News by Luke Jones on Saturday August 16, 2014.
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When you think of the best tablet on the market, what do you see?It is hard to argue against the all-round goodness of the iPad Air or Mini with Retina Display, Apple's slate nailing just about everything and packing it in one of the best designs in the mobile space. Perhaps you think Samsung's new Galaxy Tab S line is a worthy contender, after-all they are among Samsung's best built products and offer a stunning screen and solid performance. What about the Nexus 7? Still a potent option considering its low price and unquestionable quality, the same could be said for Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX. As you can see, there are a number of slates that are worthy contenders for being "the best", but none of them took the award of "Tablet of the Year" from the EISA (European Imaging and Sound Association). That accolade instead went to the Sony Xperia Z2 tablet, the flagship in the Japanese company's slate line up. Sure, we are being a little flippant about this because the previously mentioned industry juggernauts all make some damn fine tablets. However, make no mistake, the Xperia Z2 is also a fine piece of kit, one which yours truly has spent quite a bit of time with. It is a worthy contender to most others on the market, even if it does lack the showbiz of an iPad of Galaxy. So we could make the case that this is a worthy winner, or we could also think of reasons why it is not, but either way congratulations to Sony. The judges liked the ultra-slim form of the Xperia Z2 tablet (6.4 mm thick and 426 g) and the fact it is waterproof. EISA is a group consisting of 50 high interest magazines from 20 European countries and has been holding its awards for over 30 years. What do you think, does the Sony Xperia Z2 deserve to be named the best tablet? source: Sony
Luke Jones is the Managing Editor at MobileBurn.com and is the person you need to speak to about the content on the site. Luke studied creative writing at Glamorgan University before carving out a reputation as a freelance tech writer. He settled here at MobileBurn, where he reviews devices and contributes to the news.