Whilst we all love our smartphones, sometimes they simply can’t handle the tasks that we need to do, when out and about. That’s when we have to think about using a larger, more work friendly device to help us out, most commonly, a tablet.
But if you don’t already have one, or if your current one is on its last legs, you then have to decide which one to get. This can actually prove a bit of a tricky area, as like smartphones there are plenty to choose from.
The Acer Aspire Switch 10 V is a two-in-one device, where owners can easily snap in the tablet to its keyboard, using the new and improved Acer Snap Hinge 2. This allows the owner to switch between four modes of operation; laptop, tablet, tent and display mode.
This Acer tablet can be charged using the symmetrical USB Type-C port and data can be transferred at lightening speeds, using USB 3.0 technology. The processor offers improved power efficiency with competitive gaming and graphics performance.
The metal body has a fabric-like pattern and owners can enjoy the Windows operating system on a Full HD 10.1” IPS display, protected behind Corning Gorilla Glass. Also featured are two cameras and dual front-facing speakers with Dolby Audio.
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The Huawei MediaPad T1 Pro 8 lets users make phone calls, send text messages and surf the internet, with 4G or Wi-Fi. This tablet has an 8” HD (1280 x 800 pixels) IPS display with superior hue and colour contrast, and a 178-degrees viewing angle.
Powered by Android KitKat and a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 2GB RAM, multitasking is no issue. The 16GB internal storage can be expanded upon with a 32GB microSD card.
The Huawei MediaPad has a 5MP main camera, 2MP video calling camera and a metallic back made from sandblasted aircraft-grade aluminium. The tablet is 7.9mm thick, weighs 360g and has a 4,800mAh battery. The Ultra Battery feature can be used to give 24 hours of standby, from just ten percent charge.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 2016 has a stylish and sophisticated design, with curved edges and a practical nonslip backing. The 7” display has a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels.
This Samsung tablet can be used with a SIM card for Wi-Fi and 4G internet access. Parental controls can be added for children in order to manage their experience of the internet and the Android 5.1 operating system.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab has a 5MP autofocus camera, which can capture panoramas or create animated GIFs. This camera is paired with a 2MP camera for making video calls.
The 4,000mAh battery offers up to 9 hours of internet use or video playback, or up to 87 hours of audio playback. The 8GB internal storage can be expanded with a microSD card of any value, up to 200GB. This tablet has a quad-core 1.5GHz processor and weighs just 289g.
Officially named the Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display, many people call it the iPad Mini 2 as it followed the original iPad Mini.
Sporting a smaller 7.9” display, the iPad Mini 2 fits snuggly into any bag and is also incredibly light, whilst sacrificing the larger screen. With up to 128GB storage, 1GB RAM and a dual-core 1.3GHz processor, you might think that it would lack some power, but with Apple’s A7 processor behind the hood all goes without a hitch.
It fits easily in the hand, and offers Apple’s huge array of features thanks to being upgradeable to the latest iOS, making it one of the most up to date tablets available.
If you’re happy with a more mobile size thanks to its smaller display, the iPad Mini 2 could be the perfect match for you.
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The Apple iPad Air 2 offers a superb mixture of power and features to make for arguably the best tablet ever made. Sporting a 9.7” Retina display, the iPad Air offers up to 128GB storage and 2GB RAM, supported by the Apple A8X chipset, which offers some of the highest speeds of any tablet.
Its 8 megapixel lens is assisted by a 1.2 megapixel front camera, and its triple-core 1.5GHz processor also adds to the fun which can be had on the tablet. It’s incredibly well built, and is extremely light and slim, hence the name, but it also offers a huge amount of power as well, making it an all-round heavyweight slate for sure.
If you’re a fan of the Apple iOS and don’t mind splashing the cash, you can’t go wrong with the iPad Air 2.
Written by Luke Hatfield