Tablets Guide


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
HardwareZone Members Go Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2

HardwareZone Members Go Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2

FEATURE / 28 Feb 2014 / By Ng Chong Seng

The Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 is Samsung's flagship product in its new pro tablet lineup, but is it just a tablet with a giant screen? To dispel the misconception, Samsung collaborated with HardwareZone to bring our members a special hands-on event - so check out what took place!

Hands-on: Huawei MediaPad M1 8.0

Hands-on: Huawei MediaPad M1 8.0

FEATURE / 27 Feb 2014 / By Dr. Jimmy Tang

The new Huawei MediaPad M1 is yet another tablet recently announced at MWC 2014. Built for entertainment purposes, this highly affordable tablet promises to keep you entertained while on-the-go with the latest LTE connectivity.

Hands-on: Huawei MediaPad X1

Hands-on: Huawei MediaPad X1

FEATURE / 26 Feb 2014 / By Dr. Jimmy Tang

Is it a tablet or a smartphone? We honestly don't know and neither does Huawei. The new Huawei MediaPad X1 is sleek enough to be carried around like a smartphone, yet its 7-inch screen makes it more like a tablet. You decide.

Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 LTE review

Preview: Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 LTE

REVIEW / 26 Feb 2014 / By Ng Chong Seng

While the Galaxy Note Pro's massive 12.2-inch WQXGA display certainly makes movie watching and gaming more immersive, its multi-tasking features and productivity apps bundle suggest that the larger play is to convince business users to ditch their notebooks.

HP Slate 7 Extreme review

HP Slate 7 Extreme - The Stylus Goes Mainstream

REVIEW / 03 Feb 2014 / By Sidney Wong

The HP Slate 7 Extreme is essentially a rebranded NVIDIA Tegra Note model. It is the first 7-inch OEM Android tablet to come with a stylus, equipped with the NVIDIA Tegra 4 quad-core processor and an affordable price tag. Find out how the Slate 7 Extreme goes up against the other 7-inch tablets!

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (10.1) LTE review

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (10.1-inch) with LTE Reviewed - Intel Inside

REVIEW / 01 Feb 2014 / By PY Ho

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (10.1-inch) with LTE is one of the rare Android tablets that's powered by an Intel Clover Trail+ Atom processor. Does it matter though? We compared it with other mid-tier tablets in the market to tell you the answer in this review.

Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO Series

Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO Series

FEATURE / 07 Jan 2014 / By Dr. Jimmy Tang

Samsung today launched four new tablets that focuses on enabling users with better tools for productivity as well as enhancing user's experience with a high resolution display. We take a closer look at what these new devices have to offer.

How NVIDIA's Tegra K1 Brings PC Gaming and GPGPU to Your Mobile Device

How NVIDIA's Tegra K1 Brings PC Gaming and GPGPU to Your Mobile Device

FEATURE / 06 Jan 2014 / By Vijay Anand

NVIDIA's new Tegra K1 boasts of graphical capabilities that have leapfrogged a few generations on the mobile front to match up with its desktop counterpart. Find out in this article what's exactly underneath the K1 and what else its feature set enables it to accomplish with ease.