Despite being “old” by market standards, this is actually one of the best tablets money can buy. That’s saying a lot, too, considering the quality of devices that have come out this past year. It just shows how terrific this device was when it launched, despite being upstaged by its smaller, cheaper brother. For those that prefer the larger tablet form factor, it’s either this or the iPad—if you’re in the Android camp, there’s no big tab that’s better.
Looking back, this tablet was actually a bit underrated. Not only does it still possess one of the best screens on the market—still—but it also features front-facing speakers, which is a dead giveaway as to what we’re dealing with here; it’s also one of its best features, and a crying shame it doesn’t get replicated by other devices on the market.
There’s been a lot of focus on whether we’ll see a sequel to this device. In a sense, the tab is new-ish thanks to the arrival of Android 4.4 KitKat—that’s the benefit of this particular line of devices. Even without the new software, the experience is one of the best on the market, containing one of the best all around packages you’ll find. It’s just too bad you can’t even find this device anymore, though that only further fans the flames on a sequel arriving soon.