Eight Hot New Tablets Hitting the Market

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S

Samsung recently released details on the new Galaxy Tab S series, touting its Super AMOLED display as the most advanced mobile display on the market. It has an industry-leading WQXGA (2560x1600,16:10) display that delivers 90 percent of Adobe RGB color coverage.

Users can make and receive calls directly from their phone to their Galaxy Tab S, no matter where their phone is with the Call Forwarding feature via SideSync 3.0. The Galaxy Tab S also allows consumers to multitask, enabling them to surf the Web, watch videos, share content and make calls simultaneously without having to worry about closing out of one to access another. With Quick Connect, Galaxy Tab S quickly finds and connects to nearby devices, for easy content sharing. These features are all available on both Wi-Fi and LTE versions.

The tablet will come in two sizes, a 10.5-inch (465g) and an 8.4-inch (294g) model. According to Samsung, the tablet can be easily used outdoors, even in bright sunlight. Since a backlight is not required, the Galaxy Tab S consumes less energy than comparable displays. Both models have a 6.6 mm profile, an Exynos 5 Octa (1.9 GHz QuadCore + 1.3 GHz QuadCore) or Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.3 GHz QuadCore processor, runs Android 4.4 KitKat, has an 8 MP camera with LED flash, and 3 GB (RAM) +16/32 GB internal memory, as well as microSD slot that supports up to 128 GB.

According to Gartner, while traditional PC shipments are forecast to continue to decline in 2014, the worldwide tablet market is forecast to grow 47 percent. Tablets have without a doubt invaded every aspect of our lives. Whether it is tablets for kids in the Los Angeles Unified School District or growth in Malaysia and Latin America, tablets are rapidly superseding PCs, smartphones and other forms of electronic communications. And while Apple's iPad remains a perennial favorite, the many flavors of Android-based and now Windows 8.1 tablets have taken a big bite out of the market.

While many tablets are still oriented toward consumer use, such as reading, movies, gaming and social networking, many vendors have made a concerted effort to make their devices attractive to the business audience. With amped-up processors, multi-app capability, larger storage capacity, and integrated cloud access, the latest generation of tablets is beginning to meet the challenges and demands of today's business user.

In this slideshow, we've pulled together some of the newest tablet offerings hitting the market from companies such as Samsung, Lenovo, Microsoft, Toshiba, LG, Acer and even Amazon.

 

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