Tablets have been one of the hottest selling gadget in the past two years and with the industry still pushing them it doesn’t seems to be dying any time soon. In this article we will list our favorite and worth buying tablets for this Summer 2013 based on price, performance and features.
Top on our list is the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini fixed a lot of things that was wrong with the original iPad. All those issues can be summed up in its size. The original iPad, while beautiful and elegant is large and nearly impossible to use for long periods of time with one hand. On the other hand, the iPad Mini is 7.9” which makes it perfect for one handed use.
It’s also cheaper than the original iPad which should make the device more appealing to people who are on the fence because of price. But best of all, it has the best tablet ecosystem behind it and the apps for the iPad are equal to none.
There isn’t much you can dislike about the Nexus 7. It has an awesome battery life, hast a quad-core processor, comes with an IPS screen and stock Android, and best of all it is less than $200. It is also available in 3G variations and comes in either r16GB or 32GB storage sizes.
If you’re looking for one of the best tablets on the market, and the best tablet under $200, then you need to check out the Nexus 7.
The Surface is Microsoft’s first attempt at an in-house tablet and for the most part it is a touchdown. It has some great features like a unibody case, 9-hours of battery life, touch and type covers, quad-core processor and 32GB of built-in storage. Where it doesn’t get the extra point for is the lack Windows 8 apps available. Other than that, this is a solid machine for anyone who is looking to break out of the box and explore the tablet world.
Sony Xperia Tablet S
The XPERIA Tablet S isn’t your average Android tablet. While it comes with some stellar features, it holds the record for the thinnest tablet and it is also water and shock resistant. Basically you can use it for up to 30 minutes underwater without the tablet succumbing to the pressure. That alone should make the tablet a top pick for anyone.
Kindle Fire HD
Amazon single handedly revolutionized the tablet industry price module and even though there are more capable sub $200 tablets available, the Kindle Fire HD still holds a place in our heart. It comes with a modified version of Android, has a lot of features such as IPS HD screen and a quad-core processor, and it can even be equipped with 4G LTE. All in all it is a great tablet and definitely worth the price.
The only drawback to it is the absence of Google branded apps such as Maps, Earth, Goggles and Gmail. But thankfully the alternatives are there and they are not bad either.