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Tablet Computers

Updated: 17-06-2018 07:34
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#1
alaScore 100

Apple iPad 6 (2018, A1893, A1954)

The new iPad is an iPad Pro on a budget. You get many of the same features for a fraction of the...

45 expert reviews | 187 user reviews

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alaScore 99

Apple iPad Pro 10.5-inch (2017, A1701, A1709)

Look past the price and this is a stunning tablet that needs iOS 11 to really feel complete.

68 expert reviews | 1003 user reviews

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#3
alaScore 99

Amazon Kindle Oasis (2017)

Trip the light fantastic with Amazon's super flagship ereader

16 expert reviews

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#4
alaScore 98

Apple iPad 9.7-inch 5th gen 2017 (A1822, A1823)

Apple's new iPad isn't revolutionary, inventive or, well, new. But for most people it's the...

43 expert reviews | 2408 user reviews

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#5
alaScore 98

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

Whenever you mention batteries and Samsung, the exploding Note 7 will probably come into the...

85 expert reviews | 925 user reviews

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alaScore 98

Amazon Fire HD 10 (7th gen. 2017)

A big improvement, but the Fire HD 10 isn’t for everyone.

23 expert reviews | 16 user reviews

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#7
alaScore 97

Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch (2016, A1673, A1674)

The first thing to note about the 9.7-inch iPad is that it isn't a replacement for your laptop –...

129 expert reviews | 2480 user reviews

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alaScore 97

Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2017, 2nd Gen, A1670, A1671)

The iPad Pro has a large, 10,307mAh battery that Apple claims will last for 10 hours. That’s the...

28 expert reviews | 1287 user reviews

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#9
alaScore 97

Huawei MediaPad M5

There’s a 5100mAh cell tucked inside the MediaPad M5 8.4 that has impressed plenty over the past...

13 expert reviews | 51 user reviews

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#10
alaScore 97

Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus

The tablet market is in slowdown because people don't upgrade such products very often. There...

16 expert reviews | 191 user reviews

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#11
alaScore 97

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)

Surface Pro 5 is the best laptop replacement tablet a creative could wish for, but most users...

31 expert reviews

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#12
alaScore 96

Apple iPad mini 4 (2015, A1538, A1550)

Often the unloved tablet in Apple's lineup, the latest mini-iPad is pretty much an iPad Air 2...

103 expert reviews | 4427 user reviews

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#13
alaScore 96

Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2015 1st gen, A1584, A1652)

The iPad Pro just got a little brother, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, which will rightly become the iPad...

166 expert reviews | 3588 user reviews

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#14
alaScore 96

Huawei MediaPad M3 Lite 10

For $250, the Huawei MediaPad Lite 10 is a sleek tablet with a big, crisp screen and booming...

25 expert reviews | 181 user reviews

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#15
alaScore 96

Huawei MediaPad M3 Lite 8

Better known for its mobile phones, Huawei is trying its luck in the tablet market, with one of...

12 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

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#16
alaScore 96

Huawei MediaPad T3 10

Despite a weak camera (who cares?) and a middling battery, the Huawei MediaPad 3 is a really...

14 expert reviews | 211 user reviews

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#17
alaScore 96

Amazon Fire HD 8 (6th gen. 2017)

The Amazon Fire HD 8 is one of the cheapest tablets you can buy from a recognisable brand. It...

26 expert reviews | 1044 user reviews

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#18
alaScore 96

Asus ZenPad 3S 10 (Z500M)

Tablets are starting to split into multiple categories. Those like the iPad Pro, Microsoft...

45 expert reviews | 455 user reviews

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#19
alaScore 96

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (2015)

Microsoft's latest tablet is portable, powerful and very pretty

155 expert reviews | 3331 user reviews

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#20
alaScore 96

Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 520

Intel's eighth-gen Core i5 processor breathes new life into Lenovo's midrange detachable two-in...

10 expert reviews

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#21
alaScore 95

Apple iPad Air 2 (Late 2014, A1566, A1567)

If you're short of time and need to get off then all you need to heed is this, the iPad Air 2 is...

167 expert reviews | 32693 user reviews

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#22
alaScore 95

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 2015 SM-T810 (WiFi) / SM-T815 (3G, LTE)

The Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 is Samsung's latest flagship mini-tablet. It targets the same segment of...

118 expert reviews | 8192 user reviews

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#23
alaScore 95

Huawei MediaPad M3

Tablets are a luxury. With phones getting bigger and laptops getting thinner, that in-between...

