All tablets have motion and orientation sensors. While the primary use of these sensors is for auto-rotation of the screen, they are also used by developers in adding fun to their games. This fact along with great graphics handling and social media interaction make tablets one of the most popular gaming devices today.
Do you know which tablets are best for gaming? A gaming tablet should have a good screen, a fast processor and responsive controls. Below are the tablets most people consider when it comes to playing mobile games.
Google Nexus 7
This is probably the cheapest gaming tablet to date. The Google Nexus 7 is only $199 but that didn’t stop it from becoming a monster when it comes to Android games. This tablet is powered by NVIDIA’a quad-core Tegra 3 processor and comes with a RAM of 1 GB. Its specification is enough for it to run the best high-definition games on the Google Play Store. Plus, it runs Jelly Bean, the latest version of the Android operating system. This version is optimized to enhance the performance of the tablet.
Besides the processor, the Nexus 7 also has a good screen. Games definitely look good on it. It’s seven-inch built is also perfect for those who can’t handle larger tablets very well.
ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity
The Transformer Pad Infinity is the fastest Android tablet in the market today. While it has the same processor as the Nexus 7, it is clocked at 1.7 GHz. The Nexus 7 is only clocked at 1.3 GHz making the Transformer Pad Infinity a perennial winner in tablet comparisons.
But that’s not the only thing this tablet can offer. Users can connect their PS3 or XBOX 360 controllers on the Infinity which adds to the overall gaming experience. If you are used to playing on a PC, you should know that this slate supports a keyboard dock. Finally, you can connect the tablet to any external display that has an HDMI port.
There was a debate on whether the iPad is faster than Tegra 3 tablets like the ones mentioned above. Apple’s famous tablet doesn’t have a quad-core processor but it has a quad-core graphics chip. This means the iPad can still compete when it comes to gaming. Couple that with its ridiculous Retina display then you have one monster gaming machine.
Another advantage of the iPad is the number of gaming apps it supports. There are more high definition games on the iTunes Store than on the Google Play Store. This should have been OK if there are Android ports of all Android games but this is not so. Good games and superb hardware make the iPad the top gaming tablet.