The folks over at Asus were nice enough to send us a brand new Transformer Pad before they hit the US market here in a few days. The tablet itself is Asus’ attempt at creating a powerful tablet with strong on-paper specs, but keeping it at an affordable entry-level price for people who could possibly be shopping for either an Android tablet or a netbook. Coupled with the separately sold lapdock accessory, the Transformer Pad is capable of taking on your most important business and then handling your favorite Android apps with ease. Read on to see how it is almost the perfect example of when good looks meets affordable functionality. (more…)
Seriously, this is our Transformer Prime review. As you know,we first got our hands on this next-gen Android tablet back in December, but for reasons we can’t explain (
other than Kellex being bored to death with Android tablets), we are just now putting it all together. Apologies are in store though, we really have no excuse for this being 5 months late. With that said, you should already know that it is one of our favorite tablets as we talk about it probably more than any other Android tablet that is available. It’s a beast of a slate, so let’s get started. (more…)
Motorola did the DROID XYBOARD no favors with its unfortunate name, and with the device coming out in a timeframe just before the advent of quad-core processors, this tablet ended up out in the cold. Throw in a high price tag on-contract and an unenthusiastic launch and you have one interesting tablet left. But this is the first tablet to bear the legendary DROID name. Does it stand up to it? Let’s have a look. (more…)
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 that just landed on Verizon beat the Motorola XOOM to market as the world’s first 4G LTE tablet. It also managed to sneak in at cheaper price points, a lighter weight, skinnier build and with varying storage sizes and colors. At first glance, it’s pretty obvious that this would be the tablet to jump on over the majority of the other offerings, for many of the reasons I just listed. The thing we really need to look at here though, is whether or not this tablet is worth the 2-year contract that you will be asked to sign in order to avoid paying an outrageous full retail price. (more…)
We finally decided to give the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with 4G LTE a spin even though it has been available from Verizon for a couple of weeks now. The device, as many of you know, is exactly like the WiFi versions that have been in retail stores for a month or so, but packs that extra special 4G radio, making your mobile life outside of home that much faster.
We got a hold of the white 16GB version ($529 on 2-year contract) and will be putting it through the proper tests over the next few weeks to help you decide if you should pick one up or wait to see what the holiday lineup will look like. If it’s anything like the our special edition I/O version, we’re more than likely have some nice things to say about it. (more…)
We couldn’t possibly just leave you hanging with a simple unboxing of the limited edition Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 that we just received at Google I/O, so we took it for a quick spin in a “hands-on” video. You might be surprised to find out our thoughts on how it compares to the Motorola XOOM. While it’s way too early to declare a winner in this battle, we’re definitely impressed by this new Honeycomb tablet. (more…)
As you may have heard, all attendees at this year’s Google I/O received a limited edition Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and we decided to unbox it real quick for you! Unboxings may not be the most entertaining things on the planet, but there are only 5-6,000 of these in the wild and you likely won’t see it in stores. So this may be the only chance you have of seeing one. And damn am I impressed with it so far.
Finally, right? After almost a month with the device, we’re ready to put together our thoughts on the Motorola XOOM, the world’s first Honeycomb tablet. This tablet deserved a lot more than those quickie 2-day press reviews we saw around launch time, especially since it introduced the world to a new tablet operating system. Or should I say, the only tablet operating system? We didn’t want this to come off as one of those barely-there overviews, so instead, we took our sweet time with it. We really wanted to blend the XOOM into our every day lives and see if it could keep up. Did it? Let’s find out. (more…)