Here is a list of the 20 top-rated tablets suitable for education, business and personal use that are available in the market. They meet everyone’s needs, ranging from students who require cheap tablets, homes that need zippy ones and businesses that need fast and reliable tablets.
Table of Contents
- 1 iPad Air 2 16GB WL GOLD
- 2 Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2
- 3 Nvidia Shield Tablet (WiFi)
- 4 Google Nexus 9 Tablet (8.9-Inch, 16 GB, Black)
- 5 Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (64 GB, Intel Core i3)
- 6 Asus Transformer Book 10.1-Inch Touchscreen Laptop, 64GB, White
- 7 Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″, HDX Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB – Includes Special Offers (3rd Gen)
- 8 Asus VivoTab Note 8.8-Inch Tablet, 1.86 GHz Intel Atom Quad Core Processor
- 9 Sony Xperia Z2 4G LTE Tablet
- 10 Samsung Galaxy Tab S (10.5-Inch) Tablet
- 11 LG G Pad V500 (8.3 inch) Tablet Snapdragon
- 12 Microsoft Surface 2
- 13 VTech Innotab Max
- 14 ASUS MeMO Pad 7 ME176CX-A1-BK 7-Inch Tablet
- 15 HP Slate 7-4501 7-inch Tablet Beats Special Edition 16GB (Red)
- 16 Dell Venue 8 Pro 32 GB Tablet
- 17 Toshiba Encore 2 WT10-A32 10.0-Inch 32 GB Tablet
- 18 Apple iPad Mini 2 with WiFi 32GB Silver
- 19 Lenovo Yoga 10 HD+ 10-Inch Tablet
- 20 EVGA Tegra Note 7 16 GB Tablet
iPad Air 2 16GB WL GOLD
This is the most powerful of all Apple’s tablets and even CNET offered it a deserved 4.5 stars out of the possible 5.0. While in their recent review, Engadget gave it 90 score. Its thickness is only 6.1 mm, making it suitable for those who love slim, lightweight, portable device. It has a powerful processor that makes it an ideal choice student or personal use and important for business too.
Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2
TIME featured this device among the best four tablets in their review because it has great total pixels and battery life. If you prefer a great tablet that rivals Apple’s tablets, then this is the right choice. Its package includes an S-Pen that is suitable for those who prefer to draw or write in longhand. This S-Pen is capable of many handy shortcuts. The drawing capability of the tablet’s S-Pen appeals to students of art and parents who love sharing the tablet with their kids.
Nvidia Shield Tablet (WiFi)
Known best as gamers’ tablet, this tablet is all-round. It was featured by CNET among the top-rated tablets in 2014, referring to it as top of the “pure gaming” tablets in the market. Not only is this versatile device awesome for most gamers, but it is also suitable for use by people who need a small, powerful tab for their personal use. It’s 4Kready and offers a large number of gaming rewards that you can consider. The perks include NVIDIA’s service for GRID gaming that has over 20 free blockbuster PC games. This tablet has a provision for streaming a game from your GForce GTX-powered Personal Computer and then use NVIDIA GameStream to play those games on your SHIELD tablet.
Google Nexus 9 Tablet (8.9-Inch, 16 GB, Black)
According to PC World that gave it a star rating of 4.0/5.0, this tablet is both user-friendly and powerful.
With front-placed loud speakers, 64-bit TegraK1 processor, and a beautiful display, Nexus IX is suitable for those who want a tab to use, especially for entertainment. Its magnetic keyboard makes it a suitable tablet for use in both educational and business purposes.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (64 GB, Intel Core i3)
David Pogue gave this Microsoft Surface Pro3 a firm review from Yahoo! Tech. The only limiting factor is that you may not likely start splurging on it if you need to replace your existing tablet, instead of replacing both tablet and laptop. Apart from Engadget that also gave the tab an emphatic 8.0 rating, IT Pro wrote that Surface Pro3 has a competitive edge over iPad Air2 while comparing their specs, connectivity, and inputs. Overall, if you are in need of a business tablet that is great and can also function as laptop, then you will find this tablet worth the splurge. The ton of storage options available for this device makes it nice for people who want more storage onboard..
Asus Transformer Book 10.1-Inch Touchscreen Laptop, 64GB, White
According to PC Mag, this tablet is among the best of the top three. PC Mag favored this Transformer Book by giving it an approval seal as Editor’s Choice. It is suitable for those who need a two-in-one gadget but cannot afford to buy a Surface. One of its nice features is that it can boot up faster.
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″, HDX Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB – Includes Special Offers (3rd Gen)
In their review, Laptop gave the tablet 4 stars out of the possible 5, while Engadget gave it 85/100. You can look up the newest version of this tablet here. Though it costs more, it has better features. If you want a bargain, the third generation version of the tablet is serviceable. It has a solid battery life as well, having the read-only duration set at 18 hours a charge.
