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5 Best Travel Tablets That Are Thin And Light In 2018

Tablets serve a variety of functions in addition to letting you do a lot of productive work and consume multimedia content. However, most tablets are bulky and large, making them incredibly difficult to carry it everywhere. Thankfully, the trend has changed now, with manufacturers launching slim and lightweight tablets, making it easier to carry them around. If you’re someone who travels a lot, having a slim tablet is a prerequisite. Having a tablet in addition to a full sized notebook can help a great deal as you won’t have to pop out your laptop every time.

Best Travel Tablets Link Brand Link Price on
Microsoft Microsoft Surface Pro (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB) 776.9
Samsung Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 506.42
Sony Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet 10.1" 32 GB 500
Lenovo Lenovo Tab 4, 10.1" Android Tablet 166.47
Amazon Fire HD 10, 10.1" HD Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB Tablet 151.39

Keeping this in mind, having slim tablets with you during your travel, can help you a great deal. Most modern day tablets come with a slim form factor. However, it can become quite a task to properly filter the really slim tablets with the somewhat slim devices. To make your decision easier, we have decided to compile a list of tablets that come with a lightweight body and minimal thickness. The list includes a variety of devices, including the Microsoft Surface, and the Amazon Fire, so we’re going with a slightly different set of tablets here.

Microsoft Surface Pro

Microsoft’s Surface Pro is a top of the line tablet/notebook hybrid which can be used in any way you want. The fact that it comes with a slender body is mostly down to the kind of exterior that the design team has envisioned. Considering the kind of hardware it’s possessing, the design team surely deserves to be commended. The Surface Pro only weighs 768 grams and is just 8.5mm thick (without the keyboard cover).

This is what makes Microsoft’s Surface lineup of products so special, and one of the most desired notebook/tablet hybrids going around right now. It’s no doubt one of the best Windows tablets you can buy right now. You can quickly turn this into a proper laptop using the Type Cover (bought separately). The tablet also comes with 4GB of RAM, 128GB of SSD storage, Intel Core M processor, and a battery that can offer battery life of 13.5 hours on full charge.

The Surface Pro is available starting at $799, and the customers can add more storage, RAM, and a faster CPU if they don’t mind paying slightly more up front.

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet

With a thickness of just 6.1mm, the Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet is one of the slimmest 10-inch tablets available in the market today. It’s a remarkable device, although it didn’t manage to generate much hype in the industry. Although we can say with certainty that it’s a pretty decent tablet to own, especially given the kind of hardware it’s packing. The Xperia Z4 Tablet weighs 393 grams, which is pretty decent too.

In addition to the features mentioned above, the Xperia Z4 Tablet comes with a 10.1-inch 2560 x 1600 resolution display, an 8.1-megapixel rear camera, a 5.1-megapixel front camera, the octa-core Snapdragon 810 SoC, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and a 6,000 mAh battery.

Much like the rest of the Xperia Z4 lineup, the tablet comes with IP68 certification for water and dust resistance making it an incredibly durable offering. The Xperia Z4 Tablet will set you back by $599.99 via Amazon right now. The tablet was originally launched way back in 2015, and is still a very good buy considering the kind of hardware it’s packing.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 (9.7-inch)

The Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 tops the Xperia Z4 Tablet in terms of thickness. Its body is only 6mm thick, allowing you to slide it into any normal sized bag. This somewhat negates the larger display as well. At 429 grams, it’s slightly bulky, however, so you might find it a bit difficult to watch media content or read books with just one hand.

In terms of other hardware specs, the Galaxy Tab S3 comes with a 9.7-inch 2048 x 1536 resolution Super AMOLED display, the quad-core Snapdragon 820 SoC, 32GB of expandable storage, 4GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel rear camera, Android 7.0 Nougat, and a 6,000 mAh battery. I personally think the Super AMOLED display on board the Galaxy Tab S3 makes for a truly pleasurable experience, and puts it ahead of other tablets currently available in the market.

The WiFi only version of the Galaxy Tab S3 is currently priced at $597.38 via Amazon.

Amazon Fire HD 10

The Amazon Fire HD 10 is the company’s 10.1-inch budget tablet. Considering the fact that it’s not a high-end offering, the company hasn’t paid much attention to the design. Despite this, the Fire HD 10 weighs 432 grams and has a thickness of 7.7mm, which isn’t all that bad for a tablet that costs under $250.

The Fire HD 10 is packing a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 resolution display, a quad-core 1.5 GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 16/32GB of expandable storage, a forked version of Android with Fire OS, and a battery that can last up to 8 hours of usage on full charge. Although Amazon’s Fire tablets lack Google Play Services, the company makes up for it by offering a slew of its own services. You can find a handful of Android apps and games to download from the Amazon Appstore.

The tablet usually costs $229, but is currently out of stock on Amazon. However, it is expected to be back in stock pretty soon.

Lenovo Tab 4 (8-inch)

Given the fact that this is a slightly smaller tablet compared to a few devices on this list, it only weighs 310 grams. The tablet is 8.2mm thick, however, which means it’s not particularly slim despite the smaller display. But that can be easily overlooked considering the fact that it weighs significantly lesser than conventional tablets.

As for the other hardware specs, the Lenovo Tab 4 comes with an 8-inch 1280 x 800 display, a quad-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon 425 SoC, 16/32GB of storage, 2GB of RAM, a 5-megapixel rear camera, a 2-megapixel front camera, Android 7.0 Nougat, and a 4,850 mAh battery. The device comes with a fairly decent hardware specs sheet, although it won’t break any benchmark records. This is meant to be a budget offering, which isn’t particularly a bad thing.

The tablet will set you back by $129.99 via Amazon right now, which is a very good price to pay for the kind of features it offers by default.

Best Travel Tablets Link Brand Link Price on
Microsoft Microsoft Surface Pro (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB) 776.9
Samsung Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 506.42
Sony Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet 10.1" 32 GB 500
Lenovo Lenovo Tab 4, 10.1" Android Tablet 166.47
Amazon Fire HD 10, 10.1" HD Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB Tablet 151.39

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