Buyer’s guide: 8 good 8-Inch tablets you can buy

Buyer’s guide: 8 good 8-Inch tablets you can buy

Here are the best 8-inchers you can pick up right now.

Apple ipad mini 3, Apple ipad mini 3 specs, Apple ipad mini 3 prie, best tablet

Apple iPad Mini 3 with Retina Display (Rs 28,900upwards)- The best iPad Mini around is also the best tablet around, plain and simple. Android is great, Windows has its own advantages, but the combination of iOS 8 and the iPad Mini hardware is impossible to beat right now. You get the best hardware, the best software, the best app store and the best after-sales service in one package.

Samsung, Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4, best Android tablet

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (Rs 33,000)- If price isn't an issue, we know which Android tablet we would buy. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 has everything short of a built-in stylus to make it the perfect tablet. A best-in-class screen, a powerful processor, great battery life, and impeccable build quality make this an easy choice for those who just want the best 8-inch Android tablet out there.

Apple, Apple iPad mini, best tablet PCs,

Apple iPad Mini 1st Generation, Rs 16,500 upwards- First launched in 2012, the 1st generation iPad Mini is still a good device. No, you won't get a high-resolution screen and you won't get cutting-edge performance, but when it comes to tablets, Apple's App Store has a better selection of apps than what you get on Android or Windows.

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 (Rs 20,990)- It is one of the best value for money Android tablets in the market at the moment. It gives you great functionality, FullHD screen, good battery life and an overall experience that is better than what you have paid for.

Notion Ink Cain 8, Notion Ink Cain 8 specs, Notion Ink Cain 8 price, best tablets

Notion Ink Cain 8 (Rs 9,990)- Bangalore-based Notion Ink started off championing the Android cause, but has now moved to Microsoft's side, launching the Cain 8 and Cain 10. The Cain 8 is packed with great hardware and even includes a micro-HDMI port to connect it to your TV. There's even a SIM slot to get 3G connectivity on the move. It runs on full-fledged Windows 8.1, so you won't have to leave your favourite Windows software behind. Plus, as Microsoft has announced, it will get an upgrade to Windows 10 for free.

Lenovo S8, Lenovo S8 tabllet, Lenovo S8 price, Lenovo S8 flipkart, best android tablets

Lenovo S8 (Rs. 18,000)- Any feature you want, the Lenovo S8 probably has it. A Full HD 1920x1200 pixels screen for picture-perfect quality? Check. Next-generation 4G connectivity for faster internet and better voice calling? Check. A sleek design that marries lightweight materials with premium feel? Check. Good cameras on the front and back, and Dolby stereo sound? Check. Lenovo has knocked it out of the park with this one.

Dell Venue 8 Pro, Dell Venue 8 Pro specs, Dell Venue 8 Pro price, best tablet PC

Dell Venue 8 Pro 64GB (Rs. 19,990)- The Dell Venue 8 Pro got a massive price drop, making it an attractive option if you want a Windows 8.1 device. The stylus actually makes things a lot more useful here, especially if you want a tablet to go into meetings and take notes. Virtual keyboards aren't ideal for this, and the one in Windows 8.1 is difficult to use. However, the stylus makes it much better to use, especially once you pair it up with Microsoft OneNote. That combination makes it killer device for the office professional.

Asus FonePad 8, Asus FonePad 8 specs, Asus FonePad 8 price

Asus FonePad 8 (Rs 13,999)- We love the FonePad 8, as it perfectly marries good features and a great price. You won't find it under-powered, you will be happy with the battery life, and it's design makes it seem more expensive than it is. The HD screen belies its price, as it's not razor sharp while reading books or zooming in; but that's a small inconvenience, not a deal-breaker.