For decades, business travellers have considered a laptop as part of their arsenal. Those laptops have slowly become slimmer and lighter, while gaining more power and longer battery life. But in the end they're still laptops. The latest generation of tablets are trying to change that, and from w...
POSTED 22 Nov, 2018 8 Comments
Microsoft is planning to release a new mainstream line of Surface tablets as soon as the second half of 2018, seeking a hit in a market dominated by Apple's iPad, according to people familiar with the matter. The new tablets will feature 10-inch screens – around the same size as a standard...
POSTED 17 May, 2018 3 Comments
You might want to put off buying that Microsoft Surface Pro a little longer, now that Huawei's new MateBook has broken cover Like the Surface, this 12 inch Windows 10 device morphs between a tablet and an almost-laptop thanks to a clip-on keyboard cover. But it's oh so slim, at just 6.9mm (th...
POSTED 22 Feb, 2016 0 Comments
For years now, I've been lugging around a 3kg Dell XPS laptop whenever on the road, convinced that no tablet or 2-in-1 could ever handle everything that my 'real' laptop does. This changed last week when I picked up a Microsoft Surface 3, along with the optional Type Cover (keyboard) which doubl...
POSTED 9 Feb, 2016 5 Comments
Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S2 continues the evolution of the Galaxy Tab range, bringing more power and versatility to the popular Android tablet. We’ve found it to be an impressive performer, and coupled with the Samsung Keyboard Cover it makes a portable, convenient alternative to your la...
POSTED 18 Jan, 2016 6 Comments
Samsung is making a bold push into the Windows 2-in-1 market with the Galaxy TabPro S – a souped-up Windows 10 'super tablet' set to take on Apple's iPad Pro and the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 at the same time. Unveiled at the Las Vegas CES techfest and due for release in February...
POSTED 6 Jan, 2016 2 Comments
There's finally an Australian release date for the 4G version of Microsoft's Surface 3 tablet, and a price tag to go with it. The 'when' is 28 January, and the 'how much' is $979 with 128GB of solid state storage preloaded with Windows 10. That's $140 more than the WiFi-only 128GB model, whic...
POSTED 5 Jan, 2016 0 Comments
There's a new name in laptop land, although it's also one of the world's best-known brands. Microsoft has finally pulled the trigger on creating its own laptop, and the result is the Surface Book. If the company's Surface devices were tablets which could double as notebooks, then the Surface B...
POSTED 7 Oct, 2015 8 Comments
TECH | Google has more of its own-branded mobile goodness on the way with the launch of two new smartphones – the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P – along with a tablet: the Pixel C. Google Pixel C tablet Reminiscent of Microsoft's Surface, Google’s Pixel C pairs a lush 2560x1800 screen ...
POSTED 2 Oct, 2015 1 Comment
Samsung is taking a second swing at its best-selling flagship Galaxy Tab S series with the S2 family, and it looks like they're going to knock this one out of the park. Available in 8” and 9.7” screen sizes, and retaining the slim profile and super-sharp screen of the original T...
POSTED 9 Sep, 2015 1 Comment
Microsoft’s new compact, cut-price Windows tablet clearly has Apple’s iPad in its sights, but the Surface 3 – due for release here on May 5 at just $699 – could also have been built from the ground up for business travellers. Its big brother, the Surface Pro 3, has quickl...
POSTED 1 Apr, 2015 0 Comments
Passengers on Jetstar flights can use portable gadgets such as their phones, tablets and eReaders from gate to gate from the first departures on Saturday August 30. That includes domestic flights within both Australia and New Zealand, trans-Tasman services and also Jetstar’s international ...
POSTED 29 Aug, 2014 3 Comments
UPDATE | Passengers on domestic Virgin Australia flights, along with domestic and international Qantas flights, can now use their iPads, Kindles and other personal electronic devices on a 'gate to gate' basis from today, Tuesday August 26. In plain language, that means you'll be able to keep you...
POSTED 26 Aug, 2014 31 Comments
Tablets are already gaining traction as the new wave of in-flight entertainment, but there’s a ‘next wave’ beyond the conventional content such as movies and music. How about thumbing through the latest copy of your favourite newspaper or magazine? Or taking on your fellow pass...
POSTED 21 May, 2013 0 Comments
Toshiba's forthcoming Portégé Z10t joins the growing ranks of Windows 8 hybrids – part tablet, part Ultrabook – which promise if not the best of both devices, certainly the convenience of both. The 11.6 inch HD touchscreen makes it larger than most tablets, althoug...
POSTED 6 May, 2013 1 Comment
Emirates will roll out over 1,000 Windows 8 tablets across its fleet next year, with the ability to grant instant upgrades to bump passengers to business class or even first class -- provided they've got enough frequent flyer points to pay for it, of course. The tablets, supplied by HP, will als...
POSTED 22 Nov, 2012 2 Comments
Virgin Australia will launch the second stage of its inflight wireless entertainment system next month, with passengers able to play streaming video and music directly on their own tablets, laptops and smartphones rather than rely on airline-provided Samsung tablets. The airline will begin a m...
POSTED 20 Nov, 2012 3 Comments
Samsung is set to roll out its strongest play yet to woo the heart, mind and wallet of business travellers looking for some 'tech to go' in both the smartphone and tablet/ultrabook 'hybrid' space. Here's what you ned to know. Samsung GALAXY Note II Take the highly-regarded and Android-powered S...
POSTED 15 Nov, 2012 8 Comments
Google is firing a well-aimed shot across Apple’s bow with its Nexus tablets, including next week's debut of the all-new Nexus 10. The Nexus 10 goes toe-to-toe against the classic 9.7 inch iPad. As you’d guess from the name, this sports a 10 inch screen – and one...
POSTED 7 Nov, 2012 0 Comments
Apple's new iPad Mini will launch in Australia next week, starting from $369 for the basic 16GB WiFi model through to $729 for the top-line edition with 64GB and 4G connectivity. As expected, the iPad Mini sports a 7.9 inch screen against the 9.7 inch panel of the 'classic' iPad. This specific s...
POSTED 24 Oct, 2012 14 Comments
Microsoft's Windows Surface tablet will launch in Australia next Friday, October 26, starting at $559 and ranging up to $779, with pre-orders now available through the online Microsoft Store. The base model of the 10.6 inch Windows tablet with 32GB of storage comes fully kitted out with 2GB of R...
POSTED 17 Oct, 2012 7 Comments
Virgin Australia will begin testing inflight wifi streaming in October, beaming movies, TV shows and music to Samsung tablets and eventually to passenger's own tablets, laptops and smartphones. "We will be testing our first aircraft in October, with fit-out to the rest of the fleet very qui...
POSTED 28 Aug, 2012 7 Comments
Virgin Australia will begin fitting out the majority of its aircraft with Samsung's Galaxy Tab tablets for in-flight entertainment this month, ahead of Qantas' own rollout of Apple iPads on a limited number of its older Boeing 767s. Virgin trialled the devices over a one-week period in April, wi...
POSTED 6 Aug, 2012 5 Comments
Cathay Pacific is joining other airlines in moving its inflight magazine from print to pixels. The monthly Discovery magazine will be available as a free iPad app, with the first edition hitting Apple's iTunes Store on Wednesday August 2nd. Featuring the same content as the print edition, but b...
POSTED 1 Aug, 2012 1 Comment
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