As per a previous report by Market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC), it was noted that in the year 2014, the global market share of Windows tablets would increase slightly, while those of Android and iOS tablets would begin to decline.
However, while we wait for that to happen eventually, with the year still a long way away from finishing, it seems like more and more manufacturers are opting for devices that are not only powerful, but also light.
There are a number of tech manufacturers including Apple, Samsung and more that aim to provide cutting-edge technology with all the devices they push out for the market.
And while all the focus is generally imparted toward high-class tough performance, connectivity, long battery life and advanced technology, a tablets size is also something to be considered in this ongoing race.
So if you are to buy a tablet this year that is thin and lives up to the power expectation of an user, we have got just the lineup for you to consider. Take a look at the sliders below.
The Sony Xperia Tablet Z can be pretty much put in the slots of a complete package. It is actually a superb device that has been designed to take on the iPad with a quality screen and innovative features.
The Xperia Tablet Z is one of the thinnest tablets in the market. And if you don't believe us, here's an example: While the iPad 4's thinness is respectable at 9.4mm, the Xperia device takes the standard up by offering a device at 6.9mm.
The Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 8.4 packs a super-sharp display, a powerful processor and an improved UI. But that's not all it offers. Apparently, it's also one of the thinnest devices in the market.
The Samsung-made tablet is just 7.2mm thick and weighs just 325g, making it slightly slimmer and lighter than the iPad mini 2, although with a lot less premium feel to it.
Probably the best out there that money can buy, the Apple-made iPad Air has a stunning design, powerful hardware and a superb collection of apps.
This Apple iPad shows how Apple completely changed its approach with tablets. The device has a 43% thinner bezel with it being 28% lighter. And that makes the device one of the sought after in this category.
The Toshiba Excite 10 supports a huge 128GB expandable memory slot, has a fast Tegra 3-based performance, a comfortable design, and Android 4.0 capabilities.
Standing at just 7.7mm thickness, the Excite 10's smooth, wide, rounded corners and textured metal backside make it comfortable to hold in your hands.
The Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 is very thin and very light for anybody to use. The bezels in ths one are a little thicker than its rivals, but the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 is a well-built tablet, especially considering how light it is.
And at just 374g, the Amazon-made device is almost 100g lighter than the iPad Air.