When you’re looking for more screen real estate than a smartphone provides but need something more affordable than a laptop, a tablet is a good in-between choice, and a number of top-rated ones are on sale now.
The Best Tablet Deals for January 2023
There are a lot of factors to consider when you’re looking for a device that’s even more portable than a laptop but can be far more powerful than a standard smartphone. Tablet users can stream music and video, check and respond to email, run mobile games, read ebooks, surf the web, and more. The main difference between models is the operating system—whether that’s iPadOS, Android, or Windows—plus the processor used and the amount of on-board memory. You’ll also need to weigh what you want in terms of cost, weight, storage capacity, camera quality, battery life, connectivity, and more.
If you’re going to be using your tablet primarily for reading, it may be best to go with an e-reader. They’re often cheaper, easier on the eyes, and can serve as a notepad as well as your own mini-library. And for those looking for something to completely replace a laptop, many tablets can connect to a removable keyboard, but it’s probably wisest to look at a true 2-in-1 device that combines a physical keyboard with the versatility of a touchscreen.
Of course, if you need to do more heavy-duty tasks, a traditional laptop is still the way to go.
Apple iPad 10.2″ 64GB Wi-Fi Tablet (2021 Release)
The 2021 Apple iPad is a versatile tablet that runs on the A13 bionic chip and has a 10.2-inch Retina display and 64GB of storage. User-friendly and powerful enough to run programs like Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop, this portable device will be your go-to for work and play on the go. Pair it with an Apple Pencil and smart keyboard to truly unlock its creative potential. At its current $279.99, this device is at an all-time low in price, so if you’ve been waiting to purchase one, now is the time.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 32GB 10.5″ Tablet
The Galaxy Tab A8’s 10.5-inch ultra-widescreen display and Dolby Atmos surround sound speakers will make it your number one choice in streaming devices. Slim and lightweight, it uses a powerful Unisoc Tiger T618 octa-core processor for speedy downloading and browsing and the 32GB of storage will hold all your favorite photos and music. Need more storage? This tablet also comes in 64GB and 128GB configurations.
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Fire HD 10 32GB 10.1-Inch Tablet (2021 Release)
For those who like streaming shows and reading books in their downtime, the Fire HD 10 Tablet offers access to the millions of titles on Kindle as well as Prime Video and Amazon Music. It’s basically your one stop shop for Amazon-provided entertainment. You’re not limited to those programs either: you can also download Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, Spotify—whatever your favorite platform happens to be.
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus 32GB 10.61″ Tablet (3rd Gen)
If you find yourself perusing the Google Play app store for new games, this Lenovo Tab M10 will be an upgrade from your current smartphone. The 10.61-inch screen is large enough so that on-screen keyboards aren’t a problem and the 2,000-by-1,200 Full HD resolution provides clear, sharp graphics. If you need more storage, this device is compatible with a microSD card so you can add as your library grows.
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