Top 10 Best Rated Tablets 2020

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Tablets are becoming increasingly popular as a replacement for the laptop and phone. It has enough power and a large screen to support a high workflow while maintaining the portability and utility of a mobile phone.

Is the keyboard reliable? How is the display? Is the CPU any good? How durable is it? These are some of the questions that come to mind when you want to buy one of these devices. The increasing rate at which new models are released means it gets increasingly difficult to keep up with the market.

With a concern for price, we have selected the cream of the crop of this year’s tablets for your pursual. Spreading across iPads, Windows, and Androids, and no matter your requirements, we have something to your taste here.

Best Tablets 2020

1. iPad Pro 12.9

Pro 12.9 is the most powerful tablet we have seen Apple make so far. It is equipped with the all-powerful A12X Bionic processor that rapidly crunches through your most difficult tasks. Indeed, while Apple phones may be facing stiff competition from the likes of OnePlus, their tablets enjoy no such competition.

It is a high-end profile with tons of supporting features that make it the market leader despite being one year old already.

Specs

  • 12MP/7MP rear and front camera
  • 6/4GB RAM
  • A12X Bionic processor
  • 9inch display
  • iOS 12.1
  • 631g
  • 2048 x 2732p
  • 1TB or 64-512GB storage
  • 9720mAh

Pros

  • Supreme power
  • Impressive resolution
  • Large screen
  • Excellent responsiveness
  • Sleek
  • Long runtime
  • Has a new pencil

Cons

  • Pricy
  • 2018 model
  • Heavier than other apple models

2. iPad Air

While it is the Air 3 in all technicalities, it has more in common with the iPad Pro. The dimensions being the same even though it sports a better processor. It comes with a smart connector for keyboard support and Apple Pencil support.

iPad Air strikes a brilliant balance between performance, price, and portability.

Specs

  • 5inch display
  • A12 Bionic processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 8MP/7MP rear and front camera
  • 64-256GB storage
  • 1668 x 2224p
  • 456g
  • Six-hours runtime
  • iOS 12

Pros

  • powerful
  • Awesome audio
  • Brilliant display
  • Incredibly fast
  • Smart keyboard compatible
  • Slim and lightweight

Cons

  • Not the best camera
  • Apple Pencil could be better

3. iPad Pro 11

Pro 11 is one of the most expensive Apple tablets on the market right now. It is a premium device that spots the best of Apple’s components. While it lacks a headphone jack like some Apple products, it has a great screen-to-body ratio and even better audio.

Pro 11 is a 2-in-1 tablet that can easily adapt a keyboard and mouse, giving you the very best of the tablet experience.

Specs

  • iOS 12
  • 12MP/7MP rear and front camera
  • A12X Bionic processor
  • 7,812mAh
  • 11-inch
  • 468g
  • 2388 x 1668p
  • 64GB to 1TB storage
  • 12GB RAM

Pros

  • Fast
  • Pencil can be clipped
  • Insane power
  • Lightweight and slim
  • Best Apple tablet camera

Cons

  • Insanely pricy
  • iOS 12 limits laptop experience
  • extras cost even more

4. iPad mini

It is not an exaggeration to say that Apple dominates the tablet market. When unfolded, iPad mini gives an excellent illustration of what a foldable Apple phone will be like. The design is dated to four years ago, but the components have changed a lot since then.

Specs

  • 304g
  • 5,124mAh
  • 64-256GB storage
  • A12 Bionic processor
  • iOS 12
  • 1536 x 2048p
  • 8MP/7MP rear and front camera
  • 9inch display

Pros

  • Portable
  • Powerful
  • Excellent display
  • Brilliant price

Cons

  • Older design
  • Its Apple Pencil is outdated

5. Samsung Galaxy Tab S4

S4 is an upgraded copy of the S3 with a longer runtime and an expanded 10.5inch display. It is more expensive than we expected but promises a lot more features than most other tablets. S4 comes with a non-touch friendly UI, a desktop interface, and awesome battery life.

It is a premium tablet that mostly lives up to the promise.

Specs

  • 482g
  • Android 8.1
  • 1600 x 2560p
  • 4GB RAM
  • microSD slot
  • 5inch display
  • 7300mAh
  • 64-256GB storage
  • 13MP/8MP rear and front camera
  • Snapdragon 835 CPU

Pros

  • S Pen stylus is great
  • Large screen
  • Lightweight
  • Fast and powerful
  • Brilliant UI
  • Ridiculous runtime

Cons

  • Pricy
  • Keyboard design could use some work
  • The interface is not the best

6. Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4

Like all excellently performing startups, Huawei has been closely tailing Apple in computer devices for years now. It has a fantastic 8.4inch screen that displays fine 2K colours that are bright and vivid.

MediaPad M5 also lacks a headphone jack, but it is still one of the best tablet choices on the market right now.

Specs

  • Android Oreo
  • 13MP/8MP rear and front camera
  • 32-128GB storage
  • Kirin 960 octa-core CPU
  • 2560 x 1600p
  • 4GB RAM
  • 4inch display
  • 316g
  • 5100mAh

Pros

  • Cheap
  • Bright and sharp pictures
  • Android 8
  • Reasonable size for movie lovers
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Can’t stream HD from Nexus
  • Too many pre-installation
  • No headphone jacks
  • Runtime is not the best

7. Amazon Fire HD 8

Fire HD 8 is the budget tablet option for those with limited cash.

Specs

  • 363g
  • 16GB storage
  • Five-hour runtime
  • MediaTek MT8163 Processor
  • 1280 x 800p
  • Amazon Fire OS
  • Eight-inches
  • 5GB RAM
  • microSD card slot

Pros

  • Cheap
  • Easy interface
  • Alexa voice command
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • No Play Store
  • The camera is not worth mentioning
  • Too small

8. Amazon Fire HD 10

Specs

  • 1920 x 1200p
  • MediaTek MT8173
  • 32GB storage
  • 1inch
  • 2-hours runtime
  • 500g
  • 1GB RAM
  • 3830mAh
  • Amazon Fire OS

Pros

  • Cheap
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi
  • Alexa voice command
  • Sharp display

Cons

  • No Google Play store
  • Low-resolution cameras
  • Heavy

9. Microsoft Surface Pro

Specs

  • 16GB RAM
  • 512GB storage
  • 3inch display
  • 770g
  • Intel HD graphics 620
  • Intel Core-m3/i5/i7 processor
  • Windows 10 OS
  • 8MP/5MP rear and front camera

Pros

  • Bright and sharp display
  • Windows
  • Right size for nexus movies
  • Keyboard compatibility
  • Excellent warranty
  • Has an audio jack
  • Powerful

Cons

  • Pricy
  • Too much like a laptop
  • Heavy
  • No Play store apps

10. Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet

Specs

  • Seven-inch display
  • Android 8.1
  • 1024 x 600p
  • 16GB storage
  • Three-hour runtime
  • MediaTek MT8127 processor

Pros

  • Cheap
  • Play store support
  • In-store service
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Slow
  • Short runtime
  • Bad cameras
  • Keyboard is spotty

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