Tablets are used in all spheres of modern life. This is an electronic device with a screen diagonal from 7 to 65 inch touch control. Unlike the smartphone, tablet — bigger gadget for comfortable viewing of movies, Internet surfing or work. Apple with its first iPad has prompted other manufacturers to rapidly release a similar product, eventually the market went dozens of models for every taste and color. After analyzing the market of electronic devices, “Profile” publishes its own rating tablets.
For professional tasks
1. iPad Pro
Key features: CPU Apple A12X Bionic, IPS display (11 or 12.9 inches, 264 pixels per inch, a brightness of 600 CD/m2), biometric security FaceID, USB Type-C connector, stereo speakers.
Official price: from 67 108 RUB.
Why: the Most advanced tablet for working with graphics and design applications on a mobile OS (iPadOS). Display with adaptive lighting technology True Tone. Functionality Apple Pencil stylus with magnetic holder for housing and charging. Function additional display to PC Apple.
2. Microsoft Surface Pro 7
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
Key features: CPU Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 10th generation IPS display (12.3 inches, 267 pixels per inch), biometric security Windows Hello, stereo speakers, a USB Type-C and USB Type-A, Wi-Fi, 6.
Official price: from $749 (~48 000 rubles), but officially not sold in Russia.
Why: the Only tablet on the desktop OS (Windows 10). Support full-featured Photoshop, Premiere, AutoCAD, etc. Functional stylus pen Surface Pen. The ability to select the configuration for specific tasks.
3. Samsung Galaxy Tab S6
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6
Key features: CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, AMOLED screen (10.5 inches, 287 dots per inch), a fingerprint scanner in the display, USB Type-C connector, stereo speakers.
Official price: from 52 990 rubles.
Why: the closest alternative to the iPad Pro on OS Android. Stylus support for Samsung Pen with the function of remote control tablet magnetic mount to the case and charging. Mode desktop PC DeX with the ability to run Linux. The presence of slot for memory cards microSD.
For entertainment and web surfing
1. iPad (2019)
Key features: Apple’s A10 Fusion, IPS display (10.2 inches, 264 pixels per inch, brightness 500 CD/m2), a fingerprint scanner in the button “Home”, non-standard Lightning connector, stereo speakers.
Official price: 27 990 rubles.
Why: Classic iPad 2019 release at an affordable price. Supports Apple Pencil 1st generation, has a connector for connecting a physical keyboard. You can play with joystick Sony DualShock 4 and Microsoft Xbox One Controller.
2. Xiaomi Mi Pad 4
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4
Key features: CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, IPS display (8 or 10.1 inch, 283 or 224 pixels per inch), a fingerprint scanner in the button “Home” (Plus version), with USB Type-C.
Official price: 14 990 RUB.
Why: Cheap tablet from one of China’s leading manufacturers. Fulfills all the basic tasks: surfing the web, communication in social networks and messengers, video playback, starting the mobile games.
3. Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0
Key features: CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, IPS-display (8-inch, 189 dots per inch), micro-USB connector.
Official price: 9990 RUB.
Why: Most affordable Samsung tablet. The required minimum for those who lack the screen size of the smartphone.
1. Samsung Galaxy Fold
Samsung Galaxy Fold
Key features: CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, two AMOLED display (the main 7.3 inches, 362 dots per inch, folded in half inside).
Official price: from 159 990 rubles.
Why: the First device with foldable display to reach the broad retail market. Modified after an unsuccessful open testing in the first half of 2019. One of the most productive smartphones on the market.
2. Huawei Mate X
Huawei Mate X
Key features: CPU HiSilicon Kirin 980 (in 2020 it is expected the version at Kirin 990), fold-out OLED display (8-inch, 414 dpi, takes place from the outside of the hull).
Official price: 2150 Euro (~151 600 rubles), expected on sale from November 15.
Why: the Main device that should compete with the Samsung Galaxy Fold. The display is located on the outside of the hull, which should reduce the likelihood of breakage.
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