Vodafone Smart Tab 4G – taking on Tesco in the tablet stakes

Vodafone launched its own-brand 4G smartphones in July of this year and now it’s looking to muscle in on the burgeoning 4G tablet market as well. The Smart Tab 4G with its 8-inch screen is of course an updated version of the existing Smart Tab 4, but don’t write it off as just the same … Continue reading Vodafone Smart Tab 4G – taking on Tesco in the tablet stakes

Tesco Hudl2 – best budget tablet on the market?

If industry figures are to be believed the tablet market is facing a bit of a slump, with reasons varying from a gimmick that’s outlived its sell-by date to a victim of the “phablet” revolution. If tightening the purse-strings is also a factor then budget tablets like the Hudl should be in their healthiest position … Continue reading Tesco Hudl2 – best budget tablet on the market?

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact – the portable, lifeproof compact tablet

At just 6.4mm thick and weighing 270 grammes, Sony claims that its Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is the world’s slimmest and lightest. There are plenty of features though and it comes equipped with a Qualcomm quad-core 2.5GHz processor, 3GB of RAM, Adreno 330 graphics and 16GB of storage expandable via a microSD card up to … Continue reading Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact – the portable, lifeproof compact tablet

HP Stream preview and first look

The “netbook” market, or whatever you want to call it, got a bit of a boost when Google launched its Chromebooks . Offering users little more power than they needed to perform such simple but important tasks as browsing the internet and working with documents, they were a popular solution for the low-demand budget-conscious. Google’s … Continue reading HP Stream preview and first look

Archos 80 Helium 4G: review roundup

According to figures from research company IDC the demand for tablets in mature markets is slowing down. No wonder then that manufacturers are adding more features in an effort to boost sales. With faster 4G connectivity becoming more widely available offering download speeds of up to 150Mbps on the move, that seems like an obvious … Continue reading Archos 80 Helium 4G: review roundup

Galaxy Tab S: What the critics say

Samsung Electronics has released their new Galaxy Tab S, Samsung’s thinnest and lightest tablet to date. The Tab S comes in two form factors, 10.5-inch and 8.4-inch. Both models come complete with a WQXGA (2560×1600, 16:10) Super AMOLED display which, the company claims, delivers more than 90% of Adobe RGB colour coverage and comes with a 100,000:1 contrast ratio. The … Continue reading Galaxy Tab S: What the critics say

Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Review round-up

  Microsoft’s Surface series is leading the line for Windows-based tablets, and with the latest iteration show its desire to keep things competitive in an ever-improving market. The Surface Pro 3 comes with a number of improvements to do just this, and thankfully they’re not just restricted to barely noticeable performance upgrades. Perhaps the most … Continue reading Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Review round-up

Lenovo Tablet 10 HD+ review round-up

Lenovo did something few other companies have done in the tablet market when it released the Yoga Tablet 10 – it dared to try something a little bit different. This “difference” was largely down to an oversized (albeit stylish) base which housed a kick-stand and importantly allowed it to make a significant improvement on typical … Continue reading Lenovo Tablet 10 HD+ review round-up