There are many reasons as to why one may want to purchase a tablet. 10-inch tablets, in particular, are mostly preferred by people with busy schedules who find it difficult to get their work done on the go with a laptop. These tablets are not only portable and reliable but also as good as a laptop and do almost everything a laptop can. They are not only easy to carry around but even slim and light enough to be tucked away and left unnoticed. The tablets mentioned below range from devices that are meant for basic use to devices that can handle almost everything that comes its way. If you are looking for a tablet to get you through your day well then this review will surely help you, if you are looking for a substitute to your laptop while you’re on vacation well then that’s not a problem cause we’ve covered that too or even if you are looking for something basic or something not so ordinary a tablet with a built-in projector, for example, well then that’s covered too. Whether you’re looking for a new tablet to buy immediately or even if you’re going to buy one in the near future this list of 10-inch tablets are guaranteed to help you make a better decision. Keep reading to find out more.
iPad air 2
Number one on this list comes from one of the most popular electronic device manufacturing company Apple. Apple has been manufacturing phones and tablets for many years now and all of their devices have proven to be reliable and dependable. The iPad Air 2 is one of the most recent tablet devices apples has released and is a perfect option if you are looking for a tablet that offers almost everything a laptop can but is much more portable, light and easy to use.
The device is designed similar to the previous iPad except this one is 6.1mm thick and one of the slimmest tablets on the market. The iPad Air 2 feels like a very solid tablet and can easily be held for hours without it getting uncomfortable. The Tablet is a bit fragile and if you plan on using it a lot then putting on a case might be a good move. The sad thing here is the loss of the silencing switch, which has departed due to size restrictions. The new iPad air does not feature a mute button found on previous devices due to the lack of space, but that won’t be much of a problem cause you can still silence the tab via an option on the screen. The power button remains at the top and the volume keys have shuffled a little upwards now apart from that the only major changes are the speaker grill at the bottom of the tablet ( a single row of holes, rather than the two before) and the Touch ID on the home key. The camera, both front, and back, remain in the same place as before. Apart from these few minor tweaks, the iPad looks identical to the previous air and it would be tricky to tell apart at a quick glance.
When speaking about the performance of the device the device is powered by an Apple A8X processor along with 2GB of RAM and either 32 or 128GB of storage. The screen on the device is a 9.7-inch display with a resolution of 1536X2048. The iPad Air 2 sports a new leaner, meaner iOS 10.1, and includes new public transport directions on Apple Maps, improvements to Siri to making it more useful than ever and a News app which imitates Flipboard by displaying RSS content in a magazine style. Apart from that the device also features proper multitasking, enabled through three new modes. The first of these is Slide Out, which dedicates around a third of the screen to a second app. Then there’s Picture-in-picture, which puts a window at the corner of the screen ideal for watching videos while continuing to interact with other apps. And Split View, which is only available for the iPad Air 2 and lets you run two apps side by side, with each getting half the screen. The iPad Air 2 features a much more responsive touch panel which makes it much simpler to use. The overall performance of the device is excellent and makes your work much easier.
Battery & Camera
The device has an 8820mAh battery which promises up to 10 hours of battery life with a full charge and can either be prolonged or reduced based on how you decide to use the tablet. Speaking about the camera of the device although not the best in the market it is still much better than most other tablet cameras. The device has an 8MP rear camera and a 1.2MP front-facing camera. Both cameras perform well and provide decent photos and will surely be handy in time of need.
The iPad Air 2 is perhaps one of the best 10-inch tablets from apple in the market and is a great option if your a apple fan and you’re looking to purchase a new tablet. The device performs well in almost every condition and will definitely help get your work done faster. The device comes in two memory options and 3 colors to choose from. Overall this device is a great option to consider if you are looking for something easy to use and something that is reliable as the device is one of the best performers on this list.
Lenovo Yoga Tab 2
The next tablet on this list comes from one of the leading laptop manufacturer Lenovo. The yoga tab 2 is a tablet machine that can easily handle almost everything that comes its way. Whether you are looking to game or work the yoga tab 2 will not have any problem accomplishing your tasks. A tablet is a great option for on the go entertainment or even last minute touch ups with work or other things.
Coming to the design of the tablet the Yoga 2 has quite a unique design when compared to other tablets in the market. Looking at the tablet you’ll find nothing wrong with the three sides of the table and it looks similar to the other tablets on the market. It’s the long cylindrical bulge that is attached to one of its longer edges that makes the yoga tab 2 stand out from the crowd. This results in a device that looks a bit like a crotchet from the side, and this isn’t just for show. The cylinder present at the bottom of the device houses the battery, speakers, power button, headphone jack and the kickstand which gives this particular line of tablets its Yoga name.
