If you’re thinking of buying a tablet computer, there is a bewildering variety of models on the market. Which you choose will depend partly on what you want to use it for. To give you an idea of what’s on offer, here is our round up of the best new tablet computers on the market in the UK in 2017.
We’ve also covered off the best discounts and deals to be found for tablets in the UK this month.
Best Deals For Tablets This Month
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S & Keyboard – £495 (was £849.99 – save £354.99)
Available at Curry’s in black, the 12 inch Samsung Galaxy TabPro offers premium design and powerful processing with Windows 10, an Intel Core m3-6Y30 processor, 4GB Ram and 128GB SSD storage. This 2 in 1 device offers both tablet and laptop functionality thanks to the portable keyboard and boasts a battery life of up to 10.5 hours.
Apple Refurbished iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + 3G – 64GB – £439 (was £529 – £90 off)
Available directly from Apple, the iPad Air 2 remains the most popular tablet in the world for good reason. This 64GB, 2nd generation Air comes in silver, gold or space grey and features a 9.7 inch retina display, an 8 megapixel camera and is powered by an A8X microprocessor. Originally released in 2014, this is still one of the best laptops in the market and Apple certify all of their refurbished products and offer a 1 year guarantee.
LENOVO YOGA 510 14″ Full HD 2 in 1 Laptop – £349 (was £549.99 – save £200.99)
Also available at Curry’s, this excellent 2-in-1 laptop is available in white and comes with a 14 inch full HD screen, Windows 10, an Intel Core i3 processor, 4GB Ram and 128GB SSD storage. Battery life is up to 8.5 hours and super quick start up time of 3 seconds.
CHUWI HI10 PLUS Tablet PC – £174.76 (was £335.65 – save £152.25)
This entry level 2-in-1 tablet/laptop comes with an amazing 46% discount. The 10.8 inch device comes with Windows 10 and Android and is powered by the Intel Cherry Trail Quad Core 1.44GHz processor. It comes with 4GB of Ram and 64GB of storage. The colour is described as “deep Grey” – charcoal to you and me. Note: the keyboard is not included.
MICROSOFT Surface Pro 4 & Typecover Bundle – £699 (was £958.99 – save £259.99)
The Surface Pro 4 is designed to be both a top class laptop and tablet and achieves both with style. This version is slimmer, lighter and more powerful than its predecessors. The device comes with Windows 10, an Intel Core i-5 processor, 4GB of Ram and 128GB SSD storage. This device isn’t the most powerful Surface Pro 4 available but it has more than enough processing power and speed for most users with up to 10 hours battery life.
Best Tablets Available In The UK
Apple iPad Air 2
Although Apple was by no means the first company to produce a tablet, it was the iPad that popularised the format and made people realise what they could do. No round up of the best new tablet computers would therefore be complete without Apple’s latest. The iPad Air 2 is only 6.5mm thick, but it packs a real punch with its 9-inch Retina display, 32 or 128GB of memory, fast CPU and up to ten hours of battery life. There are two cameras, fingerprint security, and it’s available as Wi-Fi only or with 4G as an option for internet access on the move.
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S
After Apple, the second biggest name in the tablet market is Samsung. The latest Galaxy Tab Pro S has a 12-inch display and an Intel Core M dual-core processor. At 6.3mm, it’s ultra slim and it comes with a detachable keyboard. The Tab Pro S runs Windows 10, so if you need a tablet for work, you’ll find it’s compatible with all of your documents and MS Office applications. It will run for about 10.5 hours on a full battery charge too.
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
Microsoft was rather late to the party with the Surface range, but it’s caught up fast and the Surface Pro 4 is deserving of its place amongst the best new tablet computers. It has a 12.3 inch high contrast, low glare display, two cameras, an Intel processor and up to nine hours of battery life. It’s available with up to 16GB of RAM and 1TB of storage. Being from Microsoft, it naturally runs Windows 10 and is compatible with Office. An attractive feature of the Surface is that you can add a keyboard and/or stylus to turn it into a laptop substitute that you can use for a wide variety of tasks.
Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8
The latest Kindle Fire HD has an 8-inch screen and 16 or 32GB of storage, which can be expanded up to 200GB. There’s a fast quad-core processor and front and rear facing cameras. It offers up to 12 hours of life on a full battery charge and is available in four different colours. The Kindle Fire is great for entertainment fans as it gives you easy access to thousands of videos and songs, as well as loads of popular Android apps. If you’re a keen reader, you also have access to the huge library of Kindle books and you’ll love the Blue Shade feature that automatically adjusts the screen settings, reducing blue light for a comfortable night time reading experience.
Hannspree HANNSpad 10.1 Helios
If the top of the range tablets are beyond your budget, there’s no need to worry, as there are some great tablets available at more affordable prices. Making it into our list of best new tablet computers is the HANNSpad, priced at under £80. It has a 10.1 inch screen, a quad-core CPU, two cameras and built-in Bluetooth as well as Wi-Fi. It runs the familiar Android operating system, so you’ll have no problems getting to grips with its features. There’s 1GB of memory and 8GB of storage as standard, but you can expand the storage with an SD card of up to 32GB. It has built in GPS, so you can use it navigate when you’re out and about, and there’s even an FM radio function.
Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro 10
The Yoga’s unusual design puts the battery pack along one edge, making it easy to hold and including a built in tabletop stand. It runs Android, has an Intel Atom processor and comes with 32GB of storage, a 10.1 inch screen and two built-in cameras. The Yoga Tab 3 Pro is ideal for movie lovers or business people who make presentations, as it features an integrated projector to display an image on any wall or ceiling. You’ll get a cinema audio experience too, thanks to Dolby sound and four front-facing speakers.
Google Pixel C
The Google Pixel C has a 10.2 inch high resolution display, a fast 64-bit quad-core NVIDIA processor, 3GB of memory, 32 or 64GB of storage, and it runs the latest Android Marshmallow operating system. It offers up to 10 hours of life on a full battery charge, and you get access to Gmail, Google Docs and all of the search giant’s other apps. A magnetically attached keyboard, which also acts as a tilt stand, is available as an optional extra, so you can turn the Pixel C into a laptop alternative.