17 Best Tablets 2017: Top Reviews & Ratings

Looking for the best tablets 2017 offers?  Well, we’ve been tracking the Best Tablet for the Money for 5 years now, so we can easily show you our top rated recommendations to check out this year as well!

Our favorites are based on several factors, including their popularity, pricing and features.  Features will vary according to your budget. Some tablets provide extra ordinary features with high price value whereas some tablets try to incorporate latest and useful features within considerably lower price value.

Go through the list and check out for yourself which is your favorite brand or models.  And then you can get yourself an early birthday present or buy someone an awesome gift for the holidays this year!

Best Tablets 2017 – Which Are the Best Tablets for the Money?


Fire HD 10 Tablet with Alexa – Best Tablets Under 200

Fire HD 10 Tablets with AlexaThis exclusive tablet has a 10-inch display screen with a high pixel density of 149ppi and top-class color accuracy. The 1.5GB RAM offers immersive entertainment value with a fluid performance. Web browsing is fast and comes with the built-in Alexa cloud service so that you can stay productive even on the go.

The latest release from Amazon, this Fire HD 10 tablet with Alexa is currently debuting at the #1 spot for tablets which makes it definitely one to check out!  Plus, at this price?  What’s not to love?

This Fire HD 10 tablet with Alexa uses a MediaTek Quad-Core Processor which ensures smooth operation along with 64GB ram which can be extended using a MicroSD card. It provides updated calendar support for Gmail, Outlook, and more. Considering its economical price, this is by far one of the Best Amazon tablets of 2017.



ASUS ZenPad 8 – Best Tablets Under 200

ASUS ZenPad 8 Best TabletsASUS ZenPad 8 runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and has the MTK 8163 Quad-Core 1.3GHz to make sure that everything runs smoothly which makes it one of the best Android tablets 2016 and 2017.

The tab has a storage capacity of16GB. When you check out the MicroSD, the storage capacity is expandable to 64 GB on the ASUS ZenPad 8.

It comes with 2 GB RAM memory along with a clear and sharp 8 inch HD IPS screen display with max resolution of 1280 × 800. The rear camera is 5MP and the front camera is 2MP. If you do not want to spend too much on a tab then this is the best tablets under $200 for you!  In fact, it’s pretty close to fitting in our Best Tablets Under 100 category!


Apple iPad Mini 4 – Best Tablets Under 400

If you’re a fan of Apple products, then the Apple iPad Mini 4 is definitely worth your time! The Apple iPad Mini 4 has all the features and functionality that made the original iPad Mini such a great buy!

This tablet comes with a gorgeous 7.9-inch Retina Display and a stunning 2048 x 1536 resolution, making it ideal for watching movies and reading e-books.

It runs on the latest Apple iOS 9 and is powered by a Dual-Core A8 Chip with Quad-Core Graphics that ensure everything runs smoothly, looks great, and can support high-end applications with ease. This is definitely one of the best tablets of 2017.


Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 – Best Tablets Under 500

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2If the Apple iPad doesn’t catch your fancy, then you might want to take a look at Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S2.

Samsung has truly been going head-to-head with Apple, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is the best example of that this year.

Loaded up with a 9.7-inch, 2048 x 1536-pixel display, a dual 1.9GHz + 1.3GHz quad-core CPU, and 3GB of RAM, this tablet is made to provide high-end performance that would give Apple’s iPad a good run for its money.

From a gorgeous display to amazing hardware specs and a stylish design, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S2 is by far one of the best Android tablets.


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Google Pixel C – Best Tablets Under 800

Source: Amazon.com
Source: Amazon.com

Google Pixel C has a slim and compact aluminum build that feels great. It has an optional Bluetooth keyboard that is solid and doubles and has a powerful long running battery. The Google Pixel C tablet runs on the latest version of Android and performs very fast. The screen is sharp, vivid and colorful.

The Pixel C  has been considered one of the the best Android tablets on the market when it first arrived. It earned a place near the top of the charts and has gone head to head against the iPad Air 2 for the title of best tablet overall. If you’re interested in a tablet for work, the strength of its performance will depend on your needs.

