The best 10-inch tablets of 2014
December 25, 2014 at 18:00
We continue our review of best tablets of the year, now with the category of 10 inches which, as always, arrives loaded with some of the releases that have given us the most to talk about in this 2014 and in which, of course, none of the big names in the sector are missing. We invite you to discover which have been the best for us.
Before starting with top 5, We also want to make a small point on this occasion regarding the criteria we have followed and that is that in this last year we have seen manufacturers bet more and more on different sizes for their compact tablets as well as for the largest ones and few stick to it to the standard of 10.1 inches (which was so common only a year ago) for the latter. Here we have considered the best options between 8.9 and 10.5 inches.
1. iPad Air 2
The first thing to say is that in reality the first three positions are very tight and although we have finally opted for the iPad Air 2 for the gold medal, the truth is that it would be perfectly reasonable to place the Nexus 9 wave Galaxy Tab S 10.5 at the top of ranking. We give the tablet of honor a place of honor ManzanaHowever, due to its advantage in the section on design, with finishes that not even among high-end tablets find much rival.
The virtues of iPad Air 2In any case, they do not just stay abroad, but thanks to their new processor A8X It is also a real beast in the section of performance and particularly in that of graphic processing. Its screen has also undergone some improvements over the previous generation, with a new laminate that has significantly increased its contrasts. To this is also added a more powerful camera and the desired Touch ID.
2. Nexus 9
The fans of Android They also have a few luxury tablets to choose from and one of the best options, especially for fans of the operating system of Google, is the tablet that this same company has launched this year, with the collaboration this time not of Asusbut of HTC, that cannot be given that it has given a new air to the range (although we still lack the metal casing).
The best thing about the tablet, in any case, is undeniably its screen, probably the best that we can find on a tablet right now, or at least this is what the analyzes of the experts affirm. The fact that this is also somewhat larger than that of its main rivals, probably makes it the best option for watching movies and for consuming other multimedia content. The only thing that leaves her behind iPad Air 2 or the Nexus 9 It is a somewhat less powerful processor that also joins a heavier operating system.
4. Xperia Z2 Tablet
Although the technical specifications of the Xperia z2 Tablet fall a little behind the first three of our top 5, the truth is that the difference is not too much, even despite having debuted several months before. The one that most attracts attention, probably, is the screen Full HD And the truth is that many users probably do not notice the difference too much. Depending on our interests, in any case, it has other virtues that can easily compensate it.
For starters, despite how much he has advertised Manzana the reduced thickness and weight of its iPad Air 2 (starting with the name), the tablet Sony It is almost as thin (6.1mm vs. 6.4mm) and even a few grams lighter. To follow, it has something that none of its rivals can boast of and that is that, like the rest of the range, it is waterproof. Overall, it is probably the most recommended of our selection for those who are going to move it a lot.
5. Amazon Fire HDX 8.9
Close our top 5 the Amazon Fire HDX 8.9, A simply spectacular tablet in terms of technical specifications: Quad HD displayprocessor Snapdragon 805, 8 MP camera … Only in the RAM memory section it is not at the highest level, although it is not possible to say that with 2 GB it is precisely a weak point. If you look at the hardware, as you can see, the Amazon tablet is at the level of the best.