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Tablets and iPads

Tablets and iPads make browsing the internet, watching films, or playing games as easy as tap, swipe, drag. But with so many models on the market and at so many different price points, it can be tricky to work out which one is right for you.

At Tech.Co, we review all the latest tablets on the market, from the latest $1,000 iPad Pro to the humble $50 Amazon Kindle Fire 7. So no matter your budget, you’ll be able to find a tablet that’s perfect for you and your family.

Take a look at our guides and reviews below, where we’ll take you through the buying process from start to finish.

Which iPad Should I Buy?

Remember when Steve Jobs said “it just works” when debuting the iPad? Well, it’s far from that simple now – Apple offer five flavors of iPad, from the $329 iPad 9.7 to the latest $1,000 iPad Pro 12.9.

We talk through the strengths and weaknesses of each iPad, helping you identify what you actually need your iPad to do – whether that’s browsing Facebook or replacing your high-end laptop.

Learn your iPad Pro from your iPad mini in our full iPad Buyer’s Guide.

Amazon Fire Tablets

You don’t have to spend iPad-level prices to get a great tablet. There are some fantastic cheap Android tablets to choose, and the Amazon Fire range are among the best.

These super-cheap tablets can cost from $49 – or as low as $29 when on sale. There are Kid-friendly versions with parental controls and drop-proof cases, plus more sophisticated models with large HD screens (and slightly bigger price tags).

To find out which Amazon tablet to buy, see our guide to the Best Amazon Fire Tablets.

What is a Tablet?

Tablets, like the famous Apple iPad, are basically simple computers that are powered by a touchscreen interface.

They can start up in seconds, and run apps rather than traditional desktop programs. This helps keep tablets simple to use and fast – they can be a lot more user-friendly than traditional computers.

If you’re after a tablet, the main types are Apple iPads or Android tablets, which run a mobile operating system developed by Google.

Tablet vs eBook Readers

For the modern bookworm, there are more ways than ever to digest pages, whether it’s on your commute or tucked up in bed. One choice you might be struggling with is whether to choose an eBook reader, such as an Amazon Kindle, or read through an app on an iPad.

We can’t make that decision for you, as it ultimately comes down to personal preference, but here’s our advice: You might be better off buying a tablet if you want to watch TV, play games, browse the internet and read ebooks. On the other hand, traditional book lovers might favor buying a dedicated eBook reader, with its more natural and longer lasting reading experience, rather than compromising with one device.

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