The best tablets for work, play and everything in between!

Published 25th October 2022
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From work to winding down, tablets are designed to be used in every aspect of daily life - and we’re here to help you find your perfect one! Discover our top tips and recommendations for choosing the best model, whatever your budget, needs and preferences.

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The best tablet for everyday use

For things like social media, video chats and music, or whatever else you like to use your devices for during the day, around eight hours of battery life is ideal. 16GB of storage should be plenty for your photos and files, and a quad-core processor is a particular bonus if you’re keen to use multiple apps at once.

We recommend:

Apple iPad (2021)
10.2" | Wi-Fi | 64GB
Space Grey

Why we love it:

  • Versatile and easy to use, it’s perfect for everyday tasks
  • With a 10.2” display, images are crisp, clear and vibrant
  • Showcases Ultra Wide front and 8MP Wide back cameras
  • Surprisingly affordable, it offers all the benefits of Apple
  • With up to 10 hours of battery life, you can use it all day
  • Super thin and lightweight, it can easily slot into your bag
  • Gaming

    The best tablet for gaming

    If you love gaming, you'll want a tablet that's large and in charge - powerful enough to keep up with you and big enough to show every detail. HD and 4K screens of at least 10” are fab for this, and at least 8GB RAM is a must. Headphone compatibility is also super important, for a fully immersive experience. 

    We recommend:

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S8
    11" | 128GB

    Why we love it:

  • Sleek and streamlined, it’s ideal for gaming on the go
  • Snapdragon chip gives it plenty of oomph for gaming
  • Large 11” display offers stunning, bright and vivid detail
  • Listen to your opponents with Three-Mic noise reduction
  • 12 hours of battery life for endless entertainment and play
  • Your games can be brought to life with impressive speed
  • Streaming

    The best tablet for streaming

    For all film and TV buffs, the most important element of a tablet is its screen size; anything of 9” or wider, with high resolution HD (for brighter and more in-depth visuals) is perfect. Front-facing speakers will help to achieve a more immersive sound, while at least 2GB RAM allows for uninterrupted streaming.

    We recommend:

    Microsoft Surface Pro 7
    12.3" | 256GB
    Matte Black

    Why we love it:

  • With an Intel Core i5 processor, it’s extremely powerful
  • The integrated kickstand allows for convenient watching
  • Features an SSD (Solid State Drive) for extra storage
  • PixelSense display ensures high contrast and low glare
  • Full of detail, the 12.3” screen is ideal for TV and movies
  • A matching Surface Pro keyboard and pen are also available
  • Working

    The best tablet for working and studying

    Keeping connected is vital, especially when you’re away from home, so 4G-enabled devices are a must if you like to complete tasks on the go. Flexible 2-in-1 models can function as both standalone tablets and computers with keyboards, which is super handy if you prefer typing over touchscreens. Quad-core processors are also essential for smooth and frequent multi-tasking. 

    We recommend:

    Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
    11.5" | 128GB

    Why we love it:

  • With up to 15 hours of power, its battery life is fantastic
  • Become even more productive with the included keyboard
  • Memory card slot allows you to add more storage when needed
  • 11.5” 2K resolution OLED touchscreen is high-quality and unique
  • Featuring an 8MP front camera, you’re set for meetings and seminars
  • Also includes a Lenovo Precision Pen 2, so you can write and draw
  • Kids

    The best tablet for kids

    Perfect for learning, playing and more, tablets are great for children and even better for parents (if you know, you know!). Designed with little ones in mind, kids’ tablets often come with pre-installed apps, additional safety features, parental controls and a protective case, all while being compact enough to fit in smaller hands. 

    We recommend:

    Amazon Fire 8
    8" | 32GB
    Sky Blue

    Why we love it:

  • Perfect for kids aged 3-7, it’s versatile and durable
  • Showcases a 30% faster processor than other models
  • With a child-proof case, it’s protected against damage
  • The perfect size to fit comfortably in smaller hands
  • Easy-to-use parental controls allow you to limit screen time
  • Amazon Kids+ includes books, films and educational apps
  • Photos

    The best tablet for taking photos

    Looking to snap the perfect Insta post? Or keen to modernise your business’s website with some ultra-HD shots? For the best photos, it’s all about the camera(s) - and this is where you should focus your attention! Keep an eye out for tablets with at least a 12MP camera, for the highest-quality images, and plenty of storage to back them all up. 

    We recommend:

    Apple iPad Pro (2021)
    12.9" | Wi-Fi | 256GB
    Space Grey

    Why we love it:

  • Showcases 12MP Wide rear and 10MP Wide front cameras
  • Offers video capture of up to 4K at 60 frames per second
  • The new ‘Centre Stage’ feature automatically crops you into shot
  • Liquid Retina XDR display delivers incredibly crisp detail on screen
  • Perfect for FaceTime calls with friends and epic Portrait Mode selfies
  • Plus, thanks to Face ID, it takes just a glance to unlock your iPad
  • Need more inspiration? Check out our guide all about the best tablet brands, features and accessories available, plus all the information you need to find the right one for you!

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