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 Tablet PC   Rating   Release   OS   inch   Resolution   ppi   CPU   GHz   Storage   RAM   Bat/h   lbs   kg   Cam. 
Google Pixel C0.02015-10Android 6.010.22560 x 1800308Nvidia Tegra X1032,643.0010.
Microsoft Surface Pro 44.72015-10Win 1012.32736 x 1824267Intel Core i72.4128,256,1TB4.009.01.690.778.0
Samsung Galaxy View 18.44.62015-10Android x 1080120Exynos 75801.6322.008.05.842.658.0
Amazon Fire 7" (2015)4.22015-09Fire OS 57.01024 x 600171Quad Core1.381.007.00.690.312.0
Amazon Fire HD 103.92015-09Fire OS 510.01280 x 800149Quad Core1.516,321.008.00.950.435.0
Amazon Fire HD 83.92015-09Fire OS 58.01280 x 800189Quad Core1.58,
Apple iPad Mini 44.22015-09iOS97.92048 x 1536326Apple A81.5016,64,1282.0010.00.650.298.0
Apple iPad Pro4.52015-09iOS912.92732 x 2048264Apple A9X1.3032,12832.0010.01.570.718.0
Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro 104.42015-09Android 5.18.01280 x 800189Atom 5-Z85002.24322.0018.01.470.6713.0
Pipo x93.82015-09Win 10 Andr 4.48.91920 x 1200254Intel Atom Z3736F2.16642.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.04.02015-09Android 5.08.01536 x 2048320Exynos 71.9032,643.007.50.580.268.0
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.74.02015-09Android 5.09.71536 x 2048264Exynos 71.9032,643.007.50.860.398.0
HP Pro Tablet 6084.12015-08Win 107.92048 x 1536324Intel x5-Z85001.44644.008.00.930.428.0
LG G Pad 2 F 8"3.92015-08Android 5.08.01280 x 800189Snapdragon 4001.216,321.509.00.760.355.0
Asus ZenPad 104.02015-06Android 5.010.11280 x 800149Intel Atom X31.208,16,322.
Asus ZenPad C 7.04.02015-06Android 5.07.01024 x 600169MTK MT8382V1.28,
Asus ZenPad S 8.04.02015-06Android 5.08.02048 x 1536320Intel Atom Z35802.3316,32,642.008.00.650.308.0
Sony Xperia Z44.92015-06Android 5.010.12560 x 1600299Snapdragon 8102.00323.0015.00.860.398.1
Lenovo Tab 2 A83.72015-05Android 5.08.01280 x 800189MTK 81611.30161.008.00.730.335.0
Microsoft Surface 34.02015-05Win 8.110.81920 x 1280213Intel Atom Z87001.6064,1282.009.01.370.628.0
Nokia N13.52015-03Android 5.07.91536 x 2048324Intel Z35802.30322.0012.00.680.318.0
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.04.62015-03Android 5.08.01024 x 768160Snapdragon 4101.20161.5012.00.690.315.0
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.74.52015-03Android 5.09.71024 x 768132Snapdragon 4101.20162.0012.00.990.455.0
Asus Transformer T100 Chi3.82015-02Win 8.110.11920 x 1200224Intel Atom Z37751.4664,1282.
Asus Transformer T90 Chi3.82015-02Win 8.18.91280 x 800170Intel Atom Z37751.4632,644.009.00.880.405.0
Toshiba Encore 2 Write4.22015-01Win 8.110.11280 x 8000Intel Atom Z3735F1.83642.
Apple iPad Mini 34.72014-11iOS87.92048 x 1536326Apple A71.3016,64,1281.0012.00.730.335.0
Google/HTC Nexus 93.92014-11Android 5.08.92048 x 1536299Tegra K12.3016,322.009.50.930.428.0
Lenovo Yoga 2 10"4.72014-11Android 4.410.01920 x 1200226Intel Atom Z37451.20162.0012.01.360.628.0
Lenovo Yoga 2 8"4.72014-11Android 4.48.01920 x 1200283Intel Atom Z37451.20162.0012.20.920.418.0
Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro3.92014-11Android 4.413.32560 x 1440220Intel Atom Z37451.20322.
Amazon Fire HD Kids 7"3.72014-10Fire OS 4.07.01280 x 800216Quad Core1.581.008.00.790.360.3
Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6"4.42014-10Fire OS 4.06.01280 x 800252Quad Core1.58,
Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7"4.42014-10Fire OS 4.07.01280 x 800216Quad Core1.2016,321.0010.00.740.342.0
Apple iPad Air 24.62014-10iOS8.19.72048 x 1536264Apple AX81.3016,64,1281.0010.00.960.448.0
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact4.82014-10Android 4.48.01920 x 1200283Snapdragon 8012.3163.0013.00.590.278.1
Toshiba Encore Mini2.32014-10Win 8.17.01024 x 600170Intel A41.33161.0010.00.780.352.0
HP Stream 74.02014-09Win 8.17.01280 x 800216Intel Atom Z3735G1.33321.000.00.780.352.0
Nvidia Shield Portable4.52014-07Android 4.45.0720 x 1280294Nvidia Tegra 41.9162.
Nvidia Shield Tablet4.12014-07Android 4.48.01920 x 1200283Nvidia Tegra K12.2016,322.0010.00.850.395.0
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.54.62014-07Android 4.410.52560 x 1600287Exynos 51.9016,323.0012.51.020.468.0
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.44.42014-07Android 4.48.42560 x 1600359Exynos 51.9016,322.0012.50.650.298.0
Asus Transformer Pad TF1033.92014-06Android 4.410.11280 x 800149Intel Atom Z37451.338,
Microsoft Surface Pro 34.22014-05Win 8.1 Pro12.02160 x 1440216Core i3,i5,i71.9064,128,2564.007.01.760.805.0
Lenovo Yoga 10 HD+4.32014-04Android 4.310.11920 x 1200224Snapdragon 4001.60322.0018.01.350.628.0
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.14.52014-04Android 4.410.11280 x 800149Snapdragon S51.20161.509.01.120.513.0
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.04.52014-04Android 4.47.01280 x 800216Quad Core1.2081.506.50.660.303.0
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.04.72014-04Android 4.48.01280 x 800189Snapdragon 4001.20161.509.00.700.323.0
Acer Iconia A1-8304.22014-03Android 4.27.91024 x 786162Intel Atom Z25601.60161.007.50.840.385.0
Lenovo ThinkPad 83.72014-03Win 8.18.31920 x 1200273Intel Bay Trail2.4032,64,1282.007.00.950.438.0
Sony Xperia Z24.22014-03Android 4.410.11920 x 1200224Snapdragon 8012.3163.009.50.960.448.1
Samsung Galaxy NotePro 12.24.42014-02Android 4.412.22560 x 1600247Exynos 54201.9032,643.0010.01.660.758.0
Samsung Galaxy Tab3 Lite4.42014-02Android 4.27.01024 x 600169Marvell PXA9861.2081.008.00.680.312.0
Samsung Galaxy TabPro 10.14.32014-02Android 4.410.12560 x 1600299Exynos 54201.9016,322.0010.51.030.478.0
Samsung Galaxy TabPro 8.44.22014-02Android 4.48.42560 x 1600359Snapdragon 8002.3016,322.007.00.730.338.0
Asus VivoTab Note 84.02014-01Win 8.18.01280 x 800189Intel Bay Trail1.3332,642.006.50.840.385.0
Acer Iconia W43.82013-12Win 8.18.11280 x 800186Intel Bay Trail1.8032,642.0010.00.910.415.0
HP Slate 7 Extreme4.32013-12Android 4.27.01280 x 800216Nvidia Tegra 41.80161.007.00.710.325.0
HP Slate 7 HD 4G4.02013-12Android 4.27.01280 x 800216Marvell PXA9861.20161.007.00.720.335.0
HP Slate 7 Plus3.92013-12Android 4.27.01280 x 800216Nvidia Tegra 31.3081.005.50.750.345.0
HP Slate 8 Pro4.22013-12Android 4.28.01600 x 1200250Nvidia Tegra 41.80161.
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9"4.32013-11Fire OS 3.08.92560 x 1600339Snapdragon 82.2016,32,642.0012.00.820.378.0
Apple iPad Air4.62013-11iOS79.72048 x 1536264Apple A71.4016,32,64,1281.0013.51.000.475.0
Apple iPad Mini 24.62013-11iOS77.92048 x 1536326Apple A71.3016,32,64,1280.0012.00.730.335.0
Asus MeMo Pad 83.92013-11Android 4.28.01280 x 800189Cortex A91.60161.008.00.770.355.0
