THE BEST Tablets

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

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.

Pressy for Android

Pressy for Android

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.

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Wacom Cintiq Companion Tablets

Wacom Cintiq Companion Tablets

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.

2013 Google Nexus 7

2013 Google Nexus 7

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 Xperia Z Ultra

Sony Xperia Z Ultra

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.

Earl Solar-Powered Tablet

Earl Solar-Powered Tablet

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.

Sony Xperia Tablet Z

Sony Xperia Tablet Z

Like the Xperia Z phone, the Xperia Tablet Z is dust- and water-resistant. It has a 10.1″ 1920 x 1200 display, a 1.5GHz quad-core CPU, NFC and 4G/LTE, all in a 0.27″ thick, 17.5 oz. device.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

The Galaxy Note 8.0 has a 1280 x 800 8″ touchscreen, 1.6GHz quad-core CPU, S-Pen stylus, and a built-in IR blaster so you can use it as a remote. It can also be used as a, uhm, a phone.

Rhino Shield Screen Protector

Rhino Shield Screen Protector

Evolutive Labs claims that its screen protector offers 5 times the impact resistance of a Gorilla Glass 2 screen despite being only 0.01″ thick. It also has layers that resist scratches and smudges.

Microsoft Surface Pro

Microsoft Surface Pro

Microsoft’s bet for a portable computer that doesn’t compromise performance. The Surface Pro runs Windows 8, has a Core i5 CPU, 4GB RAM, a USB 3.0 port, microSDXC card slot and a Mini DisplayPort.

Classic Match Foosball

Classic Match Foosball

While you could buy a desktop foosball table for less, you won’t look nearly as cool as when you play foosball with your iPad. Features realistic spinner controls and manual scorekeeping tallies.

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Pinch

Pinch

Developed by researchers at the Tokyo University of Technology, Pinch makes multiple mobile devices act as one, enabling them to form a larger interactive display and extend and app’s screen.

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iPad Mini

iPad Mini

The tablet Steve Jobs said he never wanted to make is here. With a 7.9″ 1024×768 screen, A5 dual-core processor, and available 4G LTE, it’s just just the thing if you want a one-handed iPad.

Lenovo ThinkPad Twist

Lenovo ThinkPad Twist

An ultrabook/tablet hybrid for business users. It has a 12.5″ touchscreen, up to Core i7 CPU, a 500GB HDD or 128GB SSD, optional 3G and the much loved Thinkpad keyboard and trackpoint controller.

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13

The IdeaPad Yoga 13 is a 13″ Windows 8 ultrabook that morphs into a tablet thanks to its 360º hinge. It has USB ports, an SD card slot, an HDMI port, Core i5/i7 CPU, up to 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD.

Nook HD & HD+

Nook HD & HD+

The Nook HD has a 7″ 1440×900 screen, 1.3GHz dual-core CPU and weighs 315g. The HD+ has a 9″ 1080p screen, 1.5GHz dual-core CPU and weighs 515g. Both have 1GB RAM, microSD slot and HDMI.

Kindle Fire HD

Kindle Fire HD

With 7″ 720p and 8.9″ 1080p models, it has a dual-core CPU, dual-band Wi-Fi (4G LTE avail.) and dual stereo speakers. It syncs book, movie and game progress, tightly integrated with Amazon’s services.

Sony Vaio Tap 20

Sony Vaio Tap 20

A “tabletop” Windows 8 PC with desktop-caliber specs, a keyboard and a mouse. But the Vaio Tap 20 also has a 20″ 1600×900 touch screen with a kickstand that lets you use it like a giant tablet.

Samsung Galaxy Note II

Samsung Galaxy Note II

Looking like a supersized Galaxy SIII, the Galaxy Note II It has a 5.5″ 720p Super AMOLED display, a 1.5GHz quad-core CPU and 2GB RAM. Its stylus can be used as a cursor and to make shortcut gestures.

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Out of Print Tablet Cases

Out of Print Tablet Cases

Cases for the iPad, Kindle Fire and Nexus 7 (sorry eReaders) with licensed classic book cover art. Handmade using book board and book cloth, the same materials used in paper book hardcovers.

Modbook Pro

Modbook Pro

A 13.3″ MacBook Pro modified into a tablet with a Wacom digitizer interface. It retains all of the laptop’s internal hardware and runs OS X (and Windows by way of Boot Camp).

Google Nexus 7 Tablet

Google Nexus 7 Tablet

It has a 7″ 1280×800 IPS touchscreen, a Tegra 3 CPU, 1GB RAM, 8-16GB storage, NFC, micro USB and will run on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Looks like a competitor to the Kindle Fire. Available this July.

Acer Iconia Tab A700

Acer Iconia Tab A700

An Android 4.0 tablet with a 10.1″ 1920×1200 HD screen – not as sharp as the new iPad’s display but still impressive. It also has an NVIDIA Tegra 3 CPU, 1GB RAM, 32GB memory and a microSD slot.

ASUS Taichi

ASUS Taichi

Available in 11.6″ and 13.3″ models, the Taichi tablet-laptop hybrid that has two 1080p screens. It has an Intel Ivy Bridge Core i7 CPU, 4GB RAM, SSD storage and 2 USB 3.0 ports.

Chameleon for Android

Chameleon for Android

Chameleon is an alternative to the vanilla home screen on Android tablets. It lets you place groups of apps and then switch to different home screens based on location, Wi-Fi network or time.

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