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Right now, the very best drawing tablet you can buy is the Wacom Cintiq 22HD touch pen display, however it also has serious competition in the form of Apple’s latest iPad Pro 12.9, released in November 2018 and boasting some serious processing power.

How Do You Choose a Tablet?

There are countless tablets on the market, but which one is right for you? Whether you're eyeing an iPad or one of the many Android models available, we have the key factors you need to consider when shopping, along with some of the top-rated tablets we've tested.

It's the best way to get an entry-level Apple tablet – now with Apple Pencil support. It's a way better value for the average consumer and students who wants the basics a 9.7-inch screen that. The best graphics tablet for Mac, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro has principal functions like time-saving express keys, Scroll rolling and radial menus. Also, the tab is also supporting conventional tools such as brushes, pens, and markers. Similar to the interactive drawing tablets mentioned above, the Ugee 1910B functions as a second screen to your computer. It can be drawn on directly, but it has no computing functions on its own, unlike some of the other tablets on this list. What lands this tablet on this best drawing tablet for artists list is simply how budget-friendly it is.

If you want to cut straight to the chase, however, here's a quick summary of what to get. If you're looking for iOS, the $329 (and up) sixth-generation iPad is the way to go. Amazon's 8-inch Fire HD, meanwhile, is our top choice for a tablet under $100.

Windows slates are different beasts entirely. If that's what you're looking for, head on over to our picks for the Best Windows Tablets, as well as the Best 2-in-1s.

Android vs. iOS Tablets

Android tablets make great media players, ebook readers, and kids' devices, and you can often get better specs for the dollar than with iPads (if you want a tablet specifically for children, check out The Best Kids' Tablets). iPads still have the broadest range of apps.

Generally speaking, the greatest strength of Apple's iOS, the operating system on the iPad, iPad mini, and iPad Pro tablet lines, is twofold: It's very clean and intuitive, and the wide selection of apps that you can buy right on your tablet—more than one million iPad-specific titles at the time of this writing—work uniformly well with very few exceptions. For more, check out our iOS 12 review.

Google's Android OS gives you a choice of hardware from several different manufacturers and offers maximum configurability, a top-notch notification system, fast and smooth web browsing, and seamless integration with Google applications like Gmail, Google Maps, and Hangouts for video chat. Android also includes support for multiple user logins so you can share your tablet with a friend or family member, a useful feature that's missing in Apple tablets (despite Apple's Family Sharing, which isn't the same thing). See our Android 9.0 Pie review for more.

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Amazon's Fire OS is a branch of Android with its own user interface and its own default apps. It's designed to be clear and easy to use for consuming Amazon content and for streaming video from various services, and it's easier to use than standard Android if most of what you're doing is just web browsing and accessing your Amazon library. It's less flexible for customization, though.

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What About Apps?

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What's a tablet without quality apps? If you want third-party apps specifically designed for a touch-screen interface, nothing out there beats the iPad with its huge library of programs and games designed specifically for Apple tablets. The App Store is well curated and monitored, offers a deep selection, and includes every popular app you can think of. If a wide range of compelling apps that look good and work well on your tablet is your main priority, Apple is your best bet. For more, see the 100 best iPad apps.

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Android has made great strides in app selection, but it's still not home to as many as Apple offers. It's tough to say exactly how many tablet-optimized Android apps are available, but it's likely in the thousands, rather than the hundreds of thousands. There are also Android phone apps, which look decent on a 7-inch tablet, but less so on a 9- or 10-inch one, so you're likely to have more problems getting high-quality apps for larger Android tablets. That said, check out the 100 Best Android apps for our top picks.

Amazon tablets don't have access to the Google Play store, so they have considerably fewer apps available. While there are plenty of people who have hacked the Play store onto Amazon tablets, that violates both Amazon's and Google's terms of service and can't be considered a reliable solution. Although they have their own app store, which is a subset of Google Play, you should consider Amazon tablets as designed to be used with the apps Amazon recommends.

Screen Size and Storage

This consideration is a bit obvious, but size—both screen real estate and storage capacity—is important to consider. First things first: When you hear the term '7-inch or 10-inch tablet,' this refers to the size of the screen, measured diagonally, and not the size of the tablet itself.

7-inch tablets are considered small-screen, while 8.9-inch tablets and above are considered large-screen. Apple's iPads, Amazon's Fire, and Samsung's tablets all come in small- and large-screen iterations. And more than ever, phones are blurring the lines with tablets. Big smartphones (or phablets) like the 6.4-inch Samsung Galaxy Note 9 are challenging the need to even carry a separate tablet.

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Screen resolution is important too, especially for ebook reading and web surfing. A sharp, bright display is key. If you're in the market for a 10-inch tablet, look for a display with at least 1,280 by 800 resolution.

The weight of a tablet is one definite advantage it has over a laptop—but with large-screen tablets typically weighing around a pound, they're not cell phone-light. After you hold one with a single hand while standing up for 20 minutes, your hand will get tired. Setting one flat in your lap, rather than propped up on a stand, can also be a little awkward. And few tablets will fit in your pocket, unless you're wearing a very large jacket. If you want pocketability, you might want to consider a phablet.

