Best 12-inch tablets of 2014
December 25, 2014 at 20:30
After publishing several lists in recent days with the best smartphones, phablets and 7-8-inch tablets and 10-inch tablets, we finish our review of what has been this year 2014 with a category that has grown a lot with the emergence of so-called professional or productive use tablets. We talk about the tablets of Large Format, you are around 12 inches. We begin.
This year has been a year of changes. We have seen how the increase in the size of smartphones and the popularity of phablets has pushed tablet manufacturers to forget about 7 inches and focus more on sizes of 8 or 9 inches. In addition, there has been a slowdown in the growth of this market, which has forced many to reinvent themselves, and one of the most frequent forms has been target companies, an untapped sector, with large format tablets capable in many cases of replacing laptops.
Surface Pro 3
It is the best known and surely the best in this category in addition to the one that everyone wants to beat and with which they are often compared. Its motto is precisely "The tablet that will replace your laptop" and the truth is that it is technically capable of doing it. It offers a 12-inch screen with a resolution of 2160 x 1440 pixels, several options in terms of processor (find Intel Core i3, i5, i7), RAM (4 or 8 GB) and memory for storage (64, 128, 256 and 512 GB) and a very complete technical sheet in the rest of the sections. The possibility of using the Stylus and keyboard case, make this a team capable of facing the most demanding situations. In addition, its dimensions are only 29.21 x 20.14 x 0.91 centimeters and 798 grams. Logically, the Microsoft tablet has all the advantages of Windows 8.1. (Analysis)
Galaxy NotePro 12.2
We change platforms and go to Android. The Galaxy NotePro 12.2 has managed to sneak onto this list despite being announced almost a year ago, in January 2014. This speaks highly of the work done by Samsung. We are facing a powerful tablet, but whose scope is mobile devices and not that of laptops. Moves into 2013 high-end specs with a Qualcomm processor Snapdragon 800, 3 GB of RAM and 32/64 GB of storage. Of course, although it is not as powerful as the Surface, it cannot be denied the good design with 295.6 x 204 x 8 millimeters and 753 grams for a 12.2-inch screen and resolution 2560 x 1600 pixels. It also includes a Stylus, functions such as split screen and the possibility of using a keyboard. In short, a tablet for those looking for an Android for more than just playing, browsing, reading or watching movies. (Analysis)
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro
Dell Latitude 13 7000
We continue with one of the last actors to appear at the casting that has managed to take on an important role in the 2014 film. Announced at IFA Berlin last September, this device is located halfway between a convertible tablet or screen laptop removable. A 13-inch hybrid with a processor Intel Core M, 8 GB of RAM and 512 GB of hard disk that offers some very interesting details. Like its weight, capable of standing up to the MacBook Pro of 13 inches, the backlight keyboard, the pencil or the transport bag that are included in the final price. A rival to the hard ones for Surface Pro 3, is that Dell's North Americans know what they are doing and have earned being in this compilation.
HP Stream 11 x360