PROs: The Google Nexus 7 tablet is number 1 on our list for the best tablets 2013. Why? Well because it carries an awesome Quad-Core Tegra 3 processor, it runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, it has excellent screen quality, it’s NFC compatible and it actually has a micro-USB port. In addition it has tons of Google products and is the best tablet for money in 2013 when you consider the price. This makes it the best tablet of 2013 so far.
CONs: Even the best tablets 2013 have some drawbacks. For example Continue reading
PROs: Very thin at just 6.9mm and very light at 495 grams (17.46 oz). Quality build and design to the point of being fully submersible in water. Anti-shatter tempered glass screen. Designed by Sony the Xperia Z is among the best tablets 2013 and scores very high marks when it comes to quality entertainment value. The Sony Xperia Tablet Z sports a 10.1 inch HD Reality Display for sharp and crisp viewing and is powered by BRAVIA Engine 2. For HD video and pictures there is an 8 mega pixel rear camera and a 2 mega pixel front camera complete with Sony’s Superior Auto focus feature. NFC one touch sharing with other Sony devices as well as built in TV remote capabilities. All these rich features puts the Sony Xperia high on our list of the best tablets 2013. But it doesn’t stop there. The Sony Xperia Tablet Z comes WiFi, 3G and 4G LTE connectivity (a must for the best tablets 2013). Under the hood of any self respecting 2013 tablets you should find a quad core processor and Sony has it with the Snapdragon S4 Pro with 1.5 GHz and 2 GB of RAM running on Android 4.1.
CONs: Ships with older Continue reading
PROs: A strong contender for the list of best tablets 2013. Running Core i5 processor thus capable of supporting the full suite of Microsoft Windows products. This is in contrast to the ARM Windows RT version which if you compare these tablets the RT is limited to a select few Windows products specially developed for the RT version. As a result the Surface Pro is being positioned as a better productivity tool than other comparable tablets coming in 2013. Other advantages of this best tablet 2013 are the multitude of ports including USB 3.0, micro SDXC and display port video out. Also the snap on cover that doubles as a keyboard in a myriad of colors is pretty cool. Overall the Windows 8 Surface Pro belongs on our list of best tablets 2013 largely due to its ability to bring desktop functionality to the tablet.
CONs: Other best tablets 2013 will be compared by weight, number of apps, screen resolution, memory and price. However right out the gate the Surface Pro is Continue reading
PROs: The new iPad 4 released in 2013 is among the best tablets of 2013 with its increased storage capacity to 128GB. The new iPad 4 runs iOS 5 with the A5-X dual core processor. This makes it twice as fast with new capabilities like multi-tasking which will need to be a key feature among the best tablets 2013. The new iPad 4 is made feature rich powered by hundreds of thousands of applications available for download. AirPlay HDTV connectivity, fast 4G LTE Speeds along with high resolution Retina display make this tablet one of the best tablets of 2013.
CONs: The new iPad 4 may be among the best tablets 2013 but unfortunately it has no Continue reading
The iPad Mini is a brand new contender for best tablets 2013. As the name probably indicates, its a mini version of the iPad but also a larger version of the iPod or iPhone. One of the best features that jump out at you is how light weight and thin the new iPad Mini is with its 7.9 inch screen (7 inch tablets will be the best tablets of 2013). Most will be able to hold it in one hand while using the other to touch and scroll. As a result of this new size and weight, not only is it one of the best tablets of 2013, but also a pretty good e-reader. The finish is superb with either matte silver or charcoal aluminum. Both Continue reading
The new tablet for 2013 from Samsung, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is here. Samsung is of course positioning there Galaxy Note 8 to be among the best tablets of 2013. Its an 8 inch mini tablet similar to the iPad Mini. As we have pointed, some of the best tablets of 2013 will be following suit as tablet makers scramble to keep up with the Apple iPad Mini as well as capture the minds and hearts of the mass consumer markets.
