Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
A tablet is a complete mobile computer. So to be able to handle any task, be it watching movies, playing 'on the go' or even working, it needs to be powerful. We have collected 11 of the most productive tablets that can become an excellent 'companion' and 'assistant' in any business.
- Rating of the most powerful tablets
- The most powerful tablets on Android
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 SM-T825 LTE 32Gb
- Lenovo Tab 4 TB-X704L 64Gb
- Huawei MediaPad M3 8.4 64Gb LTE
- Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 10 Plus X703L 32Gb LTE
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 SM-T819 LTE 32Gb
- The most powerful tablets on Windows
- Microsoft Surface Pro 5 i7 16Gb 512Gb
- Dell Latitude 5285 i7-7600U 16Gb 512Gb WiFi
- Lenovo Miix 520 12 i7 8550U 16Gb 1Tb LTE
- Lenovo Yoga Book YB1-X91L 64Gb
- Most powerful tablets Apple
- Apple iPad Pro 12.9 512Gb Wi-Fi + Cellular
- Apple iPad Air 2 64Gb Wi-Fi + Cellular
Rating of the most powerful tablets
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|The most powerful tablets on Android||1||Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 SM-T825 LTE 32Gb||RUB 33,990|
|2||Lenovo Tab 4 TB-X704L 64Gb||RUB 21,990|
|3||Huawei MediaPad M3 8.4 64Gb LTE||RUB 21,900|
|4||Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 10 Plus X703L 32Gb LTE||RUB 23,999|
|5||Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 SM-T819 LTE 32Gb||RUB 28,990|
|The most powerful tablets on Windows||1||Microsoft Surface Pro 5 i7 16Gb 512Gb||RUB 133,500|
|2||Dell Latitude 5285 i7-7600U 16Gb 512Gb WiFi||–|
|3||Lenovo Miix 520 12 i7 8550U 16Gb 1Tb LTE||–|
|4||Lenovo Yoga Book YB1-X91L 64Gb||RUB 39,507|
|Most powerful tablets Apple||1||Apple iPad Pro 12.9 512Gb Wi-Fi + Cellular||RUB 78,990|
|2||Apple iPad Air 2 64Gb Wi-Fi + Cellular||RUB 47,990|
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The most powerful tablets on Android
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 SM-T825 LTE 32Gb
The leading position is rightfully taken by the powerful tablet Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 SM-T825 LTE 32Gb due to its high performance, powerful components and AMOLED – the screen.
At a glance: The resolution of 2048×1536 provides unspeakable clarity. The 9.7-inch display is made using technology AMOLED and supports stylus input. Thanks to it, the maximum image quality is achieved. The screen format is 4: 3 for easy web browsing and file management. The tablet is suitable for viewing high-quality multimedia, and 4 stereo speakers with AKG tuned create clear and surround sound. The processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 with 4 gigabytes of RAM and 32 gigabytes of memory on the internal drive determines the fast and high-quality operation of the gadget, it copes perfectly with the work of several applications at the same time. There is a slot for a microSD card on which you can store the necessary information.
- Supports input from the included stylus;
- AMOLED – a screen that provides excellent color reproduction and high resolution;
- Mobile Internet; The ability to use as a phone;
- Small memory;
- The back panel is very fragile and slips in your hands;
- Limited functionality of the firmware.
Lenovo Tab 4 TB-X704L 64Gb
Short review: A powerful tablet Lenovo Tab 4 TB-X704L has a 10.1-inch screen with a resolution Full HD + (1920×1200) on an IPS matrix. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, with 8 cores and 4 gigabytes of RAM, provides a fast gadget that can perfectly handle multiple applications. It has 64 gigabytes of internal memory on the internal drive, however, due to the installation of the software, a little less is available to the user. A microSD slot is also present.
Access to the network is provided via 4G mobile Internet, but the tablet is not capable of working as a phone. The built-in 7000 mAh rechargeable battery allows active operation up to 13 hours.
