Great tablets to take abroad
If you’re heading off on your travels and want something to keep you entertained, there’s really no need to lug a full-sized laptop around with you any more. The latest tablets are light and powerful, with battery-life and inbuilt storage capacity getting better all the time too.
Will you want to watch a Netflix show from the comfort of your hotel room? Or make a long flight more bearable with your favourite mobile game (with flight mode enabled, of course)? A good tablet will let you do it all. If you’re on the lookout for one, here are a few that we think are worth considering.
ASUS ZenPad 3S 10
The ASUS ZenPad 3S 10 is extremely portable, despite its large 9.7-inch display. It’s all thanks to the tiny 5mm bezel, which means that almost all the front is taken up by the screen for uninterrupted viewing.
The display is Quad HD resolution and it looks stunning, with vivid colours and pin-sharp detail. Viewing angles are great too, so it’s the perfect tablet for watching movies with friends and family.
With 4GB RAM and a super-fast processor and graphics card, the ASUS ZenPad 3S 10 will handle anything you want to do, without any loss of performance. The 5,900mAh battery lasts about 10 hours of active use, and with fast-charging, you can get back up to 80% in a mere 30 minutes.
Buy the Asus Zenpad 3S 10 from Currys.co.uk
Huawei Media Pad M2
The Huawei Media Pad M2 is the perfect tablet for keeping yourself entertained on holiday. It’s especially good for watching movies on, thanks to the large 10.1-inch Full HD display, and two side-speakers that produce Huawei’s patented “super wide sound”.
The Huawei Media Pad M2 is more than just a movie machine though. Its 13MP rear camera takes clear photos even in low light, and the 5MP front-facing camera has a wide-angled lens to fit even more of the gang into selfies and video calls.
Buy the Huawei Media Pad M2 from Currys.co.uk
Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 10”
The Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 10” is light enough to take anywhere, so it’s a great travel companion.
With a battery life of up to eight hours, you’ll be able to watch videos and play games on your Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 10” throughout the day. Dolby Audio technology gives you crystal-clear sound, and there’s also a kickstand to keep it upright on a table or sunbed.
The tablet also features inbuilt GPS. So you’ll be able head out for a city walk or hire a car without worrying about getting lost.
But the Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 10” from Currys.co.uk
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7”
The Galaxy Tab A has a compact and lightweight design, so you can easily carry it onto flights with your hand luggage. The 7-inch display may not be the largest on this list, but it’s still a great size for watching video, web-browsing and playing games on. And because tablets with smaller displays tend to use less power, battery life is an impressive 12 hours.
If you’re travelling with young kids, then you’ll appreciate Kids mode. Not only does it offer lots of fun and educational content, but it also helps to protect youngsters by restricting access to unsuitable apps and tracking their usage.
You can also have some fun with the Galaxy Tab A’s 5MP camera. It’s packed with lots of features to help you edit your pictures, and there’s even an option to create animated GIFs.
Buy the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7" from Currys.co.uk
Will you be taking a tablet on your travels this year? If you want to recommend one that’s not on this list, feel free to share your comments below.