Our Choice for the top 10 Best Tablets for 2015 are based on the following five factors in order of priority. The Processor, the Screen Display, Connectivity, Camera, and the Size. Our ratings take into consideration each of these features. Before you peak at our ratings and reviews you can read more on each of the aforementioned factors to consider.
1) Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (Editor Rating of 9.9)
Once again the top spot for 2015 goes to the Fire HDX 8.9 This Kindle offers fast loading times on websites and a sharp picture. The slim lightweight construction measures 9.1 by 6.2 by .31 inches and is surprisingly solid and sturdy for a mere weight of 13.2 ounces. The case is made from soft-touch plastic with front and rear cameras on the top. The user-friendly design is easy to navigate. The Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 comes with a unique “Mayday” feature that allows the user to receive personal customer service instantly. Click Here for more information.
2) Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 (Editor Rating of 9.7)
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 is being touted as one of the most comfortable tablets to use, lighter in weight and more powerful battery than the Tab 3. With a dual core processor of 1.2 GHZ, this is one of the most powerful tablets Samsung has ever released. It’s two built in cameras already put it one step ahead of the competition. These two cameras are well suited for engaging in video chat as well as taking high quality photos. The tablet’s front camera is 1.3 megapixels and its rear camera is 3 megapixels. The tablet’s reverse button makes it possible for users to take great pictures of themselves with it. Click Here for more information.
3) Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 (Editor Rating of 9.6)
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 is very easy to use no matter how technically inclined you are. Its IPS LCD screen is very easy to view and presents users with a clear and vivid picture whether they are reading their email, surfing the web or watching a movie. The high resolution offered on this tablet means that the battery does not last as long as other tablet batteries do, but people can still use it roughly five hours at a time before having to charge it again. There are some optional features consumers can choose to get from this tablet, including an ad free experience or an upgraded amount of memory on the tablet. Its processor is faster than that of many other tablets and is beating the competition as a result. Consumers also love the included email, contact and calendar apps. Click Here for more information.
4) Apple iPad Air (Editor Rating of 9.4)
The Apple iPad Air is the lightest weight iPad to date, at .29 inches and 9.4 by 6.6. An improvement over older models of the iPad, this version has a flat back as opposed to a convex one, making it more convenient to most people. Laying the Apple iPad Air on a flat surface like a table when listening to music, allows the user to hear the music as clear as a bell. With an A7 processor, this tablet runs much more efficiently than most others. As well as having a powerful processor it also boasts a long lasting battery life, something many consumers look for in a tablet. Using WiFi the battery life of this tablet is as much as 10 hours at a time. Even watching content with the tablet’s screen set at the brightest level possible the battery still lasts roughly six hours before needing to be charged. The tablet’s main camera is very powerful and takes amazingly clear pictures. It performs well in low light and boasts a very fast shutter. This tablet is also popular among consumers due to its ability to allow users to sync their iTunes library through WiFi or USB cables. Click Here for more information.
5) Apple iPad Mini (Editor Rating of 9.4)
The Apple iPad Mini is everything the iPad2 is in a much smaller package. The tablet’s glass screen provides a very sharp display picture that offers rich colors and a brightness that many other tablets don’t offer. The size of the screen means that the touch sensitive keyboard has bigger keys than the competition. This is a great feature for anyone who does a lot of typing on their tablet. The front of the tablet is easy to use with its home button, volume controls and buttons to mute the tablet and lock the screen. These buttons are all placed in a way that makes it easy for users to access them at all times. At the top left corner of the Apple iPad Mini users will find its headphone jack. It also has a small lightning port that many consumers love. The lightning port can be found right in the middle of the bottom edge of the tablet. Click Here for more information.
6) Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (Editor Rating of 9.3)
The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is the tablet that may very well replace your laptop. Surface Pro 3 is as beautiful as it is functional providing all the power, performance and mobility of a laptop in an incredibly lightweight, versatile and sleek tablet.The Microsoft Surface 8G’s 2160 x 1440pixel resolution is rich and crisp. Best of all, at 1.8 pounds and 0.36 x 11.50 x 7.93 (L x W x H) inch dimensions, the Microsoft Surface Pro is small enough to carried to work or school every day without feeling cumbersome. With 9 hours (average) of battery life, a 3.0 USB ports, and 5 MP Rear Webcam Resolution, the Surface Pro has 802.11A, 802.11B, 802.11G, 802.11n wireless connectivity so you can always connect with your family and friends. The Microsoft Surface Pro 3’s most outstanding feature is that it has all the power and performance of your favorite laptop. The tablet comes pre-loaded with Windows 8.1 Pro, and you can install all of your favorite desktop software, including the Microsoft Office Suite. Click Here for more information.
