It’s good news all round for the many tablet fans of the world. While Microsoft works on a smaller 7-inch surface tablet, there are other tablets looking to complete in this exciting market. 2013 is going to be a big year for tablets and we have already seen some great tablets released. Read on as we go over some of the up and coming tablets of 2013.
Archos 97 and 80 Platinum Tablets
With an uncanny resemblance to Apple’s iPad, these tablets might not be the most original devices ever released. The Archos 97 Platinum shares the same 9.7-inch display and even has an identical 2048 x 1536- pixel Retina screen resolution. The Archos 80 Platinum however is extremely similar to iPad mini with its smaller 1024 x 768 screen. But if you’re looking for a quality tablet at a decent price, the similarities to the iPad might not bother you too much.
Sony Xperia Tablet Z
This Sony tablet will certainly capture your attention in terms of design. Its slim sleek design will surely make this item popular among all avid tablet users. It might even rival Sony’s dual screen Tablet P due to its more conventional look. The device is extremely durable and features some high-end specifications such as its cutting-edge camera. With that said, its sure to be one of the more competitive tablets on the market.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0
Samsung have boasted features such as its group play function on games and its note taking abilities on this tablet. However at a pretty hefty price, it might be a better idea to invest in a mini pc such as the mk802 IIIs that will let you download as many apps as you need, for much less of a cost. However as a tablet that claims to work for different audiences, we may well see some success for Samsung.
Microsoft 7-Inch Surface Tablet
It could be possible that Microsoft have taken note of the success of Google Nexus 7 as they have been reluctant in the past to work on such a project. With PC sales on the decline for Microsoft, could focusing on the mobile market be the answer? Microsoft has failed to catch people’s attention with Windows 8 on either laptops or mobile devices. The removal of features such as the trusted Start button and the significant changes to the UI are just some of the reasons why computer users are turning increasingly towards tablets. However it may be possible that Windows 8 could regain success with use on their planned 7-inch surface tablet. Its capacitive touch screen for instance could work much better on this smaller screen. We will just have to wait and see!
The author of this article, Katy Meester is a freelance writer who is always ahead in the world of technology.