The Best Tablets
While tablets haven’t yet become an essential need yet, they definitely prove to be useful. So, when a smartphone falls too short and a laptop’s too big of a jump, tablets swoop in and take the reins. The best tablets of today being just about ready to take a laptop’s place with their new and innovative desktop features along with their numerous other great qualities. Here we’ve compiled a list of the best of the best tablets that never fail to bring value to their prices.
Apple iPad Pro 11 2018
The Best Tablet/iPad for Photo and Video Editing.
OS: iOS 12 | Screen size: 11-inch | Resolution: 2388 x 1668 | CPU: A12X Bionic chip | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 64GB/256GB/512GB/1TB | microSD slot: No | Battery: 10,891mAh | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 7MP | Weight: 1.03 pounds | Charging: USB-C
- Liquid Retina Display
- 600 nits brightness
- ProMotion technology
- True depth camera system
- Needs Apple Pencil 2
Apple iPad Pro is one of the best overall tablets in the market; its 11-inch display model cost starts from $799, while it’s 12.9-inch display cost starts from $999, it’s expensive but affordable for those who need the elite features. The liquid retina display is an absolute monster in terms of color accuracy, and resolution. It has subpixel processing anti-aliasing, which means the display is stunningly clear and easy to navigate wherever you go from the brightest sunlight to dark caves, and equipped with promotion technology, and decreased bezel size, packed with a ton of technological tweaks; thinner speakers redesigned 12MP camera.
Apple iPad pro can essentially be anything you need, from a tablet, notebook to a mobile phone, canvas, and keyboard, it’s prepared for everything. It comes at two editions, one with a larger screen, and higher price and resolution, one with the relatively smaller screen, lower price and negligently lower resolution that fits with screen size, it’s definitely worth buying if you have the budget for it.
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 (2017)
The Best Tablet/iPad for Gaming.
OS: iOS 11 | Screen size: 10.5-inch | Resolution: 1668 x 2224 | CPU: A10X Fusion | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 64GB/256GB/512GB | microSD slot: No | Battery: 8,134mAh | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 7MP
- 120hz display
- Long lasting battery
- Difficult file transfer
- No mouse support
Apple iPad Pro comes with a compact well-built body, with an absolutely captivating and amazing LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, and precise 16M colors, along with extremely high-resolution multi-touch 1668 x 2224 pixels, 4:3 ratio (~265 ppi density). The scratch-resistant glass making it retain its impeccable screen quality, a 12 MP main camera, and 7 MP selfie camera for those who love taking pictures, and not only that but it has a powerful nonremovable battery that manages to work up to 10 hours! It’s definitely a device that should only be bought and not brushed aside.
Microsoft Surface Pro
The Best Tablet for Window Lovers.
OS: Windows 10 Pro | Screen size: 12.3-inch | Resolution: 1824 x 2736 | CPU: Intel Core m3, i5 or i7 | RAM: 4GB/8GB/16GB | Storage: 128GB/256GB/512GB/1TB | microSD slot: Yes | Battery: up to 13.5 hours video playback | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 5MP
- Ultralight and versatile
- Comes with a surface pen
- Surface pen and cover sold separately
Microsoft Surface Pro is a highly competitive, extremely powerful, light and smooth technology powered tablet. The 12.3” PixelSense gives it a remarkably detailed experience, and its display features 267 PPI resolution for eye candy. It also has SSD storage for ultimate speed, moreover, 5.0MP front-facing camera for ultimate selfies with 1080p Skype HD video for over the internet socializing, and 8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p Full HD video. Not only that but dual microphones for clear and cut sound transmission and 1.6W Stereo speakers with Dolby Audio Premium. It definitely redeems the price with its features.
Apple iPad 9.7 2018
The Best Budget Tablet/iPad.
OS: iOS 11 | Screen size: 9.7-inch | Resolution: 1536 x 2048 | CPU: A10 Fusion | RAM: 2GB | Storage: 32GB/128GB | microSD slot: No | Battery: TBC | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 1.2MP
- Much cheaper than other apple models
- Retina display
- Screen size relatively smaller
- Cut back on camera quality
For someone on a budget, the Apple iPad is probably the best tablet they can go for. You get a good enough tablet on a price much lower than that of all the other iPad Pros. An A10 Fusion chipset along with Apple Pencil support bringing it closer in competition to Apple’s other high-end iPad products. You get a 32GB/128GB variant but there is no 256GB option. While the iPad (2018) may not pack the high-end features, with its cheap price, it seems too good to be true.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
The Best Tablet for Android Lovers.
OS: Android 8.1 | Screen size: 10.5-inch | Resolution: 1600 x 2560 | CPU: Snapdragon 835 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 64GB/256GB | microSD slot: Yes | Battery: 7,300mAh | Rear camera: 13MP | Front camera: 8MP
- Sharp, beautiful display
- PC desktop-like display
- Samsung-S pen included
- Keyboard book cover is not included
- S pen feels useless
While the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 promises to give, it refuses to deliver at some points. It’s definitely a step up from its predecessor the S3 with the larger screen and much longer battery life. What we really liked here, though was the ‘Samsung Dex’ concept, Samsung introduced with this tablet. Because now with the S4 you not only get a full touchscreen tablet experience but it also tends to serve as a replacement for a desktop, one that’s tiny and portable.
But while the desktop idea seems very appealing, Samsung couldn’t really pull it off with the S4. Non-touch-friendly UI, performance issues and the questionable optional keyboard pulls down the appeal of it all. It’s still a great tablet with an innovative new side to it. It may not have been able to pull off the ‘Dex’, but the other aspects, the top-notch display for one is probably one of the best we’ve seen as of yet.
Amazon Fire HD 10
The Best Tablet for Reading Ebooks.
OS: Fire OS| Screen size: 10.1-inch | Resolution: 1280×800 pixels| CPU: S MediaTek MT8173| RAM: 2GB | Storage: 32/64GB | microSD slot: Yes | Battery: 3.830mAh | Rear camera: 2MP | Front camera: VGA unit
- Loud, stereo speakers
- Alexa is useful
- Underwhelming screen
- Amazon’s Fire OS
The Amazon Fire HD 10 isn’t exactly a stellar tablet at an affordable price. While it does cover the affordable department, it falls back on giving value for what you expect from a good tablet. However, this 10-inch monstrosity excels in watching videos what with its stereo speakers along with Dolby Audio bringing the Fire’s sound quality up a whole another level. The memory expansion with the microSD slot covers distance, Apple’s pricier tablets sorely fall behind on. The order could be yelled from across the room, and Alexa would make sure to follow up. While the tablet isn’t the best of the best, it tends to get the job done and at $150, it’s more than enough.