The Best Tablets for Travel

Whether you want to watch the latest series on Netflix or engage your followers on social media, you will need a gadget for that, more so if you are a traveler. All travelers now need a gadget bigger than a phone but smaller than a laptop. Something that is portable and can easily fit in a bag. This is where tablets come into play.

Not so long ago, tablets were seen as windows used to consume content. However, Microsoft and Windows have worked to prove that they are more than that. This can be seen in the dominance the two companies have in the world of mobile devices.

A list of the best tablets to travel with

1. Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite

If you’re looking for a tablet from a major manufacturer that does everything well and at a price that won’t break the bank, then this is it. It’s a recent model that takes all the right boxes and includes some handy extras for good measure. Another thing making it one of the best tablets for travel is its availability in a small range of colors, and having either 64/128 gigabytes of storage. It also comes with a micro SD slot that can handle anything up to 1TB card. The 10.4-inch screen is large enough to allow you to watch your favorite shows on the go. It also has a 200 x 1200 resolution making it a touch higher than full HD.

2. Microsoft Surface Go 2

This device straddles the border between casual use and real work. It comes with a 10.5-inch screen and runs a windows 10. The Pentium-gold processor inside the base model of the Go 2 makes it possible for you to run most windows and games.

3. iPad Air

This tablet is not only eye-catchy but has also been known to leave its buyers without any regret. While it might not be as outlandish as the iPad pro (specs-wise) or as cheap as the iPad mini, it gives the best of both worlds. It has flat edges and features the p3-wide color gamut on Apple’s true-tone mode. It also has an entirely laminated build-in and anti-reflective coating. Also, with the a14 bionic chip in tow, this tablet houses a 30% faster 4-core GPU. Moreover, it has a 40% stronger 6-core GPU and a 70% better machine-learning neutral engine.

4. Samsung Galaxy Tab A7

This tablet operates on an Android OS. It can hold a charge for 11 to 12 hours. This is long enough to make it through long flights and taxi rides as you go to your destination. It comes with a 7-inch display and weighs 14 ounces. You can also use VPN on this device like WireGuard (WireGuard is a fully open VPN service) among others. It comes in two different colors, i.e., black and white. It also has excellent accuracy and response even though it gets a little warm during use but is still better than other tablets with similar specs.

5. Amazon Fire HD 8


Recently upgraded, the Fire HD 8 is an excellent mix of performance and price as far as tablets go. Its8 inch display makes this model easy to carry while still big enough to watch movies on comfortably. While the 1280 X 800 resolution is not that high these days, it is okay for most purposes. This resolution also gives better battery life than the higher-spec screens. If you want to double the inbuilt storage from 34GB to 68GB, you will have to pay slightly more. While doubling up is not necessary, it is worth doing if you plan to watch a few shoes while in transit.

What to look for before buying a travel tablet

1. Get one that can be used without internet

Get a tablet with apps that can function fine even without an internet connection. However, some games or other apps won’t sync in the travel tablet or work until there’s an internet connection. Even so, you will should be able to get the apps and then sync them when there’s internet.

2. Get one that allows you to do everything you do on a laptop

Most tablets nowadays allow people to do everything they do on a laptop. Some specific large programs can run on laptops but won’t on tablets. If you have such programs, you can look for Lite or scaled-back versions of those programs. That way, you’ll be able to use them on the tablet.


Most people are caught between buying a tablet or a laptop.

Tablets can be more convenient when browsing, listening to podcasts or music, and watching videos. They are also more portable.

On the other hand, laptops have more powerful processors and storage capacities to load larger programs. They also enable storage of larger files and running more complicated programs.