A few years ago, the only game you could play using a mobile device was the bounce or snake but thanks to technological advancements, things have greatly changed. Currently, you do not have to rely on only a PC for your online gaming, tablets can also do a great job. Playing on a tablet is far much better than on a mobile phone because tablets have bigger screens.

One of the most important elements to look for when purchasing a gaming tablet is its app selection (i.e. it should have wide range of games). Its performance is the next factor that you should consider and this is in addition to the display quality as well as how compact its design is. Below are some of the best tablets for games in 2016.

Best Gaming Tablets 2016: Acer Predator 8

This is a great android gaming tablet with well designed edges. It uses a 1.6 GHz quad core processor & an 8th generation Intel HD graphics GPU. It comes with an 8inch display and a full resolution of 1200 x 1920 pixels. It also has an onboard storage of 32 -64 GB, RAM of 2GB and a good camera.

In addition to its great processing power, this tablet also has some specific features that have been designed for android gamers. These include the 4 front facing speakers, a tactile feedback (i.e. Predator TacSense) which is specifically meant to allow one to have immersive gaming times.

Best Gaming Tablets 2016: Nvidia Shield Tablet K1

The new Shield Tablet K1 was recently announced by the company and although most hardware & software features of its predecessor were maintained, majority of the features have been improved.

This device comes with a good processor, a resolution of 1200 x 1920 pixels on an 8-inch display. The screen also has a 271 PPI density which is big enough for good graphics.

Currently, this tablet uses a customized android 5.1 lollipop but will be updated before 2016 (to android 6.0 marshmallow) – as promised by the manufacturer.

The tablet has a massive selection of games in the play store and this is in addition to the fact that it can stream PC games from a computer that is compatible with Nvidia GeForce graphics card or Nvidia’s gaming cloud network.

Best Gaming Tablets 2016: Google Pixel C

This gaming tablet that was recently launched and it has a slim aluminum build that is very compact. It runs the latest android version (6.0 marshmallow), comes with huge display of 10.2 inch whose resolution is 2560 x 1800 pixels and has a great chipset.

The maximum brightness of this tablet is 500 nits and therefore, one can even use it outside in direct sunlight. This screen may raise some portability and maneuverability problems for gamers especially when compared with more compact tablets. This is however outweighed by the many other great features.

It uses a Nvidia X1 quad core, Maxwell GPU processor, has a storage space of 32GB (going for $499) or 64 GB (going for $599) and a RAM of 3GB.

Best Gaming Tablets 2016: Apple iPad Air 2

This is also a great tablet that comes with a top-notch display of 9.7 inches and a well build quality. It has a resolution of 1536 x 2048 and a RAM of 2GB. It uses a Tri-core 1.5GHz Apple A8X processor and the Ios 8.1 operating system.

This device has gained a lot of attention from Smartphone game developers. In addition to its great processing power that allows it to handle almost any game, it also has a great camera.

Best Gaming Tablets 2016: Sony XperiaZ3 Tablet Compact

This mid-sized tablet has an 8-inch display that comes with a resolution of 1200 x 1980 pixels and a 283 PPI. It is a great gaming device that is not only compact but it also has a protection against some elements (i.e. the IP68 certified water and dust resistant). With this protection, you can play games anywhere even in the hot tub depending on your preference.

It is also very light, uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and has a RAM of 3 GB. It has SoC which uses Adreno GPU and 2.5GHz quad core Krait 400 CPU.

Best Gaming Tablets 2016: Dell Venue 8 7840

The unique design together with a well build quality is what makes it a great device to many. It has a PowerVR G6430 GPU and a 2.3GHz quad core CPU. The GPU works well in maintaining the high resolution of 1600 x2560 pixels. It is a compact tablet that has an 8.4 inch display and a PPI of 359. This is a high performing device and it is among the top gaming tablets available today.