Purchasing a premium tablet becomes easy once you are clear on the features you expect in the tablet and are actually going to use it. Whether it is gaming, reading or working on office files, the tablets in this price range are capable of all these things. Also to be noted that these tablets are bit premium and can be bit heavy than the usual large screen smartphones.
This time, we have retired the Google Nexus 7 and Apple iPad 4 with expectation of new devices in a month or more. Here is the list of five tablets that are worth checking out for someone with a budget between Rs 20,000 and Rs 30,000.
Apple iPad Air 16 GB WiFi
We are aware that this tablet costs slightly above Rs 30,000 and made this as the only exception because the iPad 4 model is more than a year old.
The iPad Air offers the same 9.7-inch Retina IPS panel display with 2048×1526 pixel resolution. The display offers 264 pixels per inch pixel density like the previous version and comes with finger resistant oleophobic coating. Packing the new Apple A7 multicore chip with M7 Motion processor, the iPad Air supports the 64-bit architecture through the iOS 7 software update. Apple iPad Air measures 7.5 mm thick and weighs 469 grams.
At the rear, the iPad Air has a 5 megapixel iSight camera with five-element lens that also includes hybrid filter. This 5 megapixel back side illumination sensor has f/2.4 aperture, autofocus, and can click HDR Photos. The camera can be used to record full 1080p HD videos with video stabilization, tap to focus while recording, face detection and 3x Zoom. The iPad has 1.2 megapixel Front Facing iSight camera to support FaceTime HD.
Apple has offered the Multiple-in-Multiple-Out technology based dual-channel(2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) WiFi network support for fastest downloads and web browsing experience. Other features include Ambient Light Sensor, Accelerometer, three-axis gyroscope, and 32.4 watt hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery. This battery offers 10 hours of run time and is non-removable.
Acer Iconia W4 64 GB
Acer Iconia W4 tablet is one of the select Windows 8.1 platform based tablets that promise near to desktop experience to the users. The Iconia W4 features 8-inch LCD display with 1280×800 pixel resolution and also offers rich visuals along with crisp text. This Iconia W4 houses a quad-core 1.33 GHz Intel Atom Z3740 mobile chipset which is paired with 2 GB DDR3 RAM.
By default, the tablet packs 64 GB on-board storage and has a memory card slot. This tablet offers WiFi support for browsing and Bluetooth 4.0 for connectivity. In the front, it has a 2 megapixel camera for video chatting and a 5 megapixel rear camera for imaging. Running 32-bit version of Windows 8.1, this tablet packs 4960 mAh battery capacity and promises run time of 8 hours.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 3G T531
Samsung announced the Galaxy Tab 4 series tablets earlier this year and made it available in India about two months back. The Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 model in this list also supports 3G network enabled SIM card and voice calling. Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 features a 10.1-inch touchscreen display with 1280×800 pixel resolution and promises rich graphics, bright colors as well as crisp text. Samsung has powered this tablet with a quad-core 1.3 GHz unspecified mobile processor which is paired with 1.5 GB RAM. By default, all variants come with 16 GB on-board storage and memory slot to hold up to 64 GB microSD card.
This model offers 3G network enabled micro-SIM card support along voice calling capability. For imaging, there is a 3.15 megapixel camera at its back and a 1.3 megapixel camera in the front for video chats. Running the TouchWiz Magazine UX, the tablet has Android 4.4.2 KitKat update loaded. Besides, it has dual-band WiFi support, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with A-GPS as well as GLONASS support, HDMi port, and a non-removable 6800 mAh battery.
Dell Venue 8 Pro (64 GB)
Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet is another powerful tablet that runs 32-bit Windows 8.1 operating system. This tablet also comes with Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 loaded by default. The Venue 8 Pro is powered by a quad-core 1.33 GHz Intel Atom Z3740D mobile chipset and 2 GB DDR3 RAM. This tablet offers 64 GB on-board storage and offers memory card slot to load more storage.
The Venue 8 Pro offers 8-inch IPS Display with 1280×800 pixel resolution and supports 10 point capacitive touch. At the back, the tablet offers 5 megapixel camera to record videos and click images while in the front rests a 1.3 megapixel camera for video chat. Dell has packed 4830 mAh battery capacity in this tablet and boasts of offering about 9.9 hour run time.
Lenovo IdeaTab Yoga 10 (16 GB)
Lenovo IdeaTab Yoga series tablets were introduced to offer entertainment and productivity support in one package. The IdeaTab Yoga 10’s biggest highlight is the 9000 mAh battery that promises 18 hours of battery life. The Yoga 10 tablet features a 10.1-inch IPS LCD display offering great viewing angles and 1280×800 pixel resolution support. Lenovo has powered this tablet with a quad-core MediaTek MT8389 mobile chipset and 1 GB RAM.
The Yoga 10 offers 16 GB on-board storage and has a memory slot as well. Lenovo has loaded the tablet with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. For great web browsing experience, it comes with WiFi support along with 3G network support through a SIM module. At the rear, Lenovo has packed 5 megapixel camera for imaging while in its front lies a 1.6 megapixel camera in the front.