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Melissa lives the tech-driven life she writes about. She's always on the hunt for the next gadget that will wow us with its design.

New iPad vs. iPad 2: Which is the Better Deal?

Should you go with the new model and its better screen and processor, or save some cash on the smaller, lighter iPad 2?

New iPad Battery Life: Not as Good as iPad 2

In spite of Apple's claims, PCWorld Labs tests show that the new iPad doesn't match the iPad 2 in battery life.

Not So Hot: New iPad Heat Levels Comparable to Android Tablets

PCWorld Labs tests show heat dissipation is a universal tablet problem.

SXSW in Review, Problems With the New iPad, and GeForce 680 on PCWorld Podcast #134

Mark tells us what was new at SXSW, Melissa raves about the iPad display but points out battery problems, and Nate enthuses about Nvidia's efficient new GeForce GTX 680.

New iPad Slow to Recharge, Barely Charges During Use

Our lab testing shows that the third-generation iPad has some charging challenges.

ITunes Appears to Change Colors of Images Sent to the New iPad

When you sync an image to the new iPad, iTunes doesn't just optimize the resolution--it seems to change the colors, too.

Apple iPad Review: The Retina Display Redefines the Tablet

With a better-than-HDTV display, the third-generation iPad advances tablets to the next level.

New iPad vs. Android Tablets: Is It Game Over?

We spent some time testing the third-generation Apple iPad. Here's our take on how Apple matches up with the best of the Android tablets.

The New iPad, Mobile World Congress Recap, and Windows 8 Consumer Preview on PCWorld Podcast #133

The third-generation iPad with Retina display is here, plus we wrap up the cool announces at Mobile World and talk about life with Microsoft's downloadable Windows 8 Consumer Preview.

Apple iPad: How It Stacks Up Against the Android Tablets

On its debut, we compare the third-gen iPad to recent Android tablets both available and announced.

Apple's New iPad Stays Comfortably Ahead of the Tablet Pack

Is Apple’s lead insurmountable? Very possibly. We look at what the third-gen iPad brings to the table that the Android tablet competition doesn’t.

Five Must-Haves for the Next iPad

After using tablets of all shapes, sizes, and operating systems, here are the five things that will make Apple’s next iPad a stand-out.

What Windows 8 Means for Tablets

Could Windows 8 tablets deliver the same interface and software as your laptop, and run all day long? Here's a look at the greatest hopes, and the reality we know so far.

Lenovo's K2 Tablet: A Hands-On Tour

The tablet felt lightweight and well-balanced and the display looked good for its resolution, with a noticeably minimal air-gap.

Microsoft Launches Windows 8 Consumer Preview With Free Apps

Microsoft shows off Windows on ARM and the Microsoft Store at Mobile World Congress, but doesn't discuss Windows 8 for phones or an arrival date for the OS.