2012 was a great year for the tablet and mobile industry. Android tablets in particular have had a great success among people and have seen record sales. If the tablet was seen as a peculiar accessory which wasn’t extremely necessary a few years ago, today it is one of the most wanted technologies. Customers can’t seem to get enough of these wonder gadgets which can satisfy any need. From hard work to reading or cute apps and games, tablets have it all. Lets take a look at some of the best selling, and at the same time most performant tablets of 2012 and 2013. We will be talking about android tablets in particular. The top was made after taking into consideration the impact on people, the apps, the main features, the balance between quality and price and the overall appearance.
Sony Xperia Tablet S
This extremely useful gadget is equipped with an LCD 9,4 inch and 1280×800 pixel display. It also has an NVIDIA Tegra 3 graphic card and a 1,3 Ghz processor with 1GB RAM GeForce ULP and an 8 megapixel camera which can record Full HD. The Sony Xperia Tablet works with Android Ice Cream Sandwich, and it will last one day if it is used continuously.
Kindle Fire HD 8,9 inches
There is something about the smooth aspect of the kindle that has attracted countless of people. Although it also has a 7 inch brother, this model is a lot better. First of all the display is extremely clear, and it has a resolution of 1920×1200 pixels. It also has a TI OMAP4470 Chipset and a 1,5 Ghz dual-core processor. The price is quite decent if you take into consideration its amazing features.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 8,9 inches
Samsung has already made a name for itself. This tablet is one of the thinnest and most elegant tablets around, and the 8,9 inch tablet is actually better than its larger sister. The only things that we do not approve o are the Honeycomb operating system and the lack of apps.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7,0 Plus
Number seven on our list is another product by Samsung. Once again, this model is thin, elegant, professional and it comes with very fun apps. The 7,0 Plus Tab is the perfect choice for people who are always on the run and who are also looking for a Honeycomb operating system and an 17,8 cm display.
Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101
This tablet is extremely special. As the name suggests, it can „transform”. This means that you can attach it to a keyboard, and this way it will become a notebook. Unlike other models, it has an ultra per formant quad-core processor, an Nvidia Tegra 3 graphic card and it works on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Microsoft Surface RT
The Microsoft Surface has been a controversial tablet from the very beginning because it represented a revolution in the world of tablets. With Microsoft Surface, a new generation of Microsoft powered tablets, dedicated especially for mobile devices and hardware development was born. Sadly, this model wasn’t very popular because of the shortage of apps and unfriendly interface.
Although it isn’t an Android Tablet, it is definitely worth mentioning. Ipad Mini is without a doubt the most popular tablet of the year, and everyone has to have one. We believe that it is just another iPad dressed in a smaller case, and it proves that low quality can also be sold at high prices. However there are some positive sides to the iPad Mini. Although it doesn’t impress when it comes to hardware, is has an impressing battery life, an interesting design and a compact look. Moreover, with it you have access to the Apple App Store, which is more varied than the Android market.
Google Nexus 10
The latest tablet by Google is one of the most popular tablets in our top 10. Why? The answer is obvious. It has an impressing amount of features at a reasonable price. The producers of the Google Nexus 10 say that it has the best display ( an LCD PLS 10,1 inch display with 2560×1600 pixel resolution ) and a dual-core ARM Cortex A15 1,7 GHZ processor. The graphic card is Mali-T604.
Toshiba Excite X10
Many users would probably not choose this model as their next tablet, but we really appreciate it. It is not very new, but it is very reliable. And lets face it, once we make an effort to buy a tablet we would like to keep it as long as possible. The Toshiba Excite is only 3 inches wide and it works with HoneyComb 3.2, but it will soon be upgraded to Android Ice Cream Sandwich.
Google Nexus 7
As we said at the beginning of the article, we don’t want to show only the best tablets, but the one’s that are both good and also reasonable. This is why our number one is the Google Nexus 7 tablet. Maybe you will disagree with a 7 inch tablet on the first position, but we have to admit that Nexus has made quite an impression the past year. We are not only talking about its capabilities ( it is undoubtedly very good and reliable ) but also about its unbeatable price. You should know that it is WAY better than the iPad Mini4, but it i also a lot cheaper. It has a Cortex A9 quad-core, 1,2 Ghz processor and a 1GB Ram ULP GeForce graphic card.
All in all, tablets have become an indispensable gadget, especially or people who are always on the run. Whether you are looking for something trendy, or something truly useful, you should think a lot before making your choice.