The tablet war is in full swing and with no end in sight. Technology is getting better, functionality is improving, and deals are being made. Consumers have the most to gain from the tablet wars, but which tablet is the best for you and your needs? Let us take a look at what could very well be the five best tablets on the market today. We will look at reviews, prices, and functionality to help you decide which tablet is right for you:
- Amazon Kindle Fire HDX
You can choose a Kindle Fire HDX that fits your needs and size preference. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9-inch is easy to use; it is priced at $349 and supported by on-demand Kindle support. The slightly more compact 7-inch Fire HDX is priced at $229; it offers a crisp screen, live tech support and fast processing. The Kindle Fire HDX collection is ideal for frequent Amazon users.
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S
There are a couple different Galaxy Tab S sizes you can choose from: 10.5-inch and 8.4-inch. The Galaxy Tab S 8.4 starts at $399; it features a slim design, high-definition display, the latest version of Android KitKat, and blazing speed. The larger 10.5-inch cohort is priced at $499; it is slim, lightweight, and offers 16GB storage.
- Google Nexus
The Google Nexus 7 is a leader in the small-screen tablet market. The $229 price is just as impressive as its functionality and battery life. The tablet features quad-core performance, a 1920 x 1200p, 7-inch display that is crisp and clear with 323 PPI. The tablet weighs only 10.2 ounces, and it is designed with cameras in both the front and back of the device.
- Microsoft Surface Pro 3
We like the Microsoft Surface Pro because it combines the best features of both worlds: laptop functionality and tablet portability. The only downside is the $779-$799 price tag. The productivity machine has a 12-inch display with a 2160 x 1140p screen. Microsoft equipped the 2-in-1 tablet with a kickstand and digital pen. The Surface Pro 3 is thinner and lighter than the previous two models.
- Apple iPad Air 2
It is no surprise that Apple is the number one tablet in the market today. The price for the Apple iPad Air 2 is between $489 and $499. The tablet is the CNET Editors’ Choice for Oct ’14, with an overall 9 out of 10 rating. The iPad is ideal for individual and professional use. Apple designed the tablet with the amazing new Retina Display screen with anti-reflection technology. The new A8X chip delivers astounding speed, and the 8-MP iSight camera offers superior photographing and video resolution. The Apple iPad Air 2 may be 18% thinner than its predecessor, but it has an amazing 675,000-app capacity.