Perfect gifts are hard to find, and so are perfect tablets. With so many players in the market today, it becomes hard to choose the best in a million. The obvious difference between tablets is seen in the operating system they run on. Exceptions exist but majority run on Apple iOS, Android or Windows platform. While Apple has dominated the market since the release of the first iPad in 2010, of late we have seen an influx of Android tablets as Google continues to refine the Operating System.
The Android platform is an open source which means manufacturers can use Google’s software for free. This has resulted in a healthy battleground with manufacturers racing for the lowest prices possible as opposed to iOS where prices keep on rising. While Android tablets and iPads are great for entertainment, reading e-books and browsing the Web, they cannot compete with your laptop when it comes to productivity and creativity. That’s where the Windows tablets come in. In this article, we have rounded up the top 5 tablets that really stand out in design, specs, and price.
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Best Tablets of 2019: # 1: iPad Pro (11-inch, Wi-Fi, 256GB)
iPad Pro is the newest tablet from Apple. It has a lot of new features compared to the older iPad versions. A bigger screen, a faster processor, better cameras( front and back), support for the Apple Pencil, and a keyboard connection port are some of the new features of Apple IPad Pro.
It has an 11-inch edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display with ProMotion. ProMotion is a new display technology from Apple, it makes the device run a faster without consuming a lot of battery. It increases the refresh rate up to 120 Hz and makes scrolling very fluid. ProMotion improves battery life by automatically adjusting the display refresh rate to match the movement of the content. Artists use iPad for creating paintings, editing images, handmade infographics etc. ProMotion halves the latency on the Apple Pencil which makes using it feel like writing on a real paper.
True Tone is another display feature by Apple. It measures the light in your environment and carefully adjusts its screen brightness to make it feel like you are reading from a real white paper. By doing this it makes it easy to read eBooks/documents for longer periods without causing any strain on your eyes.
Apple uses A12X Bionic chip with clock speed 2.49ghz capable of handling 5 trillion operations per second.
A12X Bionic chip is a 64-bit octa-core ARM mobile system on a chip used in iPad pro and other new Apple devices. Its an upgrade to its older version A10X.
A12X Bionic chip uses a neural processor— A microprocessor that specializes in the speeding up of machine learning algorithms.
iPad Pro 11 is a great choice for painters, musicians, gamers, photo editors and budding artists.
Best Tablets of 2019: # 2: Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 is a blazing fast and easy to use an android based tablet. It is designed for multitasking and helps you get your work done quickly.
Samsung DeX lets you transform your tablet into a PC. Now you can finish your unfinished work on the go with your Samsung Galaxy Tab S4. When connected with a compatible keyboard and mouse via a Samsung HDMI adapter/cable, it works like a PC. You can open multiple tabs, toggle between the tabs at a lightning speed and drag and drop the files with ease.
Use S Pen like a regular pen and create to-do lists, draw diagrams and take quick notes. It is designed to give you an experience of writing with a real pen and get more work done really fast.
Its 0.7mm rubber tip is quiet and smooth, it detects 4,096 levels of pressure letting you maneuver through the screen with ease and weighs only 9.1 grams.
A lot of buyers are looking for a compact device capable of fulfilling their entertainment needs. Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 provides an expansive viewing area with no top logo or home button taking up space. For watching movies and your favorite TV shows it has a 10.5-inch screen with an improved 16:10 ratio AMOLED display
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 is perfect for office workers, students, musicians, and travel vloggers.
Best Tablets of 2019: # 3: Samsung galaxy book 12 inch
Samsung galaxy book is a tablet powered by Windows 10 and a 7th Gen Intel Core i5 Processor. It is tailor-made for workaholics and people whose work involves a lot of travel.
It has 4GB RAM, a 128GB solid-state drive, two USB-C ports for connecting all your devices with it.
Connect your Samsung phone and tab with Samsung flow in a touch. Samsung Flow allows you to seamlessly switch devices in the middle of any activity. You can choose the best device for a particular activity and switch to that device in a second. It also maintains the status of work before switching so you just continue where you left off.
You can connect a keyboard and a mouse to use it as a PC and do every possible task possible on a regular PC. Create infographics, diagrams, drawings with the pressure-responsive S Pen.
For movie buffs, Samsung galaxy book comes with a Super AMOLED display. Super AMOLED has touch integrated function— the layer responsible for touch screen functionality is built inside the screen. Its screen adapts to the environment and makes it easy on the eyes without compromising the quality of the output.
Best Tablets of 2019: # 4: iPad mini 4
iPad mini 4 is a light and thin version of the regular iPad. It is built for people who want to get their work done or use social media anywhere they want. It is 6.1mm thin and weighs only 298 grams.
iPad mini 4 has an A8 chip with second-generation 64-bit desktop-class architecture.
The A8 chip is a 64-bit ARM-based system on a chip designed by Apple Inc and has it has 25% more CPU performance and 50% more graphics performance while drawing only 50% of the power of its predecessor, the A7.
Watch movies, edit images, or browse the internet as much as you want, iPad mini 4 has 10 hours of battery life.
It has two amazing cameras powered with advanced optics, an improved sensor, and an Apple‑designed image signal processor. It enhances the functionality of both cameras with features like panorama, time‑lapse and slow‑motion video, and burst and timer modes.
iPad mini 4 keeps your phone contents safe with its Touch ID technology. Touch ID technology converts your fingerprints into a secure password which helps lock and unlock your phone with a single touch. It also prevents you from disclosing your credit card information to hackers and spammers.
Download files or stream your favorite TV shows anywhere you go with iPad mini 4’s fast wireless connectivity. In absence of a wifi hotspot, the cellular model connects you to a fast mobile data network anywhere in the world. It delivers 866 Mbps speed on wifi and 150 Mbps on 4G LTE.
Best Tablets of 2019: # 5: Microsoft Surface Pro 6
For all you windows 10 lovers Microsoft Surface Pro 6 is the best solution to your extensive computing needs and is a great travel companion.
It has a 12.3-inch “PixelSense” display with 2736 x 1824 (267 PPI) resolution, 3:2 aspect ratio, and 10 point multi-touch. The sRGB color mode is handy for those looking to edit images or videos. The display automatically adapts its brightness in different environments which helps in outdoor use.
It has 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB solid-state drive (SSD) storage space options and the device is fan-less. Battery life is up to 13.5 hours of local video playback.
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 is capable of doing a lot more than a regular tablet and remains a single alternative in the market to a legitimate PC.
It gives two processor options i5-8250U and i7-8650U. You can run heavy-duty programs like Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom, and Revit at the speed of light.