Asus Transformer Pad TF7013.72013-11Android 4.210.12560 x 1600299Nvidia Tegra 41.9032,642.0011.51.290.585.0
Dell Venue 74.22013-11Android 4.27.01280 x 800216Intel Atom1.60162.007.00.520.233.0
Dell Venue 84.12013-11Android 4.28.01280 x 800189Intel Atom1.6016,322.007.00.640.295.0
HP Omni 103.42013-11Win 8.110.11920 x 1200224Intel Bay Trail1.46322.008.51.400.638.0
LG G Pad 8.34.32013-11Android 4.28.31920 x 1200273Snapdragon 6001.70162.007.50.740.345.0
Nokia Lumia 25203.62013-11Win 8.1 RT10.11920 x 1080218Snapdragon 8002.20322.0013.51.360.626.7
Toshiba Encore3.52013-11Win 8.18.01280 x 800188Intel Bay Trail1.8032,642.
Acer Iconia A3-A204.52013-10Android 4.410.11280 x 800149MT81271.3016,321.
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7"4.32013-10Fire OS 3.07.01920 x 1200323Snapdragon 82.2016,32,642.0011.00.670.300.0
Asus Transformer Book T1003.92013-10Win 8.110.11366 x 768190Intel Bay Trail1.3332,642.0010.51.210.550.0
Dell Venue 8 Pro3.82013-10Win 8.18.01280 x 800189Intel Bay Trail1.8032,642.007.50.880.405.0
Lenovo Miix 2 8"3.72013-10Win 8.18.01280 x 800189Intel Bay Trail1.8032,64,1282.007.50.770.355.0
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 104.32013-10Android 4.210.11280 x 800149MediaTek 81251.2016,321.0010.01.330.605.0
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 84.22013-10Android 4.28.01280 x 800189MediaTek 81251.20161.0010.00.880.405.0
Microsoft Surface 23.92013-10Win 8.1 RT10.61920 x 1080208Nvidia Tegra 41.7032,642.0014.01.490.675.0
Microsoft Surface Pro 24.12013-10Win 8.110.61920 x 1080208Intel i5 Haswell1.7064,1284.007.01.990.900.9
Nvidia Tegra Note 70.02013-10Android 4.27.01280 x 800215Nvidia Tegra 41.80161.0010.00.710.325.0
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 II4.22013-10Android 4.310.12560 x 1600299Exynos 54201.9016,32,643.
Sony Vaio Tap 113.02013-10Win 8.011.61920 x 1080190Intel Pentium1.20128,256,5124.005.01.700.858.0
Asus MeMoPad FHD 104.22013-09Android 4.210.11920 x 1080218Intel Atom1.6016,322.0010.01.280.585.0
Asus MeMo Pad HD 73.92013-08Android 4.27.01280 x 800216Mediatek1.20161.0010.00.660.305.0
HP SlateBook x23.32013-08Android 4.210.11920 x 1200224Nvidia Tegra 41.80642.009.51.340.610.9
Google/Asus Nexus 7 II4.22013-07Android 4.37.01920 x 1200323Snapdragon S41.5016,322.0010.00.640.295.0
Lenovo Miix 103.52013-07Win 8.010.11366 x 768155Intel Atom1.80642.0010.51.270.570.0
Acer Aspire P33.72013-06Win 8.011.61366 x 768135Intel Core i3,i51.4060,1282.004.51.470.795.0
Acer Iconia A1-8104.22013-06Android 4.27.91024 x 786162Mediatek1.208,
Acer Iconia W33.12013-06Win 8.08.11280 x 800186Intel Atom1.5032,642.
Hisense Sero 7 LT3.82013-06Android 4.17.01024 x 600170Dual Core1.6041.000.00.730.330.0
Hisense Sero 7 Pro0.02013-06Android 4.27.01280 × 800216Nvidia Tegra 31.3081.008.50.790.365.0
Samsung Galaxy Tab3 10.14.32013-06Android 4.210.11280 x 800149Intel Atom1.6016,321.
Samsung Galaxy Tab3 8.04.52013-06Android 4.28.01280 x 800189Exynos 41.50161.507.00.660.305.0
Toshiba Excite Pro2.92013-06Android 4.210.12560 x 1600299Nvidia Tegra 41.6016,322.006.51.390.638.0
Toshiba Excite Write3.52013-06Android 4.210.12560 x 1600299Nvidia Tegra 41.6016,322.008.01.390.638.0
Vizio MT11X-A10.02013-06Win 8.011.61920 x 1080190AMD Z601.00642.000.01.800.820.0
Samsung Galaxy Tab3 7.04.12013-05Android 4.17.01024 x 600169Marvell PXA9861.208,