When the stand is retracted, it tucks neatly into the Tablet’s rear, sitting flush with the textured silver plastic. By gently squeezing and twisting the cylinder, you can release it from its resting position. The stand rotates almost 180 degrees once it’s out and locks into one of the three positions – closed, fully extended and half-way between the two. It holds firm in all positions, making for a pleasantly sturdy experience. The tablet unlike others in the market is designed to be used in multiple modes, which Lenovo defines as hold, tilt, stand and hang. While the first of these needs no explanation, the others do: Tilt – lying on its back like a traditional tablet, propped up by the bulge; Stand – standing upright like a laptop screen; and Hang – when it’s suspended from a hook.
While the first three modes are pretty self-explanatory, the “Hang” mode is the one that will have you thinking. According to the company, the yoga tab can be “Hung” and used without the need to purchase any additional hardware or cases. This feature is very useful if you use your tab to watch cooking videos in the kitchen or even if you want to catch up on the news or TV while cooking.
The Yoga weighs 619g which can make it tricky to handle with one hand. When the tablet is in its standing position the volume rocker sits on the left-hand side, with the power button below it, right at the edge of the cylinder. The headphone jack is on the opposite edge. Around the back, the microSD card slot and SIM tray are hidden away neatly by the closed stand, the camera sits on the back of the device close to the power key. The Overall build quality of the tab is as impressive as the stand. The Yoga is 7.2mm thick at its slimmest point, and around three times that at its thickest. Although a little bulky the tablet will easily fit into any standard messenger bag or rucksack and can be carried around without any problem.
The Yoga tab 2 is powered by a quad-core Intel Atom Z3745 processor clocked at 1.86GHz, along with 2GB of RAM. The tablet can blitz through everyday tasks such as browsing the web, composing emails and watching movies. It’s powerful enough to handle complex 3D games too. The devices display is a 10.1-inch, 1,920 x 1,200 IPS screen with a pixel density of 224ppi. Because it uses an IPS panel, viewing angles are excellent too, making it great for mini-screenings amongst a small group of friends. The touch responsiveness is great, with gentle swipes allowing you to zip between screens and apps. This also makes it great for composing emails. The onscreen keyboard is a decent size for typing on, so you can write messages up in no time. Beneath the display, at each end of the bulge, sit a pair of front-facing Dolby stereo speakers with impressive volume. The pre-installed Dolby app allows you to tweak with various audio settings, such as the audio equalizer, dialogue enhancer and surround equalizer which furthermore enhances your experience.
Battery & Camera
The company has no official statement as to how long the device will stay on but according to user tests the battery in the yoga tab 2 can provide up to 10 hours of use with a single charge and can vary based on how it is used. Coming to the camera the picture quality received from both the tablets is exceptional and is pretty standard. The front camera is good enough for video calls and selfies as long as the lighting is good. Overall the camera will come into use in time of need but sticking to a smartphone cam is always a better option.
If you are looking for a multipurpose tablet that offers excellent performance and reliability then the Lenovo yoga tab 2 is a perfect option. The tab is not only great when looking at its performance but is also priced at a reasonable rate. The tablet is a perfect option and should definitely be considered.
Lenovo Yoga Book
This is another tablet device from Lenovo similar to the previous model mentioned above but unlike the previous device this one runs on Windows operating system and comes with an attached keyboard. The Lenovo Yoga book is a windows based tablet pc and is a perfect option if you are comfortable with working in a windows environment and you’re looking for a portable replacement for your laptop for light work.
Coming to the design of the tablet, the yoga book looks like a smaller version of every other Lenovo Yoga laptop. The device is wrapped in a smooth, luxurious magnesium alloy shell like so many Yoga devices before it. The power button and volume rocker are on the device’s right side and are edged in chrome, the speakers sit behind dotted grilles on either side of the keyboard dock. The speakers pump out suitable range and volume despite their size, thanks to Dolby Atoms technology inside.The device has a 10.1-inch, 1,920 x 1,200 resolution screen. With 400 nits of brightness and the capability to display a range of 16.7 million colors. The device also features an entirely digital touch keyboard with absolutely no physical buttons called the Halo keyboard. The keyboard functions similar to an on-screen keyboard and provides audio and haptic feedback when being used. If you’re worried about the performance of the keyboard then you shouldn’t be, The keyboard is as good as a physical keyboard except your keys are all on a piece of glass.
