Buying advice 2022: The best tablets
The light and easy-to-use mobile devices have established themselves again as an alternative to the notebook – not only for surfing or video playback, but also for office use. How to find the ideal tablet.
For tablets, you can choose from devices with Android, iPadOS and Windows. The iPads offer the largest range of apps and are most future-proof because Apple provides them with updates for six to seven years. The greater choice of devices and lower prices speak for Android tablets.
A current tablet should offer at least 32 GB of internal memory, 3 GB of RAM and a display with full HD resolution: Beginners should use it
Amazon Fire HD 10
for around 85 euros, but it runs with an Android version from Amazon and therefore offers a smaller selection of apps.
Better equipment and a larger display with higher resolution offer that
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7
Lenovo Tab P11
, which are available with 64 GB of storage from around 250 euros or for around 60 euros more as an LTE variant. The cheapest current
(9th generation) with 64 GB is significantly more expensive at around 380 euros. The faster and bigger, but lighter
Apple iPad Air
(4th generation) are available from 560 euros.
Note the future update supply for the tablet
The higher quality Samsung tablets from the model range
recommend themselves not only because of their Amoled screen and S-Pen stylus, but also because they are guaranteed to get future versions of Android. The prices for the
start from around 300 euros for the current one
Galaxy Tab S7
from around 450 euros and for the high-end model
at 830 euros.
PC-WELT recommendation: Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
around 660 euros
Processor: Snapdragon 865+ (up to 3.1 GHz, 8 cores) / RAM: 6 GB, internal memory: 128 GB / Display: 11 inch AMOLED with 2560 x 1600 pixels / Weight: 498 grams
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
iPad Pro 11
Replace your notebook or PC as a work device: Prices start at 820 and 1000 euros respectively, but the keyboard and stylus cost extra. This is also what Microsoft does with the Surface models, which offer themselves as an alternative to Windows: The product range extends from the inexpensive, but low-performance
Surface Go 3
(from 400 euros) to
Surface Pro 8
with Tiger Lake CPU (from around 1100 euros). It is optimally equipped for business use
Dell Latitude 7320 Detachable
(from 2100 euros), which brings a keyboard and pen.
A suitable keyboard turns the tablet into a notebook alternative: Mostly, however, it is not included in the scope of delivery – neither is the Surface Pro Signature Keyboard for the Surface tablets from Microsoft.
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