Sunday, September 28, 2014

7. Tablets 2014

A New Look at Computer Tablet Devices

This week we are going to create a list 
of the 10 best tablets TODAY, 
based on market sales, popularity, features.

  • First person to post: pick the top tablet contender in popularity, sales, features 
  • Next person to post: pick another top tablet
  • Next person to post: pick the next top popular model
         and so on....with no repeats.
In your post list:

1. Name of device, operating system
2. Five great features of the device
3. Models, Sizes 
4. General range of prices (Top price to cheapest model) 

Note: The ipad counts as one post entry, even though it currently has eight sizes/models. Which, of course, you would list in your description.  

Let's find the most popular models out there and be experts!


  1. The iPad is currently the most popular tablet on the market. Its current operating system is iOS 8, which is the all-purpose operating system Apple uses for every single one of their iDevices.

    1. As all models are run on the same operating system (no variants), anyone skilled in the OS can fix it.
    2. As only one company makes them, that same company can also fix them at any time.
    3. The operating system is very simple, and thus, does not require a "Genius" to figure it out (though they would certainly hope it would).
    4. The company makes tablets that exchange low price for quality parts, and are very hard to break.
    5. When someone says "tablet", one of the first things that pop into most people's heads is the iPad and any of its iterations.

    iPad-R, iPad Air, iPad Mini-R, iPad Mini


    1. Side note: "-R" stands for "Retina display", the newer version of the screen; all it says is that the screen has a greater pixel density (pixels per inch/cm), and thus, sharper images.

  2. 1. The Samsung Galaxy Tab is running Andriod 4.4 KitKat with the Touch Wiz UI overlay
    2. Features mainly depend on the individual model
    -Resolution ranging from normal HD to 4K displays
    -8MP Camera with Flash included
    -Up to 13 hours of battery life (Depends on particular model)
    -Stylus with multiple functions (Only in some models)
    -Lightweight build quality
    3. Galaxy Tab 2/3/4/Pro/S/7.0/7.7/8.9/10.1
    4. Starting at $160 going all the way up to $750

  3. ->Toshiba Tablets-
    1. Acer is the third running company for tablet defices, and with the new Toshiba Window Tablets are hitting sales. You are able to do possibly anything if you like. It can be use as a display to show market sales maybe? Or it can be use as a tent style and you can watch things by yourself. It can be a normal tablet, it basically windows 8 computer turn into tablet form.
    2. Features can very alot on this defice.
    -You can personalize to your own likings
    - its familar so it has everything you had on your normal windows 8 computer
    - You can multitask with apps
    - can connect to windows store /skype!
    3. IdeaPad Yoga/ThinkPad Twist/Sony Duo 11/Acer Iconia W700/Microsoft Surface RT
    4. Starting all the way up top is $1999.99 all the way down to $249


  4. (Google tablets)
    1.) Goolge is the fourth in the rankings With its Nexus tablets running android 4.4 on a 1080p display. These tablets is great for about anything its also a good sizes from 7 to 10 inches which lets still do a lot of things on its screen without is being too big or too small. Also it 1080p screen make its easy to watch videos or read articles online. They also have a quad core 1.5GHz snapdragon processor with 2 to 3 gigs of ram which makes it quite fast at doing any task you have. It also has a 9hr battery if using multimedia.

    2.) features are quite nice
    -mp4 player
    -wireless charging
    -Android os which is simple
    -photo/video editor
    -Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
    YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
    -MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA player
    -Predictive text input (Swype)

    3.) Nexus 7 and Nexus 10. Nexus 7 has a 7" inch display tablet Nexus 10 has a 10" diplay.

    4.) The Nexus 10 prices are 399$ for the 16 GB version and 499$ for the 32 GB version.

  5. 1) The innovative Dell XPS 12 Ultrabook runs the Windows 8 operating system from Microsoft.
    -Hasup to 8 gigs of RAM and up to 256 gigs of storage.
    -12.5 inch FHD, and a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels.
    -Pivot hinge to transform from laptop to tablet with ease.
    -5 to 9 hours of battery power.
    - USB ports to download media through flash drives.
    -Use apps with ease, youtube, google, news apps, facebook.
    -chargeable battery in less than 2 hours.
    -Facing camera.
    -Access xbox data.
    3) Models XPS 13 is 3 lbs and the XPS 14 is 4.6 lbs while the XPS 12 is 3 lbs.
    4) The prices range from $549.99 to $1,199.99. Or the estimated cost is 1,049 Euros for the model with Intel Core i5 processor and 1,299 Euros with Intel Core i7 processor.

