We round up the best tablets on the market in 2017, from the most humble budget compact to premium models with all the bells and whistles…

Whether you're after a basic tablet or something a little more upmarket and versatile, we've done the necessary reviews to help you make the right buying decision. Apple and Samsung may steal most of the tablet headlines but do the iPad and Galaxy models justify the hype? 

There are a few Windows tablets worth checking out, too - plus of course plenty of super-cheap budget models that do the basics well. 

We've split our choices by size - the best big-screen tablet, best 10in tablet and the best 7in tablet (or thereabouts) - and given you a few others worth considering.

Click through to read the full review on each product, see pictures, tech specs - and, of course, the best prices we've found.

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Best big-screen tablet

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Best premium tablet

Apple iPad Pro (9.7in)

Reviewed on 18th April 2016 at

Apple owns the premium tablet market and the Pro 9.7 only cements its position with a great all-round performance.

Yes, it's a little pricier than the iPad Air 2 but video performance is a serious step up, as is the sound quality through the four-way speaker system. Add the unrivalled user experience and gorgeous design, and you've got a tablet in a league of its own.

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Best compact tablet

Apple iPad mini 4

Reviewed on 23rd October 2015 at

It's a one-two for Apple, as it earns our recommendation no matter what size tablet you want. The fourth generation of Apple’s smallest tablet is arguably its best yet, with more tricks up its sleeve than ever.

A superb screen, great user experience, punchy audio and the best app selection going make the iPad mini 4 the best small-screen tablet right now.


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Best budget tablet
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Amazon Fire tablet

Reviewed on 11th August 2016 at

The Fire tablet has been designed to cover the basics. It provides you with a perfectly usable screen and access to Amazon's ecosystem of video content and apps. It's not going to compete with the iPads out there, but for £50, we don't expect it to. 

If you're looking for an affordable tablet you can just throw in a bag and carry around with you, the Fire should be on your shortlist.


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Best Android tablet

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet

Reviewed on 17th July 2015 at

With an excellent screen, superb sound quality and some excellently thought out features and inclusions, the Z4 Tablet is a great 10in option for Android fans and, at last, a real competitor for the iPad.

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