Android tablets have progressed significantly from the beginning of constrained applications and sketchy convenience. Nowadays there are no deficiency of incredible gadgets to address pretty much everybody’s issues, regardless of whether simply you’re searching for something essential or a PC substitution.
- Asus ZenPad 3S 10
If you’re looking for the best combination of price and performance, Asus’ ZenPad 3S 10 is a tough one to beat. It’s The Wirecutter’s pick for best overall Android tablet, which notes some shortcomings compared to the likes of the Galaxy Tab S3 but far fewer that you might expect given the price difference. That includes an ample 64GB of storage (with a microSD card slot for expansion), a high-resolution 2048×1536 screen, and a fingerprint sensor for added security.
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Samsung’s tablets have long been one of the safest go-tos for Android users, and the company’s current lineup is no exception. One standout in particular for those willing to pay a bit of a premium is the Galaxy Tab S3, which boasts a 9.7-inch, HDR-supporting AMOLED screen, and comes bundled with Samsung’s well-regarded S Pen stylus for some added versatility.
- Lenovo Tab 4
Few tablets can match cut-rate prices of Amazon’s own devices without cutting some corners, but Lenovo’s Tab 4 8-inch is a solid choice if you’re looking for still-affordable tablet that’ll give you the full-fledged Android experience. LaptopMag was especially impressed with the Tab 4’s solid performance and great display given the price, though the device’s front-facing camera may leave you disappointed if you’re making a lot of video calls.
- Google Pixelbook
Google may no longer be selling an Android tablet of its own after discontinuing the Pixel C, but the company’s Pixelbook Chromebook is another option worth considering for anyone on the fence between a laptop and tablet.While pricey compared to even a high-end Android tablet (or iPad Pro for that matter), the Pixelbook will let you run both Chrome and Android apps, and use it in either laptop or tablet modes thanks to its versatile design. It is definitely more laptop than tablet, however, which extends to a variety of configuration options that can push the price well above the $1,000 base option.