6 best tablets of 2016

6 best tablets of 2016
A new year means new mobile devices, and so far 2016 hasn't found cause to let us down. Every spring we look forward to a new crop of fresh hardware, rallying around the latest launches to emerge from trade shows like CES and MWC. And while the combination of those exhibitions and some private events have brought us incredible new phones from the likes of Samsung, HTC, and LG, today we're not looking at pocket-sized power; instead we turn our attention to larger form factors as we check out some of the best new tablets of 2016.

It's no secret that tablet sales are slipping, and even as Samsung and Apple remain the two biggest players in the market, each is seeing sales totals come in millions short of where they were just one year ago. But a cooling market doesn't seem to have scared away innovation altogether, and we've still had the opportunity to get to see out a number of intriguing new models these past few months. Here are some of our favorites:


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22 Comments

1. xperiaZlover

Posts: 202; Member since: Nov 15, 2015

Where is sony Z4 tablet?

2. StephenS

Posts: 18; Member since: May 02, 2016

For this list I was looking specifically at tablets that either launched in 2016, or emerged with new hardware options this year. The Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet is well over a year old at this point, having launched at MWC 2015.

4. killer7D

Posts: 551; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

Z4 is a very old tablet .. check it out

3. killer7D

Posts: 551; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

The Tab S Pro is the best among those All!!

9. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

iPad pro 9.7in is the best.

10. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 970; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

There are painful limitations to the iPad tablets which prevent it from actually replacing a laptop. Tab Pro S is a full OS with full support for peripheral devices, not just a pen and keyboard. Copying and pasting from device to thumb drive and vice versa? Not happening on an iPad.

12. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1185; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

He was being sarcastic, imo, Dell XPS 12 is the best. It has a better keyboard, a better processor, and a better look. The only thing that might not be good as the galaxy tab s pro is probably the display, but that's debate-able because fell has a 4K ips option ready for you. And the price for a better configuration is actually same as the tab pro s !

15. SenorThrottles

Posts: 284; Member since: Dec 23, 2015

The XPS 12 is much thicker than the S Pro though, the battery life also isn't as good.

22. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I didn't say the iPad could replace a laptop the only tablet cable of doing that is the surface.

5. twens

Posts: 1184; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

If I ever want to spend money on a tablet it definitely has to be windows based.

6. KONICHIWA-ANNYONG unregistered

That Huawei's a ripoff of Samsung's Tab S 10.5

8. true1984

Posts: 870; Member since: May 23, 2012

i doubt that. huawei will most likely update their tablet

14. launernoon

Posts: 81; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

Oh well, how am I not surprised? Huawei always copy apple and Samsung anyway.

7. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3168; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The best Windows 2-in-1 that nobody's heard of is the HP Spectre x2 sporting a CoreM chip (No Atom crap), 128GB SSD, LTE (A rarity), full-size HDMI-out, USB-C, Bang & Olufsen speakers, native pen support and a bunch of other features. For $800, you can't beat it.

11. sukrith2194 unregistered

Where the hell is the Pixel C?!

13. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1185; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

The list is only for tabs released in 2016.......

19. Shocky unregistered

New tablets only, Pixel C isn't new but still better than all of these, iPad is good too. Tablet's, especially Android tablets don't seem to advance very quickly, Pixel C will probably last 3-5 years before it starts to struggle with anything. Nothing is being made to take advantage of the that GPU.

16. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

why no surface pro?

17. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Surface Pro 4? HP Elite X2?

20. Shocky unregistered

New tablets, also that's not a tablet. It's a hybrid notebook.

18. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

Surface Pro is WAY better than these here. thats why it aint here.

21. rishav20193

Posts: 243; Member since: Jul 18, 2015

well....the list doesn't include dell, hp, lenovo etc because, it only has tabd from those who are a major player in the smartphone market. dell, hp & aren't much of a major smartphone manufacturer. (although it may change as hp elite x3 launches)

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