Tablet Wars! 10 Tablets in Extended Hands-On Videos

Posted on 18 May 2011 By Steve Chippy Paine


Sascha joined me in the studio last night for a full-on 3.5hr marathon testing and discussion session with 10 different tablets. The iPad2, Asus Eee Pad Transformer, Acer Iconia Tab A500, HTC Flyer, Blackberry Playbook and Samsung Galaxy Tab were the focus of our efforts and we recorded three parts of the live session for you to view below.

The Blackberry Playbook impressed with its smooth UI, video handling and gestures. The Flyer beat the other 7” tablets in a browsing test (and is as fast as any Tegra2 + Honeycomb browser I’ve tested.) The Galaxy Tab was crowned the value-for-money king and in the 10” category, we couldn’t really find a winner. The iPad2, of course, just sits in a special space all on its own and isn’t truly challenged by the 10” Android devices although as Honeycomb and Honeycomb-optimised apps start for mature, that could change., especiall when we look to lightweight hardware like the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Anyway, here are the videos. We hope you enjoy them. All products are owned by Sascha or myself.

Don’t forget the detailed HTC Flyer Live Review tonight, May 18th,  at 2100 CEST (Berlin) on Carrypad.com/live. Follow @chippy for more on that.

The first video is an overview of all the tablets Two 10″ Devices were tested in detail in Part 2 Three 7″ devices were tested in detail in Part 3

3 Responses to “Tablet Wars! 10 Tablets in Extended Hands-On Videos”

  1. Ben says:

    Definitely worth a watch, always a fun time with these two!

  2. olalekan babalola says:

    I am interested in buying a tablet, the primary purpose is to watch movies.
    Kindly suggest tablets that can play 1080p mkv files without any issues.

  3. Dpmt says:

    I just got the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer and really like it. It makes an excellent complement my Villiv S10 and phone on the go.I looking forward to next week when my dock arrives and 3.1 is supposed to come out (at least according to this is my next.) http://thisismynext.com/2011/05/27/asus-transformer-honeycomb-3-1-early-week-expected-release-products-computex/
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    Also the Galaxy Tab uses PDMI, which is uncommon, but not proprietary. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PDMI