CES-2014: Best Tablets




CES-2014: Best Tablets

Choosing a tablet, you always want to deal with the new technologies. Not so long ago there was an exhibition CES 2014, which was a demonstration of the first 2014 release tablets. We have chosen for you the most worthy of the new products.

The best Tablets CES 2014

1. Samsung Galaxy Note Pro

Tablet Samsung Galaxy Note Pro can rightly be considered one of the brightest. CES 2014 exhibition would be incomplete if it were not for the emergence of the much-awaited gadget, rumors of which have been around for a few months.

Model Series Note traditionally comes with a stylus and has a proprietary functionality tied to the S Pen. The tablet is equipped with 12.2-really inch display with a resolution WQXGA (2560×1600 pixels). Hardware-based Samsung Galaxy Note Pro largely repeats tablet Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition, introduced last year. It is available in two versions – with an eight-processor Exynos 5 Octa with 1.9 GHz models with support for Wi-Fi only and 3G, as well as a quad Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 with 2.3 GHz models with support for LTE.

The tablet runs on the latest version of Android – 4.4 KitKat, making it the first tablet with this version of OS installed immediately, “out of the box.” Actual prices Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 on the latest data may exceed 1,000 euros.

2. Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro

In addition to its flagship tablet Galaxy Note Pro, Samsung Electronics has announced a series of tablets Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro. It consists of three models with different screen diagonals – Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2, Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 and Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4.

As you can guess, the plates are equipped with a display diagonal of respectively 12.2, 10.1 and 8.4 inches. At the same resolution in the same models – WQXGA (2560 x 1600 pixels), the matrix is ​​used Super clear LCD. Two older tablet model is presented in two versions – with support for LTE and Wi-Fi with 3G (HSPA). Model with support for LTE based on Qualcomm Snapdragon quad 800 with a clock speed of 2.3 GHz, and a model with Wi-Fi support and 3G – to eight-branded processor Exynos 5 Octa with 1.9 GHz. Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 is only available in versions with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800.

The older model, Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2, got 3 GB of RAM, and the rest – to 2 GB. Built drives are offered in versions of 16/32 GB models for the younger and 32/64 GB of the older model. As Galaxy Note Pro, they are running the latest version of the operating system Android – 4.4 KitKat. The estimated price is 749 and 649 euros for the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 (LTE, Wi-Fi), 609 and 479 euros for the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 (LTE, Wi-Fi), 519 and 389 euros Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 (LTE , Wi-Fi), deliveries to begin in the first quarter of 2014.

3. Lenovo ThinkPad 8

At the international exhibition of consumer electronics company Lenovo announced an 8-inch tablet with premium ThinkPad 8, oriented to business users. The model is positioned as a replacement for a laptop on trips.

Lenovo ThinkPad 8 is equipped with 8.3-inch display with a resolution of 1920×1200 pixels, a quad-core Intel Z3770 Bay Trail, two gigabytes of RAM, built-in storage capacity of 128 GB, port microUSB 3.0, and LTE communication module running the operating system Windows 8 Professional . The tablet can be connected to the optional keyboard-based docking station or a display. If you turn the optional cover plate Quickshot Cover, you can run a slide show. The price of convertible tablet ThinkPad 8 in custom configurations starts at U.S. $ 399 and the price of the retail model – from 429 U.S. dollars. Sales will begin in January.

4. ASUS Transformer Book Duet

ASUS has introduced at CES 2014 a new hybrid transformer Transformer Book Duet TD300, which combines the features of two operating systems – Android and Windows. The model is a two-system tablet with a 13.3-inch touch screen.

Going from tablet mode to laptop mode and vice versa, the device “on the fly” switches between Android 4.1 and Windows 8.1. To switch There is a special button, and as the company promises, the transition between systems is made in 4 seconds. The plate includes a display with a resolution up to 1080p (1920×1080 pixels), the processor to Intel Core i7, 4GB of RAM, SSD 128 GB. When you connect the dock user gets an additional 1TB drive, as well as ports USB, Ethernet and HDMI. ASUS plans to ship ASUS Transformer Book Duet in Asia and Europe at the end of the first quarter of the year, and the release in the U.S. is scheduled for the second quarter. Recommended price starts at $ 599 for a model with a Core i3 processor and screen HD (1366×768 pixels) and is $ 699 for a model with Full HD-display.

5. ASUS VivoTab Note 8 At CES 2014, ASUS has finally declassified tablet VivoTab Note 8 (ME80TA) enabled stylus, which we wrote about last December.

