What is the best tablet of 2014? For powerful processor, crisp retina display, long battery life and the mother load of great apps, the iPad 4 is one of the best tablets 2014.
PROs: The newly designed A6X processor is really fast and tightly designed for the iPad. This compares to other more general processors which are used in a multitude of systems. By designing the A6X just for the iPad Apple has been able to eek out every last bit of efficiency. The sharp retina display is also one of the key reasons the iPad 4 is among the best tablets 2014. Their retina display has raised the bar for tablet screen quality in general as well as related apps such as camera, video, design and gaming. However if you were to identify one true killer app so to speak for the iPad 4 being among the best tablets 2014 then it would be its war chest of available apps. Sure other top tablet ecosystems like android have similar volumes of apps however no one will argue about the difference in quality. The reality is when app developers design an app they develop a version for the iPad first then others later. This may change in the future but today you often get an app tweaked to fit on android rather than originally designed for android. This inevitably leads to a better app experience on the iPad 4 hence when it leads the pack when it comes to apps amongst the best tablets of 2014.
CONs: When it comes to the best tablets 2014 cost is always a factor. Unfortunately for the iPad 4 this is expected to be its shortcomings for some time to come. They have managed to mitigate this expensive tablet persona by launching a smaller 7 inch iPad mini but even that is expensive for its category. In the end Apple is content with being at the high end of the market so long as there are enough buyers. A second fault of the iPad 4 is
not unique to the iPad but also plagues other top tablets 2014. That is the lack of expandable storage. Due to the iPads cost when you buy it then you buy it for a while. Therefore it can be quite frustrating if you purchase the wrong tablet storage size since you cannot expand it later. These days tablet storage goes by pretty quick. Another general drawback for the iPad 4 is the iOS ecosystem in general. The iOS ecosystem is closed compared to Android and some customers and developers alike complain about its lack of openness. However on the flip side you could argue that its this tight control which has enabled Apple to maintain high quality in both design and apps from developers making the iPad consistently one of the best tablets 2014.