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
Apple iPad Pro 9.7 review

Apple iPad Pro 9.7 review: The best just got better

REVIEW / 14 Apr 2016 / By James Lu

Tempted by the power, performance and features of Apple's 12.9-inch iPad Pro, but turned off by its huge size? Now you can get all of those pro-level features in a standard 9.7-inch form factor. Say hello to the iPad Pro 9.7. And you know what? It's even better than its big brother. Here's our full review.

ASUS Zenpad 8.0 (Z380KL) review

ASUS ZenPad 8.0 (Z380KL) review: An affordable 8-inch tablet worth considering

REVIEW / 02 Feb 2016 / By Liu Hongzuo

The ZenPad 8.0 is another attractive, low-price tablet from ASUS, with expandable storage and 4G LTE connectivity. You can also buy a unique Audio Cover for it that gives it 5.1-channel surround sound capabilities. Can it compete with the likes of Xiaomi's Mi Pad? We find out.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 and 9.7 LTE review: Thinner, faster, but not much else

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 and 9.7 LTE review: Thinner, faster, but not much else

FEATURE / 12 Jan 2016 / By Koh Wanzi

Samsung's new flagship tablets are thinner and lighter than ever. But is their attractive design matched by equally compelling performance? We take a closer look to find out.

Hands-on with Lenovo’s new business-oriented ThinkPad X1 family

Hands-on with Lenovo’s new business-oriented ThinkPad X1 family

FEATURE / 07 Jan 2016 / By Kenny Yeo

Just days ago, Lenovo announced its new business-oriented ThinkPad X1 family of devices. Now that we are here at CES 2016, here's a closer look at some of them.

First Looks: Samsung's 18.4-inch Galaxy View tablet is now in Singapore

First Looks: Samsung's 18.4-inch Galaxy View tablet is now in Singapore

FEATURE / 06 Nov 2015 / By Liu Hongzuo

Samsung's massive 18.4-inch tablet makes its debut in Singapore, packing a slew of features designed for better video and family bonding experience. Does it make sense to have one? We give you our first impressions.

Here are Lenovo's new products for this coming holiday season

Here are Lenovo's new products for this coming holiday season

FEATURE / 22 Oct 2015 / By Kenny Yeo & Koh Wanzi

The holiday season is almost upon us and Lenovo has just held a special event to showcase their new products for this coming festive season. There's notebooks, tablets, phablets and more. Check them all out here.

ASUS ZenPad C 7.0 review

ASUS ZenPad C 7.0: A 3G dual-SIM 7-inch tablet for just S$199?!

REVIEW / 21 Sep 2015 / By Hafeez Sim

With a 7-inch display, a reasonably slim and light build, dual-SIM 3G connectivity, and an unheard of price tag of S$199, the ASUS ZenPad C 7.0 looks like a great buy for anyone after an affordable and compact tablet for web browsing on the go. But is it any good? We find out.

Hands on with the Solar Paper, portable solar charger for personal devices

Hands on with the Solar Paper, portable solar charger for personal devices

FEATURE / 14 Aug 2015 / By Liu Hongzuo

Yolk, the team behind the Kickstarter success Solar Paper, came to Singapore to give us a hands-on with their portable solar charger, with news on the finalized version of the product.