With a size larger than any cell phone, tablets with screens of 10 inches and above found their niche years ago in the entertainment and productivity. In this note, the models that are available in the Hot Sale 2022 and the technical differences to take into account for your choice.
The two basic premises to undertake the search are: how much is the most one is willing to invest Y what is the main use for which it is going to be put: the models range from 11 thousand pesos to more than 100 thousand.
Within the scale of pretensions, the lowest step is occupied by tablets for children They are followed by those to answer mail or browse social networks. The top of the range are for watching series and movies or achieving maximum fluidity in action games.
The aspects that makes a difference They are related to the size and resolution of the screen, the type of processor used, its refresh rate, the autonomy it provides and the design that surrounds it.
Hot Sale 2022: the most wanted tablets
The entire iPad family, from largest to smallest. Apple photo.
The same rivalry between Samsung and Apple phones carries over to the world of tablets. The South Korean firm has three competing models: Galaxy Tab A7 Lite ($36,000), Galaxy Tab A8 ($60,000) and the Galaxy Tab S7 FE WIFI ($135,000), which is the most powerful.
While Manzana ready the iPad standard (with 10 generations), the mini, the Air and the Pro, which is the most advanced, with six generations in circulation. The one with the greatest variety in the country is the fourth, which is also the cheapest.
Another manufacturer with several proposals is Lenovo, with some promotions. The 11.5” Tab P11 Pro includes a keyboard and digital pen and will come out with a reduction of 7 thousand pesos: which is $98,999. The Yoga Slim 7 and the IdeaPad 3 6th Gen will be discounted.
Another of the high-performance models is the Xiaomi Pad 5 Tablet ($100,000), an intermediate level option is the Amazon Tablet Fire Hd 10 ($27,000) and the TCL Tab 10 Neo 10″ ($25,000).
Here are the technical features to pay attention to before buying a tablet in this Hot Sale 2022.
The smallest tablets for productivity or entertainment.
Although the bulk of the offer is concentrated around 10 inches, since it provides an optimal balance between performance and portability, there are some XL equipment with performance close to that of a notebook.
Those that are below this mark, especially those of 7 inches, considered as a toy. They stand out for being cheap (11 thousand pesos) with a plastic body and low technical pretensions.
A good indicator of the quality of the team is in the relationship that exists between the resolution and size of the screen, that is, in the density of dots per inch. The standard measurement is 300 dots per inch (dpi).
For a 1K computer (1,920 by 1,080p), ideal for office work and social networks, about 200 dpi will suffice. For multimedia use, a QXGA resolution (2048 by 1536) and a density of 224 dpi is a good choice. For more than 10 inches, consider 2K (2048 by 1080) at 300 dpi.
As for panel technology, like televisions and mobiles, there is the LCD or OLED dilemma, in this case in IPS LCD format compared to AMOLED. Each has its strengths and weaknesses.
The refresh rate, ideal for games.
It is associated with the attributes of the screen. Measured in hertz (Hz), it indicates the number of times the image turns on and off per second. The higher the number of Hz, the better experience. The minimum is 60 Hz, although also there are 90 Hz, 120 Hz and the exclusive ones for gamers reach 240 Hz.
Having a refresh rate that exceeds the average is just an added value that is evident when one slides into a social network, opens a contact, reads the news or jumps from one application to another.
The benefit is even more noticeable in games. Since details of what is moving on the screen are not lost, a saving resource when you need to react as quickly as possible to each action.
Although the autonomy of a device depends on the intensity of the user, its duration is closely linked to the size of the screen. The larger it is, the higher the consumption will be and therefore, it will require a higher capacity battery.
For a model of up to 10 inches, the minimum is 5,000 mAh, while those that exceed 12 inches, it will be necessary to consider a double of 10,000mAh. It is also key that it has a charger of at least 15 watts, so that it can complete a charge in three hours.
The Galaxy Tab S8 tablets.
Also called Chipset (SoC), it is one of the most important components since the sum of its cores and the speed at which its clocks operate determines how fast it will be able to analyze and make use of information.
For office tasks, a quad-core MediaTek chip will suffice. If the aspiration is to run applications smoothly, processors from Samsung, Huawei, Qualcomm and Apple or Intel Pentium Gold achieve higher performance.
RAM memory helps improve the performance of the processor. The greater the amount, the better the handling of the applications. One of its characteristics is to provide speed and also establish the temporary storage of information. The floor is 2GB and the most pretentious are in the 8GB.