The best tablets of CES 2013

Vizio 11.6-inch Tablet with Windows 8

Tablets have become increasingly common in the everyday life of the average consumer, and the sheer number of quality tablets being shown at this year's CES demonstrates that OEMs are ready to deliver. Vizio, Lenovo, and other big names in the business are here in Las Vegas, and they're ready to reveal their new slates and convertible laptops. To keep up with the flood of tablet news coming this week, make sure to keep checking back here.

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Jan 09 9:45p

Viewsonic prepping 24-inch Android 4.1 display and 32-inch 4K monitor for later this year

Viewsonic was behind one of the stranger products we saw at Computex last June: a 22-inch display that ran a clean version of Android 4.0. The company has unveiled an updated version of the product here at CES — a 24-inch, 1080p touchscreen that runs Android 4.1 and includes USB ports for hooking up a keyboard and mouse. The internals have been upgraded to a Tegra 3 processor, and it also has micro and mini HDMI ports for plugging in other machines. Viewsonic specifically noted that you could...

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Jan 08 1:59p

Razer Edge: hands-on with Windows 8's most dockable tablet

Nvidia's not the only company bringing unconventional gaming hardware to CES this year — PC peripheral maker Razer is out in force with its new Windows 8 tablet, dubbed the Razer Edge. Besides running a proper x86 Intel Ivy Bridge processor and the full, non-RT Windows 8 experience, this tablet differs from the legion of other Winslates thanks to Razer's trifecta of accompanying hardware docks. One is a pretty standard docking station, another is a thick and chunky detachable keyboard with...

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Panasonic targets photographers with 20-inch 4K Windows 8 tablet

Panasonic just unveiled a 4K Windows 8 tablet at CES 2013 and we've managed to get an early hands-on. The huge 20-inch tablet includes an optical stylus that allows you to navigate the Windows 8 tiled UI and touch up photos on the device. Panasonic isn't revealing exact specifications just yet, but running at at 4K resolution at its booth today it was stunning to see images on such a display.

Normally reserved for TVs, this tablet is targeted at photographers, designers, and architects...

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OLPC's 7-inch Android XO tablet is coming to Walmart this year (hands-on)

We've just had our first look at OLPC's XO tablet, the company's first Android device. Like the OLPC laptops, the tablet can either be charged regularly or via a hand crank. When charging manually, you'll get ten minutes of use for every one minute you spend cranking. It's got a 7-inch multi-touch display running at 1024 x 600 and is powered by a dual-core 1GHz Marvell Armada chip paired with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage.

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Panasonic shows off 20-inch Windows 8 tablet with insane 4K resolution

4K's unquestionably the buzzword of CES 2013, but it's typically used in conjunction with "TV." Panasonic's taking it a different direction, though, using its keynote at the show to introduce a 20-inch Windows 8 tablet with 4K resolution. There aren't many details about the tablet just yet, save for stylus input support and a sort of real-time cloud-based collaboration tool. We've seen these display specs from Panasonic before, of course, but this is the first time we've seen it on a real...

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Jan 07 9:27p

AMD Temash hands-on: basic Windows gaming on a 1080p tablet

AMD has a lot of confusing codenames in the stable, but here's one you might actually want to know: Temash is AMD's next tablet processor, and it looks like it could make for a solid Windows 8 experience even with PC games as part of the bargain. Near the tail-end of AMD's not-so-action-packed press conference, the company revealed that the tiny chip will have double the graphics performance of the current Hondo APU we saw in Vizio's new tablet earlier today, and proved it to us too, letting...

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Vizio's first Windows 8 tablet: hands-on with the AMD-powered, 1080p slate

Vizio's only been a PC manufacturer for a few months, and it's already diversifying its product lines. Today we got our first look at the new 11.6-inch Tablet with Windows 8 — now the smallest member of Vizio's PC lineup — and it's a bit of an oddity. The most striking feature is its gorgeous 1920 x 1080 display, which looks even sharper than normal on the smaller device — it's a really good screen, but it creates some consequences. Intel's processors simply couldn't power such a dense,...

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Vizio goes after the Nexus 7 with a Kindle-sized stock Android tablet (hands-on)

Vizio's 10-inch Android tablet might be one of the first Tegra 4 devices to be announced, but the California company also has a 7-inch tablet here at CES that's equally interesting: it's essentially a Nexus 7 in a package the size of a Kindle e-reader. That's a Tegra 3 processor, a 1280 x 800 IPS display, 16GB of storage, a 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera, and stock Android Jelly Bean. The prototype was fairly quick to flip around the OS, and the display looked slightly better than the...

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Vizio's 10-inch tablet combines Tegra 4, stock Android, and an ultra-light body (hands-on)

Vizio's goal is to "make all the screens in your life," CTO Matt McRae told us — that's part of the reason the company's making a big play back into the tablet market. The larger of the two new Vizio tablets is the "10-inch tablet," but on paper this is much more than your average iPad knockoff. The slate is powered by Nvidia's brand-new Tegra 4 processor, which should be faster and more efficient than any of the company's previous silicon. The 10-inch tablet will also be running Android 4.2...

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Jan 06 7:01p

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix tablet / laptop hybrid gets a power-up when it docks

Did you think you'd seen every possible way a laptop and tablet could merge? Lenovo's ThinkPad Helix is here to show you otherwise. Rather than simply flipping head over heels, twisting in place, or detaching from a battery-laden slate of keys, the ThinkPad Helix is a powerful tablet that actually gets more powerful when you combine it with its keyboard docking station — think Mighty Morphin Power Rangers but with Lenovo's trademark rack of keys rather than giant robotic animals.


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Lenovo revamps 11-inch IdeaPad Yoga with Intel processors, full Windows 8 operating system (video)

Lenovo's backflipping IdeaPad Yoga 13 garnered a good bit of praise, but when the company launched a smaller, cheaper version of the touchscreen Wintel laptop, it chose to use the hamstrung Windows RT operating system and an ARM-based Nvidia Tegra 3 chip instead. You won't have to choose between size and capabilities forever, though, because Lenovo's introducing the IdeaPad Yoga 11S today. The Yoga 11S maintains the attractive $799 starting and design of the original 11-incher — adding only a...

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