It may look the same as last year’s model, but the new iPad Mini is a beast, because it has the same specs as the new iPad Air. It now has a 2048 x 1536 7.9″ screen, 64-bit A7 CPU, M7 motion processor and MIMO Wi-Fi antennas.
A speaker dock with a 7″ Android tablet. Stream audio and video from Android apps and more. It also has an HDMI output, FM Radio and a CD Player. The best thing about it could be its rumored price: $178. Available at Walmart soon.
If the Surface Pro 2 is out of your budget, wait for the Dell Venue Pro 11. The Windows 8.1 tablet has a 10.6″ 1080p screen, Intel Core i3/i5 CPU, up to 8GB RAM and 256GB storage and has a removable battery. Starts at $500. Out 11/13.
Amazon may have just made the ultimate consumer’s tablets. The HDX 7″ and HDX 8.9 tablets have displays with beyond 1080p resolution, quad-core CPUs and a free, live and interactive tech support service called Mayday.
Microsoft improves its already impressive tablet-laptop hybrid. Surface Pro 2 has a 1.6GHz Intel Haswell Core i5 CPU, 8-hour battery life and up to 8GB RAM and 512GB storage. It will come with a stylus and Windows 8.1. Drops 10/22/13.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has a 5.7″ 1080p AMOLED screen, a 13mp rear camera, either a 2.3GHz quad-core or hybrid octa-core (1.9GHz quad + 1.3GHz quad) CPU, 3GB RAM and new features that makes its stylus even more useful.
A small button that plugs into the headphone jack of your Android device. Use the Pressy app to set a variety of actions like taking pictures or changing a setting that you trigger by pressing Pressy once or twice.
Draw at your desk or on the go with the new Cintiq Companion line. The Cintiq Companion runs Windows 8 while the Cintiq Companion Hybrid runs Android. Both have 13.3″ 1080p screens and the Pro Pen stylus.
The Nexus 7 gets updated with a 1920 x 1200 1080p IPS display, dual stereo speakers, a 1.5Ghz Snapdragon CPU and 2GB RAM. The tablet also now has a 5mp rear camera and runs Android 4.3. LTE variants coming soon.
Sony revives the phablet wars with the Xperia Z Ultra. If nothing else, this Android phone is a marvel of engineering: a 6.4″ 1080p screen in a 6.5mm thin body (the iPhone 5 is 7.6mm thin). It’s also waterproof with LTE and NFC support.
A rugged Android tablet for outdoorsy types. Has a 6″ E-ink touchscreen, GPS, Wi-Fi, AM/FM/SW/LW radio, weather sensors, Bluetooth, 2-way radio and a solar panel on the back. Can also be charged via USB.