Best Tablets

Tablets are clever portable screens that can be used for a variety of tasks such as watching videos, video calling, reading books and scrolling through the web. They’ve even outsold their portable screen kingpins, laptops. What should you look for in your new tablet? Read more…

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2019
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Based on 230 reviews
Apple iPad Pro (5th Gen)

Apple iPad Pro (5th Gen) (2021)

4.6  (13)
 Summary
  • Screen Size 11" and 12.9"
  • Internal Storage128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB and 1,024 GB
  • Memory (RAM)8 GB and 16 GB
Marie
Marie4 posts
  iPad Pro 11" Wi-Fi + Cellular, 256GB
Apple iPad Pro (4th Gen)

Apple iPad Pro (4th Gen) (2020)

4.8  (11)
 Summary
  • Screen Size 11" and 12.9"
  • Internal Storage128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, 1,024 GB and 2,048 GB
  • Memory (RAM)6 GB and 16 GB
Mark M.
Mark M.VIC166 posts
  Verified iPad Pro 11" Wi-Fi, 128GB
Punos X10

Punos X10

4.3  (8)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $179
  • Screen Size 10.1"
  • Internal Storage16 GB
  • Memory (RAM)2 GB
Andrey K.
Andrey K.
  Fair Incentive
I love this tabletIt sends me back 15 years ago when 16 gb storage was normal for Android Show details
Apple iPad Pro (6th Gen)

Apple iPad Pro (6th Gen) (2022)

4.8  (6)
 Summary
  • Screen Size 12.9"
  • Internal Storage256 GB, 512 GB, 1,024 GB and 2,048 GB
  • Memory (RAM)8 GB and 16 GB
Shaedon
Shaedon4 posts
  iPad Pro 12.9" Wi-Fi, 1TB
This is an awesome deviceThis is an awesome device .. The graphics is next level , I spend hours drawing with the stylus pencil ! This is a added cost at around $200 from apple but well worth it!
Also I would always recommend buying the added insurance on all the Apple devices . Show details
Apple iPad Air (4th Gen)

Apple iPad Air (4th Gen) (2020)

3.5  (11)
 Summary
  • Screen Size 10.9"
  • Internal Storage64 GB and 256 GB
Cristina J.
Cristina J.QLD
  iPad Air
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 Wi-Fi 64GB

Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 Wi-Fi 64GB (2022)

3.5  (10)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $449
  • Screen Size 10.5"
  • Internal Storage64 GB
  • Memory (RAM)4 GB
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Pitpat
PitpatTAS151 posts
  Verified
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 (2020)

3.5  (10)
 Summary
  • Screen Size 10.4"
  • Internal Storage32 GB and 64 GB
  • Memory (RAM)3 GB
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$237Bing Lee
Michaelmg58
Michaelmg58QLD12 posts
  Galaxy Tab A7 Wi-Fi 32GB
AppallingAppalling. Only thing that works is Bluetooth connection to my speaker. Always has Show details
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Lenovo Tab M10

Lenovo Tab M10

2.3  (36)
 Summary
  • Screen Size 10.1"
  • Internal Storage32 GB
  • Memory (RAM)3 GB
Rean d.
Rean d.6 posts
 
Laser MID-1087

Laser MID-1087

2.3  (34)
 Summary
  • Screen Size 10"
  • Internal Storage8 GB
  • Memory (RAM)1 GB
Noah D
Noah D2 posts
 
Don't buy thisi don't actually have this exact tablet i have a MID 1099 it still sucks low framerate bad touch screen slow unresponsive does not respond the second you open Roblox even the original setup was slow when it's on mute it still makes a load click sound when you turn it off don't buy waste of money maybe worth getting it to read books though. Show details
Samsung Tab S6 Lite

Samsung Tab S6 Lite (2020)

3.1  (8)
 Summary
  • Screen Size 10.4"
  • Internal Storage64 GB and 128 GB
  • Memory (RAM)4 GB
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$459Bing Lee
Queen
QueenNSW7 posts
  Tab S6 Lite 4G 128GB
Samsung
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Apple iPad Air (5th Gen)

Apple iPad Air (5th Gen) (2022)

5.0  (3)
 Summary
  • Screen Size 10.9"
  • Internal Storage64 GB and 256 GB
  • Memory (RAM)8 GB
$814Bing Lee
Bob Tanner
Bob TannerQLD
  iPad Air
Grateful for a top-notch experience!Purchased the highest quality item available and wasn’t disappointed at all! iPad shipped within 48 hours and arrived in perfect condition. Very pleased with the product, price and sales process. Will definitely be a repeat customer in the future
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro 10.1

