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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7-inch
Now that Apple has released the iPad mini, this seems to have rekindled interest in smaller tablets. For those who are looking for a highly-portable tablet on a budget, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 is worth a look.
The 7-inch screen with 1024x600 resolution display is a little meagre compared to the Nexus 7, but offsetting this is the micro-SD card slot that allows you to bump the storage up from the stock 8GB for a few dollars. For those wanting to carry around a lot of data, that little card slot is worth its weight in gold.
The tablet is powered by a dual core Texas Instruments OMAP processor and a 3 megapixel rear-facing camera. The stock operating system is Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich" but you can upgrade to Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean".
At a glance:
- 7-inch, 1024x600 display
- 1GHz Texas Instruments OMAP processor
- Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich"
- 3 megapixel rear camera, and a VGA front camera
- Choice of 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB
- Battery life of about 5 hours
Price: from $200.
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Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700T
The Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700T is not only the slimmest and lightest 1920x1200 resolution Full HD Android tablet on the market, but it is also stylish and very well put together.
The 10.1-inch 1920x1200 resolution display is backed by a powerful Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor that is packed with a very capable 12-core GPU. This hardware runs the Android 4.0.3 "Ice Cream Sandwich" operating system, which is now showing its age, but is nonetheless a very capable and robust platform.
The tablet features an 8 megapixel rear camera, and a 2 megapixel front camera, and the battery can go for 9.5 hours between recharges.
At a glance:
- 10.1-inch 1920x1200 display
- Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor
- Android 4.0.3 "Ice Cream Sandwich"
- 8 megapixel rear camera, and a 2 megapixel front camera
- Choice of 32GB or 64GB
- Battery life of 9.5 hours
Price: from $499.
Link/image source: Asus.