It’s deja-vu all over again this year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Like last year, Android tablets are stealing the spotlight. But it’s not what you think. Some of these tablets actually look promising! Granted, there’s a lot of riffraff to sort through, but amidst the rather boring chasses are a few shining stars.
2012 Is Shaping Up to Be the Year of the Tablet… Again!
After looking at dozens of tablets and prototypes, here are the latest trends:
-Manufacturers are opting for quad-core processors using the Tegra3 System on a Chip.
-Android 4.0 is the norm on most new 10-inch tablets.
-Tablets are becoming even more multimedia friendly, such as adding IR blasters for TV.
-High-end tablets opt for Retina-like HD displays more than the usual 1200 x 800.
-Integrated 3G connectivity is quickly being replaced with advanced 4G LTE technology.
The Best Tablets of CES 2012
Check out these tablets at CES 2012, brought to you by comparison shopping website Nextag.com:
Asus MeMo 370T
With Asus, dreams can come true! If you’ve been putting off buying a Kindle Fire, you should definitely consider the Asus MeMo 370T. For the same price as the Nook Tablet, you get a roaring Tegra3 quad core chipset. Analysts say performance-wise, the MeMo will match its bigger brother, the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime.
Unlike the Samsung Galaxy Tab, the MeMo is more on par with the Kindle Fire in terms of thickness, but it does offer a nice curved back. In terms of specs, the MeMo 370T has a rear 8-megapixel camera, 1280 x 800 IPS display, 16 GB of storage, and 1 GB of RAM. No word yet on battery life or pricing, but the tablet is expected to launch during the second quarter of this year. Continue Reading »