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Best tablets of 2017

By Adam Marshall

We tell you the best tablet to buy, whatever your needs. We pick five of the very best tablets we've tested, and tell you which is right for you.

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The best tablet for you

Each year we test a whole host of tablets from big name brands, such as Apple, Windows and Samsung, right through to budget options from Argos and Tesco.

With so many models to choose from, Which? helps you pick out the best tablet for your needs.

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Best tablets of 2017

Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
Today's best price £515.59
Which? score 83%
Reviewed Jun 2017
Best Buy
Ease of use:
5 out of 5
Screen quality:
5 out of 5
Sound quality:
5 out of 5
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Today's best price £574.98
Which? score 83%
Reviewed Apr 2017
Best Buy
Ease of use:
5 out of 5
Screen quality:
5 out of 5
Sound quality:
4 out of 5
Operating system:
Member exclusive
Actual internal storage capacity (GB):
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A marathon 12 hour battery life, and stylus that allows you to draw directly onto the screen place this already impressive tablet right at the top of the wanted list. With impressive specs to boot, this device is bound to please.

Apple iPad 9.7
Today's best price £329.99
Which? score 81%
Reviewed Apr 2017
Best Buy
Ease of use:
4 out of 5
Screen quality:
5 out of 5
Sound quality:
4 out of 5
Operating system:
Member exclusive
Actual internal storage capacity (GB):
Member exclusive
Screen size (inches):
Member exclusive

This tablet is a fantastic everyday device that has more than enough power for all but the most demanding apps. It's easy to use too, with an interface that's simple to grasp.

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 i5-8GB
Today's best price £915.00
Which? score 76%
Reviewed Nov 2015
Best Buy
Ease of use:
4 out of 5
Screen quality:
5 out of 5
Sound quality:
3 out of 5
Operating system:
Member exclusive
Actual internal storage capacity (GB):
Member exclusive
Screen size (inches):
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A marriage of tablet and laptop, this Windows device is a good choice for anyone who doesn't want to fully leave behind their spreadsheets and word documents.

Amazon Fire 7 (2017)
Typical price £50.00
Which? score 56%
Reviewed Jun 2017
Ease of use:
4 out of 5
Screen quality:
3 out of 5
Sound quality:
2 out of 5
Operating system:
Member exclusive
Actual internal storage capacity (GB):
Member exclusive
Screen size (inches):
Member exclusive

A bit of an outlier, this tablet isn't a Best Buy, but for those on a budget it's an excellent choice, coming in well under £100. With enough power for everyday tasks, it's a smart and cheap choice.

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