Best Tablets & 2-in-1s: February 2017

Since January, not much has changed in terms of our top 10 lineup for tablets, Chromebooks and 2-in-1s, mainly considering manufacturers were not all that active when it comes to launching new devices which belong in this category of products. That will almost certainly going to change during the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC), but until then, let’s take a look at our top 10 list for February 2017, shall we.

10. Chuwi HiBook Pro 2-in-1 Ultrabook

Many of you probably haven’t heard of Chuwi just yet, and that’s completely normal considering this isn’t a particularly big Chinese company. Chuwi sells their products through various China-based resellers, and ship them all over the world, and the same goes for the Chuwi HiBook Pro 2-in-1 Ultrabook. This device features a 10.1-inch touchscreen display, 4GB of RAM and comes pre-installed with both Windows and Android, while it is fueled by Intel’s Atom SoC. This tablet is now available for around $250 from GearBest, while you can also get it from Amazon, though it's currently not in stock, but can be purchased from third-party sellers.

9. Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016)

The Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) is Samsung’s mid-range tablet which comes with an S Pen stylus (though a variant without it is also available), and is more affordable than the company’s Galaxy Tab S2. This tablet features a 10.1-inch 1920 x 1200 display, along with 2GB / 3GB of RAM and it is fueled by the company’s Exynos 7870 64-bit octa-core SoC. Do keep in mind that the S Pen stylus comes only with the 3GB RAM variant of this tablet. The Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) is now available for $299.00 from Amazon without the S Pen, if you'd like it to ship with the S Pen, you'll need to splash out $349.99.

8. Acer Chromebook R 13

The Acer Chromebook R13 is a very capable Chromebook, not to mention that it has the ability to run Android applications, which is an extremely handy feature to have considering how many options the Play Store gives you. This Chromebook is fueled by the MediaTek MT8173C Core Pilot quad-core processor, and it comes with a 4,670mAh battery. This Chromebook features a 13-inch fullHD (1920 x 1080) display, and it comes with 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM. This tablet can be purchased from $363 from Amazon as we speak.

7. NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet K1

NVIDIA had introduced this tablet back in November 2015, and it’s still quite relevant in the tablet world. The NVIDIA Shield K1 features an 8-inch display, while it is fueled by the Tegra K1 quad-core processor, and packs in 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable internal storage. A 5-megapixel shooter is placed on the back of this tablet, and the device comes with Android 5.0 Lollipop, but it is upgradable to Android 7.0 Nougat. The NVIDIA Shield K1 is available for $199, just in case you're interested.

6. Google Pixel C

The Google Pixel C is still quite pricey, unfortunately, though it’s one of the better offerings out there if you’re looking for an Android tablet. This device was announced back in October 2015, and it features a 10.2-inch 2560 x 1800 display, 3GB of RAM and 32GB / 64GB of native storage. NVIDIA’s Tegra X1 64-bit quad-core processor fuels this tablet, and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow comes pre-installed on it, though Google had already started pushing out Android 7.0 Nougat for this tablet, which makes it one of the very few tablets out there to run Android 7.0 Nougat at this point. The Google Pixel C can be purchased from Amazon for $647.99, if you're interested, follow the source link down below.

5. Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet

Despite the fact the Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet was announced back in March 2015, it’s still one of the more powerful Android tablets out there. This tablet comes with IP68 certification for water and dust resistance, while it features a 10.1-inch 2560 x 1600 display. The Xperia Z4 Tablet packs in 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable native storage, while it ships with Android 5.0 Lollipop. This tablet is already upgradable to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and it is expected to get Android 7.0 Nougat as well in the near future. The Xperia Z4 Tablet is currently out of stock, at least as far as its availability from Sony goes, but it can be purchased from third-party sellers on Amazon, follow the links down below for more info.

4. ASUS Chromebook Flip C302

ASUS’ Chromebook Flip C302 had been introduced back in January this year, and it comes with a touchscreen. Not, not only do you get Chrome OS here, but this tablet can also run Android apps, just like the Acer Chromebook R 13 that we’ve already mentioned. This tablet features a 12.5-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) display, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of native storage. Intel’s Core m3 processor fuels this device, and this tablet is also quite thin. The ASUS Chromebook Flip C302 now costs $499, and you can purchase it from Amazon.

3. Samsung Chromebook Plus & Pro

The Samsung Chromebook Plus & Pro are the two newest additions to this list, as they were both launched during this year’s CES back in January. Both devices come with a rotatable display (up to 360 degrees), and both are able to run Android applications out of the box. The Samsung Chromebook Pro is the more powerful of the two Chromebooks, as it ships with Intel’s Core m3 processor. The Samsung Chromebook Pro is still not available, but you can get the 'Plus' variant for $449.

2. Lenovo Yoga Book

The Lenovo Yoga Book is not only a nice-looking, but also a very versatile device. It comes with a 10.1-inch 1920 x 1200 display, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Intel’s Atom X5-Z8550 processor fuels this device and it is clocked at 2.4GHz. Android 6.0 Marshmallow comes pre-installed on this device, and you’re also getting Lenovo’s ‘Halo Keyboard’ which is essentially a multifunctional touchscreen keyboard which offers haptic feedback. Those of you who would like to purchase the Lenovo Yoga Book, can do so via the link down below, and the tablet is priced at $489.50 at the moment.

1. Samsung Galaxy Tab S2

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is right around the corner, as Samsung will announce it later this month, while its predecessor is still our number one pick in this category. The Galaxy Tab S2 comes in both 8-inch and 9.7-inch variants, and was originally announced back in 2015, but Samsung re-announced a refreshed version of this tablet last year. This tablet packs in 3GB of RAM and 32GB / 64GB of native storage, while it comes with Android 5.0.1 Lollipop, but is upgradable to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. There are several variants of this tablet available on Amazon, both 4G LTE and Wi-Fi models for both Galaxy S2 size variants are available, follow the links down below for more info.

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