Digitization has brought with it the adoption of increasingly technological devices in schools, starting from elementary schools up to universities. A rather important factor that allowed all students to use tools such as tablets, computers and interactive whiteboards in school classrooms (and beyond). Considering these aspects and the consequent increase in such devices, we decided to offer you a buying guide aimed at advising you which ones are the best tablets for the school of the moment, highlighting all those products that can – for characteristics and functionality – be useful to the study.
Tablets are particular products created mainly to be able to satisfy the needs of users, such as surfing the internet, downloading applications, playing games, reading e-mails, books and newspapers, without necessarily having to take hold of your smartphone or your PC. Although sales volumes have contracted, due to several factors such as the constant magnification of smartphone displays, these particular products are perfect for studying.
There are different types of tablets on the market, each with a different operating system and, of course, with different hardware. In this article, therefore, we have compiled a review with all those products that can really make a difference in the educational field, so that you can make a conscious and perfect purchase for your needs.
The best tablets for school
10-inch Huawei Mediapad T5
Let’s start the review of the best tablets for school with a product characterized by an excellent quality / price ratio, that is Huawei Mediapad T5! It has everything you need to be able to excel in the field of multimedia reproduction, navigation on institutional sites and, by purchasing a smart keyboard separately, in writing notes (where allowed ed). It boasts a large 10-inch display with a resolution in FullHD at 221 ppi, a Huawei Kirin 659 processor, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 da 10,4 pollici
In the circle of cheap school tablets we also find the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7. A particular device not only performing for its target audience, but has a design with a slim and modern profile. All thanks to a shell made entirely of metal and a thickness of only 7 millimeters (which increases portability). This tablet can really make a difference in all school contexts because it ensures good performance in all activities, from the simplest ones like web browsing to the notes. And then, it ensures all the entertainment of the Google Play Store, with hundreds of applications and video games!
Lenovo Tab P11
Thanks to many years of technological innovation, Lenovo has achieved the know-how to manufacture products with excellent technical specifications. Among these we want to recommend the Lenovo Tab P11, a tablet with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor on board, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory, as well as boasting 4-sided stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos technology and a large 11-inch screen with 2K resolution! Combining it with one of the many smart keyboards, it is also possible to use it in schools, where it becomes an authentic best-buy considering the characteristics and the selling price.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite + S Pen da 10,4 pollici
The mid-range of the tablet market is populated by a few noteworthy devices, but among these we point out the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite! It is a tablet that not only improves productivity (thanks to the adoption of the Galaxy S Pen), but also allows you to get the most of the experience with an operating system created ad hoc. The pen, included in the box, allows you to take notes anywhere, using the proprietary Samsung Notes application which, among other things, is compatible with the 4,096 pressure levels of the S Pen. The Galaxy Tab S6 Lite also features a large 10.4-inch screen, for viewing multimedia content.
We defined the reMarkable 2, in the review, as a tablet different from the usual due to its unusual technical characteristics. It is a perfect solution for all those who take notes constantly, especially accustomed to using pen and paper, but intend to switch to a hi-tech product. reMarkable 2, in fact, it represents a sort of technological paper and therefore excels in the field of tablets for the school, because it allows you to take notes in a simple way, through an operating system that allows you to organize all documents in folders and notebooks, as well as allowing reading of PDFs and eBooks.
Apple iPad Air del 2020
The new Apple iPad Air it is an extraordinary product not only for its technical characteristics, but also for all its functions. In fact, among these we point out the possibility of taking notes, annotating documents or underlining PDFs, through the use of Apple Pencil (not included in the package) which ensures an almost imperceptible latency and a sensitivity to inclinations and pressures. Instead, as regards the specifications of this tablet, we first find a 10.9-inch display, an Apple A14 Bionic processor, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory, not expandable given the absence of a MicroSD slot.
Apple iPad Pro del 2020
The circle of the best tablets for school closes theApple iPad Pro. A product that does not need particular presentations, as it has everything it takes to excel in this particular field. It has the most complete display around, with which you can take notes (through the Apple Pencil, not included in the package) or edit photos. To all this is also added an Apple A12Z Bionic processor with Neural Engine, which ensures excellent performance and will be at the service of all applications that require enormous effort, as in the case of opening very large excel files!
How to choose the best tablets for school
After taking a look at the best tablets for school, we now want to focus on the modus operandi that has allowed us to arrive at a well-defined list. Below, we present the features to look for in a tablet.
- Secondary features
- Value for money
A tablet, which is equipped with an Android or iOS operating system, must be performing. It must ensure a good fluidity in all contexts, from the reproduction of multimedia content to web browsing. By focusing on iPads, the choice is simple, however, you have to pay more attention to those with Android.
Students – at least in our many years of experience – need a device capable of ensuring good autonomy, especially in all those cases where it is difficult to connect their device to the electrical outlet.
By secondary functionality we mean the ability of a product to have different solutions than usual, such as the input of the stylus. IPads are the best products in this regard, but there are several Android tablets that possess the same function. Clearly this is a decision to be made based on your needs and tastes.
Value for money
Saving money is important, which is why it is advisable to buy a product in line with your needs and possibilities, without overdoing it.
Source: Tom's Hardware by www.tomshw.it.
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