The Pixel C has an anodized aluminum frame that looks as deluxe as any Apple tablet. It’s fashionably matte, smooth and solid. One of the amazing things about Pixel C is its Bluetooth keyboard. Once you magnetically attach the keyboard onto the tablet, it automatically connects over Bluetooth and hides the on-screen keyboard. In addition, the keyboard doubles as a removable cover and makes it look more like a laptop.


Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet  – Best Tablet Under 600

The Sony Xperia Z4 is one of the best Android tablets available in the market today.

Source: Amazon.com
Source: Amazon.com.

This is one of the tablets that have given Apple products a run for the money!  With the Sony Xperia Z4 being both water resistant and dust resistant, it makes this machine far more portable under a lot of situations! It also makes it more durable if you have kids that get their hands on it as well.

The power button is on the left-hand side, with the volume rocker just underneath. Both are difficult to reach, but it’s not clear where they could be better located on a 10-inch slate – you’ll just have to deal with the fact that you’ll be using two hands when changing the volume or turning the screen on and off.

The display is a 10.1-inch stunning 2K job with a pixel resolution of 2560 x 1600. It looks great, delivering sharp images, and is a real step up compared to the 1200 x 1920 setup we saw on the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet. Another feature worth mentioning is that Xperia Z4 table automatically opens up with a little task bar along the left hand corner of the screen with main app you are using when the keyboard is connected.


Apple iPad Air 2 – Best Tablets Under 500

Apple iPad Air 2This Apple iPad Air model comes with a screen size of 9.7 inches with 2048 × 1536 screen resolution. The operating system is Apple iOS 8 and weighs just 15.4 ounce. The processor is 1.5 Ghz and has got 1GB RAM. The isight camera for the Apple iPad Air 2 is 8MP and has a face time HD camera.

The internal storage capacity is 16 GB and has a long 10 hours of battery life. On connectivity front you get wifi 802.11 (a/b/ c/g//n/ac).

Since Apple iPads are frequently considered by fans to be a class apart from many other tablets, this model again proves the statement correct for those that love Apple.


Nexus 7 by Google – Best Tablets Under 300

asus nexus 7This Nexus model boasts of having the world’s sharpest 7 inch tablet screen with 323 ppi. It was currently priced a bit above $300 at the time of our last price check, but close enough to fit into this category!

Even under active usage this tablet offers a decent nine hours of battery life, which beats out some of the others on our Best Tablets 2017 List. The ASUS Nexus 7 has 1.5Ghz of quad core speed and processor. It offers around 16GB of USB storage.

Nexus 7 runs on Android 4.3 jelly bean and offers 3GB RAM. Therefore with these solid features, as well as the strong battery and a very affordable price point, the Nexus 7 proves to be a good buy.


Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 – Best Tablets Under $200

We’re back with another Samsung Galaxy tab to check out!

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 runs on the Android 4.4 KitKat OS and has 1.Samsung Galaxy Tab 42 GHz quad core processor.

It comes standard with 8GB flash memory and 1.5 GB RAM. It boasts of 1280 × 800 WXGA display resolution. With a micro SD card slot the internal memory is heightened to 32 GB with 50 GB of free Dropbox memory (now that’s something that I would really appreciate having!).

In addition, this Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 also offers free content and services worth of $300.


Google Nexus Tablet 9

Google Nexus 9 TabletThis Google style tablet runs on Android 5.0 lollipop. It has an 8.9 inch TFT display LCD screen.Loaded into this model is the 2.3 GHz NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor.

This Google Nexus Tablet 9 offers 16GB of flash memory with 2GB of RAM memory.

The rear camera has 8MP, while the front camera has 1.6 MP. It has 802. 11 ac wifi and only weighs in at 15 ounces.


Microsoft Surface Pro 3 – Best Tablets Under 700

Microsoft Surface Pro 3The Microsoft Surface Pros have definitely been making an impact in the tablet market over the last few years.

This earlier model, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, boasts an Intel 4th generation i5 core processor. It has got a gorgeous 12 inch HD touchscreen display (2160 ×1440). It has got 4 GB RAM and 128 GB storage capacity. This tablet is loaded with the Windows 8.1 Pro operating system and comes with a 36W power supply and surface pen included. Keyboard is sold separately as well as covers.


