Tablets have been, for a while, slowly and steadily replacing laptops. With a screen size big enough for any operation and a battery life that many laptops can’t even think of, tablets have become the perfect substitutes for laptops.
The year 2017 is a great one if you want to buy a tablet. There is an abundance of the options that are available to you. Moreover, there is something for everyone. With tablets from all three ecosystems of Android, iOS, and Windows, the market right now is filled with sensational tablets.
We bring to you 9 of the best tablets that you can currently buy. Take a look:
#1. Apple Ipad Pro
• 12.9-inch, 2,048 x 2,732 resolution IPS display
• Dual-core A9X processor and 4GB of RAM
• Four stereo speakers, optional Apple Pencil and Keyboard Cover
If you look at an iPad and think "if only it were bigger" then the iPad Pro is for you. To create something between an iPad, a MacBook, and the Surface Pro, Apple released the 12.9-inch tablet late in 2015 with a focus on creativity and productivity. New features in iOS let you use two apps side-by-side, and the optional keyboard makes it easier to type. As for getting creative, the optional Apple Pencil is ideal. It's accurate and, unlike the Surface Pro 4, suffers almost no latency. The only let down is the lack of high-end, professional apps, which makes the iPad Pro an addition to, rather than a replacement for, existing devices. Beyond this, it has a great screen and four great speakers. It's rather expensive if you just want to watch Netflix, but it's a great option for anyone who wants to write notes or be creative on the move.
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#2. Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
• 9.7-inch 2,048X1,536 IPS display
• Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM, 32GB internal storage
• S-Pen included
Samsung's latest high-end tablet is good, and it's even great in some areas, but the poor software lets it down. Android just isn't built for tablets, and the multitasking implementation is far from the best. Still, this tablet is perfect for media, thanks to the HDR display and impressive battery life. It also comes with an S-Pen in the box, which is accurate and easy to write and draw with.
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#3. Google Pixel C
• 10.2-inch, 2,560 x 1,800 LCD display
• Nvidia Tegra X1 chip
• Optional keyboard cover
The Pixel C by Google is its first entry into the tablet market, and it looks like a solid start. The huge screen size is ideal for so many things including watching movies and playing your favorite games. Being a Google product, Pixel C is assured of getting quick and timely upgrades in the future and also runs on stock Android. It is surely a great tab for power users and Android purists.
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#4. Microsoft Surface Pro 4
• 12.3-inch screen
• Intel Core I processors
• N-Trig active designer pen
Microsoft has more or less nailed the tablet formula now, as evidenced by the Surface Pro 4. It's a minor update to the Pro 3 in many respects, but it's a very complete and thoughtful product that's ideal for anyone who demands a tablet fit for any situation. Most of the core elements are the same, including the wonderful fully-adjustable hinge, but the screen is a smidgen larger – 12.3-inches now. The Surface Pen is excellent, despite some slight issues with latency, but the star is the screen. It's arguably the best screen on any tablet – it's sharp, colorful and very accurate.
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#5. Apple Ipad Pro 9.7 Inch
• 9.7-inch 2,048X1,536 True Tone screen
• Apple A9X CPU with2GB RAM
• Support for Apple Pencil, Smart Keyboard
Apple's 9.7-inch iPad Pro won't replace your laptop. We're sure of that. But it is a fantastic tablet with a stunning display, iconic build, and access to the huge iOS App Store. Let's start with the display; while it's the same resolution as the iPad Air 3, it features something called True Tone tech. This dynamically adjusts the display depending on your environment, making it easier to read in darker conditions. Like the bigger iPad Pro, it has Apple's A9X CPU, and it handles everything with ease, even 4K video editing. There's also support for a duo of add-ons, the addictive Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard. Both are pricey, but great additions to the slate.
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#6. Huawei Mediapad M3
• 8.4-inch 2560X1440 display
• Kirin 950 CPU, 4GB RAM, 32GB storage
• Great speakers
Huawei's latest mini tablet might be a pricey piece of kit, but it does what it sets out to do very well. The 8.4-inch 3560 x 1600 resolution display is great, while the full internal combination of the Kirin 950 and 4GB RAM make it snappy and quick to use. The media experience is improved further by the great-sounding speakers. It looks good too, with a sturdy metal and glass body that certainly has a similar look to the brand's flagship P9 smartphone.
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#7. Nvidia Shield K1
• 8-inch, 1,920 x 1,200 IPS display
• Nvidia Tegra K1 processor and 2GB of RAM
• 16GB storage and microSD expansion
Nvidia's second tablet for gamers is even better. The Shield Tablet K1 builds on the formula of the last as it uses the same 8-inch, Full HD display. It's slim and understated, and we like the combination of rubber and soft-touch plastic, which makes the K1 nice to hold. Gaming grunt comes from Nvidia's Tegra K1 processor, which is every bit as powerful as you'd expect. It's certainly among the very fastest chips found on any Android device, so there are no problems there.
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#8. Amazon Fire HD 6
• 6-inch 1,280X800 pixel IPS screen
• Mediatek MT8135 quad-core CPU
• Fire OS
Think tablets start at seven inches? Think again. Amazon has produced a six-inch tablet, and its low price makes it an obvious choice for those looking to tool up the kids with their very first tablet. There’s no need to keep this one just for the youngsters, though, as it’s easily the best tablet we’ve seen at this price to date. The IPS screen is pretty good, with its just-over-720p resolution giving a sharper image than most budget 7-inch tablets. It uses Fire OS rather than ‘normal’ Android, though, meaning it’s best for people who don’t mind being bombarded with Amazon services like Amazon MP3 and Amazon Instant Video. It’s also quite chunky and thick, but for the price, it’s a kind of hot deal.
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#9. Asus Zenpad 3S 10
• 9.7-inch, 1536X20148 pixel display
• Mediatek MT8176 CPU
With an iPad-like design, the Asus ZenPad is something of a direct rival to Apple's best tablets with an alternative operating system. The screen is sharp and bright, and the power is decent - if not a well-known chipset running things. The battery life and build quality aren't quite up to Apple's standards, but then again, neither is the price - a good option if you want a larger screen for less.
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