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Tablet PCs

Lenovo za2r0038de

Lenovo za2r0038de

From £298
  • Screen Size: 10.1''
  • Operating System: Android 7.0 (Nougat)
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Acer ICONIA ONE 8 B1-820

Acer ICONIA ONE 8 B1-820

From £111
  • Screen Size: 8''
  • Operating System: Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Panasonic Toughpad FZ G1

Panasonic Toughpad FZ G1

From £2,027
  • Screen Size: 10.1''
  • Operating System: Windows 8 Professional
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Lenovo YOGA 3 PRO

Lenovo YOGA 3 PRO

From £736
  • Screen Size: 10.1''
  • Operating System: Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Apple iPad Pro 256 GB 12 9

Apple iPad Pro 256 GB 12 9

From £519
  • Screen Size: 12.9''
  • Operating System: iOS 9
2 Offers from 2 shops >
Apple iPad 3 Wi Fi 4 G 32 GB

Apple iPad 3 Wi Fi 4 G 32 GB

From £108
  • Screen Size: 9.7''
  • Operating System: iOS 5
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Lexibook MFC140

Lexibook MFC140

From £131
  • Screen Size: 7''
  • Operating System: Android 4.0
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Microsoft Surface Pro 2 256 GB

Microsoft Surface Pro 2 256 GB

From £1,247
  • Screen Size: 10.6''
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro
2 Offers from 2 shops >
Lenovo Tab4 8 16GB

Lenovo Tab4 8 16GB

From £129
  • Screen Size: 8''
  • Operating System: Android 7.1(Nougat)
4 Offers from 3 shops >
Lenovo Yoga TAB 3 Plus

Lenovo Yoga TAB 3 Plus

From £259
  • Screen Size: 10.1''
  • Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
3 Offers from 2 shops >
Yarvik TAB 465

Yarvik TAB 465

From £200
  • Screen Size: 9.7''
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Cambridge StarPAD I

Cambridge StarPAD I

From £95
  • Screen Size: 7''
  • Operating System: Android 4.0.3
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Cambridge StarPAD 7

Cambridge StarPAD 7

From £95
  • Screen Size: 7''
  • Operating System: Android 4.0
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Alpen TB7ABB

Alpen TB7ABB

From £84
  • Screen Size: 7''
  • Operating System: Android 4.0.3
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Apple iPad Pro 512 GB Wi Fi Cellular 12 9

Apple iPad Pro 512 GB Wi Fi Cellular 12 9

From £999
  • Screen Size: 12.9''
  • Operating System: iOS 10
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Huawei Mediapad T3 8

Huawei Mediapad T3 8

From £199
  • Screen Size: 8''
  • Operating System: Android 7.0 (Nougat)
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Apple iPad 2 Wi Fi 32GB

Apple iPad 2 Wi Fi 32GB

From £229
  • Screen Size: 9.7''
  • Operating System: iOS 4
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Apple iPad 3 Wi Fi 16 GB

Apple iPad 3 Wi Fi 16 GB

From £116
  • Screen Size: 9.7''
  • Operating System: iOS 5
2 Offers from 1 shop >
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active SM T365

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active SM T365

From £412
  • Screen Size: 8''
  • Operating System: Android
4 Offers from 3 shops >
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3 A40

Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3 A40

From £279
  • Screen Size: 10.1''
  • Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Lenovo Tab4 8 Plus 64GB

Lenovo Tab4 8 Plus 64GB

From £299
  • Screen Size: 8''
  • Operating System: Android 7.0 (Nougat)
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 32GB

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 32GB

From £178
  • Screen Size: 10.1''
  • Operating System: Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat
3 Offers from 2 shops >
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 512 GB

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 512 GB

From £1,420
  • Screen Size: 12.3''
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows
2 Offers from 2 shops >
Acer Iconia Tab A210 16 GB

Acer Iconia Tab A210 16 GB

From £311
  • Screen Size: 10''
  • Operating System: Android 4.0
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Apple iPad 3 Wi Fi 4 G 16 GB

Apple iPad 3 Wi Fi 4 G 16 GB

From £184
  • Screen Size: 9.7''
  • Operating System: iOS 5
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Huawei MateBook 256GB

Huawei MateBook 256GB

From £866
  • Screen Size: 12''
  • Operating System: Windows 10
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Hannspree HANNSpad SN14T72

Hannspree HANNSpad SN14T72

From £186
  • Screen Size: 13.3''
  • Operating System: Android 4.4 Kit Kat
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Lenovo MIIX 2

Lenovo MIIX 2

From £1,644
  • Screen Size: 8''
  • Operating System: Windows 8.1 32-bit
6 Offers from 2 shops >
Apple iPad Pro 32 GB Wi Fi 12 9

Apple iPad Pro 32 GB Wi Fi 12 9

From £559
  • Screen Size: 12.9''
  • Operating System: iOS 9
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Lenovo TAB 2 A 10

