What is the average consumer to do when researching personal electronics and facing so many terms with which they have little familiarity. Many turn to customer satisfaction and reviews to see what fellow purchasers had to say. One great place to check is Amazon, which features customer ratings and reviews from those who bought the product. The website features some great tablets for less than $500, and here are those with the highest customer ratings:
Samsung Galaxy Tab S
With its 10.5-inch display, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S garnered 4.4 out of five stars from Amazon customers, who called it the best Android tablet ever created thanks to its excellent color and incredible contrast. Available in Titanium Bronze or Dazzling White, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S features a 16GB flash memory, an 8MP rear-facing camera as well as a 2.1MP front-facing camera, and a fingerprint scanner.
Kindle Fire HDX
Amazon customers love the Kindle Fire HDX tablet with an 8.9-inch display, awarding it 4.3 out of 5 stars and praising its crisp picture and clear audio. A surprisingly light large-screen tablet, this Kindle Fire model features an ultra-fast 2.2GHz quad-core processor, an 8MP rear-facing camera and offer more than 100,000 apps and games through Amazon’s Appstore, including a new paid app for free each day.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition earned an impressive 4.3 out of 5 stars from Amazon customers, who loved its crystal-clear resolution and excellent software collection. Operated by Android Jelly Bean, this Galaxy notebook features a 32GB flash memory, an 8MP rear camera that includes LED flash and a 10.1-inch display with 4 million pixels.
ASUS Transformer Book T100TA-H2-GR
This Asus touchscreen laptop has a detachable keyboard and a 10.1-inch display. Amazon customers awarded it a healthy 4 out of 5 stars, saying they liked that it offered “the best of both worlds” of a laptop and a tablet. The Transformer Book features a 500GB hard drive, a 1.2MP Webcam and pre-installed full license MS Office Home and Student 2013 software.