PROs: This new 2013 tablet runs Android Jelly Bean and sports A9 quad core processor and contain 2GB of RAM. The S-Pen is a continued feature as it sets the Samsung Galaxy Note apart from other similar tablets coming in 2013. Reasonably priced. Elegant design with comfort in mind (feels great). Thin and light. Supports dual screen mode with more apps than previous version. These features and more put the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 among the best tablets 2013.
CONs: So so. It’s designed to compete with the iPad Mini but
HP failed to take the market by storm the last time it launched a major tablet. Back then they had bitten off more than they could chew going up against one of the best tablets the iPad. Fast forward to now and they are at it again but this time they have created a tablet to compete with the best tablets 2013 like the Google Nexus 7.
PROs: Coming in under $200 the HP Slate 7 is most famous for its affordability. Running for the best tablets 2013 prize the HP Slate 7 also runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean upgradable to 4.2 in due course. Comes with beats audio embedded. Somewhat stylish for the lower end of the price spectrum with its stainless steel frame. Micro SD slot for expandable memory.
CONs: The screen resolution is ok but certainly sub par when compared to similar tablets in its range. Modest specs but expected for this type of device.
In the end what you get is a very affordable entry level Android tablet which we don’t expect to win the best tablets 2013 award anytime soon. You get front and rear facing 3MP cameras, a dual core A9 processor, 7 inch display with 1,024 x 600 resolution, micro USB port and two twin speakers to rock out your beats audio system along with a comfy matte finish on the back. The best tablet 2013 in 7inch form so far is the Google Nexus 7. The HP Slate 7 with its low price does enough to turn some heads but is certainly no match for the Nexus 7.
PROs: One of the best tablets of 2013 is the Dell Latitude 10 runnig Windows 8 on an Atom based processor (1.8GHz Intel Atom Z2760). It is business friendly with a productivity dock, Wacom certified stylus, bluetooth keyboard and longer battery life. Adequate ports and peripherals to include full size SD card slot, smart card reader, combo headphone and mike jack, micro USB port, USB 2.0 port and a mini HDMI. Other niceties include an 8MP rear camera and 3G connectivity. Images also stand out with a screen resolution 1366 x 768 resolution and 450 nit brightness.
CONs: The basic configuration is nicely priced compared to other best tablets 2013 however including the business accessories will put the price close to $1,000. Also not the best design compared to other tablets in the running for best tablets 2013.The Dell Latitude is Continue reading
What are some of the best tablets 2013 selected by top tablet review editors? We checked Engadget, Cnet, Techradar, ZDNet and PC Mag to see who they think has the best tablets of 2013. Throughout the reviews we found a few common themes. First of all the iPad still remains number one on all the lists whether it be the standard iPad or the iPad mini. Almost always in second place is an Android tablet and all but one selected the Google Nexus 7. As you know we here at Best Tablets of 2013 have thus far selected the Nexus 7 as the best tablet 2013. This was done largely for the same reasons other tablet reviews have made it number 2. That is its quality and price. With the Nexus 7 you get a very big bang for your buck and its introduction has allowed many consumers to enter into the tablet market. This will encourage more usage and even spur users to upgrade to other top tablets like the iPad.
However it doesn’t stop there. Further analysis of the best tablets 2013 reviews show that Continue reading
What is the best tablet 2013 to buy for your money? The answer depends on how you plan to use the tablet but for this discussion we will assume its for generic use. Maybe you are new to the tablet market and looking for the best tablets of 2013 you can buy without breaking the bank. In this case the cheapest tablet might not do the trick as the sub par experience may not give you enough exposure to the right set of features and apps so that you can make and informed upgrade later on. The best tablets 2013 for value could easily be android based tablets like the Google Nexus which is one of the best android mini tablets of 2013. Android tablets are typically lower cost and do not carry the premium prices like an iPad (top android tablets though like the Sony Xperia Z are exceptions).
