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How can a gamer get the most from their tablet?

Tablets have really arrived as gaming devices, as people have come to realise that they offer almost as much portability as a phone, but with far more screen and power. Picking a single one out of those available in 2014 as the best for playing games on is impossible, but one excellent gaming tablet is the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition. This is a touch screen only device, but where it really excels from a games point of view is in terms of the speed and power that it offers you.

The processor in this tablet is the Exynos 5 Octa, which gives you 1.9 GHz, and is the only real rival to the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. With this processor the Note 10.1 has no trouble handling long gaming periods – say if you are playing something like poker at an online casino like Gaming Club. It is a brilliant games tablet, but then so is the iPad Air. This was actually released at the tail-end of 2013, but is still the reigning Apple tablet – and it rivals the Galaxy Note 10.1 for speed, with its A7 chip. The 1GB RAM is not a match for many Android tablets (where you regularly find 3 GB internal storage) but the light build makes it perfect for carrying around – and of course you can access all the great games at the App Store.

Android tablets have to compensate for the comparative shortage of games choice with great gaming specs – and the best ones are far better for playing graphics-loaded arcade games than Apple’s devices. The Amazon Kindle HDX or Google Nexus 7.2 probably represent the two best gaming tablets for players of these kinds of games at this point in 2014. Both are 7-inch devices, and have the kind of graphics processors needed to cope with more demanding visual games – although neither is cheap. For those with tighter budgets, the Galaxy Tab 3 from Samsung is a reasonable alternative, albeit with reduced pixel density.


Trancer by passion. Designer by profession.

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