Let’s face it, tablets aren’t the most exciting devices in the world of tech right now, there’s not that much innovation going on, and they’re not exactly flying off the shelves. But bear with us, because most households in the UK still own one (or more), and buying a tab should be a big decision, because, unlike smartphones, your tablet will stick around for longer than two years. So what should you look out for in a tablet?
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4
The White 8GB Galaxy Tab 4 Multi-Touch 7.0″ Wi-Fi Tablet from Samsung allows you to experience powerful on-the-go performance. For power and multi-tasking, this tablet has a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, and 1.5GB of RAM. This system features an 8GB storage capacity and also has a microSD slot for additional storage; the microSD slot supports microSDHC cards up to 32GB. For high-speed Internet connectivity, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi is built-in.
Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity is also integrated for wireless pairing with devices such as headphones. This device also features GPS with GLONASS, which allows you to use Google’s location based services, including turn-by-turn GPS navigation. This Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 is endowed with a 7.0 TFT touchscreen display and features a WXGA 1280 x 800 native resolution for viewing high-definition content. The onboard front facing 1.3-megapixel and rear 3-megapixel cameras allow you take pictures of yourself and the world around you.
Additionally, integrated S-Voice technology utilizes the device’s built-in microphone for interacting with the tablet via voice commands. A micro-USB 2.0 interface is onboard for mass storage connections and charging the device; a USB cable and charger are included. The integrated 4000mAh battery is designed to offer hours of enjoyment before recharging is needed.
7.0″ Rugged Tablet Android4.4 IP68 Waterproof
It is the most affordable rugged tablet that is IP68 certified. This tablet is dust proof, drop proof and waterproof. It comes with a 7-inch HD display with 1280*800 pixels resolution. MTK 8382VW Quad-core 1.3GHz chipset is used in this rugged tablet. The processor is paired with 1 GB RAM and 16 GB ROM that is expandable up to 32 GB max. 13 MP primary camera at this price on the rear side and a 2 MP front-facing camera. It has a massive 7000 mAh that gives outstanding backup but also add extra weight to the tablet. It runs on Android 4.4 KitKat OS.
nabi Collector’s Edition Tablet: The Force Star Wars Bundle
Boy is it a great time to be a Star Wars fan! A new movie is on the horizon, toys are being released left and right…. Disney is building a STAR WARS LAND! Seriously, life is pretty darn good right now. The first one being the just announced Star Wars Edition’s of the nabi Tablet. There will be two versions of the tablet, a “Light Side” version and a “Dark Side” version.
Each will come equipped with authentic sound effects and themed wallpapers to customize kids’ on screen experience, as well as tablet stickers and themed bumpers (depending on which side of The Force kids align with) to personalize the exterior of the tablet. Aside from those extra touches, you’ll be getting a standard 7-inch Nabi tablet.
Which is one of our favorite kids slates on the market thanks to its durable design, robust parental controls and ability to run a full version of Android for the whole family to use. There’s currently no word on whether or not any of the software-based Star Wars goodies will be available for existing Nabi owners.
ASUS MeMO Pad Smart ME301T-A1-BL
The Asus MeMo Pad Smart 10 has a rear-facing camera, microSD and Micro-HDMI ports, and solid performance for a budget tablet. Imagine a Nexus 7’s innards expanded to a 10-inch tablet and you’ve got the Asus MeMo Pad Smart 10. Now ask yourself: why wouldn’t you want something better?
Can there be a middle ground? The Asus MeMo Pad Smart 10 is a tablet that, really, is like a supersize version of Asus’ Nexus 7 (formerly the MeMo, too). The Asus MeMo Pad Smart TF301T feels lightweight, but at 1.3 pounds it’s really only a tad lighter than a Retina Display iPad. A plastic back doesn’t lend it the most premium in-hand feel, but it’s reminiscent of the case design of the Asus Transformer Pad TF300.
It’s the same thickness, and nearly the same weight, and has the same plastic overall feel. The extra bezel space around the edges makes for easy gripping, but it also makes the MeMo Pad Smart 10 feel old-fashioned. This is not a forward-thinking design. But it does come in colors: “crystal white,” “fuschia pink,” and “midnight blue.”
