The best ten Tablet PCs of 2014, iPad Air ranked first

Apple iPad Air

iPad Air is Apple’s fifth-generation and also the latest generation of 9.7 inches tablet. Compared with previous generations, it has slim and lightweight, fast and efficient two characteristics. iPad Air weighs only 1 pound, which is one of the lightest full-size tablets, same as the iPhone 5S, it’s equipped with the new 64-bit A7 processor, the speed is 2 times faster than it in the past. Apple iPad Air (16GB/WiFi) is priced from $ 499.

Although it’s expensive, it comes with eye-catching Retina display, rich and powerful applications and 9-10 hours of battery life, which is an excellent choice.

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX

Amazon can be called as the typical of “quick returns and small margins”. For consumers, Kindle Fire HDX values for money. Kindle Fire HDX 7 (16GB) starting price is $ 229, the display resolution is 1920 × 1200, which can compete against the $ 399 priced Apple new iPad Mini.

It’s equipped with higher-performance 2.2GHz quad-core processor, and it adds the “Mayday” called button. User by clicking on this button, can get remote technical support 24 hours a day.

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (16GB/Wi-Fi) weighs about 0.825 pounds, the resolution is 2560 × 1600, its starting price is $ 379 , $ 120 cheaper than the slightly larger iPad Air. The inexpensive HDX series is a good choice.

ASUS Transformer Book T100
ASUS Transformer Book T100 notebook price starts at $ 399. It is equipped with Windows 8.1 operating system, 32GB storage space and a removable keyboard base, with Intel quad-core Atom Bay Trail-T Z3740 series processor, 1366 × 768 resolution 10.1-inch display (If you need ASUS laptop screens, then click here http://www.laptopwide.com/) and a 1.2 million pixel front camera, it has no rear camera. Transformer Book T100 specifications are not top level, but it values for money.

Google Nexus 7

The second-generation Nexus 7 (16GB/Wi-Fi) starting price is $ 229, it’s with 1920 × 1200 resolution display, Android 4.3 system, NFC, 1.2 MP front camera and 5.0 MP rear camera, with 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor and Adreno 320 graphics processor.

This tablet PC is with bright screen and sensitive response. Nexus 7 (32GB/LTE) sells for $ 349. Nexus 7 is smaller than the comparably equipped 7.9 inches Retina iPad Mini, but it’s $ 170 cheaper.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 edition)

If you are accustomed to calculate with a pen, then the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is worth the concern. Note updates the stylus software, whose highlight is the suspension touch, to move S Pen stylus above the screen and press the button, you can call up the Air Command shortcut menu, and then quickly start the note application S Note.

Galaxy Note 10.1 (16GB/Wi-Fi) starting price is $ 550, and it’s with high-end configuration, it’s equipped with 2560 × 1600 resolution display, 1.9GHz Exynos Octa eight-core processor (the version listed in the U.S. market is with 1.3GHz Exynos 5420 quad-core processor), 8 MP rear camera (with flash ) and a 2 megapixel front camera.

The 2014 edition Note 10.1 (Wi-Fi) weighs about 1.19 pounds, which is very portable.

Sony Xperia Tablet Z

Xperia Tablet Z weighs about 1.09 pounds, it uses waterproof design, so it’s suitable for use in the kitchen or swimming pool. It is equipped with 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor, Adreno 320 graphics processor, 1920 × 1200 resolution 10.1-inch display and 2.2 MP front camera.

Xperia Tablet Z (16GB/Wi-Fi) price starts at $ 449, which is between the $ 399 Google Nexus 10 (16GB/Wi-Fi) and the $ 499 iPad Air (16GB/Wi-Fi).

Microsoft Surface Pro 2

Surface Pro 2 is more like a Windows desktop computer with a detachable keyboard. Its starting price is $ 899, and weighs about 2 pounds. It’s equipped with Intel Core i5 processor, and it can run Windows applications.

Surface Pro 2 is suitable for the work circumstance, its Surface Pen stylus can easily fill in forms and take notes. The 10.6 inches screen is with a resolution of 1920 × 1080. The Windows 8.1 operating system allows users to use the keyboard and mouse easier.

Apple Retina iPad Mini

Compared with the original iPad Mini, the Retina iPad Mini is with higher screen resolution, which is up to 2048 × 1536, and it’s equipped with Apple’s 64-bit A7 processor and M7 coprocessor.

The 7.9 inches Retina iPad Mini starting price is $ 399, the price is expensive. Clearly, Apple has no intention to compete with other $ 200 7-inch tablets.

Google Nexus 10

Nexus 10 will soon be updated. The first generation of Nexus 10 gets good reviews, but the sales are not as good as Nexus 7. Nexus 10 price starts at $ 399, the specs are high-end, it’s with 2560 × 1600 resolution 10.1-inch screen and A15 dual-core processor which will be upgraded soon, the plain design also needs to be further improved. The second-generation Nexus 10 may increase price because of its excellent standard configuration.

Catherine 
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