If you had Php30k to spend for a tablet?

In the last 3 days I’ve been going around here in Singapore, most of the stores would put tablets in the front display shelves. They’re obviously the stars of the season.

With all the sizes, form factors and operating system put on the table, sometimes it’s a little hard to pick which one’s best for you.

This was the question posted to me by Howie Severino in a segment we did last Wednesday at GMA7 where we featured around 7 different tablets.

Taken from one of the gadgets shops in Changi Airport.

So I’m here standing in front of a gadget store thinking which tablet to bring home:

* Dell Streak 5 @ ~Php20k
* BlackBerry Playbook 16GB @ ~Php22k
* iPad WiFi + 3G 16GB @ ~Php28k
* Motorola Xoom WiFi @ ~Php30k
* Acer Iconia Tab A500 @ ~Php19k
* Asus Transformer @ ~Php22k
* Samsung Galaxy Tab WiFi @ ~Php17k
* Viewsonic ViewPad 7 @ ~15k
* HTC Flyer @ ~Php29k

I already have the iPad2 and I’ve pre-ordered the Asus Transformer (with a media discount) so I’m looking between the Dell Streak 5 and the BlackBerry Playbook as top choices primarily due to the size/form factor. I already have a review unit of of the Playbook and so far, I’m really liking it.

44 Comments on this Post

  1. I choose Ipad 2 64G even without the 3G for P33K but I’ll wait for few more months there rumors circulating that an iPad HD might appear this september hehe..

  2. Shakey

    Since you already have an iPad2 and an Android tablet coming, go for the Playbook na lang para may tablet ka across all platforms. :)

  3. xxx999

    I’ll Go for Archos G9 Tablet 8″ , Reasonable Price for tablet :)

  4. I’ll choose BlackBerry playbook, it sounds good to me.

  5. I’m torn between the iPad2 or Transformer…@yuga,..could you do a side by side comparison, PROs and CONs of the two?


  6. I already have the ipad2, but the Htc flyer looks promising with it’s stylus and smaller size but limited it’s power consumption compared to ipad

  7. wreek888

    i already have the ipad2 and the samsung galaxy tab 7, maybe dell5 so i can have all the sizes but the price of dell 5 will be 15K,

  8. go for the BB Playbook.

  9. Here is the video of the segment Sir Abe is talking about

  10. karlitu

    Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

  11. One tablet is enough per household. Hehehe. In case, I’d go with Blackberry Playbook or Motorola Xoom.

  12. are the prices you posted the prices in singapore? i’d choose BB playbook btw..

  13. i’ll just go for anything that has an AMOLED screen.

  14. quobetah

    Playbook na lang syempre para ma-try mo ang bagong OS.

  15. dheniss manalo

    Sorry this is of the topic but i am too lazy to find ways to contact the author… I’ve been using this app for a long time and I just want to report this annoying crash of this app every time i open a second article.


Leave a Reply