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Top 5 Android Tablets – August 2012

If you are looking to get the finest tablet in the market today, I must admit that with so many Android tablets with amazing features out there and with more and more being released each month, it is not easy settling on one.  This is because you can easily be spoilt of choice with so many options.  I have a list of the best 5 tablets you can choose from though, I hope you find it useful.

 

5: [easyazon-link asin=”B007M50PTM” locale=”us”]Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 2[/easyazon-link]

Samsung has been on the roll for this entire year, dominating various fields and news headlines.  The Galaxy Tab 10.1 2 is a sequel to last year’s Galaxy Tab 10.1.  Strangely enough, this is one of the most popular tablets today although the specs are not earth shattering.  With just a dual core processor and very simplistic features, this tablet would have easily been at the bottom of the list of top tablets had it not been its solid build and concentration of features.  This tablet takes the number 5 spot of the finest tablets in the US market today.

 

Core Specs

Processor: Dual core 1 Ghz TI OMAP 4430

OS: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

RAM: 1 GB

Display: 10.1 inch PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen 149 ppi 1280×800 LCD Display

Memory: 16 or 32GB of Storage with microSD card slot

Cameras: 3.15 MP rear camera, Front VGA camera

Battery: 7000 mAh battery

Depending on what you need your tablet for, this would be perfect for a balance between office productivity and gaming, socializing and work.

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4. ASUS Transformer TF300

The Asus transformer pad fits the top 5 list largely because it has some incredible features and you can find some amazing accessories to add that effectively transforms it into a laptop of some sort if you so wish.  This tablet is way cheaper than its brothers the Infinity and the Prime, but comparing the features and the price reveals that it is a steal for the buyer.  With a Tegra 3 quad core processor, a solid build and all the whistles and bells of a modern tablet such as WiFi, GPS, keyboard dock, GeForce 12-Core display and 3d built in stereo, this is a gadget to admire.

 

Core Specs

Processor: NVIDIA Tegra 3 1.2Ghz T30L Quad-Core CPU

OS: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

RAM: 1 GB

Display: 10.1″ WXGA (1280 × 800) LED Backlight IPS panel 350nits 10 finger multi-touch

Memory: 16 or 32GB of Storage with microSD card slot

Cameras: 8 MP rear, 1.2 MP front

Battery: 22 Watt Hour battery

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3. [easyazon-link asin=”B008F4NL04″ locale=”us”]ASUS Transformer Infinity[/easyazon-link]

It is almost impossible to ignore the popularity of Asus right now, and it is because of gadgets like the Transformer infinity.  Although there is the transformer prime with its amazing high end features, when we look at the best, the price and how features can be beneficial to an ordinary user also comes into play.  This is why the infinity is among the top tablets today.  Just like the TF300, this version of 10 inch tablet comes with many features and very commendable specs including a powerful processor, up to 64 GB of inbuilt memory, full HD display, optional dock and keyboard and an extra battery (on the keyboard dock).

Core Specs

Processor: 1.6 Ghz Quad-core Tegra 3 CPU

OS: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

RAM: 1 GB

Display: 10.1 inch 224 ppi 1920×1200 Super IPS+ Screen

Memory: 32 or 64 GB of Storage (microSD slot for more memory)

Cameras: 8 MP rear and 2.0 MP front

Battery: 25 Watt Hour overall battery

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2. [easyazon-link asin=”B008M4K5MY” locale=”us”]Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1[/easyazon-link]

The Galaxy Note 2 is the newest entry onto this list, and onto the market on the line of Galaxy devices (I am talking of devices already in the market).  This impressive tablet features an innovative S Pen feature, high end specs and tons of features that makes it perfect for school, office and home entertainment device.  Reviewers are pointing out a number of issues with the performance and responsiveness of the gadget but these are not issues to worry about.  If you want a tablet to use anywhere you go, for almost anything, be it gaming or research, then this is it.

 

Core Specs

Processor: 1.4 Ghz Quad Core Exynos with Mali 400MP GPU

OS: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

RAM: 2 GB

Display: 10.1 inch PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen 149 ppi 1280×800 LCD Display

Memory: 16, 32 or 64GB of Storage with microSD card slot

Cameras: 5 MP rear and 1.9 MP front

Battery: 7000 mAh battery

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1. [easyazon-link asin=”B008J6VYUC” locale=”us”]Google Nexus 7[/easyazon-link]

Google’s 7 inch Nexus is a winner in many ways – from pricing to features and specs.  For less than $200, many users have managed to acquire a winning gadget that packs sufficient power for gaming and has specs that makes it perfect for social use too such as a high definition camera and tons of enhancements.  What’s more, this is the only tablet that actually comes with Google’s new operating system the Android Jelly Bean.  If you have held the Nexus on your hands, you will agree with me that it is one of the finest build gadgets of the year.  For the geeks who feel that the stock  Quad Core power is not enough, overclocking the Nexus has shown that some amazing power can be let out of this beast in a 7 inch enclosure.

 

Core Specs

Processor: 1.3 GHz Quad-core Tegra 3 Processor with NVidia GeForce ULP 12-core GPU

OS: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

RAM: 1 GB

Display: 7 inch 216 ppi 1280 × 800 HD IPS Display

Memory: 8 or 16 GB of Storage (no microSD slot)

Camera: 1.2 MP Front camera

Battery: 4325 mAh
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