7) Google Nexus 7 (Editor Rating of 9.2)
The Google Nexus 7 is named because it has a 7 inch display screen. With a 2.3 million pixel screen it offers a clear picture that beats its competitors any day. Playing back HD videos on this tablet can be done for up to nine straight hours before it must be recharged. It also allows users to browse the Internet for up to 10 hours at a time. Its built in wireless charging feature makes it much more convenient to carry than many other tablets. There are three different models of the Google Nexus 7, all of which have a built in GPS. In addition, it supports the Bluetooth headsets many consumers use on a daily basis. With so many built in apps such as Photoshop Touch, Riptide GP2, it also comes standard with popular apps like Netflix and an app that lets it be used as an Amazon Kindle as well as a typical tablet. Click Here for more information.
8) ASUS MeMO Pad FHD 10 (Editor Rating of 9.0)
With dual rear and front cameras, the Asus memo Pad tablet takes beautiful pictures and clear videos. Its dual stereo speakers are equipped with Sonicmaster Technology, making it great to listen to any type of music on. This lightweight tablet, at 302g, is extremely portable and travels well. Its 10 hour battery life also makes it a great travel companion for busy people. Its operating system is the Android Jellybean 4.2. With 2GB of built in memory, this is a great first tablet for anyone. As one of the lowest priced tablets on the market, it allows users to get their feet wet and enjoy many of the advantages that tablets can offer.The tablet’s processor is extremely fast and delivers 16GB of RAM. It supports several types of video and audio files. While it doesn’t support WMA files it does support WAV, MP3a and many other file types. The tablet has built in speakers on the back of it that delivers crisp sound and can easily be muffled with one hand if necessary. Click Here for more information.
9) Dell Venue 11 Pro (Editor Rating of 9.0)
The Dell Venue 11 Pro is a tablet like no other in that it is like having a desktop, laptop and tablet all in one. It’s built in wireless capabilities allow users to stream both photos and videos in HD to a TV. Though this requires the user to purchase a media adapter and an HDMI enabled TV in order to do so, many consumers consider this to be one of the tablet’s best -selling features. The Dell Venue 11 Pro carries a 2GB DDR3 Memory chip, with a Intel Gen7 Graphics video card producing the magnificent display you will see. An installed 32GB Mobility Solid State drive provides plenty of storage space on even the base model. It has wireless capabilities through the Dell wireless 1538 Dual-Band, as well as a great Webcam which is 2MP HD WEbcam on the front and 8MP on the Back. Weighing at just over 1.5 pounds with a Length by Width dimensions of 7 by 12 inches makes this tablet very easy to carry around. Click Here for more information.
10) Acer Aspire Switch 10 (Editor Rating of 8.9)
The Acer Aspire Switch 10 is one of the easiest hybrid tablets to operate. One is able to use it as a regular laptop with a fully operational, non-digital keyboard. Afterwards, with a simple removal of the keyboard, the laptop is converted into a regular tablet. Acer made sure to include good display resolution, and great speed on this device, when manufacturing it. For the consumer’s convenience, one is given the option to use the tablet in one of several different modes. It takes a matter of seconds to switch from one mode option to the other. The Acer Aspire Switch 10 has good quality viewing abilities with its high definition screen and 1366 x 768 mega pixel resolution. It’s 10 x 7 inches when measured, and a drop more than half of an inch thick. Its weight is a mere 2.6 pounds. When being used, it uses the most up to date of the Microsoft series. One can expect great speed with its 1.33 ghz processor and 2GB of RAM. The best feature of the Acer Aspire Switch 10 is definitely the ability to remove and attach the screen to the keyboard. Other models have a button or hooks, which may require two hands each time and several tries to convert the hybrid. This feature gives it a foot up on the rest of the field in hybrids. Click Here for more information.