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Top 100 Products of 2012

Top 100 Products of 2012


Tablets & e-Book Readers

Tablets & e-Book Readers
 

 

Apple iPad with Retina Display

Just when you think the iPad couldn’t get any better, Apple led a breakthrough with the Retina display on its 9.7-inch iPad this year. With a stunning resolution of 2,048 x 1,536 pixels, everything just looks better and sharper on the iPad. Relying on its custom designed processors, the iPad delivers highly optimized multimedia performance that is yet to be matched by any competitor in the market.

More information: HWZ Review

 

Apple iPad Mini

The world’s best selling tablet now has a smaller counterpart - the Apple iPad Mini. Measuring just 7.2mm thin and weighing a featherweight of 308g, the iPad Mini redefines the concept of portability. Though it commands a premium price over the other 7-inch tablets, the iPad mini more than makes up for it with over 275,000 tablet-optimized apps, a superior build quality and an unrivaled user experience.

More information: HWZ Review

 

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

Amazon calls it the world’s most advanced e-reader and the Kindle Paperwhite does have the specs to back that claim up. It has a patented built-in light technology that illuminates the display evenly, ensuring that you always have a comfortable reading experience. Moreover, the use of low-power LEDs gives the Kindle Paperwhite high power efficiency which can give you eight weeks of battery life. Don't forget, you also have access to Amazon’s library of over millions of books, newspapers and magazines including 180,000 Kindle exclusive titles.

 

B&N Nook Color

Unlike most e-readers, B&N's Nook Color is equipped with a 7-inch color screen. Displaying more than 16 million colors, the Nook Color is perfect for reading magazines, newspapers and books that are graphics-intensive. There is also a huge selection of content available for you to download on the Nook Color ranging from the New York Times to popular children's books.

 

Google Nexus 7

The first and, so far, only tablet to garner our Editor’s Choice Award, the Google Nexus 7 manufactured by ASUS is currently the best Android tablet in the market. Despite its lower than average price point, the Nexus 7 is well-designed, has a good build quality and offers great handling. Being a Nexus-branded device, the Nexus 7 is guaranteed to stay ahead of the rest with the latest software updates from Google. Its combination of top-notch hardware, nifty software features and affordable price tag makes the Nexus 7 one of the most sought-after gadgets this year.

More information: HWZ Review

 

Google Nexus 10

While the iPad (2012) is impressive with its Retina display, Google and Samsung team up to give Apple a run for its money with the Nexus 10. Armed with a display resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 pixels, the Nexus 10 one ups the Apple iPad (2012) with a pixel density of 300ppi. This means that you are looking at the sharpest and clearest display ever on a tablet device. Furthermore, the Nexus 10 is built for speed with the industry’s first dual-core ARM Cortex A15 processor, 2GB RAM and quad-core Mali T604 GPU.

 

Panasonic Toughpad

Touted as the most rugged tablet in the world, the Panasonic Toughpad is indeed built to survive in all extreme conditions. It is designed to survive drops, dust and water. In addition, the Panasonic Toughpad has embedded hardware security to keep your data secure. Running under the hood is a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB RAM and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.