Best Tablets & 2-in-1s: February 2018

Another month has passed, and we did not really see any compelling tablets or Chromebooks out there, at least not any that have been made available. The Acer Chromebook Spin 11 was announced back in January, along with a number of education-focused Chromebooks. The Acer Chromebook Spin 11 is still not available for purchase, and no new tablets arrived either, at least not compelling ones. That being said, our list is quite similar to the list from January, and it may be able to help you out if you’re looking to get a new tablet or 2-in-1 devices.

10. Google Pixel C

The Google Pixel C is not exactly a new device, this tablet was announced way back in October 2015, but it’s still kind of relevant in the tablet space. This tablet is made out of metal, and you can even use it as an Android-powered laptop if you grab a keyboard dock which Google released along with this tablet. The Google Pixel C is fueled by the NVIDIA Tegra X1 64-bit quad-core SoC, while the device sports a 10.2-inch 2560 x 1800 display. A 9,240mAh non-removable battery is a part of this package, while the device comes with 3GB of RAM and either 32GB or 64GB of native storage. The Pixel C comes with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, but it is upgradable to Android Oreo. The Google Pixel C can be purchased for around $500 at the moment.

9. Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet

The Xperia Z4 Tablet, much like the Google Pixel C, is not exactly a new product, not at all. This tablet was announced before the Pixel C, actually, as it was introduced back in March 2015. The Xperia Z4 Tablet is still amongst the best tablets out there, however, it is made out of metal and glass, and it comes with IP68 certification for water and dust resistance. So not only does it look premium, but it is water and dust resistant as well. This tablet sports a 10.1-inch 2560 x 1600 display, while it includes 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage. The Snapdragon 810 64-bit octa-core SoC fuels this tablet, while the device ships with Android 5.0 Lollipop, but it is upgradable to Android Nougat. An LTE model of the Xperia Z4 Tablet costs less than $600, while the Wi-Fi variant is no longer available on Amazon.

8. ASUS Chromebook Flip C302

The ASUS Chromebook Flip C302 is one of ASUS’ 2-in-1 devices, which essentially means that you can use it both as a laptop and as a tablet. This is actually a Chromebook, as its name says, but it comes with a touch-sensitive display, hence the ‘2-in-1’ tag. In any case, this gadget is made out of metal, and it comes with a 12.5-inch fullHD display, while the company also included 4GB of RAM on the inside. There are two SoC variants of this device, a more affordable model comes with Intel’s Core m3 SoC, while the more expensive variant sports Intel’s Core m5 processor. These two variants can be purchased for $469 and $609.99 on Amazon, respectively.

7. Amazon Fire HD 10

The Amazon Fire HD 10 is one of the newer devices on this list. This is Amazon’s tablet, and it was introduced alongside its siblings, the Amazon Fire HD 8. This tablet was announced back in September last year, and it’s a budget product. This gadget comes with a 10.1-inch 1920 x 1200 display, while it includes 2GB of RAM and 32GB or 64GB of native storage, which you can expand via a microSD card slot. The device is fueled by the MediaTek MT8173 64-bit quad-core processor, while Android 5.1 Lollipop comes pre-installed on it, along with Amazon’s skin. The 32GB variant of the device is priced at $149.99, while its 64GB counterpart costs $189.99 on Amazon.

6. Huawei MediaPad M3

The Huawei MediaPad M3 is a tablet, a mid-range tablet, if you will. This device is made out of metal, and it was announced back in 2016, when it was actually considered as one of the more powerful tablets in the market. This device is fueled by the Kirin 950 64-bit octa-core SoC, which is Huawei’s very own SoC, and the device features an 8.4-inch 2560 x 1600 display. A 5,100mAh non-removable battery is also included in this package, while this tablet sports 4GB of RAM and either 32GB or 64GB of internal storage. A 32GB storage variant of the device is priced at $264.80, while the 64GB model costs $315.90.

5. Samsung Galaxy Tab S2

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is still one of the more compelling tablets out there, despite the fact it was announced way back in July 2015. This is no longer the most powerful tablet in Samsung’s lineup, but the device does pack a punch. The Galaxy Tab S2 comes with a physical home key below its display, and two capacitive keys. There are two SoC variants of this tablet, the Snapdragon 652-powered variant, and the Exynos 5433-powered model. On both of those variants, you will find 3GB of RAM, while two display variants are available as well, 8-inch and 9.7-inch Galaxy Tab S2 models. Both 8-inch and 9.7-inch Galaxy Tab S2 variants are available on Amazon, check out the provided links for more info.

4. Lenovo Yoga Book

The Lenovo Yoga Book is a 2-in-1 device, which comes with either Android or Windows OS out of the box, depending on which variant you opt to get. This device sports a 10.1-inch 1920 x 1200 display, while you will also get 4GB of RAM and 64GB of native storage if you opt to purchase it. An 8,500mAh non-removable battery is also included in the Lenovo Yoga Book package, while the device is fueled by the Intel Atom X5-Z8550 SoC. The Lenovo Yoga Book is actually heavily discounted as we speak, the device used to cost $499.99 on Amazon, but you can now grab it for only $289.99 (Android version).

3. Samsung Chromebook Plus & Pro

Last year, Samsung had introduced the Chromebook Plus and Chromebook Pro. The Samsung Chromebook Pro is the more powerful of the two, but both are quite compelling Chromebooks. Both of them ship with touch-sensitive displays, and support for Android apps out of the box. Both devices sport a 12.3-inch 2400 x 1600 display, and 4GB of RAM, but the Chromebook Pro comes with a more powerful processor, same goes for some other internals that Samsung included. The Samsung Chromebook Pro can be purchased for $529, while the Chromebook Plus costs $424 on Amazon.

2. Google Pixelbook

The Google Pixelbook is the most powerful Chromebook out there, and Google’s very own offering at the same time. This device is made out of metal, and it sports a touch-sensitive display. The Google Pixelbook comes in 8GB and 16GB RAM variants, which ship with Core i5 and Core i7 processors, respectively. The Core i5 variant is available in 128GB and 256GB storage options, while the Core i7 model ships with 512GB of native storage. The three aforementioned variants of the Google Pixelbook are priced at $899, $1,099 and $1,549, respectively, while links are available down below.

1. Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

The Galaxy Tab S3 is Samsung’s most powerful tablet. This device is made out of metal, it comes with a front-facing fingerprint scanner, and two capacitive keys (navigation buttons). It's fueled by the Snapdragon 820 64-bit quad-core processor, while it comes with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of native storage. The Galaxy Tab S3 features a 9.7-inch 2048 x 1536 Super AMOLED display, while a 6,000mAh non-removable battery is also a part of this package. A 13-megapixel snapper lies on the back of this device ships with Android 7.0 Nougat, and Samsung’s custom UI on top of it. The Galaxy Tab S3 can be purchased for $445 on Amazon.

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