Tablets are fast becoming indispensable part our lives. They aren't the most powerful gadgets around but their simplicity makes them usable.
Unlike laptops, tablet devices are easy to carry around and comes in different screen sizes. So, it's quite easy for a buyer to choose accordingly.
On the surface, they seem quite different. Laptops are primarily considered for creating content, whereas tablets devices are mostly considered for content-consumption.
However, with changing times, tablets have emerged as a better buy than cheap Windows powered laptops. There are number of reasons why a user should consider a tablet over an average Windows-powered laptop.
For starters , the tablet is smaller than a normal sized laptop. For instance, the 7-inch Nexus 7 (2013) tablet weighs 299 grams. If you are looking for the tablet that serves as a companion device, make sure you choose a good looking 7-inch tablet over a laptop.
Most laptops have low-quality displays, barring a few. On the average, tablets boast higher resolution touch screen display, that makes them apt for reading on the go. Oh yes, the tablet doubles as an e-book reader.
Well, typing experience on the tablet device is still not evolved; though, you can always rely on the third-party keyboards. You'll find number of good options from manufacturers like Logitech and Belkin.
In terms of productivity, users can choose from a variety of third-party productivity apps available on Play store. Google's QuickOffice, for instance, is so far the best office tool we've tested so far for an Android run tablet.
We all hate when our devices run out of battery, and this is where a tablet device can come in handy. An average 7-inch tablet can run up to 7-8 hours. In general, tablets run longer when compared to laptops.
Tablets costs less than the average laptop, and ultimately it's up to the user how you going to use a device.
Today, we've hand picked top 5 new 7-inch Android tablets you shouldn't miss out. Happy Weekend!
HP Slate 7 VoiceTab (16GB)
The HP Slate7 VoiceTab tablet packs a 7-inch IPS HD display having a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. Under the hood, it is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Marvell PXA1088 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM and 16GB inbuilt storage, which can be further expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card. Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean comes out of the box. The device also supports dual-SIM functionality with voice-calling capability. On the imaging front, there is a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter.The makers have added a 4100mAh battery fitted inside. Additionally, the 7-inch tablet comes with 25GB of free cloud storage from Box and also comes preloaded with apps such as, HP Connected Photo, HP File Manage, HP e-Print and HP Connected Music. Other connectivity options include: 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, Micro-USB and EDGE support.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Neo
The Galaxy Tab 3 Neo features a 7-inch WSVGA display having a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. It is powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, backed by 1GB of RAM and 8GB of on-board storage, and runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS out of the box. The 8GB internal memory is expandable up to 64GB via a microSD card slot. On the imaging front, it features a 2-megapixel rear-facing camera, but lacks a front-facing shooter which could have been a killer add-on feature. The makers have added a 3,600mAh battery fitted inside. Other connectivity options include: 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB 2.0 and A-GPS.
Dell Venue 7 Tablet
The Dell Venue 7 comes with a 7-inch IPS display offering having a HD resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. It is powered by a 1.6 GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2760 processor and sports Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) OS, 9.6 mm thick and weighs 235 grams, 3MP rear camera, 0.3MP (VGA) front-facing camera, 3.5mm audio jack, 3G (Optional), WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS, 2GB DDR2 RAM, 16GB internal memory, expandable up to 32GB via micro SD, 4100 mAh battery with up to 10 hours of HD video playback.
Lava QPad e704
The Lava QPad E704 features a 7-inch IPS display having a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels.
It is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Broadcom processor and runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box. There's a 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory, which can be expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card slot.
The tablet is packed with a 3,500mAh battery which will provide up to 300 hours of standby time and 10 hours talk time.
Additionally, the QPAD e704 supports 3G voice and video calls (3G Dual-SIM). On the imaging front, you will find a 3.2-megapixel rear-facing camera and a VGA quality front-facing shooter.
iBall Slide 3G17 Tablet
This iBall-made tablet comes with a 7-inch display having a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. It is powered by a 1.3 GHz dual-core Cortex A7 processor coupled with 512MB RAM , 4GB of ROM ( yes, expandabale) and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean comes out of the box. There's a 2MP rear camera with flash and a 0.3MP (VGA) front-facing shooter. Connectivity options are pretty regular with 3G HSPA+21 (via SIM card slots), WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS.
Asking price- Rs. 7,649