ASUS VivoTab Note 8 is a compact and low-cost model based on the operating system Windows 8.1. The display has a diagonal of 8 inches, a resolution of 1280×800 pixels and is made by technology IPS. While maintaining the input with the “professional” pen Wacom, not just touch fingers. Hardware platform has become the processor Intel Atom Z3740 (Bay Trail) with a clock speed of 1.86 GHz and 2 GB of RAM. The drive may be of 32 or 64 GB, and has a slot for cards format microSD.

You can also note the 5-megapixel main camera, front HD-camera, 8 hours of battery life and the included package Microsoft Office Home and Student. Incidentally, the Wacom pen recognizes 1000 levels of depression. It is expected that the tablet will go on sale at the end of the first quarter or early in the second quarter. The estimated price is $ 299 for the 32GB version and $ 349 for 64 GB version.

6. Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1

Completes our hit parade tablet that is like no other – Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1.

Novelty called Toughpad FZ-M1 is positioned as the thinnest and lightest fortified 7-inch tablet with passive cooling and an Intel Core i5 fourth generation of the market today. Moreover, as the operating system is worth a fresh Windows 8.1 Pro, and he gadget designed for use in corporate infrastructure and government organizations. In addition, buyers Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 can choose the configuration options in a fairly wide range, and tablet design complies with protection MIL-STD-810G, allowing him without harm to themselves to withstand drops of up to five feet, shock and vibration, as well as impact of moisture and extreme temperatures.

Specifications Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 includes a 7-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280×800 pixels, the processor Intel Core i5 vPro fourth generation module memory to 8 GB. Gadget thickness is approximately 18 millimeters and weighs about 550 grams, but on the back side there is a 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and LED-flash, augmented front camera with a microphone and the ability to shoot video format 720p. There support for VPN and data encryption that is in demand in the corporate environment, and the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 with the Intel Core i5 vPro will be available in early spring, priced at $ 2099.


At CES 2014 was presented not as many tablets. However, it is quite predictable, because now only the beginning of the year and new hardware platforms (in particular, Snapdragon 805) had not yet spread. All of the “pill”, which were presented in Las Vegas, working on the basis of the same “iron” that the decisions that we observed during the whole of last year. Yes, the revolution at CES 2014 did not happen, but it shows some interesting devices. They are, in our opinion, was six. And all of them with a list of their characteristics – below.

Easy to see that a very similar between Tablets Samsung Galaxy Note Pro and Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro. Both models have exactly the same characteristics, and so we do not really understand the meaning of the launch of the tablet Galaxy Note Pro. After all, it is the same Galaxy Tab Pro to be combined with 12-inch screen. The only difference – this pen S Pen. Whether to create a separate product in order to enable as many small (albeit interesting) function? The answer is clear when both devices will go on sale. Note that the difference in cost between a 12-inch tablet with support for S Pen and without it is as much as $ 140.

“Gray mouse” that has become a model of six tablets Lenovo ThinkPad 8. Not the cheapest and not the most expensive, not the most functional and most backward characteristics. Slightly more interesting was the model ASUS VivoTab Note 8. And all thanks to sufficient democratic value and pen Wacom. However, the manufacturer had to sacrifice screen resolution. Is it worth it – every buyer to decide.

Alone in our collection worth Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1. Novelty was quite unusual characteristics. Here and “computer” processor Intel Core i5, and 8 GB of RAM (more than all competitors), and even drive to 256 GB. All of this in a protected enclosure, which absolutely not afraid of a simple fall on the asphalt. Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 has a 7-inch screen with a resolution of 1280×800 pixels, which can be considered both the advantages and disadvantages of the tablet. Low resolution with 8 GB of RAM just allows him to “fly” in the hands Users. A significant drawback of the tablet, which does not allow it to become a mass product, its price is $ 2,099. But on the other hand, the manufacturer and the model itself is positioned as a solution for business people.

But the most interesting tablet for the average user, in our opinion, was the ASUS Transformer Book Duet. This is – the real giant, which surpassed even the screen size 12-inch Galaxy Tab. New from ASUS has more RAM than its competitors, while working on a processor Intel Core i7 last generation that works certainly faster than Exynos 5 Octa with his “fake” eight cores. Moreover, Transformer Book Duet running of two operating systems – Android and Windows – so its users can become fans of each platform. If you do not take into account the 1-megapixel camera, for all it does not mind paying $ 699.


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