The Consumer Electronics Fair IFA 2013, which was held in Berlin witnessed some of the most innovative products in the field of technology. Consumers got a peek at new Windows 8 hybrids, Android camera phones, 4K TVs, wearable technology and more. In this post, we take a look at some of the coolest tablets that were unveiled in IFA 2013.
Coolest Tablets Unveiled at IFA 2013
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
The 2014 edition of the Galaxy Note 10.1 is going to be one hell of a powerful tablet with its eight-core processer and 3GB RAM. The Galaxy Note 10.1 is encased in a textured, leather-type rear with stitches around the edge. A metal rim finishes off its classy wallet-like look. The device is 7.9mm thick and weighs 535g. It carries an 8-MP rear camera with LED flash and a 2-MP camera in the front for video chat.
The S Pen will be a more useful accessory with the 10.1. A new Air Command wheel holds shortcuts to the S pen features which should make it more handy to use the pen now. If you’re big on multi-tasking, the Note’s Multi Window will let you open up two apps at a time and do a bunch of stuff between them such as drag and drop links, images and such. You can even pull out your s Pen draw a tiny little box and call out an app to open up in that space. The Galaxy Note 10.1, when it rolls out to the masses will certainly takes its place as one of the best devices to own.
Asus Memo Pad 10
This 10 inch tablet with a 1,280×800-pixel screen, 1.6GHz quad-core processor and 1GB RAM is likely to come at a budget price that may suit just about any pocket. The Memo Pad 10 10 has just a 2-MP rear camera and a 1.2-megapixel front camera. It runs the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and comes in a gray, white, or pink frame.
The LG G Pad 8.3
The LG G Pad is more likely to be a solid competitor to the Nexus 7. It comes with an 8.3 inch display with a 1,920×1,200-pixel resolution. It weighs 338g, and is 8.3mm thick. The tablet comes with a 1.7GHz quad-core processor, and 2GB RAM and is powered by Android 4.2.2. The G Pad comes with a 5-MP rear camera and a QPair feature which will let you connect your tablet to your phone via Bluetooth. The tablet will be on sale from October in select countries in Europe and Asia.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3
The Note 3 comes with a 5.7-inch full HD screen, weighing 168g. Its just 8.3mm thin making it lighter than its predecessor. The tablet comes with a 2.3GHz processor with 3GB of RAM and has 4G LTE to support super fast internet connections. There’s also a 13-MP camera with LED flash and a classy leather wallet finish unlike the plastic body on earlier devices. Again improvements in the S Pen are along the line of what you’ll see in the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. The Note 3 also supports multitasking using two open windows. You can also minimize plenty of apps and call them up any time you want, making the app a truly multi-tasking heaven.
The Asus FonePad 7
The Asus FonePad 7 takes over from its predecessor in only just six months and is a much improved version compared to the former for more or less the same price. The tablet carries a dual-core 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2560 processor with 1GB of RAM. It weighs about 340g and is about 10.5mm thick. It also has a faster HSPA+ 3G for connecting to the Web at up to 42Mbps.
The 1,280×800-pixel display, and the front two speakers are great if you’re into watching a lot of movies or playing games. For the multitasking pro, there’s a Floating app feature that lets you open 6 apps at one time on the wide tablet screen. The tablet also acts as a phone ( if you don’t mind slapping a big slab on your ears) and comes with a 5-MP front camera and a 1.2-MP rear camera. The tablet runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
Asus Transformer Book Trio
The Asus Transformer Book Trio is an impressive tablet that doubles up as a laptop or a desktop and runs on both Android and Windows. The device comes with a 11.6 inch display and is powered by a fourth-generation Intel Core processor (within the keyboard) and a dual-core 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor (within the screen). The keyboard packs 4GB of RAM with up to 1TB hard drive capabilities, and the tablet packs 2GB of RAM with options for a16, 32, or 64GB storage. Each half of the Trio carries a separate battery, so that each half can work individually, the battery expected to last for 13 hours on Android and 5 hours on Windows 8. The tablet carries a 5-MP rear camera and a front facing Webcam. The downside, if you can really call it that is that the device weights around 1.7kg.
These were simply some of the few brilliant tablets that made their presence felt at the IFA. Did any one of these tablets catch your fancy and are you looking for a new tablet to toy with this holiday season?