By Islam Al-Sharaa

KUWAIT: Even though smartphones and laptops help us in getting tasks done, we sometimes need something bigger and more capable than a smartphone but smaller and portable than a laptop. Enter the tablets; they are a great tool for accomplishing many tasks from light office work like responding to emails, making presentations, etc. to entertainment ranging from drawing and sketching to playing games, watching movies, and much more. The interesting thing about tablets is that they have become a must for families as everyone can use them for different purposes. Most of the time, it stands as the device that everyone in the household can use. If you are on the lookout for a new tablet in Kuwait for this back-to-school season, whether it is for your personal use or for your children for school or just for the whole family, then you likely will be overwhelmed by too many choices. However, this list of top tablets will help make it easier for you. Read on to find out more and why we think that the HUAWEI MatePad Pro is the best choice.


HUAWEI MatePad Pro

If you happen to get your hands on the HUAWEI MatePad Pro, it’s hard not to notice how great the display is. The 11-inch OLED HUAWEI FullView Display with 4.2 mm ultra-narrow bezels and a 92% screen-to-body ratio provides plenty of screen to enjoy your content. It also boasts a 120 Hz high refresh rate screen with support for over a billion colours. Further enhancing the entertainment aspect of the tablet is HUAWEI SOUND®, which uses a 6-speaker, high and low-frequency division design to support its Stereo Vibe and Ultra-Bass technology. Also, the magnesium alloy frame makes the device surprisingly light at just 449g. In fact, HUAWEI MatePad Pro holds the title of the lightest 11-inch tablet available on the market. It also has a slim profile of just 5.9mm.


The tablet offers features that will take your productivity to next level including a PC-like videoconferencing experience. It makes use of the 16 MP HD front camera that supports the FollowCam algorithm to improve your video call experience. The upgraded AI noise cancellation feature can extract purer vocals and transmits them to the person on the other side for more efficient communication. Huawei also offers a new detachable Smart Magnetic Keyboard, which supports three modes: laptop form, detachable form, and studio form. There are some notable upgrades to the multitasking capabilities, as well. For instance, the Multi-window has been upgraded to support one-tap interaction.

HUAWEI MatePad Pro supports Tablet-PC Multi-screen Collaboration capabilities which come with three modes; Mirror Mode, Extend Mode and Collaborate Mode. Another interesting feature is the new Colour Capture feature, which allows you to select and apply colours across different apps in any usage scenario, including Multi-window, App Multiplier, or small window. Colours on the collaborative phone can also be captured. After Multi-screen Collaboration is established between a Huawei phone and tablet, you can click and select a colour on a phone window and apply it to the tablet, improving the efficiency of cross-device working and creation. The all-rounded tablet also supports seamless connectivity between Huawei tablet and smartphone thanks to Multi-Screen Collaboration. Multi-screen Collaboration enables simple drag-and-drop file transfers between smartphones and tablets. Peripheral sharing lets users type on the smartphone using the tablet’s keyboard and screen, play music saved on the smartphone with the tablet’s speakers and more. This solution also makes it possible for users to pick up calls or respond to text messages directly from the tablet, facilitating a seamless multi-device experience. Despite the ultra-thin design, the tablet manages to pack an 8300mAh ultra-large battery.


Apple iPad Pro 11 (2021)

This is the smaller among Apple’s two iPad Pros and features a design similar to its predecessor. It comes with an 11-inch Liquid Retina LCD display with a 120Hz refresh rate. There’s also the M1 processor. The battery capacity of 7538mAh and the charging speed of 20W are identical to the iPad Pro 11 that was released a year before. This iPad Pro 11 works with the Magic Keyboard and Apple pencil. It weighs 466grams and has a thickness of 5.9mm, making it a bit lighter than its predecessor.


Samsung Galaxy Tab S8

The screen size of the Galaxy Tab S8 is a tad bit bigger than the iPad at 11 inches. Like Samsung Galaxy smartphones, this tablet also features OneUI with a similar look and feel. The tablet supports both stylus and keyboard covers. But while the S Pen comes with the tablet, the keyboard cover doesn’t. The tablet also has a cutout in the back where you can magnetically attach the S Pen. The display on the tablet is an 11-inch TFT LCD that supports 120HZ and has a resolution of 2560 X 1600.


Apple iPad Air

Even though the iPad Air has a slightly smaller 10.9-inch screen and weighs less than the iPad Pro 11, it is just as big as the latter and even a bit thicker. Unlike other tablets on this list, this one doesn’t have a high refresh rate screen. Instead, you are getting a Liquid Retina LCD display with a 60Hz refresh rate. The iPad Air does offer support for Apple Pencil and Magic Keyboard. It also boasts the M1 processor for a smooth performance.