Tablets have become an essential device for those traveling for business or pleasure. For travellers certain tablet specifications take priority over others including: size, weight, portability, LTE connectivity. Thus, 8-inch tablets are often preferred by travellers over other tablet sizes like 10-inch tablets.
Weight and Size: Lightweight and 8-inch
The size often tends to dictate the weight. When it comes to lightweight options 8-inch tablets take the stage. For those always on-the-go to the world-class backpacker, packing everything in a small suitcase or a backpack is often the lifestyle. 8 inch tablets offer both lightweight tablets and portability without sacrificing some essential functionality.
LTE Connectivity: Yes or No
Access to the Internet is always desired and often one of the main reasons for purchasing a tablet as a traveller. Since continuous Wi-Fi coverage isn’t a reality today, an LTE/3G is a necessary feature to have and to look for in an 8-inch tablet for travellers.
Performance: Powerful or Moderate
It goes without say that performance is important. Having a lightweight tablet will be useless if you cannot achieve your desired activity such as browsing the web, locating maps, watching movies on the go. Thus, with an 8-inch tablet, it is recommended to look for at least 1GB of RAM with a minimum of 16GB of internal storage.
Here are some 8-inch tablets for travellers:
This 8-inch tablet is lightweight, compact, offers high functionality and an elegant design. The resolution is also noteworthy with its 1600 x 2560-pixel AMOLED display which adjusts colours and contrast predicted by the surrounding light conditions. For the modern professional, hiker or backpacker it offers a fingerprint scanner for security and Multi Window option for productivity and multitasking.
2. 8 inch tablet Time2
The Time2 8-inch tablet comes with a sleek and durable design and does not sacrifice performance for compactness. It offers a lightweight Quad Core with a fast processor and Multi-Touch capacitive for greater efficiency on the go. Its 1280*800 pixel resolution ensures high quality viewing even on the smaller screen size. In terms of Internet connectivity, there is an option for a 3G-dongle hook up to stay connected from anywhere in the world.
Dell Venue is a fairly thin 8-inch tablet (6.1mm), with a sophisticated design, powerful hardware, making it portable and ideal for productivity. Dell Venue also offers impressive display (1600 x 2560-pixel OLED) and speakers for those planning on doing a hefty amount of viewing or gaming while traveling. For the travellers that love to capture the moment, the tablet also offers an Intel RealSense Depth camera, which enables measurements, refocus, and a number of filters.
This cost-effective 8-inch tablet offers good specifications. It has a resolution of 1280×800 pixels, nice sound quality, is moderately fast, adequate for browsing the web, and basic functions, yet it provides a 1.5GB RAM and 16GB of storage for the essential multitasking activities. The tablet also has up to 12 hours of battery life depending on the method of use, which may be a big plus for those planning to travel to remote areas.
Another 8-inch tablet that is for travellers who are looking for a device that will provide performance for a competitive price on the go. It is known for its transformation capacity into a “gaming machine” for the travellers seeking entertainment on the go. This tablet offers clear display (1920 X 1080 pixels), excellent sound, 2.2GHz Quad-Core NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor with 2GB of RAM. It does tend to fall on the heavier side of 8-inch tablets, so the weight is definitely worth taking note of when purchasing this tablet for travelling.
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