The most adaptable technological investments you can make are still tablets. They have access to a vast array of options. Including the ability to stream movies, make video chats, send emails, browse the web, read books, and create music. A tablet is an ideal companion if the screen size of your phone just isn’t big enough and you don’t want a laptop.

There are several excellent tablets available. iPads are obviously a top pick, but we have a few others we’d suggest for you based on your demands, preferences in design, and financial situation. However, rest assured that none of those qualities are included in our ranking chart. Of course, there are also many awful tablets available.

Here is a list of tablets made to suit various requirements and price ranges. There is a tablet available for everyone. Whether you want a cheap gadget for your children or something you can use in place of a PC at school. We only included tablets with a solid user experience. A balance of affordability and features, and those characteristics in this list. Due to the fact that not all tablets are made equal, we have provided recommendations based on our extensive research, personal knowledge, and understanding of the items we have reviewed. Here are our top choices for Best Tablets for 2023!

Apple iPad Air (2022)

The greatest tablet on the market hasn’t changed all that much. Despite the fact that it does have a few minor upgrades over its 2020 predecessor. The key improvements involve switching to Apple’s M1 chipset, a new front-facing camera with a 12MP resolution. And the company’s face-tracking Centre Stage technology is for use in video conversations, and the cellular model now supports 5G speeds.

Additionally, it supports Touch ID, Apple’s Magic Keyboard, and the second-generation Apple Pencil in addition to offering the same premium design in a variety of colors. Apple has essentially only extended the lifespan of its finest tablet.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra

The 14.6-inch Super AMOLED display of the Tab S8 Ultra runs Android 12. It comes with Samsung’s S Pen stylus. For $1,399, you can order your Tab S8 Ultra with 512GB of storage and 16GB of memory. Although it’s probably unnecessary. The base model comes with 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a microSD card slot for up to 1TB of further storage. Which should be sufficient for most users.

You’re most certainly considering a tablet this size as a laptop substitute. You need therefore get the $349 Book Cover Keyboard. After you’re connected, you can utilize Samsung DeX on the S8 Ultra to effectively transform the tablet into an Android-powered 2-in-1 device. With lots of capacity for multitasking and running many apps simultaneously.

Microsoft Surface Pro X

The Surface Pro X is comparable to the Surface Go 3 but bigger and more potent. It features an ARM-based processor and may be upgraded to run full versions of Windows 10 and Windows 11. Although it is mostly only compatible with 32-bit software due to this limitation. That implies that you might experience app compatibility problems.

A 13-inch display, 7.3mm thinness, and Wi-Fi alone or integrated LTE connectivity are all features of the Pro X. Even the optional keyboard has a unique spot to store the Surface Pen; it’s quite cool.

Amazon Fire HD 10

The forked version of Android used by Amazon to power its Fire tablets includes all of Amazon’s services by default. Any Fire tablet lacks the Google Play Store as well as any of Google’s own apps. Many of the same apps, though, are also available in Amazon’s own App Store, which is accessible to users of standard Android devices. There are apps like Netflix, Facebook, and Spotify. The Fire HD 10 is reasonably priced, quicker than ever, and functions as an Echo smart speaker with Alexa ready to take your requests. I was impressed with this cheap tablet’s efficiency and versatility after using it for a few weeks. It is available with 32GB or 64GB of storage, so don’t worry if that is insufficient. It can accommodate microSD cards with up to 512GB of additional capacity.

The 10.1-inch touchscreen has a full 1080p high-definition resolution. Around 12 hours of use, or a full day, should be possible on a single charge of the battery.

Microsoft Surface Go 3

The Go 3 should be compatible with all of the original attachments, including the Type Cover keyboard, given the design hasn’t changed. This time, all three of the Go 3’s configurations utilize an SSD as opposed to the Go 2’s slower internals, which results in a better overall experience and performance. Previously, using the Intel Pentium processor with slower storage provided by an eMMC drive wasn’t a pleasant experience. To determine whether purchasing the Pentium and SSD combination is worthwhile or if you should choose the i3 build, we’ll need to wait till we can test the Go 3.

With a 10.5-inch display, it is a tiny tablet, but it runs full Windows, which you can edit and configure to your preferences. The tablet runs Windows 10 in S Mode, which restricts app installation to the Microsoft Store solely and includes a few other security protections. However, you can choose to exit S Mode and never return if you want the full Windows 10 experience.

Apple iPad Mini (2021) 

The sixth-generation iPad Mini replaces the previous model’s form factor with one that is more akin to the iPad Air and Pro series, with an angular design, dual speakers, Centre Stage technology, and significantly thinner bezels than previously. The Mini’s 60Hz display has increased to 8.3in, but the tablet’s physical size hasn’t changed, so more display space is now available without compromising its portability. Even though it is a little bit on the tiny side for full split-screen multitasking, it has the most beautiful display of any iPad at the moment and has the highest pixel density.

It has a stronger processor than the iPad Air at a comparable price because it has the same A15 Bionic silicon as the iPhone 13 series. Along with compatibility with the second-generation Apple Pencil, the Touch ID sensor has been moved to the Power button, similar to the iPad Air. The only true flaw in the Mini’s armor is the absence of its own Magic Keyboard due to the lack of a Smart Connector on the back, which is a huge advantage for the iPad Air and Pro models.

Xiaomi Pad 5 

The tablet has a sleek design with a magnificent 2.5K 120Hz display in front of it, and it also has excellent stereo speakers and reliable performance.

Similar to its phones, Xiaomi’s tablet-optimized MIUI user experience won’t be to everyone’s taste, but it is completely functional. Despite the fact that most international markets do not carry the extra connection found on Chinese models, there isn’t much else on the Android side of the fence that we’d heartily suggest, especially at the Pad 5’s price point.

iPad Pro (fifth generation)

The iPad lineup we’ve seen is by far the most remarkable and capable of Apple’s 2021 iPad Pro lineup. Its capabilities, however, have the unfortunate side effect of making it the most costly tablet by a wide margin. The iPad Pro’s design is consistent with Apple’s adoption of flat edges throughout its product line. And you’ll discover Apple’s M1 CPU within. Yes, Apple presently uses that exact chip in a number of its Mac machines.

The iPad can sync with external storage devices faster and external monitor connections are more dependable. Thanks to the Thunderbolt 4 port (hopefully in the future that means true external monitor support). The second-generation Apple Pencil is compatible with the Pro and has a magnetic charging place on the side. The iPad Pro has a Smart Connector on the rear that allows you to pair it with either Apple’s Smart Keyboard or the Bluetooth Magic Keyboard. Which has backlit keys and a touchpad.