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. Continue reading
PROs: Very light at just 1lb (beating the Sony Xperia Tablet Z) and very thin at just 7.5mm (still behind the tablet Z). This may seem quite a simple design makeover but make no mistake that it’s an extraordinary feat. The tablet has become an everyday staple in the life of the average Joe. Soon it will be as ubiquitous as a pen and a piece of paper. By reducing the size and weight of the iPad Apple has hit a stroke of genius ushering the tablet that much closer to a must have essential tool for everyday life from being seen as a luxury item. For these reasons the new iPad Air is one of the best tablets 2013 and will certainly headline for the best tablets 2014. Alongside the new outer design the new iPad Air has incorporated Apple’s new A7 64-bit processor. This is a new and powerful architecture which many believe is just the tip of the iceberg since most apps are not yet able to take full advantage of this. No other tablet on the list of the best tablets 2013 could make this claim when Apple released this new iPad but I’m sure they will catch up. Other nice improvements include an upgraded HD front facing camera to expose all your flaws on Facetime.
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The new Google Nexus 7 tablet has managed to maintain its spot among the best tablets of 2013. Consumers also continue to show support by continuing to buy the product in droves. Why? Well because it carries an awesome Quad-Core Tegra 3 processor, it runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, it has excellent screen quality, long battery life, 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 one of the best tablets of 2013.
PROs: Improvements including front and rear camera, full HD screen, 4G LTE option, thinner, even more easier to hold in one hand, first with Android 4.3 and yet still relatively affordable.
CONs: Some cons include the fact that it has no HDMI port but with an adapter you can use the micro-USB port for this . No expandable storage and for now still lags behind Apple on the availability of Apps. Loss of rubbery back makes for less comfortable feel.
Nevertheless there are more pluses than negatives. For one the Google Nexus 7 is priced to move. The base version carries 16GB but you can spend a bit more to get 32GB version. This latest version also comes with 4GLTE. 4G connectivity will become common place among the best tablets 2014 so the Nexus 7 is ahead of the game.