When Apple introduced the iPad, many were the analysts who claimed that the PC era, as we knew it so far, was over. Manufacturers have seen as year after year, laptop sales have been declining for the benefit of tablets, a device that offers us greater versatility than laptops and that cover most users’ needs.
Over the years, tablets have evolved into a real alternative to the use that many users can make of a computer. In addition, thanks to developers, today we can find applications of all kinds that meet the needs of virtually every user. Below we show you what are the best tablets that we can currently find on the market.
If you think the time has come to renew your old laptop, you may have intended to move once and for all, to the versatility and convenience that a tablet offers us. Currently, in the market we can find two manufacturers that are still betting on this market: Samsung and Apple. Although, being honest, we can’t forget about Microsoft and the Surface, a hybrid between tablet and laptop.
Apple offers three models of tablets with different screen sizes: 12.9, 10.5 and 9.7 inches. While it is true that it also offers us a 7.9-inch model, this model is about to disappear from the catalog since it has not been updated for a couple of years. The first two, 12.9 and 10.1 inches, are within Apple’s Pro category, being devices that offer us a very similar power to what we can currently find in many of the notebooks currently available on the market.
The Pro models are also compatible with Apple Pencil, an expensive accessory with which we can write or draw directly on the screen of the device, but it can be an ideal tool for all those who use the laptop to take annotations, as you can in a study center, the University..
Apple’s application ecosystem is very large and in the App Store we can find applications of all kinds to perform any task that goes through our mind, from creating design with Apple Pencil as if we did directly in Photoshop, to creating text documents, spreadsheets or presentations with the help of an external keyboard without any problems.
iPad Pro 12.9-inch
The 12.9-inch model is the ideal model for all designers, who need a large screen to create or edit designs with the help of the Appel Pencil. This model is available with Wi-Fi connection or Wi-Fi connection and data. In addition, it is available in two storage capacities: 64 and 256 GB. The price of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro with 64GB capacity is priced on Amazon 750 euros
iPad Pro 10.5-inch
The 10.5-inch model is designed for users who need the power offered by the 12.9-inch model, but with the versatility offered by a smaller screen size, and therefore, more potable. This model, like the 12.9-inch, is available in 64 and 256 GB versions and with Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi connection plus data. The price of 10.5-inch iPad Pro with 64GB capacity is 679 euros on Amazon
But if what you want is a laptop tablet and you don’t want to spend a lot of money, because the use you are going to make of it is to look at the mail, see your Facebook wall, your Twitter or Instagram account, as well as reading this blog and others you like, Apple puts at our disposal the 9.7-inch model, a model that has a minimum capacity of 32 GB and is available both in Wifi version and Wifi version plus data.
This model is not compatible with Apple Pencil. The iPad 2018 32GB has a No products found., while in the Apple Store we can find it for 349 euros.
During its first years in the tablet market, Samsung had always opted solely on Android to manage them. But as the years have passed, and Windows 10 has become an operating system for laptops, the Korean company has launched models with this operating system, an operating system that offers us the same features that we currently offer lifelong notebooks.
Galaxy Tab S3
If you want power on a tablet, the Samsung Tab S range is the one you’re looking for. This range of Samsung offers us two screen models: 8 and 9.7 inches. In addition, Tab S3 models come with a stylus, with which we can take notice or create fantastic drawings on our Samsung tablet, as with iPad Pro, although we have to buy Apple Pencil independently.
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 with LTE
Galaxy Tab A
If you don’t want to spend a lot of money on a tablet managed by Android, Samsung offers us different models to cover all the needs within the Tab A range. This range offers two screen sizes: 9.7 and 10.1 inches, more than enough to cover any occasional or usual needs in the market. our home address.
The first versions of this series offered us 7-inch models, and although today they are still available for sale at very interesting prices, they are not at all recommended, both for features and for the Android version that we find inside.
- Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 inch
- Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 inch
If the idea of adopting a tablet with open arms doesn’t go through your head, the Samsung Galaxy Book may be what you’re looking for. The Galaxy Book is a tablet/convertible to which we can attach a keyboard that offers an autonomy of up to 11 hours. Unlike the Tab range, inside we find Windows 10, so it is rather a laptop without a keyboard than a tablet.
Inside we find an Intel i5 seventh generation processor accompanied by 4/8/12 GB of RAM, the display is Super AMOLED and comes from home with an S Pen, with which we can interact with the screen as if it were a Galaxy Note. As for storage, the Galaxy Book is available in versions of 64/128 and 256 GB.
Being managed by Windows 10 we can install any application that we need to use, unlike what happens in tablets managed by both iOS and Android. With a weight that varies, depending on model, from 650 grams to 754 grams and a 10.6/ 12-inch display, the portability of this tablet/ convertible is assured.
- Samsung Galaxy Book…
- Samsung Galaxy Book…
- Samsung Galaxy Book…
If we can’t completely get rid of a laptop because of the features or applications it offers and that we can find in both iOS and Android, the best alternative that we can currently find on the market are Surface Microsoft, a tablets that we can convert a laptop quickly connecting an external keyboard.
If we are looking for a cheaper option to Samsung Galaxy Book, Microsoft offers a wide range of tablets/laptops without keyboard within the Surface range. These devices are managed by a full version of Windows 10, which allows us to install any application. It also includes an option to activate tablet mode, which allows us to interact with it as if it were a tablet.
Surface Pro offers us different models to cover all the mobility and power needs that the most demanding may need, especially when our head does not pass by adopting a mobile ecosystem in our home to perform sporadic or day-to-day tasks. Unlike Samsung, which offers us a single Galaxy Book model, Microsoft offers 5 different models, all with a 12.3-inch display and an autonomy that exceeds 12 hours.
- Surface Pro M3 – 128B SSD + 4GB RAM for 949 EUR
- Surface Pro i5 – 128B SSD + 4GB RAM for 919 Euro
- Surface Pro i5 – 128B SSD +8GB RAM for €1,149
- Surface Pro i5-256 B SSD + 8GB RAM for 1,499 USD
- Surface Pro i7-128B SSD +8GB RAM for 1,799 EUR
These are the official prices for Surface Pro on the Microsoft website.
When buying a tablet, first of all we must take into account, apart from the budget, both the use that we are going to want to give it and the operating system that uses our smartphone. If we have an iPhone, the most obvious bet would be to go for an iPad. But if we have an Android smartphone, the Samsung option is the most suitable.
If we want a tablet that also allows us to make use of specific applications that are not available on iOS and Android mobile operating systems, we have two options. Find an alternative in both S.O. or do us with a Samsung or Microsoft tablet managed by Windows 10.