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The Best Tablet to Use for Online Education in 2017

Students and educators who embrace the flexibility of online education should consider a device that is well suited for their coursework as well as extracurricular activities….er uh, fun! Basic capabilities to look for include powerful processors, easy to see displays, cameras, and software flexibility.

Here are 3 of our favorite tablets:

Apple iPad Pro

Our pick of the best tablets to use for online education is Apple’s 9.7 or the 12.9-inch iPad Pro which are their largest iPads to date. These models carry the same super-slim design of previous iPads, but focus on the best possible resolution and internal hardware that puts them on the same level as desktops.

It’s one of our favorite tablets because the 12.9 inch iPad Pro, when a wireless keyboard is added, becomes more of light and airy laptop.

Both tablet sizes feature “all day” 10-hour battery life, four speaker audio system that automatically balances left and right, and the highest quality retina display experience of all Apple products.

Apple’s iOS mobile operating system is constantly competing for the top spot against Android’s app store, and many of the “best” apps are available to the iOS users before Android, including Canvas by Instructure.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2

Competing with Apple’s iPad Mini, is the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 offering plenty of storage, a sleek design, an HD 8.0” or 9.7” screen, and works with Android applications.  With a lower price yet high functionality, this device is also a front-runner as the best tablet to use for online education.

The highlights include a fingerprint scanner for additional system security and SideSync, a unique way to toggle services between Galaxy’s tablets and smartphones.

Samsung is slightly ahead of the other Android tablets, but there is still room for improvement regarding the battery life as well as refraining from mirroring their great competitors.

Google Pixel C

Physically, the Pixel C’s design falls generally in line with comparable premium tablets, but with its dimensions of 9.5 x 7 x 0.27 inches and weight of 1.14 pounds, the Pixel is slightly heavier and thicker than the other two favorite tablets mentioned above.

This particular tablet is powered by an excellent NVIDIA processor that beautifully performs home, business, and educational applications with ease, however the battery life has just a slightly higher than average rating when streaming movies and audios.  Oh well, we can’t be top dog in everything.

Google has crammed in a hefty 308ppi in its Pixel C display that showcases a 2560 x 1800 resolution which is perfect for the millions android apps you will find. While it’s not without some design and accessory-related blind spots, the Pixel C’s great mix of quality and specifications helped the tablet earn the third spot on our list of the best tablets use for online education.

There are so many great tablets that we haven’t even covered here.   When researching, we suggest that you make a list of your most wanted response from your new tablet, review the battery life, and then finally choose one based on your budget.  Best wishes!😉

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