The technology behind tablets is improving at a rapid pace and these days such devices can be employed for activities from work to watching television or gaming. These are five of the top ones for gaming, either basic online casino roulette, or the likes of Dead Trigger – which has spectacular graphics.
Apple iPad Air ($449)
Many Apple devices feature smaller screens than Android ones, but the 9.7 inches of screen offered by the iPad Air means that iOS-only games such as Infinity III look pretty stunning – especially when you add in the 1536 x 2048 resolution (pixel density: 264-ppi). Another great point of this tablet from a gaming point of view is that it is light – just 469g – so RPGs like Infinity Blade III or online casino games at sites like CasinoOnline.co.nz can be played for hours without discomfort. The biggest downside is the hefty price tag.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 (£299)
This is a much cheaper option and also gives you a bigger screen – 10.5 inches – while the Super AMOLED HD display ensures that image quality matches size. If you value the visual qualities of graphics-heavy Android games like The Monument Valley or Bladeslinger, you won’t find a better screen to view them on than this. Furthermore, at 476g, it’s almost as slim-line and lightweight as the iPad Air, while the Adreno 330 graphics chip gives great performance.
Nvidia Shield ($299)
Another more affordable option and consider by many tech and gaming fans as the top gaming tablet. To a great extent this is down to the super-powerful Tegra K1 processing chip, but the cutting edge Android 5.0 Lollipop OS means you can jump from Dead Trigger to an online slot game in fluid fashion. A negative point is the rather cheap plastic casing and the absence of Android games worthy of its specs.
Surface Pro 3 (£519)
This has a huge 12-inch LCD screen display that offers resolution levels of 2160 x 1440, while the graphics processor (Intel Core i3/i5/i7) is another big argument in its favour. There is no doubting that the price of over £500 will be an issue for most gamers though, although there is no question that it combines visual quality with performance power.
Google Nexus 9 ($387)
This is another tablet that gives you that Android 5.0 Lollipop – although not every games app works perfectly with that OS yet – and the 8.9-inch screen is more than decent too (especially with 1536 x 2048 resolution). It is a solid tablet for both quick games such as Angry Birds, but also for things like poker or Modern Combat 5.
You won’t go far wrong with any of these tablets, but if it comes down to a choice, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 may be the best overall device to pic