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Friday, January 31, 2014

Top 10 Tablets: January 2014



Since the inception of Tablets in 2010, this device has carved out a distinct niche for itself in the market. Deemed as a must have by the gadget freaks, tablets are quickly climbing up the popularity ladder and becoming a household gadget. Here is a list of the best Tablets of January 2014

 1) Google Nexus 7 (Second generation)


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Google’s Nexus brigade of tablets is known for striking a balance between power, configuration and pricing. Equipped with quad core Snapdragon S4 Pro SoC, 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage makes Nexus 7 a must have tab. It has an impressive 7-inch IPS display, which is LED backlit and protected by Corning Fit Glass.
Performance: 8 Display: 9 Camera: 8 Design: 7.5

 2) Apple iPad Mini Retina


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A tablet list can never be complete without putting an Apple iPad on the list. This amazing tablet comes fitted with a dual-core 64-bit A7 CPU. The best part is that it sports a 7.9-inch Retina display which delivers an astonishing 2048x1536 resolution imagery. Though it is not as handy as the iPad Air, but if you are looking for features resembling the iPad Air with a cost effective price you can definitely put your hands on this tablet.
Performance: 8 Display: 9 Camera: 7.5 Design: 9S

3) Apple iPad Air


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The Apple iPad Air is a tablet user’s delight. This super slim slate is 0.3-inches thick and 469 grams heavy. iPad Air sports a 9.4-inch Retina display with 2048x1536 resolution, 1.2 megapixel FaceTime HD camera and 16GB inbuilt memory.
Performance: 8.5 Display: 9 Camera: 7.5 Design: 9 

4) Sony Xperia Tablet Z


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Sony has had a tumultuous time with tablets thus far. But anyhow, the Xperia Z tablet is one good pick. Powered with Snapdragon S4 Pro SoC with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage (expandable 64 GB) the user interface navigation on this device is seamless. Other than a brilliant 10.1-inch display, it has connectivity options like 4G, LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and a generous 8MP camera.
Performance: 8.5 Display: 8 Camera: 7.5 Design: 8

5) Samsung Galaxy Tab 3


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Samsung tabs made a whole lot of noise when they appeared on the tablet landscape all for the features they offered for a steal of a price. Besides sporting a 8-inch TFT display (1280x800 resolution) and a 5MP camera (autofocus and HD recording), it is powered by Exynos 4212 dual-core SoC. Its Guts also have a 1.5 GB of RAM, 16 GB internal storage (expandable 32 GB).
Performance: 8.5 Display: 8.5 Camera: 7.5 Design: 7 

6) Samsung Galaxy Note 8


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Also known as the Galaxy Note 5100, this slate is powered by Exynos 4412 quad-core SoC. Putting in a touch of the Galaxy smartphone, a stylus is also provided. The battery life and camera performance is very average but not that bad, and if you are not a real tab-fan you wouldn’t even notice. Connectivity options are Wi-Fi, 3G and Bluetooth with 2GB RAM.
Performance: 8.5 Display: 9 Camera: 7.5 Design: 8

7) Google Nexus 10


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Nexus 10 came out and took over the whole tablet market. It has a sharp 2K screen churning out 2560x1600 resolution imagery. The battery life is phenomenal despite powering a super 2K display. The usuals are - dual core Exynos 5250 SoC, 2 GB of RAM and a rear 5MP camera.
Performance: 8.5 Display: 8.5 Camera: 7.5 Design: 8.5 

8) Acer Iconia W4


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Acer is striving hard to make it in the game of tablets lately. After launching versions of its Iconica series, last year Acer came out with Iconica W4. This device can potentially change the way we evaluate Acer tablets. The slate is powered by quad-core Intel Atom Z3740 and Intel HD GPU which ensures flawless navigation. It has a 8-inch TFT display (IPS tech and an LED backlight), 5MP camera (full HD) recording and runs on Windows 8.1 Plus OS platform.
Performance: 7 Display: 8.5 Camera: 8 Design: 7.5

9) Asus Transformer Pad TF701T



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Powered by Android 4.2 JellyBean the Transformer Pad is loaded with a powerful 1.9 GHz Quad-core Cortex-A15 Processor coupled with 2GB RAM. The best part about this swanky device from Asus is that you can either use it like a tablet or as a laptop screen. There is no SIM and the 32 GB inbuilt memory can be amplified to up to 64GB.
Performance: 8.5 Display: 9 Camera: 7.5 Design: 9 

10) Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9


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If you are looking for a tablet under INR 12,000, The Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 is the best pick. Powered by Android 4.0 JellyBean it sports smooth 8.9 inches IPS LCD capacitive touch screen display. It supports micro-SIM and other connectivity options include 2G/3G/4G, while the 8MP camera is paired with a LED flash.
Performance: 7.5 Display: 7 Camera: 7.5 Design: 7