These days, everywhere you go, almost anyone and everyone on the street carries with them a tablet of sorts with their smartphone. With so many choices and operating systems to choose from, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by each and every tablet’s unique benefits. Lucky for you, we’ve listed down what we think would be the tablets you should focus on.
Acer Aspire Switch 10
With a design that makes it a tablet, notebook and entertainment device all-in-one, this device is set to fulfill all your traveling needs. It has a 1.3GHz Intel Atom Z3745 Processor, which has been boosted up to 1.86GHz, has 2GB of RAM, and runs on a full Windows 8.1 operating system.
Lenovo ThinkPad 8
This is Lenovo’s lightest and thinnest tablet ever to be designed that runs on Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 32-bit operating system. It runs on Intel’s ‘Bay Trail’ Atom Processor that’s been clocked at 2.3GHz and 2GB of DDR3 RAM. The highlight of this device is its display, which is a Full HD screen with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,200.
Samsung GALAXY Tab S 8.4
Heralded as the world’s slimmest tablet at a thickness of only 6.6mm, the GALAXY Tab S 8.4 is one of the finest tablets ever made. It’s powered by Samsung’s own Exynos Octa-core SoC, and has WQXGA screen that outputs a resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 and a pixel density of 359ppi.
Huawei MediaPad X1
Huawei’s attempt at making a world-class tablet led them to create the MediaPad X1. It’s sexy, slim and it’s even powered by the company’s own HiSilicon Kirin quad-core processor. But the most important feature of this tablet is that it has a SIM card slot, which supports the latest 4G LTE connectivity.
Nokia Lumia 2520
Announced last year in Dubai, the Lumia 2520 is Nokia’s first and only Windows tablet that runs on the tablet version of the operating system. It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC, 2GB of RAM, and also possesses a 10.1-inch Full HD display. It also a SIM card slot that supports 4G LTE connectivity.
Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet
The Xperia Z2 Tablet is an upgrade of its predecessor. It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC, has a water-resistant and dustproof rating of IP58, and its 10.1-inch screen has been upgraded to use the company’s TRILUMINOS display technology. Sony has also added in 4G LTE connectivity option to this tablet.
The iPad is by far the most iconic tablet that changed the way a company redefined the meaning of portability for the world. Like the most current MacBook Pro, the iPad Air is fitted with the Retina Display. You also get to choose its storage capacity, which varies from 16GB all the way up to 128GB.
NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet
Announced just recently, this tablet is not for the fainthearted. Designed first and foremost for the gamer, this 8-inch tablet, with its 1,920 x 1,200 resolution display, packs a punch, thanks to NVIDIA’s latest Tegra K1 SoC.
Xiaomi Mi Pad
This tablet is by far the most affordable and most value-for-money tablet on the list. It’s powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra K1 SoC and has a 7.9-inch display that outputs a resolution of 2,048 x 1,536 with a pixel density of 324ppi. Its storage is also expandable to a maximum of 128GB via its microSD slot.
399 US$ (approx. RM1,269)