Large, small and extra large; luxurious and cheap, with Android, iOS or Windows; venghino gentlemen, venghino: ce n 'for everyone
Gone are the days when the tablets all looked alike. Of course, even today's tablets are always substantially large displays with silicon around, but over the years the producers of the category have perfected themselves enough to be able to churn out gadget for an increasingly diverse audience. From tablets designed for more demanding users to think about for a low impact on your wallet. From super compact tablets to bulky ones that can be expanded with accessories. For gamers or professionals. We have put together the best proposals of the last few months.
Nvidia Shield tabletdimensions: 221 x 126 x 9.2 mm | Weight: 390 grams | Display: 8 inch IPS | Resolution: 1920 x 1200 pixels | Operating system: Android Lollipop |Processor: Nvidia Tegra K1 | RAM: 2GB | Camera: 5 + 5 megapixels |Internal Memory: 16GB + microSD |Price: from 229 euros
Under the aggressive look of the gadget designed for gamers there is actually a tablet that can please everyone. The 8-inch full HD display, compact size and stereo front speakers make it an excellent device for video consumption (as well as, of course, games) and the passive nib included in the body an extra gear for creatives and professionals .
Sony Xperia Z4 tablet / Xperia Z3 Tablet Compactdimensions: 254 x 167 x 6.1 mm | Weight: 389 grams | Display: 10.1 inch IPS | Resolution: 2560 x 1600 pixels | Operating system: Android Lollipop |Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 | RAM: 3GB | Camera: 8.1 + 5.1 megapixels |Internal Memory: 32GB + microSD | Price: from 349 euros
The Sony tablet does not miss anything: first-class processor supported by 3GB of RAM, 10.1-inch high-quality screen at 2560 × 1600 pixel resolution, support for MicroSD cards, 4G connectivity … All enclosed in a shell which is not afraid of rain and accidental baths, as traditionally Sony. Too big? The Z3 Tablet Compact variant brings together similar features in an 8-inch full HD display.
Apple iPad Mini 4dimensions: 203.2x 134.8 x 6.1 mm | Weight: 299 grams | Display: 7.9 inches IPS | Resolution: 1536 x 2048 pixels | Operating system: iOS 9 |Processor: Apple A8 | RAM: 2GB | Camera: 8 + 1.2 megapixels |Internal Memory: 16-128GB | Price: from 399 euros
Relegated to the sidelines of the Apple event at the beginning of September, the last mini tablet in Cupertino should not be underestimated: it manages to cram all the technology on the previous iPad Air (including the fingerprint reader, the A8 processor and the Retina display ) in a durable, thin body with an unmistakable look. And the result is so compact that you can make it disappear in the bag.
Google Nexus 9 (starting from 389 euros)
dimensions: 228.2 x 153.7x 8.1 mm | Weight: 436grams | Display: 8.9 inches IPS | Resolution: 1536x 2048 pixels | Operating system: Android Lollipop |Processor: Nvidia Tegra K1 | RAM: 2 GB | Camera: 8 + 1.6 megapixels |Internal Memory: 16-32 GB
The Mountain View house set aside for a moment the low-price segment of the tablets to tickle the finest palates with a gadget produced by HTC's Taiwanese. A few months after the launch, the hardware still takes a hit especially thanks to a good 8.9-inch display and 2048 × 1536 pixels in a 4: 3 ratio. The added value of the latest Nexus for the software, which will be updated to the latest version of Android (Marshmellow) in advance of all the competition.
Microsoft Surface 3 (starting at 609 euros)
dimensions: 267 x 187 x 8.7 mm | Weight: 622 grams | Display: 10.8 inches IPS | Resolution: 1920 x 1280 pixels | Operating system: Windows 10 |Processor: Intel Atom x7-Z8700 | RAM: 2-4GB | Camera: 8 + 3.5 megapixels |Internal Memory: 64-128GB + microSD | Price: from 609 euros
Waiting for the next generation, the budget edition (but not too much) of the Redmond tablet is the best representative of the Windows universe in the tablets category. The materials used for the construction are of the highest quality and the new version of the operating system has given new life to the machine. In addition, the predisposition to the use of the keyboard and nib makes the tablet ready for transformation into a PC.
Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2dimensions: 295.6 x 204 x 8 mm | Weight: 753 grams | Display: 12.2 inches IPS | Resolution: 2560 x 1600 pixels | Operating system: Android Lollipop |Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 | RAM: 3GB | Camera: 8 + 2 megapixels |Internal Memory: 32-64GB + microSD | Price: from 889 euros
Approximately as large as a car park, the Korean tableader still (one year after being put on the market) the best resource for artists and professionals working with Android and not disdaining to use it as a laptop. The quality of the LCD display from 2560 × 1600 pixels goes hand in hand with its exaggerated diagonal, the system optimized to perfection and included in the price (not really cheap, but now the discounts are found) there are the S Pen nib and a physical keyboard .
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 8 (starting at 209 euros)dimensions: 210 x 149 x 7 mm | Weight: 419 grams | Display: 8 inch IPS | Resolution: 1920 x 1200 pixels | Operating system: Windows 8.1 |Processor: Intel Atom Z3745 | RAM: 2 GB | Camera: 8 + 1.6 megapixels |Internal Memory: 32 GB + microSD | Price: from 209 euros
Lenovo's tablet offers a number of rare advantages to be found on a mini-sized Windows gadget. On all there is the 8-inch Full HD screen, which distinguishes the touch of a finger from that of a stylus; to this is added the cylindrical pedestal, trademark of the series, which includes a maxi battery and which, by sliding on itself, allows the tablet to be positioned at different inclinations. Upgrading to version 10 of Windows then gives the package a boost.
Amazon Fire (starting at 59 euros)dimensions: 138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm | Weight: 129 grams | Display: 7 inch IPS | Resolution: 1024 x 600 pixels | Operating system: Fire OS 5 |Processor: Mediatek quad core | RAM: 1GB | Camera: 2 + 0.3 megapixels |Internal Memory: 8GB + microSD | Price: from 59 euros
The creators of the first low-cost tablet now offer a quality 7-inch tablet, at almost disposable price. As usual, the group of Jeff Bezos hopes to make up for the lost gains by mounting a version of Android castrated and calibrated on Amazon services on the Fire, but despite this (and some shortcomings such as the just 8GB of memory on board) the price quality ratio of the gadget remains impossible to ignore; especially for those who do not consider Gmail and company indispensable.
Apple iPad Prodimensions: 305 x 220 x 6.9 mm | Weight: 713 grams | Display: 12.9 inches IPS | Resolution: 2732 x 2048 pixels | Operating system: iOS 9 |Processor: Apple A9X | RAM: 4GB | Camera: 8 + 1.2 megapixels |Internal Memory: 32-128GB
The last tablet of Cupertino not yet arrived on the market, but we already know that plagiarism from the adversaries like never before: starting from the 12-inch diagonal of the Retina display, passing through the side-by-side windows of iOS 9 and ending with the support for the nib and with the cover that also becomes a keyboard. Despite the fact that it remains a small revolution in the Apple ecosystem, it will give newcomers to Tim Cook's house and members a new experience in the frame of one of the most advanced devices in its category.