Longer lasting power, faster, lighter, with free top quality apps to download!
Overall this is a superior product that really outperforms the older iPads that I have. I was disappointed that the new iPad Air did not have the home button with the fingerprint sensor built in. Since I have used it with my iPhone 5S I have really become attached to it and it just seems like a way to cheapen the unit and be more competitive instead of showing and using the enhanced technology. I would have paid a little more for the iPad Air with that sensor.
Delivers more performance and comparable battery life
Functionally, the iPad Air is nearly identical to last year's model, offering only faster performance and better video chatting. But factor in design and aesthetics, and the iPad Air is on another planet. It's the best full-size consumer tablet on the market.
Sleek design, Powerful innards, Great suite of free apps
You've seen the score, and for those keeping tabs you'll realise this is TechRadar's first five-star tablet. It's a device with almost no flaws - it's not just Apple's best tablet, it's the only tablet you should be considering this Christmas if you're keen on a larger screen.
Thin & light metal design, Solid construction
The iPad Air follows in the same footsteps as its predecessor, where it's a fantastic tablet that has a fine balance with everything it has to bring to the table - so you won't be disappointed by what you get! First and foremost, we can't deny the obvious here, as it continues to be a stunning looking thing with its updated design.
Robust and premium design, Excellent screen
The iPad Air is the best overall 10-inch tablet you can buy by quite a margin. The huge weight reduction makes the larger of the two iPads a far more attractive option again, while retaining all the iPads traditional strengths such as its unrivalled collection of tablet optimised apps. A revolution it isn't, but we find it very hard to see how Apple can top this version now.
Great Multipurpose Tablet
Finally, and this may be petty, but it's the most professional device. In the field I know (law), partners at law firms and federal judges use iPads, not other devices to read briefs, send emails, etc. I've never seen anyone doing work on a Kindle device and I've never even seen another tablet in a professional setting. Part of this may be that it's a well-established product, and part may be that the 10-inch screen is nice for reading, even if it's bulkier.
Great display & Easier connector
Despite the above negative points, there's no doubt we're once again looking at a top tablet once again. Apple's greatest strength has always been fusing together some headline features with an OS that just works, and will appeal to the largest amount of people.
Sure, the price is a little high, and in a vacuum would be a real stick with which to beat the new iPad 4.
Quality app ecosystem
The 4th Generation iPad is only a minor improvement over its predecessor but still remains the tablet to beat. An upgraded A6X processor, Apple's new Lightning connector and a better front facing camera are the main differences. All in all this is an iterative upgrade that should only interest those who don't already own a 3rd Generation iPad.
Excellent Battery Life
The iPad isn't magical, as much as Apple wants you to believe this is the case. It is, however, a very entertaining device that's currently being held back by a lack of content and a number of missing features. The iPad will only get better and will ultimately succeed off the back of Apple's existing application and content ecosystem.
Great with exceptions
A very good tablet! Preferred over the Kindle Fire because of the Micro SD Card port. The B&N Nook Store, unfortunately, is quite small; lacking the apps available on the Google Play store. It's dual-core 1 GHz processor is more than enough to plow through any game I've been able to throw at it. The 1 GB of RAM is also more than enough to handle anything. The battery life is also very good, lasting all day even if I play some graphics intensive games. I've never had it die on me.
Very sharp looking display, great for reading
Staring deeply at the $270 price of the 16GB base model of the NOOK HD+ ($300 for the 32GB version), there's no arguing that their intent is to keep Amazon itching with anticipation. Rightfully so, they're able to do just that, as the NOOK HD+ has the more detailed display of the two - while also being lighter as well. However, it's missing out on several key features to make it an instant buy over other highly-prized full tablet offerings on the market.
Stylish, well priced, fantastic screen
There is the feeling when you're using the Nook that it's really not all that fast, at least in terms of raw processing power. Sometimes when performing fairly simple tasks we'd find the graphical transitions would stutter and lag. Strangely, this doesn't really affect the performance in other ways. We could play videos with few problems and when you're looking at eBooks, there's really no problems at all, even with heavily graphical books.
Profiles for multi-user households and kids
The Nook HD+ is an excellent choice for people who want a simple, easy tablet experience focused on consuming books, video, and other media. At $270, it's a better value than the Kindle Fire HD 8.9, which costs $285 without ads, doesn't perform as well, and isn't as nicely designed.
Lightweight, Fantastic screen
Is the Nook HD the best 7-inch tablet on the market? In short, no.
It's cheap and cheerful design and interface at a sub-£200 price tag would have blown us away a year ago, but such is the fast pace of the tablet market these days, the Nook has been left behind by superior competition.
Sharpest display on a 7-inch tablet is great for reading
Here's the deal folks. If reading is more of your forte than anything else, there's no question that the NOOK HD is the ideal tablet for you, especially when it has a healthy and robust ecosystem in that particular category. And with that snazzy looking display, it's sure to be swell for other things - like watching movies and surfing the web.
Lightweight, with good ergonomics
In terms of hardware alone, the Barnes & Noble Nook HD is an excellent tablet-ereader combo. It's lighter than the competition, and clever ergonomics make it the comfiest 7-inch tablet to hold one-handed. The screen is excellent too, with more pixels on show than any rival. Its issues are all in the software. The custom Barnes & Noble interface is easy to use, but it could be quicker.
