Tablets

HWM (Malaysia) - - BUYERS GUIDE -

These days, ev­ery­where you go, al­most any­one and every­one on the street car­ries with them a tablet of sorts with their smart­phone. With so many choices and op­er­at­ing sys­tems to choose from, it’s easy to be over­whelmed by each and ev­ery tablet’s unique ben­e­fits. Lucky for you, we’ve listed down what we think would be the tablets you should fo­cus on.

Acer Aspire Switch 10

With a de­sign that makes it a tablet, note­book and entertainment de­vice all-in-one, this de­vice is set to ful­fill all your trav­el­ing needs. It has a 1.3GHz In­tel Atom Z3745 Pro­ces­sor, which has been boosted up to 1.86GHz, has 2GB of RAM, and runs on a full Win­dows 8.1 op­er­at­ing sys­tem.

Len­ovo ThinkPad 8

This is Len­ovo’s light­est and thinnest tablet ever to be de­signed that runs on Mi­crosoft’s Win­dows 8.1 32-bit op­er­at­ing sys­tem. It runs on In­tel’s ‘Bay Trail’ Atom Pro­ces­sor that’s been clocked at 2.3GHz and 2GB of DDR3 RAM. The high­light of this de­vice is its dis­play, which is a Full HD screen with a res­o­lu­tion of 1,920 x 1,200.

Sam­sung GALAXY Tab S 8.4

Her­alded as the world’s slimmest tablet at a thick­ness of only 6.6mm, the GALAXY Tab S 8.4 is one of the finest tablets ever made. It’s pow­ered by Sam­sung’s own Exynos Octa-core SoC, and has WQXGA screen that out­puts a res­o­lu­tion of 2,560 x 1,600 and a pixel den­sity of 359ppi.

Huawei MediaPad X1

Huawei’s at­tempt at mak­ing a world-class tablet led them to cre­ate the MediaPad X1. It’s sexy, slim and it’s even pow­ered by the com­pany’s own HiSil­i­con Kirin quad-core pro­ces­sor. But the most im­por­tant fea­ture of this tablet is that it has a SIM card slot, which sup­ports the lat­est 4G LTE con­nec­tiv­ity.

Nokia Lumia 2520

An­nounced last year in Dubai, the Lumia 2520 is Nokia’s first and only Win­dows tablet that runs on the tablet ver­sion of the op­er­at­ing sys­tem. It’s pow­ered by a Qual­comm Snap­dragon 800 SoC, 2GB of RAM, and also pos­sesses a 10.1-inch Full HD dis­play. It also a SIM card slot that sup­ports 4G LTE con­nec­tiv­ity.

Sony Xpe­ria Z2 Tablet

The Xpe­ria Z2 Tablet is an up­grade of its pre­de­ces­sor. It’s pow­ered by a Qual­comm Snap­dragon 800 SoC, has a wa­ter-re­sis­tant and dust­proof rat­ing of IP58, and its 10.1-inch screen has been up­graded to use the com­pany’s TRI­LU­MI­NOS dis­play tech­nol­ogy. Sony has also added in 4G LTE con­nec­tiv­ity op­tion to this tablet.

iPad Air

The iPad is by far the most iconic tablet that changed the way a com­pany re­de­fined the mean­ing of porta­bil­ity for the world. Like the most cur­rent MacBook Pro, the iPad Air is fit­ted with the Retina Dis­play. You also get to choose its stor­age ca­pac­ity, which varies from 16GB all the way up to 128GB.

NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet

An­nounced just re­cently, this tablet is not for the faint­hearted. De­signed first and fore­most for the gamer, this 8-inch tablet, with its 1,920 x 1,200 res­o­lu­tion dis­play, packs a punch, thanks to NVIDIA’s lat­est Te­gra K1 SoC.

Xiaomi Mi Pad

This tablet is by far the most af­ford­able and most value-for-money tablet on the list. It’s pow­ered by NVIDIA’s Te­gra K1 SoC and has a 7.9-inch dis­play that out­puts a res­o­lu­tion of 2,048 x 1,536 with a pixel den­sity of 324ppi. Its stor­age is also ex­pand­able to a max­i­mum of 128GB via its mi­croSD slot.

RM1,699

RM1,399

RM1,599

RM1,999

(Wi-Fi) RM2,299

(4G LTE)

400 US$

(ap­prox. RM1,599)

RMB1,499

(ap­prox. RM769)

399Euros

(ap­prox. RM1,699)

RM1,699

399 US$ (ap­prox. RM1,269)

(4G LTE)

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