The 10 best 10in tablets of 2014: Best full-size tablets and iPad rivals

We review and rank the best 10in tablets you can buy in 2014. See also: The 25 best tablets of 2014.

The tablet market is mature but that also means its complex and the amount of devices on offer is somewhat overwhelming. We’ve whittled the huge market down to the best 10 tablets which have a 10in screen (or very close to that size anyway). Read: Best 8in tablet 2014.

While an onslaught of 7in devices have arrived, and plenty of other sizes too, the 10in tablet remains a strong option. A smaller device is easier to carry around and do simple tasks like reading and social networks. However, if you want to get work done, browse the web fluidly and watch videos without squinting then a 10in is the right size for you.  

Apple’s iPad remains the full-size tablet to beat with the latest Air model impressive all-round but there are plenty of Android rivals if you’re not into iOS. There’s also the iPad 4 which is still on sale at a lower price. Windows is still playing third fiddle with Nokia’s Lumia 2520 just squeezing into the top 10. See also: Best Windows 8 tablets of 2013.

The 10 best 10in tablets you can buy in 2014

10. Nokia Lumia 2520

  • Reviewed on: 3 December 13
  • RRP: £399 inc. VAT
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Some caveats still apply to Windows RT devices, but if you want an alternative to iPad and Android for a consumption device, the Lumia 2520 is that. It’s well built, a great performer and – in red at least – it offers a stylish difference to the usual black slates.

9. Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700

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Aldi launches £80 tablet to rival Tesco’s Hudl

Aldi is the latest retailer to leap into the highly competitive budget tablet computer market with its new £79.99 low-end Medion Lifetab Android tablet.

On sale from today, the Medion Lifetab E7316 faces stiff competition from other 7in tablets, including Google’s £199 Nexus 7, Amazon’s £99 Kindle Fire and Tesco’s Hudl, which retails for £119 or less.

While the 7in Medion Lifetab undercuts most of the competition by at least £20 – including Google’s Nexus 7 and Apple’s iPad mini – it does not compete so well on features, with similar specifications to Argos’ poorly received Bush MyTablet.

Compared to the recently released Tesco Hudl, the MyTablet offers a lower resolution screen, half the storage, a less powerful processor and reduced battery life.

Available black, the Aldi tablet has full access to the Google Play store and can run any of the 850,000 standard Android apps.

The Lifetab will come pre-loaded a series of free Android apps including a media player app, a drawing app, a Microsoft Office compatible work suite and a 30-day trail of Kaspersky Tablet Security.

In the first half of 2013, almost 6m tablets were sold in the UK and demand is expected to accelerate into Christmas.

Nearly 230m tablets expected to be sold in 2013

According to data provided by research firm IDC, tablet computers are set to overtake PC sales this year, growing to 229.3m units worldwide.

Meanwhile, 8.3m tablets were sold in the UK in 2012, according research firm CCS Insight, and more than half of sales came in the last quarter of the year alone.

“When it comes to tablets, the intensity of competition between UK retailers is staggering,” said Ben Wood,

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Yota is Creating a New App Store for the YotaPhone

The Yotaphone is one of the most unique smartphones on the market due to its secondary e Ink display screen. There is only a one single reading app that is compatible with it and Yota is hoping to remedy the situation. The company has announced that they are working on a new app store and it will be ready in Q3 2014, about the same time as their second generation Yotaphone will be released.

One of the drawbacks of the Yotaphone is that there are not many apps that have been made to take advantage of the secondary screen. There are a few on Google Play that uses the e Ink screen as a virtual controller for the main color LCD touchscreen. CEO Vladislav Martynov notes that YotaDevices has already discussed concepts for a wide variety of specialized software for the second screen with app developers. By way of example he notes a program that displays recipes on the smartphone’s second screen and a program that controls the front-facing color screen using the back touchscreen.