Also, the device is equipped with a fairly good main and front cameras at 8 and 5 MP, respectively, speakers with a stereo effect, a USB Type-C connector that supports connecting peripheral and additional devices. A fingerprint scanner can provide the necessary data protection.
The tablet works on an almost clean Android 7.0 Nougat with minimal interference in the interface.
- In the OS, you can create several users and switch between them;
- High-quality sound of stereo speakers;
- Bright and crisp screen.
- Marked plastic case with slippery glass back panel;
- USB Type-C 2.0, not 3.0, like competitors;
- Lack of fast charging.
Huawei MediaPad M3 8.4 64Gb LTE
The third place is taken by a powerful tablet Huawei MediaPad M3 8.4 64Gb LTE, first of all, thanks to the display, and then already high characteristics. However, it has a shorter battery life than previous models on the list.
At a Glance: The main advantage of the Huawei MediaPad M3 is its display. Even though its diagonal is 8.4 inches, which is less than that of previous counterparts, the resolution of this IPS matrix is 2560 × 1600 pixels. This is taller than Apple Retina and guarantees a sharper image.
The proprietary processor Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 950 with 8 cores and a frequency of 2.3 GHz ensures the speed of the tablet. Has 4 gigabytes of RAM and 64 gigabytes of ROM. There is a slot for microSD cards.
Has a sound converter Asahi Kasei Microdevices AK4376, which forms a spacious and clear sound.
Access to the network is provided through the mobile Internet LTE. The tablet has a 5100 mAh battery, which, combined with a very high resolution screen, results in a fairly fast discharge. The battery life is only 6 hours of active use (screen on). But Quick Charge is also supported – up to 45% in half an hour.
- Great sound thanks to Harman / Kardon speakers;
- High-quality assembly;
- Metal body;
- Convenient OS EMUI based on Android 7.0 Nougat.
- Poor-quality oleophobic display coating;
- Mediocre camera, both in terms of resolution and optimization;
- The body is metal, but it is still prone to scratches.
Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 10 Plus X703L 32Gb LTE
In fourth place is Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 10 Plus X703L 32Gb LTE. This is the only tablet in the rating with a built-in stand, the design of which may not please some users.
At a Glance: Tablet Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 10 Plus inherits the main feature of the Yoga line – the ability to operate in different form factors. Therefore, it is equipped with a stand, thanks to which it can be placed on a table, hung on a wall or placed at an angle. True, it is hidden in a thickening on the lower long edge of the case, which is why it is not flat – and this may not please those who like to use the tablet while moving.
But its functionality may surprise. The gadget has a 10.1-inch display on an IPS matrix with a resolution of Full HD + or 2560 × 1600 pixels. The high-quality and fast operation of the device is due to the 8-core processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 with a frequency of 1.8 GHz, in combination with 3 gigabytes of RAM and 32 gigabytes of internal storage, which can be expanded using microSD cards. A slot is provided for them.
Access to the network is possible via LTE mobile Internet. The camera is incredibly high quality 13 megapixels. Four powerful speakers deliver perfect sound. The rechargeable battery with a capacity of 9300 mAh is enough for two days of use.
- Powerful Wi-Fi module with reliable connection;
- The screen and sound are excellent for multimedia viewing;
- Updated to the latest version Android.
- Poor oleophobic coating of the sensor;
- Heavy and uncomfortable in the hands, sliding;
- Screen backlight pulse width modulation.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 SM-T819 LTE 32Gb
The fifth place went to Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 SM-T819 LTE 32Gb. Nice and powerful tablet, however, but overpriced for the previous generation.
At a Glance: Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 is the Korean manufacturer's flagship tablet in 2016. Of course, at the moment its technical characteristics do not seem outdated, but it will no longer receive operating system updates. And it is also expensive – only slightly cheaper than the leader of the rating.
This tablet is equipped with a 9.7 inch glossy Super display AMOLED with a resolution of Full HD + (2048×1536). In these characteristics, it is similar to the leader of the rating. The speed and high-quality operation of the device is due to the 8-core processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 with 3 GB of RAM. The built-in memory is 32 gigabytes, which can be increased by means of memory cards for which there is a slot. Despite the rather powerful “filling” it remains light and thin.
