With the tablets already creating a niche for themselves, they have found their audience in all age groups alike. Even though, 2012 saw iPad HD and iPad Mini create quite a stir in the market along with Microsoft Surface – 2013 has a lot in store based on rumors of the launch of iPad5 and the BB10 tablet. Going by the current trend it seems that Windows 8 tablets have been widely accepted in the tablet form of computing segment. Windows 8 is expected to dominate the market with its tablets given its new and fresh appeal, the tablets that can boost the market in 2013.
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga
The hybrid tablet convertible from Lenovo is making waves in technology with its 13.3 inch multi-touch screen. This laptop plus tablet computer offers enough flexibility to fold this laptop-tablet all the way 360 degree like paperback magazine. With the 1.7 Ghz Intel core i5 processor, 8GB RAM and 128 GB solid state drive, Lenovo IdeaPad has been touted as the perfect example by both Intel as well as Microsoft. The IdeaPad also offers an impressive display with 1600×900 pixel resolution and gives a dependable battery backup of 6 hours.
Sony Vaio Duo 11
Sony Vaio Duo 11 is also a tablet cum laptop which comes with a slider keyboard that can be slided out smoothly. One can choose to work in the tablet mode as well which has an 11.6 inch display. Apart from a striking design Sony Vaio Duo 11 boasts of an Intel Core i5-3317U processor and a 4GB RAM along with 128 GB solid state drive. Apart from that Sony Vaio Duo 11 offers a full HD display. However it weighs quite heavy for a tablet at 1.3 kilograms.
Asus Vivo Tab
Asus Vivo Tab runs on Windows 8 and has some very impressive features. It is powered by power efficient Intel’s Atom dual-core processor of 1.8Ghz. Its extraordinary IPS multi touch capacitive screen has an LED backlight which is scratch resistant and has an anti-fingerprint technology. Also, the display comes with a resolution of 1366×768 in high definition (HD). What sets the Asus Vivo Tab apart is the dual camera which is 8MP in the rear and 2MP in the front with an LED flash for the rear camera. Another unique feature of the Vivo Tab is that it supports Bluetooth 4.0 along with the standard 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity.
Google’s Nexus 10
Nexus 10 from Google is a speedy tablet which runs on the latest Android version Jelly Bean. A design that impresses with the gorilla glass, front facing speakers, book marks on both sides, the Nexus 10 tablet stands out among the crowd of Android tablets. It has a 10.55 inch display with 2560×1600 pixels resolution which is often stated to be better than iPad’s retina display. Nexus 10 has 1.7GHz ARM Cortex A15 dual-core processor with 16/32 GB of non expandable internal memory and around 2 GB of RAM.
iPad Mini, Apple’s attempt to foray into the world of budget tablets and step into the trend of tablets that are smaller in size. The 7-inch offering from the house of Apple is one of the most powerful tablets in its league with a dual-core A5 processor. It has a very high quality 1024 x 768 pixel screen resolution on a very slick, classy aluminum design. It has cameras in the front as well as in the back and operates on iOS6 and gives a very reliable battery backup of 10 hours.
These tablets are expected to dominate the market in the first half of 2013, because in coming October a number of new launches from the brands like Apple, Samsung, Nokia and Blackberry are rumored to be in the pipeline.