41 expert reviews | 86 user reviews

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#24
alaScore 95

Dell Latitude 5285 2-in-1

The Dell Latitude 5285 is a Surface-style tablet in business attire. Its IT-ready security...

10 expert reviews

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#25
alaScore 95

Google Pixel C

When the Pixel C was released it was one of the only Android tablets worth buying. In 2017, for...

89 expert reviews | 258 user reviews

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    Buying Guide

    Buying Guide - Tablet Computers

    The year 2010 was most definitely the year when the tablet was born. It has only been two years but somehow, it’s difficult to imagine the world without them. One look at a table is enough to declare that it’s neither a laptop nor a smartphone yet somehow it has caught the fancy of the world. So, what purpose does a tablet serve after all? Strictly speaking, it is not as feature intensive as a laptop and it is difficult to do any work on a tablet which requires intensive typing output. The tablet's USP, however is it’s lightweight and portability. It was specifically designed to serve that particular niche of people now known as digital nomads who need to stay connected to the internet wherever they are.

    A tablet is also ideal for watching movies or reading e-books on the go. It is in all senses a lighter version of a laptop- both in terms of weight and otherwise. It is definitely way more convenient to carry around than a heavy laptop and if you are looking to do only lightweight work, it fits your needs perfectly. You can use the Word processor, take quick notes, listen to a few songs, get some work done on the internet and just casually slip it into your bag. It is the comfort that it offers which has made it so popular. Off late, thanks to the impeccable design of the Apple iPad the tablet has become something of a fahion fad. It might not be something you strictly need, but you will still want to have it.

    Ever since the Apple iPad came out into the market, several other tablets like Amazon's Kindle Fire, Blackberry’s Play Book, and Dell’s Streak have also been released. There is a whole new market segment which is flooded with tablets while there are many more to come. The sheer variety means both good and bad news- it means you have a lot of options to choose from but the bad news is that the options might just manage to confuse you.

    Let's quickly go through the features you must look for while buying a tablet-

    1. Operating System

    Quite understandably, the operating system used by a tablet make a world of difference in its functioning. For a long time, the choice for the best OS out there was a no brainer. Only one name- the Apple iOS would come to mind. And there was a reason it enjoyed such a stature. The system works wonderfully smoothly on an iPad. It is quick and efficient- exactly what a tablet promises to be.

    Recently, Google's Android and Microsoft Windows 7 have been giving the Apple iOS some very decent competition. The huge advantage that Apple has over others is the access to millions of iPad apps. However, many users have experienced problems due to the insulated nature of the OS which restricts any kind of Bluetooth transfers.

    The latest version of the Android- the Honeycomb is the first OS designed by Google exclusively for tablets. This OS has its share of benefits- good software integration, compatibility with Adobe flash, something which is missing in Apple iOS and integration with Google apps.

    2. Screen

    Visually, a screen is all that a laptop has. In fact, it is the area where you will be doing all you work which is why the size matters. A tablet can be anywhere between 5 to 10 inches but ideally, you should like it to be closer to the maximum limit. Remember, you are using the tablet as a lighter version of a laptop not as a bigger version of a phone. The bigger the screen, the more comfortable you would be typing. But again, it can't be very big because then it will become bulky which defies the whole purpose of a tablet again.

    Simultaneously, look for an optimum screen resolution. In technical terms, dot pitch is a measure of the screen resolution with respect to its size. Higher pixels per unit area imply sharper pictures and thus, this is what you should ideally look for.

    3. Battery Life

    Now, if a tablet is designed to be used on the go, the most vital question to ask is how long does the battery last. While all tablet manufacturers make huge claims about battery life, it is always a good idea to inquire people around you and get a better estimate.

    4. Storage

    Tablets are available with different storage space- right from 16 to 64 GB. When it comes to storage, the bigger the better especially if you are going to store a lot of movies and images on your tablet.

    Besides these, also consider other factors related to internet availability (Wi-Fi or 3G), the quality of the camera and speakers, the number of USB slots (the iPad has none) and finally the price. Think about your personal needs and expectation from a tablet, how and when are you going to use it and other priorities.  In the end, it all boils down to personal choice. You might like something the first time you see it and then no one can convince you not to buy it or vice versa.

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    Tablet Computers on alaTest

    alaTest.co.uk has collected and analyzed millions of reviews from 3050 sources to help you choose the best Tablet Computer from top brands like Apple, Huawei, Amazon, Lenovo, Samsung and more.

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