Here is a selection of some of the tablets that have been launched this week
Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1
Billed as the world’s first fanless, 7”, Windows 8.1 Pro fully-rugged tablet, Panasonic have jumped on one of the fastest growing market sectors.
Availability and pricing: February 2014; starting price of £1,183.
Asus VivoTab Note 8
An 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet featuring an Intel® Atom™ Z3740 quad-core processor, IPS HDdisplay and totaling just 380g.
Availability and pricing: February 2014; starting at £299.99.
Lenovo ThinkPad 8
The 8.3-inch screen boasts a resolution of 1,920 x 1,200and sports an aluminum chassis, micro-HDMI and optional 4G.
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro
Not one but three (8.4, 10.1 and 12.2-inch in size) they come with choices on processors too. 4G comes with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor otherwise you get the Exynos 5 octa-core chip.Beyond that, all have more-than-impressive 2560 x 1600 resolution screens, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 2-megapixel front camera, a strong 9500mAh battery and up to 32GB of storage, which can be boosted via microSD. You'll find 3GB RAM in the largest tablet with 2GB in the other two models.
A 10.2-inch Android-powered ruggedized tablet using Nvidia's Tegra T40 processor that interfaces directly and seamlessly with Audi vehicles via the Open Automotive Alliance and through the company's partnership with Google.