It is a hard-fought argument that tablets are not only more portable than notebooks but also have a better battery life and style quotient. A big hit amongst the young guns of today, these are fast becoming a necessary gadget in the life of people who work in the corporate field. And not to mention, tablets are a perfect substitute to laptops when you are traveling, as they are easier to carry and weigh a fraction of their bulkier cousins.
However, not all can afford to buy a tab because of the steep price tags attached to them! But hey… hold on, that was a thing of the past as a plethora of options are now available in the market that you can look at, all at a very budgetary level.
And to make your life easy, we thought of throwing a bit more light on the best 5 tablets that can go well with your personality and are available under Rs.15,000.
Zync Z990 Plus
Zync Z990 Plus is an upgraded version of its earlier model Zync Z990. The updated tablet comes with a 1.5 GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. The tablet sports a 7-inch multi-touch display with 800 x 480-pixel resolution, 4GB of internal memory, and can be expandable up to 32 GB using a microSD card.
USP: The 7-inch Zync Z-990 Plus has a high-resolution screen, which can be used for the best multimedia usage, downloading and watching movies, and playing multiplayer games. Its size, all of 380 gm, and excellent battery life make it ideal for long hours of use.
Price range: Rs.7000/-*
The TabTop 7.4 is powered by a 1.2GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor bundled with 512MB of DDR3 RAM, which works fast enough for most applications. It runs on Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) and there’s a Jelly Bean upgrade expected very soon.
There are no touch-sensitive buttons along the screen, but there are three physical buttons – one for Home, Power, and Back. Though this might look a little awkward, considering that the OS running on it is ICS, but then it can be a welcome change from the monotonous looks that other tabs have. In most of the benchmarks, it matches the recently reviewed BSNL Penta T-Pad WS802C in graphics-intensive benchmarks.
USP: For the users convenience and benefit, this tab comes with pre-installed apps that are divided into various groups such as productivity apps, networking apps, educational apps, and more.
Price range: Rs.11,000/-*
Me X1 comes with a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 7-inch capacitive touch display that produces decent images at 800 x 480 pixels. HCL has provided an Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) operating system sitting on ARM Cortex A8 1 GHz processor, and 512 MB DDR2 RAM that gives excellent performance to the users. The most important and likable quality about HCL ME is that it doesn’t hang, even if you open multiple applications at the same time.
For internet connectivity, it offers you WiFi but no SIM slot for 3G or a Bluetooth connection, which might prove to be a deal breaker. Me X1 tab has 4 GB of internal memory, which can be expanded up to 32 GB, and has about 10,000 custom apps at Me Apps.
USP: HCL Me has customized Indian apps to suit Indian customers, which shows that HCL has put in the hard work to please the ever-booming Indian market.
Price range: Rs.9,000/-*