Tablets to Watch Out for in 2013

Tablets are some of the most useful devices that you can use for your business operations and ranks up there with smartphones, laptops and RingCentral business phone (or any other business telephone for that matter) in terms of usability. Tablets take on what the smartphones left unfinished, by providing bigger screen, using the handheld device opens up a lot of opportunities such as more apps design for creating presentations, gaming, and others.


But of course, tablets are not primarily used for business communication; it is still the niche of the smartphone. While not particularly designed for telephony functions, tablets can be considered as an integral supplement to your business’ existing gadgets and equipment.

Last year, a lot of tablets have made their way to the market, edging out each other for market shares. From the competition emerged the best in the tablet industry such as the Apple iPad 2, Samsung Galaxy Tab, and Google Nexus 7. This year brings us additional options, with tablet makers continuously improving on their previous tablet models or entirely revolutionizing the way we look at tablets and handheld devices in general.

So, what are the tablets that you have to watch out for this year? Below is a rundown of tablets that you may want to check out for your personal or company use.

Panasonic 4K Tablet. This is a humongous 20” tablet that features Panasonic’s 4K display technology that is powered by Windows 8 Pro. Its display resolution is better than astounding at 3840 x 2560 pixels. It also features a 1.8GHz Intel Core i5 3427U processor on top of a Nvidia graphics, a 128GB SSD and a 4G RAM. The sad thing is that Panasonic is set to market this tablet to the enterprise community, which will make out of reach for most consumers.

Nvidia Project Shield. This is a Tegra 4-powered tablet that is specifically designed for gaming. It has a 5” display and built in game controller. it is also capable of streaming PC games from your laptop through a Geforce GTX 600M graphic chip or higher.

Synaptics Sensa. This is the first tablet to integrate a back panel that can determine whether you are holding it, tapping or swiping across the screen, elimination accidental input. This also allows users to wrap texts around their thumb so that your fingers will not cover any text while you are reading. Though is still a tablet concept, we would really hope if it is released this year.

Razor Edge. This 10.1-inch tablet features a Core i5 processor coupled by $GB RAM, as well as an Nvidia GT640M graphics. It is considered one of the most powerful tablets yet, and allows you to use multiple user modes. It is available for $999.

Microsoft Surface Pro. Fetching at $899, this is an improvement to the Microsoft Surface released last year and features a full version of the Windows 8 operating system. Inside this tablet is an Intel Core i5 processor and it supports pen input.

Archos 97 Titanium. If you are a fan of excellent tablet display, then the Archos 97 Titanium may appeal to you with its 2048 x 1536 pixel that can rival that of the Apple iPad. It is also more affordable than the iPad at $249.

Vizio 10-inch Tablet. Another monster when it comes to screen resolution, the Vizio 10” tablet has 32GB onboard storage, as well as a 5Mp rear camera and a 1.3 MP front camera.