Gaming on the go has not only been empowered by innovation, but it is now positively encouraged. Offering an experience to match console and desktop gaming, smartphones and tablets have advanced to a level where they deliver incredible graphics, responsive controls and immersive fun.
The range of tablets for gaming is particularly diverse at present, so here are five of the best to set you on your way.
The Nvidia Shield Tablet
The world’s first dedicated gaming tablet, the Nvidia Shield is an impressive 8-inch, Android influenced slate that provide players with access to a huge range of games. Powered by an advanced processor and equipped with a stylus for responsive use, the Shield also enables cross-platform gaming experiences and is available with standard controller to help players make the transition from consoles.
The EVGA Tegra Note 7
While this tablet is not designated for gaming purposes, it’s pure Android base offers users access to an incredible range of games and apps through the Google Play store. It also includes a functional and extremely well-integrated stylus, which optimises gameplay and makes for a more responsive experience when playing some titles.
The Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7
Powered by a depth of innovation, the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 has been equipped with an incredibly powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 system-on-chip. It also features an extremely slick and impressive display, while the delivery of frame rates is second only to the all-conquering Nvidia Shield. Despite the competition, this is one of the finest Android tablets on the market, whether you have a set of casino games to play or an episodic adventure to enjoy online.
The Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9
Succeeding the previous tablet was a tall order, but this is something that has been achieved with some style. This 8.9 inch Fire HDX also boasts the impressive and purposeful Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 system-on-chip, while the screen manages to retain its sharpness and clarity despite being enlarged. The larger display makes for an even better experience as it happens, although it is obviously a little more expensive.
The Google Nexus 7
One of the first and few tablets to support the open source software OpenGL 3.0, this tablet makes up for the lack of cutting-edge GPU hardware with a support system that supercharges the performance of the device’s Snapdragon S4 Pro. Players are therefore able to optimise the performance of device and elevate their enjoyment of individual games onto new and ground-breaking levels.