The Best Tablets Of 2018 Thus Far

 

From Apple to Android and Windows, here is the best of the best of the available and will-soon-be-available tablets of 2018

 

 

We haven’t had a shortage of tablets over the last few years and 2018 is definitely no different. From Apple to Android and Windows, the list of great available and soon-to-be-available tablets is growing.

 

In fact, some new models of the iPad are launching this coming quarter, which means it might be the best time to shop around for your pick. But for now, here are our top choices:

 

Apple iPad 2018

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Apple’s 2018 iPad could easily become your favorite, thanks to its powerful specs.

 

For one thing, Apple fit the device with the A10X chip, which helps speed things up for work, especially when you need to edit a 4K video, launch and play graphic-heavy games or use apps that feature augmented reality. Storage options begin at 32GB with additions all the way up to 126GB.

 

This latest creation from Tim Cook and his team also features the Apple Pencil to help you create artworks and make annotations straight from your tablet. Not to mention it’s loaded with applications, including MS Office and Google Drive.

 

The iPad 2018 is a relatively slim 7.5mm, so you can easily fit it into your bag without it looking cumbersome. So while pricing starts at P20,990, you can rest easy knowing you can do your work and play on this versatile piece of tech.

 

Microsoft Surface Go

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With the Microsoft Surface Go, you can have the stand-alone tablet or add the Signature Type Cover keyboard. And if you’re feeling iffy, know that Microsoft made sure that they keys have a good feel to them so that it won’t feel so off using it with a tablet.

 

Under the hood, it’s powered by a 7th generation Intel Pentium Gold Processor 4451Y. The Surface Go tablet also features Windows 10 OS, a 10-inch display and a screen resolution of 1800x1200 with a 3:2 width-to-height aspect ratio.

 

In the camera department, you’ll find two HD webcams: a 5-megapixel front-facing camera and an 8-megapixel main camera. If you’re up for it, you can even log in via face recognition on the tablet’s built-in Windows Hello.

 

Acer Chromebook Tab 10

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The first Chrome OS tablet, the Acer Chromebook Tab 10, is a product that best carters to the K-12 education market. This is largely because it comes with a textured design that removes the slippery factor and help students handle the device with ease.

 

The 9.7-inch tablet from the Acer-Google tandem has a 2948x1536 resolution. Its accompanying Wacom EMR stylus doesn’t need a battery to work and there’s even a slot on the tablet where you can conveniently park it for storage.

 

Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1

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This tablet from Dell may very well be your dream device, especially if you have a penchant for the extraordinary and the extravagant.

 

The Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1 is a Widows tablet with a 12.3-inch display, which easily converts into a laptop when you attach the TKL (tenkeyless, no numpad) keyboard. The Latitude’s kickstand can hold the tablet at 90 degrees but you can adjust it further to a full 150 degrees.

 

Hardware-wise, it employs the 8th generation Intel Core i5 processor and has a PCIe NVMe (PCI express Non-Volatile Memory Host) storage capacity of 256GB. Simply put, the tablet is more than capable of taking a beating when it comes to processing large volumes of data in a fast yet quiet manner.

 

You get three cameras with the Latitude: a 5-megapixel, an 8-megapixel and an infrared. Use them to attend video conferences, take pictures or log in via Windows Hello.

 

Considering how much functionality and power it packs, the Dell Latitude 5290 remains pretty lightweight at only 2.64 pounds. Here’s the catch though: You get all these features for a hefty P83,000.

 

Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4

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Released earlier this year, Huawei’s MediaPad M5 8.4 can give the iPad mini a run for its money. Looks-wise, this Android tablet boasts the same metal body like its compeititon in a fashionably slim design.

 

Regarding performance, a Kirin 960 process paired with 4GB of RAM powers the MediaPad M5. It also runs out of the box on Android’s latest cookie-inspired OS, Oreo.

 

The sound quality is impressive as well, thanks to its Hi-Fi stereo speakers. Top it off with a 2K display capability and you’re in for a surprise if you’re looking for a tablet with great multimedia credentials.

 

This handy, traditional-looking tablet sells with a P20,000 – P24,000 price tag.

 

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A few more months until the curtains close on 2018 and we can’t seem to get enough of all the lovable tablets that make 2018 extra memorable for the tech industry.

 

So whether you fancy the good old style or the more modern, hybrid type, there’s one tablet waiting to tag along with you wherever you need to be.