Top 8 Tablets of 2013 - The New Indian Express

Top 8 Tablets of 2013

Published: 10th December 2013 04:50 PM

Last Updated: 10th December 2013 06:33 PM

Tablets are the new laptops for this generation and everyone desires to own one. But, with so many options in the tech world it is difficult to decide which tablet will be the best according to your needs.

Here is the list of top 8 android tablets which will help you decide which one to go for this Christmas.

1) Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display

Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display (File/AP)
 

Apple introduced iPad Mini with retina display this year. This tablet can also be called a “small wonder” as the display is of 7.9 inch, which makes it very easy to carry the tablet. It has a stunning screen resolution of 2048X1536 pixels along with retina display.

The tech giant designed the device in a very light and of thin fashion. Hence, it fits perfectly in your hands.

Apple introduced A7 chip with iPad Mini 2. A7 chip makes the device much faster. The gaming on iPad Mini begins much more fun. A7 features the 64-bit architecture which allows more applications.

Apple also added a co-processor called M7, which helps in measuring motion on the iPad Mini.

The battery life is up to 10 hours. Along with all of this, iPad Mini carries the latest interface iOS7 which offers a lot of more exciting features. Now, the users can do multitasking along with AirDrop and Control Center. The App Store has over 475,000 applications.  

2) Google Nexus 7

Google Nexus 7 2.(File/Reuters)
 

Google introduced the second generation of Nexus 7, introducing some more features. The New Google Nexus comes with a 7 inch display along with a screen resolution of 1920X1200pixels packed into every inch of the display with amazing touchscreen.

The search-engine giant tried to improve the device in terms of hardware as this time the tablet is lighter in terms of weight and it also fits in your hands easily. Google Nexus 7 2 comes with the latest update of Android 4.3 which can now be updated to Android 4.4 KitKat. Along with Android 4.3, Google has introduced the restricted profiles options through which the user can have multiple accounts with the benefit of password system. Google has also added the wireless charging for the device.

It has a 1.2 megapixels camera on the front for video calling and a 5 megapixel back camera. It has an amazing battery which lasts for 11 hours. Nexus 7 2 will be available in a 16GB storage.

3) Nokia Lumia 2520

Nokia Lumia 2520 (File/AP)
 

Nokia introduced its first tablet called Lumia 2520 during the Nokia Event 2013 in Abu Dhabi.  This is the first attempt by the Finnish company to enter into the tablet world.  It comes with a 10.1 inch full HD display.

The design of the tablet is very different from rest of its competitor. It has a one-piece polycarbonate body which is similar to all of Nokia’s Lumia’s phones.  

It sports a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor and it is powered by Windows 8 RT. Along with this Nokia has added a 6.7 megapixels camera with Carl Zeiss lens.  It has a HDMI output, which will allow you to connect the tablet to connect it to a television.

Nokia has also selling the power keyboard which can be connected to the tablet and it helps the users to type easily along with an extra battery which gives around 16 hours battery life in total.

4) Amazon Kindle HD Fire

Amazon Kindle HD Fire (File/Reuters)
 

Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD Fire is the performance master. It has carries a display of 7 inches along with a screen resolution of 1920X1200 pixels. To make it more user friendly Amazon has moved the power button and the volume button on the rear of the tablet.

This flagship device is available in two variants 16GB and 32GB.

Amazon has improved Kindle HD Fire in terms of the display and the design. The new Amazon Kindle HD Fire is much lighter and thinner.  The company has focused on the web experience of the tablet which is now faster.

Amazon has the horse power of Snapdragon 800 processor. The gaming experience is also improved in the new tablet.

It carries a front-facing camera of 1.3 megapixels for video calling.

Amazon has introduced a MayDay button for the users to take help from the Amazon tech geeks on how to use the tablet. It features Android 4.0 operating system.

5) Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 (File/AP)
 

The South Korean company introduced the tablet in July this year.  This tablet carried a display of 8 inches with a screen resolution of 800X1280 pixels with a TFT touchscreen.

This tablet easily fits in the hands of the users and it is a slimmer and a lighter version of Galaxy Note 8. The flagship device is available in two variants of 16GB and 32GB, and the storage is expandable up to 64GB as the device sports a microSD card slot.

It has 1.3 megapixels front-facing camera along with a 5 megapixel rear camera.

This device is powered by 1.5 GHz dual-core processor with Exynos 4212 chipset. It is powered by Android 4.2.2 which can now be updated to the latest Android version.

The device has a battery life of 11 hours since it carries a 4450 mAh battery. You can buy this tablet if you wish to go for a smartphone look. It also allows the multitasking.

6) Sony Xperia Tablet Z

Sony Xperia Z Tablet (File/Reuters)
 

Sony Xperia Tablet Z is world’s thinnest tablet in the world. Sony introduced this tablet with water and dust resistant feature. It is a 10.1 inch tablet with a screen resolution of 1200X1920 pixels. It has a shatter proof and scratch resistant glass.

The device has an internal storage if 16GB which can be expanded up to 64GB .It has a 2GB RAM.

Sony has improved in terms of camera as the device carries an 8.1 megapixel camera along with a front-facing camera of 2.2 megapixels.

The tablet is powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor. It has also been upgraded to the latest Android 4.4 KitKat operating system.

It has up to 10 hours of battery life with a 6000 mAh battery.

7) Microsoft Surface Pro 2

Microsoft Surface Pro 2 (File/Reuters)
 

Microsoft has added the Tegra 4-toting in the flagship device Surface Pro 2 tablet. The tablet is available in four variants ranging from the 64GB model to a 512GB model. Carrying a Full HD display of 10.6 inch the tablet, it has a screen resolution of 1920X1080 pixels.

The tablet runs the latest Windows 8.1 operating system, which develops the touch-focused OS. It is powered by Intel’s latest Haswell Core i5 processor. This processor helps in booting the system even the gaming experience is very good.

The battery life is up to 7 hours with an internal memory of 4GB or 8GB, with a hard drive in variants from 64GB-512GB.

It carries 2x 720p HD webcams on the front and back of the device.

8) LG G Pad 8.3

LG G Pad 8.3 (File/AP)
 

LG recently launched its G Pad 8.3 tablet. LG has been out of the tablet category ever since ita last tablet was launched in 2011.Now, LG is back with a bang with LG’s latest G Pad which sports a display of 8.3 inches with a screen resolution 273 ppi.

LG has also added the SD card slot through which you can increase the storage capacity of the tablet. It has an internal storage capacity of 16GB.  

LG G Pad 8.3 comes with Android 4.2.2 which can be updated to Android 4.4 KitKat.

It is powered by 1.7 GHz Qualcomm quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. 

It has a 4,600 mAh battery along with a 5.1 megapixels rear camera. It also has a front-facing camera of 1.3 megapixels.

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