Top Range Tablets: the best to buy

In this always updated guide, we collect all the best top-of-the-range tablet of the moment to increase or improve your productivity. In fact, having something to manage files, correspondence or simply as support for viewing content while your main device is engaged in the other can be very useful. In some cases, the tablet itself may be the main protagonist of a work or study session, as in the case of graphic designers, artists or amateurs.

Before choosing which tablet to buy it is important to understand what are the characteristics that play a determining role in this choice. Beyond the power of the processor and cutting memory expandable always via Micro SD, the fundamental prove to be size, weight, screen quality, autonomy and some killer features that can make the difference.

Dimensions and weight

If you are looking for a comfortable device then weight and size will be essential. Usually, these are proportional features. As the size increases, it should, in general, increase the weight. A large tablet, with a good diagonal, however, is essential for viewing the largest amount of content possible. The right middle ground is certainly represented by one of those devices in which the various companies concentrate all their technology.

Display

Working on a low-resolution display or with a too small diagonal strain the view, slow down the reading and in general it is not the best if you expect long sessions of writing or study. Wide diagonal, good brightness and resolution totally change the user experience without constantly compelling the size of the content or bending to get closer to it.

Processor and RAM

A good processor and adequate RAM are the keys to achieving what you need. Needless to think about gaming or unbridled productivity if you intend to buy a device without respectful hardware. It is always better to focus on devices Quad Core or Octa Core with at least 2GB of RAM.

Autonomy

A powerful device, great for productivity, loses its meaning and utility if it is not a sample of autonomy or does not last as long as necessary to carry out normal activities. The capacity of the battery is, therefore, to be evaluated very carefully considering also its wear over time and the decrease in autonomy over the years.

Killer feature

Some of the killer features that can totally change the user experience are the compatibility with a pen, like S-Pen for Samsung and Apple Pencil for iPad, or the possibility to transform the device into a computer simply by connecting it to a monitor as it is possible for Samsung through DeX.

The top-selling top-selling tablets of the moment

Before making an important purchase like this it is good to consider opinions and feedback from those who have already made the purchase. Which place better than Amazon? Let’s see the top of the range tablets contained in the top 10 bestsellers of the Jeff Bezos store.

Our selection

After having a look at the Amazon proposal, it is appropriate to switch to our selection to look more closely at the products that compete to win the title of the best top-of-the-range tablet.

Apple iPad Pro 11 “(2018)

Let’s talk about one of the latest technological findings of the bitten apple. An expensive but reliable device that leaves a special note for the display and interaction with the Apple Pencil. Specifically, it presents with:

  • Weight: 467g
  • Dimensions: 247 * 178 * 8mm
  • Display: 11 “edge-to-edge Liquid Retina with ProMotion, True Tone and wide color range
  • Bionic A12X Chip Processor with Neural Engine
  • Security: Face ID for secure authentication and Apple Pay
  • Camera: 12MP rear, 7MP TrueDepth front camera
  • Audio: four speakers with stereo sound 
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11ac and 4G LTE Advanced cellular networks, USB Type-C

This is a device reserved for a small circle of users. The cost is in fact certainly sustainable by a small slice of users, but it will not be a problem for those who really need it. Important is to specify over the compatibility with the Apple Pencil the one with the Smart Keyboard Folio that will give the idea to use a mini PC.

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 “(2018)

Let’s talk about the older brother of all the Apple tablets presented in 2018. A cutting edge device that shares the same characteristics as the 11 “younger brother. A 12.9 “ display, however, is similar to that of a 13.3″ Macbook and this brings considerable improvements for those who need a large display to read, write and above all draw. Specifically, the technical sheet presents:

  • Weight: 467g
  • Dimensions: 280 * 178 * 8mm
  • Display: 11 “edge-to-edge Liquid Retina with ProMotion, True Tone and wide color range
  • Processor: Bionic A12X chip with Neural Engine
  • Security: Face ID for secure authentication and Apple Pay
  • Camera: 12MP rear, 7MP TrueDepth front camera
  • Audio: four-speaker with stereo sound 
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11ac and 4G LTE Advanced cellular networks, USB Type-C

It is important to specify the compatibility with the Apple Pencil and with the Smart Keyboard Folio which will give the idea to use a normal PC.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4

It is the worthy successor of the Galaxy Tab S3 and represents, at least for the moment, the pinnacle of technology and commitment used by Samsung in such devices. This is a very accurate product and not only aesthetically as the Korean house has always accustomed us. The clean and minimal design, which strongly recalls the philosophy followed on smartphones starting with Samsung Galaxy S6, comes with the glass in the back where the camera stands out, horizontally centered. The frames are optimized, made thinner to contribute not only to the design but also to the ergonomics of the product. The technical file is obviously generous. It comes with:

