iPad alternatives: Four excellent tablets for people who do not wish to buy an iPad
The iPad is one of the best tablets on the market, but it is not for everyone.
When we reviewed the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 recently, we rate it as the best alternative to Apple’s 9.7-inch iPad Pro. There are other devices out there so we went in search of four tablets that could serve as great choices for people who, for one reason or another, do not want an iPad.
And to help spice things up a bit, we make sure none of these tablets run the same operating system. You will find a range of prices, too.
If you are in the market for a new tablet, consider one of these four iPad alternatives below. None of them stinks.
MS4: Microsoft Surface Pro 4
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The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is easily one of my favourite computers of the year. This list would not be accurate without some form of Windows 10 tablet on it, and I think the Surface Pro 4 is the best balance between the price, design and features of the streak on the market.
You will love that you can use it as a tablet to read or watch movies or to do a full day of work with a keyboard. It runs a full version of Windows which, I would say, makes it even more powerful than an iPad.
One thing you need to know: Microsoft is likely going to update this very soon so it may be worth holding a couple of months for the new one. The worst scenario: the price on this one drops and you get a deal.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
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I recently reviewed the Galaxy Tab S3 and I have named it the best competitor of iPad Pro on the market. Offers a colourful and bright 9.7-inch screen with pen input support, stereo speakers, fast performance, long battery life, support for running two side-by-side applications and more.
It’s basically the iPad Pro 9.7 with Android. A $ 599 is one of the most expensive tablets on this list, but it is also one of my favourites.
Samsung Chromebook Plus
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The Samsung Chromebook Plus is probably the best Chromebook you can buy right now, but as the keyboard also moves to 360 degrees, you can also use it as a tablet.
I love the simplicity of Chrome OS, support for Android applications, the included stylus to draw on the screen and much more. Plus, it’s made of metal and features a super-clear display, making this one of the rare premium Chromebooks really there.
The sale price is $ 449, placing it right in the middle of some of the tablets on this list, but can be found for sale at some retailers for as little as $419.
Amazon Fire HD 10: Amazon fire tablet vs kindle
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The Amazon Fire HD 10 is your best portal in the Amazon ecosystem, which is packed with applications for Android, books, movies, TV shows, music and more. It offers a large 10.1-inch screen, although it is not as sharp as the other tablets in this summary.
You’ll find a 16GB storage in the entry-level model, which is not much (you can always extend that) and support for the smart assistant from Alexa Alex built directly in. This is the most affordable tablet in the heap, making it Perfect for people looking to spend less than an iPad or for children who may not need all that extra power.
In addition, the starting price of $229 is hard to ignore.