Jacob Osborn
14 Best Tablets for Work and Play in 2021 | Man of Many
No tech is created equal and tablet computers are certainly no exception. Before you click “buy” on even the best tablet, consider the following variables:
What to Look for in a Tablet?
No offence to Microsoft or Amazon, but the true contest of champions puts Apple’s iOS up against Android. Here’s a quick breakdown:
Apple vs Android Tablets
Now for the main event! Here are the best tablets of 2021 for work and play (in no given order).
Best Tablets for Work and Play
From the brand that broke open the doors on the entire tablet industry comes this 10.2″ stunner. Equipped with the new A12 Bionic chip, it delivers brilliant performance at a terrific price. Bring in some compatible accessories like the Smart Keyboard or Apple Pencil to crank that functionality dial even higher.
1. Apple iPad
As soon as you saw the words “best tablet,” Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S7 may have popped into your head. More powerful and immersive than ever before, its 120Hz display delivers a sensational viewing and gaming experience.
2. Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+
When it comes to 2-in-1 devices, Microsoft’s Surface Book 3 is a tough one to beat. Currently a Windows 10 tablet, it will upgrade to Windows 11 at some point down the road, free of charge.
3. Microsoft Surface Book 3
There’s a reason they call this iPad the “Air,” as it packs wondrous functionality into a supremely lightweight design.
4. Apple iPad Air
Amazon’s tablet covers all the basics with considerable panache, making it a great everyday option. It’s easily one of the best tablets for its respective price range.
5. Amazon Fire HD 10
Equal parts large and lightweight, Note2 is a superb E-ink reader moonlighting as a tablet computer. It runs on Android and offers quick processing speeds, enhanced security features, and a stylish design. Load this thing up with all the documents you can throw its way.
6. Onyx Boox Note2
Effortlessly portable, Apple’s iPad Mini is also one heck of a gaming tablet and entertainment portal. It packs all the features you’d find on the 2019 iPad Air into a more compact frame.
7. Apple iPad Mini
With its large stereo speakers and round edges, Lenovo’s tablet forges a path of its own. Thanks to a multi-mode kickstand design, it’s also more adjustable than the standard counterpart. This is one of the best tablets for those on a budget.
8. Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab
Recently upgraded on multiple fronts, Amazon’s signature tablet offers more storage, better speeds, and longer battery life than its predecessor. It’s also available at a price that’s too good to refuse.
9. Amazon Fire HD 8
The next best thing to a laptop, this Samsung tablet becomes all the more productive when you bring in the adjoining S Pen. Use it for note-taking and gaming and pretty much everything in between.
10. Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Apple’s latest iPad Pro may very well be their greatest. Beautifully dynamic, it’s also fast, functional, and compatible with Thunderbolt.
11. iPad Pro 2021
While pricier and smaller than the standard Amazon Fire tablet, the Kids Edition is a huge hit nevertheless. Plus, it’s still quite affordable.
12. Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition
One of the industry’s best hybrids, the Surface Pro 7 improved upon its predecessor by adding a USB-C port. We’ll let you decide whether or not it’s worth the difference in price.
13. Microsoft Surface Pro 7
With its paper-thin design, reMarkable 2 is the world’s slimmest tablet. Designed for writing, that’s exactly where it shines.
14. reMarkable 2
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