Manufacturing super sleek models is the way to win in the market in 2013. There are so many tablets in the market out there but not all are as good as they claim. We provide a review for only 10, but for sure, there are as many out there. We have reviewed these 10 in view of their prices, quality and functionality / features.
The Sony Xperia Z
It is a sleek Japan-made product that is waterproof, very light (only 495g), and has many features. Being light means it can be hand-held for long. One has a variety of models to choose from, including the 16GB Wi-Fi only, 32GB Wi-Fi only and the 16 GB LTE 4G models and the gadget is fitted with a pressure-proof rugged polycarbonate material at the back. It has small app icons.
Google Nexus 7
Thought it is just great because of the name Google on it? No? It is good for reading emails and movie watching due to its large 7-inch display. It is powered by the latest android the jellybean version and runs on a 12 Core GPU and that's a great choice for those who need a powerful machine. You can choose from the 8GB and 16 GB versions.
The iPad Mini
It is light and portable gadget and manages to be easy on eyes even though it does not have the retina display. Although the two versions available include the 8GB and 16GB versions, it is possible to extend the latter one to 64GB to afford more space for movies and music.
The iPad 4
It is customizable in terms of the apps, even better than android, and also comes with a retina display. You can easily watch movies on the 9.7-inch screen. It has the powerful iOS6 operating system. Other features include scratch-proof glass and strong aluminum chassis.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0
It is lovable because of the good display, the S pen and media functionalities. It has a size like the iPad mini so very light (338g) and portable. It can carry out phone functions, thanks to the GSM support for voice communications. It has the jellybean 4.1.2 software, is affordable and gives a great internet surfing experience.
The Infinity ASUS Transformer Tablet
It provides great resolution for movies and it has multiple ports, good battery life and has a keyboard docking station in case you want to complete some heavy office work. It does doubles as an entertainment gadget as well as office tool and runs on an android. It offers a great experience because of the ten-inch gorilla display that has a high-resolution.
The Galaxy Note 10.1
It is good for gaming, movie watching and office due to its large screen. In addition, it has an S pen, ability to expand memory via the MicroSD and works on am android jelly bean OS. It is thin (8.6 mm) and lighter than the iPad 2. It has a higher cost but it offers value for its features.
The Microsoft Surface Pro Tablet
This one can have an extended memory of up to 2TB and runs on a Windows 8 system. You can choose either the 64GB or the 128GB versions and offers great resolution, which is good for movie viewing and general entertainment. It comes with a digital scribble pen (that great user experience) and office document. The significantly higher weight (908g) is well distributed. It is also thicker at 13.5mm but can stand manhandling. It is comparable to the office PC but smaller.
This has phone capability and functionalities, including messaging and calling, among others. It affords 16GB for storage and operates on a jelly bean android OS. Although it is 340g heavy, it has a good grip and provides enough space for grip at the edges, without obscuring the screen at the corners.
Its smaller brother is the Nexus 7. It comes with a 300ppi display, and is thin (at 8.9mm). It operates on an android and has a dual-core ARM Cortex A15 processor, so one of the fastest tablets made by Google. It can accommodate more than one user.
The above gadgets are not in order of superiority but the Nexus 10 is the fastest, iPad Mini picking the medal for the lightest and all of them (do not favor the Windows 8 Surface Pro and for Android now) provides good quality for money. Your budget is a great determiner of what you can buy though.