Tablets, with their excellent technical data sheets and sophisticated designs, are devices that continue to capture the attention of consumers. At the beginning of the last decade, numerous tablets arrived: companies launched devices that guaranteed excellent performance. After this first phase, the market slowed down. There are currently some high-quality tablets: in this article we will discover the best models for work and study (also in DAD).
We have decided not to consider some ultra-cheap models (which we strongly advise against). You will therefore find excellent high and mid-range tablets.
The best high-end tablets
Are you a tech enthusiast? Are you looking for a tablet with excellent technical specifications? In this paragraph we will talk about the most interesting tablets from a technical point of view among those currently in circulation.
Apple iPad Pro
Apple recently launched one of the best tablets for students, workers and artists: the iPad Pro. This is an exceptional high-end device that will certainly win you over. There are currently two variants (in reference to the model launched in 2020) diversified by size of the edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display: 11 inches (resolution 2388 x 1668 pixels) and 12.9 inches (resolution 2732 x 2048 pixels). The screen is also equipped with ProMotion, TrueTone and a wide color gamut P3.
iPad Pro is powered by the Apple A12Z Bionic chip (with 64-bit architecture), the M12 co-processor (8-core with neural intelligence) and 128/256/512/1000 GB of internal memory. iPad Pro also supports Apple Pencil, the excellent pen with which you can write, take notes and, above all, draw. The installed operating system is iPadOS.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+
Samsung certainly could not stand by and watch: the company has launched an excellent high-end tablet. This is Galaxy Tab S7 +, a surprising product ideal for those who prefer the Android operating system. The perfect companion for workers looking for a reliable product and for students preparing to face the latest questions in DAD.
The ultra-smooth SuperAMOLED display – with 12.4-inch diagonal, WQXGA resolution and 120Hz refresh rate – has been designed to deliver the ultimate viewing experience, reacting instantly to what is displayed on the screen.
Under the body we find the Snapdragon 865 Plus chipset (compatible with 5G), 128 GB of internal memory (expandable up to 1 TB), 6 GB of RAM and a battery with a capacity of 10,090 mAh. A very high quality Android tablet compatible with the S Pen, a low latency pen.
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 is a tablet designed specifically for users looking for a compact product that winks at laptops. The operating system installed on this device is Windows 10. Students will be able to use applications to participate in online lessons and open documents. Workers, on the other hand, will have the opportunity to use the Office suite, read / send e-mails, participate in online meetings and install the many applications available for the Microsoft operating system.
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 is available in several variants:
- Intel Core i5 processor, 128 GB SSD and 8 GB of RAM;
- Intel Core i5 processor, 256 GB SSD and 8 GB of RAM;
- Intel Core i7 processor, 256 GB SSD and 16 GB of RAM;
- Intel Core i7 processor, 512 GB SSD and 8 GB of RAM;
The price varies according to the model chosen. The one with Intel Core i5, 256 GB SSD and 8 GB of RAM could certainly represent a valid solution (thanks to the excellent quality / price ratio). The display has a diagonal of 12.3 inches and a resolution of 2736 x 1824 pixels. Microsoft Surface Pro 7 features a large 44.2 Wh battery.
The best mid-range tablets
There are not only high-end models: now let’s discover the best mid-range tablets for work and DAD. The following models have a lower price than the top of the range and are therefore aimed at users on a limited budget.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
The Korean company is not only active at the top of the sector, but also in the mid-range. Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is a great tablet with an affordable price. The device presents a clear cut in technical characteristics compared to its older brother, but equally guarantees excellent performance.
Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is powered by the Exynos 9611 SoC, flanked by 64GB of internal storage (expandable), 4GB of RAM and a 7,040mAh battery. The TFT display has a 10.4-inch diagonal and a resolution of 2000 x 1200 pixels. This product is also compatible with the S Pen, a highly sensitive pen: write, draw and take notes.
Apple iPad Mini
Apple has covered the mid-range with iPad Mini, an extremely compact device with great performance. The tablet features a stunning 7.9-inch Retina Display, 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution and TrueTone.
Under the body we find the 64-bit A12 Bionic processor (with Neural Engine), M12 coprocessor and 64/256 GB of internal memory. The design does not present particular differences compared to the previous models, but the performances are much better.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e, with its 5.5 mm thickness and 400 grams of weight, is a perfect tablet for mobility. The 10.5-inch sAMOLED display reproduces very realistic colors and extraordinary image depth. The device is compatible with Samsung DeX, which is an interface similar to that of computers.
Under the body we find the Snapdragon 670 chipset, the Adreno 615 GPU, 4 GB of RAM, 64/128 GB of internal memory and a 7040 mAh battery.
Huawei MediaPad T5
We conclude our review with the cheapest tablet among those mentioned: Huawei MediaPad T5. It is an ideal device for students and workers who would like to save money by taking home a product with which to carry out the main daily activities.
MediaPad T5 is powered by the Kirin 659 SoC, ARM MALI T830 Mp2 graphics card, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal memory and a 5100 mAh battery. On the front there is a 10.1 inch LCD display (1920 x 1200 pixel resolution). Are you willing to accept some compromise? Then this device could meet your expectations. If you are looking for a tablet with better performance, we recommend that you evaluate the models previously discussed.