Top Ten Tablets for Students in 2014 in India: Best Tablets for Students

Tablet is the best gadget for students.

To empower students in India,teachers and students are including new ways of teaching and learning. One of them is learning through tablets making education intuitive and fun. Though government of India already tried to make low-cost yet good tablets,but as of now it still remains a distant dream. But don’t worry we bring to you some of the best tablets available in India for studying purposes.

Google Nexus 7 2013 (2ndGeneration)

Google Nexus 7, is easily the best tablet in mid range price segment and a perfect option for students. The second generation Google Nexus 7 is the successor to Nexus 7 2012 and offers some much-needed features. This 7-inch product is made by Asus along with Google for providing pure Android experience to users in a tablet.The tablet has Full HD resolution resulting in high pixel density. The device comes with Android 4.3 that can be upgraded to Android 4.4 KitKat, the latest version of android yet. It is powered by 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro Processor coupled with a 2GB RAM.

Google Nexus 7 2013

Price in India:

Rs 20,999 for 16GB version and Rs 23,999 for 32GB model with Wi-Fi connectivity.

32GB model with LTE connectivity has price tag of Rs 27,999.

Apple iPad Air (iPad 5)

The iPad Air is the best tablet ever made by Apple. It is very fast, thin and can be easily carried anywhere thanks to its light-weight. It comes with fastest processor A7 with 64-bit architecture and many built-in apps that make it very good choice for students. It has 9.7-inch display with retina display ensuring that the students can easily view their notes or video lectures on such a large screen.

This tablet has iOS 7 operating system offering intuitive user interface.

Apple iPad Air

Price in India:

Starts at Rs 35,999 for 16GB model with Wi-Fi connectivity and goes up to 128GB model.

One can also opt for LTE variants.

Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display (iPad Mini 2)

Another amazing tablet by Apple introduced last year is iPad Mini, which is available in small size at little lower price. With 7.9-inch screen, the iPad Mini with retina display becomes an amazing product for students. The iPad Mini 2 also features an A7 chip with 64 bit architecture and iOS 7. And this tablet also comes with built-in apps like iPad Air.

Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display

Price in India:

Rs 29,000 for the 16GB model

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3

Samsung has also made Galaxy Tab 3 that runs on Android Jelly Bean 4.1 operating system and 1.2 GHz dual-core processor. Samsung has launched the tablet in two different display size of 7 and 8-inches with similar specs. The device is not very expensive and it makes it a wonderful tablet for students in India, where budget is the main problem.

Another good thing about the Samsung’s Galaxy Tab series is that the devices which supports SIM can also be used for calling, this makes them well-suited for replacement of a regular phone as well.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3

Price in India:

Rs 12,000 for the 7-inch model with Wi-Fi connectivity.

Google Nexus 7 2014 (Upcoming)

Another tablet is expected to come this year from Google in its popular Nexus series that will be definitely another good pick for students. This tablet is going to have new version of Android which is rumoured to be Android 5.0.

Expected Price in India:

Rs 25,000

Apple iPad Air 2 (Upcoming)

Apple iPad Air 2 might be known as iPad 6 and is rumored to come by the end of this year and will be a good tablet for educators and students alike. Apple iPad 6 will have new version of iOS that will be named as iOS 8.

Expected Price in India:

Rs 35,000 – Rs 40,000

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 (Upcoming)

Samsung is also planning to unveil Galaxy Tab 4 that will feature android 4.4 and an enhanced UI instead of its TouchWiz customizations.

Expected Price in India:

Rs 17,000

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition)

Samsung’s 10.1 inch Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition features an octa-core processor which is a combination of a 1.9GHz quad-core processor and 1.3GHz quad-core processor and runs on Android 4.3. The tablet can easily be called as fastest tablet on the earth thanks to inclusion of 3GB RAM.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition)

Price in India:

Rs 49,990

Kindle Fire HDX (To Come in India Soon)

Amazon makes Kindle tablets with forked version of Android OS and offers awesome features in its tablets. This is the latest tablet by Amazon which is going to be released in India soon. Students can download educational apps and games in this tablet through Amazon Appstore. This tablet is powered by 2.2GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM that makes it pretty fast. With 7 inch HDX display it promises perfect viewing experience. It comes with new Fire OS 3.0 and this is one of the best tablets in education as kindle devices offers sending of eBooks, apps, and documents to other students and many other features.

Kindle Fire HDX

Expected Price in India:

Rs 20,000

Microsoft Surface Pro 2 (To Come in India Soon)

If you’re looking beyond the mobile platforms like Android and iOS, then you might take a look at Microsoft’s offering. The Microsoft Surface Pro 2 is loaded with 4th generation Intel Core i5 Processor and Windows 8.1 Pro. It has 10.6 inch display and also includes a surface pen.

Microsoft Surface Pro 2

Expected Price in India:

Rs 45,000

Bonus Option: Nokia Lumia 2520

Nokia is known for its quality hardware and company is offering the same in its first tablet dubbed as Lumia 2520. The tablet has 10-inch display and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor along with a 2GB RAM. It runs on Windows 8.1 RT platform. The tablet also boasts of a Carl Zeiss camera of 6.1-megapixels offering good photographic capabilities to students.

Nokia Lumia 2520

Many of these tablets are available in India and some of them will be launching in the 2014, so you can choose the required tablet according to your requirements and budget.