Best tablets


After all, when it comes to the best tablets you can buy for audio, video and everything in between, it can be difficult to know where to start. Take the leg-work out of your search and make a choice from the fine items listed below - you can't go wrong.

Under £100

Amazon Fire 7 (2017)

Those on a budget can't really go wrong with the Fire 7. Warm colours, Alexa integration, decent battery life and agreeable audio performance make it an excellent buy at this end of the market.


FireOS | Alexa integration | 8hr battery life

Reasons to Buy
Warm colour palette
Good battery life
Tonally balanced through headphones
Alexa integration
Reasons to Avoid
Unsophisticated picture
Tinny built-in speakers
Poor camera

Under £200

Amazon Fire HD 10 (2017)

If you can deal with the fact the Fire HD 10 is deeply attached to the Amazon ecosystem, you’ll find its audio and video performance well beyond the standard a £150 price tag suggests. It's a fine budget buy.


HD screen resolution (1920 x 1200) | 32GB or 64GB | 10.1in screen

Reasons to Buy
Lots of screen for the money
Strong video and audio performance
Reasons to Avoid
Feels built down to a price
Very Amazon-centric

Under £500

Apple iPad 2018 (32GB)

More creative than ever, and still with exemplary picture and build quality.


9.7in | 2048x1536 | Dolby Vision

Reasons to Buy
Excellent, balanced picture quality
Added HDR support
Punchy, natural sound
Cheaper than last year’s model
Reasons to Avoid
Sound and vision upgrades are slight
HDR isn’t as transformative here as you might expect

Under £1000

Apple iPad Pro 10.5in

Powerful, great to use and interact with - and capable of lovely images too.


10.5in HDR screen | Twin stereo speakers | 120Hz ProMotion processing

Reasons to Buy
Powerful sound from the speakers
Impressive display
Unparalleled performance
High-quality cameras
Reasons to Avoid
Not the most affordable tablet on the planet
Overkill as a pure multimedia machine