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Samsung Galaxy Tab PRO 10.1
Samsung currently has a lot of tablets on the market – over 30 by my last count – so it looks like they are shotgunning the market with every size and shape tablet possible, and seeing what people want.
The selling point of the Galaxy Tab PRO 10.1 is the "PRO" label. Samsung have packed this tablet with power so people can get their work done.
- KitKat (Android 4.4) with Samsung TouchWiz
- Exynos 5 Octa-core CPU with 2GB RAM
- 10.1-inch display at 2560 x 1600 pixels (with a pixel density of 299 pixels-per-inch)
- 8 MP rear camera with flash
- 2 MP front camera
- 16GB internal storage
- microSD card support
- With Galaxy Perks, you’ll also receive content and services like a $25 Google Play credit, 3 free months of Hulu Plus, 50GB of Dropbox space, and 1 year of Gogo Inflight Internet access and more
Google Nexus 10
Here is the Nexus 7's bigger brother — the Nexus 10. However, be aware that we are currently waiting for Google to announce a replacement for this device. This could happen any time soon.
The Nexus 10 sports a 10-inch screen with a 2560x1600 resolution display, a dual core ARM Cortex A15 processor, and a quad core Mali T604 graphics processor.
The Samsung-made tablet also comes with a choice of 16GB or 32GB of storage, a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera, a 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera – which is far superior to the 1.2 megapixel camera that the Nexus 7 has – and a power pack capable of delivering 11 hours of usage.
The Nexus is designed by Google, and so it offers the best, purest Android experience possible – and it also means that you will get operating system updates direct from Google, rather than have to wait for the hardware makers to the update.
Overall, a powerful, very well made tablet, and if you have space in your life for a 10-inch tablet, you should take a look at this one. The main downside of the Nexus is that it does not feature a card slot to allow you to expand the storage.
At a glance:
- 10-inch, 2560x1600 display
- Dual core ARM Cortex A15 processor
- Android 4.2 "Jelly Bean" upgradable to 4.4 "KitKat"
- 5 megapixel rear-facing camera, a 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera
- Choice of 16GB and 32GB of internal storage
- Battery life of 11 hours
Price: from $399.
Amazon Kindle Fire HD
Amazon, a company that rose to fame by making it easier and cheaper to get your hands on the books you wanted, has been aggressively getting into both the hardware and digital content markets over the past few years. And the recently updated Kindle Fire HD is testament to how serious Amazon is about disrupting the tablet market.
- Fire OS 3.0, a highly modified version of Android
- 1.5GHz dual-core processor
- 7-inch 1280x800 HD display featuring a pixel density of 216 pixels-per-inch
- Dolby audio
- Dual-band Wi-Fi
- 10 hour battery life
- Choice of 8GB and 16GB internal storage
Price: from $139.