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Tablets

Smaller and lighter than a laptop, they swap a traditional keyboard for a touch screen. Versatile and fun, tablets are portable and can be used when you’re standing up, sitting down, on the couch … in ways and places you’d never consider using a normal computer.

Tablets comparison chart for 2022

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Rank 1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 10 11
Apple iPad Pro
Galaxy Tab S8
Apple iPad Mini
Amazon Fire HD 10
Kindle Fire
Windows Surface Pro 8
Blackberry Playbook
Sony Tablet S
Toshiba Excite 10
Acer Iconia One 10
Excellent
Five stars means excellent
Very good
Four stars means very good
Good
Three stars means good
Average
Two stars means average /
Poor
One star means poor
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Ratings
Overall
apple ipad pro has a rating of five  overall galaxy tab s8 has a rating of five  overall apple ipad mini has a rating of four  overall amazon fire hd 10 has a rating of four  overall kindle fire has a rating of four  overall windows surface pro 8 has a rating of four  overall blackberry playbook has a rating of five  overall sony tablet s has a rating of three  overall toshiba excite 10 has a rating of four  overall acer iconia one 10 has a rating of four  overall
Display
apple ipad pro has a rating of five  display galaxy tab s8 has a rating of five  display apple ipad mini has a rating of three  display amazon fire hd 10 has a rating of four  display kindle fire has a rating of four  display windows surface pro 8 has a rating of five  display blackberry playbook has a rating of five  display sony tablet s has a rating of four  display toshiba excite 10 has a rating of three  display acer iconia one 10 has a rating of three  display
Design
apple ipad pro has a rating of five  design galaxy tab s8 has a rating of five  design apple ipad mini has a rating of four  design amazon fire hd 10 has a rating of four  design kindle fire has a rating of four  design windows surface pro 8 has a rating of five  design blackberry playbook has a rating of four  design sony tablet s has a rating of three  design toshiba excite 10 has a rating of three  design acer iconia one 10 has a rating of four  design
Operating system
apple ipad pro has a rating of five  operating system galaxy tab s8 has a rating of five  operating system apple ipad mini has a rating of five  operating system amazon fire hd 10 has a rating of four  operating system kindle fire has a rating of four  operating system windows surface pro 8 has a rating of four  operating system blackberry playbook has a rating of four  operating system sony tablet s has a rating of three  operating system toshiba excite 10 has a rating of three  operating system acer iconia one 10 has a rating of three  operating system
Apps
apple ipad pro has a rating of five  apps galaxy tab s8 has a rating of five  apps apple ipad mini has a rating of five  apps amazon fire hd 10 has a rating of four  apps kindle fire has a rating of five  apps windows surface pro 8 has a rating of one  apps blackberry playbook has a rating of four  apps sony tablet s has a rating of three  apps toshiba excite 10 has a rating of four  apps acer iconia one 10 has a rating of four  apps
Features
apple ipad pro has a rating of five  features galaxy tab s8 has a rating of five  features apple ipad mini has a rating of three  features amazon fire hd 10 has a rating of four  features kindle fire has a rating of four  features windows surface pro 8 has a rating of four  features blackberry playbook has a rating of four  features sony tablet s has a rating of three  features toshiba excite 10 has a rating of four  features acer iconia one 10 has a rating of four  features
Connectivity
apple ipad pro has a rating of five  connectivity galaxy tab s8 has a rating of five  connectivity apple ipad mini has a rating of four  connectivity amazon fire hd 10 has a rating of four  connectivity kindle fire has a rating of three  connectivity windows surface pro 8 has a rating of three  connectivity blackberry playbook has a rating of four  connectivity sony tablet s has a rating of three  connectivity toshiba excite 10 has a rating of four  connectivity acer iconia one 10 has a rating of three  connectivity
Camera
apple ipad pro has a rating of five  camera galaxy tab s8 has a rating of five  camera apple ipad mini has a rating of three  camera amazon fire hd 10 has a rating of four  camera kindle fire has a rating of three  camera windows surface pro 8 has a rating of two  camera blackberry playbook has a rating of four  camera sony tablet s has a rating of three  camera toshiba excite 10 has a rating of four  camera acer iconia one 10 has a rating of three  camera
Battery
apple ipad pro has a rating of five  battery galaxy tab s8 has a rating of five  battery apple ipad mini has a rating of four  battery amazon fire hd 10 has a rating of four  battery kindle fire has a rating of five  battery windows surface pro 8 has a rating of four  battery blackberry playbook has a rating of four  battery sony tablet s has a rating of three  battery toshiba excite 10 has a rating of four  battery acer iconia one 10 has a rating of four  battery
Specification
Screen type
- - - - - - - TFT capacitive Colour LCD TFT LED backlight active matrix LCD capacitive
Screen size
- - - - - - - 9.4 in 10.1 in 8.9 in
Resolution
- - - - - - - 1280 x 800 1280 x 800 1024 x 600
Size (inches)
- - - - - - - 9.48 x 6.85 x 0.39 10.3 x 7.0 x 0.35 9.21 x 5.91 x 0.58
Weight
- - - - - - - 1.4 lbs 1.2 lbs 1.5 lbs
Camera
- - - - - - - 5 MP with autofocus 5 MP rear facing & 2 MP front-facing camera Integrated 3 MP camera outward facing; VGA webcam (inward facing)
Storage
- - - - - - - 32 GB 16 GB 64 GB
Hardware
Operating system
iPhone OS 5.1 Android 3.1 iOS 6 Android™ 3.2 Android OS 2.3 Microsoft Windows RT BlackBerry Tablet OS Android 4.0 Android 4.0 Windows (7)
Processor
Apple A5X Nvidia Tegra 2 T20 Apple A5 NVIDIA Tegra 3 Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A9 Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A9 Cortex-A9 Dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-cor Intel® Atom™ Processor Z540
