The Best Tablets Of 2023: Our Recommendations
Which is the best tablet on the market? And which ones offer the best price/performance ratio? The choice is huge, because brands like Apple, Samsung, Huawei and Lenovo have a large selection that is renewed almost every year. Sometimes it can be hard to keep track of so many devices.
Well, that’s where I come in. I’ve been testing tablets since 2008 and have tried pretty much every model that has ever been released. In this article, you’ll find my current recommendations – they’re my personal winners.
The three tablets I mention here are a great choice for most people. But if you’re looking for something more specific, you’ll find more best lists below. There I have listed the best Android tablets, as well as the best ones with keyboard or pen. And many more.
My detailed reviews are linked in each case. All my tablet reviews can also be found here.
The Best Tablets: My Recommendations
The following tablets are the best choice for most people. If you’re looking for something special, though, you should check out my top lists below.
Apple iPad Pro M2 2022: The best tablet
The Apple iPad Pro 2022 is undisputedly the best tablet on the market. Because of the Apple M2 processor, it’s more powerful than any Android tablet. With it you can even edit 4K videos and use professional apps like Adobe Photoshop.
At the same time, the iPad Pro has a very chic and bright display that can be 11 inches or 12.9 inches, depending on your preference. It is rounded off by a high-quality metal body and numerous premium features. These include Face ID facial recognition, four great speakers, and optional accessories like the Apple Pencil 2 and the official keyboard covers. There are two of these.
There is pretty good software pre-installed with iPadOS 16, which will be kept up-to-date for years. There are many good features for the Apple Pencil, but also the new Stage Manager for improved multitasking. The large selection of apps optimized for tablets also speaks for an iPad.
However, the iPad Pro has one big disadvantage. It’s expensive. Very expensive. The recommended retail price starts at 799 Dollars without accessories.
Read here: My Apple iPad Pro 2022 review
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite 2022: A great price/performance ratio
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite 2022 Edition is inferior to the Apple iPad Pro in every aspect. On the other hand, it usually costs less than 300 Dollars and has a surprising amount to offer for the price. This includes the S Pen stylus, which is included as standard and at no additional cost.
With the S6 Lite, we get a 10.4-inch IPS display with a resolution of 2000 x 1200 pixels. It has two good speakers and a high-quality metal body. Games cannot be played with the highest graphics settings, but most of them run on the tablet.
It is also positive that very up-to-date software including Samsung’s DeX desktop mode is preinstalled with Android 12 and One UI. In the past, Samsung was very good with updates for the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite series.
It is a pity that we have to do without some premium features like a fingerprint reader or good keyboard covers.
Microsoft Surface Pro 9: The best Windows tablet
I think the Microsoft Surface Pro 9 is the best Windows tablet on the market. Because of the twelfth generation Intel Core processors, it’s powerful enough to replace a premium notebook or desktop PC. It’s not only fast enough for office work, but also for apps like Adobe Photoshop.
In my review, the Surface Pro 9 also did so well because the design is great. It has a high-quality metal chassis with a built-in kickstand, thanks to which you can fluidly stand the tablet at any angle. There are also excellent accessories with the Signature Keyboard Cover and Slim Pen 2.
As with the iPad Pro, the only real drawback of the Surface Pro 9 is the price. With a recommended retail price starting at 999 Dollars without accessories, it’s very expensive. For that, you get a premium tablet.
Further tablet recommendations
In the following you will find many other best lists with tablets that I can highly recommend. For example, if you need a tablet with Android or Windows, or if you are looking for features like 5G or certain price ranges.