When gamers want to take their gaming to the next level, there are many accessories that can help with that. But, the table on which you play your favorite game may be one of the most important pieces of gaming equipment you own! There are numerous options available, but which ones are best? Here’s our guide to the top 5 gaming tables on the market today.
Sleek and Sturdy
Though your living room may not offer much in terms of tabletop gaming space, there’s nothing to stop you from setting up a card table near your couch. Backgammon and other board games rely on long-term strategies, but they’re also dependent on chance. While luck is an element of any game, certain boards minimize risk by streamlining long-term decisions—and Backgammon accomplishes just that. It’s not that difficult to learn how to play: Once you understand how to capture pieces and earn points, it’s time to put together a strategy. One of my favorite features about these tables is that they’re portable. If you’re like me, you have a few people over on a regular basis to enjoy time with friends playing games.
Amazon Fire HD 10
The Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet brings Alexa to gaming tables around your house. It’s a tablet that works with other Alexa-enabled devices and gives you access to tens of thousands of games and apps. The gaming experience is enhanced by a full HD display and two speakers with Dolby Atmos technology. The Fire OS lets you easily navigate through tens of thousands of apps, games, movies, TV shows, books, music and more from Amazon Video and Netflix.
Apple iPad Pro
iOS users who love to game will be thrilled with Apple’s latest iPad Pro. Its 2048-by-1536 screen sports a pixel density of 264 ppi, and it’s one of just two tablets (the other being Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4) that can hook up to an external monitor through its USB Type-C port.
Nvidia Shield K1
The Nvidia Shield K1 has one of the best pieces of hardware available on a set-top box: Nvidia’s Tegra X1 processor. This chip, made specifically for Android TV boxes, is more powerful than anything else on Google’s platform—and it shows in gaming performance. If you want to play classic Android games like Cut The Rope and GTA Vice City, then look no further than Nvidia’s Shield K1.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 has a crisp 9.7-inch screen that displays full HD video. It’s equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor and 4GB of RAM, which makes it a speedy device. Battery life varies depending on what apps you use, but it should last you a full day or more while playing games.
Lenovo YOGA Tab 3 Pro
The Lenovo YOGA Tab 3 Pro has a 10.1-inch screen that rotates a full 360 degrees, allowing you to watch movies and play games in any position. Its great for gaming, because you can put it on your lap and not have to worry about dropping it. It’s also fairly cheap for such a nice tablet! The Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro is one of our top picks for best gaming tablet.