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Asus ZenPad 8.0 Z380C Tablet Review - Another Asus Ace?

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Brendan Griffiths
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Reviews
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Asus, Tablets, ZenPad 8.0 Z380C

Asus ZenPad 8.0 Z380C Tablet Review - Another Asus Ace?

If you're reading this, the chances are that you're in the market for a new tablet but don't want to pay through the nose for the latest poser-friendly iPad. We don't blame you. The price of Apple's tablets has got way out of hand, with the costs of extra memory being particularly shocking.

You're off to a good start looking at an Asus tablet. This is after all the company behind the first truly great budget tablet, the 2012 Google Nexus 7, aka the benchmark. But today the competition is pretty damn strong in this area, with even Tesco releasing an impressive tablet in the form of the Hudl 2. So, let's see how the ZenPad 8.0 Z380C measures up.

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Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition announced.

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oUkTuRkEyIII
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Deals
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Minecraft, PC, Tablets, Windows, Windows 10

Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition announced.Microsoft announced today that Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition (Beta) will be arriving on Windows 10 on July 29th which is the same day Windows 10 launches. The good news is that gamers who previously purchased the game will get this edition absolutely free. For gamers who have yet to get to grips with Minecraft then it can be yours for just $10 (£6.50) during the beta period which also includes all future updates free. Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition will be launched on Windows 10 for both PC & Tablets.

Some highlights of what players will enjoy in Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta:

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Apple To Release 128GB iPad 4 From Next Week

Author:
Matt Gardner
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News
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apple, iOS, iPad, Tablets

Apple To Release 128GB iPad 4 From Next Week

Look, shiny thing! And it's going to be the best, brightest, most shiny thing there is...until the iPad 5 comes out in a matter of weeks months.

Yes, it's time to start frothing at the gills with excitement, Apple fans! There's a new iPad on the horizon, and it's got ludicrous amounts of space inside.

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Razer Fully Reveals The Edge Gaming Tablet

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
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Edge, Project Fiona, Razer, Tablet gaming, Tablets

Razer Fully Reveals The Edge Gaming Tablet

Impressive Specs, Hefty Price

Razer has officially blown the lid off their Edge gaming tablet - originally known as Project Fiona - confirming both specifications and price point. The Windows 8-powered device boasts some impressive hardware considering its form factor, and is ostensibly capable of running "all PC games and applications".

More details below. UPDATE: Have a trailer too.

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Apple Reveals iPad Mini & 4th Generation iPad

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
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apple, iPad 4G, iPad Mini, Tablets

Apple Reveals iPad Mini & 4th Generation iPad

Apple has blown the lid off the long-rumoured iPad mini, a slimmer tablet with a 7.9 inch screen, along with the fourth generation iPad.

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Microsoft Surface Gets October Release Date

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
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Annual report, Microsoft, Microsoft Surface, Surface RT, Tablets

Microsoft Surface Gets October Release Date

Microsoft Surface - the colourful tablet that sees Microsoft enter the tablet hardware market themselves (much to the surprise of certain partners) - has been issued with a release date in the company's recent annual report.

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Acer Senior VP: "I Don't Think MS Surface Will Be Successful"

Author:
Matt Gardner
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News
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Acer, apple, Hardware, iPad, Microsoft, Microsoft Surface, Tablets, Windows 8, Windows RT

Acer Senior VP: "I Don't Think MS Surface Will Be Successful"

Hardware manufacturer Acer's senior VP and president for Europe, Middle East and Africa has rained a little on Microsoft Surface's parade, casting doubts over the chances of success for Microsoft's upcoming tablet, and expressing concerns over Microsoft's focus, whic hcould have a knock-on effect for partners such as Acer.

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Microsoft Announce Windows-Based Surface Tablets

Author:
Matt Gardner
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News
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Microsoft, Microsoft Surface, Mobile, Surface Pro, Surface RT, Tablets, Window RT, Windows 8

Microsoft Announce Windows-Based Surface Tablets

Microsoft Surface has...erm...surfaced! After a week of rumour and hearsay, Microsoft unveiled their newest foray into the tablet market with MS Surface line, which will come in two distinct flavours.

Surface for Windows RT will run on traditional tablet ARM chips, and Surface for Windows 8 Pro will use Intel's new 3rd generation chips.

