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Updated: 28-11-2021 23:07
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#1
alaScore 100

Apple iPad mini 6th Gen (8.3-inch, 2021)

The iPad Mini 6 is easily the best small tablet around, although the price will likely make it a...

31 expert reviews

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#2
alaScore 99

Apple iPad Pro 5th Gen (12.9-inch, 2021)

The new iPad Pro 12.9-inch for 2021 is the best tablet money can buy, with top-end power, a...

23 expert reviews

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#3
alaScore 99

Apple iPad 9th Gen (10.2-inch, 2021)

Apple's latest iPad is the model from this year's new crop that will suit most people

15 expert reviews

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alaScore 98

Apple iPad Air 4th Gen (10.9 inch, 2020)

The latest iPad Air gets more than just a makeover – it’s a brilliant all-rounder and all the...

44 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

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alaScore 98

Microsoft Surface Pro 8 (13.0-Inch, 2021)

The rebirth of the Surface Pro

9 expert reviews

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#6
alaScore 98

Microsoft Surface Duo 2 (2021)

Getting there

14 expert reviews

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#7
alaScore 97

Apple iPad Pro 5th Gen (11-inch, 2021)

The best tablet around, bar none. You pay for the privilege – but will love what you get.

12 expert reviews

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alaScore 97

Xiaomi Pad 5

The Xiaomi Pad 5 is a stunning Android tablet with an 11-inch display that can be used for...

9 expert reviews

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#9
alaScore 97

Lenovo Yoga Tab 13

The Yoga Tab 13 is Lenovo’s attempt to create an Android powered rival to Apple’s iPad Air 4. The...

9 expert reviews

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#10
alaScore 97

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE

A big tablet with a few shortcomings

22 expert reviews

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#11
alaScore 97

Lenovo Tab P11 Pro

The Lenovo Tab P11 Pro tries to be many things at once: a laptop replacement, an excellent tablet...

24 expert reviews

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#12
alaScore 96

Apple iPad 8th Gen (10.2-inch, 2020)

iPad 8 (2020) 1.2-inch review: Apple's cheapest iPad is also its most popular, and with the iPad...

27 expert reviews

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#13
alaScore 96

Microsoft Surface Go 2 10.5-inch (2020)

The Surface Go 2 is the successor to Microsoft's popular tablet, but are the minor upgrades...

40 expert reviews | 67 user reviews

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#14
alaScore 96

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus (12.4-Inch, 2020)

If you've been asking for a high-end Android tablet to compete with the iPad Pro for specs then...

36 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

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#15
alaScore 96

Amazon Fire HD 10 (2021) / Amazon Fire HD 10 (11th Generation)

The Amazon Fire HD 10 (2021) has more memory than the 2019 Fire tablet but otherwise matches it...

8 expert reviews

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#16
alaScore 96

Asus Chromebook CM3 (10.5-Inch, 2021)

The Asus Chromebook Flip CM3200 offers middling power at an exceptional price

5 expert reviews

#17
alaScore 96

Microsoft Surface Go 3 (10.5-Inch, 2021)

The Surface Go 3 has seen minor improvements since its predecessor, with a CPU upgrade and...

6 expert reviews

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#18
alaScore 96

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 (11-Inch, 2020)

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 range is an ambitious offering from Samsung, with a premium build and a...

22 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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alaScore 95

Apple iPad Pro 4th Gen (12.9-inch, 2020)

Review: The iPad Pro 2020 was overshadowed by the launch of the Magic Keyboard accessory, but...

25 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

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alaScore 95

Apple iPad 7th Gen (10.2-inch, 2019)

iPad 7 (10.2) is the cheapest iPad and now it has a bigger screen along with support for the...

37 expert reviews | 12 user reviews

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#21
alaScore 95

Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 (2021)

The Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 (2021) truly is a marvel. Anyone who needs a tablet for anything...

9 expert reviews

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#22
alaScore 95

Microsoft Surface Pro 7 (12.3-inch, 2019)

The Surface Pro 7 is a new refresh on Microsoft's labtop-tablet hybrid, upgraded with a new USB-C...

46 expert reviews | 488 user reviews

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#23
alaScore 95

Lenovo Chromebook Duet 10.1"

The Lenovo Chromebook Duet is an astonishingly good value device, proving a competent tablet...

