OnePlus Pad unboxed

I'm always on the hunt for the perfect 'in between' device.  A device that isn't my phone, that isn't a bigger laptop/desktop; that will allow me to get some shit done.  Sure, I can do a lot of things fast on my phone, but often bigger things to do require more screen real estate and maybe a robust keyboard to type out.

A tablet is my usual go-to, and I have my aging Tab S4 and my favourite Pixelbook, which is also aging.  My Pixel Tablet is rarely taken off its dock, let's see what else we can use.

Enter, the OnePlus - a great 'bang for your buck' kind of company and they've had this Pad out for a bit now.

The OnePlus Pad - $549.99CDN (on sale)

  • 11.61" @ 2800x2000 (1.4:1), 144Hz
  • Mediatek D9000 (3.05GHz x1, 2.85GHz x3, 1.8GHz x4)
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB storage
  • 13MP rear camera
  • 8MP selfie
  • 9510mAh

But there's more!  Buy it, and you get the keyboard case for free (was at the time when I did the unboxing) for just $105CDN (1/2 off) and the Stylo for $70CDN (1/2 off as well).

So for everything unboxed here you're paying $725CDN.  Still cheaper than the Tab S8 and you get everything.

There is a model with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage, but it isn't available.  You could also order the earbuds for half off as well (for $135)

So, let's take a look at everything here:

[and no... no fingerprint sensor ... that's just the magnet for the stylus]

Initial thoughts, right out the door - this is a pretty great device.  The size puts it just larger than the Pixel Tablet and my Tab S4, so it's nice for doing some work without being too bulky to carry around.

A keyboard with a trackpad is my favourite feature.

There were some issues getting it set up but almost a week later, I'm really liking where this is taking me.