Tablets occupy a strange middle ground; they’re larger than smartphones with many of the same features, yet smaller than laptops with less computer capability.
However, a dedicated non-phone gadget for online browsing, art, or sharing with the kids has its place in the digital world; the issue is finding out exactly what you want it for. Do you simply want a larger screen to browse the web, watch movies, or read e-books on? Or do you require a tablet with a pen so that you can draw, take notes, or sign documents?
After you’ve decided what you want to do with the tablet, you’ll need to figure out what kind of tablet you want to buy…
Do you want a tablet that syncs with your other Apple or Samsung devices, for example?
Finally, you must select how much you are willing to spend and the size of the tablet you want to purchase — these two considerations are intertwined. You should also keep in mind that most tablets don’t come with many attachments, such as a case, keyboard, mouse, or even a stylus; therefore, you need a budget for those.
iPad Mini At 499 dollars
The new iPad mini abandons its predecessors’ traditional design favoring the fuller-screen and squared-off sides of the higher-end iPad Air. The iPad mini is essentially a shrunk-down version of the iPad Air. It boasts a Touch ID built into the power button and compatibility for the new Apple Pencil and a USB-C connector for rapid charging and data transfer. It’s more expensive than the entry-level iPad, but you get a lot more for your money. The only significant drawback (apart from the price) is that the new iPad mini is not compatible with Apple’s fancy Magic Keyboard due to its small size.
iPad Pro At 799 dollars
The iPad Pro is mainly targeted towards creative professionals, but its improved display and processing power make it a decent upgrade choice even for those who aren’t very artistic. It comes in two sizes: 11-inch and 12.9-inch, all of which are similar save for the size and display. Both have Apple’s M1 processor and a new Thunderbolt USB-C connector, and 5G capability. The main difference is that the 12.9-inch model has a far superior display; it’s a Liquid Retina XDR display with over 10,000 mini-LEDs that promises a much better picture. Like the 2020 versions, the new iPad Pros include a 120Hz display to aid drawing with the Apple Pencil (the iPad Air’s display is limited to 60Hz).
It also features a dual-camera system and a LiDAR sensor, which lets the iPad Pro take better low-light photographs and have greater AR capabilities. It has a front-facing system similar to that of the current iPhones, allowing you to unlock the device using Face ID.
Amazon Fire HD 10 At 150 dollars
The Fire HD 10 is Amazon’s most sophisticated tablet to date, yet it’s still under $200. The Fire HD 10 and Fire HD 10 Plus are the two variants offered. The latter has a few extra features, including greater RAM, wireless charging capabilities, and a premium finish. The Fire HD 10 has a 10.1-inch display on both variants, which is somewhat larger and brighter than the Fire HD 8. In addition, as compared to the previous generation Fire HD 10, the 2020 devices have thinner bezels, more RAM, and a slightly brighter display. They also have a better-positioned front-facing camera for video chats.
Now that you know the best deals in terms of tablets, and their several features, let us know in the comments below, which tablets do you find more worthy…