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Posted August 14, 2014 by The Editor in Tech Articles
 
 

What is the best 7 inch tablet?

Best tablets on the market
Best tablets on the market

7 inch Tablets… we caught our first visual taste of these sweet little devices on Star Trek over twenty years ago, and it seemed they would only remain in the realms of space and science fiction; but now, our dreams have come true and we can now have a real life, epic space tablet of our very own.

So let’s cut to the chase. You’re interested the best 7 inch tablet around, and you want to get the best of the best, cream of the crop, better then everyone else’s model… yes? Of course you do!

Well, we wanted to make it easy for you, so here they are in all their competitive glory… the best 7 inch tablets on the market (prices stated August 2014):

#1 – Google Nexus 7 – $220 / £170

Google Nexus 7 Tablet

We think this is the best 7 inch tablet currently on the market. It has a 1.5GHz speed processor, 2GB ram, 8 hour battery life, Wi-Fi/4G capable, 16-32GB storage availability, cameras front and rear 5-MP/1.2-MP, ports – micro USB, SlimPort, 3.5mm headphone jack, Snapdragon S4 Pro with Adreno 320 graphics, Android 4.3 operating system.

Users most love – Outstanding display and performance with sleek design and affordable price to boot.
Users most hate – not the best camera function and missing a SD card slot.
Price: From approx. $220 / £170 (16GB model)

#2 – Apple iPad Mini (2nd generation) – $349 / £249

iPad Mini Retina

Dual core Apple A7 CPU (64-bit), 1GB DDR ram, 10 hour battery, Wi-Fi/4G capable, 16-128GB storage availability, cameras in front and rear 5-MP 1.2-MP, ports – Lightning dock connector, 3.5mm headphone jack, iOS 7 operating system.

Users most love – epic brushed metal design, excellent battery life, simple, intuitive UI.
Users most hate – Expensive, no boxed headphones or dock adapter.
Price: From approx. $349 / £249 (16GB version)

#3 – Kindle Fire HDX 7 – $219 / £150

Kindle Fire HDX 7

2.2-GHz speed, 2GB ram, up to 11 hour battery, Wi-Fi/4G, 16-64GB storage availability, front facing HD camera, ports – USB 2.0, 3.5mm headphone jack, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 with Adreno 330 graphics, Fire OS 3.0 operating system.

Users most love – bright screen, great Mayday support, easy to use.
Users most hate – blue tint at screen edges, HDMI dropped, Disappointing app support.
Price: From approx. £$219 / £150 (16GB version)

#4 – Kindle Fire HD – $139 / £109

Kindle Fire HD

Dual core 1.5-GHz speed, 1GB ram, 10 hours battery, Wi-Fi/4G, 8-16GB storage availability, front-facing camera, USB 2.0, 3.5mm headphone jack, Fire OS 3.0 operating system.

Users most love – super fast, affordable, and runs the latest version of Kindle Fire OS.
Users most hate – the default storage space is limited, no rear-facing camera, no Amazon video chat support.
Price: From approx. $139 / £109 (8GB version)

#5 – ASUS Memo Pad HD 7 – Approx. $149 /£89

ASUS Memo Pad HD 7

1.2-GHz speed, 1GB ram, 9 hours 40 min battery, Wi-Fi, 8-16GB storage availability, rear and front cameras 5-MP 1.2-MP, micro USB, 3.5mm headphone jack, Quad Core Media Tek MT8125, Android 4.2 operating system.

Users most love – simple/effective design, speedy Intel Bay Trail processor, runs mostly standard Android version.
Users most hate – low screen resolution, interface lags, cameras are too basic.
Price: From approx. $149 / £89 (16GB version)

This sums up our best 7 inch tablet countdown. If you own one of the above, please leave your comments below, so it’ll help other people who are looking for more information, prior to buying.

The Editor