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Tablets to look forward to (pictures)

Don't let the changing of the seasons and colder weather get you down. Pick up one of these tablets to keep you company.

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Sexy Samsungs

From a speedy gaming machine to a part-time projector, the fall roster of tablets includes some of the most unique gadgets you can buy.

Price: Starting at $399

Availability: In stores now

The outlook: The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 kicked off the season with a successful sequel to last year's Tab S. Somehow, the sleek new models are thinner and lighter.

Boasting a stunningly vivid super-AMOLED screen and speedy performance, the 8- and 9.7-inch tablets are some of the best around.

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Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro

Price: $499 Wi-Fi; $599 LTE

Availability: Unknown

The outlook: If a pocket projector and a Lenovo tablet had a baby, you'd get the Yoga Tab 3 Pro.

The 10-inch tablet packs a small projector on its rounded spine that can rotate. It also has a built-in kickstand and powerful speakers, making it's a one-of-a-kind design easy to share with the whole family.

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Apple's inevitable iPad

Price: Unknown

Availability: Unknown

The outlook: Apple will eventually drop a new iPad, but rumors are swirling about a larger model making an appearance.

It's all speculation for now, but we expect news as soon as early September, when a new iPhone will purportedly be announced.

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Asus ZenPad S 8.0

Price: Unknown

Availability: Unknown

The outlook: The Asus ZenPad S 8.0 is small and mighty. With speedy specs in tow, the slim and lightweight tablet offers a sharp 2K screen and a stylus. It will also be available in a 4G LTE model. Depending on pricing, this may be a dark horse.

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Acer Predator 8

Price: Unknown

Availability: Unknown

The outlook: As its name suggests, the Acer Predator 8 aims to eat up all the other gaming-tablet competition. Granted, there's basically only one true competitor in that niche category, the Nvidia Shield, but it's still a tall order to beat.

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