Since android tablets are among the best tablets of 2013 it seems plausible then to simply get the best android tablet. However though android is on a fast rise there are other tablet OS systems like the new Continue reading
What are the best tablets of 2013 suitable for your business environment? To properly address this question we should first identify the key characteristics the best business tablet would have to have in 2013 to satisfy the most demanding businesses. For this exercise we will focus on the top 3 characteristics. Certainly when it comes to corporate IT infrastructure probably the most important requirement is security. Never before has this been more obvious than in 2013 where we have seen a sharp increase is cyber attacks on not just government institutions but also on the private sector. Therefore the best tablets 2013 for business would need to provide superb business grade security. The second most important element of the best tablets 2013 for business is the productivity suite. What use would be the investment in new 2013 tablets if they can’t improve the productivity of your workforce. By productivity tools we mean the applications and equipment available on the tablet to assist the employees in the execution of their duties. The third (but far from final) important element would be cost. Great if the desired best tablet for business in 2013 has all the bells and whistles one could imagine but without the right price tag your company just can’t afford it.
In general when it comes to security tablets have been lagging their older and more mature pc brothers. However with the recent surge in BYOD, tablet makers have realized the potential of cracking the enterprise market. As a result a number of the best tablets 2013 have been released or upgraded with enhanced tablet security features. One example is the Dell Latitude 10 which is one of the best business tablets of 2013 complete with Windows 8 Pro and tablet security features such as: Dell Data Protection with Access validation management drivers, also BitLocker from Microsoft, device-recovery, remote wipe technology and of course asset tracking software. However when it comes to more popular options like the Samsung Galaxy Tab, researchers have found serious flaws in the way data is stored and protected. The Galaxy lacks proper encryption policies for both work and personal data. The iPad on the other hand (one of our best tablets of 2013), fared better with stronger encryption polices but fell down in areas like weak data backup security as well as weak pass code policies. Oddly enough the research found that Continue reading
Which tablet is the best tablet in 2013 for kids? Should you buy an expensive iPad tablet or go for a more affordable Android Mini Tablet? We think that 2013 is a great year for the best tablet for kids. This year there is a huge focus on developing smaller more affordable tablets to garner mass market appeal. In fact a number of these tablets are geared towards the younger more price sensitive crowd. The best tablets of 2013 all seem to sport a 7 inch to 8 inch form factor. These sizes are the best tablets for kids but also the most affordable for parents who are spending the money.
A number of parents, aunties and uncles bought the best mini tablets for kids in 2013 coming out of the last holiday season. One very successful mini tablet was the Google Nexus 7 which did very well flying off the shelves with its very affordable price tag. The Apple iPad Mini also did well and for the first time made itself available to a large subset of consumers who would have probably never gotten around to shelling out hundreds of dollars on a regular sized iPad.
However when you stack them up which is the best tablets 2013 for kids? First and foremost the best tablets 2013 need to be affordable enough to warrant giving it to your kids. This gives the cheaper Android tablets like the Samsung Galaxy an edge over more expensive tablets like the iPad and Windows Pro. However what about software and applications? We have heard about universities testing iPads as an essential tool however we never heard any discussions around other Android tablets. In the end most would agree that Apple has better quality apps due to the higher standards they set in their wall gardened approach to app development. The opposite can be said about Android which manages the quality and relevance of apps more loosely. I guess the key difference here between the two are functionality. If you seek something affordable and everyday user friendly for early stage tablet use then the best tablets 2013 for kids would be the Google Nexus 7. However if you need something with a bit more functionality for example university grade apps, then the Continue reading
It seems as if 2013 will turn out to be a stellar year for the best tablets. But what are the hot trends dominating this year’s tablet market? What will be the best tablets 2013? We know from recent releases that mini tablets are in. The strategy behind creating the best mini tablet in 2013 has to do with tablet suppliers trying secure a bigger piece of the mass consumer market. In the earlier computing days only businesses and the elite could afford a computer. Only when they got small enough and less expensive were they available to the masses and that’s when the industry took off. Now every tablet vendor wants you to believe that their tablet is among the best tablets 2013. In order to affirm your believe step one is to Continue reading