Android Tablet

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 review: Great hardware in a dying form factor

There was a time where I seriously considered the merits of getting an Android tablet. In my head I had my desktop in my work room, my laptop in my bedroom and my phone with me on the can. But I didn’t have a device in my living room and that’s where I thought the tablet would fit perfectly.

Talk about #firstworldproblems, amirite? Every now and again, this small part of my mind begins to entertain the idea of a tablet again and I start to think that maybe it was time for me to get one.

And then I got my hands on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 — a powerful Android tablet with a beautiful screen, and a nice set of speakers. Theoretically, this is exactly what I needed but after spending some time with it, the Tab S3 only served to prove that nobody really needs an Android tablet.

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Huawei MediaPad M3: Delivering the ultimate on-the-go media experience

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Our smartphones can do a lot. They’re versatile enough that we nearly do not need any other devices to be able to function. However, there’s one thing that our smartphones simply can’t do well and that’s media consumption. Sure, most come with a nice set of stereo speakers these days, but since devices usually come in screen sizes of between 5-6 inches, you simply don’t get an immersive enough experience.

Well, if portable content consumption is something you’re into, you’ll want a tablet. And Huawei might just have the best one for you yet. Meet the Huawei MediaPad M3.

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Huawei MediaPad M2 10.0: An impressive multimedia powerhouse

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Huawei is trying to get itself into the premium segment that’s currently dominated by Apple and Samsung. At one corner, you have the iPad Pro, the largest from Cupertino with a 12.9″ screen, four-speaker set-up, an optional keyboard cover and a stylus that’s called the pencil. On the other camp, you have the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 that’s their thinnest and lightest.

During the launch of the Huawei Mate 8, they have also announced the MediaPad M2 10.0 and it isn’t just a bigger version of the MediaPad M2 8.0. If you’re looking for a tablet to consume your iflix and Netflix shows, this could be your cup of tea.

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The iPad Pro outsold Microsoft’s entire Surface lineup in Q4 of 2015

Ah, tablets. If a tablet was one of the characters in my sappy rom-com, it’d be the ‘one that got away’. To me, it was a novel idea where you could have your smartphone with you for the serious business stuff while your tablet showed you a good time between working hours — literally, with videos and movies or a good book — but when you actually think about it, the tablet simply isn’t practical.

If you take a look at the International Data Corporation’s (IDC) latest report on their preliminary data from the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker, you’ll find the truth in my words as tablet sales are on a downward trajectory. That’s not to say it’s all doom and gloom though as their report also says that detachable tablet sales have reached an all-time high — lead by the sales of none other than the Apple iPad Pro.

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Acer launches its Predator 8 Gaming Tablet in Malaysia

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Gaming isn’t just limited to desktop and laptops, but it goes across all platforms including portable devices. Announced during IFA 2015, the Acer Predator 8 has finally arrived in Malaysia.

Sporting a 8″ Full HD (1920×1200) display, this is Acer’s compact tablet with the gamer in mind. It gets a gaming inspired aluminium frame and has not one, not two but four front-facing speakers with Dolby Audio enhancement. For a more immersive gaming experience, the Android tablet has two haptic motors inside that rumbles on both ends.

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