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro 10.1 (2019)

4.0  (4)
 Summary
  • Screen Size 10.1"
  • Internal Storage64 GB
  • Memory (RAM)4 GB
Chris
ChrisGold Coast28 posts
  4G 64GB
Lenovo Tab M8 HD

Lenovo Tab M8 HD

2.9  (7)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $199
  • Screen Size 8"
  • Internal Storage32 GB
  • Memory (RAM)2 GB
Nathan
NathanNSW7 posts
 
Slow and the screen haptics regularly failThis device worked okay for about a year and then the screen would often not respond to touch o the top half of the device. It has always been slow though and struggles with anything beyond simple web browsing.

I will not be buying any more Lenovo products. I bought an Apple IPad and it has been working perfectly for a year now. Show details

reMarkable 2

reMarkable 2

2.2  (13)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $499
  • Screen Size 10.3"
  • Internal Storage8 GB
  • Memory (RAM)1 GB
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David K.
David K.NSW33 posts
 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE Wi-Fi 64GB

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE Wi-Fi 64GB (2021)

4.7  (3)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $799
  • Screen Size 12.4"
  • Internal Storage64 GB
  • Memory (RAM)4 GB
Todd
ToddNSW10 posts
 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra (2022)

3.5  (4)
 Summary
  • Screen Size 14.6"
  • Internal Storage128 GB and 256 GB
  • Memory (RAM)8 GB and 12 GB
sony.camera.16
sony.camera.16Australia11 posts
  Galaxy Tab Ultra Wi-Fi 256GB
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Apple iPad Mini 6

Apple iPad Mini 6 (2021)

3.3  (4)
 Summary
  • Screen Size 8.3"
  • Internal Storage64 GB and 256 GB
  • Memory (RAM)4 GB
Kathleen
KathleenQLD2 posts
  Verified iPad Mini 6 Wi-Fi 256GB
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus (3rd Gen) ZAAJ0155AU

Lenovo Tab M10 Plus (3rd Gen) ZAAJ0155AU (2022)

3.7  (3)
 Summary
  • Screen Size 10.61"
  • Internal Storage128 GB
  • Memory (RAM)4 GB
Yvonne F.
Yvonne F.
 
Learning on Lenovo Tan M10 from mobile ExperienceVery impressed. Had a few hiccups at first but all in all am very pleased
Use for online with Facebook & online shopping Show details
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 (2022)

3.7  (3)
 Summary
  • Screen Size 11"
  • Internal Storage128 GB and 256 GB
kevscorner
kevscornerVIC15 posts
  Galaxy Tab S8 Wi-Fi 128GB
Samsung
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S7

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 (2020)

3.0  (4)
 Summary
  • Screen Size 11"
  • Internal Storage128 GB and 256 GB
  • Memory (RAM)6 GB and 8 GB
Newport Lad
Newport LadNewport29 posts
  Verified Galaxy Tab S7 4G 256GB
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE

Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE (2023)

4.0  (2)
 Summary
  • Screen Size 10.9"
  • Internal Storage256 GB
  • Memory (RAM)8 GB
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Mikef50
Mikef50NSW255 posts
  Verified 5G
Alldocube iPlay 40

Alldocube iPlay 40

3.5  (2)
 Summary
  • Screen Size 10.4"
  • Internal Storage128 GB
  • Memory (RAM)8 GB
Willy
WillyVIC12 posts
  Verified
Wacom One Creative Pen Display

Wacom One Creative Pen Display

3.5  (2)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $399.95
  • Screen Size 13.3"
Noah S.
Noah S.NSW
 
Wacom One 12"The Wacom on does not come pc compatible and requires an extra $100 purchase if you plan on working on something that isnt a chromebook
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite

3.0  (2)
 Summary
  • Screen Size 8.7"
  • Internal Storage32 GB
  • Memory (RAM)3 GB
hs
hsNSW2 posts
  Wi-Fi
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active3

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active3 (2020)

3.0  (2)
 Summary
  • Screen Size 8"
  • Internal Storage64 GB and 128 GB
  • Memory (RAM)4 GB
Cosgrove
CosgroveVIC49 posts
  Verified Galaxy Tab Active3 4G 64 GB
Microsoft Surface Pro X

Microsoft Surface Pro X (2019)

