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The Best Tablets for 2020
1) Apple iPad (10.2-Inch, 2019) – The Best Overall Tablet
Apple’s 10.2-inch iPad is a refresh of its predecessor, with an increase in the display size (up from 9.7 inches), a longer lasting battery and support for the Smart Keyboard Cover. Although it’s not innovating, it’s a great iPad for an acceptable price.
The Apple iPad 10.2-inch has an IPS LCD with 16 million colors (1620 x 2160 pixelspixels). Equipped with the Apple A10 Fusion quad-core processor (same as the older model), 3GB of RAM, and up to 128GB of internal storage (no card slot).
It’s Equipped with a 8-megapixel camera and 1.2-megapixel camera on the front. And brings a 3.5mm jack, which seems like no bug thing, but is becoming rare on Apple’s newer devices. The Li-Po 8827 mAh battery can get you an amazing 12 hours of consecutive use.
The Apple iPad (10.2-Inch, 2019) is not revolutionary, but It’s still great across the board and the most affordable iPad on the market.
2) Apple iPad Pro (12.9-inch, 2020) – The Best Premium Tablet for Power Users
It’s the “creme de la creme” of the tablet universe. With stellar performance, a spectacular vivid super bright display, awesome cameras and it stands out from its competition.
The 12.9-inch iPad Pro is the best tablet on the market for users that need extra power The new A12Z Bionic octa-core can compete against a laptops. The added cursor and trackpad support enable the iPad Pro can replace your laptop, by connecting any Bluetooth mouse or wireless trackpad.
It’s 12.9-inch wide color gamut IPS LCD with 16 million colors (2048 x 2732 pixels) is amazing and different from what is seen on any other tablet. Equipped with 6GB of RAM, and up to 1TB of internal storage (no card slot).
It’s Equipped with rear facing cameras, 12-megapixel + 10-megapixel, and a 7-megapixel camera on the front. It also comes with the new lidar sensor for next-gen AR apps.
The best tablet in the world.
3) Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 – The Best Android Tablet in the World
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 is Samsung’s latest tablet to take on the iPad and is currently the best Android tablet in the world. It brings a slick thin design, power under the cover and some added goodies such as the in-screen fingerprint reader.
It’s 10.5-inch wide Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 16 million colors (1600 x 2560pixels) and 4 speakers provide the highest quality of media playback. Equipped with a Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855 octa-core processor, up to 8GB of RAM, and up to 258GB of internal storage (with a microSDXC dedicated slot if more storage is needed), it brings very powerful specs to the table.
It’s Equipped with a dual-lense rear facing cameras, 13-megapixel + 5-megapixel, and an 8-megapixel camera on the front. One of the best camera setups on the market that won’t let you down. Comes with the quite impressive S Pen for usability and you always have the option to add a keyboard for added.
4) Microsoft Surface Pro 7 – The Best Windows Tablet
The Microsoft Surface Pro 7 is the refined premium version of windows tablets, with its enhanced performance and transition to USB-C, it’s the best merger between a tablet and a laptop that you can find on the market.
It brings a 12.3-inch display (2736 x 1824 pixels) and loudspeakers that allow you to comfortably stream video. It also brings a 8-megapixel main camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.
With its 10th-gen Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 processor, 4GB/8GB/16GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB/512GB/1T of Storage, it gives you multiple configuration options and full laptop performance. The Type Cover and Surface Pen combined with its Windows 10 software make it a highly customizable environment for professionals, giving you a user experience similar to having a laptop when needed. Battery life is a bit worse than its predecessor depending on the chosen configuration.
The slick design, high performance and versatility between tablet and laptop make the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 a great all-around option. The best for professionals or students that want to use it for laptop grade work tasks and not just as a tablet. If this windows tablet is too expensive for you, the Microsoft Surface Go is also a great option at a much more affordable price.
5) Samsung Galaxy Tab S5E – The Best Value for Money Android Tablet
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S5E is not as powerful as the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6, but gives you a cheaper option while not falling much behind. It also brings a slick thin metal design and a side-mounted fingerprint reader, but doesn’t include the S Pen. You can always add the official keyboard dock and cover for added productivity.
It’s 10.5-inch wide Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 16 million colors (1600 x 2560pixels) and 4 speakers provide the same quality of media playback as the S6. Equipped with Qualcomm SDM670Snapdragon 670 octa-core processor, up to 6GB of RAM, and up to 128GB of internal storage (with a microSDXC dedicated slot if more storage is needed), the S5E is not as powerful as the S6, but still pretty powerful.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S5E comes equipped with a 13-megapixel and an 8-megapixel camera on the front. The 7,040mAh fast charging battery gets up to 14 hours on a charge USB-C.
If the The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 is to expensive for you, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S5E can be a bargain android tablet.
6) Apple iPad Air (2019) – The Best Tablet for People on the Move
The Apple iPad Air was built with mobility in mind, for people that want a mobile entertainment system or notepad (now supporting the first-generation Apple Pencil). While it’s not as powerful as other Apple models, it still holds its ground.
It comes with a 10.5-inch has an IPS LCD with 16 million colors (1668 x 2224 pixels). It’s equipped with the Apple A12 hexa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of internal storage. Comes with an 8-megapixel camera and 7-megapixel camera on the front. The Li-Po 8134mAh battery can get you the common 10 hours of consecutive use. The 3.5mm jack can come in handy, while the older Lightning charge port at the bottom is a drawback.
The Apple iPad Air gives you a great all-around user experience and good mid-level price for an Apple device.
7) Apple iPad mini 5– The Best Smaller Tablet
The Apple iPad mini 5, is the latest update to Apple’s smallest tablets. Although its design is similar to its ancestors, its heart is different. With its A12 Bionic processor hexa-core and 3GB of RAM, it’s great for you playing video games, editing photos or streaming videos. It also brings support for the first-generation Apple Pencil allowing you to sketch anywhere.
It comes with a 7.9-inch IPS LCD display with 16 million colors (1536 x 2048 pixels) is a pleasure to read on. There’s also a 8-megapixel main camera and a 7-megapixel front-facing camera. Up to 256GB of storage and great battery life.
It’s the best blend of power and portability, easy to or watch anything, anywhere. Hands down the best option for who wants a smaller.
8) Microsoft Surface Go – Still a Great Windows Tablet on a Budget
The Microsoft Surface Go is still a good version of windows tablets and merge between a tablet and a laptop.
It’s 10-inch display (1800 x 1200 pixels) and loudspeakers are great to use as a tablet. It also brings an 8-megapixel main camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The Microsoft Surface Go tablet has 1.6GHz Intel Pentium Gold, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of Storage. The Type Cover and Surface Pen combined with its Windows 10 software give you the laptop user experience.
A great tablet for professionals or students that are looking for a Windows 10 tablet, that works extremely well as laptop and are on a budget.