While Android’s open-source system has garnered a lot of positive attention through the years, hardware manufacturers have yet to build a tablet that can adequate battle Apple’s iPad. That’s starting to change because many of the top Android tablets are stronger and much more affordable, especially during Black Friday 2013. Here are the top five tablets that you should consider buying on the upcoming shopping season.
Google Nexus 7
This is definitely the most popular Android tablet. Not only was it manufactured specifically for Google, but it’s one of the fastest tablets on the market. While it lacks SD card support, you can get a 32GB version or a 4G one with a data plan. The LTE version retails for $349 but you will see a more favorable deal over here in November 2013. There are two things that really make the Nexus 7 a top competitor. The first is its amazing display. While it might be a little smaller than many others at seven inches, the resolution is one of the best on the market. The other driving force is its powerful CPU.
Google Nexus 10
The Nexus 10 has many of the same benefits of the Nexus 7. It has a powerful CPU, very crisp display and amazing performance. At the same time, there are a few things that separate the Nexus 10 from the Nexus 7. The biggest difference is the size. The Nexus 10 has a 10-inch display. The other difference that people might like is that it offers expandable storage. If you want a larger tablet that gives you a massive amount of power, then the Nexus 10 is worth checking out.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10
Many of the best tablets use a quad-core processor, but the newest version of the Note 10 uses a 1.9GHz octa-core processor that is unprecedented. Another major factor to consider is the S-Pen. This stylus allows you to easily write and select advanced options that would be impossible with a regular tablet. If multitasking, power and control are what you are looking for, then the Note 10 is the best. At the same time, if you want a general tablet with a lot of power, then the other tablets on this list might be better due to their lower prices. However, Verizon Black Friday 2013 will reduce the price from current price of $499 to as low as $399, which make it the most attractive high-end tablet for the holiday shopping season.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3
The Tab 3 is an 8-inch tablet that boasts 1.5GB of RAM and a strong CPU to give you a great experience. Not only does it offer expandable memory and a vivid display, but it also comes with Samsung’s multiwindow feature. This allows you to run two apps simultaneously with ease. While it is more expensive than the Nexus 7, the larger screen and better multitasking will win the hearts of many buyers. The Tab 3 starts at $199 for the 8GB version. If you prefer a smaller screen and beefier specs you will find Galaxy Note 3 Black Friday deal a much better buy.
Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700
Though more famous with Windows tablets, everyone seems to love the tablets with laptop-quality keyboards. The TF700 gives you the best of both worlds. The tablet portion is sleek, powerful and easy to carry. The keyboard is relatively roomy and responsive, which makes typing a breeze. This is the perfect tablet if you are trying to transition from the power of a laptop to a tablet. Not only that, but you have access to the Google Play store and its thousands of apps so that you can easily customize your tablet.
Whatever Android tablet you choose to buy, make sure you make the purchase on Black Friday to take advantage of the biggest discount of the year.