Choosing 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 / 02 Apr 2013 / By Michael Low & Kenny Yeo
The new ASUS Transformer AIO 'transforms' from a regular all-in-one desktop into an Android tablet simply by detaching its display. Find out how it performs as an AIO and if there's any sense in having an 18.4-inch tablet in our review.
FEATURE / 04 Mar 2013 / By Michael Low
Mobile World Congress 2013 came to a close on February 28, so here's a round-up of our hands-on experience with the latest smartphones and tablets, including everything that you need to know about the major developments for the mobile industry in 2013.
FEATURE / 26 Feb 2013 / By Michael Low & Sidney Wong
Sony announced yesterday that the Xperia Tablet Z will hit global markets from Spring 2013. With still some months to go, we dropped by the Sony booth at MWC 2013 and explored the tablet further. Find out more after the jump.
FEATURE / 23 Feb 2013 / By Michael Low
With the Mobile World Congress 2013 happening next week, let us gaze into the crystal ball for a quick round-up of the latest news surrounding the annual event held at Barcelona. Read on if you are a huge mobile device buff!
REVIEW / 29 Jan 2013 / By Jeremy Cheong
Is it a tablet or an Ultrabook? The Acer ICONIA W700 is a hybrid that combines the best of both devices into one sleek, portable and versatile device. It doesn't matter if it's work or play, the ICONIA W700 has the right stuff to satisfy a wealth of activities.
REVIEW / 29 Jan 2013 / By Michael Low & Sidney Wong
The Xperia Tablet S is the first tablet from Sony to bear the Xperia branding. How different is it from the Tablet S and Tablet P? What new features can we expect to find here? Read on for more details.
FEATURE / 11 Jan 2013 / By Michael Low & Wong Casandra
Originally codenamed Project Fiona, the Razer Edge comes equipped with Intel Core processor, NVIDIA graphics and Windows 8 OS. We took the Edge and its accessories for a spin at CES 2013.
FEATURE / 09 Jan 2013 / By Michael Low & James Lu
Lenovo is showing off its ThinkPad Helix at CES 2013. This 11.6-inch, full HD, Windows 8 touchscreen business hybrid PC utilizes a docking station to transform between tablet and notebook form factors and is one of the thinnest Intel Core i7 tablets with vPro around.