Tablets are the best way to take your work with you at all the places- during travelling, during meetings and even at home or work. Their portability makes them easy enough to carry, yet they pack powerful internals in small size matching a computing system. Their battery life also makes them an ideal companion for a person. So, if you’re looking to buy the best tablet, then you’ve come to the right place. Read on to find the top tablets in India-
1) Apple iPad Air- Yet to be launched
Apple unveiled its latest iteration of iPad in October, which now sports not just new configuration, but even a new name- iPad Air. This name comes from its light weight at just 469 grams; it is also sleek at 7.5 mm. The display is same as of the previous generation, but the hardware is exactly same as of the new iPhone 5S, i.e. 64-bit A7 chip with M7 co-processor, 1 GB RAM, etc. Its battery life is also improved.
2) Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display- Yet to be launched
iPad Mini was launched last year to cater to the people looking for a handy Apple tablet. iPad Mini 2 gets the same 7.8 inch display, but with much better resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels, making it retina display. It has the same hardware features that its bigger sibling iPad Air offers. Similar to iPad Air, it can be purchased in multiple storage variants- 16/ 32/ 64/ 128 GB.
3) Google Nexus 7 (2013) – Rs. 25,999 for 32 GB model
Google’s Nexus series brings the best hardware with pure Android experience at great price. Similar is the case with Nexus 7 which is manufactured in partnership with Asus. It offers a handy 7 inch screen size with Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It gets a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon quad-core processor, front and back camera and Android 4.3 JellyBean out of the box.
4) Google Nexus 7 (2012) – Rs. 9999 for 16 GB, Wi-Fi version
Though, more than a year old, it is still not outdated. Thanks to the Google’s promise to bring regular and latest updates of Android Operating System to the Nexus devices. Moreover, its pricing makes it even more attractive proposition. It sports 7 inch display with the resolution of 720p. It is powered by NVidia’s Tegra 3 quad-core processor and a 1 GB of RAM.
5) Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014)- Rs. 49,999
Success of Note series of phablets from Samsung enabled the company to add the tablets in this range, as well. Note 10.1 shares its specifications from the recently launched Galaxy Note 3, i.e. Snapdragon 800 processor with 2.2 GHz and 3 GB RAM. It also has support for S-Pen giving users the ability to use the stylus for quickly scribbling anything or even drawing something.
6) Sony Xperia Tablet Z- Rs. 49,999
Japanese giant, Sony is going all out this year to make all its devices dust resistant and water proof. It started with its flagship smartphones but has been even extended to the Xperia tablet Z. It has a 10 inch display with 1080p resolution and 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, 2 GB RAM, which is same as of Xperia Z smartphone. At the back, it gets a 8 MP camera and 2.2 MP camera at the front for video calling.
7) Samsung Galaxy Tab 3- starts from Rs. 11,999
Till now we were discussing tablets in the top range which also means shelling out more money for them. If you’re looking for tablets in budget range, then the Tab 3 is among the best choice. It comes in the variety of options of screen size (7 inch, 8 inch , 10 inch), storage options (8- 64 GB) and with/ without cellular connectivity. It is powered by Intel’s dual core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz. It also has a primary and front camera.
8) Lenovo IdeaTab A1000- Rs. 8,999
While most of the tablets are intended to be used as tablets, consumers also wish to use them as a regular phone. So, if you’re on a tight budget, but still want a good device, then this is a good option. IdeaTab A1000 offers a 7 inch display, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB RAM. Above all, it supports 2G networks with voice calling facility.
9) Micromax Canvas Tab P650- Rs. 14,999
When we’re talking about devices in India, there is no way that the popular Indian manufacturer Micromax won’t get a mention. Buoyed by the success of its Canvas series, company has recently started making tablets under Canvas name at mid-range segment (earlier, it had Funbook series for the budget segment). The Canvas Tab has 8 inch display, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 2G/ 3G connectivity with voice and video calling feature.
10) Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx- Rs. 39,990
While all the options mentioned above run on Android or iOS platforms, there are some devices running on Windows touch based 8 Operating System, also. Unfortunately, there are not many options available in India. Still, Lenovo’s Idepad Lynx is a great option for users looking to get a Windows tablet. It has 11.6 inch display and Intel’s Atom based processor with 2 GB RAM. It can even support full size USB devices as it has 2 USB 2.0 ports.