Apple redesigned its powerful 11″ and 12.9″ tablet with its skinniest body yet, eliminating the Home button and opting for Face ID to help shrink its bezel. Its CPU and GPU are new, it has USB-C instead of a Lightning port, and a new, better designed Apple Pencil option.
This compact computer has an 8″ 1920×1200 touchscreen. It’s powered by a 1.1Ghz Intel Silver CPU and has 8GB RAM and 128GB or 256GB of SSD storage. It has USB type-A, USB-C, HDMI and 3.5mm ports, and runs on Windows 10 or Ubuntu. An optional stylus is available.
The latest version of Samsung’s Galaxy Book now has Gigabit LTE for always-on connectivity. It also has a built-in kickstand, a 12″ AMOLED display, two USB-C ports, a microSD port, a 3.5mm jack and still comes with a keyboard and the S Pen stylus. Drops 11/2/18 for $1000.
Google’s big tablet features a 12.3″ 3000×2000 LCD display, stereo speakers, and runs Chrome OS, so you can enjoy a desktop environment right out of the box. It has two USB-C ports that support 4K output, and an optional keyboard cover. It comes in 4 CPU configs, up to a Core i7.
Microsoft is out to make tablets look like a bad deal with the new Surface Go. It’s a Windows-based 2-in-1 that has a 10″ 1800×1200 screen, 9h battery life, a USB-C port, and a microSD slot. It will be available starting 7/10/18 for $399. An LTE model will arrive late 2018.
This clicky mechanical keyboard captures the essence of classic typewriters. It works as a dock for tablets, offers both Bluetooth and wired connectivity, and its clever carriage knob doubles as a volume and backlight brightness control. Coming to Indiegogo June 2018.
A versatile and affordable gaming laptop. The Nitro 5 Spin has a 15″ 1080p touchscreen and a 360º hinge so you can set it up in various ways, including as a simple tablet. But unlike most hybrids it can run most modern games thanks to its GTX 1050 GPU. Drops 10/2017 for $999.
Apple replaced the 9.7″ iPad Pro with one that’s virtually the same size and weight but has a 10.5″ screen. The new iPad Pro’s display offers up to 120Hz refresh rate, increased brightness, and reduced reflectivity. It will ship with iOS 11, which has many enhancements for tablets.
What could have been the Surface Pro 5 does away with the numbers. The new model has a more versatile hinge, up to 2.5x faster CPU, quieter cooling, and up to 13.5 hours of battery life. It’s compatible with the Surface Dial and the new Surface Pen is much more capable.
View your tablet hands-free with this convenient stand. It lets you angle your device just right on a tabletop, or even on a wall. It folds down small for easy transport, and is perfect for viewing videos or reading recipes. Save 40% in The Awesomer Shop.
The Eve V is a crowdsourced Windows tablet-laptop hybrid. It can be configured with a mobile Core i7 CPU, 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD. It has a 12.3″ 2736 x 1824 IGZO LCD touchscreen and four speakers. Ports include two USB 3, one USB 3.1 Type-C and one Thunderbolt 3 Type-C.
The most powerful version of Microsoft’s hybrid portable computer packs a more powerful Intel Core i7 CPU, GTX GeForce 965M GPU, up to 16GB RAM, up to 1TB SSD storage and a battery that lasts up to 16h. It also works with the new Surface Dial control peripheral.
The latest version of Amazon’s mini tablet is not only $60 cheaper than its predecessor while boasting improved performance. It’s also the first tablet to have the Alexa voice assistant out of the box. Alexa is also coming to other Fire tablets via a software update.
Acer’s 2-in-1 Windows 10 notebook packs the power of a proper Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 CPU, and a quiet liquid cooling system. The 12″ IPS display offers 2160×1440 resolution, and the system includes a keyboard. An optional active pen adds drawing capabilities. Drops 6/2016.
4+ years in the making – the Noteslate aims to replicate the feel of writing with a pencil, but in a digital device that can store and share notes and drawings, and doubles as an e-reader. Be one of the first 999 pre-orders and get the special signature edition. (Thanks Thomas!)
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