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The best addition to the 2021 model is the 12-megapixel selfie camera with support for Center Stage. The camera will ensure you're always visible in the frame, handy if you're cooking and FaceTiming with mom. You also get Apple's class-leading ecosystem of tablet-optimized apps, which truly make this a slate capable of entertainment and work. The latter is especially true if you hook up Apple's Smart Keyboard (or a third-party alternative). It supports the first-gen Apple Pencil too, but this is the only iPad with a larger air gap between the glass and screen. There's a discernible space between your fingertip and the actual pixels, which makes using the iPad feel a little less natural than its siblings. If you need a slate for sketching, upgrade to another iPad.
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Unfortunately, the price has jumped up, which is why Apple continues to sell the 9th-gen model. There's also only first-gen Apple Pencil support, and the air gap between the screen and glass remains, so it's not the best iPad for sketching. It supports the Magic Keyboard Folio and the Smart Folio case, but we recommend you go with a third-party keyboard to save some cash. The price has dipped to $400 often, so try to catch it on sale.
Note: Lenovo has announced the Tab P11 Gen 2, which will launch in January with Android 12L and cost $250. It'll add a 120-Hz screen refresh rate and will bring back the headphone jack. We think it's worth waiting for.
Amazon's Fire tablets aren't for everyone. They really push Amazon Prime services and apps, but they're great for leisurely tasks, like playing games and watching movies. There's no Google Play Store (though there's a workaround), and not every Android app is readily available. Still, for $150, it's hard to beat the 2021 Fire HD 10 (7/10, WIRED Recommends), which is our favorite Fire Tablet. It has enough power for most tasks, even some light work if you snag the Productivity Bundle Amazon sells, which includes a Bluetooth keyboard case and a year of Microsoft 365. There's a USB-C port, so you can charge it with the same cable as your laptop or Android phone, and it has hands-free Alexa support, meaning it can double as an Echo Show. If you snag the Fire HD 10 Plus model, you get an extra gig of RAM and wireless charging.
If you want to do some work on your tablet, get Apple's iPad Air (8/10, WIRED Recommends). Thanks to the M1 processor, it's the most powerful tablet for the money. You can play demanding games, edit batches of RAW photos, render 3D designs, and so much more. Apple's recent strides in iPadOS make it easier to multitask than ever, too. This slate delivers slim bezels around the 10.9-inch screen and USB-C for charging, and it supports the second-generation Apple Pencil (Amazon), which magnetically attaches to the top and recharges wirelessly. That also makes this one of the best tablets for sketching, as the laminated display offers a more natural drawing experience. There's no Face ID, but Touch ID is integrated into the power button.
When you're giving a tablet to a kid, you want something durable and cheap. That way if it breaks, a replacement won't be too costly. Amazon offers kid-friendly versions of all its Fire tablets, and the Fire HD 8 Kids Edition sits in the sweet spot of having a kid-friendly size and a wallet-friendly price. It's the exact same as the Fire HD 8 above, but the extra money you spend adds a bulky case to protect the tablet and a two-year worry-free damage plan. That means if your kid breaks it, you can return it and Amazon will send you a replacement for free. You also get a year of Amazon's Kids+ service, which provides access to kid-friendly books, movies, games, and apps, all with parental controls. It's $8 per month after the first year ($5 for Prime members).
I've been using Samsung's Galaxy Tab S8 for several months, and it's hard to find many faults with it. The 11-inch screen, while LCD, is sharp, colorful, bright, and a perfect size. The speakers sound great, performance is practically flawless, and it comes with a stylus that magnetically sticks to the back of the slate. Samsung's DeX mode lets you go into a desktop-like environment to crank out some light work as well, which is a nice perk. It's pricey though, so it's best if you can find it on sale.
Twelve South Compass Pro Stand for $52: This is made for iPads, but I've had no trouble using it for plenty of other tablets. It's more travel-friendly than the Satechi above and fairly stable, but when I lift the tablet off, the back leg tends to change positions. You can angle it pretty low for sketching or keep it upright for watching movies. Unlike the Satechi, it's not a great option for keeping the tablet upright on a mattress.
Twelve South StayGo Mini USB-C Hub for $60: This works with iPads and other tablets just fine. You can either plug it in and keep it flush with the edge of a slate or use the included cord to keep it extended. You get a USB-C port you can use for pass-through charging, a USB-A, an HDMI, and a headphone jack.
Keychron K3 Pro Mechanical Bluetooth Keyboard for $94: If you want to use a third-party Bluetooth keyboard with your tablet, a cheap one (like this Logitech) will do the job perfectly. But if you're a mechanical keyboard snob like me, this Keychron is an upgrade that's pretty easy to tote around. You can connect it to multiple devices and switch between them quickly; the keys light up in different, configurable colors; and best of all, it delivers the clickety-clackety experience you want with a mechanical keyboard. It needs to be recharged every three to four days, but you can also use it plugged in.
Andrew Cunningham is a former senior staff writer on Wirecutter's tech team. He has been writing about laptops, phones, routers, and other tech since 2011. Before that he spent five years in IT fixing computers and helping people buy the best tech for their needs. He also co-hosts the book podcast Overdue and the TV podcast Appointment Television.
Take a look at what technology you currently own. If you're primarily an Android user with Android compatible tech, it's probably best to stay within that group of products. Same goes for Windows or Apple. While many apps are cross-platform you'll find a better level of integration between like-minded devices.
Windows tablets offer the same ecosystem integration as Apple and Android. What sets Windows tablets apart is their ability to multitask and have multiple apps open at the same time. Plus, the latest models can run full versions of Windows 10 and Office 365. Another option for Windows enthusiasts is a growing selection of 2-in-1 devices that combine the portability benefits of a tablet with the power and productivity of a laptop.
A tablet's processor, screen size and resolution, storage capacity and capabilities, battery life, app selection, and accessories are all important features that'll help determine which is the best tablet for you.
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The latest standard tablet from Apple's labs, the iPad 10.2in (9th-gen, 2021), is very much an iterative update but it's undeniably a welcome one and maintains its position as the best-value iPad out there. Physically, it's identical to the 8th-gen model from 2020, with the same design, dimensions and 10.2in 2,160 x 1,620 IPS touch display. But there is a small handful of updates that makes it upgrading, if not from last year's iPad, then definitely from the 2019 or 2018 models.
The Apple iPad Air might not be an iPad Pro in name but it's almost as fast as one. Powered by Apple's revolutionary M1 processor, its performance is considerably quicker than the previous-gen model and matches the speeds of the latest iPad Pro 12.9in (2021). That's an incredible feat for a tablet that costs several hundred pounds less, and it makes it the most powerful iPad in pound-for-pound terms. 041b061a72