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5 Best Tablets You Can Buy in 2017.

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Written by Avkash Dayal
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When you are shopping for a tablet, it’s hard to know make things in consideration such as portability, budget, battery life and primary usage. Tablets remain a handy companion if you want something larger than your phone for watching a video, reading news or eBooks, or even keeping the children occupied.

They have also become more powerful and we are seeing a continued blurring of the line between tablets, smartphones, and laptops.

Are you looking for Apple, Amazon, Windows and Android Tablets?

Apple: iPads were the trendsetters for tablet design and are still the benchmark for many features. They are expensive for the more advanced models but run on the smooth iOS operating system.

Amazon: Fire OS is the operating system developed for Amazon’s Fire tablets. It is based on Google’s Android so most popular Android apps are available. A popular choice on a budget, it is perfectly capable of running entertainment apps such as Netflix, Spotify, and Amazon Prime Video, but has inbuilt adverts and pushes Amazon’s own services. Recent updates have seen Amazon and its Alexa voice control system to its tablets.

Windows: Most Windows tablets are a hybrid between tablet and laptop and run a version of Windows 10 that offers access to some Windows tablet only apps. These tablets often come with keyboards you can clip on to use them more like laptops.

Android: Google’s Android operating system is the system most non-Apple smartphones use, offering access to the Play Store and a wide range of apps and Google features. Most are less expensive than Windows tablets and iPads, but users often feel Android apps are not as well developed as those for the iPad.

To Make it easy for you to find the tablets that are best for you. We have made a list of Best Tablets for you to buy in 2017.

1) Apple iPad Pro:

apple ipad pro

The iPad Pro 10.5-inch is best for anyone who wants a serious tablet upgrade, even though the cheaper iPad 9.7 remains good enough for most people.

It has standout features that give it a productivity boost, including Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard compatibility. When iOS 11 comes out, this tablet will be a suitable laptop replacement for certain consumers.

The new Promotion screen adds an impressive layer of fluidity to daily use – if not strictly necessary – and the smaller bezels mean you’re getting far more display in a footprint not much bigger than last year’s 9.7.

Specification:

  • Weight: 469g
  • Dimensions: 250.6 x 174.1 x 6.1 mm
  • OS: iOS 10
  • Screen size: 10.5-inch
  • Resolution: 1668 x 2224 pixels
  • CPU: A10X
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 32GB/256GB/512GB
  • micro SD slot: No
  • Battery: TBC
  • Rear camera: 12MP
  • Front camera: 7MP

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2) Samsung Galaxy Tab S3:

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

This tablet’s AMOLED display makes it perfect for enjoying films or television shows and is complemented by four speakers for an excellent portable viewing machine. The high-dynamic-range (HDR) screen is a first for a tablet, future proofing the device with the best display available on current tablets. The Galaxy Tab S3 also comes with an S-Pen stylus thrown in, which is not offered in the box with Apple models.

While it does have the market leading screen technology for tablets, the Android operating system is not considered as intuitive or smooth as Apple’s iOS. Additionally, with its price reaching that of the 9.7 inch iPad Pro, the Tab S3 is a significant investment.

Specifications:

  • Weight: 429g
  • Dimensions: 237.3 x 169 x 6mm
  • OS: Android Nougat
  • Screen size: 9.7-inch
  • Resolution: 2048 x 1536
  • CPU: Snapdragon 820
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 32GB
  • Battery: 6,000mAh
  • Rear camera: 13MP
  • Front camera: 5MP

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3) Microsoft Surface Pro 4:

Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Microsoft’s flagship tablet was billed as “the tablet that can replace your laptop”. While it was launched in 2015, there has yet to be any sign of a Surface Pro 5 launch, meaning the current model is still one of the best tablet/laptop hybrids you can buy that will run Windows 10.

You can pick this model up with an m3 processor, or 6th generation Intel Core i5 processors if you want laptop matching performance. With 4GB of RAM or better and 128GB of flash storage, there are many reasons to love the Surface Pro 4, including its 2736 x 1824 PixelSense display.

Specifications:

  • Weight: 766g/786g
  • Dimensions: 292.10 x 201.42 x 8.45mm
  • OS: Windows 10 Pro
  • Screen size: 12.3-inch
  • Resolution: 2,736 x 1,824
  • CPU: Various
  • RAM: 4GB/8GB/16GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Battery: up to 9 hours
  • Rear camera: 8MP
  • Front camera: 5MP

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4) Nvidia Shield Tablet K1:

Nvidia Shield Tablet K1

The Shield Tablet K1 builds on the formula of the last as it uses the same 8-inch, Full HD display. It’s slim and understated and we like the combination of rubber and soft-touch plastic, which makes the K1 nice to hold.

Gaming grunt comes from Nvidia’s Tegra K1 processor, which is every bit as powerful as you’d expect. It’s certainly among the very fastest chips found on any Android device, so there are no problems there.

The K1 runs near stock Android, too, but there are plenty of Nvidia apps that add extra features, such as the ability to stream games from the cloud or from a PC.

Specifications:

  • Weight: 356g
  • Dimensions: 221 x 126 x 9.2mm
  • OS: Android Marshmallow
  • Screen size: 8.0-inch
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1200
  • CPU: Quad-core
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Storage: 16GB
  • Battery: 5200mAh
  • Rear camera: 5MP

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5) Huawei MediaPad M3:

Huawei MediaPad M3

Huawei’s latest mini tablet might be a pricey piece of kit, but it does what it sets out to do very well. The display is great. The internal combination makes it snappy and quick to use. The media experience is improved further by the great-sounding speakers. It looks good too, with a sturdy metal and glass body that certainly has a similar look to the brand’s flagship P9 smartphone. It has similar issues with that phone too, notably the dodgy EMUI software.

Specifications:

  • Weight: 322g
  • Dimensions: 215.5 x 124.2 x 7.3 mm
  • OS: Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • Screen size: 8.4 inches
  • Resolution: 1600 x 2560 pixels
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A72 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex A53)
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Storage: 32/64 GB
  • Battery: 5100 mAh
  • Rear Camera: 8 MP
  • Front Camera: 8 MP

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Conclusion:

There are much more tablets of the different operating system in market and more new to launch. Here I have mentioned the most picked up tablets till now. So, choose your favorite one.

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