The 8 Best 10-Inch Tablets of 2019

Options for productivity and play

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The Rundown

  • Best Overall: Apple iPad at Amazon, "Running an Apple A10 chip, the iPad zips ahead of the competition when it comes to speed."
  • Best Budget: Dragon Touch X10 at Amazon, "Offers up a quad-core CPU and 2GB of memory."
  • Best for Android Fans: Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro at Amazon, "Features 64GB of internal storage with a microSD card expansion slot that can handle up to an additional 128GB."
  • Best for Productivity: Microsoft Surface Go at Amazon, "The Surface Go is available in both standard Wi-Fi and LTE cellular variations for on-the-go connectivity."
  • Best for Amazon lovers: Amazon Fire HD 10.1 at Amazon, "Features a quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM to keep you going with up to 10 hours of battery life."
  • Best for E-Book Readers: Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet 10” at Barnes & Noble, "Featuring a fairly impressive 10.1” screen, this reading-focused tablet places your books at the forefront with interactive on-screen widgets."
  • Best Under $200: Lenovo Yoga Tab at Amazon, "Features an integrated Quad-Core processor, 2GB of memory, and 16GB of storage (which can be expanded thanks to a microSD slot)."
  • Best for Kids: Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Edition at Amazon, "A year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited is included with your purchase, allowing your children to access over 15,000 books, movies, TV shows, and educational applications for no cost."

Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Apple iPad

Apple iPad

Courtesy of Amazon

Conducting a Google search for the best 10-inch tablet produces a large selection of options, but somehow, against all the competition, Apple’s standard iPad still remains king. Selling at one of the lowest prices we've seen for an iPad, the 9.7” iPad comes in 32GB and 126GB models. You can even add in cellular capabilities to either model for an additional price. Excellent hardware — paired with an extremely capable and tablet-optimized operating system, iOS — makes this choice a no-brainer.

Running an Apple A10 chip, the iPad zips ahead of the competition when it comes to speed and provides all the features one would expect in a high-end tablet, including dual HD cameras, a built-in fingerprint reader, support for the latest high-speed Wi-Fi connections, and a long lasting battery life of up to 10 hours. The App Store within iOS is really what makes the experience shine, delivering more applications optimized for a tablet experience than any other platform on the market. If you're an artist or a serious note-taker, you can also pick up the Apple Pencil (sold separately).

Interested in other models? Take a look at our iPad buying guide.

Best Budget: Dragon Touch X10

Finding a 10-inch tablet that functions well and costs less than $100 is no easy task. That said, we think we've found a winner in the Dragon Touch X10 which offers up a quad-core CPU and 2GB of memory. The X10 is only available in one storage size — 16GB, but it can be increased up to 64GB via the microSD card slot. A 2MP rear-facing camera is included, as well as a 2MP front-facing camera, but we wouldn’t use the optics for anything beyond a simple video call.

At a sub-$100 price-point, you may be wondering where the Dragon Touch X10 begins to fall short. First, we recommend not using the tablet for anything much more intensive than watching online videos and viewing documents. The included processor and memory aren't robust enough for serious multitasking or video games. Additionally, you'll find a few corners cut when it comes to Wi-Fi speed and battery life (5 hours). We recommend a higher-end tablet for any serious work, but if you merely want a 10-inch tablet for streaming Netflix and browsing the Internet, the Dragon Touch X10 might be the right option for you.

Best for Android Fans: Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro

If you aren’t a fan of Apple’s iOS operating system or their hardware, you may want to take a look at a great Android alternative, like the Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro. When the team at Lenovo decided to jump into the world of Android tablets, they weren’t playing around. The Yoga Tab 3 Pro features 64GB of internal storage with a microSD card expansion slot that can handle up to an additional 128GB. This Android alternative is excellent for movies, music, and games, thanks to built-in 4 JBL Speakers with Dolby Atmos technology, and a battery life that will keep you going for up to 18 hours.

Under the hood, you’ll find a decent Intel Atom processor and 4GB of RAM powering the entire experience. The Yoga Tab 3 Pro features two dual HD cameras and a stunning display, but it also packs a few unique punches. Most interestingly, the model features an integrated projector for displaying what is on your screen up to 70” inches on a wall or ceiling.

