In part 1 of this article, we started counting down the 10 best tablets on the market and got through five great options. Today, we’ll look at more outstanding tablets.
7. Lenovo Yoga 10 HD+
Lenovo had the biggest market share of laptops in 2014, so we already know that the chinese company produces high quality devices. The Lenovo Yoga 10 HD+ takes an unique approach to design, incorporating a cylindrical enclosure on the bottom of the tablet, that houses a huge 9000mAh battery that promises 18 hours of battery life and a stand.
Besides the best-in-class battery life, the Lenovo Yoga 10 HD+ sports average specs, that should be enough for casual gaming and other activities. The screen is 1080p, perfect for watching movies because of the 16:9 aspect ratioThe Lenovo Yoga 10 HD+ sells at an excellent price, mainly because it isn’t equipped with top of the line hardware. You can buy it right now for $299, which in our opinion is a bargain for what you get.
6. Amazon Fire HDX 8.9
The Fire HDX 8.9 is the most powerful tablet in the store’s “Fire” series. Like its predecessor, this device integrates some Amazon services directly into the operating system. If you are a regular Amazon customer, you will surely like features like Underground and Mayday, which enables one click purchases and many other things.
The most impressive feature of this tablet is the gorgeous 8.9 inch HDX display, featuring a record-setting PPI number of 339. That is the highest PPI number of a display this size ever. And the best part is you will be able to enjoy that screen by streaming movies and TV shows directly on your tablet from Amazon’s impressive movie collection.
You can buy it directly from Amazon for exactly $400 with shipping included. It’s a rather good deal, especially when you consider the Amazon integration and services.
5. Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
Sony has always made great looking devices and this one isn’t an exception. In my opinion this is one of the best looking tablets money can buy.
The Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact features a small form factor design, which makes it easy to carry everywhere. On top of that, it sports a battery life that leaves its competitors in the dust. On top of that, the tablet is completely waterproof, which means you won’t have to worry if you splash it or even submerge it underwater.
The glass back surrounded by the metal frame gives it a premium look, that contrasts with Samsung’s and other manufacturers’ plastic built devices. As expected from Sony, which is also a TV manufacturer, the device’s display is outstanding, featuring Sony’s own technology called Triluminous. As for performance, it’s the same as any tablet in this price range. Top of the line hardware with optimized software makes any app run as smooth as silk.
The price comes at around $435 for the Wi-FI model and $519 for the LTE equipped one, which isn’t cheap by any means, but you pay the premium for a tablet that actually looks as good as it works for once. You should definitely check out this tablet if the design represents an important factor for you.
4. Apple iPad Mini 3
This is the first device on our list that doesn’t run on Android. The latest Apple’s compact tablet adds a Touch ID sensor and a better CPU to the last year’s Mini 2, making it one of the best if not the best small tablet you can buy.
As with all the new Apple products, it copes with anything you throw at it with ease. iOS is simpler than Android, making it a very good option for children or elderly people.
The price is quite a bit higher than last year’s Mini 2. The price starts at $400 and goes up to $730 for the 128 Gb LTE version. If you don’t need the fingerprint sensor and the faster chip, we think last year’s Mini 2 would be a better choice, as it’s still available for $299.
We’re almost there. In part 3, we’ll wrap up our countdown and reveal the top tablet choice out there.