  6. 1. The iPad is currently the most popular tablet on the market. Its current operating system is iOS 8, which is not a great update for apple. There were some rumors that the iOS 8 update has glitches that would make you lose your pictures and your videos, that if you didn't save your pictures and videos on the cloud.

    2. - 12.5 inch FHD, and a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels,
    - Has up to 8 gigs of RAM and up to 256 gigs of storage.
    - 5 to 9 hours of battery power.
    - pivot hinge to transform from laptop to tablet with ease.
    - Facing camera
    - Using apps with ease,youtube, google, news apps, facebook.
    - chargeable battery in less than two hours.
    - Access Xbox data.
    3. There are different types of models: XPS 13 that is 3 lbs, XPS 14 is 4.6 lbs while the XPS 12 is 3 lbs.

    4. There are prices that range to $ 549.99 to $1,199.99 or estimated cost in Euros is 1,049 for the model with Intel Core i5.

    1. plea no copy pasterino "cchivers1213September 28, 2014 at 5:11 PM
      The iPad is currently the most popular tablet on the market."

  7. 1. Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 in. Android

    -10 hour battery
    -16 or 32 Gb internal storage and 32 or 63 Gg external
    -1 Gb RAM
    -Dual-core 1.5 GHz TI OMAP4 4470 CPU
    -Android OS 4.0.3

    3.HDX Kindle Fire HD 7", Kindle Fire HD 8.9", Kindle Fire HD 7"

    4. $189 shipped and $199 for HDX 7" Shipped.

  8. 1. Microsoft tablets are the 5th most popular. They recently came out with Surface Pro 3. The Surface is meant to replace computers entirely for work and other important things. Obviously, the Surface isn't good for gaming like normal computers are.
    2. 12'' display
    - 2160 x 1440 resolution
    -9 hours of web browsing battery life
    -4th gen Intel Core processor
    -Can use desktop programs
    -Comes with a stylus to sign and write up documents
    -Built-in kickstand
    -Up to 512 GB with the i7 processor
    3. There are other Surface tablets like the Surface 2 with a 10'' screen and weighs under 1.5 lbs.
    4. Surface Pro 3 is from $799 for 64GB and an i3 core to 1,949 for 512 GB with an i7 core.

  9. Amazon Tablets
    1.The amazon fire tablets are cheap effective and use the Fire OS 4 operating system.

  10. (Amazon Tablets)
    Kindle Fire

    OS: "Based on Android OS 2.3.3 (customized: 6.3.2_user_4110520) (1st gen.)
    Based on Android 4.0.3 (customized: 10.5.0_user_5060020) (2nd gen.)" - Wikipedia

    - Great for reading and watching videos with it's awesome 2560px x 1600px and 7" display. It can handle 1080p resolution.
    - Camera and microphone for video-taking and communication over Skype.
    - Built-in easy to use web browser for surfing the web (dude!).
    - Extra durable display, so it wont crack and spiderweb if you set a pillow on it.
    - Super fast dual-core processor so you can load apps and files fast, and easily.

    Sizes can be from 6", to an 8.9" screen.
    There are 3 models. Kindle Fire HD 6", HD 7", and HD 8.9".

    Kindle Fire 1st Gen (Basic) ~$39.99
    Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" 3rd Gen ~$529.99

  11. 1.The iPad is currently the most popular tablet and it uses ios8 as its operating system which is updated frequently.
    2.The iPad has the iTunes app store which lets you download things such as business apps,games,communication,streaming and all sorts of entertainment apps.
    3.The iPad has 4 models iPad 1,2,and 3 and the iPad air
    4.the price range is 400-700 u.s dollars this is not including special deals and offers

    1. no idea why the second entry is like that

    2. plea no copy pasterino plea no copy pasterino "cchivers1213September 28, 2014 at 5:11 PM
      The iPad is currently the most popular tablet on the market." "TmanSeptember 30, 2014 at 8:42 AM
      1. The iPad is currently the most popular tablet on the market."

  12. 1.) Asus Transformer Pad Infinity OS: Android 4.0

    2.) 8.5mm Thickness, 2560 × 1600 Resolution, 2 GB RAM, 802.11 a/b/g/n WIFI, and 3.0+EDR bluetooth.

    3.) {{{{TO BE CONTINUED}}}}

    1. 3.) 10.1 inch (26 cm) and there is two models for this

      4.) Prices range to about $249.99 to $399.99 but the cheapest is on sale for $239.99

  13. 1) The iPad is currently the most sought after tablet on the market. The iPad's operating system is iOS 8, that is if the owner downloaded it, and some may not have downloaded it because it is said that this update was a mistake because this new operating system is said to have many glitches and lose ones pictures and videos unless you saved them in iCloud.

