The best tablets on the market right now, according to online reviews

The best tablets on the market right now, according to online reviews

Tablets are one of our favorite tech advancements of the last decade. They’re compact, sleek, and magical devices that you can bring with you anywhere to get some work done on the road or use at home to watch a movie or read an e-book while sitting on the couch. Tablets are wonderful if you need something better than a smartphone, but smaller and more compact than a laptop. 

SEE ALSO: Best tablets to get for your kids

However, with so many different types of people and tablets out there, it’s difficult to find the perfect one for you. 

Do you want an Android tablet? Maybe an iPad? Windows 10? Maybe an Amazon Fire tablet would be a good fit? We took the time and pored through countless reviews and articles from various sources — including our own Mashable tech team and our colleagues at PCMag — to find the best tablet for just about anyone. Read more…

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BEST TABLET FOR EVERYONE

Apple iPad

It's the classic for a reason! The iPad is a top-notch tablet for pretty much anyone.

  • Screen size: 10.2 inches
  • Memory: 2GB
  • Storage: 32GB
  • Battery life: Up to 10 hours


$329.99 from Best Buy

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BEST AFFORDABLE TABLET

Fire HD 10 Tablet

This tablet gives you some solid bang for your buck — at only $150, we'd say it's the best deal on this list.

  • Screen size: 10.1 inches
  • Memory: 2GB
  • Storage: 32GB (expandable up to 256GB)
  • Battery life: Up to 10 hours


$149.99 from Best Buy

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BEST FOR KIDS

Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Edition Tablet

Equipped with solid parental controls and protected by a colorful case, this tablet is a must for parents and kids alike.

  • Screen size: 10.1 inches
  • Memory: 2GB
  • Storage: 32GB (expandable up to 512GB)
  • Battery life: Up to 12 hours


$199.99 from Amazon

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BEST FOR GAMING

Huawei MediaPad M5 Pro

It might look ho-hum, but this one packs a punch.

  • Screen size: 10.8 inches
  • Memory: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Battery life: 10 hours


$449 from Amazon

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BEST FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVELERS

Apple iPad Mini 4

This tablet's power and small size make it a great choice for international travelers.

  • Screen size: 7.9 inches
  • Memory: 2GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Battery life: Up to 10 hours


$389 from Amazon

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BEST FOR SENIOR CITIZENS

GrandPad

A great solution for some seniors who happen to not be tech-savvy.

  • Screen size: 8 inches
  • Memory: 2GB
  • Storage: 32GB
  • Battery life: Up to 72 hours


$199.99 from Best Buy

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BEST FOR READING COMIC BOOKS

Samsung Galaxy Tab A

This is the low-cost, high-tech way to read comic books.

  • Screen size: 10.1 inches
  • Memory: 2GB
  • Storage: 16GB
  • Battery life: 13 hours


$207.99 from Amazon

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BEST FOR BUSINESS TRAVELERS

Microsoft Surface Pro LTE

This is a strong and robust workhorse for attending to business on the road.

  • Screen size: 12.3 inches
  • Memory: 8GB
  • Storage: 256GB
  • Battery life: 14 hours


$1,949 from Amazon

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BEST FOR ARTISTS

Apple iPad Pro

This feature-laden iPad can serve as both laptop and drawing tablet.

  • Screen size: 11 inches
  • Memory: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Battery life: Up to 10 hours


$799 from Best Buy

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BEST FOR WATCHING MOVIES

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 is a serious tablet for a serious movie fan.

  • Screen size: 10.5 inches
  • Memory: 6GB
  • Storage: 128 or 256GB (expandable up to 512GB)
  • Battery life: Up to 15 hours


$649.99 from Best Buy

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