The HP Slate 7-4501 is a bestselling 2014 7-inch tablet that received positive reviews for its attractive looks and sturdy design, strong hardware for gaming, large internal storage, nice speakers and a long battery life. It does however feel a little overpriced compared to some cheaper competitors. The screen resolution isn’t Full HD and the amount of RAM, though mostly adequate, is quite low for its price. Overall, if the higher price isn’t going to bother you, the Slate 7-4501 is an attractive looking tablet with powerful features that’s capable of running most of today’s demanding tablet games and apps.
The Toshiba-Encore-WT10-A32 is a popular 2014 10-inch tablet that received positive reviews for its large screen, a slim and solid design, good battery life and adequate power for running Windows 8.1 smoothly. On the downside, it only includes 1GB of RAM, the camera quality is low and the touchscreen response experienced slight lags during multitasking. While the Encore isn’t going to replace any Windows notebook, it can be a great companion for daily entertainment and app-related tasks. With the addition of a Bluetooth keyboard, it can even serve as a low cost productivity machine for running Office 365.
The Onyx Boox N96 is a 2015 9.7-inch e-book reader that has been praised for its large screen that fits more text and book pages. It is full-screen touch and comes with a stylus, for handwriting and annotations. Onyx included physical buttons for easy navigation, and the fast processor makes the Android interface smooth and responsive. Users loved the large internal memory, and microSD card slot that allows for even more storage, which will surely be put to use with the wide range of formats supported including WAV and MP3 audio. However the Onyx Boox N96 comes in at a staggering price for an e-book reader, and while the added screen estate is appreciated, the large size of the device makes it heavy and cumbersome to use.
The Lenovo Yoga 900 80UE008FUS is a 2016 13.3-inch 2- in- 1 laptop that is praised by critics for its innovative watchband hinge design, good performance, sleek design, sturdy build and thin figure. The 13.3-inch QHD+ touchscreen is just awe inspiring in the right conditions. It lasts about 8 hours during regular use, but that is actually lower than the 2- in- 1 average. Apart from a few let downs like the awkward placement of some keys and the display’s poor outdoor visibility, it is one of the best laptops you can buy when you are looking to perform day to day tasks.
The Fujitsu LIFEBOOK T580 s a business orientated high-end convertible tablet. It includes a pen input and Core i5 processor. Reviews were generally positive stating good performance and solid build quality although some critics were not too impressed with the overall design. As with many performance based tablets the battery life can also leave quite a bit to be desired.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 is a 2016 12-inch high-end Windows tablet hybrid that has received praise for its premium design, solid build quality, high-end features, and useful modular design. Lenovo offers a range of modules including a Productivity module which serves as an extended battery and provides extra ports for added connectivity. Others are a RealSense 3D camera module and a projector module. Users also loved the included keyboard cover and vibrant QHD display. However, while the modules add productivity, they come at an extra cost. Also, it faces major competition from the iPad Pro, and especially the Surface Pro 4, which runs Windows as well.
The Sony Xperia Z2 is a popular 10-inch 2014 tablet that received positive reviews for its extremely thin and light design, a sharp water and dust proof display, high performance hardware including a speedy Snapdragon 801 processor and 3GB of RAM and a top of the class rear camera. On the software side it’s running the latest Android 4.4 Kitkat with an intuitive and lightweight Sony Android UI. The thin profile however gave this tablet a slightly delicate feel and the battery life though plentiful isn’t on par with some competitors. For users willing to spend high on the latest and best-looking tablets, the Xperia Z2 is currently one of the best options.