The times of desktops are long gone, and soon the laptops will be a bygone thing too! The simple reason being the more innovative, user-friendly and rather smart tablets that have been taking over the market one chunk at a time for a couple of years now! And, isn’t ‘on the go’ a wide-spread mantra today that has plagued all generations alike?
Moreover, every person is looking forward to own a separate device, especially since the good ol’ act of sharing has gone down the drain, especially when it comes to electronic gadgets and devices!
With more than just the Apple’s iPad doing rounds, we now have tablets being offered by almost every reputable brand there is, and why not?
After all, the best tablets for college students are characterized with some of the most basic yet exhilarating aspects including but not limited to:
- Easy Portability
- Highly Responsive Touchscreens
- Enhanced Connectivity
- Commendable Battery Life
It is for this reason that more often than not, the present day college students are opting for a tablet. Apart from the above mentioned aspects, yet another parameter which makes the tablets oh-so-desirable is the fact that they are comparatively cheaper than the laptops and perfectly fit in the budget of college going students! Simply put, a tablet is the best way towards being technologically upgraded without burning a hole in one’s pocket!
Since we’re talking about tablets with respect to college students, let’s take a look at what are possibly the best college tablets for 2016!
Just so that are list is realistic and keep the promise of not burning a hole in your pocket, we’ve only included devices that are priced under $250 dollars (Really sorry Apple Fans, this one’s not for you)! Anyhow, here we begin our countdown!
#12. Azpen A750
The Azpen A750 is truly a product that will not only make your college life easier but rather more efficient as well. Powered by the latest Android 5.1 Lollipop, this tablet features a wondrous 7 inch HD touchscreen with a remarkable resolution of 1024 x 600. It is facilitated with a 1.83 GHz Intel Bay Trail Quad Core Processor, which ensures flawless functioning of the device, although it might not be the speediest one in class.
With a 1GB Ram and a 8 GB internal storage, this touchpad also allows an expandable memory card of up to 32 GB, thus offering a reasonably good storage space. Availed with an inbuilt Bluetooth 4.0, an HDMI port as well as Wireless Wi-Fi connectivity, this device is well covered on the front of seamless connectivity with other devices, as well as the internet.
With inbuilt apps like the Ebook, Google Play, OfficeSuite and Game Store this tablet offers great value for your money. Its strong CPU and GPU makes this device, one of the most-sought after ones especially for gaming enthusiasts, while it also has managed to create its own space amongst those inclined towards education and entertainment. With a battery life of over 6 hours when used in a moderate capacity, the outstanding features of this tablet speak for themselves.
Loaded with a front as well as a rear facing camera, this device offers a near-perfect experience during video chats, while also enabling speech and sound recording! Offered with Intel integrated graphics, this tablet comes with a premium grad battery that has received due certification from WERCS Environment Protection.
#11. NextbookFlexx 9
Here’s presenting to you another tab with a flattering screen size of 8.9 inches. The Flexx 9 is powered with the impressive Intel Quad CoreAtom-Based Processor which ensures seamless functioning with the all-embracing Windows 10. Offered with a detachable POGO keyboard with a USB port, which is conveniently foldable, this 2-in-1 tablet is a must have!
Its high resolution of 1280 x 800, and a reasonably good front and rear webcam of 0.3 MP and 2 MP respectively, this tab has it all what you’d probably need to keep your college life going on without so much as a hitch.
Its touch, click or type function allows you to function in a way that suits you the best. Moreover, you have the added advantage of accessing the Windows Store for any possible app that you might need, be it a fancy e-book reader, your favorite X-box games, and everything else that you can imagine!
The large internal memory of 32 GB and the alternative to expand it up to a further 64 GB, you can rest assured of ample space for all your college projects and media files! With the pre-loaded MS Office, this device offers you the unmatched experience of working on the go, right from the very first moment!
#10. Chromo Inc7″ Tablet Google Android4.4
A perfect device to be used in organizations which follow strict safety regulations such as schools and colleges, this 7” tablet from Chromo Inc. has been updated as well as certified with TUV Quality and Safety Standards. A perfect blend of technology that offers an impeccable experience for those interested in gaming, entertainments as well as education, this tablet is extremely light on the pocket. With an internal memory of 4 GB, and an expandable memory of up to 32 GB, this device surely takes care of your storage needs too.