  • Display: 10.5 “, Super AMOLED with 2560 x 1600 px resolution
  • Dimensions: 16.4 x 0.7 x 24.9 cm
  • Weight: 500g
  • Processor: Snapdragon 835 Octa Core (Quad Core 2.35GHz + Quad Core 1.9GHz)
  • Memory: 64Gb expandable via Micro SD up to 400Gb
  • RAM: 4 GB DDR3L SDRAM
  • Camera: 13 MP rear and 8 MP front
  • Battery: 7300 mAh
  • Connectivity : Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac 2.4GHz + 5GHz and USB Type-C
  • Killer feature:  DeX, S-Pen, biometric sensor

The extreme attention to productivity is manifested not only thanks to a wide 10.5 “diagonal, perfect for those who love reading and writing, but also thanks to the interaction with S-Pen and the DeX configuration. Connecting the Galaxy Tab S4 to a monitor you can directly operate in the world much more comfortable making the most of the versatility of this device.

Apple iPad Pro

Fans of the bitten apple will only be satisfied with this little gem. It will also appeal to the biggest supporters of Android. Design, compactness, and robustness are just some of the keywords. Let’s see however immediately closer:

  • Weight of 477 grams (469 Wi-Fi only);
  • IPS True Tone 10.5 “ 2224 × 1668 display;
  • Audio with 4 stereo speakers and two microphones;
  • Processor A10x Fusion Hexa-core 64bit to 2.38GHz with coprocessor M10 movement
  • 4GB RAM memory;
  • 64GB internal memory not expandable;
  • 30.4 watt-hour battery (10 hours of use)
  • 12-megapixel rear camera and 7-megapixel front camera
  •  450Mbps LTE support and GLONASS assisted GPS. Apple SIM embedded.
  • Wi-Fi ac connectivity with MIMO, Bluetooth 4.2, Lightning with USB 3.0 support
  • Touch ID

In short, it would seem that nothing is missing. It is suitable for any type of activity, for reading apps but also for the most demanding ones. Buyers of all ages and with the most diverse needs are more than satisfied. All that remains is to try it.

Huawei MediaPad M3

This tablet would seem to be not afraid of anything, and in fact, it is so. A powerful processor and a RAM comparable to that of a PC make it a very dangerous range top. Let’s see immediately what it breaks into the market:

  • Weight: 308g
  • Dimensions: 23 x 0.8 x 16 cm
  • Display: IPS 8.4 “WQXGA, 2560 x 1600
  • Processor: Kirin Octa-Core at 2.3GHz
  • RAM: 4GB LPDDR3-SDRAM
  • Memory: 32 GB expandable up to 128GB
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n, Bluetooth
  • OS: Android 6.0
  • Camera: 8 MP f / 2.0 main and 8 MP front

A high-end tablet of this caliber guarantees unrivaled quality and reliability. It does not fear competition and lends itself to meeting the needs of its users without any kind of effort. Applications of graphics, video editing, games, Office and more will not be a problem.

Huawei MediaPad M5 10.0 Pro

Huawei MediaPad M5 Pro
Huawei MediaPad M5 Pro

He is the elder brother of the Huawei family. It is a respectable product and at a lower price than the competition. It comes in three variants: Pro, LTE, and Wi-Fi. Specifically, its technical sheet offers:

  • Weight: 500g
  • Dimensions: 25.8 × 0.73 × 17.1cm
  • Display: IPS 10.0 “WQXGA, 2560 x 1600
  • Processor: Kirin 960
  • RAM: 4GB LPDDR3-SDRAM
  • Memory: 64 GB expandable up to 128GB
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n, Bluetooth
  • OS: Android 8.0
  • Battery: 7500 mAh

It is important to consider the possibility of interacting with the specific stylus as well as the possibility of connecting it, via OTG, to a mouse and keyboard. Here is the link for the purchase of the specific pen for the MediaPad M5:

ASUS ZenPad 3 8.0

This ASUS ZenPad 3 8.0 is part of the new line up of ASUS tablets. Compared to the previous model greatly improves the technical characteristics, starting from the most defined display up to the possibility of SIM support. We are certainly talking about a medium-high end product, as shown in its technical data sheet.

  • CPU:  Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 Hexa-core
  • GPU:  Adreno 520
  • Display: 7.9 “IPS 1536 × 2048
  • Weight: 320 grams
  • RAM: 2/4 GB
  • ROM:  16/32 GB
  • Battery: 4680 mAh
  • Camera : front 5 MP / rear 8 MP
  • Other:  microSD slot, 4G SIM support, and DTS HD Stereo speaker
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