Does the world really need another tablet? Especially when most of the new tablets look and act just like the old ones? Huawei is hoping to break that mold (and break into the tablet market) with the Media Pad 10. This tablet (set to roll out next month) doesn’t really have anything that other tablets don’t, but it’s already selling well in China, and is set to hit store shelves in various other countries within the next month. If you’re in the market for a tablet, you may want to compare the Media Pad to others currently on the market – if, for no other reason, to make sure that you’ve taken a good look at everything currently available.
Media Pad 10 Features and Specs
The Media Pad 10 has an optional keyboard that turns this tablet into an ultrabook. A few months ago, that statement would have been monumental. But, most tablets surfacing these days are some kind of hybrid or optional hybrid. Keyboard options aside, the Media Pad 10 also has an 8-megapixel rear camera; 10.1-inch HD IPS display; can record 1080p HD video; and includes a 1.3-megapixel front facing camera too. Huawei also claims that this tablet has a battery that will last up to ten hours, which is a decent amount of time for any tablet.
If you’re wondering why all of this sounds familiar, it’s because Huawei released a 7-inch tablet last year. The company won’t be doing away with the smaller tablet, now dubbed “lite.” Instead, the 10-inch offering is just meant to be a bit better all-around. Last year, Huawei’s 7-inch tablet retailed for around $199. Huawei hasn’t told press just how much the 10-inch tablet will cost, but I’m guessing it will be competitively priced to compete with the likes of Google and, of course, Apple.
Is This Tablet Worth Considering?
It’s hard to point out exactly what the 10-inch Huawei tablet has over all the other tablets on the market. Really, this tablet is fairly standard with an optional keyboard, basic front and rear camera, and Android OS (Ice Cream Sandwich). Why might you purchase this tablet over all others? You might not; but if Huawei prices this tablet just right, you may be tempted to buy this one instead of a much higher priced Apple or Google offering. Then again, Apple will be debuting the iPad Mini in a few weeks, so I’d hang on until this new iPad surfaces.
All things considered, though, Huawei has created a solid 10-inch tablet that seems to be doing well enough in China. When buying a tablet, it all comes down to whether or not you like the way a particular tablet feels, so you may find that your hands-on experience with the Huawei 10-inch tablet is much better than, say, what Google is offering.
As with any other device, do make sure you test out the Huawei tablet before you buy one. There’s a really good chance that you may prefer this tablet over an iPad or any other kind of tablet. Then again, there’s the possibility that the Huawei tablet doesn’t actually live up to your expectations at all. There’s also the hybrid factor. If you love the idea of a hybrid, narrowing down your tablet choices according to those that offer some kind of hybrid option will make your choice much easier.