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Tablet PCs

Lenovo YOGA 10

Lenovo YOGA 10

From £455
  • Screen Size: 10.1''
  • Operating System: Android 4.2
9 Offers from 5 shops >
Microsoft Surface Pro 2 256 GB

Microsoft Surface Pro 2 256 GB

From £1,999
  • Screen Size: 10.6''
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro
2 Offers from 1 shop >
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 128 GB

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 128 GB

From £482
  • Screen Size: 12''
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Pro
7 Offers from 5 shops >
Huawei MediaPad M 3 32 GB

Huawei MediaPad M 3 32 GB

From £178
  • Screen Size: 8.4''
  • Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
6 Offers from 5 shops >
Alcatel A 3

Alcatel A 3

From £784
  • Screen Size: 10''
  • Operating System: Android 7.0 (Nougat)
2 Offers from 2 shops >
Lenovo Tab 4 10 16GB

Lenovo Tab 4 10 16GB

From £179
  • Screen Size: 10.1''
  • Operating System: Android 7.0 (Nougat)
3 Offers from 3 shops >
Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite 10.1 32GB

Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite 10.1 32GB

From £249
  • Screen Size: 10.1''
  • Operating System: Android™ 8.0 Oreo
4 Offers from 2 shops >
Infiniton INTAB 1088

Infiniton INTAB 1088

From £169
  • Screen Size: 10.1''
  • Operating System: Android 4.2
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Apple iPad 2 Wi Fi 32GB

Apple iPad 2 Wi Fi 32GB

From £99
  • Screen Size: 9.7''
  • Operating System: iOS 4
3 Offers from 1 shop >
Huawei Mediapad T3 9.6

Huawei Mediapad T3 9.6

From £109
  • Screen Size: 9.6''
  • Operating System: Android 7.0 (Nougat)
7 Offers from 6 shops >
Apple iPad PRO 11 inch 64GB

Apple iPad PRO 11 inch 64GB

From £782
  • Screen Size: 11''
6 Offers from 2 shops >
Apple iPad Retina Wi Fi 16 GB

Apple iPad Retina Wi Fi 16 GB

From £99
  • Screen Size: 9.7''
  • Operating System: Apple iOS 6
2 Offers from 1 shop >
Lenovo Tab 3

Lenovo Tab 3

From £85
  • Screen Size: 10.1''
  • Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Flytouch 5

Flytouch 5

From £449
  • Screen Size: 10.1''
  • Operating System: Android
7 Offers from 1 shop >
Acer Iconia One 10 16GB

Acer Iconia One 10 16GB

From £129
  • Screen Size: 10.1''
  • Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
7 Offers from 3 shops >
Samsung GALAXY Tab Active 2 LTE

Samsung GALAXY Tab Active 2 LTE

From £454
  • Screen Size: 8''
  • Operating System: Android v7.1 (Nougat)
2 Offers from 2 shops >
Billow E03E 6 inch 4GB

Billow E03E 6 inch 4GB

From £90
  • Screen Size: 6''
  • Operating System: Windows 8
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Microsoft Surface Go

Microsoft Surface Go

From £359
  • Screen Size: 10''
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home
8 Offers from 4 shops >
Apple iPad Pro 64 GB Wi Fi Cellular 10 5

Apple iPad Pro 64 GB Wi Fi Cellular 10 5

From £662
  • Screen Size: 10.5''
  • Operating System: MacOS
7 Offers from 4 shops >
Apple iPad Pro 256 GB Wi Fi Cellular 10 5

Apple iPad Pro 256 GB Wi Fi Cellular 10 5

From £918
  • Screen Size: 10.5''
  • Operating System: iOS 10
4 Offers from 2 shops >
Onda V10

Onda V10

From £109
  • Screen Size: 10.1''
  • Operating System: Android 6.0
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Lenovo IdeaTab 4

Lenovo IdeaTab 4

From £1,260
  • Screen Size: 10.1''
  • Operating System: Android
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Lenovo Ideapad D330

Lenovo Ideapad D330

From £531
  • Screen Size: 10.1''
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10
7 Offers from 2 shops >
Apple iPad 4 16 GB WIFI 4G

Apple iPad 4 16 GB WIFI 4G

From £89
  • Screen Size: 9.7''
  • Operating System: iOS
2 Offers from 2 shops >
PocketBook Touch

PocketBook Touch

From £3,019
  • Screen Size: 6''
9 Offers from 2 shops >
Kurio 10

Kurio 10

From £1,544
  • Screen Size: 10''
  • Operating System: Android 4.0.3
10 Offers from 2 shops >
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 32GB

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 32GB

From £193
  • Screen Size: 10.1''
  • Operating System: Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat
7 Offers from 4 shops >
Archos Sense 101X

Archos Sense 101X

From £155
  • Screen Size: 10.1''
  • Operating System: Android 7.0 (Nougat)
3 Offers from 3 shops >
Lenovo TAB10

Lenovo TAB10

From £282
  • Screen Size: 10.1''
  • Operating System: Android 6.0
4 Offers from 2 shops >
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 32

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 32

From £202
  • Screen Size: 10.1''
  • Operating System: Android 7.0 (Nougat)
21 Offers from 7 shops >
Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 10

Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 10

From £148
  • Screen Size: 10.1''
  • Operating System: Android 5.1
3 Offers from 2 shops >
Apple iPad Mini Wi Fi 32 GB

Apple iPad Mini Wi Fi 32 GB

From £109
  • Screen Size: 7.9''
8 Offers from 1 shop >
Apple iPad Pro 32 GB Wi Fi Cellular 9 7

Apple iPad Pro 32 GB Wi Fi Cellular 9 7

From £486
  • Screen Size: 9.7''
  • Operating System: iOS 9
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Zebra ET50

Zebra ET50

From £1,334
8 Offers from 3 shops >
Apple iPad 64 GB Wi Fi 9 7

Apple iPad 64 GB Wi Fi 9 7

From £385
  • Screen Size: 9.7''
  • Operating System: iOS 4
6 Offers from 1 shop >
Apple iPad Pro 64 GB Wi Fi Cellular 12 9

Apple iPad Pro 64 GB Wi Fi Cellular 12 9

From £1,119
  • Screen Size: 12.9''
  • Operating System: MacOS
7 Offers from 4 shops >
Asus T101HA

Asus T101HA

From £265
  • Screen Size: 10.11''
  • Operating System: Windows 10
3 Offers from 2 shops >
Lenovo IdeaTab 3

Lenovo IdeaTab 3

From £1,174
  • Screen Size: 7''
  • Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
2 Offers from 2 shops >
Apple IPAD MINI 2 64GB

Apple IPAD MINI 2 64GB

From £269
  • Screen Size: 7.9''
  • Operating System: iOS
4 Offers from 1 shop >
Apple iPad PRO 11 inch 512GB

Apple iPad PRO 11 inch 512GB

From £1,283
  • Screen Size: 11''
4 Offers from 1 shop >
Lenovo Tab M10

Lenovo Tab M10

From £179
  • Screen Size: 10.1''
  • Operating System: Android 8.1 Oreo
3 Offers from 3 shops >
Papyre 6.1

Papyre 6.1

From £1,224
  • Screen Size: 6''
10 Offers from 1 shop >
Apple iPad 3 Wi Fi 32 GB

Apple iPad 3 Wi Fi 32 GB

From £164
  • Screen Size: 9.7''
  • Operating System: iOS 5
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active SM T365

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active SM T365

From £450
  • Screen Size: 8''
  • Operating System: Android
8 Offers from 4 shops >
Apple iPad Mini Wi Fi 64 GB

Apple iPad Mini Wi Fi 64 GB

From £414
  • Screen Size: 7.9''
7 Offers from 2 shops >
Teclast A10H

Teclast A10H

From £144
  • Screen Size: 9.7''
  • Operating System: Android 4.2
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Hannspree 133 Titan 2

Hannspree 133 Titan 2

From £200
  • Screen Size: 13.3''
  • Operating System: Android
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Apple iPad 32 GB Wi Fi 9 7

Apple iPad 32 GB Wi Fi 9 7

From £311
  • Screen Size: 9.7''
  • Operating System: iOS 4
26 Offers from 8 shops >
Microsoft Surface 3 64 GB

Microsoft Surface 3 64 GB

From £494
  • Screen Size: 10.8''
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10
2 Offers from 1 shop >
Apple iPad Pro 512 GB 10 5

Apple iPad Pro 512 GB 10 5

From £717
  • Screen Size: 10.5''
  • Operating System: iOS 10
44 Offers from 7 shops >
Apple iPad Pro 512 GB Wi Fi Cellular 12 9

Apple iPad Pro 512 GB Wi Fi Cellular 12 9

From £915
  • Screen Size: 12.9''
  • Operating System: iOS 10
5 Offers from 3 shops >
Gemei G6

Gemei G6

From £562
  • Screen Size: 8''
  • Operating System: Android 4.0
2 Offers from 2 shops >
Apple iPad Mini 2 16 GB

Apple iPad Mini 2 16 GB

From £162
  • Screen Size: 7.9''
  • Operating System: iOS 9
10 Offers from 3 shops >
NUUT 3

NUUT 3

From £1,213
13 Offers from 3 shops >
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 256 GB

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 256 GB

From £1,429
  • Screen Size: 12''
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Pro
7 Offers from 5 shops >
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 SM-T230

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 SM-T230

From £189
  • Screen Size: 7''
  • Operating System: Android 4.4 Kit Kat
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Lenovo Tab4 8 16GB

Lenovo Tab4 8 16GB

From £183
  • Screen Size: 8''
  • Operating System: Android 7.1(Nougat)
4 Offers from 4 shops >
Onn M3

Onn M3

From £1,508
  • Screen Size: 10.1''
  • Operating System: Android 4.1
4 Offers from 1 shop >
Lenovo ThinkPad 8

Lenovo ThinkPad 8

From £2,006
  • Screen Size: 8''
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 32
15 Offers from 3 shops >
Apple iPad PRO 11 inch 256GB

Apple iPad PRO 11 inch 256GB

From £821
  • Screen Size: 11''
6 Offers from 2 shops >

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