The Yota App Store is not meant to be revenue driver for the company. The main intention is not to sell apps or to charge developers to list apps in their store. Rather, it hopes the store will attract additional attention to YotaPhone from users and shore up interest in the device, which is new to the market.

App Stores are big business and encourage developers to utilize the ecosystems to make some serious money. Apple noted that in 2013 over three billion apps were downloaded and generating over $10 billion in revenue. The Samsung App Store is installed on 100 million Android devices, SlideMe is installed

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KTC Technology unveils the HORION HaoLiLai tablet; a device that comes with an 8-inch IPS display and 3G connectivity

Recently, KTC Technology announced a new tablet named HORION HaoLiLai, a slate that comes with an 8-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels and 3G connectivity.  The tablet also packs a quad-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz that was built using the Cortex-A7 arhitecture.

HORION HaoLiLai comes with 1 GB of RAM DDR3, Android 4.2 JellyBean,  a Power VR SGX 544MP GPU and 8 GB of storage. The 8 inch display used on this tablet offers a viewing angle up to 178 degress and uses a dynamic technology to give a 32-bit color depth clarity. While on the back of the device we find a 5-megapixel camera, on the front we have a 2 megapixel camera for video calls.

This new chinese tablet can also support 3G connectivity through a SIM card slot. We can also use GPS on this 8-inch little device. Grace to the build technology, we can enjoy of using a 8 inch tablet in a 7-inch tablet shell. The HORION HaoLiLai measures just 8.7 mm in thiness.

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Apple publishes their Q2 2014 financial results; over 16.3 million iPads sold

Recently, Apple has published their financial results obtained during the 2nd quarter of 2014. These results totals the sales made until march 29, day when the 2nd quarter of 2014 ended.

The numbers communicated by Apple are $45.6 billion that represents the quarterly revenue ($43.6 billion in the same period of last year), and $10.2 billion the quarterly net profit ($9.5 billion in the same period of the previous year). Apple managed to sell about 43.7 million iPhone during this quarter.

Also, we find out that Apple sold 16.3 million iPad in this quarter. Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, said:  “We’re very proud of our quarterly results, especially our strong iPhone sales and record revenue from services. We’re eagerly looking forward to introducing more new products and services that only Apple could bring to market“.

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Samsung Announces Galaxy Tab 4 Tablet Line, Available in the US Starting on …

Samsung has just announced the Galaxy Tab 4 tablet line, which will appear in three different screen sizes; 7-inch, 8-inch and 10.1-inch. The next iteration in the Galaxy Tab line will be available in the U.S. beginning May 1st, with pre-sales for the device beginning tomorrow at Customers will have the choice of purchasing the Galaxy Tab 4 in either a black or white color, and will land in retail stores on May 1st. That’s the WiFi only unit for now, but a 4G LTE version of the Tab 4 will be landing on ATT, Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile this summer.

As far as pricing goes, Samsung’s offering up the Tab 4 line for a reasonable price. The 7-inch Tab 4 will run $199.99, the 8-inch $269.99 and the 10.1-inch $349.99. All of the Tab 4 variants rock a 1.2GHz processor, 1.5GB of RAM, WXGA display with a pixel resolution of 1280 x 800 and Android 4.4 KitKat.

Here’s a look at the detailed spec sheets for the Galaxy Tab 4 line:

Galaxy Tab 4 (10.1) Product Specifications



Galaxy Tab 4 (8.0) Product Specifications



Galaxy Tab 4 (7.0) Product Specifications


107.9 x 186.9 x 9 mm, 276gBattery4,000mAh


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Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Available in U.S. Beginning May 1


Latest Galaxy Tab series combines value with versatility


RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. – April 23, 2014 – Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today introduced three new tablets as part of the Galaxy Tab line. The 7-, 8-, and 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab 4 tablets offer a variety of screen-size options, providing various form factors to meet the needs of consumers and businesses alike. The Wi-Fi-enabled Galaxy Tab 4 portfolio, featuring a lightweight profile with thin bezels

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Apple iPad Sales Slump: Is The Tablet Dying?

