Top Tablets for 2021

The best tablets based on student reviews collected this year.

Want to know which tablet offers the most bang for your buck? We surveyed 350 students on our Student Hut Opinion Panel to give you the answer. Students ranked the best tablets on the market out of 10, on factors such as size, storage, and battery life. Here are the top tablet recommendations for students, by students.

1. Apple iPad Pro 2020

With processing power that rivals most laptops, the 2020 iPad Pro is a real top-of-the-range heavyweight.

Featuring an edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display, this tablet's graphics are far superior to any of its competitors. The iPad Pro is capable of demanding tasks, such as editing 4K video and designing 3D models, making it a great choice for tech-savvy, creative students.

2. Microsoft Surface Go 2

Up next, we have Microsoft's Surface Go 2. This machine packs a real punch with processing power that rivals most laptops of a similar price range.

It's 10.5 inch LCD touchscreen makes it suitable for both essay writing and Netflix binging. And, at £399, it won't make as much of a dent in your student loan as the iPad Pro.

3. Galaxy Tab A7

If you're looking to make that loan stretch further, then the A7 might be the tablet for you.

This device packs a real punch for its price, with long battery life, an excellent display, and high-quality speakers - a bargain for the sum of just £179.

4. Galaxy Tab S7

If you've got your heart set on a Samsung tab and you're happy to splash a bit of extra cash, then the S7 has everything you need. Its state-of-the-art OLED screen is crisp enough to compete with the top-of-the-range iPads, and it has the processing power to match.

The S7's Plus model will set you back around £700 if you shop around.

5. Apple iPad (Generation 8)

For those of you who are Apple-mad and too skint to shell out on a Pro, the more reasonably-priced 8th Gen iPad is a great shout. It has around 40% more processing power than its predecessors and comes with all the trimmings you'd expect from an Apple product.

The 32GB model will set you back around £329, offering real value for money.

6. Lenovo Yoga Tab

Lenovo's latest Yoga tab is another affordable model, setting the average customer back by around £249.

With high-quality sound and display functionality, this tablet is perfect for streaming content. The device also doubles as a smart display.

7. Apple iPad Air (2020)

Rounding off the table, we have another iPad.

The Air is a lot lighter than it's counterparts, but don't be fooled by the petite frame; performance-wise, this machine is right up there with the heavyweights.

Coming in at around £550, this model sits halfway between the Pro and Gen 8 models in terms of price.