What sets this stunningly light and portable device is the fact that it is offered in 3 peppy colors, including pink, red and blue, making it just ideal for those who believe good looks are important even when it comes to their gadgets! Pre-loaded with apps like Skype, GooglePlay, Netflix and more, this tablet is definitely worth every single penny! The only drawback here is that it last for only about 2.5 hours on a full charge!
NuVision’s latest entry into the market for the current year 2016, the Nuviusion 8 is packed with osme of the most astounding features. To being with, though its 8 inch screen size is simply reasonable, what makes it stand out is the remarkable resolution of 1920 x 1200, which is hard to find in its contemporaries. Powered with an Intel Atom Z3735F Quad-Core Processor 9Intel Burst Technology), the device promises seamless functioning. The 32 GB internal memory and 2 GB worth of RAM makes this device fairy comparable to its competitors.
Availed with a Wireless Wi-Fi connectivity feature, you can rest assured of accessing internet wherever you’re near a hot-spot zone. The pre-installed Windows 10 in this device ensures that you enjoy a commendable user-experience, which will further be enhanced by the 10-finger multi-touch support that this tablet features. The front and rear cameras with a rather stunning resolution of 2MP and 5 MP respectively, this device will never disappoint you. Enabled with a Micro SD slot, a USB port, an HDMI port and the Bluetooth 4.0, you will always be contended with the range of connectivity that this device offers.
Its Headphone/Microphone combo makes this device increasingly appealing by enabling you to video chat is a flawless manner. With a moderate battery life of up to 6 hours, this device will help you stay ahead of the curve at all times.
#8.Toshiba Encore-2 Tablet
Powered by the Intel Z3735F processor, the Encore-2 tablet from Toshiba offers a user experience that is fairly efficient, especially with respect to college going students. To be frank, its interface is responsive enough, but isn’t speedy per se. Offered in a stunning Satin Gold finish, this tablet’s allure is enhanced by its spectacular 8 inches screen.
With a 2.0 USP port for supporting external devices, this professional tablet comes with an internal memory of 64 GB. Its Wireless Wi-Fi connectivity feature ensures that you stay connected to the internet as and when you’re near any hot-spot device.
While not all of its features are highly compelling, what gives this tablet an edge overs its competitors, is its commendable battery life of over 10 hours.
#7. ASUS ZenPad Z300M-A2-GD
What can be conveniently called as one of Asus’s premium offerings in the tablet arena, the Zen Pad comes with a whopping screen size of 10.1″ with an HD resolution of 1200 x 800. Powered by Android 6.0 Marshmallow, this impressive device features a 1.3 GHz Qaud Core Processor which ensures a perfectly seamless user experience.
Its clean lines, sleek design, premium feel and luxuriant styling ensures that this tab offered in a rose gold as well as a dark grey finish looks as elegant as you could possibly want it to. The front and rear webcam with a resolution of 2 MP and 5 MP respectively, makes the Zenpad device truly flattering!
The only apparent downside to this otherwise flawless tablets is its considerably small inbuilt memory, which, however can be managed by using an external micro SD card! That being said, its reasonable pricing ensures that this drawback doesn’t bother you, not in the least!
6. HP Stream 8 Tablet
Offered in a unique black licorice finish, the sleek and designer HP Stream 8 Tablet is offered with a yearlong subscription to Office 365 Personal! And this is not it, you also get 200MB of 4-G data per month for the entire life of this astounding device.
With an 8.1 inch high definition touchscreen featuring a resolution of 1280 X 800, the Stream 8 Tab is enabled withIntel Atom processor Z3735G. With an internal memory of 32GB and a 1 GB ram, this tablet will surely take care of your reasonable storage requirements.
For the impeccable features that it offers, its battery life of up to 6.5 hours seems to be rather flattering! Cloud connected and 4G-enabled, you can always function fairly efficiently with this one-of-its-kinds tab, even on the go!
5. Dell Venue 10 Pro
Considering the fact that Dell has earned itself an unmatched reputation in the field of offering cutting edge laptops at an affordable price, it comes as no surprise that it manages to pull off the same name with respect to tablets as well. And for what it’s worth, the Dell Venue 10 Pro does a commendable job at it! With an inbuilt memory of 32GB, this astounding tablets comes with a whopping screen size of 10.1 inches. The 1280 x 800 IPS Touchscreen ensures that you enjoy crystal clear image and high definition videos flawlessly.
Powered with the Intel Atom Z3735F Quad-Core 1.33GHz CPU, you can almost always be sure of a speedy connectivity as well as seamless functioning at the desired speeds with this device. Thanks to the free Windows 10 Upgrade, you can experience some of the most splendid features and stupendous apps on this tab without any ado.
