Tablets Key Points

Our Tests, Key Points for Well Kitted Out

Connected display to complement or substitute, failing to replace the laptop, the tablet itself as display multimedia reference where all prices and sizes are expressed. See there more clear here.

Long monopolized by Apple’s iPad (250 million products sold since 2010), the market of touch pads has 3 years found inhabited many brands and products where, as Smartphones, Samsung took things in hand. A market even more polarized than on mobile because it is above all a fight between iOS and Android, the alternative hybrid Windows RT then 8.1 is still anecdotal and clearly detached in terms of use.

After 4 years of non-stop growth, sales to settle now and 2015 is expected to see fewer tablets find takers (-11,8%, 244 million in global sales). Strong logical since being replaced less often a digital slate, which often found one copy per household, as a smartphone, more personal.

Format and screen size
Tablets speak of 7 to 13 inches, with a high concentration of 7/8 and 9/10 inches, most often on 16:10 or 4:3 formats. Each has its advantages, as the video for the first and the textual reading to each other.

Display technology
LCD or Amoled, a lot of tablets now offer at least correct quality screens. Attention, it is always advisable to get away as much as possible of the few slabs TN, to display poor and narrow angles of vision.

Definition
The comfort of reading through the proper minimum definition. 7/8 inch, HD (1280 x 800 px); 9/10 inch, Full HD or more (1920 x 1080 / 2048 x 1536 px), or even rarer if very high definition (2560 x 1600 px).

Operating system
Android and iOS share the cake or almost. The advantage of Android is to offer a wider range of price, when iOS has a stronger fleet of apps.Don’t forget Windows 8.1 and his assumed pro side.

Versatility
Most decent tablets share a common gift for video playback and a comfortable web browsing. To go away (Office Automation, productivity), it is important to find the right apps or the good OS.

Tablet Test Procedures

The observations and tests on the tablets are similar protocols on smartphones. Analysis of the screen (contrast, Colorimetry, angles of vision, light, reflections) in laboratory, study of autonomy through a unique to the digital application reproducing medium uses, assessment materials and overall ergonomics, performance, relevance of the software universe… everything goes. As always, we find a product on his qualities and intrinsic defects, but also compared to its direct competition.