Looking for other options? Read through our list of the best Android tablets you can buy now

Best for Productivity: Microsoft Surface Go

Sometimes you just need to get work done and you need a tablet that can follow you along the way. If productivity is your game, then the Surface Go is the ultimate 10-inch tablet for you. The smallest member of Microsoft’s Surface lineup of Windows 10 devices, the Surface Go is the only tablet on our list to run a full-fledged desktop operating system; excellent for opening and editing Office documents, or running needed PC-based software, just as you would on your notebook computer. The Intel Pentium processor is able to handle basic work tasks, and, coupled with the battery, will provide you up to 9 hours of video playback time.

The Surface Go starts with a base model includes 64GB of storage and 4GB of memory, while the top-end model, features 128GB of storage and 8GB of memory. The Surface Go is available in both standard Wi-Fi and LTE cellular variations for on-the-go connectivity. If you're going to be doing a lot of typing, make sure to pick up the coordinating Type Cover.

Best for Amazon Lovers: Amazon Fire HD 10.1

There's no denying that Amazon plays a big part in many of our lives. As the company rapidly expands, more and more services fall under their umbrella including Amazon Video, Kindle eBooks, Amazon Music, and Audible. If your life seems to be consumed by Amazon, then the Fire HD 10 tablet might be for you. Are you interested in using your tablet as a voice assistant? You can add on a charging dock that allows you to quickly turn your tablet into an Alexa device when it is sitting idle.

The Fire HD 10 features a quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM to keep you going with up to 10 hours of battery life. Don't expect anything too intense from this Fire tablet, but it can make for an exciting multimedia consumption device for when you want to pick up an eBook or binge-watch the latest shows. Alexa is prominent throughout the device, bringing a unique hands-free experience to Amazon's Fire tablets.

Want to add more to your collection? Browse our list of the best Amazon devices.

Best for E-Book Readers: Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet 10”

Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet 10”

Courtesy of Barnes & Noble

If you’re looking for an inexpensive tablet that's optimized for e-books, Barnes & Noble’s latest Nook may be the perfect option for you. Featuring a fairly impressive 10.1” screen, this reading-focused tablet places your books at the forefront with interactive on-screen widgets. Beyond that, you can still access Google’s entire Play Store to download additional apps and games.

Reading wouldn't be much fun if the device had to be plugged in every few hours, but the Nook 10-inch tablet offers 8.5 hours of battery life that should help you make a dent in your next novel. In terms of specs, the Nook includes 32GB of storage that can be expanded up to 256GB thanks to a microSD card slot. If you're looking to stretch the use of this tablet and send emails or edit documents, you can do so by purchasing a smart folio cover and charging dock. And yes, if you wanted to, you could download the Kindle app on your Nook tablet for double the book fun.

Best Under $200: Lenovo Yoga Tab

A more affordable sibling to Lenovo’s Yoga Tab 3 Pro, the standard Lenovo Yoga Tab drops some of its big brother's features in lieu of much more palatable price. That doesn't mean that the tablet skimps on other specs, however. The Yoga Tab features an integrated Quad-Core processor, 2GB of memory, and 16GB of storage (which can be expanded thanks to a microSD slot). Battery life is one of the most impressive we’ve seen coming in at 18 hours. The multimedia experience also remains top-notch keeping an IPS display and featuring two Dolby Atmos speakers for your next binging session.

The unique Yoga hinge remains on this model, meaning you can quickly change between multiple angles, whether you need to stand your tablet up for movie watching, prop it in order to type or carry it on the go. In place of the projector found on the other Yoga model, you'll see an 8MP 1080p HD camera. 

Best for Kids: Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Edition

The standard Fire HD 10 tablet makes a great option for those invested in Amazon’s ecosystem; however, this special Kids Edition offers a few perks that make it ideal for younger users. You'll likely notice that the Kids Edition of the Fire HD 10 costs quite a bit more than the standard version, so what is so unique about it?

For starters, the Kids Edition includes a Kid-Proof case in one of three colors — blue, pink, or yellow — to help prevent tech-obsessed youngsters from breaking it. The best part of the deal, however, is if it does break, Amazon will replace the tablet without questions thanks to a two-year worry-free guarantee. This version of the Amazon Fire HD 10 also includes kid-friendly software loaded and ready to go out of the box. A year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited is included with your purchase, allowing your children to access over 15,000 books, movies, TV shows, and educational applications for no cost.

Not the right fit? Check out our guide to the best kids tablets to find something better suited to your needs.

Our Process

Our writers spent 2 hours researching the most popular 10-inch tablets on the market. Before making their final recommendations, they considered 15 different tablets overall, screened options from 8 different brands and manufacturers, read over 6 user reviews (both positive and negative), and tested 5 of the tablets themselves. All of this research adds up to recommendations you can trust.