Tablet for school | The best of 2021

Tablet for school | The best of 2021

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 purchase guide aimed at advising you which are the best tablets for the school of the moment, highlighting all those products that can - in terms of features and functionality - be useful for studying.

Read also: The best cheap tablets Tablets are particular products created mainly to meet the needs of users, such as surfing the internet, downloading applications, playing games, reading e-mails, books and newspapers, without necessarily having to pick up your smartphone or your PC. Although sales volumes have contracted, due to various factors such as the constant enlargement of smartphone displays, these particular products are perfect for studying.

There are different types of tablets on the market, each with an operating system different 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 an informed and perfect purchase for your needs.

Editor's note: we have updated the article in question as of August 31, 2021 with a new addition.

Best Tablets for School

Huawei Mediapad T5 10 inch Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 inch Lenovo Tab P11 Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite + S Pen 10.4 inch reMarkable 2 Apple iPad Air 2020 Apple iPad Pro 2020 Microsoft Surface Go Microsoft Surface Pro 7

Huawei Mediapad T5 10-inch

Let's start the review of the best tablets for school with a product characterized by an excellent quality ratio / price, namely 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 10.4 inch

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!

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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 screen. 11 inches with 2K resolution! Combining it with one of the many smart keyboards, it can also be used in schools, where it becomes an authentic best-buy considering the features and the selling price.

10.4-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite + S Pen

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 out of the experience with an operating system created ad hoc. The pen, included in the package, 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 multimedia content viewing.

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reMarkable 2

We defined the reMarkable 2, in the review, as a different tablet than 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 who intend to switch to a hi-tech product. reMarkable 2, in fact, 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 PDFs and eBooks.

Apple iPad Air 2020

The new Apple iPad Air is an extraordinary product not only for its technical characteristics, but also for all its functionalities. In fact, among these we point out the possibility of taking notes, annotating documents or underlining PDFs, using the Apple Pencil (not included in the package) which ensures an almost imperceptible latency and 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.

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Apple iPad Pro 2020

One of the best tablets for school is the Apple 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!

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Microsoft Surface Go

If you are interested in buying a singular product, then our advice falls on the Microsoft Surface Go. We are talking about a product with good technical specifications, which is able to offer good performance in any school and daily context, such as consulting e-mails, web pages and writing texts using the Office package. This device is fully compatible with the Surface Pen, so you can take notes during a lesson (if use is allowed) with Microsoft's proprietary applications. So, an economical and functional product for school.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 7

Those interested in a more complete product will find in the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 everything you need to excel in almost all fields. It is, in fact, a notebook that combines the versatility of tablets with the infinite possibilities of its operating system, Windows 10. The recommended model includes an Intel Core i5 processor, 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal SSD memory, which ensure excellent performance on educational and professional software such as the Office package and the Adobe suite.

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How to choose the best tablets for school

After taking a look at the best tablets for school , we now want to concentrate on the modus operandi that has allowed us to arrive at a well-defined list. Below, we report the features to look for in a tablet.

Performance Battery Secondary features Value for money


A tablet, which is equipped with an Android or iOS operating system, must be be handsome. It must guarantee a good fluidity in all contexts, from the reproduction of multimedia contents to web browsing. By focusing on iPads, the choice is simple, however you have to pay more attention to those with Android.

Battery life

Students - at least in our many years of experience - need a capable device to ensure good autonomy, especially in all those cases where it is difficult to connect your device to the electrical outlet.

Secondary functions

By secondary functions we mean the ability of a product to have solutions different from the 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 own needs and possibilities, without overdoing it.

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