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Lenovo brings trio of budget-minded tabs to MWC, ranging from 8 to 10 inches

It wouldn’t be a complete Mobile World Congress without an invasion of interchangeable Android and Windows tablets, and perhaps the least exciting brand-name slates to go official in Barcelona these past 24 hours are Lenovo’s IdeaPad Miix 300, Tab 2 A10-70 and Tab 2 A8.

March 2 is when Sony will out the ‘slimmer, lighter, brighter’ Xperia Z4 Tablet

The jig is up, Sony, and we know full well what’s up your sleeve for next week’s Mobile World Congress. The Xperia M4 Aqua is an open book, and the Xperia Z4 Tablet is no big puzzle either. Alas, the Z4 smartphone will most likely stay on the sidelines a couple more months, hopefully to score enough upgrades to clearly set itself apart from the Z3.

LG G Pad F 7.0 hits Sprint on March 13 for free with 2-year pacts

Acknowledging it doesn’t stand a chance against the likes of Apple and Samsung in a fair tablet fight for the time being, LG has pulled all the stops recently to make its G Pads too cheap to turn down. With or without contracts, from AT&T or Verizon, via eBay or Newegg, these respectable mid-rangers have constantly undercut iPads and Galaxy Tabs by hundreds and hundreds of dollars.

Spotify adds lyrics to desktop app

We’ve all been there: you’re hanging out with your friends in the kitchen, listening to Spotify on a bluetooth speaker, and suddenly a lyric dispute comes up. Quickly, your best friend becomes your mortal enemy as you rewind and play through the troublesome lyric in the chosen song over and over again. Maybe it’s just my group of friends, but we still remember the battle over Nicki Minaj’s “Starships.”

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 2 spotted on GFXBench, reveals specifications

We’ve heard quite a lot about the upcoming Galaxy S Tab successor in the past few weeks. Samsung is rumored to be working on two versions of the new Galaxy Tab S 2 tablets featuring a display of 8-inch and 9.7-inch. We’ve already heard what the tablets will offer, including the high-resolution Super AMOLED. Now, more »

Chromebook Pixel successor to go on sale soon

Chromebook Pixel, the flagship laptop bearing an expensive price tag alongside a decent set of specifications will soon get a successor. Speaking at the Google TeamWork 2015 event, Director of Android & Chrome, Google for Work Renee Niemi confirmed that the Google Chromebook Pixel 2 will soon go on sale, but he didn’t shed any details about the pricing or availability — we don’t expect it to be any cheaper than the current laptop.

Archos goes back to school with full range of education-centric tabs and laptops

Forget primitive pens and papers, everyone from Apple to Google to Microsoft is investing more and more resources into bringing the digital revolution to schools across the globe. Tablets and laptops meant to make the learning process easier and more enjoyable have recently planted their roots in the classroom, and Archos is the latest tech industry player to join this noble movement.

Thanks to Amazon, Lenovo’s Miix 2 makes for one of the best 10-inch Windows deals

Microsoft may have renounced Windows licensing fees for smartphone and small tablet manufacturers, but everyone else still needs to pay. And while laptop prices are forced down by increasing Chromebook competition, there’s little motivation for 10-inch Win slates to drop their retail costs.

Best Buy bundles free Office 365 subscription with PCs, Macs, iPads and tablets

Who doesn’t like Microsoft’s Office 365 software plus services package? It combines the unrivaled productivity of Redmond’s celebrated Office apps with the convenience of cloud storage and Skype video chat.

This brand-new Asus Fonepad is one of very few large-screened Lollipop devices

Priced at the equivalent of $250 or so, we expect the new Fonepad to spread worldwide soon enough, since it’s currently listed on Asus’ global website.

The handsomest Asus ZenBook yet is here, and it’s relatively affordable

Still incapable of truly cracking the mobile success code, Asus goes back to doing what it does best, by launching yet another stunning ultraportable laptop. This one is no MacBook Air “killer”, but at $699 and up, it only has to be a decent, long-lasting, robust alternative.

Deal alert: Dell Venue 8 7000 Series with RealSense for $370 ($30 off)

With first-gen iPad Minis available as low as $240, Retina second-gens going for $290 and up, hunky Nvidia Shields offered with free gift cards, and Nexus 9s discounted to $350, it’s not easy to justify a $400 sub-10 inch Android purchase.