Tablet Best Buy For 2022

There are countless tablets on the market, but which one is right for you? Whether you’re eyeing an iPad or one of the many Android models available, we’ve got the key factors you need to consider when shopping, along with some of the top tablets we’ve tested.

Apple iPad Air (2022)

Bottom Line:

The 2022 iPad Air offers many of the benefits of the iPad Pro for hundreds of dollars less, making it the ideal tablet for creators.


Excellent performance

Works with second-gen Apple Pencil

Fits existing iPad cases and keyboards

Light and easy to carry


Battery life could be longer

No millimeter-wave 5G support


Apple iPad (2021)

Bottom Line:

Apple’s 2021 base model iPad delivers strong performance and an excellent front-facing camera at a very palatable price, making it the best tablet for most people.


Powerful performance

Multi-year OS upgrades

Solid front-facing camera


Dated design

Tinny speakers

Amazon Fire HD 10 (2021)

Bottom line:

Amazon’s updated Fire HD 10 offers a very good tablet for $150, as long as all you want to do is control Alexa and consume Amazon’s books and media.


Fast processor for the price

Plenty of RAM

Acts as an Alexa smart display


Poor app selection

Very Amazon-centric interface

Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids (2021)

Bottom Line:

The kids’ version of the new Fire HD 10 is ideal for parents who want to tap into Amazon’s carefully curated Kids+ library and take advantage of powerful, detailed parental controls.


Excellent parental controls

Library of brand-name kids’ content

Two rugged case options

Long warranty


App store lacks some popular comics apps and games

Not enough power for action gaming

Onyx Boox Note Air 2

Bottom Line:

No other E Ink tablet offers the build quality and software flexibility of the 10-inch Onyx Boox Note Air 2, making it ideal for taking notes and reading large-format documents.


Top-notch build quality

Built-in reading and note-taking apps work well

Good battery life


Taking notes in third-party apps isn’t great

App compatibility can be hit or miss

Not waterproof

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