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 / 11 Feb 2015 / By Cookie Monster
ASUS is taking the 8-inch tablet segment seriously with its MeMO Pad 8, which is powered by the latest Intel Atom 64-bit "Moorefield" processor and Android 4.4 KitKat. With the entry of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, is there still space for the ASUS MeMO Pad 8? We find out in this review.
Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact LTE: An 8-inch tablet better than the iPad Mini and Tab S? We think so
REVIEW / 27 Dec 2014 / By James Lu
Sony's Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is the company's first foray into the 8-inch tablet category. It boasts a razer-thin design that is completely dust and waterproof, while still packing a punch with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, Full HD display and front-facing stereo speakers. It's also the only tablet you can play Destiny and Titanfall on (with a little help from your Playstation 4).
FEATURE / 03 Dec 2014 / By Zachary Chan
Panasonic have been producing ruggedized notebooks for specialized industries such as law enforcement since 1996 and are undoubtedly the market leader, but can the Toughbook weather the global PC crunch?
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.