I think the Mi Pad is definitely one tablet that has been missed out on this list. It might not be the most polished overall but it offers the most bang for your buck with quality internals and a super inexpensive price.
Dell Venue Pro 7840 is not worth the money. I have one. It took MONTHS to get Lollipop. Only 16 GB of storage. SD card is worthless because one cannot move apps or photos to the SD card, nor will the default camera app save to SD card. So consider 16gb all you will get. The Dell case looks nice, but is flimsy and breaks under normal use above the USB port; it is worthless. The tablet is prone to crashing, and loses Wi-Fi requiring a reboot. The nearly stock Android is ruined by Dell "enhancement" programs that cannot be removed. The only redeeming value is the Amoled screen. Not worth nearly $400.
Android tab and I pad are like giant phone to me you can never compare it to microsoft Pro 3. My idea of a tablet is something that can replace my laptop. That is why I don't bother to look at any andriod or apple tablets
As mentioned a few posts earlier, I also miss the Xiaomi MiPad from the list. It has got the Tegra K1 SoC, like the Shield and the Nexus9, but it is much cheaper. Comes with the same display (spec-wise) as the ipad mini and has got a microSD slot.
So, in few words: if you have enough money, just buy any Apple tablet. They are the best
Nexus 9 has the fastest soc compared to other android tablets. But it is not the best in terms of real-world speed and usability. There are huge memory issues with the 64bit android builds. There are around 400mb of free ram after a clean boot with no apps running (not counting cached apps). You can't keep more than 1 app in memory and on chrome you can barely keep 2 tabs open without having them refresh themselves when you select them. Also, launcher redraws all the time. Process Stats shows that the memory status is Critical 99% of the time...
On comparison, a Nexus 7 2012 with only 1gb of ram can keep up to 7 desktop webpages in memory and at the same time 3 other apps running on the background on android 5.1.1.
Currently running the latest android M preview and the memory situation seems better. Maybe M will finally fix those issues.
Anonymous, 17 Jul 2015For me a tablet without full Windows is unusable, and with Windows 10 coming in a few weeks An... moreWindows is a desktop os. Below 10 inches desktop is unusuable with touch because everything is so tiny (high dpi doesn't work most of the time). On the live-tile ui everything is perfect but the app selection is neither huge nor high quality. Many popular apps' windows ports are really bad in terms of ui (pixelated images/textures, bad layouts), crash a lot, and are outdated compared to their ios/android versions.
Surface 3/ Pro 2/3, T100TA, Lenovo Miix 2/3 10 etc are ok. Atoms from baytrail and up are really fast for what they are worth.
Toshiba Encore/2, Dell venue 8 Pro, lenovo miix 2/3 8 not so much.
What about the Tab S? The Super amoled screen imho makes it alone the best.
For me a tablet without full Windows is unusable, and with Windows 10 coming in a few weeks Android and iOS can not even compete!
Guy's where is the samsung galaxy tab S series???? And also Microsoft surface pro??? There are pretty good tablets and deserve a place in buyers guide...also price of tab S has now greatly reduced ☺
I've been buying more Windows tablets. I like the Thinkpad Helix2 and Surface 3.