    2) -5 to 9 hours of battery power - Also Has up to 8 gigs of RAM and up to 256 gigs of storage - battery can fully charge in just 2 hours - a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels and - Photo Editing extensions which means that you can edit your photos in the main app without leaving the app.

    3) The different types of models are: XPS 13 that is 12.4 x 8.1 x 0.24-0.71 inches and 3 lbs, XPS 14 is 12.2x9.2 inches Height 0.8 inch and a weight of 4.7 to 5.7 lbs while the XPS 12 is 12.48 x 8.46 x 0.59-0.79 inches and weighs in at 3.2 pounds.

    4) The price range goes from $549.99 to $1,199.99.

    1. plea no copy pasterino "cchivers1213September 28, 2014 at 5:11 PM
      The iPad is currently the most popular tablet on the market." "TmanSeptember 30, 2014 at 8:42 AM
      1. The iPad is currently the most popular tablet on the market."

  14. 1) Acer
    Continuing later THIS IS MY TOPIC

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  16. 1. The device I will be talking about is the Nivida Shield , Kit Kat Same as an Android Phone/Tablet
    2. It gas the ability t o connect to your TV/PC screen
    It has to front facing speakers and dual bass reflex port with built-in microphone
    3. There is the Nivida Shield 16GB wi-fi tablet Also the Nivida shield 32GB wi-fi+4G LTE. Both are 8 Inch.
    4. They go from $299-$399 A bit in the high end but still worth it for a good gaming tablet

    1. 2. Tegra K1 is the first-ever console-class mobile processor, giving you full support for PC-class gaming technologies like DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.4, and tessellation. Plus, it's the first mobile processor to run Unreal Engine 4, Epic's latest game engine for powering next-gen games.
      2.Enjoy the best games, movies, and music on the go with the new 4G LTE NVIDIA SHIELD tablet. Its built-in cellular connectivity is ready for you to activate and take virtually anywhere. Certified on AT&T 4G LTE network
      2.1920x1200 multi-touch Full HD display

  17. 1) Google Nexus tablet, Android 4.4
    2) Sharp HD screen, Long battery life, WiFi, 4G LTE, 323ppi display
    3) Nexus 7 and Nexus 10, 7 and 10 inch sizes
    4)$329 - $500

  18. 1. I'll be writing about the Barns & Nobles tablets.

    1. 1. Barnes & Noble based the Nook Tablet OS on Android 2.3

      2.With Nook you can choose from over 3 million books to read from their libraries.
      You get access to thousands of movies on NOOK Video
      You get $200 worth of books for free
      You can get up to 32GB additional storage with an optional microSD card
      Comes with a 7 inch 1280 x 800 Pixel Resolution display

      3. The two available models are the 6 inch Glowlight e-reader and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook.

      4. The Glowlight costs $119 while the Samsung Galaxy Tablet costs $179.99 (after instant rebate)

  19. There are like 5 different posts about the iPad, way to read the instructions guise.

    1. Four posts! Oh wait your post above makes five! There are going to be some miffed kids tomorrow when they see the zeros. Yikes!

  20. Replies
    1. 1. The Vivo Smart Tablet runs on the Windows 8 OS.

      2. The Smart Tablet has 9.5 hours extra-long battery life for all-day computing. The Smart Tablet also has crystal clear 8MP auto-focus camera with 5-element lens, large F/2.2 aperture & back-illuminated CMOS sensor, 580g light and 9.7mm thin with colorful design, 10.1” IPS panel with 1366 x768 resolution for increased visual clarity, and Intel® Atom™ Z2760 Dual-core CPU @ 1.8Ghz for best performance, power efficiency and compatibility.

      3. This tablet is a one of a kind piece of hardware.

      4. Prices range from $200-$195

  21. 1. The Nvidia Shield Tablet 2, released just yesterday, runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat) With some minor modifications to fit the special features that gamers may like with this tablet.
    2. * inch 1080P screen, Fast WiFi, 4G LTE Capable, Up to 160 Gigabytes of storage, 8 Hours of battery life, Console mode/streaming games from PC.
    3. There is currently 2 models out, on that is 16 Gigabytes with WiFi only, for $299. There is also a 32 Gigabyte version with WiFi and 4G LTE for US carriers,for $399. Both Tablets are built for gaming with a high performance CPU and GPU, and Both have an 8 Inch Screen
    4. The Original tablet released earlier this year goes for $299, with the new release being around $399. There are things like a case and a wireless controller that are specifically designed to work hand in hand with it, for only around 100 dollars more.

