A good audio setup is essential when it comes to fully experiencing music, movies, and games on a PC. The speakers that come bundled with off-the-shelf systems rarely cut it, that's why we’ve done the dirty work of researching a wide range of PC speaker offerings to bring you the best options in three categories: best studio speakers, best 2.1 speakers, and best budget.
As tablets become more popular and continue to chip away at the mobile computing market, the idea of leaving the notebook behind in favor of a slate certainly seems attractive. On the pros side you have portability, instant-on capabilities, longer battery life, a touchscreen, and in the case of most modern tablets like the iPad 3, an HD video camera.
A recent Caribbean cruise vacation provided the perfect opportunity to test whether or not my iPad would make a suitable travel replacement. I decided to put several products spanning multiple categories to the test to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses based on my hands-on experience.