The Thinnest Winners: 8 Tablets Under 7mm
Last week we brought you a list of the thinnest smartphones measuring at under 6mm. This time we’re going for tablets. These slates are currently the thinnest of the bunch, so if you don’t like your tablet chunky, have a pick at our list of 8 tablets under 7mm.
Nokia N1 – 6.9mm
Starting this lineup is Nokia’s first Android tablet, the N1. Announced in November of last year, this 7.9-inch tablet (324ppi) comes with Gorilla Glass 3, Intel Atom Z3580 quad-core CPU, reversible micro-USB 2.0 Type C port, 5,300mAh battery, and Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Sony Xperia Tablet Z – 6.9mm
Announced and released in 2013, the Xperia Tablet Z may be the oldest device in this list but shouldn’t be scoffed at. This 10.1-inch slate (224ppi) sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core CPU, IP57-certified body, 6,000mAh battery, and now runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 – 6.6mm
Announced in June last year, the Galaxy Tab S 8.4, aside from its thin body, is a thing of beauty. It has an 8.4-inch Super AMOLED display (359ppi), Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core CPU, fingerprint sensor, 4,900mAh battery, and Android 4.4.2 KitKat.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 – 6.6mm
The Galaxy Tab S 8.4’s bigger brother, the Galaxy Tab S 10.5, also made it on this list and also as thin as its smaller brother. It packs a 10.5-inch Super AMOLED display (288ppi), Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core CPU, fingerprint sensor, 7,900mAh battery, and Android 4.4.2 KitKat.
Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact – 6.4mm
Announced in September 2014, the Xperia Z3 Tablet is Sony’s latest tablet. It has an 8-inch display (283ppi), Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core CPU, 4,500mAh battery, Android 4.4.2 Kitkat (upgradable to Android 5.0 Lollipop), and an IP68-certified body.
Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet – 6.4mm
The Xperia Tablet Z’s successor, the Xperia Z2 Tablet was announced in February 2014. Like its predecessor, the Xperia Z2 Tablet has a 10.1-inch display at 224ppi and a water resistant body. It sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core CPU, IP58-certified body, 6,000mAh battery, and Android 4.4.2 Kitkat (upgradable to Android 5.0 Lollipop).
Apple iPad Air 2 – 6.1mm
Apple’s thinnest tablet to date, the iPad Air 2. Announced in October 2014, the popular slate features a 9.7-inch display (264ppi), Apple A8X CPU, Touch ID fingerprint sensor, and runs on iOS 8. Compared to its predecessor, the iPad Air (7.5mm), the iPad Air 2 is thinner by 1.4mm.
Dell Venue 8 7000 – 6.1mm
The only Android slate that can currently match the Apple iPad Air 2’s thin frame is the Dell Venue 8 7000 Series which is also the thinnest Android to date. Announced in the same month as the iPad Air 2, the Venue 8 7000 packs an 8.4-inch OLED display (359ppi), Intel Atom Z3580 quad-core CPU (same as the Nokia N1), and Android 4.4.2 Kitkat (upgradable to Android 5.0 Lollipop).
Lenovo’s Yoga Tablet 2 8.0 wasn’t able to go thinner than 7mm but it deserves a mention nonetheless. Also announced in October 2014, the Yoga Tablet 2 8.0-inch sports an 8-inch display (283ppi), Intel Atom Z3745 quad-core CPU, 6,400mAh battery, built-in 3-stage kickstand, and runs on Android 4.4.2 Kitkat.