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Gaming is more fascinating with large-size tablets having high resolution screens, superior audio capabilities, high processing speed, high-end graphics card and ease of action control. Android and iOS based tablets offer you good collection of games to download from the respective app stores.

The best tablet for games should have a display size of around 10 inch and high screen resolution to provide sharper, colorful and richer visual effects while playing. Moreover, prefer the tablets using In-Plane Switching (IPS) technology, a screen technology meant to solve the low quality color reproduction and limited viewing angle problems in LCDs.

The tablets for playing games come with screen resolution as high as 2560 x 1600 pixels. However, more pixels increase the load on the GPU thereby affecting the performance of the tablets. It is good to go for 1280 x 800 pixels screen resolution like the one in Lenovo tablets.

Presence of audio features like stereo speakers and microphones are essential for better and more involving gaming experience.

Gaming tablets should have fast processors for instant response to keep up the interest throughout the game. Opt for the tablets having powerful graphics card as this decides the resolution of screen which needs to be high for games.

Thinking about picking up the best tablet for games? Do refer our tablets listing which is based on the topmost opinions from major review sites.

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Apple iPad Air

Apple iPad Air Wi-Fi 16GB - Space Gray


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Apple iPad Air
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
Sony Xperia Z2
Acer Aspire Switch 10
Apple iPad Air Wi-Fi 16GB - Space Gray
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet LTE
Acer Aspire Switch 10 Tablet
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Release Date
Oct 2013
Jul 2014
May 2014
Mar 2014
Aug 2014
Graphic Processor
PowerVR G6430, PowerVR G6430 (quad-core graphics)
Adreno 330
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel HD Graphics 520
Adreno 330
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics
Digital Camera
5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus
8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
8.1 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus
Display
LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Super clear LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors,Super clear LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
12.3 inches, Standard, 2736 x 1824
TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors,TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
10.1 inches, IPS LCD, Widescreen, 1366 x 768
Display Size
1536 x 2048
2560 x 1600, 2560 x 1600
1200 x 1920, 1200 x 1920
Installed RAM
1024.0 MB
2048.0 MB
4096.0 MB
3072.0 MB
2048.0 MB
Networking Type
Bluetooth, WiFi
802.11g, 802.11a/b, 802.11n (2.4+5 GHz Dualband), 802.11ac (2.4+5.0 GHz Dual-band)
802.11n (2.4+5 GHz Dualband)
Operating System
iOS 7.0.4, iOS 7, upgradable to iOS 7.1.2, upgradable to iOS 8.1, upgradable to iOS 8.4
Android OS, v4.4 (KitKat)
Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat), planned upgrade to v5.0 (Lollipop), v5.0.2 (Lollipop), planned upgrade to v5.1 (Lollipop)
Processor
Apple A7 Dual-core 1.3 GHz
2.4 GHz, Intel Core m3
1.33 GHz, Intel Atom Z3745
Screen Size(Diagonal)
9.7 inch
10.1 inch
10.1 inch
Special Features
AirDrop file sharing, iCloud cloud service, iCloud Keychain, Twitter and Facebook integration, TV-out, Maps, Audio/video player/editor, Organizer, Image viewer/editor, Document viewer/editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Voice memo, Predictive text input
Weight
1.03 lb.
1.04 lb.
1.73 lb.
0.96 lb.
2.58 lb.
Rear Webcam Resolution
5.0 MP
Front Webcam Resolution
1.2 MP
2.0 MP
2.2 MP
Flash Size
16.0 GB
2G Network
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - all models
SIM
Nano-SIM
Micro-SIM
Micro-SIM

  • The iPad Air 2 is a nice refinement and finesse of last year's model, with a bevy of tweaks, enhancements, a much faster processor, and the welcome addition of Touch ID. Simply put: it's still the gold standard for tablets.


  • Apple makes the best tablets, and the sleeker, lighter iPad Air maintains its lead over the competition.


  • The iPad Air features an impressively slender form factor and, thanks largely to its A7 processor and optimizations in iOS 7, it still manages to perform twice as fast and deliver just as much battery life as its predecessor. In fact, Apple's latest tablet, as it exists, is definitely one of the best (if not the best) tablet out there right now. However, I can't help but feel that it could be even better. Where's my TouchID? How about a bigger, better camera on this late 2013 tablet?


  • - Having stereo sound is good for games and films, but the sound is a little thin, and gets harsh at top volume.
    - Its internal speakers are a little disappointing, though.
    - Sharpness is great, but not flawless.
    - So the look is very suspect, but the Tab Pro 10.1’s back is nice and grippy making it easy to get a firm hold on the tablet.


  • With the massive Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 and diminutive Tab Pro 8.4, this 10.1-inch slate is the most socially acceptable, narrowly avoiding the title of awkward middle child with its impressive screen and powerful insides.


  • Of all the "Pro" Samsung tablets, the Galaxy TabPro 10.1 is among our favourites. It's just the right scale, is slim and light, yet packs plenty of power in too. Such a pro specification does mean a "pro" price tag though: £449 to be precise. Given that faux leather build we're not convinced the build quite matches the price. It's also worth noting that for just £1 more you can pick up the Note 10.1, complete with its integrated built-in S Pen stylus, from the official Samsung site.


  • The Surface Pro 4 is the best version of Microsoft's tablet yet, with a stellar display, snappy performance, and more than 10 hours of battery life. With Windows 10, the Surface Pen, and optional Type Cover, it can replace your laptop.


  • Microsoft has finally nailed its tablet hybrid concept with the Surface Pro 3. It's powerful, versatile and brilliantly put together. Not all laptop owners need apply, but the Surface Pro 3 is a convincing alternative.


  • Not without its drawbacks, this is the brightest shining example of not only Microsoft's vision of a laptop-free future, but the entire laptop-tablet hybrid category.


  • The Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet is a stylish and powerful Android tablet, but aside from its razor thin profile, there's little to distinguish it from its peers.


  • The Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet is a powerful, well-balanced slate that needed a slight bump in screen quality to truly compete with the best.


  • The Xperia Z2 is a great looking and well built Android tablet. It is staggeringly thin and light for a 10in device, has a great screen, expandable storage and good performance. We like the OS and the camera. Indeed, our only issues with the Xperia Z2 Tablet is occasionally laggy web browsing, and the fact that the screen is poor under natural light. But priced in line with the iPad Air this is right at the top of the shop.


  • The Acer Aspire Switch 10 is a detachable Windows tablet that offers a mix of new and exciting features, and while it's not perfect, it's worth a look for its flexibility.


  • The Acer Aspire Switch 10 is the latest hybrid device to successfully blur the line between laptops and tablets. For $429, you get a device that can switch from laptop to tablet to presentation device with a flip of the display. Overall, we prefer the $399 ASUS Transformer Book T100, which offers longer battery life, and the $499 Dell Venue 11 Pro, which has a larger, 1080p screen. The Switch 10 is not the most powerful device on the block, but light-productivity and multimedia users will find this hybrid versatile and portable.


  • Although the Acer Aspire Switch 10 is very affordable, it's another hybrid which is neither great at being a laptop nor a tablet. It's both bulky and fiddly. We like the IPS screen and the multi-mode ability thanks to the magnetic hinge (minus the top heaviness). However, the keyboard and trackpad are lacklustre and there really nothing to get excited about in terms of specs and performance. We're yet to be convinced by a hybrid.


Top 5 tablet for games:

  1. Apple iPad Air Wi-Fi 16GB - Space Gray
  2. Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1
  3. Microsoft Surface Pro 3
  4. Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet LTE
  5. Acer Aspire Switch 10 Tablet