Selecting the Right Tablet
Piecing the Tablet Puzzle
Tablets have returned with a vengeance, ever since Apple introduced its first iPad to the world in 2010. Over the months, the iPad wasn't the only tablet available on the scene. By 2011, Google stepped up its tablet presence with its tablet-optimized Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS. In doing so, manufacturers have started flocking to the new tablet OS, and with it, a flood of Android tablets were introduced onto the street.
Android tablets aren't the only contenders in the tablet race. Research in Motion joined the race with its first tablet, dubbed as the BlackBerry PlayBook. And who can forget the HP TouchPad fiasco, with the company discontinuing the development of its webOS products?
Nonetheless, the tablet scene is still dominated by Apple, Google and its band of hardware partners. The wide variety of tablets will grow even more as we continue on with 2012. As a consumer, the decision is yours to choose a tablet that matches your needs. With so many tablets and a vast variety of features to choose from, it can be a tough call to find a suitable tablet. To simplify the selection process, here's a primer on the points you need to consider when you choose a tablet, be it the hardware, software and the user experience on the different tablets in the market.
Reviews and Feature Articles
REVIEW / 14 May 2013 / By Ng Chong Seng
With a tablet form factor that allows the attachment of a keyboard cover, the Intel Core i5-equipped and Windows 8 Pro-running Surface Pro is Microsoft showing the world how a no compromise device should be made. It even comes with a full HD screen and digital pen support. We find out if it lives up to its promise.
REVIEW / 07 May 2013 / By Sidney Wong
The Fonepad is ASUS's first foray in making a tablet with 3G phone functions. How different is the ASUS Fonepad from the crop of Samsung Galaxy Tabs that have similar functions? More importantly, can ASUS succeed in this tablet segment? Hit the link to find out more.
REVIEW / 06 Apr 2013 / By Leo Boon Yeow
The ASUS Taichi 21 is the latest convertible Ultrabook that wields two full HD displays that are placed back-to-back. It's the first time we've seen this form factor on a Windows 8 Ultrabook, so how will it stack up against some of the other Ultrabooks already out in the market? We'll find out.
REVIEW / 02 Apr 2013 / By Kenny Yeo & Leo Boon Yeow
The ASUS Transformer AIO transforms from a regular AIO desktop into an Android tablet simply by detaching its display. We check it out to see how it performs as an AIO and if there's any sense in having an 18.4-inch tablet. Read on!
FEATURE / 04 Mar 2013 / By Sidney Wong
Mobile World Congress 2013 ended on 28 February. Here's a round-up of our hands-on experience with the latest smartphones and tablets, and all that you need to know about the major developments for the mobile industry in 2013.
FEATURE / 26 Feb 2013 / By Sidney Wong
Sony announced yesterday that the Xperia Tablet Z will hit global markets from spring 2013. As its availability is still some months away, we decided to drop by the Sony booth at MWC 2013 and explored the tablet further. Hit the link to find out more.
FEATURE / 23 Feb 2013 / By Wong Casandra
With the Mobile World Congress 2013 coming right up, let us gaze into the crystal ball and share a quick round-up of the latest news surrounding the annual event held at Barcelona. Do read on if you are a huge mobile device buff!
REVIEW / 20 Feb 2013 / By James Lu
Lenovo's IdeaPad Yoga 11 is a downsized version of its popular Yoga 13 convertible Ultrabook, utilizing the same patented 360-degree hinge that lets it easily convert from notebook to tablet, but running on an NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor and Windows RT OS. Will the smaller Yoga find the same success as its bigger brother?