Best tablets for online gaming

Online gaming is one of the fundamental purposes of a modern tablet so it’s important we know which tablets are best for the gaming purpose.

The iPad4 is the obvious candidate for the job due to the wealth of games designed specifically for Apple’s latest tablet. It has a 9.7inch display to view your favourite multimedia and an excellent A6X processor to power the graphics and interface with perfect smoothness.

As much as the iPad has the games and the performance, there are other serious options. Android is the nearest rival platform and it also has a mountain of the latest games and will enable you to play but you need to be more careful that you get a tablet with the specs to power the more demanding games.

The Sony Xperia Tablet Z is a real favourite of the critics and after seeing how slick it is in its everyday functionality, it’s easy to see why. The Tablet Z is powered by a 1.5GHz Qualcomm S4 Pro processor, giving it all of the power it needs to play even the most graphics heavy modern games. For younger kids it could be especially advantageous due to the fact it’s waterproof. The 10inch screen makes it easy to use and highly immersive for more involved games.

The Toshiba Excite Pro offers similar credentials, running off the Android platform. It has a 10.1inch screen and a huge 1.9GHz quad core Nvidia Tegra 4 processor which makes it just about as fast as any tablet on the market.

Then there are the smaller tablets such as the Kindle Fire and the Google Nexus 7 which could well be the best value tablet on the market where games are concerned. The iPad Mini has also found huge success, and any gamer might be better off with this cheaper iPad variant. On all of these tablets gamers are looking for big storage – preferably 32GB or above.

The Choice is hugely objective and in short, the iPad will always have the choice of games and also offers outstanding quality, but with the right research, the Android tablets can compete superbly well – often at great value.

Danial Arshad Khan

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