Lenovo TAB 2 A 10

From £155
  • Screen Size: 10.1''
  • Operating System: Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Lenovo Tab 4 10 16GB

Lenovo Tab 4 10 16GB

From £159
  • Screen Size: 10.1''
  • Operating System: Android 7.0 (Nougat)
2 Offers from 2 shops >
Apple iPad Pro 64 GB Wi Fi Cellular 10 5

Apple iPad Pro 64 GB Wi Fi Cellular 10 5

From £629
  • Screen Size: 10.5''
  • Operating System: MacOS
4 Offers from 2 shops >
Samsung GALAXY Tab Active 2 LTE

Samsung GALAXY Tab Active 2 LTE

From £352
  • Screen Size: 8''
  • Operating System: Android v7.1 (Nougat)
3 Offers from 3 shops >
Asus ZenPad 3

Asus ZenPad 3

From £735
  • Screen Size: 7.9''
  • Operating System: Android 6.0
5 Offers from 3 shops >
Apple iPad Air 2 32 GB

Apple iPad Air 2 32 GB

From £445
  • Screen Size: 9.7''
  • Operating System: iOS 10
3 Offers from 2 shops >
Huawei MediaPad M2 10.0

Huawei MediaPad M2 10.0

From £373
  • Screen Size: 10.1''
  • Operating System: Android 5.1
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Asus MEMO PAD 7 HD

Asus MEMO PAD 7 HD

From £975
  • Screen Size: 7''
  • Operating System: Android 4.2
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Acer Iconia One B 1 810 18

Acer Iconia One B 1 810 18

From £98
  • Screen Size: 8''
  • Operating System: Android
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Kurio Tab2

Kurio Tab2

From £69
  • Screen Size: 7''
  • Operating System: Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
2 Offers from 2 shops >
Kobo Aura H 2 O

Kobo Aura H 2 O

From £149
  • Screen Size: 6.8''
2 Offers from 2 shops >
Cello 708QAT

Cello 708QAT

From £76
  • Screen Size: 7''
  • Operating System: Android 4.1.1
2 Offers from 2 shops >
Lenovo Tab A10 16GB

Lenovo Tab A10 16GB

From £148
  • Screen Size: 10.1''
  • Operating System: Android
2 Offers from 1 shop >
Lenovo YOGA 10

Lenovo YOGA 10

From £505
  • Screen Size: 10.1''
  • Operating System: Android 4.2
5 Offers from 2 shops >
Lenovo ThinkPad 10

Lenovo ThinkPad 10

From £217
  • Screen Size: 10.1''
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro
12 Offers from 1 shop >
Apple iPad Mini 4 Wi Fi Cellular 128 GB

Apple iPad Mini 4 Wi Fi Cellular 128 GB

From £528
  • Screen Size: 7.9''
  • Operating System: iOS 9
3 Offers from 2 shops >
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Inch 8 GB

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Inch 8 GB

From £300
  • Screen Size: 7''
  • Operating System: Android 4.0
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Huawei MediaPad M 3 32 GB

Huawei MediaPad M 3 32 GB

From £179
  • Screen Size: 8.4''
  • Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
3 Offers from 2 shops >
Apple iPad 32 GB Wi Fi 9 7

Apple iPad 32 GB Wi Fi 9 7

From £299
  • Screen Size: 9.7''
  • Operating System: iOS 4
7 Offers from 3 shops >
Archos 101C Platinum

Archos 101C Platinum

From £158
  • Screen Size: 10.1''
  • Operating System: Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Rca Viking 10L 10.1 16GB

Rca Viking 10L 10.1 16GB

From £55
  • Screen Size: 10.1''
  • Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Apple iPad 128 GB Wi Fi Cellular 9 7

Apple iPad 128 GB Wi Fi Cellular 9 7

From £537
  • Screen Size: 9.7''
  • Operating System: iOS 10
4 Offers from 2 shops >
Acer Chromebook Tab 10

Acer Chromebook Tab 10

From £350
  • Screen Size: 9.7''
2 Offers from 1 shop >
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 32

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 32

From £251
  • Screen Size: 10.1''
  • Operating System: Android 7.0 (Nougat)
7 Offers from 3 shops >
Acer ICONIA One 10 B3 A40

Acer ICONIA One 10 B3 A40

From £189
  • Screen Size: 10.1''
  • Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
2 Offers from 2 shops >
Huawei Mediapad T3 9.6

Huawei Mediapad T3 9.6

From £109
  • Screen Size: 9.6''
  • Operating System: Android 7.0 (Nougat)
3 Offers from 3 shops >
Lenovo IdeaTab 3

Lenovo IdeaTab 3

From £236
  • Screen Size: 7''
  • Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Lenovo ThinkPad 8

Lenovo ThinkPad 8

From £214
  • Screen Size: 8''
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 32
6 Offers from 3 shops >
Lenovo Tab 7

