Tablets are great substitutes for laptops as far as mobile computing goes. They come at varied prices, offer some unique features and easy mobility as well. Not to forget their longer battery life.
If you are looking for a tablet to buy this week, then here are some of the top deals available online which will get you the best bang for the buck you spend. The prices mentioned here are approximate costs that the online shopping portals are offering.
Acer Iconia 501 (16 GB, 3G), Price – Rs 24,990
The A501 is an upgraded version of the older Acer Iconia A500 tablet. The Acer Iconia 501 has both 3G data as well as WiFi connectivity. The Iconia A501 has a 10 inch display and some pretty good hardware too.
The Acer Iconia 501 is based on Nvidia’s Tegra 2 dual core processor running at 1 GHz with 1 GB of DDR2 RAM. It has a 5 megapixel rear camera for video and imagery and a 2 megapixel front camera for video conferencing. The rear camera has been tweaked for recording 1080p HD videos as compared to the 720p video recording capability of the A500.
The 10.1 inch display of the A501 is capable of 800 x 1280 pixel resolution at 149 ppi pixel density and comes with 10 point multi touch input technology.
The A501 does not come preinstalled with Android Ice Cream Sandwich but it will be available to users via an upgrade.
This offer is available on Vijay Sales.in in select cities in India, and users can opt for cash on delivery also. The Acer Iconia A501 is available for a price of Rs 30,000 and above at various other online stores.
Apple iPad 2, 16 GB, WiFi (Rs 24,299)
Apple iPad comes with a 9.7 inch LED-backlit IPS display, and features an A5 dual core 1 GHz cortex A9 processor that is much faster than the older iPad. It comes with ten hours of battery life that can power the device for a day easily. The iPad 2 also features a front facing VGA camera for using FaceTime video chat along with a rear camera which is capable of capturing HD videos and images.
It also comes with Safari browser and a personal hotspot feature that allows users to share their internet connection with other devices. The iPad 2 comes with a single piece aluminium body called a unibody that gives it a great look and feel. The FaceTime application allows Apple iPad users to connect to others’ Apple devices without any cellular data charges.
This offer is available exclusively on eBay.in, and users can also buy this product on EMI.
Google Nexus 7 (Rs 17,690)
Google Nexus 7 is the first Nexus tablet of Google. Though not officially launched in India, the tablet can now be bought from eBay for a premium price.
Nexus 7 comes with a 1.3 GHz quad core Tegra 3 processor with a GeForce 12 core graphics processor, 1 GB of RAM and 1280 x 800 pixel IPS 7 inch display. It has Near Field Communication (NFC) and nine hours battery backup with continuous video playback.
This is the first Android device to feature Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) OS with an intelligent keyboard that predicts words as you type them, supports offline voice recognition for typing along with other inputs, and has 18 new input languages.
This tablet is available exclusively on eBay.in for buyers in India, and you can pay in EMIs. Buyers will have to wait for around 15 days to get the product at their doorstep.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 310 (Rs 19,290)
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 310 is 3G enabled and an absolute delight. This Galaxy Tab 2 310 has a 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel touchscreen display and almost the same features as the other Galaxy Tab products. The device comes with 16 GB onboard memory that can be expanded to 32 GB with SDHC cards. Housing a dual core 1 GHz ARM Cortex mobile processor, this tablet runs Android 4.0 ICS OS. Samsung has added a custom TouchWiz user interface to enhance the user experience.
Galaxy Tab weighs about 385 grams. At the rear lies a humble 3 megapixel camera that is capable of recording 720p HD video and a similar camera in front is for video chatting.
This tablet features a USB 2.0 port and offers wireless connectivity through WiFi, Bluetooth, and DLNA. The Galaxy Tab by default supports a number of popular video formats such as DivX and Xvid.
The device is available exclusively on Buytheprice.in, and you can opt for the cash on delivery option. Samsung Galaxy Tab-2 310 is available for Rs 19,999 and more at various online stores. The seller is also offering HD gaming content worth Rs 2,000 with the tab.
BlackBerry PlayBook 16 GB (Rs 13,000)
The BlackBerry PlayBook runs on QNX operating system and is powered by a Cortex A9 dual core processor with PowerVR SGX540 graphics card and 1 GB RAM. In terms of performance, the PlayBook is by far the most impressive tablet and the one with the maximum battery life too. BlackBerry PlayBook uses a standard 5300 mAh Li-Po battery.
It sports a 7 inch capacitive LCD touchscreen of 1024 x 600 pixel resolution. The high resolution screen also has four point, multi-touch and gesture support features. There’s a 5 megapixel camera at the back that can record full HD 1080p video in Mpeg format. There is also a 3 megapixel front-facing camera that allows video chats. PlayBook does not have a micro SD memory card slot, but with the option of up to 64 GB of onboard memory,m we think users can survive without add on cards.
The PlayBook is available for this price exclusively on Snapdeal.