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Apple iPad sales defy the declining Indian tablet market in December quarter
Apple recorded the fastest growth in the quarter ended December 2016, making it into the top five despite the segment shrinking 3.1 percent.
How do you know if your mobile PC is built to last?
Businesses are built with long-term goals in mind. Your computing technologies should be too. So, is your tablet built to last? Find out here.
Rugged mobility: Take your PC anywhere you need it – without fear
As we become an increasingly mobile workforce, demand for devices that accompany us anywhere has soared - here's a look into two Durabook products.
Dominating Apple not immune to tablet market woe, Lenovo ‘one to watch’
Even the holiday quarter of 2016 couldn't save the dwindling tablet market as it continued its spirally decline, IDC says.
Kogan takes on Apple with slim laptop range
"The new Atlas UltraSlim range continues Kogan’s move to make the most in-demand consumer products more affordable for everyone."
Hands-on review: Xplore XSLATE R12 - hard to kill, hard to beat
Xplore recently launched their latest detachable rugged tablet PC – the XSLATE R12, a truly next generation device.
Aussie tablet market looking dire, vendors look to detachables
"Having realised the opportunity in the commercial segment, traditional vendors are looking to maximise share in the declining market."
How much is your tablet really costing you? Try this simple calculator
So you’ve found a tablet that off the shelf appears to offer great value for money. But have you considered its total cost of ownership (TCO)?
Which vendor remains on top in shrinking global tablet market?
"The race to the bottom is something we have already experienced with slates and it may prove detrimental to the market in the long run."
HP’s all-out attack on the PC gaming market
We look at the impressive new range of gaming computers from HP.
Hands-on review: Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Tablet
With so much thought going into the engineering I can report nothing negative about his little beauty. Certainly a worthwhile investment.
Hands-on review: Acer Switch Alpha 12 - a tablet packed with value
Armed with an Intel Core i3 processor, the Acer Switch Alpha 12 is pretty zippy upon startup, and I found it easy to use the touch screen controls.
Hands-on review: Lenovo MiiX 700 Tablet - the best of all worlds
Recently I’ve been fortunate to review a range of tablets. The Lenovo MiiX 700 is the latest one and the specifications suggest it’s a goody.
Worldwide tablet shipments set to Rebound in 2018, says IDC
"Windows and iOS already have solid detachable offerings and with the latest version of Android, Google will also have a horse in the race,"
Hands-on review: ACER Aspire S13 - slim, sexy and powerful
The Aspire S13 is easily one of the most user-friendly devices I’ve trialled, with a powerful processor, the wonderful ergonomics and a sexy feel.
ASP rise offers some light at the end of the tablet tunnel
Apple's iPad has logged its best quarter in two years as consumers and enterprise alike opt for 'pro' devices, but the news isn't great for all.
Xplore Technologies reports 'record' $100.5 million revenue
Xplore Technologies, a provider of 'rugged' tablets, has grown its revenue to a 'record' $100.5 million in fiscal 2016 - representing 136% growth.
Android and the detachable market: 'Very interesting times' ahead says IDC
IDC says tablet sales are continuing to slide as both enterprises and consumers seek ‘more productive’ form factors, so where does that leave Android?
Pricing announced for HP's radical new mobility solution
Hewlett Packard's HP Elite x3, touted as "The one device that’s every device", is now available in the US for $799 - approximately $NZ1138 or $AU1064.
Are iPads suitable for the classroom or are their days done?
According to the Lewiston-Auburn Sun Journal, almost 90% of teachers and 74% of students preferred laptops over tablets.
NZ tablet shipments down despite ‘colossal’ detachables growth
"Many of the biggest New Zealand tablet vendors have been switching their focus to developing detachable tablets."
New release: HP Elite X3 - the one device that's every device
A revolutionary new device from HP for a whole new type of mobile workforce
The tablet market hits its peak, detachables emerge in force
Tablet manufacturers, both large and small, are slowly shifting focus toward the detachable tablet market segment.
Apple remains top dog of declining tablet market
"Tablet shipment results were mediocre following impressive fourth-quarter performances that were supported by the peak season demand."