It seems nowadays that everybody has a tablet. And for good reason, you can read ebooks on them, work on the internet with them, and play games. They’re almost like a super portable laptop with a touchscreen!
When shopping for one, look for one that has the features that you need. If you’ll be downloading a lot of videos and music, then you’ll want one with a lot of storage. But if price is more important, then you could get by with smaller storage. Also, there’s a lot of variety in screen quality.
What we’ve done here is we’ve listed the top-selling 7-inch tablet and the top-selling 10-inch tablet from various manufacturers.
The Apple iPad series is a solid tablet. We’ve used both Apple iPads and Android tablets and Apple is a reliability and quality tablet. But it is also one of the more expensive tablets. Apple iPads come in a 9.7 inch version (link above) and a 7.9 inch Mini version (Apple iPad Mini 2 with WiFi 32GB Silver).
The current Apple table is the Apple iPad Pro (iPad Pro 9.7-inch (128GB, Wi-Fi, Space Gray) 2016 Model). It is almost like a computer.
Apple iPads are built to withstand a lot of use, making it ideal for power users.
Amazon makes some quality tablets for a very reasonable price. This all-new version brings Amazon’s Alexa to the tablet. So now you can talk to your tablet and ask it to do things for you. And if you have a smart home with smart lights, smart cameras, and smart thermostats (Nest, for example), you can use your Amazon Fire tablet to control these things just by saying things like “Change the thermostat to 75 degrees”.
Samsung tablets is a quality Android tablet. This one comes with Android Lollipop and is available as an 8 inch and 9.7 inch tablet. With over 2,000 reviews, it has a 4.5 out of 5 star rating on Amazon.
The Microsoft Surface is a tablet that is almost like a super portable laptop weighing in at only 1.69 pounds. It has the largest tablet screen as 12.3 inches. Instead of coming with a tablet operating system, it actually comes with Windows 10 so you can do pretty much everything you can do on a laptop.
The Asus brand of tablets is another worthy Android tablet. This one has over 800 reviews on Amazon with an overall 4 out of 5 star rating. Asus is known for building quality products at an affordable price and this proves true for their tablets.
Not an official part of this top 5 picks for tablets, but this tablet is worth mentioning since it’s made specifically for little ones between 3 and 9 years of age.
This tablet is built for rough handling so you don’t have to worry about your little ones hurting the tablet. It has a 5 inch shatter proof touchscreen and it’s been drop tested. It also has parental controls so you control what your child does on the tablet.