Here is our list of the best tablets of April when you quite simply want the best tablet or 2-in-1 each size irrespective of the cost. This “best of tablet” list takes anything from speed and power, to displays, size, build quality, battery life, and other essential specs that are important for a tablet, into consideration.
Only one tablet is listed in each size category, starting with the largest all the way down to the smallest on the market in April. The single-core and multi-core benchmarks scores are from Geekbench 4. As a general rule, the higher the number the faster the performance.
The newest tablets on this list are the new iPad Pro tablets, while if you are thinking about buying a Windows 2-in-1 tablet right now, then you may want to wait until the Surface Go 2 or Surface Book 3 gets launched, something that’s expected to happen over the coming weeks. This is the reason why the Microsoft’s Surface Go and Surface Book 2 are absent from the list right now.
Microsoft Surface Pro X
This iPad Pro looking Windows tablet still isn’t everybody’s favorite, but only because of potential issues as an Windows on ARM tablet. And it seems that more people are warming up to it by now. Other than that it is a good tablet, though the price is still considered a little high.
Apple iPad Pro 12.9
The new iPad Pro 12.9 may be even more powerful than the top model of the Surface Pro 7, but with a larger screen and a decent price tag considering its performance. Launched on March 25, now with a slightly more powerful GPU and 6GB LPDDR4X RAM as standard for all models.
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
The much evolved Windows 10 tablet is now better than ever before, and finally has a USB C port as well. It has anything from an award winning display, to snappy performance, a long list of accessories, to good warranties.
Google Pixel Slate
This Chrome OS 2-in-1 tablet is becoming cheap for the Intel Core m3 model, but also has two other processor options for those in need of something more powerful. The least powerful is listed first, and the most powerful last.
Apple iPad Pro 11
The most powerful iPad together with the larger 12.9 model, which has anything from quad speakers to great digitizer feel. Released on March 25, with a more powerful GPU and 6GB LPDDR4X RAM as standard on all storage models.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6
The most powerful Android tablet on the market in April, with great specs in every area and a functionality that makes Samsung’s flagship tablet appeal to a wide range of customers with different usage scenarios.
Apple iPad Air 10.5
Light, slim, powerful, relatively cheap, good specs, and support for some keyboards, makes this iPad worth considering for a iPad 2-in-1 setup.
Chuwi Hi10 X
This 10.1-inch Windows 2-in-1 tablet is a good alternative to the Surface Go, with a slightly larger screen, stiffer keyboard, and different performance.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A with S Pen 8.0 (2019)
A very user friendly tablet with Samsung’s S Pen digitizer/stylus, and enough power for the tasks that an 8-inch tablet will be put through.
Apple iPad mini 5
The newest iPad mini 5 is a pocket rocket that’s powerful enough to shame many laptops, a fact that’s still lost on many. And now that it has support for the Apple Pencil digitizer, it is even more attractive. Optional keyboards are also available.
Amazon Fire 7
While there are other 7-inch Android 9.0 tablets on the market today for under $100, they still tend to fail on too short battery life, and as strange as it may seem, the Fire 7 is actually the most powerful 7-inch tablet in March based on the benchmark scores.
– Jim Miller