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Google Nexus 9 is in the air as Play Store slowly runs out of Nexus 7 2013 stock

Could it be bye-bye Nexus 7 2013 at last? In all truthfulness, we’d hate it if the 7-inch budget champ would be discontinued. Sure, it lost a big chunk of the mojo it launched with back in July 2013, but it’s still pretty fly for a $215 tablet.

Microsoft starts shipping Intel Core i3, i7 Surface Pro 3 models at last

Ready to ditch your bland old conventional laptop in favor of a spunky multi-purpose tablet/notebook hybrid? Perfect timing, as Microsoft has just begun shipping third-generation Surface Pros with Intel Core i3 and i7 processors inside to early adopters.

Verizon’s LG G Pad 8.3 LTE scores Android 4.4.2 KitKat update

Although pretty much discontinued in a stock Android-running form also known as a Google Play edition, LG’s solid G Pad 8.3 keeps making headlines, jumping from Jelly Bean to KitKat on Verizon.

Nvidia Shield Tablet available on North American turf, coming soon to Europe

Making good on their last week’s promise, Nvidia has begun shipping the powerhouse gaming-centric Shield Tablet to tech-savvy consumers in the United States and Canada. Meanwhile, Europeans can pre-order the beefy Android-based 8 incher via “many top e-tailers”, with an ETA allegedly set for August 24.

Deal alert: $280 Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 via Best Buy ($50 off)

We always suspected Samsung’s Galaxy Tab Pros would have great difficulty selling at $400 and up, thus forcing the manufacturer to considerably lower its original ask. But it’s crazy just how much the 8.4-inch model has dropped in a fairly narrow time frame.

Newegg promo code slashes 15% off select tablets, laptops and other electronics

They say the perfect time to buy gadgets is around the winter holiday season, which many retailers think of as the giving season. Well, they clearly haven’t met Newegg’s higher-ups, who seem to have no problem in turning a humdrum end of July into a less crowded, less crazy shopping window.

Rumor: Windows RT not dead yet, 10.6-inch Surface 3 tablet due out in October

Given Surface Mini’s unexpected last-minute delay (cancelation?), and Surface Pro 3’s surprising release in gargantuan 12-inch form, trying to anticipate Microsoft’s next Windows tablet move is harder than ever.

LG’s first Android-powered Tab Book is official, convertible, super-beefy

It looks like Android is slowly but steadily becoming a solid alternative for Windows in the execution of tablet/mini-laptop hybrids, as LG has just taken the wraps off its rookie Google-powered Tab Book effort.

Acer teases Aspire Switch 10 flavor with Full HD display, US pricing unknown

Convertible, detachable and just all-around versatile tablet/laptop hybrids seem to dominate the shifting PC landscape nowadays, and things don’t really get much more versatile than on Acer’s 4-in-1 Aspire Switch 10.

Samsung Galaxy W 7-inch ‘phone’ reaches China as Galaxy TabQ

The “bigger is better” mobile trend has got a little out of hand lately, with lines between smartphones and tablets practically nonexistent, as gargantuan devices like Samsung’s Korean-exclusive Galaxy W are advertised as phones.

Booq Cobra pack, perfect backpack for mobile professionals

If you’re a professional with a great career, you likely understand that appearances do count. If not for those you work or interact with, at least for your own self and image. I, for one, fully believe that people make judgments based on how we look and what we accessorize with. Everything from choice of clothes down to the devices we carry can speak volumes about who we are (or want to be). Like it or not, impressions count.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 LTE available on Verizon starting at $360

Samsung’s newest army of affordable Android tablets continues its invasion on America’s largest wireless service providers, as the Galaxy Tab 4 10.1, available with AT&T contracts for close to two months now, is starting today up for grabs via Verizon too.