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
Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet review

Sony's Xperia Z2 Tablet is the perfect lightweight companion for taking to the pool

REVIEW / 25 Aug 2014 / By PY Ho

Sony's Xperia Z2 Tablet is an updated version of the ultra-thin and sleek Xperia Tablet Z. With a more powerful processor, and an even thinner and lighter build, how does it fare against flagship offerings from other brands? We tell you.

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review

Ditch your notebooks, the Surface Pro 3 is a true notebook killer

REVIEW / 21 Aug 2014 / By Kenny Yeo

"The tablet that can replace your laptop." These are the words from Microsoft themselves regarding their newest tablet/notebook hybrid device. Bold claims indeed, so does the new Surface Pro 3 deliver? We share our detailed experience with the device, so find out how it fared!

Samsung Galaxy Tab S (10.5) LTE review

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 (LTE) is a super Android tablet

REVIEW / 05 Aug 2014 / By Sidney Wong

Samsung has pulled out all the stops to try and topple Apple and its iPads with its latest crop of tablets, the Galaxy Tab S (10.5) and the Tab S (8.4). In this review, we check out the bigger model and find out if it accomplishes its mission.

A HardwareZone PlayTest Event - The Tablet Revolution

A HardwareZone PlayTest Event - The Tablet Revolution

FEATURE / 08 Jul 2014 / By Janelle Li

With so many different tablets available on the market today, what should you look out for when you make your purchase? More than 50 participants attended our HWZ PlayTest event for a hands-on of the latest models on the market, including, phablets, tablets and notebook hybrids. Some from ASUS and Samsung, weren't even launched yet! So check out what took place.

Hands-on: HP Pro x2 612

Hands-on: HP Pro x2 612

FEATURE / 03 Jul 2014 / By James Lu

Microsoft won’t be the only company enticing business users with a 2-in-1 notebook/tablet device this year, HP’s Pro x2 612 is a 12-inch, Intel Core-powered tablet with stylus support, a choice between a notebook form factor docking keyboard or a thin and light mobile keyboard, and the Surface Pro 3's stiffest competition.

Intel's First Broadwell-based Products to Be Available Year End

Intel's First Broadwell-based Products to Be Available Year End

FEATURE / 03 Jun 2014 / By Dr. Jimmy Tang

Intel announced today that products based on the upcoming Broadwell processors will be available in time for this year end's holiday season.

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review

Hands-on: Microsoft Surface Pro 3

REVIEW / 30 May 2014 / By James Lu

Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 isn't the first tablet to claim that it can replace your notebook. It is however, the first that might actually succeed. We go hands-on with Microsoft's 12-inch notebook killer.

Dell XPS 11 review

Dell XPS 11 - Flip to the Future

REVIEW / 30 May 2014 / By Leo Boon Yeow

The Dell XPS 11 is an 11-inch convertible Ultrabook that transforms from a notebook into a tablet quickly. It also runs on an Intel Core Y-series processor, which allows it to consume less energy that many other Ultrabooks that use processors from the Intel Core U-series. Let's see how that turned out.