Tablet Reviews – Apple iPad4/iPad-mini, Samsung Galaxy Note, Amazon Kindle Fire HD, Asus Transformer Pad, Google Nexus, Microsoft Surface Pro

Tablets have become the hottest gadget among the people who want to stay connected to internet or want some entertainment just a finger tip away. There is large variety of tablets available in the market, choosing one from them may not be easy for everyone. You need to consider a few things before choosing one for yourself. Answering following questions may help you in zeroing down the right tablet for you:

  • Which operating system you want? If you want something simple and smooth, you may choose iOS. But if you want to customize your tablet according to your preferences, android may be of your choice. Or you may want to get Windows tablet. One of the big draws of a Windows tablet is that it can run most of the same apps as your Windows 8 PC, including Microsoft Office. If you’re looking to get serious work done, these may be your kind of tablet.
  • Do you want a small size tablet (7 inch) or big one (10 inch and above)?
  • How much storage space do you need?
  • What type of tablet do you want? There are three types available – Slates, Convertibles and Hybrids.

Following are few best tablets:

Apple iPad Mini

If you are introducing yourself to the world of tablets, Apple iPad Mini is the best choice for you. Apple iPad Mini is very simple and smooth to use. iPad mini is comfortable to hold for long time at a stretch. Its screen size is 7.9 inches and it weighs 308g and its depth is 7mm. iPad Mini has got a good screen resolution and good battery life. It has got both rear and front facing camera. You can comfortably read e-books, watch movies, surf internet, play games, have video calls on your iPad mini.


Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 comes with a S Pen (stylus). If you are someone who needs to take notes very frequently, you will love this tablet. Its handwriting recognition feature works great. Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 weighs 1.3 pounds (around 589 g). You can run multiple applications on Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. It has also got split screen feature, which lets you work on multiple apps simultaneously. But it has a limitation ,the apps you can choose from are limited to a specific six (S Note, Polaris Office, Video Player, gallery, Email, and the Android 4.0 browser).

Even artistic people will love this tablet. They can draw sketches with the help of S pen. This tablet can not be compared to iPad or iPad Mini, as it is entirely different from them.

Apple iPad 4

If you want a tablet which is simple to use and has got big screen size, iPad4 is right choice for you. Apple iPad 4 has got retina display, that means picture quality is more life-like. It has got 9.7 inch screen and weighs 652g. Its weight makes it a bit uncomfortable to hold for long time at a stretch. But yes, its more comfortable to type of iPad4 than on iPad Mini. It has 10 hours of battery life, which is great. You can do whatever can do on iPad Mini on a bigger screen.

iPad4Google Nexus 7

Google Nexus 7 is an Android based 7 inch tablet, its size makes it very comfortable to hold. It has got rear camera, but has got 1.2MP front camera for video calling. Google Nexus 7 has got a great battery life of 8 hours with HD Video Play back and 10 hours with web browsing and e-reading. Google Nexus 7′s Google Play stores all your digital content in the cloud so it’s instantly available and you can pick up right where you left off. You’ll also get Google Now, the clever, intuitive service that learns from your searches and prompts you with weather, travel and other info depending on where you are, without the need to search. But make better use of Google Now, you need 3G on your Nexus 7 as you will be needing all that information while you are on the go.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 flaunts an 8 inch screen. It weighs 345g and 7.95mm thick. It comes along with S Pen (stylus). The S Pen is responsive and there’s not too much lag when you’re drawing or writing on the screen. Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 has also got built-in palm rejection support, so when you’re using the S pen, you can rest your palm on the screen without accidentally opening other apps. It has got a fantastic feature called multi-window, which lets you work on more than one apps simultaneously. Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is powered with Exynos 1.6GHZ quadcore processor with 2GB of RAM that comfortably takes care of multi-tasking features like Multi-View and running multiple apps in the background. Being smaller than Note 10.1, Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is more portable. Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 can also work as universal remote with televisions, Blu-ray players and other home entertainment products. Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 does not have very impressive body, its made of plastic which gets scratches very easily and is very slippery.


Microsoft Surface Pro

If you want a tablet which can virtually replace your laptop, Microsoft Surface Pro will be a good choice for you. Microsoft Surface Pro is a hybrid tablet, which can be attached to keyboard. Use the kick stand and click in the Touch or Type keyboard and you will feel like you have a tiny Windows PC on the go. It also has stylus with it. You can almost do everything that you can do on your windows PC. Microsoft Surface Pro weighs 900g and has 10.6 inch display screen. With keyboard attached, you will not be able to work comfortably on your Microsoft Surface Pro, keeping it on your lap. Also the keyboard does not supply with the Surface Pro, you need to buy it separately. Without the keyboard, Pro seems bit incomplete. Its battery life is not very good. MS_Surface_pro

Asus Transformer Pad Infinity

Asus Transformer Pad Infinity is an Android based convertible tablet. It is powered with NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor. It comes with 1 GB RAM and 32/64 GB storage space. It has MicroSD card slot to further extend memory. It also provides bonus 8 GB Asus Cloud space for life. Its detachable QWERTY keyboard gives to your tablet lifestyle, the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity lets you enjoy both notebook and tablet modes, as well as flexible data transfer or storage with the integrated SD card reader and USB port in the optional mobile dock. The dock not only facilitates keyboard and USB connection, it also extends battery life to an amazing 14 hours for all-day mobile computing. It weighs 598 g, but attaching the keyboard dock almost doubles it weight and its weight becomes 1.135 kg. It comes with handful of useful apps like Polaris Office, Super Note and Google Play etc. Its design is very impressive. The aluminum chassis with the visual effect of a rippled wave is built in the Zen design language that Asus also uses in its ultrabooks. The whole back of the tablet is actually made of aluminum except for a tiny strip of plastic on top where the camera and LED flash resides.


Google Nexus 10

Nexus 10 is the Android based 10 inch tablet from Google. It has the world’s highest resolution tablet display, multi-user support, immersive HD content and the best Google apps. It has an exciting feature called Photo Sphere, which allows you to take 360-degree panoramas, capturing floors, the ceiling, nearly everything. Overall build quality of Google Nexus 10 is very good, it has rubber finish on the back. It weighs 603g. Nexus 10 does not have MicroSD slot to extend memory. If you are a an Android fan, you should go for Google Nexus 10.


Asus FonePad

Asus FonePad is an Android Based 7 inch tablet, that can also make and receive calls. Although it looks a bit awkward to see 7 inch tablet clasped to your ear, you can always use headphones while on the go or or prop it on a stand at your desk and use the speakerphone. It weighs 340g and has got metalic finish on its back. Asus FonePad performs well, has a sharp screen, and a comfortable and durable build. It has 3.1MP rear camera and 1.2MP front camera. Its battery life is good. Asus FonePad is a value for money tablet. Asus_FonePad

Amazon Kindle Fire HD

Amazon Kindle Fire HD comes in two display sizes. At 7-inch HD display and a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 appears to offer great value for money. With a larger and sharper 8.9-inch display and a slightly faster 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, meanwhile, the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 presents a decent value full tablet experience. The 8.9” Kindle Fire HD model offers great Dolby sound and a screen that more than does justice to whatever’s being shown on it. Kindle Fire HD uses In-Plane Switching (IPS) to improve color reproduction and it has wide viewing angle. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 inch model’s size lies between small tablets (7 inch) and big ones (10 inch and above). It feels almost as portable as a smaller tablet, with almost the screen size of a bigger tablet. The Fire 8.9 has impressive battery life. It does not have rear camera, but it can be justified as tablets are rarely used as cameras.