Tablets have now become an essential tool for daily tasks whether it’s for home or office. At the moment, there are a plethora of choices that range from small screens to big screens each with its own distinct characteristic.
While working on a laptop is still a preferred option, tablets are now powerful enough to offer the same capabilities. This includes writing documents, sending emails, or even creating illustrations that would sometimes require extra equipment. The choices are confusing but worry not as we round up some of the best tablets that you can buy right now.
Top 5 Tablets of 2021
HUAWEI MatePad 11
The HUAWEI MatePad 11 is the first Huawei tablet to feature a 120Hz high refresh rate display that translates to smoother viewing and a more responsive touch control. It comes with a 10.95-inch FullView Display that has a 16:10 aspect ratio with an 86% screen-to-body ratio.
The HUAWEI MatePad 11 is also part of the Super Device – Smart Office experience as it can provide a seamless connection between compatible devices with support for the tablet-PC Multi-screen Collaboration.
Other features include an independent Bluetooth antenna and Wi-Fi 6. The HUAWEI MatePad 11 also supports the 2nd generation HUAWEI M-Pencil that is beautifully designed and weighs just 16g and measuring 160mm long to deliver a more comfortable grip and pleasant writing experience.
Despite the thin and light design, the HUAWEI MatePad 11 is able to utilise four huge amplitude speakers tuned by Harman Kardon, where audio is calibrated and optimised.
• Smooth 120Hz display
• Loud speakers tuned by Harman Kardon
• Huawei Super Device Smart Office experience
• New PC and Tablet multi-screen collaboration
• Other accessories sold separately
Apple iPad Pro 11 (2021)
Apple’s latest iPad Pro 11-inch (2021) now comes supercharged with the M1 chip that previously debuted on the Mac lineup. The 8-core CPU design brings up to 2x faster CPU compared to the A12Z Bionic chip present on the 2020 variant.
The 11-inch Liquid Retina display is the same as its predecessor and maintains the same 120Hz ProMotion feature that offers smoother viewing. There’s also 5G, which is a first on the iPad line. Running on iOS 14, the iPad Pro 11-inch (2021) will also be upgradable to iOS 15 when it launches later this year.
• M1 chip delivers top tier performance
• 120Hz ProMotion display
• Same design as previous generations
• iPadOS feels underpowered in relation to its hardware
• Internal memory is not expandable
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
This smaller version of the Galaxy Tab S7 brings an 11-inch AMOLED display along with a 120Hz refresh rate. This 5G-enabled tablet brings the power of the Snapdragon 865 Plus processor to deliver a seamless performance that’s boosted by the updated S Pen accessory. Much like its smartphones, the tablet runs on Samsung’s One UI that brings various customizations which is actually based on Android 12.
Aside from the side-mounted fingerprint reader, the tablet also features quad stereo speakers tuned with AKG. An optional expanded keyboard is also available to keep you productive, as well as storage options of up to 512GB.
• 120Hz Screen
• Speaker quality
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
Lenovo delivers a great tablet experience that is at par with other popular models. Check out the Lenovo Tab P11 Pro that features an awesome 11.5-inch 1600 x 2560 OLED display that also supports HDR10. Easily triumphing all other display, OLED delivers darker blacks and brighter whites especially when viewing HDR content.
This tablet doesn’t just win on visuals, but also on audio as well. There are four powerful speakers enclosed in a premium-looking metal shell that levels up the look of elegance. While the built-in cameras could be better, the Tab P11 Pro brings some of the best battery life we’ve seen on a tablet, making this a perfect companion to your everyday tasks.
• OLED display
• Build quality and design
• Smaller screen size and resolution
• Fragmented experience when connected to accessories
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus (2021)
Intended for the budget user, the latest generation of the Fire HD 10 Plus tablet offers a standard design, but it’s available in different colours that should suit anyone’s liking. The most welcome addition to this tablet is the USB-C port, which then makes it automatically compatible with a plethora of accessories.
The tablet’s 10.1-inch screen has a 1080p resolution. There’s an octa-core CPU inside offering quick navigation to the that smooth and lag-free.
• Great battery life
• Decent display
• No Google apps or services available