Digital consumption in Indian has skyrocketed in the last few months. In the era of digitally sound environment, new age tablet devices like tablets are playing a pivotal role. Whilst many organizations are yet to understand the role a tablet plays in the near future, but some educationalists want new age mobile devices to be a part of curriculum.
You may think that Apple's iPad is the coolest product ever made. But hey, iPads make up 94 % of the market for education tablet. For Apple, educational business represents a staggering $1 billion, and that's pretty huge.
These days, you'll get an iPad 4 (16GB) for Rs. 28,000 in the Indian market. In comparison to a decent laptop, you need to shell up to Rs. 40,000 with update to date processor and powerful graphics card.
The reason is simple: it's easy for a school to implement an iPad over traditional desktop/laptop. The iPad is less expensive to purchase over any other laptop with average specifications.
Apple iPad is more portable, and easy to carry around. Moreover, the difference in weight can make a big difference for educational institution to implement an iPad. With the introduction of educational apps and cheap e-learning packages, more and more educational institutions are ready to use tablet in a more productive ways.
Aside from Apple iPad, Google's Android powered tablets are more popular in India due to cost and easy availability in the market. The range starts from Rs. 4,000 and goes up to Rs.50,000 for the top-end market.
Whether you consider an iPad or even an affordable Android tablet, it is always recommended to ask how long the tablet runs on a single charge.
To make sure you choose the best tablet--GizBot handpicked top 5 tablets with insanely long lasting battery life available in India. Let us know in the comments below?
Asking price – Rs. 20,990
Nexus 7 (2013) Wi-Fi
The Nexus 7 (2013) is a second-generation 7-inch tablet launched by Google. The tablet has a 7-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,200 pixels at 323 PPI. Android Jelly Bean 4.3 operating system comes out of the box. The device is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor coupled with 2GB RAM.
There's a 5-megapixel rear facing camera and a 1.3-mega pixel camera on the front side of the tablet. The tablet will be available in 16GB/32GB of internal storage. The makers have added a 3,950mAh Li Ion battery. Other connectivity options include: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, GPS, GLONASS, microUSB, and HDMI connectivity. The 3,950mAh battery can run up to 7 hours (Wi-Fi) on a single charge.
Asking price- Rs.22,999
Lenovo Yoga 8
The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 features an 8-inch IPS HD display having a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. Under the hood, the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 has a 1.2GHz quad-core processor (MT 8389) coupled with 1GB LP DDR2 memory and 16GB of internal memory (expandable up to 64GB via a microSD card slot). The device packs a 6000mAh battery fitted inside with battery backup of 18 hours on continues usage.
The Yoga Tablet 8 has a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. Users can record videos in Full HD 1080p format. Other connectivity features include: 3G (Voice calling supported), Wi-Fi, 2G (EDGE), Bluetooth, A-GPS, USB 2.0, amongst others.
Asking price – Rs.28,599
Nevertheless, Apple iPad 4 is still so far the best tablet device available in India. You may find the iPad 4 an expensive beast over other competitor Android tablet, but it's hard to beat the device. Apple claims that the iPad 4 can be used continuously up to 10 hours on single charge. And Apple is not faking it around for sure. Apple iPad 4 runs the latest iOS 7 mobile operating system, which is so far the most advance OS available.
Asking price - Rs 12,000
Asus FonePad 3G/Wi-Fi
Asus made FonePad has a 7-inch WXGA IPS display having a resolution of 1280 X 800 pixels. It packs a 1.2-GHz Intel Atom single core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. There's a 3-mega pixel rear camera and a 1.2-mega pixel front facing camera fitted. The tablet comes with 8GB of internal storage (expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card slot). Android 4.2 Jelly Bean comes out of the box.
The FonePad comes with a 4,270mAh battery fitted inside. This device is one among the best 7-inch tablets with longest battery life. You can use the FonePad as a cellular phone, thanks to 3G voice calling support.
Asking price - Rs 15,499
Samsung Galaxy Tab 211 3G/Wi-Fi
The 7-inch display has a resolution of 1024 x 600. The device comes with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of ROM, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean comes out of the box with Samsung's own UI on the top. The Tab 3 T211 supports built-in 3G SIM connectivity. Even 3G voice calling is supported.
On the strength side, the battery is just phenomenal (4000mAh), and we would like to recommend the tablet for a young college/school going student. There's a 3.2MP rear facing camera and a 1.3MP front facing camera.