List of All Tablet Brands – with Top Ten and Slogans

A comprehensive list of the companies which make Tablet PCs – it features all the different brands of tablets. First there’s a top ten, followed by a list of almost 50 others.

 Top Ten Tablet Brands

These are the top brands of tablet computers – the best-selling tablet brands who make the best tablets but sometimes have premium prices.

Market share data is given for the top 5 – they account for 45.8% of global tablet sales.

1. Apple

– Basics – Still market leader despite a drop in tablet sales in 2015. The iPad Pro launch was successful, so the company was able to maintain its profit margins.

– Slogan – “Think different”

– End 2015 market share – 24.5%

– Best tablet – iPad Pro

2. Samsung

– Basics – A giant South Korean conglomerate that is involved in a vast range of manufacturing.

– Slogan – “The next big thing is here”

– End 2015 market share – 13.7%

– Best tablet – Galaxy S2

3. Amazon

– Basics – Headquartered in Seattle and founded by Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s ruthless pursuit of total customer satisfaction has led them to be the biggest retailer in the world. Their low-cost (probably loss-leading) tablets have allowed them to carve a huge niche in the lower end of the market with a strong focus on multimedia.

– Slogan – “Earth’s Most Customer-centric Company”

– End 2015 market share – 7.9%

– Best tablet – Amazon Fire HD 10

4. Lenovo

– Basics – This Chinese company (HQ – Beijing) and since their takeover of IBM’s PC operations, they have been the world’s largest maker of personal computers. They have extensive operarations in Morrisville, North Carolina. Worldwide, they employ 60,000 people and generate revenues over 45 billion USD.

– Slogan – “For those who do”

– End 2015 market share – 4.8%

– Best tablet – Yoga Tab 3 Pro

5. Huawei

– Basics – A giant Chinese company based in Shenzen that makes a wide range of telecommunications devices. It has 170,000 employees, a whopping 76,000 of which are in Research and Development. It’s been the largest telecomms manufacturer in the world since 2012.

– Slogan – “A better way”

– End 2015 market share – 3.4%

– Best tablet – Media Pad X2

6. Microsoft

– Basics – Back to its innovative best, Microsoft might break back into the top 5 in 2016 based on more than a billion dollars of Surface tablet sales. They have reinvigorated the sector.

– Slogan – “Be what’s next”

– Best tablet – Surface Pro 4

7. Asus

– Basics – One of the ten largest companies in Asia, it was founded as recently as 1989 in Taiwan. It employs more than 20,000 people worldwide.

– Slogan – “In search of incredible”

– Best tablet – ZenPad S8

 

8. Google

– Basics – Probably doesn’t need an introduction… But 2015 was the year they first launched a solo tablet project.

– Slogan – “Don’t be evil”

– Best tablet – Google Pixel C

 

9. Nvidia

– Basics – Headquartered in Santa Clara, Nvidia employs over 9,000 people. It made its name making graphics processors and expanded into tablet production with its Shield range.

– Slogan – “The way it’s meant to be played”

– Best tablet – Nvidia Shield K1 – Best Gaming Tablet of 2015

 

10. HTC

– Basics – Another huge tech company to come out of Taiwan, it was founded in 1997 and its 13,000 employees generate a turnover of almost 4 billion dollars.

– Slogan – “Quietly brilliant”

– Best tablet – Nexus 9 Review

 

All Other Tablet Brands

These makers compete on price, or are removing themselves from the cut-throat tablet PC market, or are just getting started.

This list contains snippets of information about every brand, including links to their websites (their tablet page, if they have one), their slogan, and a hint about their best tablet (if known). Note that the best tablet might not be worth buying – some of these firms might turn into to powerhouses later but are tiny now, and we expect many to drop off the face of the earth in the next five years. It’s a tough business!

Acer

– Basics – Founded in 1976 in Taiwan; 7,000+ employees

– Slogan – “Explore beyond limits”

– Best tablet – Iconia Tab 8

– Link – acer.com

Alcatel

– Basics – A global French telecoms company founded in 1872 and now owned by Nokia.

– Slogan – “Smart move”

– Link – alcatel-lucent.com

AOC

– Slogan – “A tablet made for everyone”

– Link – breezetablet.com

Archos

– Basics – A French multinational set up in 1988 – they make all kinds of electronic devices.