3.0  (2)
 Summary
  • Screen Size 13"
Heath
HeathWA8 posts
 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ (2020)

3.0  (2)
 Summary
  • Screen Size 12.4"
  • Internal Storage128 GB and 256 GB
  • Memory (RAM)6 GB and 8 GB
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$597Bing Lee
Bernard Zimmermann
Bernard ZimmermannVIC5 posts
  Galaxy Tab S7+ Wi-Fi 128GB
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+

Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+ (2023)

5.0  (1)
 Summary
  • Screen Size 12.4"
  • Internal Storage256 GB and 512 GB
  • Memory (RAM)12 GB
$1,699Bing Lee
Janne
JanneLounen50 posts
  Galaxy Tab S9+ Wi-Fi 256GB
Excellent battery lifeYou know you have made the right purchase when you think "why didn't I buy one of these earlier"! Very easy set up. Lovely screen. Show details ·  1
Replaced by Microsoft Surface Go 3 1.0 
Microsoft Surface Go 2

Microsoft Surface Go 2 (2020)

5.0  (1)
 Summary
  • Screen Size 10.5"
  • Memory (RAM)8 GB
Marie
MarieNSW9 posts
  Intel Pentium Gold
Perfect SizeI needed a laptop for our business while I'm on the go and ended up purchasing this back in March. It's a great product. It doesn't lag, plenty of memory and is perfect for emails and general browsing. I haven't had any issues so far. Show details
Nokia T20

Nokia T20

5.0  (1)
 Summary
  • Screen Size 10.4"
  • Internal Storage64 GB
  • Memory (RAM)4 GB
Dwight
DwightNSW2 posts
  Verified
Nokia T20 TabletGreat size, fantastic camera, the quality of the photos are fantastic ( love that word ) great size to fit into my satchel. Very slim and comfortable to hold. The screen has great definition

Woman using tablet in office

Apple, Microsoft or Android tablet?

The first thing you need to consider is which brand ecosystem you want to tie yourself to. This is because they each contain unique operating systems (OS) that contains different apps and cloud services, often not interchangeable between platforms.

In terms of the different app stores, Android uses Google Play, Apple uses iTunes and Microsoft uses Windows. Having compatible operating systems across your devices leads to a much more convenient experience for the user rather than buying devices with different OS. Otherwise, you’d have to purchase the same apps, songs and books on each device.

Google Play has the highest amount of apps with 3.4 million as opposed to Apple’s 2.2 million, followed by Window’s 669 thousand apps.

Both the iTunes store and Google Play store sell music, movies, TV shows and apps, however, the iTunes store also sells audiobooks, podcast and music videos.

Google Play distinguishes itself from the iTunes store by offering ebooks, magazine subscriptions, web feeds and more. It also offers Google-branded gear and accessories such as Nexus, Chromebooks, Chromecast and other Google-branded gadgets. Google Play Books is the world's largest eBookstore with over 5 million volumes while the Play Newsstand has about 1,900 free and paid publications.

On Windows 10 devices, you can purchase apps, music and movies through the Windows Store as well as other app stores. Certain software titles may be exclusively available via the Windows Store, however.

What is the best tablet to buy?

Those looking to buy a tablet tend to fall into one of the following categories, and each will require a different tablet to tackle different functions.

  • Casual Users: Children and those who are less techy.
  • Mid-range users: Students or remote workers for notetaking and reporting purposes.
  • Heavy-duty users: Content creators, graphic designers, gamers and techies.

Casual users

If you’re a casual user or you’re purchasing a tablet for a casual user, choosing a table with a friendly user interface is the most important thing. One of the easiest to use operating system is the iPad’s iOS. It comes with handy pre-installed apps and easy-to-learn shortcuts.

Depending on the intended use, for instance, scrolling through social media and streaming videos and movies, you may want to opt for a small-medium sized tablet with enough memory storage to download any movies and songs.

Mid-range users

Those who study or have office jobs naturally need to surf the web more often and require apps in order to do research and complete reports. Tablets like the Samsung Galaxy or Lenovo Yoga pad provide easy Google Drive integration, providing easier access to the necessary apps across devices.

Heavy-duty users

Heavy-duty users including those who do photo or video editing, graphic design and heavy gaming will want to opt for a high-end tablet such as the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 or Apple iPad Pro. They will contain onboard graphics processing units to run graphic-intensive applications.

