Touch tablets have changed a lot since the first iPad. While they have long played an advisory role, tablets have gradually improved to be closer to the laptop PC. In a saturated market, manufacturers have therefore played the productivity card to boost sales. In this little game, Apple is establishing itself as the gold standard with its iPad Pro . But other brands have been able to offer concepts that are just as interesting and complete.
If the Californian company mainly occupies this guide, it is first of all because it offers a complete range of tablets, but also because it has been able to adapt to the needs of consumers. The lack of audacity of the competition also worked in its favor. So which touch pad to choose in 2020? Here is our complete guide.
iPad Pro 2020: play it like a PC
Tim Cook has been repeating it from the firstr iPad Pro, but this 2020 version is arguably the closest to a laptop. With this model, Apple brings some fairly minimal changes compared to the previous one, but welcome.
More powerful, the iPad "Pro 2020 integrates a dual photo sensor comparable to that of the iPhone XS. If the usefulness of such equipment on a tablet remains questionable, it should be noted that the company wishes to highlight the use of augmented reality. In addition to its dual sensor, the iPad Pro Lidar technology is therefore on board, which analyzes a three-dimensional part at the speed of light.
In addition to this boost in power, l 'iPad Pro 2020 comes with a new accessory (not yet available at the time of this writing). The Magic Keyboard is a stand for the iPad Pro 2020 with a keyboard and an Apple-style trackpad. Be careful, its stratospheric price (399 euros) could cool more than one.
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Samsung is one of the few manufacturers (along with Huawei) to launch new tablets. If they are less popular than the iPad, it is because Android was not designed for such use. For years, the Android tablet experience was therefore far from the level of an iPad.
This is no longer the case. Samsung proves it with its Galaxy Tab S6 , a high-end model marketed at around 700 euros . For this price, you will enjoy a powerful tablet (latest generation 8-core processor) and equipped with a particularly successful 10.5-inch AMOLED screen.
Compatible with a stylus, it takes also support keyboard and mouse . Above all, Samsung has developed DeX, an interface designed for tablets and PCs, much more intuitive and adapted to the product.activity.
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While Apple is struggling to convince that its iPad Pro is "like a PC", Microsoft has already won over many users with its Surface. The "Surface Pro 7, launched at the end of 2019 , is a continuation of the previous models. Half tablet, half PC, it comes with Windows 10 and can therefore be used like a PC .
The hybrid tablet features a 10th generation Intel Core chip, 4 to 16 GB of RAM and up to 1 TB of SSD storage . We are therefore closer to the characteristics of a PC than a tablet.
Microsoft also offers a very efficient keyboard / trackpad on a daily basis. Although we regret that this accessory is not not supplied, its price of 180 euros (in Alcantara version) would seem almost affordable compared to Apple's Magic Keyboard. Offered from 769 euros , the Surface Pro 7 finishhas to convince you with its design and its autonomy of one day in use.
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The 2019 iPad or rather the new iPad uses the codes of old Apple tablets. Exit the edge-to-edge screen, the Home button and Touch ID are making their comeback. This new iPad embodies a kind of reboot of the old model with some recent technologies and an attractive price.
Available from 389 euros, the new iPad has an A10 Fusion chip (the same as the iPhone 7), a 10.2-inch Retina display (9.7 for the 2018 version) and supports the Apple Pencil and a compatible external keyboard thanks to the Smart Connector.
Its battery life of around ten hours makes it a must-have product on the go. Less cumbersome than the iPad Pro, thanks to the iPad OS, it can meet production needs.activity of most users, for a price
iPad Mini 5: one of a kind
Ah the iPad Mini! This little tablet that we readily call "cute" is nonetheless an effective product. After years of absence, Apple has therefore discreetly relaunched this icon by strengthening it a lot.
Unique in its kind, it includes a 7.9-inch Retina screen (True Tone). Its main use being note taking and drawing, it is compatible with Apple Pencil. And to meet productivity needs, it embeds the A12 Bionic chip with Neural Engine.
Finally, its autonomy for one day complete in use should convince the most mobile users. Of course,
we find the Home button with Touch ID , a classic of this iPad Mini. This compendium of technology is still
offered at 459 euros ( 64 GB) or 629 euros (256 GB), higher prices than the new iPad. But the latter remains less well equipped (A10 chip for example). It should be noted, however, that the iPad Mini 5 is oriented towards a very specific use and that as such it will not suit everyone. In any case, we, it makes us crack.
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See more offers Our selection of the best touch tablets ends here. Like all our guides, this one will be updated based on upcoming releases. In the meantime do not hesitate to ustell which tablet you are using and why.