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With Apple’s recent event (excluding the new iPhone 12 series), they revealed us not one, but two iPads in a row.

Other than the refreshed iPad 8th-Generation, Apple also unveiled an updated iPad Air with a newer design, similar to the design cues of the newer generation of iPad Pro. The delay of the iPhone 12 might have forced Apple to show the A14 Bionic first on an iPad. While it carries the latest chipset, the new iPad Air, in no doubt, comes with several cuts to make it cheaper than its premium sibling.

Are you having a hard time picking between them? Don’t worry, we’re here to help!

Just head over here to watch our Apple 2020 iPad Air vs 2020 iPad Pro buyer’s guide.

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Apple iPad Air (2020) Unboxing and Review

An iPad Killer!?

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It’s been a month ever since Apple announced the 4th-generation iPad Air 2020.

Its biggest change can be seen from its full-screen Liquid Retina display and flat edges. But there’s more than meets the eye. In fact, it’s power-packed with the latest A14 Bionic Chip and supports Apple Pencil 2 out of the box.

It may not be a direct competitor of the iPad 8th-Generation, but do you still think the newest iPad Air is a better option over its pricier sibling, the 2020 iPad Pro?

Head over to this link to watch our quick unboxing and in-depth review of the Apple iPad Air 2020.

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Lenovo launches ThinkSmart devices in collaboration with Zoom

Devices that will hopefully let you see your teammate’s screen

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ThinkSmart Zoom

Zoom became our primary meeting app while we’re all stuck working from home. While there were some terrible things it was exposed for, it’s still one of the many conferencing apps we have. Whether it’s with your friends or co-workers, it is now a part of our daily routine while a pandemic ravages the world. Lenovo noticed this, and unveil some devices in collaboration with Zoom to enhance your meetings.

The company launched the ThinkSmart lineup of devices that now come with Zoom installed. The first device on the list is the Lenovo ThinkSmart Hub, which is essentially a tablet on a multimedia dock. It comes with a 10.1-inch display hinged onto a dock with several I/O ports fit for all your meetings. The base also comes with premium-tuned speakers that should make your teammates or friends’ voice sound clearer during video calls. Also, the ThinkSmart Hub comes with the more premium Zoom Rooms, which will allow you to join meetings quickly. It even comes with 128GB of SSD storage to store all of your presentations and data sheets to share with your coworkers.

Next is the Lenovo ThinkSmart View, a smaller yet more productivity-based smart tablet. It comes with an 8-inch HD IPS touchscreen display, with full-range speakers to the side of the device. It also comes with a dedicated 5MP, 720p camera for your video calls and large-group conferences. Now if you don’t feel like showing yourself during these meetings, the device comes with a privacy shutter for the camera. At the very least, you don’t have to keep clicking the screen to turn your video off every time.

Lenovo’s ThinkSmart Hub will arrive in November 2020, while the ThinkSmart View will arrive in January 2021.

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Huawei MatePad T 10: The perfect goldilocks tablet

An unexpectedly helpful in-between device

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These past 200+ days of quarantining as much as possible have been horrendous. It’s caused multiple ripple effects on many facets of our personal lives and how we go about our day to day. There’s just so much that’s shifted, we don’t even have the time nor the right timing to get into the nitty-gritty of every change.

Stuck at home with family?

Alright, who else has been going through the motions of unlearning and relearning lifestyle changes at home? Everyone? Sounds about right. The pandemic really forced us to not just live with ourselves but also, deal with our families. Anyone tired of their family yet? We’ve got nowhere to run, boys and girls!

Work, study, and home chores just blend altogether at this point. And, it’s tough. There are all sorts of things and places you’d associate with rest and time off and there are things you didn’t think you’d need until a pandemic made gadgets essential for work and study.

Things we didn’t use to need

When you need portability, efficient functionality, and multi-faceted features, nothing has you more covered in this department like a tablet would.

If you’re worried about getting tasks done while needing to get around the house, don’t fret. This is just the gadget for you. At only 450g, The Huawei MatePad T 10 is a stunning lightweight 9.7-inch HD display tablet equipped with powerful, kid-friendly, and intelligent features.

You can use this tablet to work, write, read, study, play, and sketch wherever and whenever. The MatePad T 10 is powered by a Kirin 710A with their new EMUI 10.1, delivering on smooth and no-stutter experience. The tablet’s App Multiplier also helps when you need to keep multiple tabs open within your reach.

Even when you’re done with work and want to call it a day, the tablet has entertainment features that don’t let you down. The Huawei T 1o has two large sound cavity speakers on the sides giving you a good immersive experience. The tablet features the Huawei Histen 6.1 software to deliver 3D surround sound support.

The Goldilocks approach

Not too big, not too small — just right! Thing is, some people don’t have the luxury of setting up a complete rig just for work at home. Most people will need something they can use for work to carry around. Not only that, they might need a tablet for their kids to play, explore, and learn with. So, if you’re worried about costs, functionality, and portability a tablet should be on the table. Get it? Table? Tablet?

Terrible jokes aside, the MatePad T 10’s AppGallery and Petal Search Widget help anyone to find the right app collation to install and use. Huawei’s AppGallery is the third biggest app distributer. So, there are tons of entertainment and lifestyle apps available on Huawei’s AppGallery available to you.

Booky, foodpanda, Kumu, Paymaya, iflix, Shopee, Lazada, and BeautyMNL are just some of those enlisted in their pre-installed AppGallery. And, if you can’t seem to find it, they have the Petal Search Widget which allows you to access apps you’re looking for.

New forms of learning: daunting but possible

Whether a parent or a child, navigating through learning online can be daunting. Which, the Huawei MatePad T 10 has their Kid’s Corner feature for. It’s the tablets parental control so you can protect and keep tabs on your kid while they learn and explore using the tablet.

For online learning at home, the tablet has just the thing for you. Eye protection settings and eBook settings featured on the MatePad T 10 make sure it looks like your reading off of paper and your eyes don’t strain.

The MatePad T 10 is a good, kid-friendly buddy if or when you’re worried about kids while they get right back into school online. Don’t worry. There are many customizable features in the tablet’s Kid’s Corner feature to ease your worries.

The tablet is perfect to give any caring parent out there the peace of mind. They can even access top apps for kids on the MatePad T 10’s AppGallery like ABC Spelling, Azomee, Baby Panda’s School Bus, Math Kids Learning, and more.

Forced family bonding

This year is nearly over and it feels surreal to even put that into perspective. It just goes to show that as much as we love to control circumstances, some things are completely out of our control. So, we adapt. We give ourselves space to grieve and compromise. And, hey! When have we ever gotten this much downtime with our family? If anything, we’re forced to bond together and get through it together.

So, if you think you need a multi-faceted gadget to work, study, and play on, allow yourself to weigh in on efficiency, durability, and affordability of a tablet. Because Huawei definitely weighed all of those into account and made sure the Huawei MatePad T 10 ticked those boxes. The tablet comes at a bargained price of PhP 6,999.


This feature is a collaboration between GadgetMatch and Huawei Philippines

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