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The Top 7 Tablets of 2015

Every year sees new developments in tablets. But, with so many tablets for sale today, how are you supposed to choose the one that's right for you? Here, in no particular order, are the top 7 tablets of 2015.

The 7 best tablets of 2015

1. The Nexus 9

Built by HTC, the Nexus 9 is a step up from the Nexus 7. The Nexus 9 has an 8.9 inch, high resolution screen (which is a comfortable size and quality for watching movies and TV shows) and high quality Boomsound speakers. The only downside is the Nexus 9's lack of storage space when compared with other tablets on the market.

2. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S

Samsung have been trying their best to develop a tablet that is capable of rivalling the success of Apple's iPad for a few years now. Their latest tablet, the Galaxy S comes equipped with a crisp AMOLED screen (8.4 or 10.5 inches, depending on your preference,) and an efficient battery. The AMOLED screen on the Galaxy S is ideal for watching your favourite action packed film on Blinkbox or that new music video on YouTube. Although it's less robust than other models, commentators agree that the Samsung's Galaxy Tab S is capable of rivalling the success of the iPad.

3.iPad Air 2

Building upon the success of the iPad Air, Apple recently released the iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 comes equipped with a high quality screen and an A8X processor, making it more efficient than the iPad Air. This time around, Apple have also streamlined the design of the iPad Air, making it slightly lighter and easier to handle. The only downside to the iPad Air 2 is the amount of storage that comes with it for the price. That being said, this machine has received excellent reviews.

4.The Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2

Built for people who enjoy using their tablet as a workstation or as a TV, the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro comes with a 12.2 inch screen. The Samsung Galaxy Note Pro also comes with an S pen (the equivalent of a stylus) making navigation significantly easier. Though a high quality device, the 12.2 inch screen on this device can affect its portability.

5.The Tesco Hudl 2

Though considered a budget tablet compared to the other models on this list, Tesco's Hudl 2 has everything a leisurely tablet-owner could ask for: its high quality screen is great for watching films, TV shows or live programmes, whether in the bedroom or on the move. As well as having a high quality screen, the Hudl 2 is also highly portable and will easily fit in a mid-sized handbag or back-pack. Anticipating the success of a budget tablet, Tesco also manufactured a number of cool accessories to go with it, including a range of multi-coloured covers, bud earphones and a HDM1 cable so you can hook your new device up to your TV. Though not the best performer in the market, the Hudl 2 is ideal for individuals who are looking to buy either their first tablet or a low-cost, all-round performer.

6.The Google Nexus 7

The crisp, bright screen on the Google Nexus 7 makes it a great option if you're really into videos, films and TV shows on the move. As well as being high quality, the 7 inch screen on the Nexus 7 also makes the device highly portable. After being on the market fora few years, the price of the Nexus 7 has dropped considerably, making this the ideal time to pick one up.

7. The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4

The Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 is similar in overall quality to the iPad 3. Equipped with an AMOLED, 1600x2560, 8.4 inch screen, it is the ideal, portable video player. Some reviewers have criticized the positon of the Pro 8.4's speakers, suggesting that they hinder the overall quality of the sound, whilst others have taken issue with the device's casing. That being said, internally, the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 is a high quality, efficient device that is capable of competing with the leading brands.

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