Discover the Right Tablet for You
NEW & EMERGING:
With iOS 7 and Key Lime Pie waiting in the wings, new tablets like the iPad Mini and Samsung Galaxy Note 8 offer alternatives to the larger and heavier iPad.
 
MAINSTREAM:
The Apple iPad Retina still commands the lead in larger-sized tablets with others like the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and Nexus 7 as popular alternatives.
 
GOOD VALUES:
For less than $200 you can buy a powerful tablet like the Amazon Kindle Fire HD or Google Nexus 7.
   
  • 7" Touchscreen
  • 16GB Storage
  • Quad-core Tegra 3 processor
  • 9.7" Touchscreen
  • 16GB Storage
  • A6X Dual-Core Processor w/ Quad-core graphics
  • 9.7" Touchscreen
  • 16GB Storage
  • Apple A5 Dual-Core processor
 
 
Technology Cycle
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Android 5.0Android 5.0, a.k.a Key Lime Pie, is the next iteration of the Android Operating System. Not much is known yet, but it is rumored to be optimized for even low spec-ed devices. Android 4.2The latest version of Jelly Bean, this version brings improved camera functionality, gesture typing, lock screen widgets, and more. Android 4.1Also known as "Jelly Bean", this version offered significant upgrades to both performance and looks. Android 3.0Also referred to as "Honeycomb", this version of Android was made specifically for tablets.
  Windows 8Microsoft's new unifying operating system, Windows 8 aims to work seamlessly on computers, tablets, and mobile phones.    
iOS 7iOS 7 includes an all new design, a control center so you can quickly access commonly used settings, AirDrop to quickly and easily share photos, videos, and contacts, and many other improvements to existing built-in apps. iOS 6The current iOS 6 offers a variety of improvements to existing apps and even some new ones, most notably Maps and Passbook.    
Octa-core processorsThese are the next-gen processors shipping with the next batch of high-end tablets. It features 8 cores, but don't be fooled, as it only uses a maximum of 4 cores for a task — 4 "Speedy" cores and 4 "Slower" cores. It uses the slower core for less intensive tasks and the speedier cores for more intensive tasks, which in theory, will be more energy efficient. Bottom line, it is still an improvement over quad-core processors. Quad-core processorsHigher-end tablets come equipped with Tegra 3, a quad-core processor with improved speeds and display capabilities.    
Bluetooth 4.0The future of bluetooth, profile 4.0 offers increased energy efficiency and is appearing in the latest smartphones, tablets, smart watches, and other gadgets where battery life is important. Bluetooth 3.0Bluetooth profile 3.0 offers increased data transfer speeds of up to 24 Mbits/s. Bluetooth 2.1 + edrProfile 2.1 features secure simple pairing, which allows for easy and secure pairing with all your compatible devices. Bluetooth 2.0 + edrProfile 2.0 has Enhanced Data Rate (EDR), improving its speed to 3Mbit/s.