The once red hot tablet market may have cooled off a bit, but tablets are still on the top of many consumers’ wish lists. It seems that more and more die hard techy people like myself are realizing that you can get much more done with a laptop than a tablet. But I get the feeling that everyday consumers are still content with the “giant smart phones”. Regular folks that do not consider themselves “geeks”, are fine with a computer that you do not need to type on very often to use it. They like the pointing, touching, and sliding to make things work on the screen. It is simple, and for the guys and girls who only want a machine mainly for entertainment, simple is what they like.
I am still a desktop man myself but I use my iPhone when I am away from the house for notes, email, and obviously texting. I will occasionally sneak off with my wife’s iPad when I think I will have time to watch some Netflix or HBOGO while I am away from home. But I rarely use the iPad for anything work related. The typing is obviously a problem…I know that I can just get a wireless keyboard, but that is too much trouble in my eyes. Maybe I am just too set in my ways, but if I am going to have to get a keyboard for a touch screen tablet, I would just assume to use a laptop. Now that that debate is over (or perhaps just more muddled), please check out the top 10 most popular tablets we have put together.
Kindle Fire HD 7″, HD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB – Amazon makes this tablet so affordable it is hard to resist.
Nexus 7 from Google (7-Inch, 32 GB, Black) by ASUS – A great value for the money and a compact size, if that is your need.
Apple iPad mini – some would say, not as good as the big boy model, while others brag that the size is just right.
Apple iPad – One of the first tablets, and still one of the most popular.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 (10.1-Inch) – If you are anti Apple at this point, give this Android tablet a shot.
ASUS Transformer Book – No, it will not turn into a Decepticon and try to destroy earth. But it is a cool hybrid of a laptop and a tablet.
Dell Venue 7 16 GB Tablet – Another inexpensive option for a smaller tablet.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 – A super high powered machine with a pen technology that is superior to the other options on the market.
Microsoft Surface Pro Tablet – Quite pricey but maybe the most powerful tablet on the list.
LG G Pad 8.3 – A well-built tablet from a surprising source.