RAM
1 GB 1 GB 512 MB 1 GB 512 MB 2 GB 1 GB 1 GB 1 GB 2 GB
CPU
1 GHz 1.2 GHz 1 GHz 1.3GHz 1.2 GHz 1 GHz 1 GHz 1 GHz 1.2 GHz 1.86 GHz
Features
Speakers & microphone built in
apple ipad pro  speakers & microphone built in galaxy tab s8  speakers & microphone built in apple ipad mini  speakers & microphone built in amazon fire hd 10  speakers & microphone built in kindle fire  speakers & microphone built in windows surface pro 8  speakers & microphone built in blackberry playbook  speakers & microphone built in sony tablet s  speakers & microphone built in toshiba excite 10  speakers & microphone built in acer iconia one 10  speakers & microphone built in
3.5mm headphone jack
apple ipad pro  3.5mm headphone jack galaxy tab s8  3.5mm headphone jack apple ipad mini  3.5mm headphone jack amazon fire hd 10  3.5mm headphone jack kindle fire  3.5mm headphone jack windows surface pro 8  3.5mm headphone jack blackberry playbook  3.5mm headphone jack sony tablet s  3.5mm headphone jack toshiba excite 10  3.5mm headphone jack acer iconia one 10  3.5mm headphone jack
Sensors
Accelerometer Accelerometer Accelerometer Accelerometer Accelerometer Accelerometer Accelerometer Accelerometer Accelerometer Accelerometer
Stand
apple ipad pro  stand galaxy tab s8  stand apple ipad mini  stand amazon fire hd 10  stand kindle fire  stand windows surface pro 8  stand blackberry playbook  stand sony tablet s  stand toshiba excite 10  stand acer iconia one 10  stand
SDHC Slot
apple ipad pro  sdhc slot galaxy tab s8  sdhc slot apple ipad mini  sdhc slot amazon fire hd 10  sdhc slot kindle fire  sdhc slot windows surface pro 8  sdhc slot blackberry playbook  sdhc slot sony tablet s  sdhc slot toshiba excite 10  sdhc slot acer iconia one 10  sdhc slot
Content
Internet
apple ipad pro  internet galaxy tab s8  internet apple ipad mini  internet amazon fire hd 10  internet kindle fire  internet windows surface pro 8  internet blackberry playbook  internet sony tablet s  internet toshiba excite 10  internet acer iconia one 10  internet
Ebooks
apple ipad pro  ebooks galaxy tab s8  ebooks apple ipad mini  ebooks amazon fire hd 10  ebooks kindle fire  ebooks windows surface pro 8  ebooks blackberry playbook  ebooks sony tablet s  ebooks toshiba excite 10  ebooks acer iconia one 10  ebooks
Games
apple ipad pro  games galaxy tab s8  games apple ipad mini  games amazon fire hd 10  games kindle fire  games windows surface pro 8  games blackberry playbook  games sony tablet s  games toshiba excite 10  games acer iconia one 10  games
Video
apple ipad pro  video galaxy tab s8  video apple ipad mini  video amazon fire hd 10  video kindle fire  video windows surface pro 8  video blackberry playbook  video sony tablet s  video toshiba excite 10  video acer iconia one 10  video
Music
apple ipad pro  music galaxy tab s8  music apple ipad mini  music amazon fire hd 10  music kindle fire  music windows surface pro 8  music blackberry playbook  music sony tablet s  music toshiba excite 10  music acer iconia one 10  music
Connectivity
Wi-Fi
apple ipad pro  wi-fi galaxy tab s8  wi-fi apple ipad mini  wi-fi amazon fire hd 10  wi-fi kindle fire  wi-fi windows surface pro 8  wi-fi blackberry playbook  wi-fi sony tablet s  wi-fi toshiba excite 10  wi-fi acer iconia one 10  wi-fi
Bluetooth
apple ipad pro  bluetooth galaxy tab s8  bluetooth apple ipad mini  bluetooth amazon fire hd 10  bluetooth kindle fire  bluetooth windows surface pro 8  bluetooth blackberry playbook  bluetooth sony tablet s  bluetooth toshiba excite 10  bluetooth acer iconia one 10  bluetooth
USB
apple ipad pro  usb galaxy tab s8  usb apple ipad mini  usb amazon fire hd 10  usb kindle fire  usb windows surface pro 8  usb blackberry playbook  usb sony tablet s  usb toshiba excite 10  usb acer iconia one 10  usb
3G
apple ipad pro  3g galaxy tab s8  3g apple ipad mini  3g amazon fire hd 10  3g kindle fire  3g windows surface pro 8  3g blackberry playbook  3g sony tablet s  3g toshiba excite 10  3g acer iconia one 10  3g
GPS
apple ipad pro  gps galaxy tab s8  gps apple ipad mini  gps amazon fire hd 10  gps kindle fire  gps windows surface pro 8  gps blackberry playbook  gps sony tablet s  gps toshiba excite 10  gps acer iconia one 10  gps
Battery
Battery life
10 hours 9 hours 10 hours 12 hours 4 hours 8 hours 10 hours 8 hours 10 hours 5 hours
DC Power Input
apple ipad pro  dc power input galaxy tab s8  dc power input apple ipad mini  dc power input amazon fire hd 10  dc power input kindle fire  dc power input windows surface pro 8  dc power input blackberry playbook  dc power input sony tablet s  dc power input toshiba excite 10  dc power input acer iconia one 10  dc power input
Warranty
Period
1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year
Help & support
Telephone support
apple ipad pro  telephone support galaxy tab s8  telephone support apple ipad mini  telephone support amazon fire hd 10  telephone support kindle fire  telephone support windows surface pro 8  telephone support blackberry playbook  telephone support sony tablet s  telephone support toshiba excite 10  telephone support acer iconia one 10  telephone support
Email support
apple ipad pro  email support galaxy tab s8  email support apple ipad mini  email support amazon fire hd 10  email support kindle fire  email support windows surface pro 8  email support blackberry playbook  email support sony tablet s  email support toshiba excite 10  email support acer iconia one 10  email support
Live chat
apple ipad pro  live chat galaxy tab s8  live chat apple ipad mini  live chat amazon fire hd 10  live chat kindle fire  live chat windows surface pro 8  live chat blackberry playbook  live chat sony tablet s  live chat toshiba excite 10  live chat acer iconia one 10  live chat
User manual
apple ipad pro  user manual galaxy tab s8  user manual apple ipad mini  user manual amazon fire hd 10  user manual kindle fire  user manual windows surface pro 8  user manual blackberry playbook  user manual sony tablet s  user manual toshiba excite 10  user manual acer iconia one 10  user manual

