Tablets have started to outsell laptops in the past few years, thanks to their sheer versatility. Now with the addition of a keyboard and tons more apps, many people don’t think twice before opting for a tablet, for work or fun.
If you are on the lookout for a new tablet, here’s our suggestions, starting with the lowest priced.
You can’t go wrong with the Amazon Fire for great value. It’s a good tablet for a first timer, or for a child or teenager. Comes with a 7” screen, has a really easy to use interface, and features Amazon Underground, which gives you thousands of apps for free.
Another Amazon tablet here, this time with an 8” display and a higher screen resolution, Comes with stereo speakers and a longer battery life of 12 hours. Available in 16GB and 32GB with a reducing blue light feature to make night time reading easier.
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 – £314.99
This tablet uses a technology called Super AMOLED, which provides extremely vibrant colours that make the screen pop out. Great display thanks to this, which is 8”, nice and thin too and lightweight. Works well as an e-reader as you can hold it for longer.
The Air 2 has a nice 9.7” display and comes with a fingerprint sensor to unlock it, it is lightweight and thin and beautiful to look at and use. Good software from Apple means you have more versatility.
A large 10.2” screen here that uses Android and is bright and vibrant. Comes with an additional keyboard that you attach and uses Bluetooth to connect, which does mean a very slight delay when typing.
If you want power, versatility, super slim and a lightweight tablet then this is probably going to tick all your boxes. A great midrange price for the best tablet we can recommend. Responsive, gorgeous to use, built to a high quality, there are optional extras such as the £99 Pencil which we loved using. Four speakers give exceptional sound, screen colours are vibrant, what can we say? Buy it.
A good Android tablet that is super thin, lightweight and a beauty to behold. Extremely high resolution on the 10.1” display and it’s waterproof so you don’t have to worry if you want to watch your favourite soap episode when you are showering. You get a clip-on keyboard included and those who have a PlayStation 4 can stream games from it to the tablet.
This tablet has one of the biggest screens, coming in at a whopping 12.9” but still remains quite lightweight. Good battery life at 10 hours with vibrant colours and responsive display. One of the most versatile tablets as it is compatible with the Apple Pencil and keyboard. 9.7” screen also available.
- Microsoft Surface Pro 4 – from £749
Microsoft made much of the kickstand that comes with this tablet, but it also includes a stylus, a screen size of 12.3” and you can opt for a cover that includes a keyboard. Has a range of top security measures, such as unlocking the tablet by just looking at it.
- Microsoft Surface Book – from £1,599
This looks like a laptop, but the screen detaches to work as a tablet. It comes with a stylus and has a great battery life and has a huge display of 13.5” with options of storage at 128GB to 1TB. Great for projects that require power and battery and to capacity to store large amounts of data.