Tablets are the tech world’s miracle for those who are constantly on the go. Seriously, going out without my tablet in hand feels like going out without wearing any shoes! The one struggle with this brilliant innovation, however? There is always a bigger, better, brighter version out there!
Whether you’re using your tablet as a replacement to a laptop, or an upgrade from a smartphone, you’ve come to the right place to end all your confusion and researching. Our tech editors have rounded up the best tablets of 2019, so you can find exactly what you’re looking for!
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
Price: $1,074.99 approx
Pros: This is the perfect tablet for those looking for a no-hassle replacement to a small laptop. With an awesome integrated kickstand and keyboard, a brand new sleek black color option, and seamless integration of Windows 10, the Surface Pro 6 is an impeccable option.
Cons: The Surface Pen is not included in the package, which is a shame as it hikes up the already-high price by another $99.99. The only real competition to other tablets is the i7 CPU option. If you choose to go for the cheaper Intel Core m3 or i5 options, it will be a lot slower and less powerful than many of the other tablets on the market, putting it at a disadvantage.
Microsoft Surface Go
Price: $499.00 approx
Pros: For a mini-version of the Surface Pro 6, the Surface Go is exactly what you need, for less than half the price. Its smaller size is perfect for making it your go-to, chuck-in-your-bag tablet.
Cons: While it is still a whole lot cheaper than its larger counterpart, having to add around $210 for the keyboard cover and stylus combined still brings the price up to the pricier side. Also, unlike the Surface Pro 6, it can’t really stand as a replacement for a laptop, given its smaller size and RAM and storage space.
Price: $749.00 approx
Pros: The gorgeous design of the new iPad is almost tear-jerking. With sleek edges, face ID capabilities, the fastest performance witnessed by a tablet, and incredible integration with the the new Apple Pencil, the iPad Pro is perfect for designers, movie watchers, and on-the-go doers.
Cons: For a tablet that still wouldn’t pass for a laptop replacement, it’s on the very-pricey side. The Pencil and Keyboard Folio Case are also not included, which takes the price up by a considerable amount. The headphone jack is also gone, in true Apple fashion, so you would need to either have it fully charged while on the go or choose to listen to the hustle and bustle of your train ride instead.
HP Chromebook x2
Price: $476.00 approx
Pros: What’s not to love about the HP Chromebook x2! Possibly the most easily compatible design for quickly switching from laptop mode to tablet and back, the HP Chromebook goes a step forward by including both the Stylus and the keyboard in the original package. The 12.3-inch touchscreen has great responsiveness, the two 5-MP and 13-MP cameras are sharp, and the speakers are good enough for watching your newest Netflix obsession.
Cons: With a tiny 32GB integrated storage space, there is very little room for added features. It is a Chromebook though, so there is very little to expect from it from the get-go.
Amazon Fire HD 10
Price: $119.00 approx
Pros: One of the only tablets that have expandable MicroSD storage, the Amazon Fire HD is a flexible, all-inclusive tablet for the movie and tv-show serial binger- as long as you are an Amazon Prime subscriber. With the subscription, you can watch the tablet’s neverending array of entertainment in crisp display and fantastic speakers. You can also turn your Fire HD 10 into an Echo Show by incorporating the Show Mode Charging Dock accessory! It’s also one of the cheapest options in the market.
Cons: The display still isn’t as crisp as the iPad’s, and the battery life hasn’t improved from previous models. You also can’t really do much of anything without an Amazon Prime subscription.
So here you have it; our top 5 picks for the tablets that are worth your money in 2019.