The tablet works great as a phone and supports LTE mobile internet. The built-in rechargeable battery with a capacity of 5870 mAh can withstand 8 hours of operation.
Like the Tab S3, the gadget supports input from the included stylus.
- Bright and saturated AMOLED – screen;
- Support for multi-window mode and stylus input;
- Low weight.
- Very average autonomy;
- Poor camera quality;
- Quiet speakers with 'faded' sound.
The most powerful tablets on Windows
Microsoft Surface Pro 5 i7 16Gb 512Gb
At a glance: The top version of the powerful tablet Microsoft Surface Pro 5 can rival many ultrabooks in performance. This gadget is equipped with a processor Intel Core i7-7660U with 4 cores and a clock speed of 2.5 gigahertz and 16 gigabytes of RAM. Heat removal is ensured by passive evaporative cooling. The internal solid-state drive has a capacity of 512 GB. The result is a device that deservedly occupies a leading position due to its power and speed.
In addition, the tablet has a quality screen. Matrix made using IPS technology with a size of 12.3 inches and a resolution of 2736 × 1824 pixels. The aspect ratio is 3: 2, as with all Surface devices released after 2015.
The tablet is supplemented with a built-in 'laptop' battery that provides up to 12.5 hours of operation. A USB Type A port is provided for connecting peripheral devices. But mobile Internet is not supported. A full-fledged OS Windows 10 installed on the tablet allows you not only to work with documents, but also to process and mount multimedia files.
- Top components;
- Fully functional Windows 10 including Windows Hello with face recognition;
- Support for keyboard dock, stylus, Surface Dial and other accessories.
- Relatively high price;
- Poor bundle, the keyboard dock needs to be purchased separately, as well as the stylus;
- Doesn't support mobile internet.
Dell Latitude 5285 i7-7600U 16Gb 512Gb WiFi
The Dell Latitude 5285 i7-7600U 16Gb 512Gb WiFi is in second place due to a lower screen resolution than the first device on the list.
Short review: Dell Latitude 5285 is a top-end and powerful tablet of the American-made corporate segment. Ideal for business people. It is equipped with the most powerful components: a 4-core processor Intel Core i7-7660U based on Kaby Lake with a clock speed of 2.8 GHz, 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of internal storage. A microSD card slot is also included. The tablet screen is a 12.3-inch TFT IPS touchscreen matrix with FullHD (1920 × 1080) resolution. The touch screen is protected by glass resistant to minor mechanical damage.
In addition to the tablet itself, the package includes an attachable backlit keyboard cover for more convenient work in the dark.
The lower screen resolution significantly increases the battery life – up to 14 hours. For connecting peripherals and external devices, there are USB Type-A and USB Type-C ports and powerful speakers with stereo effect.
- Powerful characteristics;
- Corning Gorilla Glass 4 with a layer that repels oils from the sensor covers the display;
- Backlit keyboard.
- There is no mobile internet;
- There is no fingerprint scanner, and Windows Hello;
- Low resolution cameras.
Lenovo Miix 520 12 i7 8550U 16Gb 1Tb LTE
In third place is the powerful tablet Lenovo Miix 520 12 i7 8550U 16Gb 1Tb LTE. It has the most recent processor in the ranking, 1TB on a solid state drive SSD, mobile internet – but also more expensive than the Surface Pro 5.
At a glance: Lenovo The top-end Miix 520 12 is the ultimate Ultimate Ultrabook tablet with no analogues in performance. It is equipped with a Intel Core i7-8550U processor clocked at 1.8 GHz and a Kaby Lake R computing core. It has 16 GB of RAM. The internal SSD of the tablet is 1 terabyte. A slot for a memory card is not provided, but it is not needed with such a supply of device memory. Active cooling technology is used to heat the processor.
