Top 10 Best Tablets & 2-in-1s – May 2018

This month’s top tablet and 2-in-1s list remains quite similar to last month’s, as we did not see any significant changes to this market in the last month or so. It’s not exactly a secret that we’re not seeing many tablets launched nowadays, and it has been that way for quite some time now, same goes for 2-in-1 devices. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 still leads the pack, while we do not have any new additions to the list this month, really. If you’re looking to purchase a new tablet, or perhaps a Chromebook with a touchscreen, well, consult the list, and find a device that fits your needs.

10. Amazon Fire HD 8

If you’re looking for an extremely affordable tablet, and you don’t mind Amazon’s additions, or even prefer them to be included, the Amazon Fire HD 8 may be just right for you. This tablet was announced last year, and it features an 8-inch HD (1280 x 800) display. The device is fueled by the MediaTek MT8163 64-bit quad-core SoC, and it includes 1.5GB of RAM. Android 5.1 Lollipop comes pre-installed here, but considering Amazon’s skin is included, you’ll hardly notice. A 3,210mAh battery is a part of this package as well, and the device comes in 16GB and 32GB storage variants, which are priced at $79.99 and $99.99, respectively.

9. Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1

Back when it was announced, in mid-2016, this tablet was Samsung’s mid-range offering. Now, as we’re not seeing that many tablets announcements anymore, this tablet is still quite relevant, if you’re looking to save up some money and purchase a more affordable tablet. The Galaxy Tab A 10.1 comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but it is upgradable to Android 7.0 Nougat. This device features a 10.1-inch 1920 x 1200 PLS LCD display, 2GB / 3GB of RAM and 16GB / 32GB of storage. Now, if you’re looking to get a 2GB RAM variant of the device, you can get it for $199.99 from Amazon, though its 3GB RAM counterpart is currently unavailable.

8. ASUS Chromebook Flip C302

The ASUS Chromebook Flip C302 is one of ASUS’ Chromebooks which come with a touchscreen, which is a part of the reason this device is included here. This Chromebook comes with support for Android applications, and it is made out of metal. The ASUS Chromebook Flip C302 features a 12.5-inch fullHD display, 4GB of RAM, and it actually comes in two different SoC variants. The Intel Core m3 variant of this Chromebook is priced at $469.90, while you can purchase the Intel Core m5 model for $599.99 as we speak. Both devices are available for purchase from Amazon, and links are included down below.

7. Amazon Fire HD 10

We’ve mentioned the Amazon Fire HD 8 already, well, the Fire HD 10 is a larger variant of that tablet, and a more powerful one at the same time. The Amazon Fire HD 10, as its name says, comes with a 10-inch display, which has a resolution of 1920 x 1200. This device comes with 2GB of RAM, and both 32GB and 64GB storage flavors are available. MediaTek’s MT8173 64-bit octa-core processor fuels this device, while the tablet comes with Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box, though we’re looking at a customized version of Android here, as is the case with the Amazon Fire HD 8. Two aforementioned variants of the Fire HD 10 tablet are priced at $149.99 and $189.99 on Amazon.

6. Huawei MediaPad M3

The Huawei MediaPad M3 is yet another solid mid-range tablet, which is worth considering if you’re looking to spend too much money. This device is made out of metal, and it sports an 8.4-inch 2560 x 1600 display. Huawei’s Kirin 960 64-bit octa-core processor fuels this device, which is Huawei’s flagship SoC for 2016. This gadget comes with 4GB of RAM, while Huawei introduced it in 32GB and 64GB storage flavors. Both variants of the Huawei MediaPad M3 tablet are available from Amazon, and if you’re interested in getting either of them, you should know that they are priced at $359.99 and $389.99.

5. Samsung Galaxy Tab S2

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 was announced way back in mid-2015, but it’s still a part of this list, as it’s still a solid choice if you’re looking for an affordable tablet. The Galaxy Tab S2 features an 8.4 or a 9.7-inch 2048 x 1536 Super AMOLED display (depending on the variant), while it includes a 5,870mAh battery on the inside. Android 5.0.2 Lollipop comes pre-installed on the device, but you can upgrade it to Android 7.0 Nougat. This tablet comes with 3GB of RAM and it was announced in both 32GB and 64GB storage options. Do keep in mind that only a 9.7-inch Galaxy Tab S2 is available from Amazon, and only its Wi-Fi variant.

4. Lenovo Yoga Book

The Lenovo Yoga Book has been out on the market for quite some time now, and yet it’s still a good choice if you’re looking for a rather versatile laptop. This device comes with a touchscreen, and it can serve you as a tablet as well, while an 8,500mAh battery is included in the package. The device features a 10.1-inch 1920 x 1200 display, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of native storage. The Lenovo Yoga Book is fueled by the Intel Atom X5-Z8550 processor, while it is available in both Android OS and Windows OS variants. Android OS model of the Lenovo Yoga Book can now be purchased from Amazon for $300.

3. Samsung Chromebook Plus & Pro

The Samsung Chromebook Plus and Pro devices are quite similar in terms of the design, you basically can’t tell them apart, but they’re different on the inside. The ‘Pro’ model is noticeably more powerful than the ‘Plus’ variant, even though both devices come with 4GB of RAM, and both sport 12.3-inch 2400 x 1600 displays. The Samsung Chromebook Pro features a more powerful processor on the inside, and both of these devices offer support for Android applications. The Samsung Chromebook Plus is priced at $412.63, while you can get the ‘Pro’ model for around $500.

2. Google Pixelbook

The Google Pixelbook is arguably the most premium Chromebook in the market at the moment. This is Google’s very own offering, and it is made out of metal. The Google Pixelbook comes in both Intel Core i5 and Core i7 SoC variants, which sport 8GB and 16GB of RAM, respectively. Now, the Core i5 variant comes in 128GB and 256GB storage flavors, and those two variants are priced at $800.99 and $989.10. The Intel Core i7 model, on the other hand, includes 512GB of storage, and you can buy it for $1,539. All of these Google Pixelbook variants are available for purchase from Amazon.

1. Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is the company’s most powerful tablet. This device was announced back in February last year, and it sports a 9.7-inch 2048 x 1536 Super AMOLED display. The Galaxy Tab S3 is fueled by the Snapdragon 820 64-bit quad-core processor, while it includes a 6,000mAh battery. A 13-megapixel camera is included on the back of this device, while the Galaxy Tab S3 is made out of metal and glass. Android 7.0 Nougat comes pre-installed on the device, along with Samsung’s custom skin, while the device is priced at $506.42 at the moment, and you can purchase it from Amazon.

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