The calendar may show November, but this means that Christmas is officially (almost) here. Well, tech vendors certainly think so, with giants including Apple, Google and Microsoft showing off new tablets that they hope will fly off the shelves and under the Christmas tree.
With so many devices out there, each with an array of different specifications and capabilities it can be confusing knowing which is best to purchase – especially if you’re having to buy for someone else rather than just yourself.
With this in mind, V3 has put together a handy guide to the top tablets competing for your attention, in order to give you plenty of time to get clued up before the Christmas madness really starts – after all, there are 46 days or fewer until the big day.
10. Amazon Kindle Fire HDX
Amazon now boasts quite the range of Kindle Fire tablets, with two 7in devices on offer alongside two 8.9in ones. The latest in this range are the HDX tablets, which feature bolstered specifications along with higher-resolution displays.
Size-wise, the differences between 7in and 8.9in form factors is relatively minor, so it really just depends on whether you have £199 or £329 to spend. Both offer high definition displays powered by quad-core 2.2GHz processors and come in 16GB, 32GB or 64GB variants.
The only problem you may face is that Amazon blocks access to Google’s Play store, limiting your choice of Android-based apps and games to those on offer in Amazon’s own store. Conversely, Amazon’s book, TV and movie range is great, so if you’re more of a consumer than a workaholic, these tablets should be fine.
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