Lenovo Tab 7

From £119
  • Screen Size: 7''
  • Operating System: Android 7.0 (Nougat)
8 Offers from 3 shops >
Kurio 10

Kurio 10

From £138
  • Screen Size: 10''
  • Operating System: Android 4.0.3
3 Offers from 3 shops >
XIDO X111

XIDO X111

From £122
  • Screen Size: 10.1''
  • Operating System: Android 4.4.2
1 Offer from 1 shop >

Buying guide - Tablet PCs

The tablet PC

The tablet PC concept is a pretty simple one - rather than using a keyboard, mouse or touchpad to navigate your computer, you use a touch-screen. A tablet PC is held in the hand rather than placed on a desk, and is used in a manner similar to a clipboard.

tablet pcYou might think that the tablet PC is a new platform that arrived with the launch of Apple's iPad last year, but you'd be wrong. The truth is that Windows tablet PCs have been around for a very long time, but they never really took off in the way that Microsoft and the hardware vendors would have liked.

Although the tablet PC was initially pitched as a hand-held Windows device, the Windows tablet soon developed into a hybrid notebook / tablet PC form factor. Even today you can buy notebooks with screens that swivel around, thus becoming a Windows tablet PC device.

But the tablet PC as we know it today is a slim, light and portable computer with an operating system and user interface that's designed to make the most of the form factor.

The iPad

It's hard to believe that the tablet PC was pretty much dead in the water just over a year ago. But when Apple launched the iPad everything changed. Suddenly people who had never considered a tablet PC wanted one, and the tablet PC renaissance began.

ipadOne of the main reasons that the iPad succeeded where Windows tablet PCs had failed was the user interface. Rather than trying to squeeze a desktop computer operating system into a tablet PC, Apple adapted its iPhone OS instead. The result was a tablet PC that was simple and familiar to use.

With a large, multi-touch glass screen, the iPad is ideally suited to finger navigation, whereas traditional Windows tablet PCs used resistive screens and often required the use of a stylus.

The iPad uses iTunes as a conduit for all its media, whether that be music, video or even books. With integrated Wi-Fi and 3G, you can always be connected with an iPad too, making it a truly useful tool if you're always on the move.

There's no doubt that the iPad is the tablet PC to beat, but competition is getting stiffer every day.

Android tablet

Following the unparalleled success of the iPad tablet PC, we're somewhat spoiled for choice with tablet PCs now. Like Apple's iOS that runs on the iPad tablet computer, Google's Android provides an intuitive and easy to use interface for a tablet PC. As such, many android tablets have appeared, building on the success that Android has seen as a smartphone platform.

Like the iPad, an Android tablet PC like the Samsung Galaxy Tab will also sport a glass, multi-touch screen, with all the finger friendly navigation that goes with it. Another thing that makes an Android tablet PC attractive, is that you get a choice of screen sizes, rather than the one size fits all mentality of the iPad tablet computer.

Expect even more Android tablet computers to appear over the coming months as Android version 3.0 launches. This new version of Android, codenamed Honeycomb, has been developed with tablet PCs in mind, and will mean even more feature packed Android tablet PCs.

As with the iPad tablet computer, Android tablet PCs benefit from an extensive app store, so you'll be able to download all sorts of programs to your Android tablet computer.

More tablets

Although Android tablet PCs and iPad tablet computers clearly make up the majority of the tablet PC market, there are other alternatives to consider. RIM, the company behind BlackBerry smartphones also has a tablet computer that's ready to hit the market.

The BlackBerry PlayBook tablet PC will be taking the fight to Apple and the plethora of Android tablet computers. With the PlayBook tablet PC built on BlackBerry's own operating system, it could appeal to you if you're a long term BlackBerry smartphone user already.

There's still life left in the Windows tablet PC platform too, especially if you're keen to run the same programs that you run on your desktop or notebook on your tablet computer platform. Having access to the likes of Microsoft Office or Adobe Photoshop on your tablet computer is quite compelling after all.

The problem with a Windows tablet PC is that the operating system was never designed specifically for a tablet computer, and although Windows 7 does support tablet PCs, the experience will never be as slick and intuitive as it is on an Android tablet or Apple iPad.

Accessories

Given that a tablet PC is something that you'll want to carry with you everywhere, the most important accessory is a case to keep your tablet computer safe. You'll generally find two types of cases, either a hard backed shell with a corresponding screen protector, or a book-type case, that will flip open and fold back to give you access to your tablet PC. Obviously the more protection a case provides, the more bulky it makes your tablet computer - it's a balancing act.

While Apple will never let you copy anything to your iPad without using iTunes, other tablet PC manufacturers are far more flexible. Most Android tablet PCs, or even Windows tablet computers sport some kind of memory card slot. This means that you can easily augment the storage on your tablet PC by simply inserting an SD card.

A memory card slot also means that it's easy to get media such as music or video onto your tablet device, without having to worry about hooking it up to a computer of some kind. So, a high capacity SD card would be a useful accessory for your tablet PC