Excellent tablets are a careful fusion of better battery life, screen quality, performance, SIM capability and keyboard adaptability. So far, 2017 has seen some innovative tablet designs hitting the market with each manufacturer going an extra mile to better their best.
Apple has continued its admirable iPad Pro series with Android’s Google Pixel and Samsung tablet design, continuing to impress.
Here’s a preview of the 10 best tablets of 2017;
1.New iPad (2017)
The new iPad (2017) is certainly the best tablet this year. This powerful tablet features a crystal clear 9.7-inch display with an impressive 1536 x 2048 pixels resolution. Its powered by Apple’s A9 chipset and a 2GB RAM which guarantees smooth operation. For the camera enthusiasts, the iPad features an 8MP rear camera and a 1.2MP front camera. You will also be pleased to note that it has a massive 8,800mAh battery, which can last you for longer.
However, the downside of this release is that it lacks a 256GB option and is a bit thicker than its predecessor.
2.iPad Pro 10.5
The iPad Pro 10.5 is only second to the new iPad(2017) due to its higher market price. Otherwise, it has some superior specs, for example, a 4GB RAM, a 12MP rear camera and a 7MP front camera. This version also has a 512GB internal memory version making it perfect for people looking to store more data. Its new ProMotion screen adds to its sophistication and elevates its user interphase.
Its only downside is its slightly higher price which locks out most of its potential users.
3. Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
If you are looking for a light, sleek Android tablet, the S3 is just made for you. The S3 runs on a Snapdragon 820 CPU and has a 4GB RAM which ensures faster operations with minimal delays. It features an impeccable HDR display that will blow your mind with its clarity. Its 13MP rear and 5MP front cameras are specially designed to capture the perfect moment in real quality. The S3 also comes with a super 6000mAh battery and an S-pen stylus, which rivals the iPad Pro. The stumbling blocks on this, however, are its high price and its costly keyboard. Also, unlike its predecessors, this tablet has no SIM capability.
4. iPad mini 4
The iPad mini 4 is the best 7-inch tablet on the market today. Its sleek design features a brilliant HD screen, and a touch ID finger scanner. Its smaller size means its more portable than the other Apple models. Also, it doesn’t disappoint on the performance as it has a 2GB RAM and runs on a dual-core CPU. For the picture-perfect moments, this version offers you an 8MP rear camera and a 1.2 MP front camera.
However, the iPad mini lacks a pencil, and the smaller display can be difficult to read.
5. Asus ZenPad 3S 10
If you are looking for a larger screen for less, you should consider the ZenPad. It features a 9.7-inch screen with a high-resolution display and swift response. Although not big on battery power, the Asus ZenPad has an impressive Mediatek CPU and a 4GB run to support its functionality. Its rear camera is 8MP, and the front is 5MP. Despite its remarkable screen display, the ZenPad falls short on battery life and also has an inferior build quality.
6. Google Pixel C
The Google Pixel C sets the pace when it comes to performance. This is down to its 3GB RAM capability paired with a powerful Tegra X1 CPU. It does well on the storage part too, featuring a32GB and 64GB storage options. Its screen is also miles better than its Android competitors with a 2560 x 1800 resolution. For camera enthusiasts, this model features an 8MP rear camera and a 2MP front camera.
The Pixel C however, is costly and a bit heavier compared to other models on this list. In a nutshell, ignoring the price, this is among the best Android tablets of the year.
7. iPad Pro 12.9
This Apple model is known for its expansive 12.9-inch screen and its powerful 10,307mAh battery. The tablet is capable of replacing your Mac because of its widescreen and powerful dual-core, 4GB RAM processor. For music lovers, this is the tablet to go for as it has some great speakers with superior surround sound. It has an average camera capability with an 8MP rear camera and a 1.2MP front camera.
Apart from its higher price this tablet is perfect for professionals who prefer a more expansive screen capable of replacing a laptop.
8.Microsoft Surface Pro 4
Looking to replace your windows PC with a more portable option? The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is more than capable of doing that. It comes with a large 12.3-inch screen with an excellent resolution. The tablet also goes big on storage with a 128GB internal storage. The Surface Pro 4 also features a long-lasting battery, an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera.
To get the ultimate experience with this model, run it on Windows 10; its superior performance makes it a perfect working tool for students and professionals.
9. iPad Pro 9.7
This tablet perfectly combines superior storage and portability. It has a 9.7-inch screen size with an excellent HD resolution. The tablet also has a 256GB storage version making it perfect for multimedia storage. It also supports pencil and keyboard meaning it can serve as an alternative to your laptop.
On the downside, its smaller screen limits its multitasking capability, and it has lower power than the larger version.
10. iPad mini 2
For those looking for a budget tablet, you should consider this model. It has a 7.9-inch screen and comes with a 6470mAh battery. The tablet, however, as a slower 1GB RAM processor and an inferior resolution.