Apple iPad Mini – Best Tablets Under 300

Apple iPad miniThis older model of the Apple iPad Mini has 7.9 inch LED backlit, multi touch display. Has 1Ghz dual core A5 chip. 5 MP isight camera with 1080p video recording. It also comes loaded with 16 GB internal storage capacity.

And finally, in classic Apple style, it has a strong battery life of up to 10 hours and comes with 802.11 wifi.


Toshiba Excite AT87 – Best Tablets Under 150

Toshiba Excite GO AT87This Toshiba tablet runs on Android 4.4 KitKat has a 7 inch display screen.

It was built with the Intel Atom 1.33 GHZ processor. The Toshiba Excite tablet has got 8 GB flash memory with 4GB being free and 4 GB constitutes of operating system. The RAM memory is 1GB.

For one of the cheaper tablets on the list, this one low is a good buy.


Toshiba Encore 2 – Best Tablets Under 200

Toshiba still has a contender for the Best Tablets Toshiba Encore 2rankings!

The Toshiba Encore 2 comes with a nicely lit 8 inch display screen with 1.4 GHz intel atom processor. The tablet also has 1 GB flash memory and 32 GB RAM memory.

And for those wanting to know about the screen resolution, it has 1280 × 800 pixels screen resolution for solid performance.


Time to wrap up, hope the extensive list helps you to find the Best Tablets of 2017 for you and makes it easier to make a decision, keeping features and price in mind. Do get back to me with your decision or if you need further guidance or advice.

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Dell Venue 8 Pro 5000

Dell Venue 8 Pro 5000 It is a Windows 8.1 tablet. It has the Intel Atom Z3740D processor, which runs up to 1.8 GHz quad core and 2 MB cache. The Dell Venue 8 Pro has 32GB flash memory and 2GB RAM memory with an 8 inch display screen.

This tablet speaks short but sharp in terms of features. If you look at the price tag it is a good buy.


Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

Samsung Galaxy Note 10This version of the popular Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with 1.9 GHz Samsung Exynous quad core processor.

In addition, it is also configured with 32GB flash memory and 3GB RAM. It has 10.1 inch 2560 × 1600 WQXGA display. The rear camera has 8MP LED flash. It shoots video in full 1080 p HD. It is loaded with free content like HULU plus membership, Google Play credit, Business week etc.

Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2

Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2It runs on Android 4.4 OS kitkat. It has 1.9 GHz Samsung Exynous 5 Octa processor.

This Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 has 32GB flash memory and 3GB RAM memory. The 12.2 inch screen has 2560 × 1600 WQXGA display.

It features Hancomm office, Multi Window magazine, UX, sidesync and remote PC. We reviewed the Pro individually and at this point in time, with the lack of support that Samsung is offering on it, it is not recommended any longer.


Fire HDX 8.9 Tablet

Fire HDX 8.9 TabletThis Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 tab offers exclusive 8.9 inch HDX display, 30% more pixel than Ipad Air 2 retina and ultra fast 2.5 GHz quad core processor. The 2 GB RAM gives faster graphic performance. The rich, multi dimensional audio gives rich and clear sound.

The 8 MP rear camera has LED flash for high resolution photos. The cloud storage has unlimited space for Amazon content and fire devices photo. Web browsing is super fast with updated Gmail, Outlook and Calender support.

So with such revolutionary technical features, the high price tag when it came out was justified.


Asus MeMo Pad

asus memoRuns on Android 4.4 KitKat and has 1.33 quad core Intel Atom processor. The storage capacity is 16GBfor this ASUS MeMo Pad. With micro SD the storage capacity is expandable to 64 GB.

It has got 1 GB RAM memory. It has 7 inch HD IPS screen display with max resolution of 1280 × 800.

The rear camera is 2MP and the front camera is 0.3 MP. If you do not want to spend too much on a tab this is a perfect buy to have good features in less price.

LG G Pad 8.3

LG G Pad 8.3

This tablet comes with 2 GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. The LG G Pad 8.3 runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly bean platform. The micro SD slot supports expandable 64GB memory slot.

It comes with a full HD display with decent battery capacity.

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