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Best Tablets from MWC 2013

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Best Tablets from MWC 2013

Mobile World Congress (MWC 2013) is coming to an end today and we have seen many new launches in smartphones, tablets and new technologies showcased in mobile phones. MWC 2013 is not just for smartphones and feature phones, it is also a stage for new tablets. Similar to CES 2013, we have seen quite a lot of new tablets being showcased from various companies like HP, ASUS, ZTE etc.

Similar to smartphones at MWC 2013, the tablet segment is also dominated by Android although we saw few Windows 8 tablets as well. If you haven’t seen all the announces in the tablet segment, here a quick over view of all the popular Android and Windows 8 tablets launched at MWC 2013.

1. Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0:

Galaxy Note 8.0 is probably one of the most important launches at the MWC as it directly targets the iPad Mini. The new 8.0 inch tablet runs on a 1.6GHz quad core A9 processor with 2GB of RAM, along with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. It also features a 5.0 MP camera unit and in some markets it comes with phone capabilities. Related: Samsung announces Galaxy Note 8.0

Related: Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0- How does it Stack up Against iPad Mini?

2. HP Slate 7:

HP has now entered the Android tablet arena with Slate 7. It sports a 1.6GHz dual-core ARM processor with 7 inch display. The HP Slate7 includes a 3-megapixel camera on the back and a VGA camera on the front for chatting, videos and photos. HP Slate 7 is an entry level or affordable Android Jelly Bean (4.1).

Related: HP Slate 7 Announced

3. Asus Padfone Infinity:

Asus PadFone Infinity, like the older PadFones is a tablet and a phone and you can slide the phone into the tablet for a better screen experience. PadFone Infinity ships with Android 4.2, and has a 5 inch display. The resolution is now 1080p (up from 720p), which comes out to 441 pixels per inch. The tablet’s 10.1-inch screen has a resolution of 1,920 x 1,200, up from 1,280 x 800 in the previous generation model.

It runs on quad-core, 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600 chip with an Adreno 320 GPU and comes with 32GB and 64GB options. It also features a 2GB RAM. It comes with 3G and LTE connectivity along with usual features like WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, A-GPS and GLONASS.

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4. Asus Fonepad

Asus Fonepad is a 7 inch tablet with Intel processor 1.2GHz Atom Z2420 with 1GB of RAM, a PowerVR SGX540 GPU and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and an HSPA+ connectivity. It supports micro-SIM slot and the microSD reader and on-board storage of 1GB.

Related: Asus PadFone Infinity and Fonepad Announced

5. Sony Xperia Z:

Sony XPERIA Z was announced back in Jan in Japan and is currently the slimmest tablet available. It ships with Android 4.1, 10.1-inch 1920 x 1200 display, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 APQ8064 processor (1.5 GHz Krait quad-core) and an 8.1-megapixel Exmor R-sensor rear camera.

Related: Sony Xperia Tablet Z: Thinnest 10 Inch Tablet

6.  Lenovo S6000:

Leno S6000 is a 10-inch Android tablet with 1,280 x 800 IPS display and a quad-core MediaTek’s 8389 / 8125 processor, clocked at 1.2GHz. The tablet is 8.6mm thick and weighs in at 560 grams and has 8 hours of battery life, and there’s an optional HSPA+ available. It also features micro HDMI port and digital microphone.

7. Lenovo A3000:

A3000 has a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, IPS display and optional HSPA and a 7 inch screen with resolution of 1,024 x 600.  It also feature microSD card and it supports cards up to 64GB. A3000 optimizes the user experience for games, video, photo-sharing and web-browsing, offering seamlessly fluid navigation and highly responsive performance.

8. Lenovo A1000:

A1000 is an entry level 7-inch tablet Android tablet with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and Dolby Digital Plus audio. A1000 can only handle 32GB of storage space via microSD card. It comes with default 16GB of storage space.

Related: Lenovo Tablets Announced- A1000 and A3000 and S6000

9. ZTE V98:

ZTE V98 is a mid range Windows 8 tablet featuring a 10.1-inch screen with Windows 8 (x86) on a 1.8GHz Intel Atom CPU and 2GB of RAM. It also has 4G LTE capabilities to get connected on the move.

Related: ZTE’s 10.1-inch Windows 8 Tablet

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