In the market for a tablet? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Well, actually you should head over to apcmag.com and read through a bunch of my reviews that have just gone up on the site.
You’ll find reviews of Lenovo’s Yoga Tablet 10 and the IdeaPad S6000, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8.0, the Gigabite Tegra Note 7 P1640, ASUS Transformer TF701T, the Toshiba Encore, Acer’s Iconia A1-830 and W4 plus the Omni 10 from HP.
Having run performance and battery tests over the lot of them, it’s pretty clear to me that the recent quad-core AtomZ3xxx-series CPUs from Intel are a big improvement with some notable battery results. Chip designer ARM still has the market by the scruff of the neck, but a monopoly is never good in any market, so it’s good to see some competition.
The other surprise was how good Windows tablets have now become – especially for the price. Frankly, I just cannot see any reason why Microsoft is keeping Windows RT on life-support (it can hardly be more than this). Why bother with a cut-down version of Windows that few seem to want anyway when for virtually the same price as an Android tablet, you can have a full desktop-version of Windows and run any app you damn well like.