Cloud (off-device) storage is an option for many tablets (iCloud for iPads, Amazon Cloud Storage for Fire tablets), but when it comes to onboard storage, more is always better. All those apps, when combined with music, video, and photo libraries, can take up a lot of space. Many non-Apple tablets have microSD memory card slots that let you expand storage.

Wi-Fi-Only vs. Cellular Models

Some tablets come in a Wi-Fi-only model or with the option of always-on cellular service from a wireless provider. If you want to use your tablet to get online anywhere, you should opt for a model that offers a cellular version. Of course, this adds to the device's price, and then you need to pay for cellular service. Generally, though, with a tablet, you can purchase data on a month-to-month basis without signing a contract.

Another way to get your tablet online: Use your phone as a Wi-Fi hotspot. This won't work with every phone/tablet combo, so you should check with your carrier before you seal a deal. You can also buy a dedicated mobile hotspot, which won't kill your phone's battery life. Some even double as backup batteries to charge your tablet.

The Top Tablets (for Now)

The tablets chosen here represent the best Android and iOS options across a variety of price levels. That said, there are plenty of other great tablets out there, and one may be right for you. For the latest lab-tested reviews, check out our tablet product guide.

Best Tablets Featured in This Roundup:

  • Amazon Fire HD 8 (2018) Review


    MSRP: $79.99

    Pros: Simple user interface. Durable body. Works as an Echo Show.

    Cons: Amazon's app store falls short of Google Play. UI is very oriented toward showing Amazon content.

    Bottom Line: The 2018 edition of the Amazon Fire HD 8 remains the best media tablet you can get for under $100.

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  • Amazon Fire HD 10 Review


    MSRP: $149.99

    Pros: Affordable. Sharp display for the price. Good overall performance. Easy-to-use interface and Alexa integration. Dual-band Wi-Fi.

    Cons: No Google Play Store apps. Low-resolution camera.

    Bottom Line: With a sharp display and hands-free Alexa integration, Amazon's 10-inch Fire HD 10 tablet is the best value for your dollar under $150.

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  • Apple iPad (2018) Review


    MSRP: $329.00

    Pros: Terrific performance for the price. Elegant, high-quality apps. Supports Apple Pencil.

    Cons: Neither rugged nor waterproof. Keyboard and Pencil accessories increase the price.

    Bottom Line: The same price as last year's model but now with Apple Pencil support, the sixth-generation iPad is the best midrange tablet choice for most people. But it's still less practical than Chromebooks for most schools.

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  • Apple iPad mini (2019) Review


    MSRP: $399.00

    Pros: Powerful processor. Solid screen. Broad LTE options. Apple Pencil support. Light and easy to carry.

    Cons: Compatible Apple Pencil isn't the better model. Aging design.

    Bottom Line: Apple's iPad mini is the only small, premium tablet you should consider buying right now.

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  • Apple iPad Air (2019) Review


    MSRP: $499.00

    Pros: Fast performance. Slim, light design. Nice display. Works with Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard case.

    Cons: Camera could be better. There are a lot of other iPad choices right now.

    Bottom Line: The new iPad Air is a tablet that works best with a keyboard case as a pseduo-laptop for anyone who wants a basic PC with Apple's software elegance.

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  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 Review


    MSRP: $649.99

    Pros: Sleek build. Gorgeous display. Loud speakers. Great stylus for drawing and note-taking. Excellent Wi-Fi connectivity. Dex brings desktop-like experience.

    Cons: Expensive. Keyboard accessory costs extra. Mediocre camera. Android-powered tablets still can't do everything Windows tablets can.

    Bottom Line: The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 is the best Android tablet we've seen to date, but it still can't beat Windows-powered 2-in-1s for productivity.

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  • Apple iPad Pro (12.9-Inch, 2018) Review


    MSRP: $999.00

    Pros: Amazingly fast hardware. Excellent networking capabilities. Good cameras. New Apple Pencil is terrific.

    Cons: Hardware is held back by its operating system.

    Bottom Line: The latest Apple iPad Pro is an amazing feat of engineering, but it doesn't have the applications for truly pro-level workflows.

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  • Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet 7' Review


    MSRP: $49.99

    Pros: Inexpensive. In-store service and support. Runs Android 8.1 with Google Play.

    Cons: Slow. Inaccurate keyboard. Short battery life. Poor cameras.

    Bottom Line: The 7-inch Barnes & Noble Nook offers full access to the Google Play app store and has unusually good support for a $50 Android tablet.

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  • Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite Review


    MSRP: $299.99

    Pros: Solid screen. Rich audio. Long battery life. Comes with a stylus. Good build quality.

    Cons: Middling specs. Poor cameras. Runs Android 8.0 with no chance of an update.

    Bottom Line: Though it isn't perfect, the Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite is one of the better midrange Android tablets you can buy.

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