By pressing and holding a capacitive button above the keyboard it switches the tool from displaying the keys to displaying an illuminated pen icon which you can use to draw or write with the included Real Pen stylus. Lenovo calls this the Create Pad, a layer of electromagnetic resonance (EMR) film beneath the keyboard that’s powered by Wacom Feel technology. This means that the Real Pen needs nothing inside to operate, with the Create Pad doing all of the work – even the 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity. With this feature, you can even fold the tablet in the reverse direction to use it simply as a traditional paper notepad with a digital backup. Using the tablet in this way even shuts the screen off, saving precious battery life. All told, the Yoga Book’s Create Pad and Halo Keyboard are wowing tools that separate this tablet from the majority of 2-in-1 devices.
The device is powered by a 1.44GHz Intel Atom x5-Z8550 quad-core processor( 2MB cache, up to 2.4GHz with Turbo Boost)4GB of DDR3 RAM and Intel HD Graphics 400. You have 64GB of onboard storage (expandable up to 128GB via microSD) and the device runs on Windows 10 Anniversary Edition. The tablet can easily play full HD videos, handle basic web browsing and act as a brilliant drawing device – both digitally and with its clever analog-to-digital approach. Although the performance of the tab is good if you push it too much you might end up with a super slow tab. Overall if you are looking for a tablet to help you with some heavy multitasking or high performance then this tab may not be able to fulfill your needs completely.
Battery & Camera
When speaking about the battery life of the tablet the yoga book has a battery similar to the battery’s found on the other Lenovo tabs. With a full charge, the company claims that the devices 8500 mah battery can provide up to 15 hours of general usage at a stretch. The camera, on the other hand, is a bit basic and provides decent photo quality and will only be useful if you’re left with no other option. The front cam makes video calling easy but apart from that, it serves no other purpose.
If you are looking for a device to get you through your day and you don’t expect it to do more than sending emails editing presentations or documents and help keep you entertained on the go then this tablet is a perfect option. The device is also available with an Android operating system and performs slightly better in some conditions. Overall if your needs are basic then this tablet is an excellent option for you. Another reason to consider buying this device is its great battery life which is much better than most other tablets on the market.
Galaxy tab pro review
The next tablet on this list comes from one of the world’s biggest manufacturers of electronic by Samsung. The galaxy tab pro is one of the10-inch0 inch tablets in the market and apart from being the best tabs it is also one of the most sold tablets in the market. The device is both powerful and reliable and is a perfect option if you are looking for a device from Samsung that’s both pocket friendly as well as powerful.
Coming to the design of the device the Samsung galaxy tab pro is similar to the other tablets from the company. The tablet features the same leather effect back plate that features stitching on its edges, while the sides have a smoky metallic finish. The back of the Tab Pro 10.1 is nice and has a good grip making it easy to get a firm hold on the tablet. The placement of the buttons logos and cameras remain in the same place as that of the previous model. The only change is the new slimmer bezel present on the device unlike the slightly thick and bulky ones present on previous models. The Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 weighs 469g and is 24cm long. The Tabs 10.1 inch screen has a resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 and a pixel density of 299ppi. The overall design of the tablet is similar to the previous tablets launched by the company and has no major changes.
The Tab Pro 10.1 is powered by an Exynos 5420 octa core processor (Four of the cores are high-performance Cortex-A15 1.9GHz cores, and the other four cores are lower-power 1.3GHz Cortex-A7). The device has 2GB of ram an option of either 16 or 32GB of storage (expandable via microSD) and an 8220mAh battery that powers the whole show. Although an eight core processor sounds impressive, it’s actually a little bit less powerful than the quad-core Snapdragon 800 and 801 chips used by other new phones and tablets. Although the processor is not as powerful as the ones found today the tablet still gives its user the best possible interface and performance. The device runs on a Samsung modified version of android and can easily handle day to day tasks and games. The overall performance of the device is excellent and you definitely get what you pay for.
