Since their debut, tablets have steadily been increasing in popularity, particularly because they are small, sleek, and can do almost anything a laptop or desktop can do. Because of the amount of options available, it can be difficult to discern which tablet is the best buy. Here are the top five tablets on the market in terms of both price and capability:
1. iPad Air 2
Apple’s debut of the iPad revolutionized the technology industry. The original iPad was one of the first tablets on the market and it set the precedent for the evolving tablet industry. The iPad Air 2 is lighter, thinner, and comes with state of the art Retina display. At only 1-pound for its 9.7-inch body, it is the lightest tablet of its size and class, making it compact enough to hold comfortably with one hand. With nearly 12 hours of battery life and the ability to watch HD shows from http://www.direct2tv.com/ and other televisions sites, this tablet packs a big punch in a lightweight body.
Price: From $499
2. Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9
Amazon introduced the world to the first exclusive eBook reader, the Kindle, a couple of years ago. Since its release, Amazon has progressively expanded their Kindle market into a one-of-a-kind tablet. In order to keep up with other tablets that provided more than just access to an eBook library, Amazon introduced its new entertainment tablet, offering Amazon Prime members compelling books equipped with a digital library, movies, and TV shows for free.
Price: From $229
3. Google Nexus 9
The Nexus 9 is the first new Nexus tablet since the 2013 Nexus 7 release. Similar to the iPad in both shape and size, the Nexus 9 has a 4:3 screen, 192-core graphics, and the newest Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system. Although it is not as pristine as the iPad, for those in favor of the Android operating system, but want the size of an iPad, the Nexus 9 is the way to go.
Price: From $449
4. Samsung Galaxy Note Pro
For the business minded tablet users, the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro is the top choice. Consumers can purchase the Samsung bundle for $700, which offers users exclusive access to Bloomsberg Businessweek, Dropbox, Hancom Office Suite, Remote PC software, and Cisco WebEx Meetings.
Moreover, the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro is made to be business travel compatible, as it has 3 GB of RAM and 32GB of storage space. On top of that, this tablet allows users to run four apps concurrently, making it as accessible as a laptop.
Price: From $599
5. ASUS Transformer Book T100
The Transformer Book offers a unique combination of long-lasting battery life, strong performance, and an inexpensive price tag. The Transformer Book is also sized differently than traditional tablets, as it is bigger than a typical tablet but smaller than a laptop. It’s large screen and keyboard dock makes this tablet perfect for computing.
Price: From $349
Whether you are ready to join the tablet world or upgrade to a new tablet, these tablets are the best in their class.