Ever since the advent of tablets, the marketplace has been buzzing with various models and more and more consumers are getting into the action of snapping up their desired tablet. We all know how lucrative this market can be and that’s why manufacturers are pulling no punches when they are dishing out tablets that come with amazing features and specifications.
So, as a consumer, are you lost at where you should head towards if you are looking for an Android tablet that it has impressive features and specifications? Let’s say you take the pricing as one of the least important factors in the consideration arena, what should you get then? I am sure many tech lovers will be just as perplexed as me so we have taken the liberty to look into all the current models today to come up with a top list you should use as guidelines. Sit tight and get ready to find out more about the top tablets in 2012 !
Asus Transformer Pad TF300
For a full sized Tegra 3, this is probably one of the best deals when it comes to performance. Although I said that let’s not consider too much about the pricing but this one here is certainly an Android tablet that goes easy on your pockets. Take it as a bonus then, who doesn’t like a good bang for your buck, right?
Coming with Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich OS, this Transformer Pad may look not too impressive in the design department since it is made of plastic instead of aluminum from its Prime counterpart but remember the price so it is still good value for money when you see the other specs. Here’s what you should expect: Tegra 3 running at 1.2 GHz, 1 GB RAM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, either 32GB storage or 16GB storage, GPS, accelerometer, gyroscope, 1.2 MP front facing camera, 8MP back camera and a lot more Asus goodies. Its screen is said to be pretty responsive and most users have given it a thumbs-up due to its performance plus its relatively entry level pricing.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Well, who could ever leave Samsung out when it comes to the battle between tablets? This offering from Samsung is much loved by consumers everywhere but I would say that it much be overshadowed by the Galaxy Note 10.2 when that one comes out officially but since we haven’t seen it in the market exchanging hands, we will have to give credit to this Samsung baby for now.
From its name, you will certainly guess that it features a 10.1 inch touchscreen and you are right. It also comes with Android 3.2 operating system and clocks 1GHz with a Tegra 2. Although behind its counterparts in this list, we still believe that this Samsung tablet should make this list since many users have reported stability in its performance and usage. With a 1GB RAM and 32 GB storage space, it also houses a 2MP front cam and a 3MP back cam. The battery is pretty impressive at 7000 mAh so you can certainly use this one longer than other tablets.
Google Nexus 7 Tablet
According to ranking tables on most sites that are observing the popularity of tablets, Nexus 7 has done pretty well in top lists everywhere in last month and this month. Simply put, for sheer power and a pretty screen, it is touted as the best 7 inch tablet that can be found on the market now.
With Tegra 3 (quad core) and Android Jelly Bean OS, everyone is hungry for a Nexus these days. Said to be really responsive, it is a gem for most gamers out there who like to play their games on their tablets. Other features include: 7 inch screen, 4325 mAh batt, 1.2MP front camera, 1GB RAM, NFC, GPS and 8 or 16 GB storage, etc. It might miss out on the SD slot and HDMI slot but overall, this is still a power buy for many users today. If you are into smaller screen tabs, I suggest that you skip all other options and take Nexus 7 up instead since it would be the purchase that carries relevance for at least the next one or two years.
Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700
Another Asus product finds its way into our top list but this one would definitely outshine its TF300 counterpart but of course, just look at the price difference! You can get this TF700 near to $500 whereas the TF300 is closer to $350. So why is this tablet on our list then?
Well, since this is an Android list of tablets, we have never mentioned iPad 2 but if you want something to rival the iPad2, this is the one to look out for. Its beautiful screen can give iPad 2 a run for the money with its GPS reigning king in performance. We also notice that the applications load pretty fast on this TF700 and we definitely like the light and slim design of this tablet. Speed is the second name of Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 so you shouldn’t be having lagging problems with this tablet.
Out of all the powerhouse features, its 2MP front facing camera is also a great highlight. Running Android ICS, it also has a strong Tegra 3 processor (that can clock up to 1.7 GHz), 1GB RAM, either 64GB or 32GB storage space, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and most of the other features you would expect on a premium tablet. So if you want something that spells sheer performance, this tablet is one that you should not miss out on!
Acer Iconia Tab A510
Released not too long ago, Iconia A510 seems to have been the center of attention lately too. Yes, it does not look too stylish I would admit but its battery lifespan has me sold with a 9800 mAh battery. When we are using a tablet, we hate to be finding places to recharge our battery so this tablet makes it easy for us to use it heavily on the go.
Iconia A510 also runs a Nvidia Tegra 3 so in terms of processor, it does not lose out. Featuring Android ICS OS, it comes with a 10.1 inch screen, 32 GB memory space, 2MP front facing cam and a 5MP rear camera with flash. Performance is said to be stable in its operation and the only slightly letdown should be the screen only since it is not running a high resolution compared to the others on this top list.
So folks, which tablet is your favorite? Do share with us!