– Slogan – “Entertainment Your Way”

– Best tablet – Archos 101 Magnum Plus

– Link – archos.com

Barnes and Noble

– Basics – A bookshop that created a well-received range of tablet PCs (branded ‘Nook’) with disastrous financial results

– Slogan – “Stay inside and it’s a library”

– Best tablet – Samsung Galaxy S2 Nook

– Link – nook.com

Coby Kyros

– Basics – Closed in 2013, this company was founded in 1991. They are now most famous for outrageously trying to sue a guy named Coby O’Brien who registered the domain coby.com long before Coby Electronics wanted to use it.

– Slogan – “Innovations for every lifestyle” 

Croma

– Basics – The largest electronics megastore in India.

– Slogan – “Usually unusual” (?!)

– Best tablet – CRXT1131

– Link – cromaretail.com

Datawind

– Basics – From Montreal; make low-cost educational tablets.

– Slogan – “Bridging the digital divide”

– Best tablet – PocketSurfer 3G5

– Link – datawind.com

Dell

– Basics – Named for its founder, Michael Dell. Employs 103,000 people worldwide. It’s the largest non-oil company in Texas after AT+T, and the third largest PC maker after Lenovo and HP.

– Slogan – “The power to do more”

– Best tablet – Dell Venue 8

– Link – dell.com

D-Link

  – Slogan – “Building networks for people”

– Best tablet – D100

– Link – website

Flipkart

– Basics – An Indian e-commerce firm founded in 2007, by Binny and Sachin Bansal. It has its HQ Bangalore. They sell Android tablets under the brand name Digiflip

– Slogan – “Every wish fulfilled”

– Best tablet – Digiflip Pro XT901

– Link – www.flipkart.com

Geeksphone

– Basics – Launched in 2009, this Spanish company is best known for its open Android phones.

– Slogan – “Here comes the mobile revolution”

– Best tablet – Revolution

– Link – geeksphone.com

Globalspace

– Basics – An Indian company based in Mumbai who have a quite nice website but didn’t bother changing from the default Joomla favicon.

– Slogan – “Helping enterprise strengthening feet on street.”

– Best tablet – SolT Windows

– Link – globalspace.in

HP

– Basics – I’ve never owned an HP device that didn’t cause me enormous grief, and the HP photocopier in my day job seems to have been designed by people who believe the world is ending soon, so why bother putting some thought into the user interface?

– Slogan – “We hate our customers and enjoy their misery” or “Keep reinventing”

– Best tablet – The HP Stream 7 was actually pretty good and still sells well.

– Link – HP shop

Hoozo

– Basics – A Chinese company making ultra low-cost tablets for the local market. Their main claim to fame is that North Korea are using their products for their ‘own-brand’ tablet!

– Best tablet – Z91B

iBall

– Basics – A general maker of electronics based in Mumbai. Founded in 2001, it has a turnover of 10bn rupees.

– Slogan – “Your eyeball view. Our technology new.”

– Best tablet – Slide Gorgeo 4GL

– Link – www.iball.co.in

iBerry

– Basics – Hong Kong based manufacturer of all kinds of electronics, founded in 2002.

– Slogan – “Touch tomorrow, now”

– Best tablet – Core X8

– Link – store

Jolla

– Basics – These Finnish designers raised funds to make a new tablet on the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform – the tablet sold out.

– Slogan – “World’s first crowdsourced tablet”

– Best tablet – Jolla Tablet

– Link – jolla.com

Karbonn

– Basics – Started in 2009, this Indian company aims to bring smartphones to the masses. Fun fact – 3 of the 5 directors listed on their website have moustaches.

– Slogan – “Celebrate simplicity”

– Best tablet – ST72

– Link – karbonnmobiles.com

Lava

– Basics – Incorporated in India, 2009. Some operations in India. Head office is in New Delhi. Hopes to expand its manufacturing base in Noida.

– Slogan – “Create Possibilities”.

– Best tablet – Lava Ivory M4 – 8 inches of unfussy tablet.

– Link – Lava Mobiles

LG

– Basics – Formerly called Goldstar, this South Korean giant launched its first Android tablet in 2011.

– Slogan – “Life’s good”.

– Best tablet – LG G-Pad 2 8 inch Review

– Link – lg.com

Map My India

– Basics – Best-known for its GPS tablets, Map My India has detailed maps of the country which it leverages to provide services to its customers via so-called ‘carpads’

– Slogan – “India’s best car tablet”

– Best tablet – Buzz

– Link – Carpad Store

Mercury

– Basics – A brand owned by the Kobian Group, which was founded in Singapore in 1978.

