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We have already drawn the readers ‘ attention to the fact that the tablet market is stagnating. On the one hand, many manufacturers either stopped making the “pill”, or still selling very old models. On the other, those rare players who are still trying to do something, remove the tablet with a very average performance.
Everywhere is observed the dominance of screens with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels, and to dream about something more than budget platform and 1 GB of RAM is not even necessary. Another two or three years ago, the situation was better. And where technological progress?
And here in this decaying market we will try to choose the most interesting compact tablets. Let’s start with the budget segment: the ceiling price set at around 10 000. If you can find something interesting in this situation?
Lenovo Tab 3 TB3-850F
One of the inexpensive compact novelties 2016 became Lenovo Tab 3 TB3-850F. Lenovo continues to release a budget (and not only) models, while almost all famous competitors have already turned away from this segment.
The Lenovo Tab 3 TB3-850F used eight-inch HD screen and a single-chip system MediaTek MT8161P, combining four Cortex-A53 with a frequency of only 1.0 GHz and a graphics core Mali-T720 MP2.
the Amount of RAM Lenovo Tab 3 TB3-850F can be either 1 or 2 GB. However, large national retailer represented mainly younger version. 16 GB built-in storage you can add up to 64GB of microSD card.
Other equipment Lenovo Tab 3 TB3-850F includes camera resolution 5.0 and 2.0 megapixels and battery capacity 4 290 mAh. Mention eight hours of Autonomous operation. A strong statement. Test we certainly will not be.
the Lenovo Tab 3 TB3-850F will cost 10 000 rubles. Also exists in nature and the LTE version of Lenovo Tab 3 TB3-850M (it utilizes the MediaTek chip MT8735P with the same level of performance), but this model is an average of 13 000 rubles.
As if it was not sad, but at the end of 2016 it is necessary again to refer to the. Yes, the first generation, released in 2014.
However, even two years later, Xiaomi MiPad looks quite interesting. This device has a display diagonal of 7.9 inches with a resolution of 1536 x 2048 pixels. When this single-chip system Nvidia Tegra K1 still cope with games.
the Xiaomi MiPad comes with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB of permanent memory, even 128 GB microSD cards provide. The good thing about a wireless module Wi-Fi 802.11 ac. Did not disappoint, and battery capacity of 6,700 mAh, which is an excellent indicator for the compact class.
, we praised the high-quality screen and good materials. In addition, the advantages include impressive technical stuffing, outstanding autonomy and a good level of photography. If the fault is the lack of Xiaomi MiPad GPS and any kind of mobile communication.
Today, the Xiaomi MiPad is 10 000 rubles.
Prestigio MultiPad PMT3797 3G
If you decide to buy a compact tablet with support for mobile networks 5 000 rubles, it is better to leave this venture. If it is absolutely slammed down, you can look at the Prestigio MultiPad 3G PMT3797.
Why this model? First, Prestigio MultiPad 3G PMT3797 used at least a more modern Quad-core chip Intel Atom x3-C3230RK with graphics Mali-450 MP4. Second, it provides 1.5 GB of RAM, while almost all competitors installed only 1 GB. Resolution seven-inch screen is 1280 x 800.
8 GB built-in storage Prestigio MultiPad 3G PMT3797 you can add up to 32 GB microSD card. Resolution of two cameras is 2.0 and 0.3 megapixel battery capacity — only 2 800 mAh (which is modest even by the standards of smartphones).
by the Way, Prestigio MultiPad PMT3797 3G supports not only 3G, but also GPS, which given the prices (from 4 500 rubles) makes it a good option for car navigation.