While tablets are great for playing games and watching videos, today students can benefit a great deal from bringing a slate to class. A number of textbooks are available in interactive, digital versions, which will save room in your backpack. And, with a plethora of advanced apps now available for students, a tablet could be your ultimate study companion. Here are our top five picks.
One of the least expensive tablets on the market looks and acts like a pricier slate. For under $200, you get a 12-ounce device with a powerful quad-core CPU and a colorful 7-inch screen. With access to Google’s huge library of content, including books, magazines, movies, TV shows and music, Nexus 7 has everything your student needs. Add in advanced voice input, Google Now for remembering your searches and other cool new features of Android Jelly Bean, and this ASUS-made slate is a steal.