If you’re looking for one of those small, sleek and thin tablets, and money is not a big issue for you, then we have quite a collection for you today.
We back in the beginning of tablets that would be the 1969 movie “2001: A Space Odyssey.”, you would have had to start training with power lifter, former actor and California governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, just to have the muscle power to hall the device around with you. However, we’re happy to report that the times have changed and so have tablet designs.
After Apple released the iPad, aesthetics and design became a more prominent selling-point for the emerging portable devices. Overall, tablet girth has declined, ushering in the new era of thin slates, and we’ve gathered the ones so sleek, their predecessors wouldn’t even recognize them if they saw them walking down the street.
Let’s start with the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX. It continues to impress in its approach to tablets with its latest 7-incher. The Kindle Fire HDX rocks a supersharp screen and smooth performance, all in a small and light package. Its angular design is comfy and compact to hold or carry, and it stylishly stands out in the saturated pack of 7-inch tablets. For Amazon Prime members, the Kindle Fire tablets are a no-brainer, but if you’re hesitant about the restricted Android-based OS and lack of Google Play store, have a look at the Google Nexus 7.
Google set a precedent with the original Nexus 7, offering a pure Android tablet with zippy performance at an affordable price, and the second iteration of the Nexus 7 continues in that fashion. It has few bells and whistles, yet its simplicity suits it and matches its minimal comfortable and lightweight design. It’s as light as the Kindle Fire HDX and only beats the Amazon slate in depth by a small margin.
The invention of the iPad, helped steer tablets into the mainstream and the iPad Mini model replicates the successful, sleek aluminum slate but in a more portable form. It’s the smallest iPad available and rocks one of the most high-end designs, and if you’re already wrapped into Apple’s robust ecosystem, choosing an iPad is an easy decision.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 is an 8-inch slate that edges out the competition by packing a bigger, more impressive display in a comparably slim and trim profile. Though not as small as the 7-inchers that we have already mentioned, the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 is worth the extra space — and cash, if you got it. The 8.4-inch tablet stuns with its high-pixel-resolution screen, and it currently holds the title of tablet with the highest pixels-per-inch at 359ppi. It performs smoothly, comes with a ton of preloaded Samsung software, and if you fancy a high-end small tablet that runs Android, this is your best choice.