How Would You Make the Perfect Tablet?

By Gerald Lynch on at

I've spent the last week and a bit fondling the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. It's very good. And so was the Tesco Hudl 2 that I played with a month back. And the iPad Air 2 that launched recently. And even last year's iPad Air is still ace.

They're all good (well, except maybe the iPad Mini 3), but none of them are perfect. Of all the technological advances made in the last few years, it's tablets that seem to have seen their feature sets plateau the fastest. Though I really enjoyed using the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, it didn't really offer anything new (waterproofing aside, perhaps) that I haven't seen in hundreds of other tablets. The same could be said of the latest Google Nexus tablet, the latest iPads and, after a quick glance at its spec sheet, the Nokia N1. Dell's Venue 8 7000 Series is super-powerful, but uses it to just power a gimmicky camera.

Can it really be true that we've already exhausted all the innovation that's possible within this form factor? What could we do to build the perfect tablet? Which operating system should it run? How big should it be? And what features should it have? A folding screen? 5G data? Thought control? Whatever your wildest desires for the world's greatest tablet could be, tell us below, and we'll try to piece together what the ideal Gizmodo UK Frankentablet would look like.

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