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Old 19-05-2017, 12:50 AM   #1
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Tablets sold in Singapore as at 18May2017

Hope someone find this useful.

Did not include speed ghz info cos actual always diff from advertised.

Some personal feedback on tablets and detachable 2 in1 laptops that I had tested at :
Challenger (Expo Tampines)
Best Denki (Tampines)
Harvey Norman (Hougang)
Popular (Tampines)
Newstead (Marina Square)
Gaincity (Marina Square)



HP X2 (4/64)
Connects to internet fastest with least problems of models listed here
Sound is loudest and clearest of all models listed here.
OK screen proportion for msoffice
Not able to test if any lack when using excel macro designer mode.
Not able to test if photoshop or video editors can run smooth.
Priced at $499 (Popular/HarveyNorman) but using autar intel atom 8350 and HP ultrabooks have reputation of performance deteriorating fast in short time.


Asus transformer book t101HA (2/32)
3rd in speed to connect to internet and stream of models listed here.
Sound is weak, screen proportion not suitable for word or excel.
Keyboard not as nice to use compared to X2
Priced at $399 (Popular/HarveyNorman) but using autar intel atom


Acer Aspire ES1-132(2/32)
Quite fast to connect and stream
Good screen resolution depth and proportionate screen
Third loudest volume of models listed here but still considered soft
Typing in entry field issue and heavy and only 2/32
Priced at $348 Expo


Huawei M2 (3/64)
Not fast. Got lag when toggling between diff app
Screen resolution depth is ok.
Sound weak
Priced $699 gaincity. I think best denki has it also.


Acer switch one 10"(2/64)
Could barely connect to open wifi to youtube
Keyboard comes with 500gb storage (only plus point)
Keyboard quite ok to type but when take out tablet mode and reconnect to keyboard again - it does not sense immediately compared to hpx2
Resolution color depth not as sharp as HP X2 or Asus
Priced at $499 (HarveyNoman) but using intel 8300(slower than hpx2)


Lenovo Tab 3 7 (1/16)
Most jialat specs of models listed here LOL.
Quite Loud vol and streaming lags abit but still ok
Have about 9gb left after system install stockware
Streams faster and better resolution than samsung tab a7.0
Good for nothing else apart from youtube and korean drama
Priced at $129 (Challenger/Lenovo)


Acer Iconia 7" and 10"
Sound louder than asus t101HA, acer switch one, huaweim2 but still weak.
Slow to stream and youtube
Screen colour depth is very lousy and strong glass reflection
Priced at $169/$249 at best denki. But best denki tampines got the worst staff. Best denki just act blur insist no wifi or loaded any video to test sound. At Challenger expo, the staff actually took out on phone to do hotspot share for me.


The avenger 4/64
Everything also fail in my eyes.
Takes forever connect to open wifi in the mall to load youtube
Internet will moody suddenly shut and go back to main screen
Resolution color depth very blurry, didnt even have mood to test sound vol.
Keyboard doesnt sense when tablet take out and put back again.
Even staff dont know made under which company.
$499 at harvey norman


Besta Wincloud4
Very interesting tablet because partition to have android and windows OS.
If people want to experience Ah tiong china dual os tablets, this is the one to test in Singapore
Volume is very weird in the sense it feel muffled and out of sync with videos
Keyboard need take in and out afew times for tablet to sense once tablet taken out.
Very responsive screen, but colours abit weird, glass also looks fragile.
Internet will crash on its own to return to main screen periodically.
Battery minimum heat with extensive use.

Sales auntie at popular will kek kek act as though no wifi to test. Then when I whip out my mobile to do hotspot sharing, she suddenly can produce a huawei dongle.
Sales auntie also say company can load msoffice for $80. But did not inform me that it is not by microsoft but by a third party company.
Priced at $499 but heard can just get tablet without keyboard at $299(popular tampines)


Others tested:
Asus zenpad 3/8.0, shinco (both cannot make it for sound) so did not test anymore. Shinco and redbean tablets screen is super autar so dont bother get from lazada.


