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PCR’s guide to the latest tablets and hybrids

Whether you’re looking to stock the latest child-friendly tablet, gaming hybrid or educational tool, here are some of the most innovative devices out there.

Surftab TrekStor Theatre L15

Specs: MT8163 processor, Android 8.1 (Oreo) operating system, 15.6-inch 10-point capacitive multi- touch full HD IPS 16:9-inch display, 32GB SSD with 2GB memory, WiFi, stereo speaker, dual microphone, front 2MP camera, integrated fold out metal stand, 3x USB 2.0, 1 x Mini-HDMI, memory card reader, audio out/mic in (3.5 mm) connectivity.

“Thanks to its stunning 15.6-inch full HD IPS touchscreen, the TrekStor Theatre L15 Android tablet is a fantastic portable mini cinema. Featuring IPS display technology with a 16:9 aspect ratio for razor sharp viewing quality and smooth video playback in excellent 1080p. Boasting optimum audio output from four integrated loudspeakers, a handy stand, and WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, the Theatre L15 delivers excellent performance on the go.”

Contact: VIP UK

ASUS Chromebook Tablet CT100

Specs: Chrome OS operating system, LPDDR3 1866MT/s 4GB memory, 32GB eMMC storage, 2MP front camera, 5MP rear camera, 9.7” with multi-touch QXGA (1536 x 2048) screen.

“Spend time in any classroom, and you know to expect the unexpected. And when you’re teaching and learning in new and innovative ways, you need rugged, versatile tools like the ASUS Chromebook Tablet CT100. Whatever your needs — at school, college, university or home — you can rely on this 9.7-inch tablet. With its super-rugged construction, compact design and long-lasting battery, the Chromebook Tablet CT100 is the choice for a more intuitive learning experience: make videos to explore the world around you and build communication skills, experience augmented reality to bring learning to life in new ways, or collaborate with others next to you or miles away. Not only is it designed to shrug off everyday knocks and bumps, but its compact size, built-in pen holder and ergonomic design lets you learn and teach in a way that’s as flexible, agile, and unique as you.”

Contact: ASUS

HANNspree HANNSpad Titan 3

Specs: 13.3” 1920 x 1080 IPS display, OctaCore, 4GB RAM, 32GB storage, Android 8.1, dual cameras 2MP/5MP with Autofocus, WiFi, Bluetooth, Micro SD, microphone, 2x 1W speaker, 3.5mm headphones port.

“Our new HANNSpad Titan 3 offers users a large Full HD IPS display with high quality multi-touch technology for the ultimate mobile computing experience. With OctaCore power and Android 8.1 taking care of performance, this tablet PC can handle almost anything you throw at it. A true multimedia solution, Titan 3 includes dual-cameras for selfies, videos and photos on the go while 32GB of internal storage plus SD expansion provide plenty of space for photos, games or a massive music library.” – Martin Kent, UK Territory Manager, HANNSpree UK.

Contact: Exertis, GNR Tech, Ingram Micro, Midwich, Tech Data, Westcoast

Microsoft Surface Studio 2

Specs: 28” PixelSense display, 4.5K 4500 x 3000 (192 DPI), 16GB or 32GB (DDR4), 7th Generation i7 Intel Core i7-7820HQ, 1TB or 2TB SSD, Windows 10 Pro, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB or 1070 8GB GDDR5 memory.

“The ultimate creative studio. Let your ideas flow with brilliant colour, blazing graphics, faster processors, intuitive tools and a stunning, adjustable 28-inch display. Dive in with Intel Core i7-7820HQ processors, SSD storage for faster file handling, and more graphics memory to handle your workflow and support better gaming, mixed reality, and VR.”

Contact: Westcoast

Dell Latitude 5290

Specs: Up to Intel Core i7-8650U processor, up to Windows 10 Pro 64bit operating system, up to 16GB memory, up to 12.3” display, up to M.2 512GB PCIe NVMe Class 40 SSD.

“The world’s most secure 2-in-1 detachable with the power of a laptop and flexibility of a tablet. Featuring a sleek design and optional keyboard (sold separately), as well as an optional infrared facial camera, which is suitable for Windows Hello.”

Contact: Dell

TrekStor Primetab P10 LTE

Specs: MT8735 processor, Android 7.0 (Nougat) operating system, 10.1-inch 10-point capacitive multi-touch full HD IPS 16:9-inch display, 32GB SSD with 2GB memory, stereo speaker, microphone, up to 9 hours of battery, sturdy aluminium chassis, just 8.4mm thin.