The tablet is equipped with a 12.2-inch glossy TFT IPS-display with FullHD + resolution (1920 × 1200). There is a plug-in keyboard cover.
The built-in rechargeable battery with a capacity of 9600 mAh can withstand 8-10 hours of operation. For connecting peripherals, there are USB Type-A and Type-C ports, there is also a fingerprint scanner and a SIM card slot. Mobile Internet 3G and LTE.
- Mobile Internet;
- Metal body;
- High-quality assembly;
- The most recent components.
- Poor-quality keyboard with an unpresentable look;
- Proprietary charging connector;
Lenovo Yoga Book YB1-X91L 64Gb
The fourth place was taken Lenovo Yoga Book YB1-X91L 64Gb, the reason for this was only 64 GB of permanent memory and a processor Intel Atom.
Short review: Lenovo The Yoga Book is, in fact, not a tablet, but a hybrid ultrabook or even a full-fledged fashion device. There are no comparable ones in design, not just in the rating, but in general in nature. The fact is that this hybrid ultrabook is equipped with a special Halo touch keyboard, which is located in the same place as the membrane one in conventional laptops.
The tablet is ideal for daily use. It is light enough and does not cause problems when working on the go. So, the ultrabook is equipped with a 4-core processor Intel Atom x5 Z8550 with a clock frequency of 1.44 GHz, which is supplemented by 4 GB of RAM. Internal solid state drive – 64 GB. There is a slot for memory cards.
The device is equipped with a 10.1-inch glossy TFT IPS matrix with a resolution of 1920 × 1200 pixels. Protected from scratches with special glass. The built-in rechargeable battery can withstand 13 hours of operation. LTE is supported.
- Unique design;
- High quality display;
- The battery life is 13 hours.
- The keyboard reacts to pressing only with vibration;
- Instead of a full-fledged USB port – micro-USB, an OTG adapter is required.
Most powerful tablets Apple
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 512Gb Wi-Fi + Cellular
At a Glance: Apple iPad Pro 12.9 is aimed at professional and corporate users. Therefore, he offers the most powerful and efficient components. In particular, it is equipped with a proprietary processor Apple A10X. Has 4 GB of RAM and 512 GB of the device's internal storage. Card slots, as is typical Apple, no. But with this amount of memory, there is no need for it.
The device is equipped with a 12.9-inch Retina display with a resolution of 2732 × 2048. The matrix is made using IPS technology. The clarity of the display can be compared with the monitors of gamers, it is in no way inferior to them. The built-in rechargeable battery lasts for 9 hours of active use. The tablet supports LTE and has a Touch ID fingerprint scanner to ensure data safety and prevent unauthorized access.
- Support for input from the stylus Apple Pencil;
- Retina display 12.9 inches;
- Support for mobile internet.
- High price;
- Expensive accessories, including the Apple Pencil.
Apple iPad Air 2 64Gb Wi-Fi + Cellular
The second place is taken by Apple iPad Air 2 64Gb Wi-Fi + Cellular, due to lower performance than the leader of the rating. However, its price is less.
Synopsis: Apple iPad Air 2 is a pretty old model. But to this day, this tablet remains one of the most productive mobile devices of the company Apple. Especially when combined with a slim body and low weight. Nimble operation of the device is due to a specially optimized processor Apple A8X, supplemented by 2 GB of RAM. The built-in memory is 64 GB. The screen on the TFT IPS matrix has a FullHD + resolution (2048 × 1536) and a diagonal of 9.7 inches. The quality and sharpness of the image is due to the presence of the Retina display, and the aspect ratio of 4: 3 makes it easy to work with files. The rechargeable battery is sufficient to provide up to 10 hours of uninterrupted operation.
4G LTE technology enables the Internet to work on the device. There is a Touch ID fingerprint scanner, guaranteeing maximum data security. An NFC module for work Apple Pay is also present.
- High performance;
- Retina screen;
- 4G LTE internet.
- Fragile, requires very careful handling;
- Poor-quality oleophobic screen coating;
- Heats up a lot.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.