avatarby Jonathan FeistJanuary 1, 201671 comments

iPadMini4 back

Welcome to our January TabTimes Monthly, an overview of the best new tablets and tablet related technology news and reviews of the last month in the industry. Subscribers to our TabTimes Monthly newsletter will be familiar with what they see here, just be sure to sign up for our giveaway for a chance to win a new tablet each month.

I hope you enjoy some of our favorite news from December of 2015, and when you get through to the end, sign up for your chance to win the latest iteration of Apple’s small tablet, the iPad Mini 4.

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review

Surface Pro 4 cover pen 2

Following up on our first 48 hours from last month, we added our full review of the Surface Pro 4 in December. I don’t want to spoil the review, but this is a serious contender for a tablet that can do it all. I may be crediting the tablet for features made available from the accessories, but there is no doubt, the complete package is just that, a pretty complete computing package.

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 full review
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 – the first 48 hours

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book announced

Surface Pro 4 vs Surface Book vs iPad Pro vs Pixel C

Apple iPad Pro review

iPad Pro review


We also took the new Apple iPad Pro for a 48 hour spin last month, and it too has had the full review treatment this past month. One thing remained true, this is a large tablet that may be a hard sell to the average user, but may just be exactly what some of you are looking for. We have enjoyed our time with this tablet, it lacks for nothing that Apple hardware has to offer.

Apple iPad Pro full review
Apple iPad Pro – the first 48 hours
Apple iPad Pro announced – here are the details
iOS 9 review

Best Android tablets


We shared our list of the best cheap Android tablets last month, this time around we’re talking the best tablets regardless price. If you are in the market for a great new Android tablet, these are the ones we think you should consider.

Best Android tablets (December 2015)
Best cheap Android tablets

Xiaomi Mi Pad 2

Google’s Pixel C tablet is up for sale

Pixel C announcement Pricing tt 13

Announced earlier in the year, Google’s new Android powered Pixel C went up for sale in December. Prices at $499 there are some that felt this was a bit too expensive, particularly considering the additional charge for the optional detachable keyboard. Our brethren over at Android Authority have taken the Pixel C for a spin, and we expect to get our hands on it soon as well. Until then, check out our coverage and decide if this tablet is worth the price for you needs.

Google Pixel C on sale for $499
Google Pixel C hands-on and first look
Google Pixel C vs iPad Pro vs Surface Pro 4 vs Surface Book 

Microsoft Surface Dock review

Surface Dock

You may think us silly for reviewing an individual accessory, but there is so much to like about this little brick. I’m not going to tell all the Surface Pro 4 owners out there to splurge and grab one of these docks, but I will highly recommend they check out the article to see if this is the accessory for them. Let me spoil it, if you are trying to use your Surface Pro 4 as a productive tablet/laptop, you probably want to pick up the Surface Dock to make it easier.

Microsoft Surface Dock review

Surface Pro 4 vs iPad Pro, battle of the heavyweights

Surface Pro 4 vs iPad Pro tt

With each of Microsoft’s and Apple’s best in our hands, there was only one smart thing to do, a full shootout. Call it what you will, the Big M vs the Big A, Windows vs iOS or just the Surface Pro 4 vs the iPad Pro, no matter what you call it, these are two large tablets with some serious horsepower. In the end, software sort of came down to a matter of taste, but hardware offered a clear winner in this fight. Check out the shootout to see which of these two has more to offer.

Surface Pro 4 vs iPad Pro
Surface Pro 4 review
iPad Pro review

Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 and Yoga Tab 3 Pro reviews


Lenovo introduced the Yoga line a while back, encompassing a few styles of devices, including tablets, laptops and everything in between. The newest Yoga Tab 3 and Yoga Tab 3 Pro went through the hands of our reviewers at Android Authority, we’re looking at a decent low to mid-range set of tablets here, but the ace up the sleeve for the Pro version is a built-in projector. Pretty cool idea.

Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro
Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 8-inch review

Which iPad should I buy?

Apple iPad Pro tt 9

In a familiar rehashing of an older post, we’ve added the iPad Pro to the line of iPads available for sale today. If ever we had a one-stop-shop overview of the iPad lineup, this is it. Enjoy this article, we won’t get to update it again until Apple releases another iPad.

Which iPad should I Purchase?
Apple iPad Pro review
iPad Air 2 vs iPad Mini 4

Giveaway: Apple iPad mini 4

iPadMini4 Display2

A big congratulations to last month’s winner: Lloyd B. of the United States is taking home the Nexus 9.

We have a few amazing tablets in store for you, for both review and for upcoming giveaways, not least of which is our January giveaway, the iPad mini 4. The iPad mini 4 is one of the best iPad options available today, a compact device with all the punch of iOS 9, here is your chance to experience it for yourself.

Join giveaway

iPad Mini 4 International Giveaway!

Also running this month: Master & Dynamic MW60 Headphones international giveaway at SoundGuys.com

Terms & Conditions

  • The giveaway is an international giveaway (Except when we can not ship to your Country.)
  • If we can not ship to your country, you will be compensated with an online gift card of equal MSRP value to the prize.
  • We are not responsible for lost shipments.
  • You must be age of majority in your Country of residence.
  • We are not responsible for any duties, import taxes that you may incur.
  • Only 1 entry per person, do not enter multiple email addresses. We will verify all winners and if we detect multiple email addresses by the same person you will not be eligible to win.
  • We reserve all rights to make any changes to this giveaway.
  • This giveaway is operated by TabTimes.
  • The prize will ship when it is available to purchase.
  • Valerie

    Thanks for all the great reviews – very helpful in my decision making for 2016

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    Wow always wanted an ipad but never can afford this. Maybe 2016 is lucky for me. Amazing reviews as well ty, alway reading reviews before I buy bigger gadgets xx

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      but since it was down for everyone i guess no one has any unfair advantage so all works out i guess but odds are a little less since you have less entries

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