Picking out a tablet can be a difficult task, particularly for those that aren’t caught up on the latest devices. In an effort to help those struggling to narrow down their tablet options, we take a look at the slates we consider to be the five best tablet options on the market for the month of May, 2014.
As we creep deeper into 2014, we’re starting to hear about some of the tablets that may come to replace the current crop. Rumors suggest that a Nexus 8 could arrive this summer alongside a new Android 4.5 update for Android users. Rumors also suggest that Google may replace the Samsung Nexus 10, a device will turn two later on this year.
We’ve also started to hear some initial rumors about Apple’s plans for the iPad. iPad rumors state that Apple could release new, upgraded iPad models later on this year to replace last year’s iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina Display. Problem is these devices, like the others, are likely still several months away from launch which means that consumers looking for a tablet this month will have to settle for the current crop.
The tablet market is a little more stable than the smartphone market but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t a number of solid options available to consumers. On the contrary, there are some fantastic choices for those looking for a new slate.
Unfortunately, wading through these options can be a daunting task, especially for those that aren’t plugged into the world of mobile technology. And that’s where we come in.
We want to help whittle those choices down in an effort to make the process more fluid. Walking into a store with some top options in mind will save time and potentially some money as well. That said, let’s take a look at the devices that we consider to be the five best tablets for the month of May, 2014.
Keep in mind, our list may differ from yours but these are the devices that Gotta Be Mobile editors have selected for recognition this month. We feel like they deliver the best, all-around package at the moment.
The iPad Air might just be the best iPad that Apple has ever made. It's so good that it's probably not going to leave this list until Apple decides to replace it with something new, something better. Rumors suggest that's going to be months away, at least.
Apple trimmed the design of its larger iPad to the point that it's much more portable than any of the 9.7-inch iPads that came before it. The company also tacked on a 64-bit A7 processor with an M7 motion coprocessor making it more powerful than ever before. There's also a new camera for those that like to shoot photos and video with their slate.
As we've pointed out numerous times, the iPad Air isn't cheap but it's a device that will last users several years because Apple offers three years of software support before cutting devices off.