Top 10 Best Tablets 2012
Tablets have become a very popular gadget used for entertainment as well as light to medium productive work as it can’t handle fully fledged applications and stuff. It is, however, the perfect mobile device which you can carry anywhere and is not heavy like laptops. They have large screen for easy of viewing or working and is their main advantage over Smartphones like the ones HTC, Samsung and Blackberry make. They also boast of better battery timings so that the tablet does not die on you during long trips! Apple is responsible for reviving and revolutionizing the usage and popularity of tablets as they were thought as a failed project. Albeit a bit expensive, it is well worth the investment. They are the perfect gifts for your children or wife for Christmas or birthdays! Following are listed the top 10 best tablets and are ranked according to price, speed and overall user experience. The Apple iPad and Apple iPad 2 are included in the list and their positions will not be very hard to guess!
10. Samsung Sliding Pc7
Samsung Sliding Pc7 is placed at the 10th position in the list of top 10 best Tablets. Although lacking in speed, it has a very unique function which is quite handy. A sliding keyboard magically appears from underneath and relives the unnatural angel at which you have to type on the tablet’s touchscreen interface. The Samsung Sliding Pc7 is beautifully designed and is truly a luxury! The technology behind the 10 inch, dual camera Samsung Sliding Pc7 is Intel’s 1.5GHz Atom processor. It also supports Wifi, 3G and WiMax depending on the model.
9. Motorola Xoom
Powered by Android Honeycomb and a battery boasting over 8 and a half hours, the 10.1” Motorola Xoom also sports microSD cards so that you can store all the best movies and popular songs on it and watch them wherever you fancy! It is available in 3G and Wifi models. With a combination of 2MP and 5MP cameras and the ability of high quality wireless playback, the Motorola Xoom is powered by Nvidia Tegra 2 T20 chip (same as Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1) and also has motion sensors as well as 3D graphics card.
8. HTC Flyer
8th in the list of the top 10 best Tablets is the HTC Flyer which is the only tablet in this list to have a single core processor and currently runs the Android Honeycomb. It comes with the HTC Sense user interface and is available in 16GB NS 32GB models. A feature unique to HTC Flyer us that it has a pen input method in which you can highlight anything displaying on the screen and paste it somewhere else. It can also be used to add comments or annotations directly to the file! Weighting just 415 grams, it also offers multitouch input as well as dual microphones.
7. Blackberry Playbook
7 solid hours on a full charge is just one of the many advantages the Blackberry Playbook offers. Although a bit strangely named, the Blackberry Playbook runs on the QNX operating system and is actually all business and no play! It runs the office related applications surprising good and also has a decent security system, but as far as the entertainment factor goes, it lacks quite a bit and that is the reason it has been placed so low in this list. A dual-core, 1GHz TI OMAP processor, with the support of 1GB RAM, can play 1080p videos games and movies flawlessly!
6. Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet
Christmas and Black Friday have seen a lot of sales for this particular tablet which has come 6th in the list of top 10 best Tablets. The much awaited and recently launched 7” Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet is running Android is the cheapest tablet on the market due to no camera, mic or3G. Wifi, however, is available and connects flawlessly giving excellent connectivity everywhere you go! It runs on the same processor as the Playbook but with half the RAM and has Gorilla Glass for the ultimate protection for its touchscreen. The Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet has tons and tons of magazines, newspapers, books and other stuff to keep you busy for a very, very long time!
5. Barnes & Nobel Nook Tablet
Barnes & Nobel Nook Tablet is simply the best eBook reader available on the market currently. There is no denying the fact that reading books or magazines on a tablet cannot get any better than the experience offered on the Barnes & Nobel Nook Tablet. The biggest drawback is that it is just an eBook reader and can’t do much other than stream videos. It is almost like the Nook color save a few differences. Barnes & Nobel Nook Tablet also supports microSD card and is infact the only bookstore you’ll ever need to go to after you buy it!
4. Sony Tablet S
The 32GB Sony Tablet S and Sony Tablet P were the latest release in the tablet market as Sony took two thoughtful years to get these gems in production and the result is quite brilliant. The Sony Tablet S is shaped like a magazine with one side folded behind the other. It has an approximately 4 degree angle for better viewing and handling. Typing is a pure joy as compared to other tablets (except Samsung Sliding Pc7) because of the natural angle we get in this tablet is quite like the one we are so used to in conventional keyboards. The Sony Tablet S has a dual core Tegra 2 1 GHz processor, a capacitive touchscreen, and an SD slot with dual cameras for 1080p video recording and playing which has made it quite popular among users.
3. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Like the Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 was a huge hit and sold quite a few units in Christmas and black Friday deals this year. Coming in at the 3rd spot in the list of top 10 popular Tablets, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is dubbed as the one and only true contender of the Apple iPad tablets! With a satisfying 10 hour battery backup, games and movies become a joy to watch on this 10.1” screen and it also has a dual 3MP/2MP combination for great recording or video calling. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is one speedy tablet, thanks to the Honeycomb update and runs on Nvidia Tegra 2 T20 chip. The display is Super PLS-based and offers a very defined and vivid image.
2. Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime
The Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime we are talking about here is the 32GB version. The Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime has an incredible 10:30 hour’s battery life which is the highest one in the tablet market presently. Falling a bit short of the Apple iPad 2, it has managed to slightly gain an edge over the Galaxy Tab to land at number 2 in the Top 10 Best Tablets list. A lighting quick quad-core, 1.3GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 processor has been added to this tablet.
1. Apple iPad 2
Trying to tell you guys how good the Apple iPad 2 is both in terms of usability and quality would be like stating that Hawaii is an American state! Every single person who has not been living under a rock knows it! The Apple iPad we are talking about here is the very popular 16GB version with Wifi. It was a huge hit as thousands were sold in Black Friday deals and many are sure to be sold this Christmas! It comes first in the list of top 10 best Tablets because of many elements like its retina display, fast and sleek interface and beautifully designed operating system. Also, it offers around 10 hours of battery life which is second only to the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime. It gives you the best values for money and has thousand of apps just waiting to be downloaded from the Apple Apps store.