Tablets have now become an essential tool for daily tasks whether it’s for home or office and are now powerful enough to offer the same capabilities. This includes writing documents, sending emails or even creating illustrations that would sometimes require extra equipment.
When it comes to buying one, the choices are confusing. But worry not as we round up some of the best tablets in the UAE that you can buy right now for both work and entertainment.
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021)
- Screen Size: 12.9-inch (2048 x 2732 pixels) 120Hz
- CPU: Apple M1 + 8GB/16GB RAM
- OS: iPadOS 14
- Storage: 128GB/256GB/512GB/1TB/2TB
- Camera: 12 MP + 10 MP (rear), 12 MP (front)
- Battery: 40.88 Wh
With M1 chip, iPad Pro is the fastest device of its kind. It’s designed to take full advantage of next‑level performance and custom technologies like the advanced image signal processor and unified memory architecture of M1. The 8‑core CPU of M1 delivers up to 50 percent faster performance, and the M1 has an 8‑core GPU in a class of its own, providing up to 40 percent faster graphics performance. There is also a 16-core Neural Engine that handles all the AI processes.
The Liquid Retina XDR 120Hz display on the iPad Pro delivers true-to-life detail with a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, great for viewing and editing HDR photos and videos or enjoying your favorite movies and TV shows. It also features a 1000 nits of full‑screen brightness and 1600 nits of maximum brightness. Some of its advanced display technologies include P3 wide color, True Tone, and ProMotion.
Running on iOS 14, the iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) will also be upgradable to iOS 15 when it launches this fall. The price may be on the premium side, but Apple has proven that its ecosystem provides the best products and services for productivity and entertainment – if you can afford it.
- M1 chip delivers top-tier performance
- Great sound quality
- Great battery life
- Liquid Retina XDR display
- Best App Store
- Non-expandable storage
- iPadOS can feel restricting
12.6-inch HUAWEI MatePad Pro
- Screen Size: 12.9-inch (2560 x 1600 pixels) 60Hz
- CPU: Kirin 9000E + 8GB RAM
- OS: HarmonyOS 2.0
- Storage: 128GB/256GB (expandable)
- Camera: 13 MP + 8MP (rear), 8 MP (front)
- Battery: 10050 mAh
The 12.6-inch HUAWEI MatePad Pro is a part of the Super Device – Smart Office experience, allowing users to have an interconnected experience that allows them to multitask across multiple devices. Under the Tablet-PC Multi-screen collaboration, three modes can be used: Mirror, Extend and Collaborate.
The new HUAWEI MatePad Pro is powered by HarmonyOS 2.0 and comes in a slim and sleek form factor. Redefining the future of performance, the Kirin 9000E 5nm SoC allows the tablet to process massive amounts of data. With a core clock speed of 3.15GHz, the octa-core CPU not just brings improved performance but also power efficiency.
In terms of graphic power, the 22-core Mali-G78 GPU brings heightened image processing that brings the best games to life. The NPU also pushes AI processing to new heights using its ‘big + tiny’ core architectures and applies it to a wide range of functions.
The MatePad Pro’s 12.6-inch 2K OLED FullView Display has a 90% screen-to-body ratio, 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio and DCI-P3 colour gamut. MatePad Pro is also the first tablet to receive the TÜV Rheinland Full Care Display 2.0 Certification.
The tablet also features eight speakers with four tweeters and four woofers that allow the 12.6-inch HUAWEI MatePad Pro to produce exceptional sounds with the right balance of treble and bass.
- New PC and Tablet multi-screen collaboration
- Great display
- Great performance
- SuperCharge as well as Wireless Charging
- 8 speakers
- 60Hz Refresh rate
- Apps can take time to find, AppGallery & PetalSearch needs more polishing
- No Google integration, can be an issue for some users
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+
- Screen Size: 12.4-inch (2048 x 2732 pixels) 120Hz
- CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus + 6GB/8GB RAM
- OS: Android 10
- Storage: 128GB/256GB/512GB
- Camera: 13 MP + 5 MP (rear), 8 MP (front)
- Battery: 10090 mAh
This 5G-enabled tablet brings the power of the Snapdragon 865 Plus prcoessor to deliver a seamless performance that’s boosted by the updated S Pen accessory. It features a 12.4-inch AMOLED 120Hz display that brings ultra-vivid colours even when viewed under direct sunlight. Much like its smartphones, the tablet runs on Samsung’s One UI that brings various customisations.
Aside from the in-display fingerprint reader, the tablet also features AKG quad speakers with Dolby Atmos support for an immersive listening experience. An optional expanded keyboard is also avialable to keep you productive, as well as storage options of up to 1TB. As with all Samsung devices, the Galaxy Tab 7+ also runs on OneUI 3.1 and will be upgradable to Android 11 when it launches. Much like other brands, the Galaxy Tab S7+ works well if you have the entire suite of Galaxy devices.
- 120Hz AMOLED screen with HDR10
- Great Performance
- Great speakers
- Android with OneUI
- Wireless DeX mode
- Expensive accessories
- Not all apps support Dex mode
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
- Screen Size: 11.5-inch (1600 x 2560 pixels)
- CPU: Snapdragon 730G + Up to 4GB/6GB RAM
- OS: Android 10
- Storage: Up to 128GB
- Camera: 13 MP + 5 MP (rear), 8 MP + 8 MP (front)
- Battery: 8600 mAh
Lenovo may not be on the top of the list when it comes to tablets, but the Tab P11 Pro is one the first premium tablets from Lenovo and it offers some strong specifications for a first-gen version with especially the 2K OLED screen, quad JBL speaker system keyboard/pen accessory. However, if you are looking for the most powerful tablet this may not be the ideal choice.
With that said, the Tab P11 Pro is a great tablet for entertainment and multimedia consumption and features Quad JBL speakers with Dolby Atmos enclosed in a premium-looking metal shell. There is also support for external storage via microSD up to 256 GB. The Tab P11 Pro also offers great battery life making this a perfect companion to your everyday tasks.
- 2K OLED Display with Dolby Vision
- Great-sounding speakers
- Great battery life
- Unibody aluminum chassis, slim profile
- Keyboard accessory also includes a trackpad
- Smaller screen size and resolution
- Stylus performance is hit and miss
- Mid-range SoC
- No 5G