The countdown to Christmas is on and if you haven’t ventured out to do your Christmas shopping don’t worry – the Tech Guide 12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas is here to help.
Today we’re talking about tablets and e-readers.
Tablets have become a vital part of our day to day lives with uses for both work and play.
Many tablets have even become powerful enough to replace our laptops.
And if you love reading, the an e-reader can not only hold all your favourite books but it can also be the store where you can buy the latest titles.
Here are Tech Guide’s 12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas:
DAY 6: Tablets/e-readers (Dec 10)
DAY 7: Drones/Gadgets (Dec 11)
DAY 8: Smart/IoT devices (Dec 12)
DAY 9: In-car gadgets (Dec 13)
DAY 10: TVs/Blu-Ray/4K (Dec 16)
DAY 11: Appliances (Dec 17)
DAY 12: Computers (Dec 18)
DAY 6: TABLETS/E-READERS
APPLE iPAD – From $529
The entry-level now has a 10.2-inch screen and is now compatible with Apple Pencil.
And it also has the side connectors so you can attach a keyboard and get some work done as well.
Whether you want a device for education or as a laptop alternative, it’s hard to go past the iPad.
APPLE iPAD PRO – From $1,229
If you truly want a laptop replacement while staying in the Apple ecosystem, then the iPad Pro will do the trick.
Available in 11-inch and 12.9-inch versions, the iPad Pro has an edge to edge screen and is powered by the A12X Bionic chip to ensure it can handle whatever task you throw at it as well as the latest cutting edge games.
APPLE iPAD AIR – From $779
Apple’s iPad Air along now includes the A12 Bionic chip and support for Apple Pencil.
The 10.5-inch iPad Air offers a 70 per cent improvement in performance but
comes with an affordable price.
iPad Air also offers works with Apple Pencil which offers an accurate, natural and responsive drawing and writing experience.
Apple Pencil can now be used within popular apps including Procreate, Noteability and Microsoft Office.
SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB S5E – From $649
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e has a 10.5-inch tablet that is slim and light but still offering top tier performance in a huge battery capacity.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e is just 5.5mm thick and weighs just 400g.
The device has a refreshed design and a sleek metal body that will be available in silver, black and gold.
SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB S6 – From $1,099
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 which will tick all the boxes for customers when it comes to creating, connecting and being entertained on the move.
The tablet has a 10.5-inch Super AMOLED display to provide an impressive viewing and gaming experience.
Also on board are quad speakers tuned by AKG and also featuring Dolby Atmos.
And it is truly light and portable with a wafer-thin thickness of 5.7mm while tipping the scales at a mere 420g.
The new device comes with Samsung’s S Pen which can not only allow users to write and draw on the screen but also offer remote control functionality.
SURFACE PRO 7 – From $1,249
The Surface Pro 7 is now powered by the new 10th Generation Intel Core processor and retains the iconic design that has become popular with customers and business users.
It has both USB-A and USB-C ports on board and an all-day battery.
SURFACE PRO X – From $1,699
The Surface Pro X is the thinnest, lightest and most powerful Surface Pro ever at just 5.33mm thick.
It also has bezels that are 33 per cent thinner to give users the feel of a 13-inch edge to edge touchscreen in the chassis of a 12-inch device.
The new Surface Pro X Signature Keyboard also has room for pen docking and charging.
ALCATEL 3T 10 AUDIO STATION AND TABLET – $324
Alcatel has always been a brand that offers great value and its latest product – the 3T 10 Audio Station – delivers once again. It includes both a 10-inch tablet and a Bluetooth speaker for the one low price.
The Alcatel 3T 10 Audio Station includes a 10-inch high definition tablet and a Bluetooth speaker that acts as the charging stand as well.
It is priced at just $324 and available now from Telstra.
When connected users can enjoy an immersive cinematic experience at home and on the move.
KINDLE – 2019 EDITION – $139
The Kindle has set the benchmark for e-readers over the years and the latest and most affordable model has inherited features introduced in more expensive models including an adjustable front light.
Priced at $139, the entry level Kindle provides an ideal reading experience which can be enjoyed inside and outside and in all kinds of light conditions.
The first thing you notice when you turn on the 6-inch glare-free display which has 167ppi (pixels per inch) is how great the text looks – it’s just like printed words on a page.
Under the hood is updated electronic ink technology for even better contrast.