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Samsung Chromebook 3 may not be ready yet, but a Bay Trail Chromebook 2 is

As one of the device manufacturers that laid the groundwork for the unexpected mainstream rise of Chromebooks, it must pain Samsung to see rivals like Asus, Lenovo, HP and Acer do better business in the growing PC market sector.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 also goes on sale with Verizon LTE

Just the other day, we were talking about AT&T crossing swords with Sprint for Galaxy Tab S availability, while Verizon and T-Mobile appeared to stand idly by, relying on their existing portfolios of 4G LTE-enabled slates.

Amazon introduces a new Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 and Fire HD

Amazon has introduced upgraded Kindle tablets, including a beefed up Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, as well as the Kindle Fire HD. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 comes with top-of-the-line specifications, offering users a top-notch performance. The Kindle Fire HD also features improvements at an exceptional price.

Toshiba looks to crank up Windows 8 tablet efforts with looming Encore 2 Write

After emphatically throwing its hat in the 7-inch low-cost, low-end Windows 8.1 tablet ring with the $119 Encore Mini, Toshiba seems prepared to up the ante soon enough, chasing higher-end, higher-stakes pieces of the slate market.

AT&T opens pre-orders for Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and 10.5 at last

AT&T sure jumped the gun back in June, boasting about being “among the first US carriers” to score 4G LTE-enabled flavors of Samsung’s top-notch Galaxy Tab S slates, and getting our hopes up for nothing.

Lenovo Miix 3 discreetly breaks cover in China with Win 8.1 and $245 price tag

That Lenovo would look to bring forth a spin-off of the 8-inch Miix 2 tablet nearly one year after the second-gen’s release is hardly surprising. But why roll the Miix 3 out with little to no fanfare in China mere weeks on the heels of IFA 2014? And why downgrade the predecessor’s hardware?

Nvidia Shield Tablet with LTE now available for pre-orders, ships September 30

It’s the ultimate on-the-go gaming machine. No, it’s an all-purpose top-of-the-line Android tablet. Actually, it’s both. An exquisite device for mobile gaming, but equally as impressive when used to browse the web, listen to music, play movies and video clips and even take handwritten notes and create works of art.

HP outs fresh pair of Android KitKat-powered budget tablets in Europe

Did we or did we not “warn” you a spin-off of the dirt-cheap HP 7 Plus Android tablet was coming? We certainly did, although we never suspected several follow-ups were in the works. But as it turns out, the 3G-enabled 7 Plus G2 sighted at the FCC isn’t going to fly solo into the sunset, with a Wi-Fi-only 7 G2 also looming large on the horizon.

Amazon offers ample savings on tablets and laptops for its Fall Outlet Event

Every day is a holiday for Amazon, you should know that by now, so even if back to school promotions are mostly behind us and Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals considerably down the road, you can still get sizzling hot computing gear on the cheap.

Toshiba Encore Mini with full Windows 8.1 goes on sale at $119

Admit it, when Toshiba showcased an Encore 7 tablet prototype at Computex that was supposed to ultimately go on sale for $150, you were skeptical. And who can blame you? After all, seeing Android gear cater to the needs of the tightfisted is routine, but catching sight of similarly priced Windows-based slates is an entirely different kettle of fish.

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Microsoft has announced an event on September 30th in San Francisco

We’ve heard quite a lot about the next iteration of Windows in the past few weeks, codenamed Threshold. Rumors suggested that Microsoft will hold an event this month, and it turns out to be correct. The software giant has scheduled an event on September 30th in San Francisco. While the invite doesn’t say if it will be Windows 9, it simply mentions, “Join us to hear more about what’s next for Windows and the enterprise.”

Dell flaunts Android-based Venue 10 hybrid at IDF, Intel Moorefield likely inside

While all eyes were pointed squarely at Apple’s glamorous iPhone 6/6 Plus/Watch announcements last week, Dell was using the much lower-profile Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco as an inconspicuous launch ramp for a couple of very exciting Android tablets.