With more and more people able to work remotely, there are more travelers than ever who are looking to bring tablets with them when they travel. Of course, that doesn’t even count the number of people who never leave home without their tablets for plane or train rides, or while relaxing in the hotel.
So, it’s normal to ask, what are the best tablets for travel?
First, a few things to keep in mind.
Before you decide on a tablet, understand what your biggest needs are. If you want something that can serve as a replacement laptop you’ll need something that’s a bit more powerful than if you’re looking for something to watch movies on, for example.
Once you have a good idea of what you need, then you can start looking at a tablets that can work for you. Here, you’ll find a list of some of the best tablets for travel that you’ll want to check out.
Of course, there is the old standby, the iPad. Apple has created a series of tablets that will cover just about everything that you need. They are lightweight and powerful, many people can easily bring an iPad and portable keyboard along on trips with them and have no problem replacing a conventional laptop.
For a starter tablet, go for the iPad Air 2, which at 9.7 inches has a nice screen, and is still quite powerful. If you want what many consider the best that Apple has to offer, go for the iPad Pro which has a massive 12.9 inch screen.
If you don’t want to go with an Apple, there are quite a few more affordable options for tablets out there that still deliver quite a bit of bang for your buck. One of those is the Samsung Galaxy Tab s2 8.
The Galaxy Tab comes in two sizes, with a super portable 8 inch screen, and a larger 9.7 inch version. It’s incredibly thin, make it really great for those who want to travel light. And, it’s been consistently ranked as one of the best tablets out there for easy viewing of websites and web surfing.
Google has seen a huge boost in the computing game when they introduced their Chrome Book series, which is essentially a light laptop that many people who do most of their work online absolutely love. So, it shouldn’t come as a big surprise that they are at it again with the Google Pixel C, their new tablet.
For those who are running on an Android based platform, this tablet has pretty much everything that you need. With a 10.2 inch screen, 10 hours of battery life, and an incredibly vibrant display this tablet is one that people love for watching video.
If you want functionality on a budget, then Amazon may be the way to go. Starting at just $50, the 7″ Wi-Fi compatible tablet allows you to enjoy books, movies, music, apps and games. If you’re into games, the biggest value may come from the Amazon Underground app store experience, which allows the user to access apps and games for free. You can even get access to in-app purchases for free like add-ons and extra levels.
For a tablet that the whole family can enjoy, Amazon offers a Kids Edition Fire tablet starting at $99.99 which includes a kid-proof case and a 2-year warranty and thousands of kid-friendly books and entertainment.