The best tablets of 2018 in relation quality / price that you can buy now
February 4, 2018 at 13:00
We still have many tablets to discover throughout the year, which has only just begun, but if we are looking to save as much as possible new models are rarely the solution, so the review we leave you to the best tablets of 2018 in relation quality / price It will be in effect for a long time. We leave you a selection with options for all operating systems and ranges of prices.
If we are looking for a tablet as cheap as possible, we must never lose sight of the Fire 7, a solid option and we know that we will have insurance at any time for 70 euros, regardless of special occasions (Amazon Prime Day and similar), we will be able to buy it even cheaper. Its technical specifications (1024 x 600 resolution, Mediatek processor, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of storage), are modest, but they are the ones that we will find in all of this price range and at least this guarantees us a smooth operation . And if you have repairs to Fire OS, we remind you that it is possible install without root Google Play Y Nova and other launchers so that the user experience is the most similar to that of a conventional Android tablet.
Another cheap tablet that you should never lose sight of, with the only drawback that the official price of this is higher (100 euros) and probably, if you do not find it discounted, it is not worth it. The good news is that it is common to see it on offer on Amazon and on occasion it has been below even 80 euros, so check it before deciding. It is not very different in technical specifications to the Amazon tablet, but it can compensate you to pay a little more to do with it to enjoy the experience of using Android without having to mess around and of his metal housing.
If you can afford to invest a little more than the minimum, our recommendation is that you take into account the Fire HD 8 since for 110 euros it will leave us a few improvements compared to previous models that are worth paying a little more: the screen is a bit wider and, above all, it is already HD, it has some more RAM (which will be appreciated to use several apps at the same time with some fluidity ) and offers us twice the storage capacity. And, of course, the same thing we have said about the 7-inch model applies to the operating system: there is no reason to give up either Google Play apps or typical Android launchers.
There are several interesting options if we are looking for a cheap 10 inch tablet, like the MediaPad T3 10 and the Aquaris M10 HD, but we decided to highlight that of Lenovo because all of these are quite similar in features (HD screen, Snapdragon 425, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage), but this and that of Huawei have the advantage of being more recent models, already with Android Nougat (and, therefore, multiventana) and it is also normal that you find it a little cheaper. In fact, from time to time we have it on Amazon on offer for up to 140 euros, which for a mid-range tablet of this size is a very good price.
The price of the tablet Samsung It is a little higher and does not oscillate so much, but for around 200 euros it is one of the best options we have, with screen Full HD and Exynos processor. Keep in mind that it is a somewhat old tablet (probably its successor arrives with the new Samsung tablets of 2018), but it is quite updated and is one of the candidates to get to receive even Android Oreo. In fact, it is only because it has been a while since its launch that we can find it at this price. Its design may be somewhat strange (due to its apparent orientation to portrait mode), but it is very functional.
The MediaPad M3 10 Lite It is another of those tablets whose price we have seen oscillating a lot since it was launched and that at its official price of 300 euros goes more unnoticed but, as with the MediaPad T3 7, we have to advise you to check at the moment you are going to buy if It does not have any discount at any distributor, because it is the most common, and you can usually find closer to 250 euros (up to 230 euros we have had a lot of time on Amazon), than for a Full HD tablet, with Snapdragon 435, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, fingerprint and speaker reader Harman KardonIt is a great price.
The MediaPad M3 It is another tablet that we will normally find at a discount, but that is usually closer to 300 euros. Depending on when you read this, however, and if the MediaPad M5, the probability that you can find it much cheaper will rise a lot. It is an excellent tablet and the best option in relation to quality / price within the high range, as long as you feel comfortable with an 8-inch screen and you do not care much about not having Android Nougat (because it does not seem likely to be updated), with screen Quad HD, Kirin 950 processor, 4 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, and also fingerprint reader and Harman Kardon speakers.
If we want one Windows tablet and we cannot afford to make a very high investment, our best option is the Miix 320, somewhat limited in power because its processor after all is an Intel Atom, but with surprisingly good performance despite it and with quite respectable figures of RAM (4 GB) and storage (64 GB), for what that we are used to seeing in this field. It is another tablet that is found quite often on offer on the website of Lenovo, so maybe you even get the pleasant surprise of buying it with between 20 and 40 euros of discounts.
If you don't want to do without the screen Quad HD but you want 10 inches, the most affordable option is the Yoga Tab 3 Plus, another tablet that already has some time but that holds the type very well. For example, its processor is a Snapdragon 625, which is somewhat old, but still ahead of those found in many mid-range. It also has 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage. What can pull us back behind this tablet may be the design, certainly peculiar, but we must think that it not only gives us more comfortable support, but also serves to house a large capacity battery.
It must be said that the Galaxy Tab S3 It is finding a lot cheaper lately, but with prices above 550 euros we dare not even include it in this list. The one that is an option worth considering if we want a level tablet at a good price is the Galaxy Tab S2, which is now usually seen for less than 400 euros and with which we will be able to enjoy one of the best screens, going beyond resolution. It is also a tablet with an exceptional design, very thin and light, and is among the Samsung tablets that would upgrade to Android Oreo.
Although the star of the Apple catalog is the iPad Pro 10.5, much of the resurgence of their tablets is due to this iPad 9.7. Something that we can not say that we were surprised because our feelings when we tried it were really good, with iOS 11 the user experience has improved yet and is ahead of its Android rivals both in performance like in autonomy. Its official price, in addition, rises a little of 400 euros, but at Amazon we can find it a little cheaper and take advantage of what we save, even if it is little, to still squeeze its potential with some of your best accessories.
The tablets of Manzana they are always safe bets, but with the exception of the iPad 9.7, rarely examples of quality / price ratio. There is an interesting option, however, for those who have fallen in love with their iPad Pro but do not want to spend too much, which are the restored units, Apple certified and guaranteed One year He iPad Pro 9.7, with which we already have support for Apple Pencil, you can buy for less than 500 euros, and we can also get the iPad Pro 10.5 up to 170 euros off.
Surface Pro: attentive to offers
The Surface Pro It is another tablet that in itself can not boast of having a particularly tempting price (950 euros), but we have made a place in this list because it is very often in offer, both on the Microsoft website, as on Amazon and occasionally in other distributors as well. The discounts that are usually offered, in addition, are substantial, easily reaching 200 euros or even passing that figure and we have seen it more than once for less than 800 euros, a quite interesting figure for a tablet of its level. Keep in mind, yes, that the keyboard is sold separately.