Tablets explained

In many ways, tablet computers resemble a scaled-up smartphone. There’s a big bright touch screen and few other buttons – and while you can’t fit a tablet into your pocket, they’re still small and light enough to slip into your bag.

However, tablets are closer to ordinary computers in terms of abilities. They have a Wi-Fi connection built in, and many can connect to the internet over mobile phone networks, effectively giving you the freedom to get online nearly anywhere.

That means tablets lend themselves well to internet-based applications. They’re ideal for viewing websites, checking your email and performing other tasks online. The lack of a proper keyboard means working on documents can be a pain, but also makes tablets great for multimedia uses.

Do more with tablets

Watching online video and viewing photos are just two ways to take advantage of the vibrant screens that tablets have. Built in cameras and microphones also allow you to record audio and video.

But the real versatility of tablets becomes apparent when you stop thinking of them as just another computer. For a start, you can use them like a clipboard, while you stand up. And most tablets offer lots of applications (‘apps’) to download and install – covering everything from captivating games to maps, video editing tools and more.

Although it’s easy to get carried away by their ‘cool factor’, think about the practical aspects of tablets too. Check how long the battery lasts and how easy it is to recharge.

You’ll probably need to use your tablet alongside another computer, but if you plan to store lots of large files on it, look for a memory card slot so you can add extra storage.

Practicalities aside, the truth is that tablets are cool. Once you’ve used one, you won’t be in a hurry to go back to your old laptop.


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