Small yet mighty, the latest tablet computers are powerful and allow you to enjoy HD video, play games, read magazines and stream content from portable, travel-ready packages. In addition, large 10-inch, HD displays and high-resolution screens allow you to watch your digital media in vivid, lifelike detail.
Another big trend with these tablet computers is their ability to transform into dedicated kids tablets. Each tablet allows you a family-sharing option and comes with their own kids “pack” of add-ons, including blue-light screen filters, fun stickers, access to educational content and the ability to set limits on how much screen time they are allowed.
1. Fire HD 10 Tablet with Alexa
Amazon’s Fire HD Tablet combines their largest display, stereo speakers, full HD display and up to 10 hours of battery life to make this the perfect device for media play. With this device you can watch full HD video, play games, read magazines and stream content seamlessly. Amazon has also incorporated Alexa to give you a hands-free experience to pause videos, play music, open apps, display the weather and more – all you have to do is ask.
PROS: The Fire HD 10 features a rear-facing camera for taking photos or shooting video and the front-facing VGA camera can be used for Skype calls with friends and family.
CONS: In order to enjoy the device to the fullest, an Amazon Prime membership is required.
2. Samsung Galaxy Tab A
The 10.1″ Galaxy Tab A from Samsung gives you powerful performance and a vibrant display allowing you to take your favorite digital entertainment wherever you go. This tablet features rich colors, crisp details and a long battery life allowing you to browse online and stream your favorite shows for hours. Two cameras are included for taking photos and videos and a microSD card slot allows you to easily expand your memory.
PROS: View and share media content between your Samsung devices with just the touch of a button.
CONS: If you have a lot of apps, the 16 GB of storage might not be enough.
3. Lenovo Tab 4
The Lenovo Tab 4 is a powerful tablet with a slim, sleek design that is designed for families and kids alike. Its HD screen is optimal for streaming high-resolution media and it allows multiple users to open their own accounts for their own customized space within the tablet. Two cameras, one rear and one front fixed-focus round out this affordable tablet.
PROS: The Tab 4 can transform into a dedicated kid’s tablet which features up-to-date and curated kid’s content and browsers.
CONS: If you want and like to play games, this tablet might not be the best option.