Camera & Battery
Coming to the battery of the device the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 has a non-removable 8220mAh battery. The battery can provide up to 10 hours of backup based on your usage, which is pretty similar to other tablets in the market. When talking about the camera on the device the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 has two cameras present on the device. The primary camera is a 8 mega pixel camera present on the back and the secondary front facing camera is a 2 mega pixel camera. Although the primary camera isn’t as good as the ones present on Samsung’s smartphones , it is still one of the best cameras when compared to other tablet cameras. Although the tablet is quite big and not recommended to be used as an everyday camera it offers pretty good shooting when compared to other tablets in the market. The device shows very little shutter lag, focusing is quick and you get a few additional modes. There’s HDR, panorama and Beauty Face, as well a bunch of burst modes that let you do things like remove objects, and pick from a whole load of rapid shots for shooting fast action. Apart from that the Tab Pro 10.1 also has an LED flash, which some tablets lack. The Tab Pro 10.1’s front camera isn’t too bad either it is good enough for video calling and snapping a few selfies now and then.
The Samsung galaxy tab pro is a good tablet to get you through your day and complete your tasks with ease. The tablet is worth considering if you are looking for a 10 inch tablet from a reliable company that isn’t too costly. The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 comes in two colors – black and white and two memory options. Overall the tab pro is a great option from Samsung and is worth considering.
Lenovo Lynx K3011
This tablet is another device from one of the best laptop manufactures in the market Lenovo. The Lenovo K3011 is another windows based tablet from the company which performs well and is pocket friendly. This device is a great option if you are looking for something as a replacement for your old device or if you are looking for a second device that’s main use is for work related tasks.
The Idea Tab Lynx is a tablet that is both lightweight and portable, weighing only 1.4 pounds. The body of the device is made with a magnesium alloy frame which makes the tablet very sturdy, this also protects the inside components from being damaged when accidentally dropped. On the edges of the tablet, you will find two ports , a micro HDMI port on the side, and a micro USB 2.0 port on the bottom. The micro USB port looks a little different, as it doubles as a docking port for the accessory keyboard, but it will still work with any micro USB cable. For those instances when you need to connect a USB drive using a full-size port, there is a micro-to-full size USB adapter included with the tablet(although the micro hdmi cable needs to be purchased separately). Additionally, there is a microSD card slotwhich sits behind a port cover. The Idea Tab Lynx is also equipped with a front-facing 2-megapixel webcam and two digital microphones for use with Skype and the like, but despite the tablet design, The k3011 does not feature a rear-facing camera. The overall design of the tablet is pretty basic and looks similar to most other tablets in the market.
The Idea Tab Lynx is powered by a dual-core 1.8GHz Intel Atom Z2760 processor, along with 2GB of RAM.The device runs on the 32 bit of windows 10 but is still able to run most programs.The tablet is equipped with a 64GB solid-state drive (SSD) (one of the few tablet sin the market with this type of hard disk) the Idea Tab Lynx comes with an array of apps and programs pre-installed on the device. Lenovo makes sure to include genuinely useful services and apps some of which include Lenovo Cloud by Sugar Sync, which makes it easier to automatically share files between the Lynx and your laptop or desktop. Microsoft Office Starter gives you limited Word and PowerPoint, with the option to upgrade, and a 30-day trial of Norton Internet Security and Norton Studio. On the Start Screen you’ll find several apps, including Skype, Evernote, Amazon’s Kindle Reader, Encyclopedia Britannica, and Merriam Webster Dictionary. Other features include an accelerometer, ambient light sensing to adjust screen brightness automatically and proximity sensing, and an e-compass. One of the negative features of the device is the poor quality speakers present on the device although this isn’t a big issue as it can be fixed with a pair of decent earphones. The performance of the device is good and although not the best in the market it can surely manage your basic needs.
Camera and battery
While there’s not much to mention about the rear camera due to the lack of one the front facing camera performs well during video calls and provides decent clarity. The battery on the other hand isn’t the best in the market although it still provides up to 7 hours of backup with every full charger. Again the battery life depends on how you use the device.
The Lenovo lynx K3011 is a tablet that not only performs well but is also a tablet that is not too costly. If you are looking for a secondary device for work purposes or even if it’s for simple basic tasks like checking your mail watching movies or staying updated with the news the Lenovo lynx is a great option. The tablet has a few minor flaws but is still a great option as it is user friendly as well as pocket friendly. This tablet is also a great option of you are purchasing a tablet for the first time or even if you are not familiar with using windows on a tablet device as it is not so costly and can easily get you used to the windows environment on tablet devices.
Amazon Fire HD 10
The next tablet on the list comes from one of the world’s best E reader manufacturer. Similar to the other kindle devices the Amazon fire HD 10 is another smart tablet from the company that can do a lot more than just help you read your favorite books. The amazon fire HD 10 is one of the best tablet devices that amazon has made and not only performs well but is also not too costly when compared to other tablets.