  22. 1. The Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime runs on the Android 4.1 OS.

    2. This tablet has a 10.0" IPS= Multi-touch screen. It's resolution is 1280x800 and uses a Nvidia Tegra 3 SoC. It has a quad-core processor and comes with a detachable QWERTY keyboard.

    3. It's predecessor was the Asus Eee Pad Transformer which has dual-core rather than a quad-core processor. The 3rd gen model is the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity. The Infinity has twice the screen resolution and uses a 2 megapixel camera rather than a 1.2.

    4. The Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime can be found anywhere from $350-$500.

  23. 1. I chose the Kobo Arc10HD, which is an obscure tablet with great specs. It operates off of Android.
    2. 5 great features:
    a) 300 pixels per square inch
    b) Almost unmodified version of Android
    c) A cheap, $380 price
    d) 10.1 inch display
    e) Kobo app store with millions of books for sale
    3. There is only one model, the 10.1 inch Kobo Arc10HD.
    4. The price is about $380, or about 300 euros.

  24. 1: the Google Nexus 7

    2: it has a built-in GPS that kicks some serious butt automatically built into every model. It also runs google chrome awesomely. it also brutally murders the ipad mini when it comes to the geekbench system benchmark; the ipad scored about 748, whereas this one scored 2,643 (like, three times higher.) not only that, it has a battery life of about 7 hours, 37 minutes video playback on full brightness. on top of it all, it can runs apps like netflix, photoshop touch, and amazon mobile.

    3: it comes in one-size-fits-all; 7.9 x 4.5 x 0.34 inches.

    4: $149.99 - $269.99

  25. 1. The Lenovo Thinkpad 8 is a great tablet for all around use, but excels at taking your work with you when your laptop won't work. Equipped with the Windows 8 operating system, the Thinkpad 8 can accomplish almost every task your normal laptop could, and is even more portable than your regular laptop. Even though it can do many tasks like a laptop, it falls short in some areas. It makes up for its shortcomings with great performance, and many additional features mainly found in tablets.

    2. The Thinkpad 8 has many user friendly features, and doubles the possibilities with an external mouse and track pad. With two cameras, an accelerometer, and dual-mirophones, it is equipped to accomplish any task you would need it for, and fits in perfectly with any consumer. The Thinkpad is equipped mainly for business, and is compatible with software for any job, modeling, writing, programming, and many others! It allows Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi connectivity, has a up to a 128gb internal storage, and can accept the input of micro-SDs, micro-HDMI, and micro-USB. Its hardware is great for the price, and comes with a 1.46GHz Intel Atom Z3770 quad-core CPU and 2gb of ram, and its processing power is capable of accomplishing tasks many other tablets can't. The Thinkpad has a decent battery life of around eight hours on a single charge, perfect for any normal daily use.

    3. All models have a 8.3 inch, 1920 x 1200 pixel display, with the only main difference in storage and price, and an optional 4G.

    4. A 32gb model can cost around $399, and the largest model, 128gb, can cost around $522. Other models can range anywhere inbetween.

  26. 1.) I decided to go with the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet, and it’s Operating System is Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
    2.) This tablet is water and dust proof, and only weighs 1 pound and is .25 inches thick. It has a rear camera that is 8.1 megapixels and is able to record at 1920p by 1080p resolution, and the front camera is 2.2 megapixels and is capable of video chatting at 1080p. It also features 3GB of RAM and has 16GB of internal storage, and, with an SD Card inserted, can have up to 128GB
    3.) There are around 3 other types of Tablets in the Xperia Z tablet series, which are: Xperia Z Tablet, Xperia Z2 Tablet, and the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact.
    4.) The Xperia Z3 Compact Tablet comes at $699.99, which is the most expensive, and the Xperia Z and Z2 Tablet both come at $499.99.

  27. 1. I am doing the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity OS: Android 4.0.
    2. The slimmest and lightest Full HD Android tablet, improved graphics performance with a 12-core GPU, SonicMaster technology for a superior sound range, stylish colors with a metallic spun finished design, and
    the fastest NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad-core CPU at 1.6 GHz.
    3. 10.1 inch (26 cm) and there are two models for this.
    4. The prices range from about $249.99 to $399.99 but the cheapest one is on sale for $239.99.

