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
ASUS PadFone review

ASUS PadFone - Phone, Tablet and Netbook Combined

REVIEW / 14 May 2012 / By Sidney Wong

The ASUS PadFone is a highly versatile hybrid smartphone that can transform into a tablet and even a netbook when docked with the PadFone Station and Station Dock respectively. Is the all-in-one package a viable option in a market dominated by slim and lightweight devices? Read on to find out.

ASUS Transformer Pad TF300 review

ASUS Transformer Pad TF300 - A Prime on Plastic

REVIEW / 25 Apr 2012 / By Leo Boon Yeow

At Mobile World Congress this year, the ASUS Transformer Pad TF300 was revealed to come with specs closely matching those of the earlier-released ASUS Transformer Prime (TF201). Now that it has finally landed in our labs, we take a look at the differences and if it's a worthy buy.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 review

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 - Lucky Seven

REVIEW / 31 Mar 2012 / By Seow Tein Hee

With so many tablets to choose from, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 strives to be different with a Super AMOLED display and its own Exynos dual-core 1.4GHz processor. We take a closer look at yet another tablet from the Korean company.

Apple iPad (2012) review

Apple iPad (2012) - Three Steps Forward, One Step Back

REVIEW / 24 Mar 2012 / By Sidney Wong

Apple's third generation iPad comes with several new features such as a Retina display, A5X processor with quad-core graphics and a 5-megapixel rear camera with advanced optics. Can Apple maintain its lead over the other Android tablets this year? Let's find out.

Sony Tablet P (3G) review

Sony Tablet P (3G) - Clamshell Tablet

REVIEW / 20 Mar 2012 / By Sidney Wong

Sony's second tablet offering is no different from its first - both are designed to turn heads and stand out from the competition. The Sony Tablet P sports a clamshell design with dual 5.5-inch TFT screens for maximum portability and entertainment on the go. Is there space for a niche product like the Sony Tablet P? We find out.

New iPad vs. iPad 2: Just How Good is the Retina Display?

New iPad vs. iPad 2: Just How Good is the Retina Display?

FEATURE / 16 Mar 2012 / By Seow Tein Hee & Alvin Soon

Just how much sharper is the new iPad's 2048 x 1536 pixels resolution? We placed it under the lens, alongside the iPad 2 and a Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 and show you the difference in display clarity and quality between these three tablets.

All You Need to Know of Apple's New iPad (3rd Generation)

All You Need to Know of Apple's New iPad (3rd Generation)

FEATURE / 15 Mar 2012 / By Seow Tein Hee

For those who are getting ready to purchase Apple's third generation iPad, here's a round-up of what you need to know, from the basic specs of the new tablet, to the comparisons between the price plans offered by the three telcos in Singapore.

The ABCs of the New iPad

The ABCs of the New iPad

FEATURE / 08 Mar 2012 / By Sidney Wong

The tablet that started it all - the Apple iPad. Now in its third generation, what did Apple bring to the table with the new iPad? Join us as we get the lowdown on Apple's new iPad and find out what's hot (and what's not).