Which of the tablets announced at CES 2016 did you like the most?

Which of the tablets announced at CES 2016 did you like the most?
The CES 2016 is in full swing, but we've already had our fair share of mobile-related announcement with phones and tablets arriving from Samsung, LG, Huawei, Alcatel and a few others. The tablet unveilings in particular have been few and far between, reflecting the changing dynamics from the times that Apple's iPad ruled supreme, to the current state of affairs where tablets are seeing a decline in both interest and purchase for the sake of phones with larger displays, or thin and light laptops.

In any case, that doesn't mean there weren't a couple of interesting tablets presented at the CES expo. The unveilings started with the lowly Alcatel Pixi 4 (7) and Alcatel Pixi 3 (8) 4G, which are humdrum 7" Android and 8" Windows slates, respectively, at ultra low prices. 

In that train of thought, Acer announced its $99 Iconia One 8 on the same date. Its display has an 8-inch diagonal and sports a 720 x 1280 resolution, making for a 162 PPI pixel density, and it's powered by a quad-core MediaTek SoC, 1 GB of RAM, and has 16 GB of storage, expandable up to 128 GB via microSD card. The tablet features a couple of modest snappers – a 5 MP main camera and a 2 MP front-facing one. It runs on Android 5.1 and while we don't have the exact battery capacity,  Acer promises around 9 hours of battery life.

The so-far anemic tablet catwalk picked up from here, enriched with Huawei's MediaPad M2 10. The new Android tablet is made out of aluminum and boasts a sandblasted metal finish, keeping up with the brand's established design quality. It sports a 10" 1080p display, Kirin 930 chipset, 2 GB of RAM for the basic version with 16 GB storage, and starts off at $349. 

The big slate guns were taken out by Samsung almighty, which introduced the first Windows-based Galaxy in the form of the Samsung Galaxy TabPro S. The 12-incher has a Quad HD Super AMOLED display, detachable keyboard part, 4 GB RAM, and is powered by a Core M mobile processors, coming with various amounts of storage. The Win 10 hybrid, however, is a bit steep to buy, at the 999 EUR or USD tags that have been popping up here and there.

The relative drought of tablet announcements notwithstanding, which one of the slates listed above that were announced at CES 2016 did you like the most?

Which of the tablets announced at CES 2016 did you like the most?

Alcatel Pixi 4 (7)
Alcatel Pixi 3 (8)
Acer Iconia One 8
Huawei MediaPad M2 10
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S



1. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

Dell latitude 12 7000

2. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014


3. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

Galaxy tab pro s and Dell latitude 11 500(surface pro look-alike ) are second and third best

4. TyrionLannister unregistered

Thinkpad yoga X1 carbon(hybrid technically). Among the given choices however, TabPro S is the obvious choice.

5. TyrionLannister unregistered

Add: There's a thinkpad X1 tablet too, which is much better than TabPro S(albeit it will also be much more expensive).

6. fistigons

Posts: 368; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

Well I'm glad Sony didn't announce a new xperia tablet. Just got my Z4 and I didn't want buyers remorse.

7. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

All of the above are inferior and overpriced jokes compared to what's on the market. I'd much rather go for the Thinkpad X1 Tablet: http://www.windowscentral.com/video-lenovos-new-thinkpad-x1-tablet But given the options, the Galaxy Tab Pro S is the least inferior despite it being overpriced and gimped on ports...


Posts: 432; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

Any one notice the number 1 in the poll runs windows 10. This confirms if galaxy s7 ran windows 10 mobile it would be a great phone.

13. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

nope win10 mobile is just bad, meanwhile fullblown windows OS is already the king of computer OS for decades

17. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Android for phones Windows for PCs (OS X isn't bad on laptops either, on desktop it definitely loses though, and Surface Book imo beats Macbooks) Windows for hybrids/big tablets iOS for entertainment tablet (if you have a good PC already).

9. hanabi

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 08, 2015

Never chinese

10. maherk

Posts: 7017; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Isn't the Galaxy branding is only exclusive to android powered devices?

12. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

outside smartphone, android is nothing

26. Shocky unregistered

Android had 64% of marketshare last quarter for Tablets. You're delusional.

11. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

definitely the one that does not run android. android + tablet = dead

14. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

I think still fine for small tablet (smaller than 12") I usually play games, surf internet, stream vids, and reading ebook on my tabs, because my phone juice wont last to do that all day :P

23. Shocky unregistered

We need a proper definition for tablets and hybrid devices, so I'll start 12"+ devices are hybrid devices, they will spend most of their time in a keyboard dock as they're too heavy and large to hold comfortability for any length of time. 7-10" devices are tablets, comfortable to carry and use for long periods with no need for a dock or stand. Discuss! :D

15. AkoSiKuting

Posts: 88; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

True that :)

16. maherk

Posts: 7017; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

As someone who bought an iPad Mini 3, used it for almost 3 weeks, to trade for a Tab S 8.4 just 2 days ago, I think I will argue that. Each has it's pros and cons, while the iPad did excel in many areas, it still struggled in a lot more. Same with my Tab S, or previous Nexus 7. But for media consumption(my main reason why I want a tablet), android tablets take it.

19. NFSHesham

Posts: 297; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

You traded your Tablet again

20. maherk

Posts: 7017; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Lol yes. 2 reasons, youtube app, and for some odd reason, 2 apps kept on crashing and I couldn't figure out how to fix the issue. The only method that would work is do a factory reset, and with the slow internet here in Lebanon, I figured out to go back to a platform I am used to and have an idea or two about fixing such issues, without the need to re-download every other app.

22. Shocky unregistered

I think you're brain dead.

25. Shocky unregistered

Android marketshare for tablets was around 64% in 2014 Q4 Windows was around 8%, just for reference.

18. Shocky unregistered

I don't like any of them, I do like my PIxel C though,

21. surethom

Posts: 1730; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

its 2016 Any Manufacturer that releases a Tablet with anything less then 32gb does not deserve any credit.

24. shield

Posts: 869; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Samsung bad baterry 5200mAh is low.

27. xperian

Posts: 421; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

None. All of them suck

28. darealist

Posts: 107; Member since: Feb 25, 2015

Once you go Windows, you don't go back to awful Android and its kiddie software library.

29. MDave

Posts: 210; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

You mean software actually designed for touch of which Windows has barely none?

31. xperian

Posts: 421; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

Most of Windows applications are not designed for touch. But I agree about Android being badly optimised and having some bad design choices.

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