CES 2013 ended last week but left us introduced to latest and upcoming technologies, products and startups in various domains. A day back, I compiled a list of the Best Smartphones of CES 2013.
There were abundant number of smartphones unveiled at CES in the city of Las Vegas. Tablets were no far behind. A good number of tablets were presented, for all tastes and needs, from casual use to professional use, great potential tabs and finally; something for gaming.
Here is a List of the Best Tablets from CES 2013, as we compile.
Asus VivoTab Smart
Asus in one of those companies which I really love. They have a wonderful catalog of variety products. VivoTab Smart is one such product which have some awesome specifications and features. One such feature is the availability of full version of Windows 8 Pro. Isn’t that amazing? Wait, let’s move to its other specialty, the specifications.
Asus Vivo Tab Smart is powered by Intel Atom Z2760 processor clocked at 1.8 GHz and a 2 GB RAM. The tab mounts a 10.1 inch IPS panel with wide viewing. It has a 8 MP rear camera with Auto Focus and Led Flash. The front camera is 2 MP with LED indicator. The rear camera can be used to record 1080p videos.
The tablet supports GPS and have sensors like G-Sensor, Light Sensor, Gyroscope, E-compass and NFC. It have an Internal Microphone and a external one can also be plugged in through 2-in-1 Audio Jack for both Headphone and Mic. It come with Dual Speaker (SonicMaster Audio Technology) for a clear and awesome sound output.
Vivo Tab Smart have 64 GB internal storage. An additional 32G / 3 Years ASUS WebStorage is also provided with the tablet. It supports GPS and provides Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity.
Battery Life is said to be 8 hours which is measured by playing 720p video playback. The starting price is expected to be $499 only.
Attention here Gamers. Here comes Razer Edge. This is what you might be looking for a long time.
It is the world’s first tablet designed for gamers by the gamers. Calling it a tablet only will be unfair. It is more of a laptop, a tablet and a gaming console combined. Its spectacular and so are its specifications.
Razer Edge is powered by Intel Core i5 Dual Core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz and can turbo boost to 2.6 GHz. It have 4 GB RAM and 1 GB DDR3 NVIDIA GT 640M LE GPU with optimus technology. It mounts a 10.1 inch IPS panel with capacitive touch.
The best part is that the OS available is Windows 8 which is my favorite. It provides 64 GB Solid State Drive (SSD) storage. The other features of this mobile gaming pc includes USB 3.0, HD webcam, Dolby Home Theater v4 and array microphones.
This tablet is capable to run almost all games and applications available in today’s date. You can buy Razer Edge from the site’s official store for $999 only.
Panasonic Toughpad: FZ-G1 and JT-B1
Panasonic came up with two rough and tablets during this CES. The tablets are inspired from Toughbook laptops (resistant to the most difficult situations and even for military use). These are perfect devices for professional use. They can survive the toughest situations which most other tablet models from other companies can’t survive like falls and injuries.
Toughpad FZ-G1: It hearts Intel Core i5 vPro 3rd Generation. It have a 10.1 inch display with multi touch. It uses WIndows 8 Pro and can withstand 4 Foot drop and all weather conditions. It is also dust and water resistant.
It provides USB 3.0 which is a major advantage. Other features include Wifi, Bluetooth, 4G LTE, ethernet, MicroSD card support etc.
The power source is removable 4400 mAh battery which promises 8 hours of backup.
Toughpad JT-B1: It is a 7.1 inch Android Tablet powered by Dual Core 1.5 Ghz processor. It is also a tough build tablet and can withstand dust, water and upto 5 foot drop. It provides software encryption for enterprise grade security and management which no other tablet in today’s date can provide. Isn’t that amazing?
It is powered by 5720 mAh battery. So you can expect the backup time yourself. These tablets are perfect military grade which can fit in almost any scenario and requirement.
Toughpad FZ – G1 is priced at $2,899 and Toughpad JT – B1 at $1299.
The company Vizio introduced the first tablet to incorporate one of the new processors NVIDIA Tegra 4. The tablet is a prototype and unveiled at CES 2013.
The display panel have a resolution of 2560×1600 pixels and the OS provided is Android 4.1 a.k.a. Android Jelly Bean. The tablet don’t have any model name at this point. The tablet may be available in market from Q2 of this year.
Lenovo Thinkpad Helix
Lenovo proved that ASUS is not the only one to produce peculiar and fascinating hybrid devices. Lenovo can also do the same and maybe better. ThinkPad Helix has easily managed to impress us and and settle among the best tablets from CES 2013.
Thanks to its versatility and the possibilities it offers, even as a hybrid device. Tablets were long thought to be uncomfortable and heavy for transportation but Thinkpad Helix proves it wrong.
The ThinkPad Helix seems a hybrid device like Yoga IdeaPad S11. But its not completely same. There’s some big difference. This tablet is better built and have better assembly.
We can use the ThinkPad Helix as a laptop, use the keyboard as a base (to flip the position of the tablet in) or simply close it to use as tablet. Its a convertible ultrabook laptop and tablet pc, combined.
It hearts 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor with 4 GB DDR3 RAM. It have 11.6 inch (1920 x 1080) IPS display with pen input. It features 256GB SSD storage which is really incredible for a tablet. Helix uses Windows 8 Pro and the estimated backup time is 10 hours.
Its really tough for me to decide which tablet is the best among all unless I have my hands on each of them. Each of them is so damn good.
Anyway, this CES 2013 catalog offered an attractive new range of tablets. We will see a new arsenal of tablets launching during the Mobile World Congress 2013 which will be held in Barcelona, Spain. Nokia is expected to launch a tablet in Lumia series any maybe named as Nokia Lumia Tablet. Samsung is also expected to launch tablets and smartphones with Youm, its flexible OLED screen technology.
Stay tuned to HFG. We will be covering the MWC event live and will bring out the best of the event to you.