The Amazon Fire HD 10 isn’t a tablet for his looks the device has a thick, plastic body that curves to meet the glass front, where you’ll find big bezels around the screen. The device measures 262 x 159 x 9.8mm and it weighs 500g. The Amazon Fire HD 10 feels sturdy in hand and is quite comfortable to hold, though it’s heavy enough that you’ll want to invest in a stand or a case that can prop it up. Because the edges are curved plastic, it slides easily, so trying to prop it against something is a challenge. On the back of the device lies the main camera lens, along with the Amazon logo. When the device is held in landscape view, the metallic volume controls sit at the top with the power button at the bottom of the right spine. In between, you will find a micro USB port for charging or data transfer, a microphone, and the 3.5mm headphone jack. Up top lies the stereo speakers, one at each end of the top edge. On the bottom edge, there’s a small flap for access to the microSD card slot. The device has a 10.1-inch IPS LCD touchscreen with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,200 pixels and a pixel resolution of 224 ppi. Apart from that the design of the tablet is very basic and not one for its looks, so if you are in the market looking for a new tablet and its looks are a concern then this device might disappoint you.
The amazon fire 10 is powered by a mediatek MT8173 chipset paired with a quad-core Cortex A72 and Cortex A53 processor (two cores of A72 and two cores of A53). Apart from that, the device has 2 GB of RAM along with either 32 or 64 GB of memory (which can be expanded up to 256GB via a memory card). All of this is powered by a 3830 mah battery. The device can do anything that comes its way from browsing the web, to watching TV shows like Amazon’s Startup, or playing games. Another unique special feature that can only be found on amazon devices is their artificial intelligent assistant Alexa. The Amazon Echo was something of a surprise hit, and introduced many people to Alexa’s charms. The ability to request songs, get a quick news update, or play a round of “Would You Rather?” is something that grows on you over time.
Using Alexa on the Fire HD 10 (2017) is just as easy as it is on the Echo, simply utter her name and then ask her to do something or tell her a command. You can search the internet, open apps, get a weather forecast, or simply use Alexa to pause the movie you’re watching. Alexa also tends to use the 10.1-inch display that she has at her disposal, her spoken answers are supplemented by visuals. For example, the weather forecasts show the next few hours and days, or cooking instructions pop up on the screen while they’re being read aloud. This is a feature limited to amazon devices only and is one of the perks of having them.
Camera & Battery
The VGA front-facing a camera and 2MP rear camera serve little to no purpose for being there. The image quality produced by the 2MP camera is poor and of no use in dull light. The tablet features an HDR mode which can slightly enhance your image quality provided you hold the device really steady and wait for a long time. The front-facing camera is a VGA camera and provides poor but decent enough quality for video calls and is of more use than the rear camera. The battery, on the other hand, is pretty good considering it has to power a 10.1-inch display. With a full charge the company claims that the device can give you up to 10 hours of backup which is enough to get you through your day(again this entirely depends on you and how and what you use the device for).
The Fire HD 10 is a great option for someone who is looking for a budget tablet that can not only get their work done but can also keep them entertained for hours. The Fire HD 10 with the help of Alexa or a Prime membership can keep you hooked onto the device for hours or even make your days much more entreating while on the go. The tablet is also worth considering if you are looking to purchase a new tablet for your kids as it is affordable and provides decent performance. The Fire HD comes in black red and blue variants with different memory options to choose from.
Asus Transformer Mini T102HA
The ASUS transformer mini tablet is another 2 in 1 tablet PC from the company Asus. The tablet is a great entry level convertible tablet device and is a perfect option for someone who is looking to purchase a switchable tablet for the first time or even if someone is looking for a tablet to get them through their day. Since the tablet runs on windows it is a good option for someone who’s looking to purchase an entry level windows tablet to get used to the windows environment on a tablet pc before investing on a high end one.
When looking at the tablet you will find the Asus Transformer Mini T102HA isn’t designed to look like a premium device, like many of its 2-in-1 Windows 10 competitors, so rather than an expensive looking chassis, you get super-thin design and subdued colors, the Asus Transformer Mini T102HA is made of a durable Magnesium-aluminum alloy features a brightly colored case that protects the screen as well as doubling up as a physical keyboard and trackpad. On the top edge of the tablet lies the microSD slot and power button, the volume controls are located on the right-hand side of the tablet. On the left side of the device is a 3.5mm headphone port, a full-size USB 3.0 port, a micro HDMI and a micro USB port, which also doubles as a charging port.
