Recent studies show that approximately 40% of holiday shoppers begin making their purchases in early November. And this year, few gifts will prove to be as popular among buyers as the almighty tablet. And let’s face it … there’s A LOT of tablets available on the market today, so how do you know which one is just the right gift for that specific someone?
The tricky thing is, there’s no one correct answer for every person out there. Before you hop online and order the very first tablet you see just because it’s on sale, stop yourself and think about who’ll be receiving it as a gift. How do you think they will use it? Does the recipient typically enjoy reading, gaming, or do they do a lot of work on the road? The answers to these questions will guide you on the right path to choosing the perfect tablet, along with this helpful list we’ve put together.
What are some of the best tablets of 2014?
Here’s a list of what we think are the top 5 tablets, along with some info on their strengths.
Apple iPad Air 2
The cream of the crop, as far as tablets go. Apple has once again outdone themselves with the Air 2. This lighter, faster version of its predecessor now also offers Touch ID and would easily satisify anyone looking for a great, multi-purpose tablet.
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9
Perfect for the media hound in your life. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 packs more punch than the HDX 7, and really, you just can’t beat the price.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S (8.4 inch)
While the rest of the mobile world seems to be getting bigger, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S is going strong and staying small. With a terrific screen and super slim design, it’s great for someone in need of a compact device.
Nvidia Shield Tablet
The ultimate tablet for every gamer. This Android tablet is extremely affordable and its high-performance 8 inch screen takes gaming to a whole new level.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
Is it a tablet? Is it a laptop? Well … yes, actually it’s both. The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is a favorite of all those in need of ultimate versatility. Work and play on the road with Microsoft’s best PC to date.
Do you have your eye on any certain tablets this holiday season? Be sure to leave your suggestions for the best tablets of 2014 in the comments below!