Top 10 tablets showcased at CES 2014

CES 2014 has clearly set the road for what to expect out of mobile technology in 2014 not forgetting the Mobile World Congress (MWC) due in February. CES 2014 certainly gave us a glimpse of upcoming devices in this year. 2014 is an important year for the tablet market given the crucial phase of tablet evolution challenging the laptop market. We give you the top 10 tablets showcased at CES 2014.

1. Samsung Galaxy Note Pro (12.2)

samsung galaxy pro 12.2 It may seem to be a temptation, but we do place the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro (12.2) at the top with reinforced confidence. Powered by a 2.2  GHz processor , flaunting a massive 12.2 inch(2560 x 1600) screen the ability of the Pro to run 4 apps simultaneously on the  huge screen is truly impressive. It comes with a built in S pen for taking notes and drawing (the S pen is yet to prove its potential). The 12.2 inch screen might have added utility but certainly compromises portability. The impressive specs are also backed up by a range of powerful utility apps like remote PC access from Samsung. Samsung has also introduced the new Galaxy TabPRO range including 12.2, 10.1 and 8.4 inch models.


2. Asus Transformer Duet TD 300:

Asus Transformer Book-Duet TD300 Asus, a modest name in the tablet market has certainly hit the mark with this wonderful device. The Transformer Duet TD 300 is a quad-mode convertible laptop/tablet running dual OS viz. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and Windows 8.1. It can switch between the two within four seconds. It has a 13-inch screen and is powered by a charitable Intel ‘Haswell’ Core i7 processor. So it is potentially 2 laptops and 2 tablets packed into a single device…that’s impressive.

3. Lenovo ThinkPad 8

Lenovo known for its decent hardware has introduced the ThinkPad 8, a credible addition to its Thinkpad series. Targeted at the enterprise consumer, the sleek aluminium ThinkPad 8 comes with a sharp 8.3-inch, 1920 x 1200-pixel screen running Windows 8.1. On the flip side is a high-res 8-MP camera with an optional Quick Shot cover that opens the camera app as you uncover the lens. Under the hood is Intel’s speediest Bay Trail CPU. A no nonsense businessman is what you’ll look holding the Lenovo ThinkPad 8.

4. Panasonic Toughpad 4K Tablet

The Toughpad 4K is bound to raise eyebrows given its whopping 20-inch display and a jaw-dropping 3840 x 2560-pixel resolution. Specifically designed for artists and designers, this sturdy slate is built tough, with a mag alloy case and glass-fiber bezel and back. It can even survive drops from 2.5 feet. This pen-enabled $5,999 slate is packed with a 2.1-GHz Intel Core i7-3687 CPU, 16GB of RAM, and Nvidia Quadro K1000M graphics, and a 256GB SSD and weighs 5.6-pound. It’s a portable, reusable canvas.

5. Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1:

Consecutively placed is another Panasonic Toughpad the FZ-M1. The rugged tablet is targeted at the enterprise segment. Running  Windows 8.1 Pro (64-bit), the tablet has a 7-inch touchscreen encompassing 1200×800 pixels with glove touch technology and comes with an optional stylus support. It is Powered by a 1.6 GHz Intel Core i5 vPro processor and an Intel Celeron chipset, it has a 4 GB RAM, and can be extended up to 8 GB. Certainly for the military types.

6. Acer Iconia A1-830

Acer announced two new tablets the Iconia A1-830 and the Iconia B1-720 with 7.9-inch and 7-inch screens respectively. Running on Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean, the Iconia A1-830 is powered by the Intel Clover Trail CPU and comes with a 7.9-inch IPS display (768×1024 pixel), and an elegant aluminium back. Priced at just $149 the Iconia offers best value for money.

7. Lenovo MiiX 2

Refining its Yoga range, Lenovo launched MiiX 2 with a different approach to detachable laptops. The MiiX can be used in three modes – laptop, stand and tablet. It runs Windows 8.1 powered by the new 64-bit enabled quad-core Intel Atom processor and integrated Intel HD graphics. It is 0.36 inches thick and weighs 590 gm. It comes with a 5 MP rear camera and a detachable AccuType keyboard. Battery life is eight hours. There’s a choice between 10.1-inch and 11.6-inch models

8. Micromax LapTab

Micromax laptap

The very Indian,  Micromax introduced its dual-boot OS (Android and Windows 8) LapTab powered by the 1.4 GHz Intel Celeron N2805 processor. The LapTab runs both Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) and Windows 8. But it needs to reboot to switch between operating systems. Micromax has also introduced a wireless keyboard cum protector sleeve for the tablet. More details are awaited.

9. Fuhu DreamTab

Fuhu and Hollywood studio DreamWorks have collaborated to introduce a tablet for kids named The DreamTab. It comes in 8- and 10-inch sizes and is powered by Intel Atom processor. It can help you teach your children to draw their favorite characters with built-in video tutorials. It can also tell your child when playtime is over and it’s time to learn. It also has a family-friendly social networking app that will protect childrens privacy. Learning and Fun packed together it’s a perfect gift for ur kids birthday.

10. Asus PadFone mini and Asus PadFone X

Asus unveiled two new smartphone-tablet hybrids boasting innovative dockable design- Asus PadFone mini and Asus PadFone X with 4-inch and 5-inch displays respectively. The PadFone mini docks into a 7-inch tablet, while the PadFone X fits in a 9-inch tablet dock. Both devices run on the latest Android 4.4 Kitkat OS. Other specifications are not yet revealed.

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