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 / 03 Dec 2013 / By Team HardwareZone
Samsung has been on a roll releasing new tablets for almost every segment, including young pre-school kids! The Galaxy Tab 3 series makes up the company's mainstream offerings and we take a look at the 8-inch variant that's becoming a new sweet spot for consumers.
REVIEW / 25 Nov 2013 / By James Lu
HP's Slatebook x2 is a 10.1-inch Android tablet with an NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor, a 10.1-inch Full HD display and a dockable keyboard with a built-in battery. Could this tablet be a challenger for ASUS' Transformer Pad range? We take a closer look.
REVIEW / 15 Nov 2013 / By Sidney Wong
The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 and 10 incorporate a multimode design where you can use the devices in three different modes - hold, tilt and stand. Is the design more gimmicky than practical? Let's find out in this review.
FEATURE / 30 Oct 2013 / By Kenny Yeo
Lenovo has just unveiled its latest tablet, the Yoga Tablet. Their latest table features a unique cylindrical battery with an integrated kickstand that lets it be used in a variety of modes - hold, stand and tilt. We check it out to see if this stand is really as effective as Lenovo makes it out to be.
FEATURE / 10 Oct 2013 / By Leo Boon Yeow
Dell recently launched a whole slew of consumer and enterprise products. There were plenty of notebooks, desktops and printers, but it was the Dell XPS 11 convertible Ultrabook and Venue tablets that caught our attention. Read on to find out more.
FEATURE / 04 Oct 2013 / By Kenny Yeo & Leo Boon Yeow
HP has just provided us with a special preview of their latest products that will be launched closer to the year-end holiday season, which includes a new Windows hybrid notebook, an Ultrabook, a desktop AIO and an Android tablet. Here's our first impressions of them.
REVIEW / 03 Oct 2013 / By James Lu
Samsung's Galaxy Note 8.0 is an 8-inch Android tablet with an integrated Samsung S Pen stylus, making it ideal for those with productivity in mind (or anyone still playing Draw Something). It is however rather expensive at S$788 (LTE version). We find out if it lives up to its premium price tag.
FEATURE / 12 Sep 2013 / By Dr. Jimmy Tang
Hot on the heels of Intel's announcement of the next generation 'Bay Trail' processors, Asus wasted no time to unveil their latest Bay Trail powered Transformer Book T100 which is a 2-in-1 detachable laptop/tablet.