Ask yourself what for
The internet is cluttered with information on various tablets. But your requirements may change with your profession, and the ideal tablet depends on what you use the tablet for. For example, if you’re a student your needs maybe totally different from those of a businessman and it you’re an artist you’ll demand an entirely different set of functions from your tablet. Here’s a list of requirement-wise tablets to make your choice easier.
Best tablet for artists iPad Pro
iPad Pro 9.7 inch version that was launched in the early part of the year is deemed ideal for creative pros such as artists, designers, animators, creative directors, photographers and video editors. It’s light weight, easy to carry around and does not overheat. However, Apple sells the Pencil separately.
When it comes to art, the iPad Pro is nothing without its pencil. The apple pencil is approximately the same length as a regular pencil with a comfortable weight to it. It has a connector at the back for charging and charges when connected to the iPad. A full charge lasts for 12 hour. But compared to other styli in the market, the apple pencil does not have buttons or an eraser. Reviewers claim that it feels natural, supports pressure sensitivity and tilt like a natural pencil.
Screen: 12.9-inch, 2,732 x 2,048
Weight: 1.57 pounds
Dimensions: 8.68 x 12 x 0.27-inch
Best tablet for gaming Google Pixel C
Google Pixel C is regarded as the best gaming tablet securing 40922 on 3DMark’s scoring system. 3DMark runs a canned demo of a simulated sci-fi game called Ice Storm. According to CNET, 3DMark scores are determined by three tests: two focus on GPU speed, and another on CPU performance.
Google Pixel C has a slim, compact aluminum build. Its Bluetooth keyboard doubles as a tablet cover. With a long running battery and performance that’s lightning fast, this has been termed the ideal gaming tablet. Reviewers have it that gaming graphics look stellar with sharp, bright and colorful screen.
Display: 10.2 inches, 2,560x 1,800-pixel resolution
Pixel density: 308 ppi
Screen: 9.5×7.04×0.2 inches
Storage: 32GB, 64GB
Weight: 1.14 pounds (517 grams)
Best tablet for student Sony Digital Paper System
This tablet may not be as famous as iPad Pro of Microsoft surface pro 4, but it does everything that an iPad or Microsoft surface does, better. It’s nothing fancy, but it gets the job done. Job being; annotating PDF, taking hand written notes, highlighting and erasing with the Stylus that comes with the tablet. It has a Micro SD memory card slot and micro USB connector. According to the Sony site its storage capacity is approximately 2800 PDF files (1 MB each). At 12.6 ounces, it’s light and thin. Talking about thickness Sony boasts that it’s the worlds thinnest at about the thickness of 30 sheets of paper!
CPU: ARM Cortex-A8, 1000 MHz, Cores: 1
RAM: 1 GB
Storage: 4 GB
Weight: 358 g
Dimensions: 233 x 310 x 6.8 mm
Display: 13.3 in, E Ink Mobius, 1200 x 1600 pixels
Battery: 1270 mAh, Li-lon
Best tablet for businessman Microsoft surface pro 4
This has been referred to as the tablet that can replace a laptop. This is a definite plus as the light weight of a tablet is essential for making the life of a businessman easier. Microsoft surface pro 4 is a tablet running Windows 10. It has a 12.3 inch screen. The Microsoft keyboard is an optional $160 to $130 add on. With the added keyboard this tablet can easily turn into a laptop for businessmen who may wish to have a more hands on experience. Besides, with the high screen resolution and Intel’s more powerful Skylake processor, this tablet is a worthy replacement for a businessman’s laptop.
CPU: 2.4GHz Intel Core i5-6300U
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 520
Screen: 12.3-inch, 2,736 x 1,824, 3:2 aspect ratio
Storage: 256GB SSD
Connectivity: 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
Weight: 1.73 pounds
Dimensions: 11.5 x 7.93 x 0.36-inch