If it’s one thing we all need right now, it’s a little distraction. The main question mostly concerns delivery – how to best distract ourselves from the stressful and chaotic outside world. Huawei’s got the answer, in the form of your new mate… sorry, new MatePad T8 tablet, an affordable-but-awesome Android-based tablet.
You could just believe this, or you could check it out for yourself. A tablet doesn’t have to cost in excess of R10,000 in order to get the job done – Huawei’s gone and done the job for just R3,000, combining specs, software and a few slick features for something that’ll keep the whole family sorted for ages to come.
The MatePad T8 tablet is a member of the MatePad T family. As the name suggests, this one features an 8-inch display, making it ideal for both larger and little hands. There’s a gravity sensor in place, as well as front (2MP) and rear (5MP) cameras – not that you’re really looking to take photos using this slate. It’s still nice to have the option.
Of special note are some other internals. There’s a MediaTek octa-core at the heart of the MatePad T8 tablet, ensuring you’ve got a powerful but efficient piece of hardware in yours hands. That efficiency is helped along by the MatePad T8’s 5,100mAh battery, with CPU and battery working in concert to give you the longest uptime possible. Even if you’re doing nothing but watching Netflix or Showmax on it.
Driven by consumption
Which is kind of the point, if you think about it. It’s not the only point, and we’ll get to that in a moment, but the MatePad T8 tablet is made for media consumption. Whether you’re loading your own content on the internal storage or available yourself of that microSD support (which runs up to 512GB cards) or streaming via one of the many services available, this MatePad T8 tablet will keep you entertained for hours.
It’s also got some gaming chops, if that’s what you’re into. The larger screen with its 80% screen-to-body ratio, makes your competitive interactions better than ever, since you don’t have to squint to see what’s coming at you from a distance. And then there are the educational possibility of this affordable tablet.
Think of the kids
The T8’s screen is large enough to make it usable as a digital colouring book, which are quickly replacing outdated dead-tree options. It can also be used to facilitate learning. The current environment means that kids have seen their educational experiences moves online in a hurry, making a good, accessible tablet a purchase as essential as sets of books when it comes to shaping young minds.
The front-facing 2MP camera means that your little one can participate in online classes easily, while the tablet’s lightweight design ensures they’re staying as comfortable as possible in your home. This keeps them out of the way of the main home PC, which – in all likelihood – you’re probably using for work these days. But it’s not just a convenient screen for education. The Huawei MatePad T8 tablet also as a few kid-centric features that make it an educational must-have.
The T8 features something called Kids Corner, a virtual space within the tablet that kids can use at leisure without needing parents to keep an eye on them. There’s a parental control mode baked in, with features designed to keep your kid’s eyes, posture, and attention safer than ever before. Screen time can be limited by parents, while blue light can be filtered to make sure the little ones will go to sleep at night.
The tablet also keeps an eye on its own orientation, notifying users when they’ve been slumped or lying down for too long. They’ll be told to correct their posture before the entertainment and/or education continues. All while letting mom and dad get on with paying for the groceries at the end of the month.
Want to keep the family entertained? Huawei’s MatePad T8 tablet is now available, for just R2,999. You can get yours from the official Huawei Store, as well as Vodacom, MTN, Cellucity, Telkom, Incredible Connection, Makro and Game.