What are the best alternatives to the new iPad? We have selected five valid rival tablets of the same size and the same price range
Now that the new official iPad with its improved technical data sheet compared to the past and a lowered price up to 359 euros (329 dollars in the US) the question that arises: what are the best tablet to bet on if you are looking for a device in the same price range, screen size and with a comparable power in terms of hardware?
We compared the new iPad and five tablets that can compete with him, fishing among models with the Android and Windows operating system.
iPad (359 euros)
The new iPad presented yesterday evening at the Chicago event featuring a 2048 × 1536 pixel Retina display with a 9.7-inch diagonal with Apple Pencil support for precise and creative on-screen action. The release guaranteed by the TouchID sensor for reading the fingerprints and on board finds space for the lender A10 Fusion processor (which moves the latest iPhones) for a full predisposition to augmented reality and complex contents. On the back is the 8 megapixel camera while on the front the 1.2 megapixel camera for selfies and FaceTime and battery should guarantee up to 10 hours of battery life. The price becomes more affordable than in the past, falling from 409 to 359 euros (-50 euros) for the 32gb internal memory model with only wi-fi to connect to the web. There Apple Pencil it costs 99 euros.
Huawei MediaPad M5 (about 350 euros)
The latest proposal from Huawei MediaPad M5, a tablet with diagonal screen cuts (at 2k resolution) from 8.4 inches to 10.8 inches in 16:10 format that aims decidedly on excellent sound quality thanks to the speakers signed by Harman Kardon and the video with ClariVu technology that improves the contrast ratio by 20%; it can filter blue light so as not to strain your eyes too much. With metallic design, falls below 7 mm in thickness and a pound in weight.
The basic standard version is online at a price very similar to that of the new iPad and puts Android 8 Oreo, the Kirin 960 proprietary SoC with 4 GB of RAM and a 32 GB internal memory, the wi-fi module to connect to the network, the fingerprint scanner for unlocking (in a not very comfortable position), 13 megapixel camera on the back and 8 megapixel front camera and a 7500mAh battery. Unfortunately, the 3.5 mm jack is missing. It should be noted that until April 22, by purchasing this model on Amazon, you will also receive the keyboard is free to use it as a notebook also thanks to the desktop mode designed for more productive productivity.
Asus Zenpad 3S 10 (about 300 euros)
It is not uncommon to find offers under 300 euros for the excellent Asus Zenpad 3S 10, a model that offers a 9.7 inch 2k (2048 × 1536 pixel) inch screen promises cinematic entertainment, as claimed, thanks to the VisualMaster optimization technology for sharpness and fidelity. Also the audio side among the best tablets, considering that it uses SonicMaster 3.0 technology for a sound in step with the video quality, even if the speakers are on the same side (short). With a weight of 430 grams and a thickness of 5.8 mm, slightly more bulky than the Tab S2, but the display in panoramic format and guarantees a more pleasant feeling thanks to the metal body (aluminum) with a precision milling of 0.08 mm for whom wants to satisfy the glance.
Even the cover thinks about aesthetics with its thickness of 5.32 mm. The hardware counts on a hexa-core processor with 4 GB of ram, a fingerprint reader, battery from 5900mAh unfortunately a little below average, uninspiring 8 megapixel cameras on the back and 5 megapixels on the front. You can upgrade it to Android 7 Nougat.
Lenovo TAB 4 10 Plus (about 320 euros)
Lenovo TAB 4 10 Plus another component of the best tablet alternative to the new iPad as well as a solid representative of the 10-inch tablet. Here we are, specifically, at 10.1 (in 16:10 format) even if the resolution is lower than the rivals, positioning itself at the full hd that is 1920 × 1200 pixels. Good build quality thanks to double glass on front and back, 7 mm thickness and 475 grams weight.
Not bad the audio part with the Dolby Atmos technology for an enveloping sound, the hardware counts on a Qualcomm 625 64bit SoC with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of expandable internal memory and c 'the scanner for fingerprints. The operating system on board Android 7 Nougat and the interface, as well as in general the tablet itself, think about the use for the whole family therefore for a simple multi-account management including the one for children. The cameras are standard, 8 and 5 megapixel.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 (about 320 euros)
As proof that the latest generations of top-of-the-range products remain at a good level over time, even if they are not very fresh, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 fits comfortably in the range of the best 350 euro tablets, with its weight of 389 grams and its thickness of 5.6 mm. Of course, the design does not tear the hair and the screen in 4: 3, but the hardware is still competitive. His technical data sheet includes a super amoled display of 2048 × 1536 pixels and 9.7-inch diagonal, a 64Gb 64-bit octa-core processor accompanied by 3GB of RAM and an expandable 32GB memory.
Also included is the 4g module to connect even without wi-fi anywhere, the fingerprint reader and the main camera that shoots at 8 megapixels with an excellent f / 1.9 aperture. Moreover, it can update itself to the penultimate version of Android, the 7 Nougat. He too can attach the keyboard cover (Book Cover his name) to type in a more comfortable way. The 5870 mAh lasting battery.
Cube Mix Plus (about 350 euros)
If you were looking for a good 10-inch model and priced at 350 euros with the Windows 10 operating system on board then you can focus on this Cube Mix Plus, which can be transformed into a notebook with the accessory keyboard. With aluminum body and an important weight of 708 grams, equipped with a 1.6GHz Intel Kaby Lake M3-7Y30 dual core processor accompanied by 4GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable internal memory. The 10.6-inch screen at full HD resolution 1920 × 1080 pixels non-panoramic. Certainly not a tablet to recommend to those who want to use it to take pictures as the sensors are forgettable, 5 and 2 megapixels, but more for those who want one productivity tool. Finally, the 4300mAh battery has an average life compared to the other best alternative tablets of the new iPad.