Best 10 Inch Tablets 2013
The tablet market is rapidly growing with new models being released often, it might get real hard to keep track of what is the best 10 inch tablet available in the market right now. Therefore to make things a little bit easier for you, we have compiled a list of best 10 inch tablets right here that you can rely on.
Let us know what you think about this list in the comments below. We will love to know what is your favorite 10 inch tablet.
Apple iPad Air
Launched in October 2013, the fifth generation iPad or if we say iPad Air is more durable, light and thin than ever before. At just 7.5 mm thickness and 1 pound weight, it is also the lightest tablet in its segment. While retaining the 9.7 inch display size from iPad 4, the bezels on the sides of the iPad Air’s display are made thinner reducing its overall width. Additionally, with the introduction of 64 bit architecture A7 processor, it delivers twice the performance of iPad 4 which is also top notch at any given time. The best part is that all this is done without compromising the battery life (nearly 12 hours of battery life under normal usage), thanks to the M7 motion coprocessor. In iPad Air, instead of the A7 chip, the more efficient M7 coprocessor gathers motion related information resulting in improved battery backup.
Before the launch of iPad Air, the speculations were that it will possibly come with Touch ID fingerprint scanner as seen in iPhone 5S, however, Apple decided not to feature this in iPad Air for reasons better known to them. We were really hoping to see that in iPad Air, but, we will have to wait more now — probably iPad Air 2 or iPad 6. However, this no way means that it is a major issue, its just that the presence of Touch ID fingerprint scanner would have served as a topping on icing.
Overall, the iPad Air has all what it takes to become an ideal tablet for anyone who wants a big and fast device that they can rely on for their work or entertainment. Even power users and gamers are going to be satisfied with its performance and extreme reliability. Undoubtedly, its one of the best 10 inch tablets available in the market right now, you can’t go wrong with this one.
Key Specs: 9.7-inch (2048 x 1536 pixels) retina display at 264 pixels per inch (ppi), 64-bit architecture A7 processor and M7 motion co-processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB to 128GB internal storage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and dual cameras (1.2-megapixel FaceTime HD front camera and 5-megapixel iSight rear camera).
Best Price: $499 and up
Sony Xperia Tablet Z
If Apple iPad Air is currently the lightest tablet in its segment, then Sony Xperia Tablet Z, which arrived in the early part of this year, is currently the slimmest 10.1 inch tablet available in the market with thickness of just 6.9 mm. This is only bettered by its waterproof, dust resistant and stylish design that is only excelled further by its superb build quality. Along with quad core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor clocked at 1.5GHz and 2GB of RAM, this don’t lack anything in the performance department too. However, the 10.1 inch display of Sony Xperia Tablet Z having 224ppi pixel density, is not good as like that of iPad Air’s retina display. Still, the Xperia Tablet Z sports a very nice 10.1 inch display with 1920 x 1200 pixels of resolution enhanced by Sony’s Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 screen processing technology for a brilliant HDTV like viewing experience.
In addition, the features like a built-in IR-emitter for controlling TV remotely, PS3 controller compatibility and ability to extend storage space further using microSD card, makes it one of the best 10 inch tablets of 2013. Costing less than iPad Air, it is a truly impressive tablet ever created by Sony so far. Lets see what they come up with next year i.e. 2014.
Key Specs: Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system, 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, micro SD card slot, 16GB or 32GB of internal storage, 2.2-megapixel front and 8.1-megapixel rear cameras and 1920 x 1200 pixels 10.1-inch high resolution display.
Best Price: $436.99 (for 16GB model) and $520.99 (for 32GB model) at Amazon
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition)
The 2014 Edition of Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 brings in some major improvements in the form of a gorgeous 10.1-inch (2560 x 1600 pixels) iPad’s retina-like display and a faux leather back. It does costs $50 more than Apple iPad Air, but, its justified due to its great note-taking and productivity capabilities. Plus, the availability of enhanced S Pen stylus, Samsung’s collection of productivity apps and features combined with micro SD card slot only makes things better.
Its also worth mentioning that 2014 Edition of Galaxy Note 10.1 is the only tablet that features 3GB of RAM which along with 1.9 GHz Exynos 5420 processor delivers performance that can handle any task you throw at it with ease.
Therefore, without any doubt, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) is certainly one of the top premium Android tablets with the display size in and around 10-inch. It is certainly worth a look especially if you do multitasking very often.
Key Specs: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system, 1.9 GHz Samsung Exynos 5420 Octa-Core Processor, 3 GB RAM, 10.1-inch 2560 x 1600 pixels WQXGA display, micro SD card slot and 32GB or 16GB internal storage depending on the model.
Best Price: $549.99 (for 16GB Model) and $599 (for 32GB Model) at Amazon