Small Windows 8 Tablets Make No Sense (Update: I’m Wrong)

  First there was the Acer Iconia W3, an 8” tablet running Windows 8 that was generally panned for, at least, having a terrible screen. Now, with IFA looming, a number of other small Windows 8 tablets (say, less than 10.1”) are expected for being announced. The Toshiba Encore is the next, and it seems […]

Toshiba KIRAbook Might Make Me Regret the MacBook Air

Sorry for being so out of touch lately. Lots of stuff going on at home, and I haven’t had nearly the time to post as I’ve wanted. That should be over, however, and hopefully I’ll start posting far more often. On that note, I just had to mention Toshiba’s new KIRAbook line of Ultrabooks. I […]

Toshiba Excite 7.7 Review

When I reviewed the Toshiba Excite 10, I was impressed by everything about it except the screen. Build quality, weight and thickness, performance, and a nice clean installation of Android Ice Cream Sandwich were all significant factors in the tablet’s favor. The only thing holding it back from a very strong recommendation were a slightly […]

Android Tablets: Size Matters – 10.1” vs. 7”

With Google set to announce the Nexus tablet at next week’s Google I/O, a good many people will be chomping at the bit to scoop up what’s likely to be a $199 device (or less). Of course, the Nexus is expected to be a 7” device and to lack some of the capabilities of more […]

Waiting for the Toshiba Excite 7.7

I’m patiently (or, not so patiently) waiting to get my hands on the Toshiba Excite 7.7. After liking the Excite 10 except for the sub-par screen, I’m hoping that the Excite 7.7 with its AMOLED screen at 1280X800 will provide a good combination of color quality, contrast, and text. It should be reasonably sharp at […]

Quick Review of the Toshiba Excite 10 (AT305)

My quest for an acceptable Android tablet continues. I returned the ASUS Transformer Prime directly to ASUS due to a litany of problems that no number of returns could seem to resolve. I returned the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7” because its name was way too long for blogging (just kidding; I returned it because […]

The Horrible Marketing of Android Tablets

The Apple iPad 3 or iPad HD or other successor to the incredibly successful iPad 2 is being announced on Wednesday, March 7, and all signs are pointing to a very compelling device. Android tablets have failed to attain any significant market success (unless you include the Amazon Kindle, and you probably shouldn’t), and so […]