Which tablet is best suited for gaming?

At this point in 2014 many of the best gaming tablets on the market are still ones that were released towards the end of last year, but there is one that has arrived since the start of 2014 that pushes things forward once again – the 2014 version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. This was already considered one of the finest tablets for gaming, but this upgrade gives you an even bigger screen and a level of image resolution higher than even the iPad Air, at 2560 x 1600. Coupled with the battery life and 1.9GHz Exynos Octa 5 processor, this is the high end tablet that will handle everything from arcade to FPS games.

However if you prefer to game on Apple tablets rather than Android ones, the iPad Air is still the top one in early 2014. The iPad Mini 2 may be slightly more portable, but the Air is light and thin enough to be easy to carry around with you and gives you a much larger 9.7 inch display. Most people will take the bigger screen, because the level of visual detail in the likes of arcade games means you need it, and both Apple tablets come with a 64 bit processor chip. This makes them genuine rivals to top Android tablets in terms of speed and power, and the Air has better image resolution levels.

Of course the main reason people choose Apple tablets is that the App Store still has the best games choice. This requires Android tablets to compensate through top-notch technical specifications – and the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 from Amazon is one 2014 arrival that seems set to do so. It has an even lighter, slimmer body (ideal if you are playing long games like RPGs or poker) and is also cheaper than the Air. However, maybe the best Android tablet of all for gaming is still the Nexus 10 from Google. This is the most complete package, with Exynos 5250 system-on-chip processor and quad-core Mali-T604 GPU ensuring even 3D games run well on it.