Slates on the catwalk: world's thinnest tablets roundup

Slates on the catwalk: world's thinnest tablets roundup
With Apple releasing the iPad Air 2, Dell spitting out the incredible Venue 8, and Sony making its first small slate, the Z3 Tablet Compact, our ranking of the world's thinnest tablets has now changed significantly, as the new slates clock in at just about quarter of an inch girth. A slender tablet is certainly better than a thick one, said Captain Obvious, for looks and ergonomics sake alone, that's why we are rounding up the most anorexic slates out there, with the cutoff being held at 0.31" (8mm).

Apple managed to trim the waistline of its metal-clade iPad Air 2 to the incredible 6.1mm, which can't be an easy thing to do, considering we have an aluminum shell. We don't know what Dell did, but it weaseled out with a tenth of a millimeter less for its Venue slate, and the Sony isn't far behind those two - all amazing achievements. Some of those low-carb proponents are really svelte-looking and even waterproof, so check out our world's thinnest tablets roundup below, and marvel at their engineering prowess.

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7 Comments

1. wilsong17 unregistered

What the point of having a thin tablet if you have to sacrifice battery space

4. engineer-1701d unregistered

this list is bull sht it only lists the big companys

6. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

Weight is also an important factor.

2. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

Except you fully ignore China, the real top is very different.

3. tfpritchjrXYZ

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

I agree with wilsong17. Battery, battery, battery! I'd rather have a thicker tablet with a more robust battery!

5. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Sammy has so many tablets, I don't even know which one is their tablet "flagship" lol

7. AlbertAribe

Posts: 168; Member since: Jun 21, 2014

I like my new iPhone 6 and never regret to buy it. Running smooth and perfect for me. I like the iPad Air 2 also and maybe it's time for me to sell my Galaxy Tab S because I experience many lag now. i'm gonna buy this iPad Air 2 next month when I get my salary.

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