ASUS Google Nexus 7 Tablet (7-Inch, 32GB)
The 32GB Google Nexus 7″ Tablet (2012) from ASUS represents a premium Android-based device that delivers the best Google experience available on a tablet. Aside from including easy-to-use software and state-of-the-art hardware, the Nexus 7 is the first tablet to ever feature Google’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system.
Jelly Bean brings intuitive controls and a plethora of customizable options. With smarter notifications, beautiful new widgets and home screen customization, the Nexus 7 takes advantage of Jelly Bean’s easy to use drag-and-drop controls. Finding that perfect balance between practicality and mobility is a difficult task. Fortunately, the Nexus 7 combines both into a slim, lightweight tablet with a perfectly-sized 7″ IPS display, Wi-Fi wireless connectivity and 4G mobile broadband for accessing the Internet from anywhere.
Plus, with a 1280 x 800 native resolution, you’ll be able to enjoy deeper black levels and vibrant color when playing your high-definition video content. The screen is made of scratch-resistant Corning glass so you don’t end up with unwanted marks when carrying your Nexus 7 around.
Toshiba Excite AT275T32 7.7-Inch Tablet
The portable and lightweight Toshiba 32GB Excite 7.7 Tablet can be your personal assistant, confidant, photographer and friend. It provides organization, entertainment and communication. It already supports the innovative and mobile-specific Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system; let it support you too. The Excite features a 7.7″ capacitive multi-touch LCD screen with 1280 x 800 resolution, LED backlight, AutoBrite technology, 170° horizontal/vertical viewing angles, 10-finger touch control and a Corning Gorilla Glass enclosure.
The 16:10 widescreen aspect ratio ensures your movies and video will be viewed as the director intended with no altering or cropping to fit the screen. Plus, the internal 1GB LPDDR2 800 MHz RAM memory and 1.4GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 Super 4-PLUS-1 quad-core processor with 5th battery-saver core keep your work flowing.
The Excite even boasts NVIDIA 12-core high-performance graphics as well. The 32GB storage capacity is ideal for storing all your audio and video content, but if you need more room, the microSD/SDHC/SDXC card slot affords storage expansion up to 32GB. You can access the Internet from your home wireless network or from any WiFi hot-spot. Plus, Bluetooth connectivity affords wireless device connection for easy and convenient keyboard or mouse hook-up.
Digiland 10 Inch Quad core Android 6.0 Multi-touch Tablet
To many a tablet is an entertainment device and to many it is a work station. The DigiLand DL1018A tablet features a 10.1 inches (25.65 cm) touchscreen for your daily needs and runs Android v5.1 (Lollipop) operating system to quickly open apps and games. The device is powered by a Quad core, 1.3 GHz processor paired with 1 GB GB of RAM to further enhance the user’s experience. It also has a 5000 mAh battery.
Vanquisher IP67 8-Inch 32 GB Tablet
The use of these devices is hugely impeded by their susceptibility of the rigor of outdoor environment, more so the tablets. The market is awash with water-resistant and waterproof smartphones, but there are very few tablets that can claim to have such qualities. Nonetheless, a consumer seeking a hardy tablet that they can use outdoors without the fear of destroying the device can opt for the Vanquish IP67 Waterproof Rugged PC.
This tablet is designed and optimized to make the tablet as hardy as possible. Thus, it is touted to withstand outdoor activities better than most tablets in the market. Ultra-Rugged Design And Construction. The rugged construction is the main distinguishing feature of this particular tablet. Beyond the rugged construction, other features of the device improve its hardiness include the IP67 seal, a highly rigid screen, and a Corning Gorilla anti-scratch panel.
The combination of these features makes it one of the most durable tablets in the market. Consequently, the tablet is perfect for outdoor activities such as exploring, hiking, camping, surveying and geological research, mountain biking, hunting, and many other activities. With the BDS/GPS dual mode, users do not need to have access to a network for positioning. Additionally, initiating the GPS is fast as it only takes 30 seconds.