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The 10 best tablets for any budget

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We still don't really know why tablets are a 'thing'.

Not as useful as a laptop, nor as practical as a smartphone, they sit in a strange gadget zone all of their own - yet they're still the preferred screen of choice the moment you flop yourself down on a sofa after a hard day of pretending to do loads of hard work.

But which screen is right for your budget? Here we take in the best tablets of 2016. Tap on.

  • The 10 best tablets for any budget

    Amazon Fire

    • Brilliant budget tablet, ideal for browsing YouTube, emails or mucking about with Angry Birds
    • Micro SD card slot supports up to 128GB
    • Durable plastic build can withstand knocks 

    £49.99

     

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    iPad Pro (9.7-inch)

    • The best 'regular' iPad ever made
    • Retina display is absurdly sharp
    • More useful than ever with the new Smart Keyboard (£129) and Pencil (£79)

    £499

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    Acer Iconia One 10

    • Impressive 10-inch HD display for its cost
    • 32GB internal storage and microSD card slot
    • A neat little all-rounder

    £119.99

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    Asus ZenPad 10

    • 10-inch full HD display
    • Fancy 7.1 virtual surround sound
    • 11-hour battery life

    £149.99

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    Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 (8-inch)

    • Seriously thin (5.6mm) and seriously light (265g)
    • Incredible 8-inch HD screen
    • Basically the Android version of the iPad Mini - but you get more for your money

    £299.95

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    Pixel C

    • Super-smooth Android interface on a super-sharp 10-inch screen
    • Seriously good magnetic keyboard cover (for an extra £119)
    • Battery life for days

    £399

  • The 10 best tablets for any budget 6

    Lenovo Yoga Tab 3

    • Built-in projector capable of projecting a 70-inch picture
    • Impressive front-facing speakers
    • 18-hour battery life

    £399

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    iPad Pro (12.9-inch)

    • A proper 'luxury' tablet that's actually really great for design types
    • 12.9-inch screen is the best there is in tablet land
    • More powerful than a lot of similarly priced laptops

    £679

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    Microsoft Surface Book

    • The best 'hybrid' design going
    • 13.5-inch touch screen (so Windows 10 actually makes sense)
    • A proper keyboard and stylus 

    £1,299

  • The 10 best tablets for any budget 9

    Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet

    • Waterproof (for those Netflix n bathe sessions)
    • Link up to your PS4 and stream games remotely
    • 2K 10.1-inch screen

    Available on monthly contract

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Shortlist.com’s esteemed Tech Editor. David has a keen interest in video games, Star Wars and stuff that runs on batteries.

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