The 10 Coolest Tablets Of 2013


Not Your Average Slates

Speed, design and price pushed the envelope for tablets in 2013, helping the segment grow 54 percent compared to last year, according to IDC, and driving a nail deeper into the PC's coffin.

Intel's power-sipping Bay Trail processor helped change tablet user expectations, signaling to consumers that a tablet can be as brawny as its laptop cousin. Tablets shrunk in size and weight with Apple's iPad mini, which didn't skimp on features and included a high-end Retina Display.

On the innovative front, 2013 tablet prices dropped to under $50 for Datawind’s Ubislate 7Ci, an Android tablet aimed at bridging the digital divide in the U.S. and abroad. Amazon also innovated with its latest Kindle fire model, which included a Mayday button that gave owners one-touch access to live video one-on-one help desk support.

What follows is 2013's head-turning tablets that may not set the mobile market on edge, but helped 2013 shape up to be an intriguing year for slates.

 



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