5 Best Tablets Under Rs 20,000
Tablets are yet to replace laptops fully, but they have come quite close. Browsing the web, reading books, watching movies, playing games etc becomes easy and fun on a portable yet big-screen tablet (compared to the rather small display of a smartphone). Plus, the battery life of a tablet makes it ideal for productivity too.
Nowadays, you don’t even have to spend an exorbitant amount of money to buy a tablet that is good for entertainment, productivity and gaming.
Here’s our pick of the 5 best tablets you can buy in India under Rs 20,000.
Xiaomi's Mi Pad
Xiaomi's MiPad (Rs 12,999) boasts of a Full HD display (2048x1536px) that's scratch-resistant, bright and responsive. Its battery gives you more than a day's worth of service on a single charge, while its 2.2GHz quad-core processor and 2GB RAM is capable of handling 3D games.
It comes with 16GB storage and a microSD card slot. Since it does not include a sim slot, so you will only be able to browse the internet over Wi-Fi.
Asus MeMo Pad 8
You can also look at Asus MeMo Pad 8 ME581CL (Rs 19,999) for its micro-sim slot (with 4G support). It sports a Full HD (1920x1200px) scratch-resistant display; is kitted with a 1.33GHz Intel Atom quad-core processor and 2GB RAM.
Its front-facing stereo speakers make it well-suited for watching Full HD movies. Its battery life, however, will last you only six hours on medium to heavy use.
Asus FonePad 8
If you also want to make voice calls, then opt for the dual-sim Asus FE380CG-1A071A (Rs 13,999). This tablet, which is powered by a 1.33GHz Intel Atom quad-core processor and 2GB RAM, includes 16GB storage and a microSD slot.
It sports a slightly lower HD resolution (1280x800px) screen and isn't scratch resistant. That said, its display has an anti-fingerprint coating; is bright; capable of vibrant colours, and offers wide viewing angles.
Lenovo Miix 3
Then, there is Lenovo Miix 3 (Rs 19,999) that's fronted by an HD display (1024x768px), framed in a solid aluminium body. Since it based on Windows 8.1, you can install compatible apps on the device, just like you would on your desktop PC or laptop. You also get a year's subscription to Microsoft's Office365 and 1TB storage on OneDrive.
However, it does not come with a sim card slot for cellular data connectivity. It is powered by a 1.83GHz Intel Atom quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, and is equipped with 32GB storage, a microSD card slot and a battery that gives you about eight hours on a single charge.
Apple iPad Mini
The Wi-Fi-only Apple iPad Mini 2 (Rs 21,900) with 16GB storage is priced slightly over your budget, but what you get is a high-quality 7.9-inch (2048x1536px) fingerprint-resistant display that's set in a slim aluminium unibody with hardware that can even handle heavy multimedia processing with great ease.
Here, you can expect to get almost 10 hours of service from a single charge. Besides, it has some of the best apps and games for kids.