tablet Stories February 19

expiredLeapFrog’s LeapPad Ultimate has kid-friendly apps preinstalled at an Amazon low of $57 (Reg. $100)

Amazon is offering the LeapFrog LeapPad Ultimate for $57.31 shipped. That’s $42 off the going rate found at retailers like Walmart and beats the lowest price we have tracked at Amazon by $2. This tablet features a 7-inch shatter-safe screen and a built-in bumper to keep it up and running despite common tumbles it may take. Anyone using this device will have access to a library of kid-friendly content that is pre-installed and doesn’t require an internet connection. The kid-safe web experience offers access to content deemed appropriate by LeapFrog learning experts. Rated 4/5 stars.

tablet Stories May 31, 2016

Fire Tablet Kids Edition 8GB Blue

Toys R Us is offering two 8GB Kindle Fire Kids Edition Tablets in blue or pink for only $110 shipped (price will show when you add both to your cart). That’s $50 off the regular sale price, $40 less than Amazon’s promotion for two of them and the lowest we’ve seen.

These tablets come with 1 year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited and a Kid-Proof Case plus a 2-year guarantee. Rated 4/5 stars by over 7,000 Amazon shoppers.  expand full story

tablet Stories February 24, 2016

expiredLenovo Thinkpad Yoga 11.6-inch 2-in-1 Convertible Touchscreen Laptop/Tablet $270 shipped (Reg. $330)

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Woot via Amazon is offering the Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 2-in-1 Convertible 11.6-inch IPS Touchscreen Laptop/Tablet (20D90027US) for $269.99 shipped. That’s about $60 under the regular listing, the lowest Amazon has offered it for and the best price we can find. Reviews are light here, but most of the Lenovo laptops have 4+ star ratings on Amazon.

Features:

  • Get reliable performance from the Intel N2940 Quad-Core 1.83GHz processor
  • 11.6″ HD LED-backlit Touchscreen IPS display with 1366 x 768 resolution showcases movies and games in stunning clarity
  • 4GB DDR3 memory – For multitasking power
  • SATA 128GB solid state drive for an amazingly smooth and fast computing experience
  • Windows 10 Professional is so familiar and easy to use, you’ll feel like an expert. It starts up and resumes fast, has more built-in security to help keep you safe, and comes with great built-in apps like Maps, Photos, Mail & Calendar, Music, and Video

tablet Stories February 4, 2016

ubuntu-m10-tablet-pc

BQ, a Spanish device-maker, has finally lifted the veil on a new Ubuntu-powered tablet that also doubles as a standalone PC. While the original Auquarius M10 tablet was released a while back, the new Ubuntu version is set to launch in the 2nd quarter of this year. Its ability to operate on-the-go or at home will likely strike a chord with fans of the software. More details below.

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expiredDaily Deals: Fire HD 16GB 10-inch Tablet $180, Acer 15.6-inch Chromebook (Refurb) $160, more

In this morning’s Daily Deals we have from Amazon the 16GB Fire HD 10-inch Tablet for $179.99 shipped. That’s $50 off the original list price and the lowest we’ve seen since the holidays. It’s also the best current price by $10. It has a quad-core processor, an 8-hour battery, a rear-facing 5 MP camera and a front-facing HD camera. You also get “free unlimited cloud storage” and you can add a “microSD card for up to 128GB of additional storage.” Rated 3.8/5 stars by over 2,000 Amazon shoppers.

More new deals for today:

Acer 15.6-inch Chromebook 1.5 GHz/ 4GB/ 32GB SSD (Refurb) $200 $155 + $5 shipping (Orig. $370) | Meh

Trianium iPhone 6S Ultra-Clear Case $3 w/code Z2PQKWKV (Reg. $10) | Amazon

Continue on for a roundup of our best deals:

tablet Stories December 8, 2015

Sling Media Slingbox 350 1080p TV Media Streamer (refurb) $55 shipped (Orig. $180)

Amazon offers the refurbished Sling Media Slingbox 350 1080p TV Media Streamer for $54.99 shipped. That’s $125 off the original list price for a new one and the lowest we’ve seen.

The Slingbox 350 lets you watch cable in real time on your laptop, tablet, or smartphone from almost anywhere. There are no monthly fees, however it does require the Slingplayer app that you can get through iTunes or Google Play.

The Slingbox 350 only supports ethernet connectivity so you’ll need a wireless bridge if your HDTV is far from your router. Sling Media recommends the Neatgear Universal Wi-Fi Internet Adapter (WNCE2001) and Netgear 3DHD Wireless Home Theater Networking Kit (WNHDB3004), but an Apple Airport Express will also do the trickNote: The SlingBox M1 has replaced the 350 in Sling Media’s current product line-up.

Amazon customers gave it 4/5 stars and left great reviews.

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