Apple has announced a big boost in revenue in its latest sales figures.

But there’s one big problem: iPad sales are down.

Way down.

While the company posted revenues of $45.6 billion in the last three months – and a profit of $10.1 billion (both up on last year), sales of its cornerstone tablet computers were down from about 20 million in the equivalent quarter last year to 16.4 million in the last three months.

That’s a drop of about 20%.

So why did Apple sell less this time around? Actually, CEO Tim Cook had a pretty interesting answer.

“We’ve sold over 210 million [iPads], which is more than we or anyone thought was possible,” he said.

“It’s interesting to note that that’s over twice as many iPhones as we had sold in a comparable period of time and over seven times as many iPods as we had sold in the period of time.”

He also explained that Apple had tried to send less iPads to manufacturers, so as to reduce unsold stock, and said that the tablet is doing better than ever with businesses and enterprise customers. He added that Microsoft’s recent release of Office for iPad will further boost sales.

“I believe the tablet market will surpass the PC market,” Cook added.

Meanwhile Apple’s other numbers were good. iPhone sales were up to 43.7 million over 37.4 million in the same quarter last year, and it also sold 20 million Apple TVs. The real downer is the iPod, though, which

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The iPad Still Dominates Tablet Market, but Samsung and Others Are Inching Up

It has been four years since the iPad made its debut, and, despite the debut of many rivals, it continues to be the tablet of choice.

A new study from online ad network Chitika, being released later on Wednesday, finds that the iPad generates 77.2 percent of North American tablet Web traffic.

However, Samsung and others are starting to make their presence felt. Apple’s share is down four percentage points from a year ago. Samsung, meanwhile, has seen its usage share grow to 8.3 percent, up from 4.7 percent a year ago. Amazon had the second largest Web share at 6.1 percent, but that’s down more than a percentage point from a year earlier.

In terms of market share — as opposed to share of Web traffic — Apple has the lead, but not by as large a margin. Research firm eMarketer expects Apple will still hold the majority of the tablet market this year with 51.8 percent share, down from 54.5 percent last year.

Though maturing, the tablet audience is still growing, eMarketer says. It notes that about 22.8 percent of the U.S. population used an iPad at least once a month last year, with 42 percent of Americans using a tablet of any flavor.

Apple will provide some iPad numbers of its own when it reports earnings later on Wednesday.

Update: The study is now up on Chitika’s site here.


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The world’s rugged tablet it’s here and it’s called Xplore XC6

Even if on the market we see a lot of rugged tablets, they’re not as good as the producer suggest, this grade depending on the level of durability, performance speed and sunlight readability. The guys from Xplore just introduced new rugged tablets, and one of the most upgraded model it’s the Xplore iX104, an ultra-rugged tablet that comes with double the performance speed, a 30 percent increase in sulight-readability, an innovative rugged multi-touch display and Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 Pro OS.

The 2nd model, the XC6 tablet it’s one of the toughest and highest performance product from Xplore. This will work in any kind of enviroments, from middle of the desert or in the freezing rain. The Xplore XC6 can resist a seven-foot drop and it’s certified for water and dust proof. Inside the case we find an Intel Core i5 processor, 4G LTE, 256 GB SSD and a battery that lasts with up to 30% more.

Philip S. Sassower, chairman and chief executive officer for Explore said: “While we expand our product offerings, we will continue to maintain our leadership position as the manufacturer of the most rugged tablets by continuing to deliver the latest in ultra-rugged tablet technology. Tapping into more than 15 years of experience, we continue to develop the most advanced mobile computing solutions for industries operating in the toughest environments.”

Because of the 1300 NIT display, the XC6 tablet can be used even in direct sunlight, offering the clearest visibility available out there for tablets. Also the screen packs the Analog Matrix Resistive technology that facilitates tablet to be used while wearing gloves or in soaking wet condition.

This new model can be used in a lot of

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