Asus VivoTab Note 8.8-Inch Tablet, 1.86 GHz Intel Atom Quad Core Processor
PC Mag, in their review, gave this tablet aseal of approval by their Editor’s Choice. If you are looking for a tab that costs less than $300, then this is the solid bet to consider. Being portable, it is suitably light, great, and has a beautiful perk for personal and business use. It is preferable among people who want to buy a tablet for the first time as its package includes a good carrying case. Those who like note taking and media playback will also love this tablet.
Sony Xperia Z2 4G LTE Tablet
TechRadar ranked this tablet the third among best tablet releases of 2014. Being waterproof, it is suitable for those who prefer using their tablets outdoors in their work and leisure time. Its weight is less than one pound, and the thickness is only a quarter of an inch.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S (10.5-Inch) Tablet
TechRadar ranked this tablet at 4.5/5.0 stars, with its performance metric given five stars. It can expand its memory up to around 128 GB with its micro SD slot.Its other version that is 8.4 inches is more appealing in size to some people.
LG G Pad V500 (8.3 inch) Tablet Snapdragon
TechRadar ranked this LG Pad8.3, giving it high marks for its design, value and usability. Best Buy customers, too, have given it top marks. This small tablet can greatly multitask, making it suitable for both students and business owners. It is also appropriate for home use, thanks to its small size.
Microsoft Surface 2
Surface 2 is suitable for those who cannot afford Surface Pro3. It was given favorable reviews from both Pocket’s Lint and TheNextsWeb on release. It runs apps from Windows Store that are touch-optimized and is preloaded with Microsoft Office and various apps.
VTech Innotab Max
If you want a kid’s tab to keep a “grown up” tablet in a pristine condition, then this is a suitable option. Gizmag rated the VTech Innotab Max as among the best tablets for kids. It has a design that is adaptable, and a tough cover that is kid-friendly. As the kid grows old, you can always remove the cover so that appears more of a “grown up”.
ASUS MeMO Pad 7 ME176CX-A1-BK 7-Inch Tablet
With its “excellent” PC Mag rating, this tablet is lightweight, affordable and has microSD expansion slot. It lacks a few complex features, but it is the suitably cheapest tablet for people who want a simpler solution to viewing apps and documents.
HP Slate 7-4501 7-inch Tablet Beats Special Edition 16GB (Red)
In Engadget’s latest review of this tablet, they point out that this tab gets many things wrong. Its battery life is better, but the display is not as glorious as expected, and latency issues have been reported by some users. Even so, if all you want is a sturdy, cheap tablet that is capable of taking a beating, you should consider this Slate 7. It is not perfectly complete, but it suits some people’s needs. Splurging on this Beats Edition could make you enjoy the aspects of audio of this tablet even more.
Dell Venue 8 Pro 32 GB Tablet
Though ArsTechnica gave this tab a favorable review, they had some gripes regarding the benchmarks and camera of this gadget. It can be found in many different configurations, ensuring that you easily find options that suit both your storage desires and budget plans. If the budget is primarily your concern, then this tab may be suitable for your personal or business needs.
Toshiba Encore 2 WT10-A32 10.0-Inch 32 GB Tablet
Laptop rated this tablet at 3.5/5.0 stars. That rating may not match the high ratings of other tablets listed here but it is still a good review for an all-round, decent tablet. If you are in need of a simple, multi-tasking tablet, then this is among the best you can consider.
Apple iPad Mini 2 with WiFi 32GB Silver
You may be wondering why iPad Mini2 is on this list and not its superior latest version, the iPad Mini3. In their review, CNET points out that other than the Ouch ID and gold option, iPad Mini3 is very similar to the iPad Mini2. This makes iPad Mini2 a cheaper and smarter buy. Therefore, you could save money by buying the old model and using the savings to acquire a few sweet accessories.
Lenovo Yoga 10 HD+ 10-Inch Tablet
In their review, Trusted Reviews rated this tablet at 8/10. Its in-built stand allows you to use this tab in various modes, therefore, making it suitable for tabletop use, and use on its stand, or for use on one hand. Its battery life is its best feature, with the ability to run for eighteen hours on one single charge. When used sparingly, the battery could take you up to three days. It suits people whose primary concern while purchasing a tab is the battery life. It is a good bet for those who travel for work frequently since it can go long in between charges.
EVGA Tegra Note 7 16 GB Tablet
This tablet was given a favorable review by The Verge, and it was featured among their top, cheap tablets. It may not have taken best honors, but this little tab was rated higher than some similar tablets made by big names such as HP, Lenovo and Samsung. It is a tab choice that you should not overlook if you want an inexpensive tablet to get your job done.