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Being the best tablet option not only comprise of its high-end specs but we also have to take a look at its decent peripherals as well as its price tag. For sure, when you are spending more than $500 on a tablet, your preference will be to grab the best option currently available in the market.
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The buyers do have a number of options including Android, iOS and Windows OS. Our ranking of the tablet does base on tablet performance, display quality, battery life, and pricing. On the basis of OS, there are four options currently available in the market including iOS, Android, Amazon, and Windows tablet. The iOS running Apple iPads has a wide range of apps so while purchasing iPad buyers don't have to worry about apps. Most of the times, the Android users do enjoy all apps available for iOS users but it is not guaranteed.
As Windows tablets lack in Apps department but they have an extra option that it can run Windows Program that's why most of Windows tablets feature keyboard alongside it. Let's have a look at the current best tablets available to buy in 2016. Starting with the best option as expected it is Surface Pro 4.
If you are looking for the best, the latest iPad Pro 11 is certainly the best tab currently available in the market. It is packed with the latest best hardware from Apple and also brings 2-in-1 form factor thanks to the new keyboard.
It comes with a new Apple Pencil which enhances productivity. Following the latest trend, the company reduced the bezels to give it a new striking look with a great finish. The Audio performance is also improved as opposed to the predecessor. Thanks to the better screen-to-body ratio you will get a gigantic display on the front. It is one of the thinnest well-crafted tablets in the market.
The latest iPad Pro is a pretty great performer but still, the iOS is not optimized for the multi-tasking like laptops, So it could be set back if you are looking for a PC replacement. Unfortunately, it lacks the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack. As a biometric feature, it comes with Face ID instead of Touch ID.
As being the best-in-class the iPad Pro 11 is certainly one of the most expensive Tabs available in the market. Despite all these goodies, you can't take it as MacBook replacement. In terms of performance, design and display the iPad Pro 11 brings everything that you can expect from the best in 2018. If you are looking for a larger display, you can opt 12.9-inch variant which is even more expensive.
|Specs||Apple iPad Pro 11|
|Screen resolution||1668 x 2388 pixels|
|storage||64,256.512GB, 1TB non-expandable via MicroSD|
|Dimensions||247.6 x 178.5 x 5.9mm|
A few years ago Microsoft debut Surface Pro lineup tablets. Under this lineup, the company brought iterative models with better hardware and design. Recently the company announced Surface Pro 6 with the latest 8th gen Intel hardware. The latest Surface Pro 6 is currently one of the finest tab available in the market. As expected all these goodies come at a hefty pricing.
In terms of sheer power, you can either have the 8th gen Intel Core i5 or i7 with up to 1TB SSD storage. As a freebie, the company is offering Office 365 suite for 30 days. For those who are looking for a better battery life, the company claims on single charging the Surface Pro 6 will last up to 13.5 hours. Like the iPad Pro, it is also amongst the most expensive Tabs available in the market.
The Audio setup is certainly an important aspect of the new Tabs, the Surface Pro 6 comes with 1.6W stereo speakers with Dolby Audio Premium. Overall the audio experience is pretty great. For connectivity, it features 3.5mm headphone jack, USB 3.0 port and MicroSD reader. As OS it is pre-installed with the Windows 10 Pro straight out of the box.
|Specs||Surface Pro 6|
|Screen resolution||2736 x 1824 pixels|
|Chipset||8th gen Core i5 and Core i7|
|Storage||128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB SSD|
|3.5mm headphone jack||Yes|
|Mini Display port||Yes|
Not everyone is up for the premium tablets, there are still the majority of buyers who prefer to buy tablets with better value for the money. To attract that kind of buyers Amazon recently announces the latest Fire HD 10. We can easily rate Fire HD 10 as one of the best Tab on the basis of value for the money. The base model with 32GB storage can be purchased at $150.
It is pre-installed with Alexa-AI Assistant so you can perform many tasks without even touching the device. It can be connected with Echo smart speakers as well. Usually, the cheap tabs don't come with large displays but that's not the case with Amazon Fire HD 10. As the name suggests it has a 10.1-inches display with Full HD+ screen resolution.
A mid-range quad-core chipset is powering it which provides enough power to handle daily driver tasks efficiently. The good thing is its native storage can be expanded up to 256GB using MicroSD. Apart from the standard model, Amazon is also offering Kids Edition as well. For those who want a smaller variant, you can consider the Fire HD 8.
|Specs||Amazon Fire HD 10|
|Screen resolution||1920 x 1200|
|Storage||32GB, 64GB Expandable via MicroSD up to 256GB|
|Battery||up to 10 hours|
|Dimensions||262 x 159 x 9.8mm|
|Colors||Black, Blue and R, d|
Samsung recently took the stage to announce the next-gen Galaxy Tab S4. As the name suggests the Tab S4 is the successor model of last year's Tab S3. The latest variant comes with a number of extra goodies like S Pen Stylus, new Book Cover Keyboard to bring 2-in-1 form factor and also comes with Dex support natively.
According to Samsung, the latest Galaxy Tab S4 is specially focused to enhance the productivity as well as to provide great entertainment experience with its impressive OLED display and solid performing hardware. Unfortunately, despite being an expensive phone it doesn't have the latest best hardware instead the company opted for last year's Snapdragon 835 chipset.
The other special aspects of Galaxy Tab S4 are Defense grade security, Essential Home Assistant, S-Pen with 4,096 level of pressure sensitivity. Being an entertainment-focused Tab, it comes with 1.2W speakers tuned by AKG to provide you the best audio experience.
Last but not the least we have another Tab from Apple. The iPad Mini 4 isn't the latest iPad but still, it is still one of the best mini tabs in the market despite being a few years older. It features a 7-inches display which makes it one of the most compact tab available in the market.
There are many customers in the market who don't prefer iPad 9.7 or the latest iPad Pro due to its larger overall footprint or expensive price tag. The iPad Mini emerge as a pretty good option for those who are looking for a compact iPad with a form factor.
Being a Mini variant it lacks goodies of the Pro variants. Another important aspect is it doesn't have support for Apple pencil. It is running on the A8 chipset with 2GB RAM. The top of the line model comes with 128GB storage, it can't be expanded using MicroSD. A fairly large 5,124mAh battery is on board to keep its lights on for a longer period.
I have always been an Apple fan and no doubt, the iPad Pro 9.7 is my all-time favorite. The display is the thing that impresses me the most. And not to forget the pencil support.
I haven't yet got a chance to own this iPad Pro, but I have used my friend's device. The pencil has literally bowled me over. It's awesome, I tell you.
Out of the Pixel C and Xperia Z4, my vote goes for the Sony tablet. It's waterproof design is what is important to me due to the work type. But the lower native storage is enough to put me off.
Then I guess, you should once give the Pixel C a chance. Why I love it is because of two things - the battery life. And more importantly, the availability of latest Android OS updates it can get as it's a home product.
I am very happy to see the Surface Pro 4 at the very top of the list. I don't know if the list is compiled as per priority, but I am sure this deserves to be at the top. And one reason - I use that. Nicely written.
I don't know why you liked that expensive tablet. But anyway, the Kickstand comes pre-installed, which is a very good thing.