On the back of the Transformer Mini is a fingerprint scanner for logging into the device, the bottom half of the back can be pulled and used as a stand. The case itself feels sturdy when held and is enough to protect the screen against minor bumps and drops. Because it’s designed to cover the 10.1-inch screen, the keyboard is a little small when compared to other keyboards but is still comfortable enough to work on. A built-in trackpad is also included similar to a laptop’s trackpad which provides accurate and smooth mouse movement. The keyboard case features a small loop for holding your stylus, and the case itself can be easily removed and reattached via a magnetic connection whenever necessary. The tablet weighs around 700 grams and is easy to carry around and store when not in use.
Performance & Battery
When looking at the performance of the device you will see that the ASUS tablet is powered by an Intel Atom x5-Z8350 processor with a quad-core chip clocked at 1.44GHz built for power efficiency. The device comes with the full version of Windows 10 pre-installed. The tablet is capable of performing everyday tasks like composing emails or watching movies and other stuff but if you are looking to multitask or play high graphics games or anything that requires a lot of processing power then you’ll be in for a disappointment. Typing on the keyboard is exceptionally good and you can type quickly and comfortably especially when compared to on-screen keyboards. The overall performance of the device is exceptional and is enough to get you through your day. One good thing about the device is since it uses power efficient hardware the transformer book provides enough power to get you through your day with no trouble.
The ASUS transformer book might not be the best device to all considering the performance and skills of the device, but if you are looking to purchase a tablet only for a basic need like composing emails reading news articles, watching videos or checking your social media then this device will satisfy your needs. But if you are looking to use powerful apps and software or play high graphics games or even do some intense multitasking on the go then this tablet might not be built for you. This tablet is worth considering only if you’re needs are similar to the ones the tablet is capable of doing, and since the tablet has a pretty good battery life it isn’t that bad of a choice. Overall this device is only good for light everyday use and best for people looking for an entry-level budget tablet that is capable of getting them through their day. The device gives you an option to choose and mix from four different keyboard colors and two different tablet colors, this is a great option if you are looking for with a not so common color combination.
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
The next tablet on this list comes from one of the largest IT companies in the world. The surface pro is a tablet designed and developed by Microsoft and offers excellent performance and is very portable. Back when the device initially launched it happened to be one of the best tablet pcs in the market. Nothing much has changed since then and the device still remains one of the best devices of its kind. Some users have even considered replacing their actual laptops and reliving totally on the surface pro. The Microsoft surface pro is a great option if you are looking for a tablet that offers high performance and is both portable as well as reliable. Although the device isn’t exactly 10 inches it is still mentioned on this list because it is an excellent option for the ones looking for a great performing device and don’t mind two extra inches.
The design of the device is similar to the previous surface pro devices and features the same all-magnesium, uni-body casing. The only visible external change on the device is the ‘Surface’ logo which has been replaced with Microsoft’s new logo in chrome. Microsoft has brought the screen’s optical stack a series of sensors, diodes, and pixels beneath the glass even closer to the glass now(a key point of Microsoft’s trademarked PixelSense screen technology). The display is thus incredibly responsive to touch, and the further sensitivity it brings to the stylus experience is huge. Microsoft has also increased the Surface Pro 4’s resolution from 2,160 x 1,440 (216 ppi) to 2,736 x 1,824(264 ppi).The device has a very classy design and can easily be told apart from the other basic looking tablets in the market.
The Microsoft surface pro is powered by a 2.4GHz Intel Core i5-6300U (dual-core, 3MB cache, up to 3GHz with Turbo Boost) along with Intel HD Graphics 520 and 8GB of LPDDR3 RAM and a 256GB SSD for storage. The overall performance of the device is excellent and can do more than your regular days’ work. The surface pro is one of the best tablets in the market performance and specs wise and is worth every penny it costs. Apart from composing emails and watching movies the tablet can also play many games with ease. The surface pen furthermore enhances the performance of the device and makes it fun to use. The new upgraded surface pen feels more like an actual pen and also features a newly added eraser button. This pen is very useful when you’re taking down notes or even to highlight points in a presentation. The overall performance of the tablet is simply amazing and is possibly one of the best performing tablets in the market.