Cheap 7 inch tablet with a stunning HD screen
We can hardly find fault with the hardware, but UK-specific content - including magazines, newspapers, books and apps - is sorely lacking. Much is promised, but you're taking a risk if you jump in and buy a Nook HD right now. As with the Kindle Fire HD, the Nook HD will be good option for anyone wanting something that's easy to use, and there's the bonus of user profiles as well.
Mid-grade tablet for low price
Mid-grade tablet for low price. It is not the greatest tablet on the market today, but for the size and the operating system, It is a fairly cheap price for what your looking for. I had purchased mine simply for the fact to download games and learning programs for my son, along with a couple of apps for myself. It was working fine for the first 8-10 days, then the touchpad would not respond to my finger. I ended up returning the unit in exchange for another one.
Excellent Tablet for the Price!
It has everything I wanted with one exception - it doesn't have BlueTooth to connect my mini speaker. Somethings it has a slow response but I'm not sure if that is our internet and router or the Archos. It has an excellent crystal clear HD screen and the sound is pretty good without an external speaker. It is a great deal for the price.
Stylish design, Rigid chassis, Screen displays brilliant colors
"HD is on it, but not in it". This might describe the sobering impression that Archos' 97 Titanium HD made in our tests. Of course, the tablet is a real eye-catcher. It is slim, well-built and the aluminum chassis makes not only a stylish but a robust impression. And nevertheless, it was not really fun using Archos' 97 Titanium, powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system. The nice exterior already starts to crumble when turning on the device for the first time.
Nice tweaks to Android, PlayStation games
The Sony Tablet S has everything needed to be a fantastic tablet, and a front-runner in the Android race. The form factor makes it a superb buy for people who spend time on the move.
If you're choosing an Android tablet you won't be disappointed, but if it's a shoot out between the Sony Tablet S and the iPad 2, unless you're a hardened Sony fan, then your money is still better spent with Apple.
Very different looking design
When we see so many tablet makers cranking out the same looking designs, we-re happy to find the Sony Tablet S standing out from the crop - and especially more with its hip looks. Besides that one instant distinguishable feature, we-re mightily impressed in Sony-s work with their very first Honeycomb flavored tablet as it combines a healthy set of multimedia and gaming centric qualities.
Interesting design, Full-size SD card slot
The Sony Xperia Tablet S is a pleasant-enough tablet. Not everyone will like the folio-style design, but it has its benefits, plus it's a whole lot slimmer than its predecessor. That said, Sony hasn't been aggressive enough in its pricing of the Tablet S to compensate for its mediocre screen and relatively low-power processor. With the Google Nexus 10 on the scene, the Sony Xperia Tablet S simply doesn't offer enough bang per buck to earn itself a recommendation.
Splash-protected case and ports, Compact size
Waiting for Sony's new tablet was worthwhile: The Xperia Tablet S brings a welcome change to the tablet market. The Japanese manufacturer relies on the currently popular Tegra 3 chip from Nvidia and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that in view of its known high-performance. Sony also manages to stick out from some strong competition in details. It starts with the case's very high quality build, which is splash-protected and expands the tablets field of use even more.
WOW! IMPRESSIVE DEVICE FOR THE MONEY!!
This device rivals some of the nicer tablets I have used(Polaroid, HP, etc). Most importantly, the touch screen is very responsive and not cheaply constructed like most of the lower grade tablets . Its actually glass, instead of the cheap plastic, which is a BIG plus when it comes to kids and cleaning it. Although its not "true" HD display, the widescreen format and resolution are surprisingly comparative to it.
Surpassed all my expectations
I had a first generation iPad and was considering buying a new one. But after reading so much about the Android tablets I thought I might try one and zeroed in on the Lenovo IdeaTab A2109.
Its performance surpassed all my expectations. The learning curve was not as daunting as expected. All the apps that I had installed on my iPad, I could find the same or similar ones for the Idea Tab A2109 and more. It was a great value I got for the device.
$300 price point for a 9-inch tablet
Being a relatively new player in the Android tablet space, Lenovo clearly has the formula in conjuring up a respectable tablet - albeit, they still have a lot to learn before being regarded as a contender. When we think of value, there's no denying that plenty of it is found with the Lenovo IdeaTab A2109, thanks partly to its contemporary hardware and competitive price point of $300.
Safety frame made of metal and an aluminium case
On the bright side, Lenovo also sells the IdeaTab S2109, a similar tablet to the IdeaTab A2109 but with a larger 9.7-inch IPS screen free from the constricting viewing angles for about $100 more (depending on the reseller). The vast amount of increasingly cost-competitive Android tablets out there will give the A2109 a run for its money.
Solid and attractive design
Once again, Lenovo came really close to making a great tablet, but one major flaw keeps the IdeaPad A2109 from a wholehearted recommendation. The display's narrow viewing angles will affect media lovers and gamers more than people who mainly use their tablets to read or surf the web. But tablets at this size are made for the kind of people who like to do all of those things equally.
Yes, the budget $300 price means that every aspect won't be top of the line.
Sturdy construction, Good performance
Lenovo is a relative newcomer in the world of tablets, but the IdeaTab A2109 does a decent job at getting their foot in the door and off to a good start. We like the sturdy design of the tablet as well as the speed of the device, but it could use some minor improvements.
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