’re dirt-cheap and that’s the end of it. The A1000 goes for...

Deal Alert: Amazon Slashes Price on 7-Inch Kindle Fire HDs in Time for Mother’s Day
May 7, 2013 | 12:00 pm

AmazonAs if to confirm a 10-inch Kindle Fire tablet is in fact in the works and coming our way soon, Amazon has decided to slash the prices of the thing’s existent smaller siblings, namely the 7-inch Fire HDs. However, the promo likely has nothing to do with the alleged coming of the 10-incher, being instead a special, time-limited Mother’s Day offer. Well, who cares why is Amazon doing it, right? As long as they’re comfortable with shaving a cool $20 bucks off the slates’ prices, we’re comfortable with paying just $179 for the entry-level model. Be careful though, because the $20 discount applies only...

Amazon Rumored To Be Working On 10-Inch Kindle Fire With Impressive Display
May 6, 2013 | 9:02 pm

AmazonYou're familiar with the saying “Go big or go home?” Well, it doesn’t exactly apply to the tablet market nowadays, but the tide could turn soon enough. One of the biggest ongoing battles is for the small tab crown, with Google, Asus, Amazon, Apple, but also Acer fighting each other guns blazing. Meanwhile, the bigger throne remains in Cupertino, Calif., with only Samsung (timidly) trying to steal the 9.7-inch iPad’s thunder. However, if we are to trust newly emerged online reports, Amazon is planning to spread its Fire instead of cooling it down. The next generation of the company’s Kindle Fires will...

Redesigned Full-Sized Apple iPad 5 To Be Unveiled This Month?
April 4, 2013 | 4:45 pm

iPad 5It’s been awhile since we last heard a quasi-believable next-gen iPad story, but it shouldn’t be long now until we get something conclusive. That’s because several sources claim a new full-sized iPad is closing in on its release, with the official unveiling rumored to happen by the end of this month. But is that possible? We’d be inclined to say no, because, again, there have been far too few iPad 5 rumors lately and Apple is usually very skilled at building hype months before an actual release. Then again, with the third-gen iPad released in March 2012 and the fourth-generation back in...

(Time-Limited) Deal Alert: Refurbished Apple iPad 4 With Verizon LTE Available for $500
March 18, 2013 | 5:12 pm

iPad 4There is no doubt in our minds that Apple’s fourth-generation 9.7-inch iPad is the most spectacular to date, and almost certainly the best-ever conceived tablet. The only catch is that it doesn’t exactly come cheap. At best, you can find one at $500 with 16 GB of on-board storage and Wi-Fi. If you also want 4G LTE speeds, you have to be ready to fork out roughly $120-$130 more. Then again, if you don’t need a new iPad, you can save a few bucks by choosing a refurbished model instead. Apple put a few of those up for grabs via its U.S. Store last week,...

Acer Iconia B1 7-Inch Tablet Already Available In The UK for £99
January 30, 2013 | 11:37 am

  By Adrian Diaconescu Now that was fast. Acer unveiled the Iconia B1 tablet a few weeks ago at CES and said it’ll go on sale “soon,” which usually means anything but that, but the 7-incher is in fact up for grabs already. Well, it’s only available in the UK for now, but you know what they say – today in England, tomorrow all around the world. As expected, the tab’s number one selling point is the pricing. Tech-savvy blokes in GB looking to save up a buck before Valentine’s are therefore only asked to shell out £99 ($156). That’ll get you a surprisingly snappy slate with...

Amazon’s New Kindle E-Readers Now Available in Canada
January 24, 2013 | 11:00 am

  By Adrian Diaconescu   Though you can fly, drive, take the bus or even walk from American to Canadian soil whenever you want, Amazon has never been as open to Canada as it has to the States. Case in point, the latest Kindle e-readers, available in the U.S. ever since September 2012, but released up north just now. The delay has been definitely disappointing, not to mention illogical, but if you’re still looking to score one of the new members of the Kindle family you’re in for some pretty nice deals. The cheapest device goes for just CAD $89, which is basically the same price...