Tablets have come on leaps and bounds over recent years, and now allow users to do everything from reading books to gaming now. This list will look at the best ones for gaming in 2015, from simple roulette casino games to racing games like Asphalt 8 (and soon, Final Fantasy VII!) that feature high end visuals.
Google Nexus 9 ($387)
The screen size of this tablet is fairly average (8.9 inches), but the resolution of 1536 x 2048 pixels (with density levels of 281-ppi) ensure pin-sharp images. It also has the state-of-the-art Android 5 Lollipop OS, enabling smooth moving between various gaming apps. On the negative side, the dual-core 2.3 GHz Denver processor is less powerful than that offered by some rival tablets.
Nvidia Shield Tablet ($299)
Many consider this the best gaming tablet of all – in large part due to the mighty punch packed by the Tegra K1 processing chip. It also provides you with 16 GB of internal storage, making it great for storing all those cutting edge games like Asphalt 8 and The Monument Valley on (not to mention the latest themed slot games). Another big plus with this tablet is the comparatively cheap price, although the 8-inch screen may put some off.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 ($299)
This mid-sized tablet gives you a Super AMOLED screen display – ensuring colour contrast levels are better than on most rivals with LCD displays. This makes it a great choice if games with hot visuals, like Modern Combat 5, are what float your gaming boat. The processor (an Exynos 5 Octa 5340 model) is no slouch in power terms either, while the slim build means all-night poker sessions won’t leave you with wrist strain.
Apple iPad Air 2 ($499)
If you want to play Final Fantasy VII right NOW — this is the tablet to do it on! The Apple iPad Air 2 has a great 9.7-inch screen, matched by 2048 x 1536 resolution, but the biggest plus point of it is Apple’s A8X CPU processor – which offers stunning levels of power. Plus the thin, light 437g body means it is another tablet that you can happily hold and play games on all night.
Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 ($324)
If getting the biggest possible screen to enjoy the superb graphics of puzzle games like The Room Two or mobile slots is what drives you – go for this tablet. The screen is a remarkable 12.2 inches, while you also get RAM of 3GB, and the S Pen for games requiring a delicate touch. The major downside is that its sheer size makes it a bulky tablet for long periods of gaming.
So which tablet do you use to do most of your gaming on?