The tablet industry has come a long way. From the device that had been looked down upon in the 90s, to our modern-day tablet that everyone loves. Companies of all sizes have entered their tablets into the arena, some succeeding and making major profit and others failing miserably.
Tablets are now faster, lighter, and better than ever.
2013 still has its final 2 quarters left, and much to reveal. For those who simply cannot wait for something new to come-out, or see where the tablet industry sits today; here are 2013′s top 10 tablets:
10. Kindle Fire HD
Amazon is more than an online shopping cart, and a book distributer, Amazon is a tablet maker, and this worthy piece of profit proves it. The Kindle Fire was the amazing original 7in, budget-friendly, and new product-line creating tablet. Amazon’s original tablet inspired many other 7in tablets such the the iPad mini, the Nexus 7 and the Kindle Fire HD. The Kindle Fire HD is the Fire’s successor, with better specs, a better screen and a better version of the Android OS.
The Kindle name is best known as an E-Reader, and Amazon has taken that to another step, giving you the perfect blend of E-Reader and Tablet with the Kindle Fire HD. Bringing a 1280×800 screen and a dual-core processor, not to forget the Amazing Android Jelly Bean, this is an outstanding, budget-friendly tablet.
So you’re a Bookworm and love E-readers, and are now looking for an affordable tablet, the Kindle Fire HD is perfect. It’s easy to carry around, and has a homescreen designed for eBooks. It may not be the best 7in tablet around or one of the most popular choices, but it’s definitely one of the best, most affordable, and one of the originals. Coming in at number 10 of The Top 10 Tablets 2013.
9. Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
Samsung has created just the perfect blend of Tablet and Smartphone with its Galaxy Note. With the Note 10.1, Samsung has taken the respected title of the Note and has created an amazing tablet.
The Note 10.1 takes the modern tablet that everyone loves and combines it-self with the eldern tablet using the S-Pen (better known as a stylus). The Note line-up is famous for it’s Stylus interface, and the 10.1 lives up-to the standards, giving you the ability to write, easily sketch and annotate on a wide range of items. The 10.1 is not just your ordinary tablet.
Let’s not forget about its quad-core processor, Micro-SD slot, along with the amazing Android Jelly Bean.
The price may not be the best, along with a screen quality that you wouldn’t expect from Samsung, not to forget a build quality is lower than its competitors. It may not be 2013′s best tablet, but it is one heck of a tablet, with an amazing Stylus and Touch interface, its a different kind of tablet. Coming in at number 9 of The Top 10 Tablets 2013.
8. Microsoft Surface, RT
Although the Surface RT has been recently famous for the 900 million dollar loss, Microsoft’s Surface RT is an outstanding tablet. This was Microsoft’s first attempt to enter the tablet market, and they have entered with an amazing device. The Windows 8 OS is beautiful on a touch interface. The RT runs a special version of Windows knows as Windows RT, which doesn’t provide the full features of Windows 8.
One of the most elegant features about the Surface RT is the cover. A cover can’t be a feature, right? Wrong!
The Surface RT has integrated a keyboard into its cover, giving the the laptop feel. It contains a standard 1366×768 screen with 5-point multi-touch. Also a Quad-Core processor.
If you’re a Windows geek or a huge fan of Microsoft, this is definitely the greatest entry level Windows tablet. It runs an amazing version of the Windows OS, has a growing app store, and an affordable price-tag. The Surface RT is definitely a top pick for a student, as it’s great for note-taking and is very budget-friendly. Coming in at number 8 for The Top 10 Tablets 2013.
7. Galaxy Tab 3 – 8in
Samsung has been dominating the Android market with it’s Galaxy line-up, and another magnificent device shouldn’t hurt. The 8in Galaxy Tab is definitely one of the greatest mini-tablets in the market.
For a mini-tablet the Galaxy Tab 3 is a bit pricey, especially in comparison to the other leading tablets, but it’s a good competing price for the iPad Mini. With a 1280×800 screen a 1.5ghz Dual-core processor, a battery life up to 11 hours and the latest and greatest Android Jelly Bean, the Tab three is a great 8in tablet.
The price isn’t the greatest, especially considering the fact that it’s an 8in tablet, but it has amazing specs, considering the fact that’s it’s an 8in tablet. If you’re looking for a small tablet, don’t care about price, or just want to stick it to Apple, this is definitely the tablet for you. Coming in at number 7 of The Top 10 Tablets 2013.
6. Nexus 10
Everybody loves a Nexus, it comes with nice hardware, a fresh Google made OS, and is always up-to-date. And Google has yet to disappoint us. The Nexus 10 gives that Nexus feel, just in a 10in tablet.
Google’s nexus 10 brings a patent-friendly curved design, although the design hasn’t been popular among users and the press, the inside is what counts. The 10 is packed with a Dual-core processor, a 2560 x 1600 screen, 2 GB of RAM and all done while being 8.9mm thick. Being a Nexus – it comes with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and being a Nexus, it brings one of the greatest version of Android. The Nexus 10 also comes with a not-too-bad price-tag, being a Nexus.
