Here’s a quick breakdown of all the best tablets of August 2020. These tablets are based on their speed and power first of all, then specs and general features. Only one tablet per each OS is listed for each size.
The most interesting new tablets in August are of course the 11-inch and 12.4-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 tablets that were unveiled on Wednesday, though these Android 10 flagship tablets won’t be launched in every country around the world in August, only some countries.
Benchmark scores are included for reference, so you know exactly how each of the tablets stack up against each other.
Microsoft Surface Book 3
Both among the newest 2-in-1 tablets in August, as well as the largest two tablets. A popular Windows 10 2-in-1 among professionals, especially engineers, and now offers additional Nvidia GPU options and as much as 32GB RAM.
Microsoft Surface Pro X
Not everybody’s favorite, but only because of potential issues as an Windows on ARM tablet. 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 in March, now with a slightly more powerful GPU and 6GB LPDDR4X RAM as standard for all models.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+
Samsung’s newest flagship tablet with the best specs you can get on any Android tablet in August 2020.
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 in March, with a more powerful GPU and 6GB LPDDR4X RAM as standard on all storage models.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
Samsung’s other new flagship tablet with the just as much power as the larger sibling model, just with a few different specs. Still features optional 5G though, and up to 8GB RAM.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6
The second most powerful Android tablet on the market in August, with great specs in every area and a functionality that makes Samsung’s previous 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.
Microsoft Surface Go 2
The entry level Surface tablet got a lot more powerful with the new processor options, a larger screen, and generally leads in this class with useful specs and good warranties.
|10.5||$1599||Windows 10||4,105 (Core m3)||6,785|
|10.5||$399||Windows 10||2,210 (Pentium)||4,480|
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.
Lenovo Chromebook Duet
As far as Chromebook tablets goes, this isn’t as powerful as Google’s Pixel tablet, but it’s the leading Chrome tablet in the 10-inch category, and also win’s because the keyboard is included in the price.
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 August based on the benchmark scores.
– Jim Miller