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Just a Tap Away: Top 10 Tablets of 2018

May the Best Tablet Win

Looking to buy a new tablet? Why not consider one of the tablets we’ve listed below? This list contains 10 tablets from a range of manufacturers at different price points.

Whether you’re after a high end iPad or Windows tablet, you want a cheap and cheerful Android 7 incher, or you’re happy with something in between, this list has you covered.

iPad (2017) - $299+

It should come as no surprise that the iPad (2017) is at the top of this list. Time and time again, Apple has dominated the tablet space with their range of devices. Surprisingly, the iPad can be bought new for as little as $299, which is pretty impressive when you consider this is essentially an entry to the most premium mobile ecosystem on the planet.

The iPad (2017) has a 9.7 inch 1536 x 2048 resolution display, an Apple A9 chip and a 8,827mAh battery. In real world performance, it’s essentially a slight upgrade to the Apple iPad Air 2.

It’s not the best iPad on the market, but for $299, you really can’t go wrong.

iPad Pro 10.5 & 12.9 - $659+

Next up is the iPad Pro 10.5 and 12.9. This is where you go when you want the absolute best tablet experience in the world.

There’s relatively little difference between the different models of the iPad Pro. The 12.9 version has a slightly higher resolution display and larger battery, but it evens out when you consider the battery has to push more pixels.

Whether you opt for the 10.5 or 12.9 version, you can be safe in knowing you’ve got plenty of space to work with, lots of internal storage, and all of Apple’s features aimed at productivity.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 - $419+

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is essentially Samsung’s answer to the iPad Pro series. It’s pretty pricey when compared to other Android tablets, but it’s definitely the best money can buy, and it’s still cheaper than the iPad Pro.

We do wish the display was just a little larger, but we can’t complain. The Galaxy Tab S3 comes with a 9.7 inch 1536 x 2048 resolution screen that’s absolutely stunning. It easily trumps the iPad display.

iPad Mini 4 - $399+

If you’re looking for a premium tablet experience with a small form factor, the iPad Mini 4 is where to go. It’s available for $399, and is a nice alternative to the iPad (2017).

The iPad Mini 4 is showing its age a little now, but it still holds up against many cheaper tablets. It is equipped with a 7.9 inch 1536 x 2048 resolution display, and an A8 chip. It has a decent battery life as well.

Huawei MediaPad M5 10 (Pro) - $449+

The Huawei MediaPad M5 10 Pro is a brand new tablet; it was announced at MWC 2018. This tablet has the same premium feel you’d expect from an iPad or Samsung tablet, but it also comes at a premium price. The base model is expected to cost $449, with the 128GB 4G version costing $600-$700.

The display on the MediaPad M5 10 is one of the best on the market and comes in at 10.8 inches, paired with decent hardware and the latest version of Android.

Microsoft Surface Pro - $899+

If you’re after a tablet that can provide a true desktop experience, you just can’t beat the Microsoft Surface Pro. This tablet is very pricey, but it’s what you have to pay to get a tablet with laptop quality specs and a super high definition 12.3 inch display.

The base model starts at $899, while the most expensive version is available for $2,699.

Samsung Galaxy Book 10.6 - $729+

The Samsung Galaxy Book 10.6 is essentially Samsung’s attempt at competing with the Microsoft Surface Pro. They’ve done a good job here.

You get a high resolution display, laptop quality hardware, (for example, an i5 processor and SSD), and included keyboard and stylus attachments for a price that’s in-line with Microsoft’s offering.

Google Pixel C

We’re still waiting for a refresh to the Google Pixel C, but for now, this tablet has a decent amount to offer. It’s a premium Android tablet that’s now pretty much discontinued, but you can find it from some third party retailers.

It comes with an incredible high definition 10.2 inch display that even rivals the Galaxy Tab S3, and enough hardware power to get you through anything Android is capable of.

Amazon Fire HD 10 (2017) $149+

If you’re after something a little cheaper, the Amazon Fire HD 10 (2017) is still a great choice. You can get this tablet for as little as $149, making it one of the cheapest 10 inch tablets on the market.

Hardware is somewhat limited at this price, so performance isn’t as lightning fast as you may hope, but at this price what more can you ask for?

Amazon Fire 7 (2017) - $49+

If you want to go even cheaper, you could consider the Amazon Fire 7 (2017). This tablet will set you back just $49, making it one of the cheapest new android devices you will ever be able to get your hands on.

There are complaints to be made about the speed and overall performance of this tablet, and the 7 inch display on the Amazon Fire 7 isn’t that incredible, either.

With that being said, the Amazon Fire 7 gives you an entry into the tablet space at a ridiculously cheap price. Here’s hoping Amazon releases a refresh of the Amazon Fire 7 in late 2018. If they do, it’ll certainly be a device to watch out for.