The iPad is at the top of the list in terms of popularity due to its sleek design, iCloud features and easy user interface. However, Windows is the most powerful in terms of functionality and cross-device compatibility. Android’s Google Play offers the most apps along with great functionality and affordability compared to the other two brands.

What to look for

Screen size

Tablet measurements are given in inches and refer to the size of the screen (measured diagonally from corner to corner). They tend to fall into three sizes:

  • Compact (5-8 inches)
  • Medium (8-11 inches)
  • Large (11+ inches)

Each size comes with its pros and cons. A compact tablet is portable, lighter and easier to carry and cheaper. Travellers and light users may benefit from a tablet such as the iPad mini or 7-inch Amazon Fire.

Tablets that are medium in size can be excellent for those who use productivity programmes, games and movie downloading. Tablets in the 10-inch category, such as the iPad Air 2, strike an excellent balance between portability and productivity.

Larger tablets, such as the Samsung Galaxy View or the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, are less portable, but they can serve as an excellent laptop substitute. Notebook-tablet hybrids often have screen sizes ranging from 11 to 13 inches, but may not be suitable for those who want something cheap and lightweight.

Screen display resolution

The resolution of a screen display is measured in pixels per inch (PPI), and the greater the resolution, the sharper the text and graphics will seem. They range in resolution from 1,024 x 600 pixels to 2,560 x 1,700 pixels. Higher-resolution screens demand quicker CPUs to operate extra pixels which consume more power and reduce the device's battery life.

Storage space

Most tablets vary in capacity from 8GB to 1TB. How much space you'll need depends on how you intend to use the tablet. All tablets can handle tasks such as checking emails, browsing the web and streaming videos over the internet since that doesn’t require downloading.

However, if you’re known for your array of music, photos, videos and apps, you’ll require a larger storage capacity. Light users can get away with 16GB, but for most people, 32GB is a comfortable storage size to handle music and games.

Unlike most tablets from Microsoft and Google, Apple tablets cannot be upgraded using an expandable microSD card. To make up for this, Apple’s iPad Pro offers a whopping 1TB of storage. There are also wireless storage solutions for tablets without hardware connections, like the iPad, which offers extra storage through the iCloud.

If your tablet does have external connections like an SD card or USB slot, then you can get away with less storage internally. Expandable storage can be added via a memory card, USB flash drive or even an external hard drive.

Online access

Tablets tend to come in a WiFi-only model or with a mobile broadband plan for 4G data which will cost extra. Many of the newest tablets are capable of 5G network compatibility. You can also use your smartphone as a mobile hotspot which is available on most recent models.

Battery life

Because of the ultra-portability of tablets, battery life is a critical feature to consider. Ideally, they should be able to last a full day of normal use before needing to be recharged.

Value for money

Prices for tablets range from below $150 to more than $2,000 depending on the size, capacity and connectivity features.

There are many different types of tablets on the market today, each catering to a different demographic and price range. There are low-cost tablets that can perform all of the functions of a laptop, making them ideal for students and professionals. Even tablets on the lower end of the price scale are capable of light to medium-heavy computing tasks and cost up to $399.

At the same time, pro-grade tablets for digital designers and engineers are available for upwards of $1,000. They are more powerful devices with top-of-the-line processors, ample storage and memory, and support for a stylus and a smart keyboard.

Camera quality

Front and rear cameras on tablets can range from 5-12 MP and may be important if you’ll be using it as your main source of capturing memories.

Colour/finish

The look and feel of your tablet can be an important factor to consider when choosing one. Tablets tend to come in a variety of colours and finishes including silver, grey, black, gold, blue and more.

Features to consider

Additional features you should keep in mind when shopping for your perfect tablet include stereo speakers, a stylus, a 3.5mm headphone jack, wireless charging and waterproof features.

Convertible tablets

Convertible devices attempt to combine the power of a PC with the portability of a tablet. These 2-in-1 devices either have a detachable keyboard or are essentially a full-size laptop with a touch screen. They tend to be in the higher price ranges as a result of this adaptability.

Tablets for children

When buying a tablet for a child, consider the size, price, durability and whether it has parental-control features. A 7-inch tablet is the most comfortable size for small hands, and given the risk of a broken tablet, you'll want to stay on the low end of the price spectrum — spending no more than $200. With rubber bumpers, a compact size, parental controls and a kid-friendly interface, the $99 Fire Kids Edition is a good choice. It also comes with a 2 year warranty in the case of any accidental damage.

You can read reviews on the best tablets on the market on our website today to help you make up your mind.

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