Often I get asked here and on the YouTube channel which tablet do I recommend or which is the best tablet? That’s really a hard question as it all depends on an individuals tablet needs. Any tablet that has a review here on Tech Tablets with a rating of over 8 is a decent recommend tablet (ratings can be found on the main page) that I would recommend. But there are some that I just like more than others.
As of March 2018, these are my personal favorites. Based on my experiences with them and their value for money.
The most powerful & best at gaming with a full SSD, Core M3, and WACOM Stylus:
If an Atom isn’t enough for your own needs, for example, you want to run Photoshop and work with multiple layers on large images. Or you want the best gaming performance. Then an Intel Core M3-7Y30 is the way to go.
The Cube Mix Plus has a more powerful Core M3 Intel 7th gen CPU, with Intel graphics and a 128GB SSD. If you do my Cube Mix Plus copper heatsink mod and increase the thermal limits mod you can get great 3D performance for a Core M3. The i7 also supports an optional transformer style keyboard similar to the ASUS Transformer Book series.
- Cube Mix Plus Review
- Cube Mix Plus Hub (More info and news)
- Best deal: $355 with $54.00 off with coupon e8003b here
Best fully laminated 10 Inch or more Android Tablet.
Teclast Master T10
For around $230 the Teclast Master T10 turn out to be a comeback tablet for Teclast. A great fully laminated 2560 x 1600 10.1-inch screen Android 7.0 and a Hexacore CPU and GPU that can drive this high res display well. The cameras both front and rear are better than most tablets and the
- Teclast Master T10 Review
- Teclast Master T10 Hub (More info and news)
- Price: Currently $218 on flash sale at Gearbest
- Also, check the price over at Banggood if that flash sale ended.
Best screen & best 3:2 ratio Windows tablets.
Chuwi’s Surbook, another Apollo Lake tablet, with 6GB of RAM, 64GB and 128GB eMMC’s It’s got the same screen as the Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) A backlit keyboard and kickstand. This 2-in1 Windows 10 Home tablet also supports an active stylus.
Chuwi’s Hi13 comes with an Apollo Lake Celeron N3450 with 4GB of RAM. Its screen is the best so far seen in a tablet, 3000 x 2000 resolution with 500 lux max brightness, it’s the same top panel used Microsoft’s Surface Book just here it’s not fully laminated. The tablet’s performance is a nice step up from the Atom Cherry trails, but not as fast as the Core M3 tablets.
Best battery life Atom dual boot tablet with active stylus support
The Chuwi Hi12 has a 12″ 2160 x 1440 Samsung PLS display, the same display used in the Surface Pro 3. It’s currently the best screen in a 2 in 1 Atom dual-boot tablet. It also has a large 11,000 mAh battery, the largest used in an Atom tablet and has great battery life. It supports an active stylus with 256 levels of pressure sensitivity, has an option plastic or metal keyboard dock with 2 x USB 2.0 ports and a USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 port on the tablet.
Best 8 Inch Android only tablets:
Lenovo XiaoXin TB-8804F (Tab4 8 Plus)
This tablet from Lenovo is one of the best 8″ tablet’s I’ve looked at to date, GPS, Snapdragon 625, great battery life and fast charging. The Dolby certified speakers also sound great and better than most. Almost a perfect 8″ tablet, it’s only lacking a few things like a hardware compass and ambient light sensor was sadly excluded on this model.
But you do have the Lenovo P8 Tab3 Plus which is very similar with GPS + Hardware compass, so great for car & boat navigation that model, that model can be found here for much cheaper than this Lenovo XiaoXin.
Under $200 / Best value for money 7.9″ fully lamianted Android tablets:
FNF iFive Mini 4S.
Without a doubt the iFive Mini 4S, this one really surprised with a fully laminated premium 2048 x 1536 high res screen. Metal and glass build. Stock Android 6.0 bloat free ROM and decent performance for only $119 it’s a great deal.
- FNF iFive Mini 4S Review
- iFive Mini 4S Hub (More info, downloads, and forum etc)
- Price $119.99 here at banggood.com
Another fully laminated tablet, I recommend this one over the above FNF iFive Mini 4S if you can, it’s more expensive. But it has more RAM (4GB) and storage. It has the same retina fully laminated display. Type-C port and full metal unibody build. And the speakers are even AKG tuned ones which sound a lot better and louder than almost every tablet out there reviewed.
- Alfawise tab review
- Alfawise Tab Hub (More info and news)
- Where to buy: Only available at Gearbest $169 with coupon GBalftab01
Chinese tablet brands in terms of their build quality:
My own personal experience with these tablet brands, I rank them as follows in terms of build quality:
- Voyo / Vido
Agree or disagree with my recommend tablets, or want to recommend your own? Please join the forum thread on recommended tablets.