Smart­phone screens are puny. Up­grade to one of these wor­thy tablets to browse, watch and stream HD con­tent on the go

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Ap­ple iPad Air Sam­sung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0

Sam­sung’s Galaxy Tabs have been slowly gain­ing ground on Ap­ple’s iPad range thanks to solid build and fan­tas­tic value for money. This Tab 3 gives you a 1.5GHz dual-core pro­ces­sor and a vivid 8in dis­play. Clever fea­tures like Multi-Win­dow let you run two apps side by side, mak­ing the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 quite the multitasker. Dh1,250, Sam­sung, The Dubai Mall. It’s the light­est and best full-sized tablet around; the iPad Air mea­sures just 7.5mm thick and weighs only 469g. De­spite its tiny size, it still rocks a 9.7in Retina Dis­play and Ap­ple’s next-gen A7 pro­ces­sor – which pro­vides enough graph­i­cal grunt to han­dle even the most in­tense of the Ap­ple App Store’s thou­sands of games. Dh1,899, ap­

Ap­ple iPad Mini Retina Dis­play

The iPad Mini has al­ways been the slower, duller lit­tle brother in Ap­ple’s iPad fam­ily, but thanks to a Retina Dis­play up­grade, this new model is now bang up to date. You get a 7.9in screen of the same qual­ity as the iPad Air, plus the same A7 pro­ces­sor and iOS 7 op­er­at­ing sys­tem. Dh1,499, ap­

New Google Nexus 7

Nam­ing con­ven­tions aside (the last Google tab was called ex­actly the same), this new ver­sion is thin­ner, lighter and bet­ter. You get the sharpest 7in dis­play on record (a stun­ning 1920x200 pix­els) and its quad-core pro­ces­sor and 2GB of RAM make it faster than ever. Dh900,

Sony Xpe­ria Tablet Z

If there was one place where we thought books would al­ways beat tablets, it’s in the bath. But not any more thanks to the Xpe­ria Tablet Z’s clever coat­ing that makes it wa­ter­proof down to one me­tre. You also get a sturdy pre­mium de­sign and a quad-core pro­ces­sor that makes this tablet just as ca­pa­ble as it is hardy. Dh1,899, Jumbo Elec­tron­ics.

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