There are tons of tablets in the market from different manufactures to select from, but these are the best tablets for the 2014 market. It’s difficult to find a tablet that can give maximum satisfaction to the consumers in today’s market, every user has different needs and expectations when looking for a tablet, some look for a powerful and productive tablet, others look for a tablet for entertainment purposes, so it depends on your needs and expectations. This is the list for the best tablets in the 2014′s market and it’s based on price, quality, and performance.
1. iPad Air
Apple is the number one manufacturer of the best tablets in the market. With the stunning iPad Air, the Apple company has exceed the consumer’s expectations when it comes to the quality of their latest tablet, which represents the Apples’s culture of stunning design. This is a sleek and lightweight tablet, In fact, is one of the thinnest and lightest tablets in the world, being also the fastest and most reliable tablets of Apple featuring A7 Processor combined with the M7 motion coprocessor. Its brilliant screen resolution of 2048p x 1536p at 264 pixels per inch (ppi) featuring Retina Display Technology makes the best of all, there is nocompetition for the ipad’s screen resolution.
Ipad Air features 64-bit architecture technology that makes iPad more powerful with less power consumption with a 10 hour battery life. There are many more great features, but the following are the best features of this tablet:
- A7 Chip with 64-bit Architecture combined with M7 motion coprocessor which makes it faster
- Apple iOS 7 the world’s most advanced mobile Operating System
- Retina Display 9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
- Built-in Apps, plus wide range of apps available in the App store.
- UltraFast Wi-Fi and LTE bands technology.
- Slim design which makes it one of the best tablets to carry in outdoor places.
Models and Prices
|16GB WiFi Cellular||$629|
|32GB WiFi Cellular||$729|
|64GB WiFi Cellular||$829|
|128GB WiFi Cellular||$929|
2. iPad Mini 2 with Retina Display
This gadget deserves to be the second best tablet in the market. It offers improved features over the old version with an updated processor and a screen resolution with four times the resolution of the previous-generation. Its amazing features are very incomparable to what the other examples of tablets have to offer. If people were to ask me which feature I like most of this tablet, I would with no doubt say that is its screen resolution, it’s just amazing how this little thing can be able to hold a brilliant screen resolution even higher than a HDTV, with Retina Display Technology and 2048-by-1536 screen resolution 326 pixels per inch (ppi). Powered by an A7 processor with 64- bit technology representing the power of a desktop computer all in a tablet. Thin and light design with only 0.29 inch thick and weight 0.73 pound, making it a truly portable tablet. It has an improved performance that will allow its users to enjoy all of its features for longer hours. Here are the best features that the consumers will surely like from this tablet:
- Retina Display 7.9-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
- A7 Chip with 64-bit technology combined with a clever M7 motion co-processor
- Apple’s iOS 7 the world’s most advance mobile operating system
- UltraFast Wi-Fi technology and LTE bands.
- Slim design which makes it one of the best tablets to carry in outdoor places
Models and Price
|16GB WiFi Cellular||$529|
|32GB WiFi Cellular||$629|
|64GB WiFi Cellular||$729|
|128GB WiFi Cellular||$829|
3. Surface Pro 3
Microsoft is back this time with the Surface Pro 3, a tablet that can replace your laptop, being one of the most powerful and productive tablets in the world. Surface Pro 3 can handle everything from web browsing, office suites, video editing, games, HD video, and much more. Microsoft worked hard to packed a fourth generation Intel Core i7 processor into a thinner and lightweight box, weighting only 800 grams (1.76 lb), with a larger 12 inch screen featuring crisper and brighter 2160 x 1440 screen resolution with a 3:2 aspect ratio. Multiple kickstand positions is a handy feature when working with the tablet in different position for more comfort, it also features a smart pen that lets you take notes in your own handwriting.
