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Samsung previews the new Galaxy Tab S5e
Samsung’s latest iteration of its popular Galaxy tablet, the Tab S5e, seems to showcase that it is actually possible to be larger and lighter.
Lenovo invests in ePaper company in bid to revive tablets
As the tablet market declines, Lenovo is making an investment in CLEARlink in order to create a low-power, colour, outdoor-ready display.
IDC: Tablets stay dead, notebooks keep head above water
An IDC report predicts a soft personal PC market, slipping into further decline with the exception of notebooks, gaming PCs, and business PC upgrades.
Royole's FlexPai: So bendable phablets are a reality now
A US-based firm called Royole is delivering on that age-old problem of not being able to fold up your devices (who hasn't ever wished they could fold their phone up...)
Apple revamps iPad Pro; introduces Apple Pencil as accessory
“The new iPad Pro is a huge step forward for powerful, creative, mobile computing," says Apple's Philip Schiller.
Local traditional PC market up 8.8% in 2Q18
Traditional PC shipments have seen an unexpected rise in Oz, boosted by the commercial market.
Gaming, portability keeping PC market green despite numbers' drop
2-in-1s, ultra-slim notebooks and gaming PCs will keep market value growing, despite dropping sales numbers, says IDC.
Compact and affordable Surface Go hits A/NZ shelves
The latest product is the cheapest and smallest yet for the Surface range, and has now been released across Australia and New Zealand.
IDC - Tablets shipments continue steady decline in Q2
Slate tablets accounted for the majority of the market with 28.4 million units, down 14.5% from the previous year.
HAND ON REVIEW: channeling the creative mind with HP’s ZBook x2
Built from the ground up to suit the needs of creative professionals, the HP ZBook x2 is not you're average 2-in-1.
Microsoft unveils its thin, sleek and cheap Surface Go tablet
Microsoft has designed its new two-in-one device with a basis of balancing versatility, performance, form and function.
Hands-on review: A side-by-side look at Dell's Latitude 3390 and 3590
Make sure you have your checklist of requirements with you because Dell seems to have covered all the bases with their range.
Time to bin the traditional PC? IDC forecasts ongoing decline
Despite the bleak forecast, IDC assures there are actually several pockets of opportunities and growth like gaming & ultraslim notebooks.
Stability on the horizon for the global PC and tablet market, according to Canalys
The industry analyst says the market will experience its smallest decline in four years.
IDC: A new market being born from struggling tablet trade
While the market for slate tablets continues to struggle, the detachables market is starting to flourish - something the top vendors are exploiting.
Hands-on review: HP EliteBook 840 G5 performs on every level
This is the first Windows-based laptop that I have ever considered as an equal to the Mac for graphics capabilities.
Samsung launches new gaming Notebook, can it really compete?
Samsung recently announced the new Notebook Odyssey Z gaming laptop.
APAC Smart Cities spending to reach $28.3bil in 2018 - IDC
Key investments for Asia Pacific Smart Cities are in intelligent transportation, data-driven public safety, and resilient energy and infrastructure.
Report: $1.5b/year potential in intelligent transport systems
Intelligent transport systems could bring $1.5 billion a year to the economy and a new group has been formed to help harness this value.
Hands-on review: Acer Switch 5
The Acer Switch 5 is a well-designed hybrid laptop for average everyday use, even if it is a bit expensive.
IDC says there’s a silver lining behind ongoing PC decline
Despite the personal computing devices market posting another decline in 2017, IDC says there are a number of positive aspects to take advantage of.
MacBook watch out, Huawei sets sights on PC market
The Huawei MateBook X Pro is the first notebook to feature Huawei's FullView display.
AU govt echoes HP's recall of potentially fiery laptop batteries
The ACCC has reiterated HP’s recall with one of its own in an attempt to get Aussie consumers to check and replace their batteries if needed.
Detachable tablets return to growth while slate tablets continue decline
Growth for the overall year just remained positive with 1.6 percent year over year growth in 2017, a sharp drop from the 24 percent growth in 2016.