Holiday gift guide 2014 – tablets

Holiday gift guide 2014 – tablets
Fact: for every 10 minutes spent shoveling snow, your body consumes as much energy as it takes to recharge an iPhone two and a half times. Okay, we totally made this up – clearing the driveway in the winter is much more intensive of a process. 

Cheesy jokes aside, the holiday season is almost upon us. Pretty soon, we'll find ourselves spending quality time and exchanging gifts with friends and family. And speaking of gifts, you know what makes an awesome holiday gift? A tablet! They're not only pretty useful, but they're also universal – anyone, from kids to their grandmas and grandpas, would be happy to receive one for the holidays.

So as you've surely figured out already, our second holiday gift guide is dedicated to tablets. As we did in our holiday gift guide on smartphones, we've split our recommendations into two groups – one where we highlight the best tablets you can possibly get regardless of their price, and another where we've grouped those few tablets offering great value at a relatively low cost. 

Now feel free to browse through our 2014 holiday gift guide on tablets. Which one would you pick for a loved one? Which one you'd love to receive as a gift? Let us know in the comments!



1. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro should be in first place :)))))))))) PS. Off topic but loving the 4.4.4 update on Z2 :]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]

2. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

That Asus tablet looks nice

3. AlikMalix unregistered

I guess we'll find out the best after we see what people prefer - specs and price can go so far when it comes to preference and enjoyment of day to day use.

4. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

My favourites: Over $400: Nexus 9 Under $400: iPad Mini 2 (Shield close second)

5. DanishDynamite

Posts: 47; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

So the $399 Nexus 9 is in the "Tablet over $400" category?

16. techtube

Posts: 13; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

because the baseline is 399 while the topline is 599

6. torr310

Posts: 1670; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

iPad Air should be included; iPad mini 3 should be excluded.

12. zachki17

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 14, 2014

I pad mini 3 with price of 600 is that faiir .. And i pad air 900 .. f**k appl product

18. exthor

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 06, 2014

all of apple products just overpriced, does not match with it's specs -_-

7. robwolve

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

That Asus Memo Pad 7 looks really nice! Has that price been confirmed? Since apparently is not even out yet but expect in November.

8. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

WHY PA do you always write: ' they're probably the best Android tablets Samsung has to offer at the moment'. Why not write it's just the best? And also, why don't you write that for the iPad Air 2 as well? Sheesh.

9. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I should have pulled the trigger on the tab pro 8.4 at $299 before it was discontinued. Damn that was a good deal for the best tablet display.

10. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

I wonder if the energy our body produces to keep itself going is enough to charge one of these devices... Shoveling snow? Yeah, pretty tough. The brain does require a fine emount of oxygen and nutrients/energy to function, maybe a few hours of work -could- charge a medium sized smartphone battery. This would be an interesting discussion.

11. exthor

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 06, 2014

in my opinion, Nexus 9 is the best tablet for now, and the second place is shield tablet...

13. zachki17

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 14, 2014


14. hortizano

Posts: 294; Member since: May 22, 2013

I only could afford the Shield. Guess I'm a good first runner-up... =)

17. exthor

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 06, 2014

at least you can buy the shield, rather than me, i can't buy anything, cause both nexus 9 and shield not entry my country yet :(

15. techtube

Posts: 13; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

i dont like the fact that everyone is leaving out the lenovo yoga tablet 2

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