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Top 10 tablets as Google, Apple and Microsoft prepare for a showdown

We round up some of the best devices to consider this festive season
Mon Dec 30 2013, 10:30

THE CALENDAR shows that 2014 is almost here. Consumer technology giants including Apple, Google and Microsoft are showing off their tablets that they hope will fly off the shelves and into hearts and laps.

With so many devices out there, each with an array of different specifications and capabilities, it can be confusing knowing which is best to buy, especially if you're having to buy for someone else.

With this in mind, The INQUIRER has put together a handy guide to the top tablets competing for your attention.

10. Amazon Kindle Fire HDX

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX

Amazon now boasts quite the range of Kindle Fire tablets, with two 7in devices on offer alongside two 8.9in ones. The latest are the HDX tablets, which feature bolstered specifications along with higher resolution displays.

The difference in size between 7in and 8.9in tablets is relatively minor, so it really just depends on whether you have £199 or £329 to spend. Both offer high definition displays powered by quad-core 2.2GHz processors and come in 16GB, 32GB or 64GB variants.

The only problem you might face is that Amazon blocks access to Google's Play store, limiting your choice of Android based apps and games to those on offer in Amazon's own store. Conversely, Amazon's book, TV and movie ranges are great, so if you're more of a consumer than a workaholic, these tablets should be fine.


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