Samuel Tan

Sam is a tech evangelist, e-learning and learning platform enthusiast, tablet and smartphone chomping maniac, mac and windows zealot, wireless & network genius, developer, designer, user experience tinkerer, moodle and sharepoint two timer, social media junkie, web analyst and server engineer (and an all round good guy).He has over 18 years of tech experience ranging from ground-breaking university research networks to high level secure government extranet projects. He has overseen many megabuck project deployments from Building Schools for Future to harnessing technology, improving sustainability and realising a performance framework for technology in school.And now, while every other so-called expert and consultant is plotting away on world domination, Sam is quietly working on helping each and every teacher, lecturer and trainer, one school at a time to make the most of Technology for Teaching to enrich every child’s learning experience.

7 Comments

  1. JCRibeiro
    September 11, 2014 @ 1:39 pm

    What do you think about Lenovo Thinkpad 8? Do you have any opinion about it?
    That is my choice.

    Reply

  2. Colour My Learning
    September 25, 2014 @ 5:43 pm

    The Lenovo Thinkpad 8 is great. It has an 8.3-inch display at 1920 x 1200 resolution and a 2.4GHz quad-core Intel Atom processor running Windows 8.1. A true all in one tablet and PC, you can use it on the move and when you get back to base, connect it to a Full HD monitor using its micro-HDMI socket and continue working on your files and desktop applications. There is no need to move your files from your tablet to the cloud and back to your PC. It’s essentially all in one place already.

    Like all the Windows 8.1 tablets reviewed here, if you are not a power crazy user, these tablets will fulfill all your daily task requirements; browsing the web, checking and replying emails, running desktop applications. working on productivity apps, thin clients, remote desktop access and then some.

    Reply

  3. Reader
    November 22, 2014 @ 9:19 am

    Need to update this article as there are a lot of 8 inch windows 8.1 tablets available now.

    Reply

  4. Colour My Learning
    November 22, 2014 @ 8:40 pm

    Thanks, we have updated the article to include a handful of new Windows 8.1 tablets while retaining the soon to be end of line yet still very good and capable tablets available at lower prices.

    If you have come across any new 8-inch Windows 8 tablets you would like to see compared with what’s here, please do leave us a comment and let us know.

    Reply

  5. Mahmood Bahseer
    December 5, 2014 @ 7:10 am

    what about xolo wintab ? it has an AMD A4 APU and 2gb of ram

    Reply

  6. barny
    June 6, 2015 @ 5:53 pm

    i need a windows tablet with a more robust charging port than microusb ( got a pile of bricks that used to be dell venue 8 pro with working microusb ports ) any suggestions that cost less than £1000 ? smaller the better but must run windows and be under £500. only one i can find is linx 10.1 but its a bit too big. thanks.

    Reply

    • paullangtonrogers
      September 6, 2015 @ 7:29 pm

      barny hope you found your tablet… I know what you mean about the microUSB port being unsuitable for regular use/charging.

      have no idea why manufacturers do that on so many devices like phones and tablets. It makes no sense to me. The connection terminals are so thin in microUSB that eventually the gold either wears off or you end up with an oxidised connection, or broken one. It would make more sense using miniUSB which is a lot more robust if intending it for charging.

      There are some tablets I have noticed do use priority connectors for power (barrel style) and Prestigio is one such tablet maker. Maybe you should be looking for a tablet like that?

      Since you posted, there has been a lot of newcomers in the Windows tablet market, and there’s LOADS of tablets now well under £500 on the market. You don’t say what screen size and spec you want though.

      Reply

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: