2012 has been the year of tablets with so many models released running Windows, Android and the most popular iOS. This trend is supposed to continue and there are reports suggesting that tablets will replace desktops and laptops in future because of the portability. Almost all the popular companies Apple, Samsung, Asus, Microsoft etc have their own tablets running different OS and different screen sizes. The optimal screen size of tablets is around 10 inches as iPad has set a benchmark in this segment. Recently we had covered some of the best Android tablets available today and we are not covering the best 10 inch tablets available.
These tablets run Apple iOS, Microsoft’s Windows RT and also Android OS. Below is the list of best 10 inch tablets.
1. Apple iPad:
iPad needs no introduction as it is the market leader in tablets. Launched in 2010, Apple has released 4 versions of iPad and the latest version has retina display along a good camera. The latest iPad adds several tweaks and improvements to secure its position at the top of the tablet heap. It is currently the best tablet in the 10inch screen size.
Prices for iPad 4th generation starts at $499.
2. Google Nexus 10:
In 2012 Google released its first tablet in the Nexus range with Nexus 7 and Nexus 10. With the world’s highest resolution tablet display, all new multi-user support, immersive HD content and the best Google apps, makes it one of best Android tablets in 10 inch screen. Nexus 10 is the bigger brother of Nexus 7 with 10-inch screen with a 2560×1600 resolution display, a dual core ARM Cortex A15 processor and a quad core Mali T604 graphics processor.
The tablet is offered in 16GB or 32GB of storage options and sports a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera, a 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera. The prices starts from $399.
3. Asus Transformer Pad Infinity:
Asus is offering Android tablets in various specifications and one of the best is Asus Transformer Pad Infinity which sports a 1920 × 1200 resolution Full HD screen, SonicMaster audio technology, Super IPS+ Panel and the most powerful NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad-core CPU running @1.6 GHz. It also can play 1080p HD videos. The 8MP rear auto-focus camera with LED flash clearly captures photos while the 2MP front camera allows for easy video-chat. It also comes with a full fledged tying keyboard.
It also comes with 32/64GB storage along with 8GB of ASUS WebStorage for life. The prices for the tablet starts at $480.
4. Microsoft Surface RT:
Microsoft released Surface RT along with Windows 8 and it runs Windows RT, the tablet version of latest Windows OS. Surface RT has amazing hardware and also has a good type and touch keyboard. The only problem with Surface RT as of now is that apps are limited and also RT is not a full fledged OS. A higher version of Surface, the Pro version with Windows 8 is coming this year, which might be a good product.
5. Asus Transformer Pad:
Asus Transformer Pad is similar to the infinity version, but it is cheaper. It comes with a 10.1-inch screen with a 1280×800 resolution in-plane switching display and a 1.2GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 processor. There’s also an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera, a 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera, and 16GB of storage that can be augmented by the addition of a microSD card.
Apart from these, there are Samsung Note 10.1 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 which sports the 10 inch screen and runs on Android.