HP Slate 8 Pro The HP tablet one-ups its fellow 8-inchers, with its sharp 1,600x1,200-pixel resolution IPS display, Nvidia's speedy Tegra 4 CPU, and a healthy 2GB of RAM.The Slate 8 Pro has a larger and longer lasting battery than its 7-inch competition. The Slate 8 Pro is rated for 11 hours by HP, with a 5680 mAh battery. By comparison the white labeled Tegra 7 Notes will have a 4,100 mAh battery rated for 5 hours.In comparison to the Galaxy Note 8's average 1,280x800-pixel-resolution screen with 189 ppi (pixels-per-inch) (also the same resolution as Samsung's Galaxy Tab 3) and the iPad Mini's shamefully low 1,024x768-pixel display and 163 ppi, the Slate 8 Pro's 253 ppi blows them out of the water, making its screen the sharpest out of the high-end 8-inch tablet models. The bigger dimensions and 8-inch display of the Slate 8 Pro also means a higher 1600 x 1200 resolution… not to mention its highly touted IPS panel covered by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. By comparison, the Tegra 7 Note still (unfortunately) has a relatively low resolution 1280 x 800 display.According to HP, the Slate 8 Pro has a high color gamut, promising a wide range of color for a more dynamic multimedia experience. Unfortunately, thanks to its 4:3 aspect ratio, the 8-inch tablet is best used for browsing and reading rather than video watching. Specifications Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) OS
7.9-inch LCD Touchscreen Display
1200 x 1600 Pixel HD Native Resolution
NVIDIA Tegra 4 Processor
microSD Media Slot
Wi-Fi Price:$330 VS LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition The LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition features pure Android with a deeper Google Now integration, and receives the latest updates.It's the fastest Android tablet out there to date. It runs pure Android straight from Google and will likely be among the first to get future OS updates. The screen size is a nice compromise between portability and luxurious viewing space. The hardware is very solidly built. And in a refreshing change of pace, the speaker placement means they don't easily get blocked by your hands. Battery life is very good. It also has a sharp display, expandable memory, and runs a tad faster than its original LG counterpart.
But, The G Pad doesn't have the same elegant build-quality as Google's Nexus tablets, and this stock model lacks a few useful apps compared to the LG-skinned original.
The bottom line: Android purists will find Google's mid-sized LG G Pad 8.3 more compelling, but it's pricier than the model that's overlaid with LG's skin. Specifications
Display type8.3 in
OSAndroid 4.4 (KitKat)
ProcessorQualcomm 1.7 GHz
Wireless connectivityBluetooth 4.0Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n
Dimensions (WxDxH)8.5 in x 0.33 in x 5 in
Weight0.74 lbs Price: $350 VS Google Nexus 7 The Google Nexus 7 was, for a long time, the ultimate compact tablet. With an attractive price, great build and speedy software updates direct from Google, it was the pure Android experience many craved so dearly.The Nexus 7 features a sharp screen, a comfortable design, and great battery life at a low starting price.It’s slicker, faster and sleeker than any other 7-inch tablet on the market right now, and only the rear facing camera really lets it down.The battery life is really impressive, and the sheer diversity on offer, be it through the uprated CPU, screen, or GPU, mean that we struggled to put it down at times. Android 4.2 adds some welcome and useful features.
But, Android still needs more tablet-optimized apps, newer games have frame rate issues, and HSPA+ speeds seem particularly location-dependent.
The bottom line: With its excellent design, useful software features, and low starting price, the Nexus 7 is the cheapest way to experience the best that the Android OS has to offer. Specifications
Display type7 inTFT active matrix - LED backlight
OSAndroid 4.1 Jelly Bean
Processor1300 MHzNVIDIA Tegra 3
Dimensions (WxDxH)7.8 in x 0.4 in x 4.7 in
Weight12 oz Price;$199.00 to $228.19