There is no other tablet that can offer the expansion options of the surface pro 3 tablet featuring MicroSD Card Reader to add more storage memory, USB 3.0 port to add external devices, Surface Ethernet adapter to connect the tablet to your network, Docking Station to connect all your favorite external devices to your tablet. So, this tablet has many points in favor to be one of the best tablet in the market with a somewhat high price, but it worth it. Here are the key features:
- 4th generation Intel Core i3, i5, or i7 Processor TPM Chip for enterprise security
- 12 inch ClearType Full HD Display
- 9 hours Battery life
- Bluetooth 4.0 Low energy technlogy
- 5.0 Megapixels front and rear camera
- Multiple Kickstand positions
- Full-size USB 3.0 and microSDXC card reader
- Windows 8.1 Pro operating system
- 800 grams weight
Models and Price
- Intel Core i3, 64 GB storage and 4 GB of RAM—$799
- Intel Core i5, 128 GB storage and 4 GB of RAM—$999
- Intel Core i5, 256 GB storage and 8 GB of RAM—$1,299
- Intel Core i7, 256 GB storage and 8 GB of RAM—$1,549
- Intel Core i7, 512 GB storage and 8 GB of RAM—$1,949
4.Google Nexus 7
Google claims this tablet to be the world’s sharpest 7″ tablet screen. As a proof for such claim, its screen resolution is a stunning 1080p HD IPS with 1920×1200 HD display (323 ppi) which displays vivid and brilliant images and videos in vibrant 1080p HD. It is one of the most affordable models of android tablets in the today’s market, though its features and overall performance are very impressive. It has an excellent build quality and the following are its best features:
- Brilliant 7.02″ 1920×1200 HD display (323 ppi) 1080p HD IPS
- Fast Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, 1.5GHz Quad Core Processor
- 16 to 32GB Memory Space
- 1.2MP front facing, fixed focus 5MP rear facing, auto focus
- Fits perfectly in your hand with excellent build quality
Model and price
16 GB WiFi = $229
32 GB WiFi = $269
32 GB Wifi +LTE = 349
5. Sony Xperia Table Z2
Sony presents this tablet as the slimmest and lightest waterproof tablet in the world At only 6.4 mm and less than 440 grams. It features a very powerful Quad-core processor with 2.3 GHz that can catch up to the performance of the best tablets in the market. It is such a great experience holding this tablet, it is best for entertainment purpose being a PlayStation certified tablet. Its flexibility is just great, it can be used as a laptop, TV, and even as a game console. The following are its best features:
- Powerful 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Quad-core processor accompanied by 3 GB of RAM memory
- Brilliant display resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels.
- Slimmest and lightest Waterproof tablet in the world
- Rear Camera featuring 8 MP with Exmor RS sensor
- It is a PlayStation certified tablet where the Sony’s PlayStation Suite can be accessed.
Model and price
32 GB = $600
16 GB = $500
6. LG G Pad 8.3
This is actually one of the most affordable tablets in the market. Some individuals claimed that LG created this gadget to provide a strong rival for the Apple’s IPad Mini 2. It features a fast quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor. It has a very impressive display quality with 1920 x 1200 pixels. And its metal back makes it one of the most comfortable tablets to carry in different places. LG G Pad 8.3 has the following features:
- Impressive 8.3” FHD IPS Display with 1,920 x 1,200 pixels
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 1.7GHz quad-core processor
- Extended battery life with 4,600mAh battery which has a larger power capacity.
- True Multi-tasking with QSlide Function and SLIDE ASIDE
Models and price
16 GB = $329.99
7. Galaxy Note 10.1 2014
The idea behind this tablet is to be the best productive tablet, obviously at this time is not the best out there, but it has been improving every feature with newer model. It is a very slim and light tablet featuring a stunning 10″ WQXGA Super clear LCD with 1600 x 2560 pixels, beautiful design accompanied with its famous stylus. Powered by a 1.9GHz Quad + Little core 1.3GHz Quad processor. It is a very productive tablet integrated with office applications to make your work even easier. here are its best features
- Octa processor with Big Core 1.9GHz Quad + Little core 1.3GHz Quad
- WQXGA Super clear LCD with 1600 x 2560 pixels resolution.
- A fun and intuitive way to surf around your device using the STYLUS.
- Rear CMOS, 8MP camera and CMOS, 2MP front camera.
Models and Price
16 GB = $549.99
8. Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7
The competition becomes more challenging for all the tablet’s manufacturers in the market because of the presence of this tablet. Kindle Fire versions remain strong and popular at the present time because of the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7. It is powered by a Quad-core Snapdragon Processor with 2.2 GHz with is fast enough to run almost any game and application.This tablet features stunning and brilliant screen resolution. In addition to that, it is very easy to use. This tablet falls in this position because is very limited to the Amazon world, there is not much flexibility in its operating system. Here are the features of this tablet:
- 7″ HDX display (1920×1200), high pixel density (323 PPI)
- The fastest processor on a 7″ tablet—powerful 2.2GHz Snapdragon quad-core processor
- It features the latest version of custom Amazon UI Fire 3.0 Android Jelly Bean
- A 720 pixel front camera.
- Fast and powerful WiFi and the latest LG technology
Models and Price
16 GB WiFi = $229
16 GB WiFi + 4G LTE = $329
32 GB WiFi = $269
32 GB WiFi + 4G LTE = $369
64 GB WiFi = $309
64 GB WiFi + 4G LTE = $409
These are the best tablet in the market for 2014, obviously there are upcoming tablet version that will bring better features, but for now we’re concentrating on the tablets available on the market.