While for most college goers, the 32 GB memory is enough, however if you have too many media files piling up or are particularly inclined towards gaming, you might want to expand the memory through the MicroSD card slot provided in the device. With an inbuilt Bluetooth 4.0 technology and a Wireless Wi-Fi connectivity feature, connectivity with other devices or the nearest hot-spot should never be a trouble!
Not only does the Venue 10 offers an immensely enviable user-experience, but also provides a battery life of up to 11 hours, making it one of the best in the marketplace!
#4. IdeapadMiix 310
Here’s another 2-in-1 Detachable Tablet from Windows that has made it to our list of best tablet for students!
The mix 310 comes with a detachable keyboard, which implies it can easily switch between the laptop and tablet modes, something which has become more than just a luxury in the present day scenario.
Ideally designed for those in need of constant connectivity with the internet, the Ideapad features an optional 4G LTE connectivity which allows the user to access internet via cellular data in the absence of a hotspot device!
Its flattering 10.1 inch 1200 x 800 high-definition touchscreen makes this device truly stand out. Its 33 WHr battery which is capable of delivering up to 10 hours of battery life ensures that it makes a great buy for people who are almost always on the go! Offered with a 5MP rear webcam, there hardy seems to be any drawback in this ergonomically designed tablet.
#3. LG G Pad F 8.0 4G LTE Tablet
A rather renowned brand otherwise, but comparatively new to the smartphone and tablets segment, LG does quite a good job with the impressive LG G Pad F 8.0 4G LTE Tablet! Using the Android OS, this device comes with an 8 inch screen on a titanium base.
Available in the classic black color, this tablet dons a rear webcam with a resolution of 4MP.
Offered in a 4G LTE compatible mode, this tablet promises a fairly reasonable battery life of 4 hours on a full charge. Weighing just a little over 1 pound, it promises great portability for a price that will offer you great value for money!
With a USB port to connect your external devices and an in-built memory of 16 GB, the LG G Pad does win some brownie points from us!
#2. Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet
Now, this is an offering from Amazon that is simply awe-inspiring! For starters the 10.1 inch 1200 x 800 high-definition, touchscreen that the Fire HD 10 Tablet makes it something to truly yearn for.
One of the thinnest offerings from Amazon till date, this stunning device is available in the classic colors of black as well as white, along with the newly introduced Silver Aluminium that adds to its allure! The all-metal back of this tab ensures that you enjoy a premium experience at an affordable price. Its 1.5 Quad Core Processor is rather impressive.
Offered in 16, 32 as well as 64 GB variants, this device comes with a free of cost unlimited cloud storage for all content sourced from Amazon. What’s more is that you get access to over $20,000 in apps and in-app items along with games from Amazon Underground, Amazon’s very own app store!
You can also expand its memory by up to 128 GB through an additional MicroSD card if you so wish!
#1. Samsung Galaxy Tab A
Yes, we’re talking about the 9.7 inch beats that it is! Samsung has always been a favorite when it comes to smartphones, and with the influx of new and innovative tabs, it still stand for its promise of impeccable features and outstanding quality. The Galaxy Tab A comes in an impressive design with a Smoky Titanium finish for an added allure.
Loaded with Android 5.0 Lollipop, and the Samsung 1.2 GHz Quad Core Processor, this tab packs a 1.5 GB RAM Memory, with a 16GB flash memory and an expandable memory of up to 128 GB. Offered with a Kids Mode, you can rely on this tab for offering an entertainment filled experience for the young generation. With a near-impeccable display resolution of 1024 x 768 XGA, and a rear webcam with 5MP resolution, you hardly have anything to complain about!
Now that you’ve a fair knowledge of some of the good tablets for college students, we’re sure that you’ll be able to make a better, more informed choice.
As mentioned earlier, this list has featured only those devices which can be deemed rather affordable and some of the most sought after but heavily priced devices have been skipped in order for the countdown to remain more realistic and less dramatic!
While we’ve worked really hard to compile this list with the best of our knowledge, chances are that we might have skipped a few of the deserving tablet devices.
If that is what you’ve been thinking then don’t feel reluctant and let us know your ideal pick for a tablet with respect to college goers.After all, knowledge is one thing that grows when shared! Isn’t it?
So go ahead tell us what you feel, and while you’re at it, you might even wish to review one of the devices on this list.
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