The tablet market has exploded in the past few years. With a number of high performance tablets on the market, here is our rundown of the best tablets of 2013.
The Google nexus tablet will surely be one of the most successful tablets of 2013, with its highly affordable price tag (from £159) and high performance Quad Core Tegra 3 processor. Running the latest version of Android 4.1 Jellybean and featuring a 7-inch HD screen, this is by far the best tablet you can get for your money. Though it lacks an HDMI support and any expandable memory, we can hope for improved models to be released during 2013.
The iPad Mini offers a stripped down, highly mobile and affordable option for those wanting to own an Apple tablet. The Mini starts at £269, with more expensive models boasting cellular data support for those who like to browse on the go. The performance is similar to that of the Nexus 7, however you get many more games and apps available on the Apple store.
iPad Retina Display
Apple’s flagship tablet features the incredible Retina display technology found on the iPhone 4 and 5, allowing for an ultra-sharp viewing experience like no other. Powered by a super charged A6X Intel chip that boasts twice as much processing power than the A5X found in the iPad 2, games and apps run completely lag free.
The wireless technology is also the best to be found on any tablet, with break neck download and rendering speeds making this the best tablet for seamless operation. If you’ve got the budget, this is probably the best performing tablet for early 2013. Owners of previous models should definitely want to sell iPad models from two years ago in order to upgrade.
Kindle Fire HD
Amazon’s ultra-affordable tablet has been making waves in the tech world. Featuring a 7-inch HD screen and 1.2 GHz dual core processor, you won’t have to sell stuff online in order to be able to pick this model up. Amazon announced that the Kindle Fire HD will be sold at cost price, meaning you know that you’re getting the best price possible.
The rather impressive Surface tablet is Microsoft’s first attempt to move into the tablet market. Microsoft has clearly tried to do something different, blurring the lines between touch tablets and laptops. The super lightweight removable keyboard clicks in and out effortlessly, making writing documents and emails on the go a real breeze.
The highly anticipated Surface for Windows 8 Pro will improve on the first offering, with a 3rd Gen Intel Core i5 Processor, Intel HD 4000 GFX and 4GB of RAM providing a massive amount of power for a tablet device. Though yet to be tested, we imagine this tablet will be leading the market in 2013.