Now that various game apps are appearing, playing on a smartphone may be unsatisfactory in terms of performance. If you want to play comfortably on a larger screen, we recommend using a “gaming tablet”.
So this time, we will introduce you to the recommended gaming tablet. We have picked up models ranging from reasonable models to high-spec models that can enjoy heavy processing games crisply. We also explain how to choose, so please check it out.
What is a gaming tablet?
A gaming tablet is a tablet with specs that allow you to comfortably play the latest games with a lot of processing data. There is no clear distinction between gaming tablets, and it refers to tablets that have enough specs to play games.
Gaming tablets have a larger screen than smartphones, so you can play games comfortably. Also, since the specs are high, it is recommended for playing games with a large amount of communication such as FPS and action games.
How to choose a gaming tablet
iPad OS (iOS)
iPadOS is an OS developed and provided by Apple. Since it can be operated intuitively, even first-time users and those with little knowledge of electronic devices can use it comfortably. iPadOS is the only tablet in the iPad series, but the point is that the OS and product parts are easy to optimize and the quality is stable.
Also, the OS is updated frequently, so it can support the latest game apps as long as the specs are there. Therefore, it is recommended for those who want to continue using it for a long time. Another advantage is the high level of security. It’s expensive because of its high quality, but you can enjoy the game comfortably.
Android is an OS developed and provided by Google. Since it can be used and developed free of charge by any manufacturer, various models have appeared both in Japan and overseas. The point is that there are many options. Prices tend to be cheaper than models with iOS.
Since there is a high degree of freedom in changing settings such as the home screen, it is also possible to customize in detail so that it is easy for you to use. In addition, since a micro SD card can be used, it is also attractive that you can increase the storage capacity when it runs out.
However, please keep in mind that there may be problems in the operation of the game application depending on the model or OS update.
Check CPU specs
number of cores
A core is a circuit inside the CPU that actually performs processing work. Basically, the more cores you have, the more powerful your CPU will be and the faster it will do your work. If you want to play games smoothly and comfortably, choose a CPU with as many cores as possible.
If you want to enjoy heavy processing games such as FPS and action games, we recommend a high-end CPU with 8 cores (octacore) or more. However, prices tend to be higher.
On the other hand, if you want to play card games, puzzle games, etc. that are not so heavy, even a 4-core (quad-core) or 6-core (hexa-core) middle-end CPU is sufficient.
The clock frequency is a numerical value that indicates how fast a signal emitted when one core executes processing is handled per second. The unit is expressed in “Hz (Hertz)”, and the higher the number, the more processing can be done in the same amount of time. In other words, it means that the processing performance of the CPU is excellent.
2.5GHz or higher is suitable for playing games with heavy processing such as FPS, and 2.0GHz or higher is suitable for playing games that require relatively light processing such as card games.
However, the higher the clock frequency of the CPU, the higher the price of the terminal. Also, keep in mind that there are some drawbacks, such as the battery being consumed quickly.
Check memory capacity
Memory, also known as “RAM (Random Access Memory)”, is a part that temporarily stores data during work. It is a part that performs processing work like the CPU, and the larger the capacity, the larger the processing can be done at once. Therefore, if you want to enjoy the game smoothly without unstable operation, please choose a model with a large memory capacity.
3GB or more is recommended for light-processing games such as puzzle games. On the other hand, models with a memory capacity of 6GB or more are suitable for games with heavy processing such as FPS.
Check storage capacity
Storage is a part that stores image, video, music data, installed software, OS, etc. The more storage you have, the more games you can store.
For example, game apps that use 3D graphics such as action games and racing games require 1 to 2 GB of storage capacity, and 2D graphics puzzle games and RPG game apps require 250 MB to 1 GB of storage capacity.
If you have a limited number of games you want to play, 16-32GB will suffice. If you want to play a lot of games, the 32-64GB model is recommended. Also, if you want to use it for purposes other than games, please choose the storage capacity with more leeway.
Select by screen size
7 to 8 inches
A 7 to 8 inch gaming tablet is a compact size that can be held with one hand. Recommended for those who want to enjoy the game while traveling by train or on the go. Another point is that it works well with game apps that have a vertical screen. However, since the screen size is not so large, it may be difficult to play games that require detailed operations.
The 10-inch gaming tablet has an easy-to-see screen and excellent operability. Due to its large body size, it is not very suitable for enjoying games on the move or on the go, but it is recommended for those who want to play games at home. In addition, since it is compatible with sideways screen games, you can comfortably play FPS and action games.
12 inches or more
Gaming tablets of 12 inches or more are very large, so you can enjoy the powerful game world. In addition, the large screen makes it easy to perform detailed operations and you can play the game comfortably.
However, due to its weight, it is not suitable for playing games while holding the main unit. It is recommended to connect a mouse, keyboard, controller, etc. and play like a stationary game.
Choose by battery life
Battery life is also important for comfortable gaming. Battery capacity is expressed in units of mAh (milliampere hours). The higher the number, the longer the battery lasts, so you can play the game longer.
If you want to enjoy the game for a long time without worrying about the battery level, we recommend a model with at least 5000mAh or more. With a battery capacity of 8000mAh or more, you can enjoy games on the go without worry.
However, keep in mind that even with the same battery capacity, the battery life will vary depending on the model and the game you play.
Recommended manufacturers of gaming tablets
“Apple” is a global company that develops and sells digital products such as iPhone, MacBook, AirPods, Apple Watch, and software for various products. It also has a high market share in Japan.
As a gaming tablet, iPad Pro, iPad Air, and iPad are recommended among the iPad series. Because it is excellent in terms of various specifications and security, the price tends to be high, but you can enjoy the game crisply and comfortably.
“NEC” is an electric manufacturer that manufactures and sells personal computers, telecommunications equipment, etc., and is responsible for the Internet business. As a gaming tablet, the LAVIE series is being deployed.
The compact size of about 8 inches is lined up, and it is attractive that you can carry it around and enjoy the game on the go. In addition, the price is relatively reasonable, so it is recommended for those who purchase a gaming tablet for the first time.