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Technology Best tablets for the holidays

02:25  09 november  2019
02:25  09 november  2019 Source:   cnet.com

Amazon's Fire tablets and Kindles are on sale for everyone

  Amazon's Fire tablets and Kindles are on sale for everyone Last month, Amazon introduced some hefty discounts on its Fire tablets and Kindle e-readers, but those discounts were only available to Prime subscribers. Now, the company has made those savings available to all customers in the US, with up to $40 off its range of electronics. First up are the popular Fire tablets, the compact devices which are handy for reading recipes in the kitchen or making video calls. The Fire 7 was cheap to begin with, and with $10 off (now $40) it's a bargain. If you're looking for a larger screen and a longer-lasting battery, there's also $20 off the bigger Fire 8 (now $60, or $50 for Prime subscribers).

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Here we go again: Another holiday, another chance to browse the tablets on sale.

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While phones can often be a personal choice and laptops can stick around for years, tablets slide into a perfect holiday gift territory for their sometimes-low prices and family-friendly status. They're also things that many people might think of getting, but don't actually get.

The field of tablets has shrunk even further this year, with Google backing off Android tablets and Apple still not updating its top-of-the-line iPad Pro in 2019. Our advice: Spend as little as possible. Expect many of these to be on sale around Black Friday.

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Best Tablets for 2019. Our editors hand-picked these products based on our tests and reviews. If you use our links to buy, we may get a commission. Amazon's big 10-inch tablet delivers serious media chops for less than half the cost of Apple's basic iPad.

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Do you want a casual iPad, an even-less-expensive Fire tablet or a Microsoft Surface? Here are the best tablet choices.

All of these products (or previous versions thereof) have been fully reviewed or anecdotally tested by CNET editors. Note that CNET may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site.

The latest iPad (10.2-inch, 7th generation, 2019)

An obvious affordable choice

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Apple's small refresh to its entry-level iPad increases the screen size just a bit, offers long-lasting battery life and adds support for smart connector-attached keyboards. Older processor aside, this is a perfectly good iPad, and it's already on sale. But for an even better deal, consider Apple's 2018 9.7-inch iPad, which has nearly identical hardware specs (aside from screen size that's an inch smaller) -- you can often snag the 128GB version of the device for $300, which is a great deal.

Surface Pro, iPad or Fire: Best tablets for the holidays

  Surface Pro, iPad or Fire: Best tablets for the holidays There are fewer than ever, but here are your options.The field of tablets has shrunk even further this year, with Google backing off Android tablets and Apple still not updating its top-of-the-line iPad Pro in 2019. Our advice: Spend as little as possible. Expect many of these to be on sale around Black Friday.

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iPad Mini (2019)

Expensive, but the best smaller tablet

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Apple refreshed the Mini in the spring with Apple Pencil support and an A12 processor that outperforms the bigger 10.2-inch basic iPad. Confusing, huh? Just know that this is a great tablet that can be used as a gaming tablet or drawing tablet, but its smaller size may not suit people who want to use it as a laptop replacement.

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iPad Pro (2018)

The best iPad, but...

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Apple's Face ID-enabled, USB Type-C iPad Pro has the best processor and best design, and works with Apple's improved, newer Pencil from 2018. This powerful tablet with hours of battery life and a liquid retina display also may be on sale this holiday. But you may also consider an IOU and wait for the next version of the device if it arrives early-to-mid 2020.

Huawei MatePad Pro announced with top-end specs to rival the iPad Pro

  Huawei MatePad Pro announced with top-end specs to rival the iPad Pro A sharp screen, lots of power, a premium design and more are offered by Huawei's latest tablet, the Huawei MatePad Pro.The core specs include a 10.8-inch 1600 x 2560 LCD screen, a high-end Kirin 990 chipset (the same as you’ll find in the Huawei Mate 30 Pro), 6GB or 8GB of RAM, up to 512GB of storage, a 13MP f/1.8 rear camera, and a 7,250mAh battery with 40W fast charging.

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“Going into the holidays , we will make tablets a focus,” said Shawn Score, the president of Best Buy’s wireless retail unit, Best Buy Mobile, in an interview. “Like e-readers over the last couple years, we think customers will think of Best Buy for tablets and expect us to have the right ones.”

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Kindle Fire 7 (2019)

The most affordable tablet

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Amazon's rock-bottom tablet prices are always shocking, and this year's Fire 7 is a solid budget tablet pick for basic video/game/kid needs. As always, Amazon Prime lets you get a lot more out of it content-wise, and Amazon's Fire ecosystem is more limited than Android. But if you're buying for a child, definitely invest in the Kids Edition, which includes a rubberized case, a free year of kid-friendly FreeTime Unlimited content -- and a no-questions-asked two-year replacement warranty for damaged units.

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Amazon Fire HD 10 (2019)

A better but still low-cost Amazon tablet

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The 10-inch Fire tablet Amazon just released is faster and better than the 7 and 8-inch Fire tablets, and it's still a pretty low $150 (or less). It also charges its battery life via USB-C now.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 6

Laptop-tablet that's often on sale

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Microsoft has a newer Surface Pro 7, but last year's 6 is still good, and sometimes comes in a great bundle with its keyboard. Anyone looking for a work tablet or a tablet that can become a full PC, look no further.

Best tablets for the holidays: Surface Pro, iPad, Galaxy or Fire

  Best tablets for the holidays: Surface Pro, iPad, Galaxy or Fire There are fewer than ever, but here are your top options.Unfortunately, the range of tablets available has shrunk even further this year, with Google backing off Android tablets and Apple still not updating its top-of-the-line iPad Pro in 2019. Our advice: Spend as little as possible, and expect many of these to be on sale during the holiday season.

Best gifts for runners Hottest toys for the holiday Chowhound gift guide Top picks for Star Wars fans Wellness gifts GameSpot gift guide. Except for some new color options, Amazon's 8-inch tablet hardware remains unchanged. But its price drop makes it an even better bargain.

Something tells us a tablet might be just the ticket. BYTE looks at five: The Apple iPad 4, the iPad Mini, the Samsung Galaxy 10.1, the Microsoft Surface, and So BYTE chose the five tablets we think will do the best job of making your holidays merry and bright. Some of them -- the fourth-generation iPad

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S6

One of the last good Android tablet options

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It's getting almost impossible to find Android tablet options from name-brand manufacturers, but Samsung still makes them. The Tab S6 Android tablet is expensive, but it's compact and has an optional keyboard with trackpad, and connects to monitors using Samsung's DeX technology.

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HP Chromebook X2

Chromebook that's also a tablet

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For the right price, the Chromebook X2 could be one of the best deals of the bunch. A functional Chromebook laptop that's also a detachable tablet, and it can also play Android apps.

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The best Samsung Galaxy Tab A prices and deals in January 2020 .
Get a great deal on one of the best cheap tabletsThere's a lot to like about these deals simply because the Tab A is unlike other cheap tablets that flood search engines. Samsung's Galaxy Tab A range is one we can fully recommend as one of the finest budget tablets around as the performance and quality puts similar tablets to shame. Many other big name manufactures have seemingly abandoned tablets nowadays thanks to smartphones muscling in on their territory so it's great to see Samsung still proudly flying the Android tablet flag.

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