Best Tablets 2021
21 May 2021

If you’re looking for a new tablet to keep you entertained, productive and connected, here’s a look at the best tablets you can buy in 2021.

Apple iPad Pro

The new Apple iPad Pro sets the standard for the best tablets in 2021. iPad Pro comes in two different sizes – one with an 11-inch Liquid Retina Display and one with a 12.9-inch Liquid Retina XDR Display, which features an extreme dynamic range for unbelievably true-to-life images and video.

But both iPad Pro tablets feature a huge amount of power for unrivalled performance. The M1 chip features 50% faster CPU performance and 40% faster graphics, so you can build intricate AR models and play games with console-quality graphics at high frame rates (and experience haptic feedback from your PS5’s DualSense pad).

Yet with the power of an iMac desktop built in, iPad Pro sports a beautifully slim and portable design. It’s compatible with all your favourite Pro accessories, including Apple Pencil, Magic Keyboard and the Smart Keyboard Folio, so you can stay productive and creative – sketch, take notes or work on a business plan on the move.

And when it’s time to relax, iPad Pro makes everything look bright and bold on its Liquid Reina XDR Display (12.9-inch iPad Pro). With 10,000 mini-LEDs, iPad Pro can get really bright. And with 2,500 local dimming zones, the brightness in each area of the screen can be precisely adjusted to achieve unbelievable levels of contrast for even truer to life images.

Plus, with a 12MP Wide camera and 10MP Ultra Wide lens, which uses the all-new Centre Stage to keep you in the middle of the frame during video calls, iPad Pro is also great for communicating and creating. Overall, iPad Pro is the best tablet for work and play in 2021.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S7

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 offers the best features you’ll find on an Android tablet in 2021. With an S-Pen included and an optional Book Cover Keyboard you can attach quickly and easily, the Galaxy Tab S7 gives you a portable PC-like experience, enabling you to get creative and work on the move. With Samsung DeX and the Book Cover Keyboard, you can control your cursor using the large trackpad and type using the large keyboard buttons. The S-Pen makes it easy to sketch ideas, annotate work and jot down handwritten notes that can easily be converted into text.

What’s more, the Galaxy Tab S7 is an entertainment powerhouse, with a 120Hz refresh rate for smooth scrolling and immersive gaming. With Quad speakers and Dolby Atmos ensuring that sound is equally impressive, the Galaxy Tab S7 is one of the best tablets in 2021 for enjoying films, games and music.

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Galaxy Tab A7

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 is one of the best tablets for 2021 if you’re looking for a great value screen for entertainment. The display measures in at 10.4 inches, and is light and easy to carry, making it a top choice for keeping entertained on the move.

There’s an 8MP lens for taking snaps on your tablet, which you can keep on the device thanks to up 1TB of additional storage via a MicroSD card, and quickly share across devices using the same Samsung account.

The Octa-core processor helps you breeze through work tasks and multitask, as well as ensuring your games run smoothly and look incredible. And for children, Samsung Kids offers a safe and fun space for learn and play.  

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Lenovo Tab M10 HD

The Lenovo Tab M10 HD is one of the best tablets in 2021 for the whole family. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor that makes it great for work and using apps to stay productive. With a 10.1-inch high-definition display that fills 85% of the tablet’s body, plus dual front-facing Dolby speakers, everything feels bold and immersive whether you’re streaming sports, gaming or watching films.

Face recognition lets you log in with a glance, so everyone can easily and safely access their content. And there’s a Kids Mode that lets parents customise which apps and content can see and use. It’s one the best all-round Android tablets you can buy for the family.

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Alcatel TKEE Mid

The Alcatel TKEE Mid is one of the best tablets for kids in 2021. It has a child-friendly design with a protective cover and bendable stand, as well as an Eye Care display that filters blue light to counter any effects that could lead to sleep disruption. There’s also helpful reminders to give kids a nudge to take screen breaks and move around regularly to protect their posture.

The pre-installed KIDOMI app delivers thousands of hours of fun and educational content through games, books and videos. All apps are free for 30 days, with 25 of the apps always free to use. And with 4G on board, this kids’ Android tablet is a real winner.

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