3. Huawei Mediapad 10

Right at the end of its MWC 2012 press conference, Huawei dropped this bombshell of a tablet. Claiming it to be the world's first quad-core tablet, our immediate thoughts were twofold: has no-one at Huawei heard of the Asus Transformer Prime? And secondly, just how powerful is this slimline behemoth going to be? With a 1.5GHz K3 quad-core processor and 2GB RAM locked away under the bonnet, this tablet means business. The screen is a whole 10.1-inch, 1080p's worth of big deal, and with an 8MP camera on the back accompanying a 1.3MP camera on the front, this Ice Cream Sandwich tablet is going to be anything but vanilla.

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