DL Awards 2015 Nominees: Best Tablets

DL Awards 2015 Nominees: Best Tablets

Best Tablet (Over Nine Inches)

Apple iPad Air 2

Sure, Apple's new tablet does not offer a big leap but only incremental upgrades over its predecessor. But it has never been thinner or lighter. Thanks to a new A8X processor, it is also faster than ever.

New features include Apple's Touch ID fingerprint sensor and an anti-glare coating on the screen. The rear camera also gets a slight megapixel bump-up.

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro

With its pico projector, the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro can beam videos on a large screen. It can project a 50-inch image on a screen from 2m away. It also comes with good stereo speakers and a subwoofer.

But what we like best about this tablet is its 13.3-inch screen. Bright, vivid and boasting wide viewing angles, it looks simply lovely.

Samsung Galaxy Note Pro (12.2) LTE

This 12.2-inch tablet is a bold experiment at creating a slate that is suitable for productivity apps. It comes with a stylus that can used to save screenshots and webpages, along with taking notes.

To take advantage of the extra screen space, the Note is able to support four open apps simultaneously. It is also perfect for reading digital magazines or comics.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S (10.5) LTE

The premium 10-inch tablet in Samsung's line-up, the Tab S differentiates from its rivals with a Super Amoled display that boasts a significantly higher contrast ratio than standard LCD screens. As a result, blacks look even darker. The screen is also usable under bright sunlight. With a screen resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 pixels, text is crisp and clear.

Battery life is excellent, too. This tablet lasted 11 hours in our test, which means that it probably needs to be charged only once every two days.

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet

With its waterproof ability, this Sony tablet opens up new usage possibilities, such as allowing someone to surf the Internet while having a leisurely soak in a hot tub. It also helps that this 10-inch slate weighs merely 445g, so you can hold it with one hand effortlessly.

At 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, the screen of the Xperia Z2 is not top of the class. But the rest of its specifications make it competitive. Battery life is surprisingly good at almost 11 hours despite its slim profile.

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