– Slogan – “Expect More”

– Best tablet – Mercury M755D

– Link – mercury-pc.com

Metis

– Basics – Makers of the Eddy tablet – a tablet computer designed for Indian kids.

– Slogan – Ultimate Tablet for Smarter Kids

– Best tablet – Genius Learning Tablet

– Link – Eddy Tablet

Micromax

– Basics – An Indian tech company located in sunny Gurgaon.

– Slogan – “Nothing like anything”

– Best tablet – Fantabulet

– Link – Micromax

Milagrow

– Basics – Some kind of shop selling Robots and various bits of tech.

– Slogan – “Welcome to the World of Robots”

– Best tablet – M8Pro

– Link – Milagrow Humantech

Millennium

– Basics – Millennium Telesystems Pvt. Ltd. is a daughter company from MASL a mid-size Indian IT/Communication company founded in 1998 in New Delhi.

– Slogan – “Explore the World and Stay Connected with Millennium Tablets”

– Best tablet – M7

– Link – website

Mitashi

– Basics – A small Indian tech group

– Slogan – “There are three constants in life: change, choice and principles.”

– Best tablet – BE 175

– Link – mitashi.com

Nokia

– Basics – Giant Finnish brand, formerly dominant market leader in telecoms.

– Slogan – “Connecting People”

– Best tablet – Nokia N1 Review

– Link – Nokia

Notion Ink

– Basics – Based in Bangalore, India.

– Best tablet – Cain 10 Signature Black

– Link – Notion Ink Cain

Panasonic

– Basics – Panasonic is one of the world’s biggest electronics companies. It was founded in Japan in 1918. They offer a wide range of products and services and in the tablet market they specialise in rugged devices for businesses.

– Slogan – “A better life, a better world”

– Best tablet – Panasonic Toughpad FZ-Y1

– Link – Panasonic Tablets

Penta

– Slogan – “Grab the future”

– Best tablet – Ultra 4G

– Link – Pantel

Pipo

– Basics – Based in Shenzen, China.

– Best tablet – Pipo x9

– Link – Pipo Store English

Smartlink

– Basics – An Indian tech company launched in 1993.

– Best tablet – DT LM711

– Link – Smartlink

Sony

– Basics – Innovative makers of the Walkman and Playstation.

– Slogan – “Be moved”

– Best tablet – Xperia Z4

– Link – Sony

Swipe

– Basics – An Indian startup in the tech niche

– Best tablet – Ace Strike

– Link – Swipe Tablets

Teclast

– Basics – A Chinese brand created in 1999

– Slogan – “Quality comes first”

– Best tablet – TBook 12 Pro

Toshiba

– Basics – Employing nearly 200,000 people, this Japanese company is a giant in the electronics world and beyond.

– Slogan – “Leading innovation”

– Best tablet – Encore Write 2

– Link – Toshiba

Videocon

– Basics – Videocon Industries Limited is a large diversified Indian company headquartered in Mumbai. The group has 17 manufacturing sites in India and plants in Mainland China, Poland, Italy and Mexico. Revenue: 320 billion INR (4.6b USD)

– Best tablet – VTab Max

– Link – videocon

Wickedleak

– Basics – Wickedleak is an Indian Smartphone brand offering Premium Android Handsets and High End Tablets.

– Slogan – “Think smart think wicked”

– Best tablet – Wammy Desire 3

– Link – wickedleak.org

Wintab

– Basics – The tablet brand of an Indian company called Sakri.

– Best tablet – Wintab TVE81

– Link – Sakri

Xiaomi

– Basics – The 4th largest maker of smartphones in the world, now making very decent tablet PCs.

– Slogan – “Everything you love about mi”

– Best tablet – Mi Pad 7.9

– Link – mi.com

Xolo

– Basics – Incorporated in India, 2012. Head office is in Noida. Broke ground as the first manufacturer to include a phone with an Intel CPU. The first Indian company to partner with AMD (in the Xolo Win tablet).

– Slogan – ‘The Next Level’.

– Best tablet – Xolo Win Tab – a ten-inch tablet running Win 8.1 on an AMD chip.

– Link – Xolo.in

Zebronics

-Basics – Founded 1997. Indian based. As of Dec 2015 had 31 offices, all in India. Make all kinds of electronic devices, from earphones to webcams to power supplies.

-Blurb – “Zebronics is known for its EQR Mantra (Excellence, Quality and Reliability) throughout its large range of computer peripherals and consumer electronics”

-Best tablet – The Zebpad 7T500. A limited device aimed squarely at the low-end of the Indian tablet PC market.

– Link – zebronics.com