Tablet market has soared a lot as consumers now are preferring to go for bigger screens with power under their hood. The market scenario of tablets have changed quite a lot, the market has become competitive and as a result lots of option are now available for the consumer as compared to earlier times when only Apple and Samsung were the main vendors. Here is the list of top 5 tablets that you can go for
Apple iPad Air
If you are going to buy a tablet with budget not being the issue, then grab an iPad for yourself with your eyes closed. This is currently the best tab that is available in the market, specially in terms of looks it’s hard to beat. It comes with a 9.7 inch retina display combined with iOS 7 it has just one of the gorgeous displays. The tablet has 64-bit architecture A7 chip that ensures its smooth functioning with no compromise in performance. Also the app store comes in its advantage with many useful apps available. This one is faster, slimmer and lighter than its predecessor with only 7.5 mm thin. Some would argue that this one lacks many features that Apple offers like fingerprint scanner and more but still it’s best when pitted against its competitors. It is built enough well that if you own a iPad 4 you would be tempted to upgrade it to iPad Air. Price: Rs 41,500 (32GB with Wi-Fi) Rs 50,000 (32GB with Wi-Fi + Cellular)
Google Nexus 7
If you want the best and pure android experience then you must look forward to Google’s Nexus series. The 7 inch full HD display provides you crystal clear images and with a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon quad core processor and 2GB RAM under its hood, it offers simply blazing and unbeatable performance. Running the Android 4.4 OS, the tablet is even more responsive. Life is much easier with google services like google drive and maps. Also, be ensured there will be no shortage of apps with Play Store. Costing less than Apple or Samsung tablets is always an advantage for the Nexus 7. There is already news about a 8 inch Nexus tab, which will be interesting to watch how it fares to other tabs in market. Price: Rs 25,000 (32GB Wi-Fi + LTE)
Apple iPad mini with Retina display
Another Apple tablet in the list, well Apple’s concept for tablets is so revolutionary that all the tablets they make are instant hit and near to perfect and unbeatable in terms of design and performance. This one has a 7.9 inch retina display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. The 64-bit architecture A7 chip under its hood runs the tablet smoothly and makes it one the powerful tablets in market. The iOS 7 is just a jewel in its crown that makes the UI as simple and beautiful as it could be. Also the app store ensures quality and best apps for your tablet.
Price: Rs 35,500 (32GB with Wi-Fi)Rs 44,500 (32GB with Wi-Fi + Cellular)
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
This one has a unique feature of all the tablets mentioned in the list, coming with a stylus which in fact is the huge selling point for this tablet. The S-Pen opens window for a lot more possibilities that you can do with your tablet.The 10.1 inch screen has a resolution of 2500 x 1600 pixels that gives a absolutely stunning display. The tablet got a lot of muscle under its hood, housing Quad core processors with 3 GB RAM. It comes with latest Android 4.4 coupled with Samsung’s own UI which gives best user experience and software that one could have. But all these benefits come with a price and this tablet is really pricey, so if you are looking for Android tab and price is not an issue then you could get this. Price: Rs 48,500 (32GB with Wi-Fi + Cellular)
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 is a 8.9 inch tablet that has a very impressive reading experience. The 8.9 inch screen has a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels with 339 ppi that delivers absolutely crisp display quality. Also under the hood it has an impressive hardware, coming with 2.2 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 800 processors with 2 GB RAM, so you don’t have to worry about your tablet lagging in performance. Now coming to OS, here lies the difference when it comes to competing with other tablets. The tablet comes with Fire OS 3.0 ‘Mojito’. The advantage being that it has lot of options for entertainment as you get access to Amazon’s content of movies, songs, TV shows, games, books and magazines and more. The disadvantage being there are not much apps when we compare it against the app stores of iOS or Android. Price: Rs 37,500 (32GB with Wi-Fi + Cellular)
The tablet being mentioned here are not ranked. These tablets are based on the choice of the Editor and is a complete Opinion piece.