The Nexus 10 is one the the greatest 10in tablets in the market. While being a 10in tablet, it also has a very reasonable price-tag, along with one of the best versions of Android. For someone who is money-saving and tech-savvy, this would be one of the top picks as a tablet. Coming in at number 6 of The Top 10 Tablets 2013.
5. Nexus 7
What’s so great about the Nexus 7? Everything!
I don’t think the Nexus 7 needs an introduction, after winning many awards, having a great design, having great insides, and a very nice price-tag, I think it’s safe to say that the Nexus 7 is the King of all mini-tablets.
Running the greatest and latest version of the Android OS, Jelly Bean, a battery life up to 10 hours, having a Quad-core Tegra 3 processor, a 1200×800 screen resolution, not to mention being only 7in, it can can even fit into a pocket. The Nexus 7 is definitely the greatest 7in tablet on the market, and one of the greatest Android devices on the market.
If you are looking for a cost-friendly, easy to carry around, easy to use, and an awe-inspiring tablet, this is definitely the tablet for you. The Nexus 7 has a great name, amazing specs, is lightweight, a great choice for a mini-tablet. Coming in at number 5 of The Top 10 Tablets 2013.
4. Microsoft Surface, Pro
The Surface Pro has fixed many of the downsides that the Surface RT has. Being the successor of the RT, it is obvious that it is a better device, but comes with a pretty hefty price-tag.
Microsoft’s Surface Pro brings a full version of Windows 8 to the table. Windows 8, being designed for touch, is amazing to see on a tablet like this, especially the full version of Windows 8. One the the downfalls of the RT was the limit of apps, the Pro allows you to have nearly all of the Windows programs available, and believe me, that’s more than you’ll ever need. It contains a 1920×1080 screen, and Intel i5 processor with Intell 4000 graphics, 4 GB of RAM, up to 128GB of storage, and a Stylus.
This is definitely the best Windows tablet on the shelf, but the best comes with an outrageous price-tag, even after the $100 price-cut. For the die-hard Windows lover, this is definitely a top tablet, for a Windows lover who is looking for a cheaper option, the RT is for you. Coming in at number 4 of the Top 10 Tablets 2013.
3. Asus Transformer Pad Infinity
The Asus Transformer Pad doesn’t need an introduction, it’s powerful, user-friendly, and can convert between the tablet and laptop experience in the best possible way. The Asus Transformer Pad Infinity, takes the greatness it already has and adds better specs and an amazing price tag.
Power is always welcomed, this High-end tablet already has power, but it can add even more power with its dock. The Transformer’s Pad dock has made the tablet famous, and is more than just a dock. Bringing more battery life, more ports, a high-end keyboard and a laptop-experience, the dock is definitely the best tablet upgrade out there.
The Infinity has many models, but most have the same guidelines, being the Slimmest and Lightest 10.1″ Quad-core tablet. Asus’s Infinity has a 1920×1200 screen, Android Jelly Bean and a 1.6ghz Quad-core processor.
If you’re a university student, can’t chose between a laptop or tablet or just want an amazing tablet this is definitely a top pick. The Transformer Pad Infinity comes with an amazing price, while it still maintains superb quality. Coming in at a number 3 of the Top 10 Tablets 2013.
The New iPad
Apple’s iPad was the original revolutionizing tablet. Steve Jobs had brought awe to tech fans around the world as he had unveiled the iPad. The New iPad brings a great deal to the table, and still lives up to its name.
The New iPad was released last year, and brought a high-powered piece of madness. Apple’s newest generation of iPad features the amazing Retina display (2048×1536), a Dual-core A6X processor with Quad-core graphics, an amazing camera and up to 128GB of storage. This is defiantly the highest-powered mobile Apple device we have seen in a while.
It is important to note that early September of 2013 is the absolute worst time to buy an iOS device, with that said lets proceed. Apple’s iPad is the highest powered iOS device out there, along with one of the greatest tablets out there. With iOS 7 to be released soon, the 4th generation iPad is definitely a great tablet. Coming in at number 2 of the Top 10 Tablets 2013.
Xperia Tablet Z
Sony’s Xperia Tablet Z might be a mouth-full, and it may not be the most popular tablet, but it is the best tablet. The Tablet Z turns the amazing Xperia Z phone into a tablet.
The Tablet Z is sleek, elegant, thin, and has tasty insides. Sony has been working hard on the Xperia brand, and with a Z line-up has really proved them selves. With a 1200×1920 screen, up to 10-finger multi-touch, 2GB of RAM, up to 64GB of storage a 1.5 GHz Quad-core processor it’s an outstanding tablet. And it has a very reasonable price.
Oh, and it’s virtually indestructible.
Water-proof, shatter proof, and basically break-proof.
If you’re looking for a high-end tablet with a not-half-bad price, and with the bonus feature of it being indestructible, this is definitely the tablet for your. Or if you’re just looking for the best 10in tablet in the market. The Sony Xperia Tablet Z wins this list with a number 1 in the Top 10 Tablets 2013.