19 expert reviews | 301 user reviews

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#24
alaScore 95

Huawei MatePad 11 (2021)

Huawei typically delivers a slick product and software combination. While there is little wrong...

5 expert reviews

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#25
alaScore 95

TCL Tab 10s

TCL Tab 10s review: Check out our full review of the TCL Tab 10s and find out if this is the...

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    Buying Guide

    Buying Guide - Tablet Computers

    The year 2010 was most definitely the year when the tablet was born. It has only been two years but somehow, it’s difficult to imagine the world without them. One look at a table is enough to declare that it’s neither a laptop nor a smartphone yet somehow it has caught the fancy of the world. So, what purpose does a tablet serve after all? Strictly speaking, it is not as feature intensive as a laptop and it is difficult to do any work on a tablet which requires intensive typing output. The tablet's USP, however is it’s lightweight and portability. It was specifically designed to serve that particular niche of people now known as digital nomads who need to stay connected to the internet wherever they are.

    A tablet is also ideal for watching movies or reading e-books on the go. It is in all senses a lighter version of a laptop- both in terms of weight and otherwise. It is definitely way more convenient to carry around than a heavy laptop and if you are looking to do only lightweight work, it fits your needs perfectly. You can use the Word processor, take quick notes, listen to a few songs, get some work done on the internet and just casually slip it into your bag. It is the comfort that it offers which has made it so popular. Off late, thanks to the impeccable design of the Apple iPad the tablet has become something of a fahion fad. It might not be something you strictly need, but you will still want to have it.

    Ever since the Apple iPad came out into the market, several other tablets like Amazon's Kindle Fire, Blackberry’s Play Book, and Dell’s Streak have also been released. There is a whole new market segment which is flooded with tablets while there are many more to come. The sheer variety means both good and bad news- it means you have a lot of options to choose from but the bad news is that the options might just manage to confuse you.

    Let's quickly go through the features you must look for while buying a tablet-

    1. Operating System

    Quite understandably, the operating system used by a tablet make a world of difference in its functioning. For a long time, the choice for the best OS out there was a no brainer. Only one name- the Apple iOS would come to mind. And there was a reason it enjoyed such a stature. The system works wonderfully smoothly on an iPad. It is quick and efficient- exactly what a tablet promises to be.

    Recently, Google's Android and Microsoft Windows 7 have been giving the Apple iOS some very decent competition. The huge advantage that Apple has over others is the access to millions of iPad apps. However, many users have experienced problems due to the insulated nature of the OS which restricts any kind of Bluetooth transfers.

    The latest version of the Android- the Honeycomb is the first OS designed by Google exclusively for tablets. This OS has its share of benefits- good software integration, compatibility with Adobe flash, something which is missing in Apple iOS and integration with Google apps.

    2. Screen

    Visually, a screen is all that a laptop has. In fact, it is the area where you will be doing all you work which is why the size matters. A tablet can be anywhere between 5 to 10 inches but ideally, you should like it to be closer to the maximum limit. Remember, you are using the tablet as a lighter version of a laptop not as a bigger version of a phone. The bigger the screen, the more comfortable you would be typing. But again, it can't be very big because then it will become bulky which defies the whole purpose of a tablet again.

    Simultaneously, look for an optimum screen resolution. In technical terms, dot pitch is a measure of the screen resolution with respect to its size. Higher pixels per unit area imply sharper pictures and thus, this is what you should ideally look for.

    3. Battery Life

    Now, if a tablet is designed to be used on the go, the most vital question to ask is how long does the battery last. While all tablet manufacturers make huge claims about battery life, it is always a good idea to inquire people around you and get a better estimate.

    4. Storage

    Tablets are available with different storage space- right from 16 to 64 GB. When it comes to storage, the bigger the better especially if you are going to store a lot of movies and images on your tablet.

    Besides these, also consider other factors related to internet availability (Wi-Fi or 3G), the quality of the camera and speakers, the number of USB slots (the iPad has none) and finally the price. Think about your personal needs and expectation from a tablet, how and when are you going to use it and other priorities.  In the end, it all boils down to personal choice. You might like something the first time you see it and then no one can convince you not to buy it or vice versa.

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    Tablet Computers on alaTest

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