The TechNutty Holiday Gift Guide 2013 is our annual list of this years top presents to buy for Christmas this year, within this we will take you through some of the products we think you should be looking at when choosing your next smartphone, tablet or laptop. The list you are currently looking at is for tablets, to see all of the lists we have for this years TechNutty Holiday Gift Guide click here.
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The Google Nexus 10
The Google Nexus 10 is probably one of the best Android tablets around to date, if not the best tablet on the market currently, featuring a 10 inch screen it has the highest resolution display on a tablet today (at time of writing), with a 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution and 300ppi.
Alongside that Google have also included a dual-core A15 processor with 2GB of RAM, as well as a quad-core Mali T604 GPU and either 16GB or 32GB of internal storage. There’s also a 5MP camera on the back, with a 1.9MP front-facing shooter with WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC connectivity and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box.
The iPad Mini
The latest iPad Mini brings something a lot of users have requested for some time now, a Retina display. Featuring a 7.9 inch LED-backlit multi-touch display with IPS technology, the iPad Mini has a 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution at 326 pixels per inch, and features Apple’s new A7 chip with 64-bit architecture and M7 motion coprocessor.
There’s also support for dual channel 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFI, with MIMO and Bluetooth technology, as well as support for 3G and even LTE connectivity. And to finish it off, the iPad MIni also has a 5MP rear-facing camera with a 1.2MP front-facing camera.
The Nexus 7
If you’re not an Apple fan, or just don’t like the look of the iPad Mini, then the new Nexus 7 might be a better option for you. Also featuring a 7 inch IPS display with a 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution with 323 ppi., it has a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and either 16GB or 32GB of in-built storage, as well as Android 4.3 pre-installed, with Android 4.4 KitKat coming soon.
All of that and it is still incredibly cheap, starting at £199 it is probably the cheapest tablet with these kind of specs.
The iPad Air
Alongside the announcement of the iPad Mini with Retina Display, Apple also announced the iPad Air, lighter and thinner than the 4th generation iPad, it has a diameter of 240 x 169.5 x 7.5mm and weighs only 1 pound. Despite this, it still includes the same or better features with a 9.7 inch Retina display that has a 2-48 x 1536 pixel resolution at 264 ppi, alongside the new A7 64-bit processor and the M7 coprocessor.