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REPORT: Microsoft To Unveil Tablet Later This Month

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
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apple, Dell, HP, iPad, Lenovo, Microsoft, SmartGlass, Tablet gaming, Tablets, Xbox

Microsoft may be close to revealing a new tablet device if the machinations of the rumour mill are to be believed, with the Xbox manufacturer touted to unveil their new gadget as soon as June 18th.

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Fils-Aime: Multitouch Too "Unwieldy" For Wii U

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Controllers, Multitouch, Nintendo, Reggie Fils-Aime, Tablets, Wii U, Wii U GamePad

Fils-Aime: Multitouch Too "Unwieldy" For Wii U

NOA boss Reggie Fils-Aime has suggested that the reasons behind the Wii U not supporting mutlitouch controls via its touchscreen are simple: it'd be too unwieldy.

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Yoshida: Smaller Indie Titles Crucial To Vita Growth

Author:
Matt Gardner
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News
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E3 2012, Indie Games, Portable gaming, PS Vita, PS Vita games, Shuhei Yoshida, Smartphones, Sony, Tablets

Yoshida: Smaller Indie Titles Crucial To Vita Growth

Sony's Shuhei Yoshida has suggested that the Playstation Vita's success will depend as much on smaller titles and indie games as it will on blockbuster AAA titles, noting that the portable console was designed with one eye on thetraditional market, but that its conception came about as a result of taking note of the burgeoning smartphone and tablet markets.

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OnLive On The Go | Tablet Impressions

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Features
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Android, Bruce Grove, Cloud gaming, iOS, iPad, OnLive, OnLive App, Tablets

OnLive On The Go | Tablet Impressions

I mentioned in my impressions piece for OnLive's UK launch that playing Deus Ex: Human Revolution on an iPad was a pretty gratifying experience for this gadget hound. Sat in a swanky MoreLondon office complex earlier this week, controller in hand, having Batman beat up some goons in Arkham City on a Samsung Galaxy tablet was pretty cool too. But deploying cannons with a touch of my finger in Defence Grid Gold on a Kindle Fire was even better.

OnLive on a tablet - Android only for the moment, with Apple still yet to give OnLive the green light (more on that in a bit) - is a cracking experience. The app is free, as is the copy of LEGO Batman that comes with it. Of the 25 titles that have so far been optimised for touch and gesture inputs, a handful of these - such as Defence Grid Gold and, excitingly, the upcoming debut of L.A. Noire on the service - have been further developed in conjunction with OnLive specifically for this purpose. What that means is that you get a bespoke touch interface designed by the developers themselves.

OnLive On The Go | Tablet Impressions

Elsewhere, as in the aforementioned LEGO Batman for example, there are V-pad overlays for control schemes that will be instantly familiar to anyone who has already dabbled in tablet gaming. The control setups are fairly standard, the screen restriction minimised wherever possible and Grove says that players will be able to customise their interface setups. The default overlay also changes from game to game, optimised through rigorous testing to match the needs for the game in question. That said, playing Darksiders on a Sony Tablet S with a touch interface was pretty horrible, the sheer number of virtual buttons proving rather overwhelming when you don't have the gamer's claw to fall back on. The touch interface does, however, mean that all of the budding artists who made the most of Duke Nukem Forever's whiteboard may have a reason to come back.

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Sony Dates, Details & Renames Playstation Tablets

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
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Playstation Certified, Sony, Tablet P, Tablet S, Tablets

Sony Dates, Details & Renames Playstation Tablets

Remember the Sony S1 and S2 Android tablets that we brought to your attention back in April? After a few months of radio silence, Sony has finally given us some solid info about their release schedule and pricing structure - as well as confirmation that they're "Playstation Certified." Which means (if you don't already know) that you can legally download and play PSX games from the online marketplace. More details below.

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Sony Confirms S1 & S2 Android Tablets

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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Android, S1, S2, Sony, Tablets

sony s1 s2 tablets

Sony has confirmed that two dual-core tablets are on their way to British shelves this autumn after leaked specs outed them 0ver the last few months.

The S1 is designed for "rich media entertainment," and boasts a 9.4 inch screen display along with a top-heavy centre of gravity that will apparently make it easier to hold for long periods.

The S2, on the other hand, is apparently "ideal for mobile communication and entertainment" - and sports a unique design featuring two 5.5 inch displays (much like a big, slick DS). It unfolds thanks to a hinged clamshell design.

Both tablets will pack dual-core Tegra 2 processors, 3G and 4G Wi-Fi and Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) - and are PlayStation Suite certified for PSX emulation goodness. The "S" designations are only working titles and will likely be replaced by snazzy names before launch.

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