Welcome to our May TabTimes Monthly, an overview of the best new tablets and tablet related technology news and reviews of the last month in the industry. Subscribers to our TabTimes Monthly newsletter will be familiar with what they see here, just be sure to sign up for our giveaway for a chance to win a new tablet each month.
I hope you enjoy some of our favorite news from April of 2016, and when you get through to the end, sign up for your chance to win our favorite new tablet, the iPad Pro 9.7.
Apple iPad Pro 9.7 review
It was only just over a month ago that Apple announced and launched the new iPad Pro 9.7. We’ve spent a lot of time with this tablet and we have a lot of positive things to say about it. It has a few gimmicks and feature or two that just stand out, which is, perhaps, not a good thing. At the end of our review we are left asking ourselves one last question, is this the best iPad to date?
In this very position of the newsletter last month we told you about a new Acer Chromebook with some promise, but the nascent Chromebook of the year so far may just be the new HP Chromebook 13. We might have opted for a larger display, but we couldn’t be happier about the high-end specifications. This is, finally, the Chromebook we’ve been waiting for, plenty of power but a price tag that the average user can handle.
It is likely that you already read and watched our full review above, but before we got that out, we shared our first reactions and impressions of the iPad Pro 9.7. It was interesting to see how our initial thoughts were far less enthusiastic about the tablet than our feelings after spending more time with the device. In the end, we find the latest iPad Pro a redoubtable update to its predecessors, we’re just pleased that things are better than we first thought they would be.
Best Note apps for iPad, Pokemon and fighting games for Android
In the apps department, we updated a few lists this past month, our best note taking apps for iPad list includes a few very popular entries, and a few hidden gems. Over on the Android side of things, we addressed the shortage of good games that are like Pokemon, but now you know where to look. Also, it’s time to drop the gloves, sharpen your swords, limber up your muscles and take your corners, it’s time to fight. Instead of gaining actual bumps and bruises, head into these great fighting games for Android, just remember rule #2.
There is a good chance you are not thinking about your iPad mini 4 much these days, it’s a part of your regular routine and I suspect you are happy with the device. However, for all the new iPad mini 4 owners, taking advantage of recent price reductions, you’re probably thinking about protection and accessories, so were we. Here are our lists of the best cases and accessories for your iPad mini 4.
Surface Pro 4 accessories, problems, tips, tricks and battery life
As one of our favorite Windows tablets ever, the Surface Pro 4 was the subject of a few articles this past month. Designed to help you get the most out of your device, join us for a general tips & tricks list, a battery life expectations and improvement strategy, see what can go wrong with your tablet and how to fix it, and of course, we’ve got a list of our favorite accessories for the Surface Pro 4.
The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 was one of the best tablets to hit the market in 2015, but it is, as the name implies, the fourth iteration of Microsoft’s tablet efforts. Before the Pro 4, the Surface Pro 3 was king of the streets – bigger, badder, older and maybe even wiser, but is that really what you want out of an ultra portable computing device? Join us for a solid shakedown to see which tablet is the better device for your hard earned dollar.
This has been a billion dollar battle for many years now, often fueled on a consumer level by very enthusiastic fans on both sides, which side will you choose in the Android vs iOS battle? Now that that’s out of our system, the truth is, there are many advantages to both ecosystems, and lucky us, there are actually very few disadvantages to each. We are fans of both operating systems and we think you can be too, but if you have to choose just one, be sure to read on to see which might better fit your life and needs.
A big congratulations to last month’s winner: Parag G. of India is taking home the Nexus 9.
Did you get the impression that we are fans of the new iPad Pro 9.7? That would be an accurate assertion, but don’t just take our word for it being a great tablet, hit that giveaway widget below for your chance to take this tablet home. We think this is one of the best Apple iOS tablets ever created, make sure you enter for your chance to win the iPad Pro 9.7.