The market for tablets is becoming more and more competitive. What began as a market dominated by Apple and its iPad is now a congested one filled with as many competitors as the market for HD TVs. While Apple is still releasing quality tablets year after years, so are a number of other companies including Windows, Samsung, and Sony, just to name a few. The number of tablets being released is evidence of the affect that these devices have had upon the industry.
More and more consumers are seeing how these crosses between a smartphone and a laptop provide a huge benefit and can be used for a variety of purposes ranging from entertainment like music and movies, to becoming the primary gadget users use to conduct business with. Some tablets are even marketed with their phrase, “the tablet that can replace your laptop.”
Whether these tablets have the power and versatility to effectively replace laptops for many consumers remains to be seen. But the tablets’ rise in popularity reflects the need of the consumer for something new. Laptops are simply too bulky, and smartphones did not have the size of screen or functionality to suffice. Enter the tablet.
The Best Tablets of 2016
iPad Air 2
It would be difficult to, in good conscience, formulate a list of top tablets without including a product from Apple. The innovative company has been the pioneer into the industry of these small touchscreen devices, and is in large part who we have to thank for the successful establishment of the “tablet” as a section of consumer electronics. The fact is, the iPad Air 2 is an improvement on a previous iPad. And its lighter and more powerful, although its 16GB of store leaves some to be desired by those who are looking for a tablet with large storage space.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
Samsung’s top tablet starts with 32GB and has the option for buyers to upgrade to a 132GB model. The Tab S2 is available in 9.7” and 8”, and is one of the best Android tablets available on the market. The smaller; dimensions of this model make it a great option for those who intend to be traveling frequently and using their tablet on the road.
Sony Xperia Z4
Those who have had smartphones or tablets in the past, only to see them be rendered useless when dropped in a pool will be thrilled with the Xperia Z4. This new tablet is not only sleek and lightweight, it’s waterproof. The Xperia Z4 tablet offers a variety of customizable features and a wonderful display, but potential buyers may be weary of the high price tag. The Xperia Z4 costs buyers nearly $600.
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
This is the tablet that has been advertised as the tablet with the capability to fully replace laptops. Many businessmen and writers have turned to the Surface Pro 4 to be what they are needing from their tablet or computer. This model also offers significant improvements in resolution over the previous Surface Pro 3, bringing the resolution up to 2,736 x 1,824 from 2,160 x 1,440. That makes for more stunning visuals and
Tablets are becoming one of the most sought-after pieces of electronics on the market. They’re a favorite and necessity among kids in long road trips, and they’ve even been adopted in retail stores and coffee shops or point-of-sale transactions. The best bet for those who are wanting to dive into this market and find the right tablet for them is to do their research and do what they can to make an informed decision. Beyond that, enjoy the new tablet!
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