“The Primetab P10 features an impeccable full HD multi-touch IPS 16:9 display to deliver the very best picture quality. The tablet connects wirelessly via LTE, UMTS, GSM or WiFi, as well as via Bluetooth 4.0 interface for impressive surfing and entertainment on the go. The Primetab P10 also features a rear 5MP camera as well as a front 2MP camera and a slim, lightweight robust aluminium casing for greater scratch resistance.”

Contact: VIP UK

Wacom Cintiq

Specs: 15.6” display, 1920 x 1080 Full HD display, natural tilt support, foldable legs, super- responsive Pro Pen 2.

“Whether you’re used to creating on paper or using a pen tablet, making the switch to Wacom Cintiq will feel like a natural progression. The seamless interaction between pen and display will help improve your creative flow. The 3-in-1 cable that connects to your Wacom Cintiq combines power, video and data in one. It also connects to the top of the screen to avoid unwanted desk clutter. The detachable pen holder can be easily moved to either side of the display to suit your preference. Spare nibs are also stored neatly inside the pen holder, so whatever the project, the right tool will always be close to hand.”

Contact: Wacom

HP Elite x2 1013 G3

Specs: Intel Core i5 8250U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD NVMe, 13” IPS touchscreen 3000 x 2000, Windows 10 Pro 64-bit.

“Win the day with full PC performance and unleash creativity with the freedom of a tablet. Powerful processors handle your professional apps while tablet mobility lets you keep working on the go. The Elite x2 1013 delivers on the promise of the detachable device. Powerfully handle your professional apps with this incredibly thin and light 13-inch detachable business PC. Get a pure tablet experience with the optional HP Rechargeable Active Pen.”

Contact: Westcoast

Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite

Specs: 10.1-inch 1920 x 1200 IPS screen, 32GB / 64GB ROM, 3GB / 4GB RAM, MicroSD up to 256GB, WiFi, Bluetooth, LTE, 8MP front camera, 8MP rear camera, Android 8.0 (Oreo) + EMUI 8.0 operating system.

“The Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite features a brilliant 10.1-inch 1080p display so you will not miss a thing while watching your favourite movies or playing games. For an even better viewing experience, Huawei ClariVu technology further enhances display brightness and clarity. Co-engineered with Harman Kardon, the tablet’s quad- speaker system delivers fine-tuned and precisely optimised concert hall audio effects, more bass, and less distortion. The Huawei Histen 5.0 stereo audio creates rich soundscapes to provide you with multi-layered and penetrating 3D surround sound.”

Contact: Huawei

ASUS ROG Mothership

Specs: Windows 10 Home/Pro, Intel Core i9-8950HK processor, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 8GB GDDR6 VRAM, DDR4 2666MHz SDRAM memory up to 64GB.

“ROG Mothership is a portable Windows 10 Pro powerhouse with an innovative standing design that enhances cooling for its factory overclocked GeForce RTX 2080 GPU and 8th Gen Intel Core i9 CPU. Take full control with its detachable keyboard and experience smooth visuals without blurring or tearing on its NVIDIA G-SYNC display with a 144Hz refresh rate and 3ms response time. SSD RAID storage and 2.5G Ethernet bring ultra-fast performance to every part of this revolutionary gaming machine.”

Contact: ASUS

Microsoft Surface Go

Specs: Weight starting at 1.15lbs (522 grams), 10” PixelSense Display 1800 x 1200 (217PPI), 4GB or 8GB RAM, Intel Pentium Gold Processor 4415Y, 64GB or 128GB (256GB for LTE), Windows 10 Pro, Intel HD Graphics 615.

“The Surface Go is perfect for all your daily tasks, giving you laptop performance, tablet portability, and a stunning touchscreen with the power of Windows 10. Make crisp, clear video calls with the built-in front facing 5.0 megapixel HD camera. Count on new Surface Go to run day- to-day software and apps, with a powerful Intel processor and up to nine hours of battery life.”

Contact: Westcoast

Lenovo Smart Tab P10

Specs: 10.1” FHD display, 4 front speakers with Dolby Atmos sound, fingerprint sensor, Android Oreo operating system, Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor, up to 64GB storage, up to 4GB memory.

“The Lenovo Smart Tab is a great 10.1” Android tablet that becomes a Smart Screen with Amazon Alexa. Dock it and ask Alexa questions, see your calendar, play videos on its beautiful 10.1” FHD display, and enjoy music with loud, crisp sound. You can also get news, see sports scores, and even, thanks to far-field voice pickup, control your home from across the room. All hands-free – just ask. Undock your tablet and take it everywhere you go. Primed for entertainment, it boasts a brilliant 10” FHD glass display and booming Dolby Atmos sound. No thicker nor heavier than a glossy magazine, this stylish device is the perfect travel companion.”

Contact: Lenovo

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