Tablets today are simple yet practical devices for all age groups. With so many high-end and reasonable options in the market, it may require some guidance to get your money’s value. THT Hi-Tech Plus brings you the finest options.
Samsung is offering Tab 3 T116 and Tab E T561 to Nepali consumers at the moment. Pranaya Ratna Sthapit, Head – HHP Division at Samsung Nepal says, “Both these tablets are affordable, fulfils the basic necessities and has great features. Popular among children, youth and professionals it is quite in demand.” He further adds, “Sales are consistent and we are happy but we intend to expand our line-up with Tab J Max T285 and Tab S2 VE T819 before Dashain.”
Tab 3 T116
Sleek yet affordable this tablet from Samsung has a 7-inch screen, supported by a 1.3 GHz Quad-Core processor. With a micro SIM slot and 3G connectivity, it has 1GB RAM and an expandable ROM of up to 32GB. It lets you take quality pictures with CMOS 2MP front and rear camera. Designed for people on the go it has a 3600mAh battery and is priced at Rs 16,950.
Tab E T561
This stylish device which has a clear 9.6-inch screen allows great viewing angles. It is supported by a 1.3GHz Quad-Core processor and has a micro SIM slot with 3G connectivity. The tablet has a 1.5GB RAM and an expandable ROM of up to 128GB. A CMOS 5.0MP rear camera and a CMOS 2MP front facing camera definitely enhances your photography experience. With a sturdy 5000mAh battery this device is a good buy at Rs 27,990.
The Media Pad T1 8.0 and Media Pad T1 7.0 from Huawei were launched earlier in 2016. Summit Pradhananga, Marketing Manager of Huawei Technologies says, “Giving consumers options for mid-range tablets, the unique selling point for these two has to be the 3G SIM slot which lets consumers easily make calls. The device is durable with a powerful battery along with great performance.” He adds, “These tablets are targeted towards consumers who are tired of their bulky laptops. Students and professionals of all ages prefer the Media Pad for its accessibility.”
Media Pad T1 8.0
Huawei’s Media Pad T1 8.0 is a sleek device with an 8-inch IPS LCD screen. It has a 1.2GHz Quad-Core A7 processor and a 1GB RAM along with 8GB ROM. The device provides a great photography experience with its 5MP rear camera and 0.3MP front camera. Running on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, it has a great 4800mAh battery. With a single 3G SIM slot, the tablet is priced at Rs 20,999.
Media Pad T1 7.0
The Media Pad T1 7.0 has a clear 7-inch IPS display and is backed up by a 1.2GHz processor. It has a 5MP rear camera with a flash and a 2MP front facing camera which improves your picture-taking experience in all light conditions. With a 1GB RAM and 16GB ROM the device runs on Android 4.4 KitKat and has a sturdy 4100mAh battery along with reverse charging features. The single 3G SIM tablet will cost you Rs 17,500.
The Evo Store at Durbar Marg is one of the Apple authorised stores in town. According to company sources, their best sellers are the iPad Air 2 and the iPad Pro 9.7. The source says, “We have received great response from consumers, we sell around 20 units of iPad Air 2 and 10 to 15 units of iPad Pro 9.7 every week.”
iPad Air 2
The iPad Air 2 has a sleek 9.7-inch screen with a scratch resistant glass. It runs on an upgradable iOS 8.1 and is supported by a 1.5 GHz processor. The device has a 2GB RAM and a 16GB ROM which allows it to function without lags. It helps you make memories with a sharp 8MP primary camera and a 1.12µm pixel size front facing camera. It has nano SIM slot and the 16GB version is priced at Rs 60,000.
iPad Pro 9.7
The iPad Pro 9.7 has a 9.7-inch screen which is luckily scratch resistant as well. Running on iOS 9.3.2, it is supported by a dual-core 2.16 GHz and also has a nano SIM slot for convenience. With a 2GB RAM and a 32GB ROM the iPad Pro 9.7 has 12MP primary camera and 1.22 µm pixel size front facing camera with great features. Along with a fingerprint sensor the 32GB version of the device is priced at Rs 85,000.
A version of this article appears in print on August 15, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.