  28. 1.Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, dual-core Exynos processor
    2.Sharper 1280 x 800-pixel display, WatchOn remote for controlling your TV, Expand memory, Can run dual apps on screen, and a fantastic camera.
    3. It is the mid sized version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab.
    4. This product is in the $200 to $300 range.

  29. 1. LeapFrog LeapPad Ultra, Android OS
    2. 1024x600 resolution, a tough frame that can resist typical wear and tear, includes several kid-friendly apps, 9 hours of battery life, and a cheaper $130 price
    3. The LeapPad Ultra has a 7-inch touchscreen, as compared to the 5-inch screens of other LeapPad models.
    4. $130-150

  30. 1.) LG G pad 8.3, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean

    2.)8.3 inch screen, 16GB storage, micro SDXC card slot for expansion, 1920 by 1200 resolution, 5 MP camera which is capable of HD video as well as a front facing camera 1.3MP.

    3.)LG G Pad 8.3 LTE for the Verizon wireless LTE network, LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition with Google apps and automatic updates, LG G Pad 8.3 Black with wifi only, and its also in white.


  31. 1.The Nvidia Shield tablet, runs on Android 4.4.

    2.has the highly advanced TEGRA K1 mobile processor. 32GB of storage. Made for gaming with aces to play many of the most recent and fun pc games on the go. Includes SHIELD wireless controller. Also has the GPU-accelerated NVIDIA DirectStylus highly advance stylist for digital painting, drawing and more.

    3. It has two modiles, the 16gb normal wi-fi and the 32gb wi-fi,LTE. Both are 5in tall and 8.8in long.

    4.299$ to 399$

  32. 1. Amazon kindle HD x runs on Android 4.4.
    -10 hour battery
    -16 or 32 Gb internal storage and 32 or 63 Gg external
    -1 Gb RAM
    -Dual-core 1.5 GHz TI OMAP4 4470 CPU
    -Android OS 4.0.3
    3.HD x only comes in 8.9 and 7.2
    4.$399 $299

  33. 1. Microsoft Surface Pro Tablet, runs on windows 8

    2.Storage: 64GB-512GB
    - Display: 2160x1440 ClearType Full HD Plus 3:2 with Digitizer and Pen
    - Input: 10-point multi-touch touchscreen, dual microphones, 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, compass, ambient light sensor
    -Camera: : 5.0 MP, 1020p HD
    -Connectivity: MIMO Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0, HD video out port (micro HDMI) or mini-DisplayPort, USB, Cover Port (spine), Charging Port, Audio Jack

    3.Surface (1st generation):
    Surface 2:
    Surface Pro (first-generation):
    Surface Pro 2:
    Surface Pro 3:

    4. $166-$2000

  34. 1. The Samsung Galaxy Tab is running on android 4.4

    2. The features include
    -16 GB Storage
    -MicroSD for extra storage
    -10 hour and 57 minute battery life
    - 1.9 GHZ processor speed
    -CPU is a samsung exynos 5420

    3. They have many models so here are a couple galaxy 7.7 and galaxy 7.8

    4. $400-$500

  35. 1. the toshiba excite go
    2. the features include
    -Android4.4, KitKat
    Intel Atom Processor Z3735G (2MB Cache, Up to 1.83GHz)
    1GB (on board)
    8GB eMMC
    Front 0.3MP camera
    3 its the first
    4.cost is about $100

  36. 1. Sony Xperia Z2,Android 4.4.2 KitKat
    -Adreno 330 GPU\
    -built-in LTE/4G modem
    -slimness of 6.4 mm and a weight of less than 440 grams.
    - S-Force® Front Surround audio technology
    3. 10.1 display,slimness of 6.4 mm and a weight of less than 440 grams.
    4. $500

  37. 1. Nexus 9 tablet Android L

    2. First 64 bit Android L tablet, 9 inch screen, Tegra K1 processor, 2048 x 1440 resolution,16 or 32GB storage

  38. 1. Lenovo Yoga 2 pro, Windows 8.1

    2. Intel 4th Gen processor, 4gb or 8gb of DDR3 Ram, 128-512gb SSD, Voice and motion controls. 2-1.

    3. Yoga 2 Pro - 59428034 13.3in, Yoga 2 Pro - 59428028 13.3in, Yoga 2 Pro - 59428037 13.3in, Yoga 2 Pro - 59428026 13.3in, Yoga 2 Pro - 59428042 13.3in, Yoga 2 Pro - 59428032 13.3in, Yoga 2 Pro - 59428040 13.3in, Yoga 2 Pro - 59428029 13.3in. They come in Gray and Orange.

    4. $1,749.00 - $849.99


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