3 Amazing Tablets (Not iPad or Galaxy Tab) Worth Your Money

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Owning a high-end tablet makes your job easy. You can stay connected pretty much anywhere and still overlook your work, remotely and without wires. It offers great flexibility while improving your productivity. You can even sneak in a few games and watch movies while you are on the go. A tablet really offers a complete mobile computing solution.

With so many options available in the market, choosing the right tablet that suits your needs and pocket can be a daunting task. Here is a quick review of top 3 tablets in the market that is definitely worth a buy. Please note that this post isn’t about the usual tablet chart toppers, aka the iPad or the Samsung Galaxy Tab, which obviously are still the cream of the crop.

The models below are models that offer oomph in the value for money department, with some even giving you features that the iPad or the Galaxy Tab can’t offer.

Google Nexus 9

It is one of the best android tablets available in the market that runs on Android Lollipop 5.0. An HD display of 8.9 inches makes it a perfect tablet for all your needs. With fingerprint sensors and 3D cameras, Google Nexus 9 easily features as one of the high end models.

google nexus 9 tabletThe Nexus 9 is stylishly designed and is comfortable to hold. It has matte back finish which provides a firm grip. The hardware spec is scintillating besides housing the latest Android version. It delivers top-notch performance with 2.3 GHz dual-core Denver CPU. It also has a 192-core Kepler DX1 GPU. It is available in two models of 16 GB and 32 GB. The tablet does not come with a microSD slot. Google’s cloud storage would cater to the needs of users who require large storage.

Google Nexus 9 comes with seamless wireless connectivity 802.11 ac Wi-fi, NFC technology and Bluetooth 4.1 making it truly mobile. The tablet sports 8 megapixel camera that can click sharp pictures. The output of pictures and videos taken are impressive. It can also capture images in a dim surrounding.

The gaming performance on Nexus 9 is incredible. The graphics appear sharp and clear. The response time during gaming is quick and the navigation is flawless. Nexus 9 is priced at $399.

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 is a movie buff’s delight. It is the first tablet that comes with Dolby Atmos audio-technology. The high quality HD display coupled with superior audio features offers an incredible movie or TV show viewing experience.

amazon fire hdx 8.9The tablet provides convenient access to Amazon Prime services that makes streaming videos seamless on this tablet. It runs on Fire OS 4 Sangria, the latest operating system from Amazon.  The OS allows users to create individual user profiles for adults and children. If you are looking for a tablet that the family can share then, Fire HDX 8.9 is a good bet considering that parents can manage and control their child’s use of the tablet.

The tablet has Firefly feature.  Firefly recognizes objects and provides relevant information about it. You can point the rear camera of the tablet to any artifact. Firefly captures the image and provides details pertaining to the object. It can also recognize audio and video with the help of the microphone.

The performance of the tablet is comparable to others in the segment.  It has Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 system-on-chip which consists of 2.5 GHz Krait 450 quad-core processor and Adreno GPU. It has wireless and Bluetooth connectivity. The touch screen response is swift and is easy to use. The 16 GB model is priced at $379.

The Fire HDX 8.9 is a classy tablet that would serve your personal needs. If you are taken up by the growing presence of Amazon services then, this tablet is for you. You can take advantage of the various services offered by Amazon. Get an Amazon Prime membership and enjoy the benefits.

Nokia N1

The latest entrant is the Nokia N1 which is expected to be launched in early 2015. The preview appears exciting. The Nokia N1 is expected to be priced at $250 and runs on Android OS. It has a 7.9 inch IPS LCD screen and a 64-bit 2.3 GHz Intel Atom Z 3580 CPU.  It comes with Power VR G 6430 GPU.

Nokia n1 tabletNokia N1 looks trendy more like an iPad and hosts Nokia’s Android Launcher, Z Launcher which runs on top of Android Lollipop 5.0. It renders a customized home screen. The grid display provides convenient access to apps.

It also features USB Type-C socket, first of its kind on a tablet that works as a reversible USB port. It has a sturdy design with an aluminum frame. It is slightly thinner than Kindle Fire and iPad Mini and is comfortable to carry around. It has enough internal storage of 32 GB but doesn’t have any microSD slot.

It comes with 8 megapixel rear camera and a 5 megapixel front camera that is capable of capturing stunning pictures. It includes Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology to render connectivity.

Nokia N1 is competitively priced and is expected to create stiff competition in the tablet market. It features a brilliant spec that is sure deliver solid performance. At $250, Nokia N1 is a front runner.

Looking for a more specific tablet, maybe an ultrabook convertible? Here’s our post that talks about the best convertible laptops of 2014.

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Michelle, author at Mach Machines. A tech lover and an insatiable latte drinker. Michelle blogs about improving the personal computing experience.

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