CES 2012 Best Tablets
The season of the tablets
The CES taking place this year in the usual spot, Las Vegas, was a complete success, with everything from smartphones to tablets that were designed last year occupying the spotlight for a certain amount of time. Tablets in particular were many this year and most of them left a very powerful impression on everyone present at the event with the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system they incorporated, the slim and light frames, good prices, lightning fast processors and other qualities. We’ve made a top of the best tablets seen at CES 2012 and you can read about it on this page.
Asus eee Pad Transformer Prime TF700
The first tablet in our top is the Asus eee Pad Transformer Prime TF700. We are inclined to award this gadget with a gold medal because it is almost perfect. It has a body which won’t leave you unsatisfied on a visual level, power is given by an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core CPU, the OS is, as ever, the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and a very sharp 1920 x 1080 resolution in the upcoming future. Oh, and this tablet is by far better than the Acer Iconia Tab A700 with its identical specifications, only that the Prime TF700 has a different looking body (meaning more clunky). And one more thing: the Asus eee Pad Transformer Prime TF700 is very good at becoming a laptop, so the user will have a two-in-one product to play with.
Asus ZTE T98
Our second pick in our top with the best tablets of the CES 2012 is another gadget made by Asus, but this one is called ZTE T98. In the beginning everybody thought, after hearing the company’s announcement about a future tablet, that Asus would bring something entirely different, but it didn’t, it brought this one which will cost $249, sport a 7″ display with 1280 x 800 pixels, a quad-core CPU and the Ice Cream Sandwich OS. This gadget couldn’t come sooner.
Pantech Element for AT&T
The third tablet we laid our eyes on in Las Vegas was the Pantech Element available with the AT&T carrier. The gadget wasn’t so quick at jumping on the Android Ice Cream Sandwich train, so it stuck to the Android Honeycomb operating system the company invested in it. It’s not, as you might think, a bad thing, since this device works the same way as all the others we already discussed above. The very important trait of the Pantech Element is the waterproof one, so forget all about the OS and feel free to use it near pools, because it won’t get wet if someone jumps in the water while you sit close to it with the device in your hands.
Samsung Galaxy Note for AT&T
The Samsung Galaxy Note (again, for the AT&T carrier) is our number four pick. This is a special gadget, because it can function very well as a phone and its 5.3″ display is great note taking and e-drawing. The shape can possibly seem bizarre to some, but it’s a step into making tablets more in tune with the demand.
Ainovo Novo 7 Basic
The Ainovo Novo 7 Basic is the last tablet in our 2012 list, but not the most uninspiring. The price alone, under $100, will make many hearts flutter, as will the Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS and the superb performance enabled by the use of a processor made in China.
Here ends what were, in our view, the best 5 tablets that captured our eyes and heart in 2012 during another edition of CES. Depending on your needs, each of these gadgets has the potential of one day becoming your best friend.