Battery & Camera
The battery present inside the device doesn’t really provide the best backup when compared to the other devices in the market, but given the hardware, the tablet offers the backup is decent enough. The company claims that with a full charge you can have up to 9 hours of back up but some user’s claim they are only able to reach up to 4 or 5 hours before having to charge it again. Although this may be a problem too few the battery life can easily be prolonged if used cautiously. The camera, on the other hand, provides possibly the best pics a tablet camera can offer. Both the 8MP rear-facing, auto-focus camera (1080p HD), and 5MP front-facing, 1080p HD camera perform well and are possibly the best cameras present on tablets so far. Overall the performance of both the camera and battery are decent enough for a device of this kind.
The Microsoft surface pro is perhaps one of the best tablets in the market performance wise. Although the device is two inches more than the above mentioned tablets it is worth considering as it does almost everything a laptop can and weighs almost half of what a laptop weighs. The device is portable and can be used anywhere. The kickback sand present I at the back of the device is an added benefit. The additional keyboard and smart pen are a must have to enhance user experience. Overall this tablet is a perfect option if you are looking for a slim portable device that can replace your laptop or even if you are looking for a tablet that performs extremely well.
Galaxy book 10.6
The next tablet on the list is another one from Samsung and is one of the best devices on the market. The Samsung galaxy book is a 10.6 in a convertible tablet from Samsung which runs on windows. The 10.6-inch Galaxy Book is Samsung’s most affordable 2-in-1 tablet to date. With a compact design, bundled keyboard and stylus, it’s the complete package for anyone who wants to stay on the grid or even work on stuff on the go without having to carry a full sized laptop around.
Coming to the design of the Galaxy book, the tablet portion of the device doesn’t have much to look at. There’s a 10.6-inch screen front-and-center surrounded by a fairly chunky black bezel. The machine is housed in a silver metallic chassis and weighs around 644g(almost a kG with the keyboard attached). The device is neither light nor small enough to hold in one hand for an extended period of time. The ports selection is exceptionally limited; you get a single USB-C connector that’s used for charging and data transfer and a microSD card tray for expanding up to 256GB. There’s also a 3.5mm headset jack and on the top of the device is the standby/power button and volume rocker. The Galaxy Book 10.6 ships with a folio keyboard cover and a stylus as well. The keyboard clips on using magnetic prongs, and fits in very securely you can also attach a loop that keeps the stylus comfortably in place. Both the folio and stylus are held securely in place so you needn’t worry about it coming apart or the stylus getting lost in you bag. The folio also doubles as a stand for the tablet portion Samsung has imprinted diagrams of how to set up the stand onto the back of the keyboard cover, so getting that done won’t be a problem. The stand holds the tablet up at three angles, which will cover most situations and make your device easy to use an overall design of the tablet is simple and classy and is basically like a much lighter version of a laptop.
The Samsung galaxy book is powered by a 7th Gen Intel Core m3 processor, Dual Core 2.6GHz along with 4GB RAM; 64GB/128GB eMMC and expandable storage. The device has a 10.6-inch TFT FHD with a resolution of 1920×1280. The device runs silently and performs well. The device has a great stylus which is good enough for light artistic work. Multitasking on the device is possible although too much of it can leave you with a slow device. The performance of the S-Pen is excellent It is lightweight, doesn’t need a battery and clips neatly onto the side of the keyboard. Not only is it fast and responsive, but it also works with Windows 10’s Ink software, meaning making notes using OneNote is quick and tactile. The pressure sensitivity and pleasant level of resistance make it comfortable to use, too. When the pen is a few centimeters away from the screen and you tap its single button, instead of opening Windows’ own Ink menu, it opens Samsung’s interpretation. This includes a note app, a screen selection mode (that also lets you extract text from screenshots) and Show Window, that lets you project a portion of your screen onto a second monitor. The keyboard of the device is slim and neat and is comfortable to use and will surely enhance your experience. The overall performance of the device is great and is good for mid-level work.
Battery & Camera
The webcam present on the device is decent enough for video calls and provides optimal quality. The battery life on the Galaxy Book varies based on your usage and the company claims it can last you up to nine hours although this may be enough to get you through your day with basic use if you multitask a lot or watch a lot of videos the tablet might end up giving you half of the promised battery life.
The Samsung galaxy tab book may or may not be a tablet for all. But if you enjoy showing off your works of art while on the go or even if you are looking for a light performing laptop replacement, then this device is an option worth considering.
Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro
If your main reason to buy a new 10-inch tablet is to watch movies and videos then Lenovo might have a perfect option for you. The Lenovo yoga tab 3 Pro not only allows you to watch movies for hours together but it also allows you to project it onto the wall too. The yoga tab 3 pros apart from being a great everyday tablet, it is also probably one of the most reliable and durable tablet projectors.
Coming to the design of the tab 3 pro the device features the same solid, premium-build. The device contains a kickstand, a projector, and a fabulous speaker bar. There are also two large, tactile buttons on this cylinder, one works as the power/sleep and one for activating the projector. The device features a 10.1-inch display which is extremely bright, its colors are vibrant, and it benefits from a QHD resolution. Holding the device for long might leave you with aching hands as the tab 3 pro is quite bulky and heavy. The tablet houses a kickstand on the back that can be released with the click of a button. It then takes a solid yank to pull the kickstand into place, enabling you to prop the tablet up at a range of angles. You also have an option to flip the kickstand around 180 degrees, at which point the slot that houses the release button when the stand is folded away becomes a hook on which you can hang the tablet similar to other yoga tablet mentioned above.
It’s pretty ingenious and reinforces the idea that this is a second screen that can be placed in a kitchen, utility room or anywhere else where you might not have a TV or computer at your disposal. Rotate the stand 90 degrees and lie the Yoga Tab 3 down on its back and it’ll be propped up at an angle. This serves to make typing on the tablet’s keyboard a little easier, but it also positions the projector better to do its thing. The projector present in the device beams a 70-inch picture onto a wall or surface of your choice. This turns the Yoga Tab 3 into a fantastic travel device, as you can potentially turn any hotel wall into a large widescreen TV at the touch of a button. It also makes it a great device to take with you for presentations, or simply when you want to show off some pictures or videos to a large group of people. Although the device is no replacement for an actual projector it is still of great use and will surely make your device stand apart from the others. The overall design of the device is a bit bulky but still neat and portable and won’t give you any trouble fitting into a regular backpack.
The Lenovo tab 3 pros is powered by 2.24GHz quad-core Intel Atom X5 processor and it comes with 2GB of RAM. Out of the box, the device runs on android 5.1 and can be buggy at times. The device performs well under optimal conditions and can easily manage everyday tasks. The tablet might be a bit ahead of most other tablets on the market but sometimes it can be dragged down by it’s not so great performance. The projector on the device is good although some users claim that even in the darkest environment pictures can be dull at times. If you are wondering about gaming on the tablet then that isn’t a problem as the tab 3 pro is more than capable enough to run almost everything the play store has to offer. The overall performance of the device is good enough for everyday light use and is also a great option if you are buying it just to watch movies and compose emails.
Battery & Camera
The battery present in the device is a 10,200mAh non-removable battery and according to the company they claim it can provide up to 18 hours of battery life which probably makes it the most powerful battery on this list. Although this entirely depends on how you use the device it is still capable enough to get you through an entire day without any problem. The 13-megapixel camera present on the Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro’s is pretty decent and can provide fairly crisp and well-balanced photos. The autofocus feature on the device works well and picks up on objects close to the lens. Marco pictures captured on the device provide plenty of subject detail while artfully blurring out the background. The overall camera performance is great and not many tablets are out there with cameras as good as this.
The Lenovo yoga tab 3 pro is a great tablet for the ones who spend their entire weekends binge-watching movies and TV shows. The tablet can easily handle almost everything that comes its way and is a perfect option if you are looking for a budget portable projector. The device might not be useful to all but surely be one of the best devices in the market. With an excellent battery life, a built-in mini 70-inch projector and a Netflix subscription this tablet is guaranteed to give you an excellent weekend. If you are looking for a tablet for movies and entertainment then this tablet is an excellent option and is worth considering.
To conclude this review we’d like to mention that all tablets mentioned above both new and old happe to be few of the best 10-inch tablets in the market at the time of writing this review. Above is a lost of tables that are designed and tailored to suit each one individually. Whether you are looking for a tablet to get through your day or if you are looking for a tablet to sit and watch movies or even if you’re looking for a light laptop replacement the list of devices mentioned above will surely help you. All devices mentioned above come in different memory and color options. Some devices also have options to insert sim cards although this feature might be limited to the region. While some of the devices may come in colors you don’t like it is still worth considering as there are nothing cases and skins can’t fix and these also happen to be few of the best out there. We hope this guide helps you find the best product to suit your needs and sends you home with a new device.