Consumer 2012 Tablet Articles

Popular Consumer Articles for 2012

Microsoft Surface RT Review: Not an Average Tablet

The Microsoft Surface is something not available before: a tablet that's a shrunk-down laptop rather than a blown-up smartphone. Learn more in our full review.

Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite Review

Android purists will love the Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite as it ships with nearly stock Android 4.0. Read the full review to see how it measured up in tests.

How Do You Get Photos Onto an Apple iPad?

The iPad is great for viewing photos snapped with your digital camera, but the tablet unfortunately has no SD card slot. So how do you get photos from your digital[...]

Google Nexus 7 Review: Welcome The New 7-Inch Champ

The Google Nexus 7 has arrived, and with it comes a new standard for consumption tablets: a low price point combined with high-end specs to offer the smoothest media experience[...]

Amazon Vs. Google Play: Which Reigns Supreme?

Amazon and Google built their respective tablets, the Kindle Fire and the Nexus 7, around their content services. But which service has more to offer?

Google Android 4.1 vs. Apple iOS 6: Head to Head

We take a hands-on look at the latest operating systems from Apple and Google, comparing them feature by feature. Good reading for those trying to pick their first tablet.

Apple iPad 4 Review: The Fastest iPad Yet

The fourth-generation iPad came out so soon it caught a lot of people by surprise. Is it a worthy successor to Apple's earlier models? Read on to find out.

Apple iPad mini Review

The iPad mini is Apple's first attempt at making a smaller tablet to compete with the 7-inch crowd. How did it do?

Dell Latitude 10 Preview: An Outstanding Windows 8 Tablet

The Dell Latitude 10 appeals to those who want a tablet that's as capable as a notebook, including Windows 8. Learn more about this powerful device.

Apple iPad mini vs. Google Nexus 7

The iPad mini was announced this Tuesday. The small 7.9-inch tablet is Apple's slimmer option to the already popular tablet. Considering that the new device is smaller, it is a[...]

Top 5 Android Tablets for December 2012

Not everyone wants an iPad. If you prefer Google's Android OS and are looking for a new tablet, check out this list of the best available!

Tips for Tablet Shopping this Holiday Season

Some say we're living in the Post-PC Era, when tablets and phones are replacing desktops and laptops. We have suggestions for people who want to join in.

Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 Review: A Step Behind The Competition

The Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 has some appealing features, but for the most part this Android tablet is dragged down by generally sub-par hardware and poor battery life. Learn more in[...]

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Review

The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is Amazon's largest tablet to date, and its most capable. It's also relatively inexpensive. But how well does it hold up in extensive testing?

Amazon Instant Video Review

Amazon now offers a new app for streaming movies and TV directly to the iPad. Is it worth the free download? To find out, read the full review.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Hands-On Preview

Samsung has high hopes for the Galaxy Note 10.1, considering the 5.3-inch version sold so well. Now they've redesigned that device to make it a top-of-the-line Android tablet.

Does the Apple iPad mini Cost Too Much?

There is one feature of the iPad mini that was completely unexpected: its cost. Instead of the projected $250 price tag, Apple set a $330 price.

Samsung Galaxy Note II Hands-On Preview

Samsung's next tabletphone sets a high bar for the other exhibitors at this week's IFA. We go hands-on with this upcoming tabletphone.

Holiday Guide: Best Android Tablets

The Android tablet market exploded in 2012 thanks the Google Nexus program and an influx of brand-name budget devices. Find out which Android tablets are worth buying this holiday season.

Lenovo IdeaTab A2109 Review: A Contender, Not a Champion

The IdeaTab A2109 from Lenovo threatens the competition as a low-priced media consumption tablet competitor, but its flaws hold it back from being the real deal.