Tablets are replacing laptops quickly when it comes to keeping us connected with the world. Whether you need a tablet to help your kids learn, want to read your favorite e-books, or need a sturdy tablet for work, there are many choices from which to pick.
Read on to learn about some of the best and brightest tablets, with everything from budget picks to best for kids.
Best Overall Tablet: Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8-inch
This 8-inch Samsung Galaxy tablet is a perfect choice for nearly everyone. With the reliable Android Pie OS, an 8-inch screen, and 32GB of built-in memory, this tablet is tops on the basics but also comes with plenty of features. A slim design makes this easy to carry and surround sound speakers offer the best in entertainment.
Best Value Tablet: Dragon Touch 7-inch Android Tablet
Considered one of the best tablets for less than $100, this Dragon Touch 7-inch Android is good for both children and adults. With a strong Android 9.0 Pie OS and 16GB of flash size that’s expandable up to 128GB with microSD, this quad-core tablet has plenty of features. A dual-camera also allows you to take regular photos and selfies.
Best Budget Large Screen: BeyondTab 10-inch Android Tablet
Not every budget tablet has a 7-inch screen ― there are a few, like this 10-inch BeyondTab Android tablet, that feature a large screen for easier viewing. Dual SIM cards allow you to make phone calls and surf the internet, while dual-cameras let you take pictures from both sides. An included 64GB of storage lets you store music, movies, and media.
Best Basic Tablet: Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7-inch
For those who want a reliable, brand-name tablet without all of the frills, the Samsung A 7-inch tablet is a terrific choice. This lightweight, easy-to-carry tablet features 8GB of memory with an expandable microSD card slot while a long-lasting battery offers up to 11 hours of use. Add the Samsung Kids app to this tablet to make it a great kids’ choice.
Best Integrated Apps: Fire HD 10 Tablet
One of the best things about Kindle Fire tablets is the ability to enjoy integrated apps. This Fire HD 10-inch tablet has a 1080p display but comes complete with integration with Alexa and other Amazon Home products. Control your lights, turn on your Fire Stick, and play music by command all with this Fire tablet.
Best Kids’ Tablet: Samsung Galaxy Tab A Kids’ Edition
This midrange Samsung kids’ tablet offers many features, including parental controls, to keep parents relieved and kids entertained. An 8-inch screen allows for a larger field of view, and an included bumper case ensures the tablet is ultra-protected if it’s dropped. A free trial of Samsung Kids is also included with this tab.
Best Budget Kids’ Tablet: Fire 7 Kids’ Edition Tablet
If you need a study budget tablet for the kids with plenty of parental controls, the Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet is a top choice. An included rubber case with stand helps protect the tablet if it is dropped and helps your child prop it up to play educational games.
Best Intermediate Tablet: Lenovo Smart Tab M10
Made by one of the most well-known computer manufacturers in the world, this 10.1-inch Lenovo tablet has plenty of features, such as an included SmartDock for charging with built-in Alexa. A Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and Android O operating system allow for reliability and durability. With the microSD card slot, you can also have up to 256GB of storage space.
Best Screen Size: Apple iPad Pro
This Apple iPad Pro is unrivaled in size and features. With more than 256GB of storage space, you don’t even need a microSD card to store all of your music, movies, and media. Two dual 14MP cameras in HD allow for pictures and videos, and a brilliant 4K screen lets you watch them on the go.
Best Gaming Tablet: CHUWI Hi9 Plus Android 8.0
Gamers will appreciate this 10.8-inch CHUWI tablet with a deca-core processor, that allows you to enjoy all of your favorite games without hiccups. Attach a gaming keyboard ― sold separately ― to take with you everywhere you go. LTE connections and dual cameras make this a great fit for everyone, not only gamers.
Best Small Tablet: Apple iPad Mini
Even at a "mini" size, the Apple iPad Mini is larger than most small tablets, with a 7.9-inch screen size. It now has a full high-definition (HD) retina display and works with the Apple Pencil so that you don’t always have to tap out your thoughts. Dual-cameras offer you the ability for multiple pictures.