Who says you need to shell out a packet to own a tablet? Yes, the new iPad or the Sony Xperia Tablet Z are priced close to Rs 40,000, but there are many tablets that offer a good user experience at relatively affordable prices. While priced under Rs 25,000, these devices pack in connectivity options such as 3G and Wi-Fi, can handle heavy graphic games without any lag and have impressive battery backup. Here are the best tablets in this price bracket.
The best tablets for under Rs 25,000
Apple iPad Mini
Price: Rs 21,500
Wish to own an iPad but not sure you need a 10-inch display? Then consider getting yourself the iPad Mini. Retailing for Rs 21,500 for a 16GB Wi-Fi variant, the iPad Mini has the same specifications as found on the iPad 2, expect for the smaller 7.9-inch display. The iPad Mini has got a sturdy built and the size makes it comfortable to carry around. It has got a 1Ghz dualcore processor with 512MB RAM that smartly handles all applications and games.
Apple iPad 2
Price: Rs 24,500
Though over two years old, the iPad 2 is still a great tablet. The quality of Apple's hardware and service support eliminates concerns you might have about buying this tablet. Moreover, the iPad 2 will also get the latest iOS 7 when it is released. The tablet has a 9.7-inch display and a dual-core processor which promise a seamless user experience.
Huawei MediaPad 10 Link
Price: Rs 24,990
Huawei's MediaPad 10 Link is a 10-inch Android tablet powered by a 1.2GHz quadcore processor with 1GB RAM. Huawei's customised user interface isn't very impressive, but you can get rid of it easily. Weighing 640 grams, this tablet is 9.9m thin and has a good built quality. It also boasts of a 6600 mAh battery.
Price: Rs 15,999
|Acer Iconia W3 810|
Price: Rs 30,499
If you are confused about whether to buy a tablet or a laptop, you should seriously consider a Windows 8 tablet that gives you the best of both worlds. The Acer Iconia W3 810 is a touch tablet, but can be docked to a keyboard and converted into a laptop. The Acer Iconia W3 810 is powered by Intel Atom processor Z2760 and has got 2GB RAM. It comes with 32GB HDD and connectivity options include a USB port (often missing in most of the tablets) and a micro USB port along with a micro HDMI port.