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What is a Tablet PC?

A tablet is a portable computer whose primary input device is a touch screen. Typically they are rectangular in shape and slimline. All have audio jacks, while most have USB or micro-USB ports. They can connect to the internet by wireless or 3G, depending on the model, and are powered by a variety of operating systems (often shortened to OS). Some are proprietary ones like Apple iPad iOS, Amazon FireOS or HP webOS, but the majority of tablets run on various editions of Windows and Android, the operating system created by Google.

Tablets are increasingly useful and new ways to use them are found every day. Applications include surfing the net, word processing, photo editing, drawing, messaging, consuming media (music, TV, and movies) and playing games.

A Brief History of Tablets

Tablet PC computers derive from many different technologies and ideas from the past. A digitizer (a graphic tablet with handwriting text recognition) was presented back in 1956 as a replacement for the keyboard. The concept of the tablet PC is also related to pen computing, where a pen or stylus is used as a user interface instead of a mouse or keyboard.

One of the tablet's predecessors was the PDA device, a somewhat clumsy handheld personal computer used for taking notes and storing data like phone numbers. These devices date from 1980 when Psion launched its first PDA model. The idea was taken on by Apple with its Newton and by US Robotics with the Palm Pilot. These revolutionary ideas and products were way ahead of their time and they sank into history almost forgotten, except by those who had to use them!

The next major step was the introduction of a special Microsoft XP Windows OS named Windows XP Tablet PC Edition in 2001. This edition incorporated support for a pen-sensitive screen and handwriting input. Microsoft also contributed the name "Tablet PC" - they were the first to use it. Various attempts to perfect the tablet concept were made in the years after, but the final breakthrough came again from Apple in the breathtaking form of the iPad in 2010.

After creating the modern tablet market and dominating it for years, Apple's market share was slowly eaten by voracious rivals such as Lenovo, Asus, and Samsung.

Today (September 2015) Apple is still the dominant force in the market, with market share of 26.8% (and industry-thrashing profit margins). Samsung is second on 19.1%, followed by Lenovo and Asus on 5.3% and 3.8% respectively.


Global tablet shipments are rising and although some markets are saturated, there is still tremendous room for growth in developing countries and in the business sector. The only thing stopping the tablet market from being considered the hottest item is tech is the rise of the 'phablet' - gigantic smartphones bigger than any known pocket. If you consider the phablet as a sub-set of tablet, then tablet market growth in the last 6 years has been little short of stratospheric and is set to continue.

Forms of Tablet PC

You can find many different types of tablet PCs on the market. A tablet PC comparison can be made according to their form. These are the standard forms of tablet computers:

  • Slate tablet PC - A classical tablet PC in the form of a pad with one touch screen and without a keyboard.
  • Convertible tablet PC - Basically a notebook with touch screen capability. They come in the form of a base and a screen that can be rotated/swivelled around by 180 degrees.
  • Hybrid tablet PC - Convertible tablets with detachable keyboard.
  • Booklets - A dual screen tablet that can be folded like a book.
  • Rugged tablet PC - Tablet PCs resistant to and adapted for atmospherically challenging conditions. A platform for mobile computing in the countryside, up mountains, in deserts, etc.
  • Phablets - oversized smartphones which cross over into tablet territory.


The hardware of a tablet, especially the screen, is prone to damage as they are carried around and used in various situations and environments. (Even waterproof tablets are fiddly and prone to water damage.) Compared to larger personal computers such as notebooks and desktops they have lesser capabilities. Video editing is possible but not advisable on most tablets, while few tablets can handle high-end games. The minimalist ergonomics of a tablet can make typing a frustrating experience, although great strides have been made in the form of multi-touch (some Apple devices can take up to ten touch points simultaneously) and better keyboard software. Finally, a traditional keyboard with a wrist rest and screen at eye left is much more comfortable than using a tablet for long periods.


The obvious advantage of tablet PCs compared to notebooks are their small size and light weight. Due to their portability, they are very practical and can be used while sitting on the sofa, lying in bed (or a hammock), to record a live concert (but please don't) or just walking around. Being more or less book-sized and as light or lighter than a book (I'm looking at you, Jonathan Strange!) while being able to store tens of thousands of e-books in its memory, a tablet is a superb alternative to print.

Some of the latest tablets allow you to play Playstation 4 games on them, or stream TV from your home to your tablet, anywhere in the world. All you need (in addition to your tablet) is a Slingbox.


Since the iPad first launched in 2010, tablets have carved out a niche not only in the technology space, but in society. Tourists take photos of Big Ben, architects show clients sumptuous 3D renderings of their future homes, and trains beam adverts and journey information - all to affordable devices that 10 years ago might have seemed like science fiction.

Are you ready to join the ranks of happy tablet PC owners? Take a look around the site, find one you like, or check out the Tablet Deals section to jump right in.