Tablets are a hard thing to shop for, there are a number of size options available, a number of OS options that run on those tablets along with a range of individual features and specifications.
There’s everything from the iPad up to the Windows tabs.
To help you choose from that long list, we are going to round up what we consider to be the best tablets available in 2017.
Check them out below.
The 2017 iPad
There’s no doubt that the latest iPad for 2017 is one of/ if not the best tablet on offer. It has been designed to replace the iPad Air 2 with some new specifications but a similar design to the previous iPad options.
This new iPad is sized at 240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm and weighs jjust 496g.
It features a decent 9.7-inch display that has a 1,536 x 2,048-pixel resolution alongside Apple’s A9 processor, 2GB of RAM, either 32GB or 128GB of storage, an 8,800mAh battery, an 8MP rear-facing camera, and a 1.2MP front-facing camera.
iPad Mini 4
If you want to stick with Apple’s iOS system but want a smaller form-factor and screen then the iPad Mini 4 might be a better option for you.
It features a 7.9-inch display with a 1,536 x 2,048-pixel resolution, a Dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, a 5,124mAh battery, an 8MP rear-facing camera, and a 1.2MP front-facing camera.
This is all in a design that measures 203.2 x 134.8 x 6.1mm and weighs 299g.
Asus ZenPad 3S 10
If you want an Android tablet then you might be interested in the Asus ZenPad 3S 10, an Android Marshmallow tablet that comes with a 9.7-inch display that has a 1,536 x 2,048-pixel resolution.
It also has a Mediatek MT8176 processor, 4GB of RAM, either 32GB or 64GB of storage, an 8MP rear-facing camera, and a 5MP front-facing camera.
All in a 240.5 x 163.7 x 7.2 mm body that weighs 430g.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is another fantastic Android option, measuring 237.3 x 169 x 6mm and weighing 429g, it features a 9.7-inch display with a 1,536 x 2,048-pixel resolution, a Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and a 6,000mAh battery.
It also features a 13MP rear-facing camera and a 5MP front-facing camera.
Google Pixel C
If you are looking for a full Android experience then you might be interested in the Google Pixel C, which comes with a stock Android experience, obviously since it is from Google.
It has a pretty high price tag, however, you get a fantastic list of specs for that.
In particular, the tablet uses a Tegra X1 processor but it also comes with a great 10.2-inch display that has a 2,560 x 1,800-pixel resolution, 3GB of RAM, either 32GB or 64GB of storage, an 8MP rear-facing camera, and a 2MP front-facing camera.
iPad Pro 9.7 / 10.5 / 12.9
The iPad Pro range also features a design that is similar to the rest of the iPad lineup but with a larger screen size.
There are three size options, which we are going to go through here.
The 9.7-inch is one of the latest and is the smallest iPad Pro. It measures 240 x 169.5 x 6.1 mm and weighs 437g but features some pretty great specs including a 9.7-inch display that has a 1,536 x 2,048-pixel resolution, Apples A9X processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB/128GB/256GB of storage, a 12MP rear-facing camera, and a 5MP front-facing camera.
The 10.5 is in the middle of the iPad Pro lineup with a 10.5-inch display and a 1,668 x 2,224-pixel resolution, alongside Apple’s A10X processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB/256GB/512GB of storage, a 12MP rear-facing camera, and a 7MP front-facing camera.
This is all in a design that measures 250.6 x 174.1 x 6.1 mm and weighs 469g.
The iPad Pro 12.9 is the largest and final iPad Pro, it features a 12.9-inch display that has a 2,048 x 2,732-pixel resolution, a Dual-core 2.26GHz processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB/128GB of storage, a 10,307mAh battery, an 8MP rear-facing camera, and a 1.2MP front-facing camera.
This does mean a larger body that measures 305.7 x 220.6 x 6.9mm and weighs 713g.
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
The Surface Pro 4 is a pretty different tablet from the rest of our lineup and that’s because it has been designed to replace the laptop with a full version of Windows 10 Pro.
It measures 292.10 x 201.42 x 8.45mm and weighs 766g or 768g depending on the version that you choose.
And there are a number of options to choose from with a range of processor options, all from the Intel Core line up. All of them come with a 12.3-inch display with a 2,736 x 1,824-pixel resolution, as well as 4GB/8GB/16GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage.
To top that off, it has an 8MP rear-facing camera and a 5MP front-facing camera.