Verdict IMHO
All models listed here have cheapo built compared to even first gen IPAD.
Lenovo 3 7 is most budget valueformoney entertainment tablet if you can tahan the 7 inch screensize. Maybe better to wait for lenovo tab4.


Am not going to comment on the latest samsung and apple tablets because everywhere also got you all can play at the stores yourself.

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Old 21-05-2017, 02:37 AM   #2
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Appreciated . Am not a IT savy pax, at least know which to avoid

Currently looking to get one normal average and budget. Preferably Samsung, not above 150-200.

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Buy Android tablet and you will not get any software updates. I have given up on them.
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Buy Android tablet and you will not get any software updates. I have given up on them.


Now even Windows is pulling this kind of shyt - No support for older Office in newer Windows
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Old 28-05-2017, 11:04 PM   #5
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I look around for Android tablet to buy at stores but ended up buying the iPad 2017 for $498.

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Samsung is either too expensive, not worth the price or came with lousy hardware if it's cheaper at about $300.

The rest of the Android brands selling at $100-200 plus are slow and of poor quality. Even Lenovo Yoga 3 8" selling at $299 CMI.

Besides Samsung I believe you may not get any software updates at all.

I have used Nexus 10, Nexus 7, Lenovo Yoga 2 8" and Yoga 3 8" and all cannot compare to iPad except for Nexus series.
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Any updates folks? Looking for an Android tablet with 8 inch, 4 x 3 aspect ratio. How about the Amazon models? Any local warranty support? Thanks v much.

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Any updates folks? Looking for an Android tablet with 8 inch, 4 x 3 aspect ratio. How about the Amazon models? Any local warranty support? Thanks v much.

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Are Amazon Fire tablets available in SG?

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Are Amazon Fire tablets available in SG?

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Try getting it from some seller in carousell if you dont wan to order from amazon
I brought mine beginning of this year ($160), this is my 2nd android tablet after nexus 7

Install google play store and aptoide, and you can used it as a normal android tablet
Using for youtube and light surfing, I even installed KODI into it to watch
Expect lag in some games
Other then that i think its worth it for that price tag
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Try getting it from some seller in carousell if you dont wan to order from amazon
I brought mine beginning of this year ($160), this is my 2nd android tablet after nexus 7

Install google play store and aptoide, and you can used it as a normal android tablet
Using for youtube and light surfing, I even installed KODI into it to watch
Expect lag in some games
Other then that i think its worth it for that price tag
Ok noted & thanks for sharing.
By the way, what's the aptoide which you mentioned? Thanks v much.

Also as Amazon is already operating in SG, I was wondering whether they have made these tablets available locally with local warranty support & bundled with accessories e.g. bookcover

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Old 19-09-2017, 11:05 PM   #10
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Ok noted & thanks for sharing.
By the way, what's the aptoide which you mentioned? Thanks v much.

Also as Amazon is already operating in SG, I was wondering whether they have made these tablets available locally with local warranty support & bundled with accessories e.g. bookcover

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Afaik, Amazon, eBay & likes, are just middleman.
Online shops usually don't keep much stocks as they rely on partnership with various suppliers which may not be the original manufacturer.
Warranty is like either send back to them Or to the Seller that the product come from.
Via Online shop take a bit longer as they may send back to original Seller.
That is theory in why online shops keep popping up with new online stores.
Earning on commission thru sales.
Similar to advertisement.
But of course they do have local suppliers.
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Aptoide is a apk store. Like play store to download app and game
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Aptoide is a apk store. Like play store to download app and game
Afaik, Amazon, eBay & likes, are just middleman.
Online shops usually don't keep much stocks as they rely on partnership with various suppliers which may not be the original manufacturer.
Warranty is like either send back to them Or to the Seller that the product come from.
Via Online shop take a bit longer as they may send back to original Seller.
That is theory in why online shops keep popping up with new online stores.
Earning on commission thru sales.
Similar to advertisement.
But of course they do have local suppliers.
Ok noted.
Thanks for updating all of us.
Good day.

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