TonisTechBlog’s Holiday Gift Guide 2012 for tablets!
There’s still days before Christmas eve, but for some there’s no time to lay down and wait. If you’re looking for tablet PC to buy for christmas, but still don’t have a clue what tablet you should buy, because stores are full of tablet PC’s these days. In this Holiday Gift Guide i want to help you out and make it easier to make your decision on what tablet you should buy.
Price Range 150-350€
Apple iPad MiniPrice: 339€(Apple)
Apple’s highly waited iPad Mini is finally here. iPad Mini is great tablet for those who want to read and wants to take it to everywhere. It’s much more comfortable keep in hand than it’s bigger brother, but of course it’s small size eats up some key specs. As Apple didn’t want to include Retina display to it, it’s a little bummer, but for normal users it doesn’t matter. iPad Mini is high-end tablet and don’t let it’s small size fool you, it’s still packed with quite impressive specs, and with more than 250,000 dedicated iPad apps it’s a great device.
Key Specs: 7.9-inch display with screen resolution of 1024-by-768 (163 PPI), iOS 6, dual-core A5 CPU, 16GB of internal storage, 512MB of RAM and battery life of 10 hours.
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Google Nexus 7 was launched while ago, but it’s still one of the best Android tablets in the markets, if not the best. Nexus 7 is ideal for you if you want to get that pure Android experience, and with price of only 250€ it’s ideal tablet if you don’t want to pay big bucks for your tablet.
Key Specs:7-inch display with screen resolution of 1,280-by-800, up to 32GB of internal storage, Nvidia Tegra 3 CPU, and Nexus 7 is powered by Android 4.2.
Kindle Fire HD Price: 159€(Amazon)
Kindle Fire HD has been also in the market some time now, and when it was launched it has got many praising reviews. This tablet it for those who wants to stick out of the crowd. Fire HD is powered with customized Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. So if you don’t want to go with basic iOS or normal Android, this is tablet for you. Key Specs: 7-inch display with screen resolution of1,280-by-800, up to 32GB of internal storage, 11 hours of battery life and Dual-core 1.2GHz OMAP4460 CPU.
Price Range 399-550€
Google Nexus 10 Price: $399(Google)(no pricing for Euros yet)
Google Nexus 10 hasn’t been in the markets for long now, but it’s has got many great reviews and they are praising it’s amazing display. This tablet is absolutely the best Android tablet on the market now, with it’s Pure Android experience it’s totally dominates the Android tablet markets. As it is Google branded device, you’ll always be on top of the update line, which means that you will receive Android OS updates first without any carrier or other disruptions. This tablet it for you if you’re looking for bigger than Nexus 7 tablet, and wants tablet display to be top notch.
Key Specs: 10-inch display with screen resolution of 2,560-by-1,600(300PPI), up to 32GB of internal storage, dual-core A15 processor, 5MP camera(rear), 1.9MP camera(front), Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, 9,000mAh battery.
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Apple iPad 4 Price: 509€(Apple)
iPad 4 was launched just recently and it has raised some critics among iPad 3 users, as it was just released 6 months after iPad 3. iPad 4 now has faster A6X processor to make the tablet even faster, also on board is Lightning port and it’s Retina display makes it the best tablet in the current tablet markets. This tablet is for you if you want the ultimate tablet experience with iOS 6 and amazing Retina display. Key Specs: A6X processor, 9.7-inch display with screen resolution of 2,048-by-1,536, 1GB of RAM and up to 64GB of internal storage.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Price: 549€(Samsung)
Galaxy Note 10.1 was recently launched and is mostly known for it’s S Pen feature. It’s design is quite plastic and don’t feel quite high-end tablet on the hand. It runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. If you need to take lots of notes and want to make some artistic notes to your friends, this is the tablet for you. I must say though that the S Pen will bring whole new level to it. Key Specs: 10.1-inch display with screen resolution of 1,280-by-800, quad-core 1.4GHz Exynos Processor, up to 64GB of internal storage and 2GB of RAM.
Price Range 550€ – …
Microsoft Surface Price: 579€ with touch cover(Microsoft)
Maybe one of the anticipated tablets this year must be Microsoft Surface. This tablet was launched recently and it runs Windows RT. With the tablet you have option to purchase Touch-Cover providing soft keyboard dock. Surface is one of the best build tablet on the market now and it’s cool design material feels great. There’s also kick stand located behind the tablet, so you can easily put the Surface tablet on tablet and start watching movies or photos. There’s also something bad in this tablet, or actually what’s missing, those are apps. There’s still not much apps in the Windows Store and it can’t compete anywhere near with Apple’s iOS or Android ecosystems. If you like Windows ecosystem and are familiar with Windows RT, you might want to check this tablet out.
Key Specs: 10.6-inch display with screen resolution of 1366-by-768, up to 64GB of internal storage, 2GB of RAM, 8 hours of battery life and two 720p cameras.
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Samsung Ativ Tab Price: Around 700-850€(Samsung)
Samsung Ativ tab was first introduced in IFA Berlin 2012. It runs Windows RT, and has 10.1-inch display. Ativ Tab is also Samsung’s first Windows tablet. It’s only 8.9mm thin and it comes preloaded with Office Home and Student 2013. I must say that if you’re big fanboy of Samsung and want great Windows RT experience this tablet is for you, of course it will come with hefty price tag with it. Key Specs: 10.1-inch display with screen resolution of 1,360-by-768, up to 64GB of internal storage, 2GB of RAM and 5MP camera.
ASUS Vivo Tab Price: 799€(ASUS)
ASUS VivoTab features sleek and slim design, with it’s keyboard dock it transforms into laptop instantly. It runs Windows 8, which makes it very neat tablet, and also very expensive one. Sure there’s power enough and the design makes it even better, but once again apps are just not there yet. Key Specs: 11.6-inch display with screen resolution of 1,366-by-768, 2GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage and 32GB of ASUS WebStorage, 8MP camera, Intel dual-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz.