Looking to pick up a tablet on Prime Day? Here's a guide to the best ones out there.

Tablets are one of our favorite tech advancements of the last decade. They’re compact and sleek devices that you can bring with you anywhere to get some work done on the road or use at home to watch a movie or read an e-book while sitting on the couch. Tablets are wonderful if you need something a little more advanced than a smartphone, but smaller and more compact than a laptop. 

SEE ALSO: Best tablets to get for your kids

However, with so many different types of tablets out there, it’s difficult to find the perfect one for you. 

Do you want an Android tablet? Perhaps an iPad? Windows 10? Maybe an Amazon Fire tablet would be a good fit? We took the time and pored through countless reviews and articles from various sources — including our own Mashable tech team and our colleagues at PCMag — to find the best tablet for just about anyone. Read more…

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BEST TABLET FOR EVERYONE

Apple iPad

It’s a classic for a reason: The iPad is a top-notch tablet for pretty much anyone.

  • Screen size: 10.2 inches
  • Memory: 2GB
  • Storage: 32GB or 128GB
  • Battery life: Up to 10 hours


$329 from Amazon

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BEST AFFORDABLE TABLET

Fire HD 10 Tablet

This tablet gives you some solid bang for your buck — at only $150, we’d say it’s the best deal on this list.

  • Screen size: 10.1 inches
  • Memory: 3GB
  • Storage: 32GB or 64GB (expandable up to 1TB)
  • Battery life: Up to 12 hours


$149.99 from Amazon

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BEST FOR KIDS

Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Edition Tablet

Equipped with solid parental controls and protected by a colorful case, this tablet is a must for parents and kids alike.

  • Screen size: 10.1 inches
  • Memory: 3GB
  • Storage: 32GB (expandable up to 1TB)
  • Battery life: Up to 12 hours


$199.99 from Amazon

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BEST FOR TAKING ON THE GO

Apple iPad Mini 4

This tablet’s power and small size make it a great choice for traveling.

  • Screen size: 7.9 inches
  • Memory: 2GB
  • Storage: 64GB or 256GB
  • Battery life: Up to 10 hours



$399 from Amazon

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BEST BUDGET TABLET

Samsung Galaxy Tab A

If the iPad Mini is out of your price range, the Tab A is a decent alternative.

  • Screen size: 8 inches
  • Memory: 2GB
  • Storage: 32GB or 64GB (expandable up to 512GB)
  • Battery life: 13 hours


$149.99 from Amazon

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BEST LAPTOP ALTERNATIVE

Microsoft Surface Pro LTE

This is a strong and robust workhorse for attending to business on the road.

  • Screen size: 12.3 inches
  • Memory: 8GB
  • Storage: 256GB
  • Battery life: 11 hours


$575.99 from Amazon

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BEST FOR ARTISTS

Apple iPad Pro

This feature-laden iPad can serve as both laptop and drawing tablet.

  • Screen size: 11 inches
  • Memory: 8GB or 16GB
  • Storage: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, 2TB
  • Battery life: Up to 10 hours


$899 from Amazon

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BEST BATTERY LIFE

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 has great functions and a long battery life.

  • Screen size: 10.5 inches
  • Memory: 6GB
  • Storage: 128GB or 256GB (expandable up to 1TB)
  • Battery life: Up to 15 hours


$649.99 from Amazon

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BEST FOR CONTENT CREATORS

Apple iPad Air

The iPad Air opens up a world of possibilities for photo and video with a super fast A14 bionic chip.

  • Screen size: 10.9 inches
  • Memory : 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB or 256 GB
  • Battery life: Up to 10 hours


$599.99 from Amazon

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