The Verge, an influential tech news site, just published a top ten list of of the best tablets consumers can buy.
1. iPad Air
Powerful light, well built, with plenty of apps: the fifth-generation iPad is still the gold standard of tablets. Add a keyboard and you can do a lot of work on it too.
2. iPad Mini with retina display
A smaller, cheaper and slightly lighter iPad Air. Ideal for reading and for travel.
3. Nexus 7 (2013)
The best Android tablet. HD screen, fast processor, and significantly cheaper than Apple devices.
4. Surface Pro 3
The best Windows tablet. But The Verge says its “a better desktop computer than a tablet” (which, to be frank, makes its fourth position in this ranking kind of strange).
5. Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4
Thin, light, with a fantastic screen. “The closest thing to an iPad mini with Android”.
6. Amazon kindle Fire HDX (8.9 inch)
A very solid device for its price, but recommended mostly to Amazon fans.
7. Dell Venue 8 Pro
The second best windows tablet –the best with a small screen– and a very affordable option.
8. Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014)
“Samsung’s best competitor to the iPad Air”, with also a pen technology for writing and drawing on the screen.
9. Samsung Galaxy Note Pro
With a 12.2-inch screen, one of the largest tablets To consider if the mobility factor is not important to you.
10. Samsung galaxy Tab 4 7.0
At less than $200, it’s the cheapest option.
Strangely, this list omits several devices which The Verge had rated higher, in its reviews, the three Samsung tablets at the bottom of the top 10 list. They include the Xperia Z2 Tablet, the Lenovo ThinkPad8 and the LG G Pad 8.3.
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