The tablet is super-portable, versatile and has battery life that will go all day. This device could be the perfect choice to keep up with your busy life on campus. Here are four reasons to go for a tablet, and four top tablet picks.
They are super lightweight, with battery power to go all day. You can whip it out on the campus lawn when inspiration hits and use it for reading or research (or to plot out your next move on Clash of Clans) on the train ride home.
The tablet can be your notepad in lectures, a blank canvas for your ideas to flourish, or an all-in-one studio for the next multimedia assignment. It’s that versatile.
The touchscreen and form factor of a tablet makes your interaction with it fundamentally different from how you would approach a laptop. You can also get a stylus to use on any tablet, or some models come with electronic pens with touch sensitivity and higher precision. Plus, there are plenty of apps for creativity and productivity designed for use with a digital pen.
If your course demands advanced software for multimedia editing, 3D rendering or number crunching, you might have invested in a desktop or high-spec laptop. The tablet is a perfect complimentary device if you need to zip between lectures and tutorials or join in an online class. Tablets are attractively priced too. Instead of buying an extra monitor for your computer set up, a go-anywhere tablet might be the go.
FOUR TABLET PICKS:
Lenovo M10 Tab Plus 10.3″ 64GB Gen2 Tablet
The stylish M10 Tab boasts a 10.3” FHD (1980 x 1080) display and comes at a great price. It’s designed for media consumption, with two side speakers tuned with Dolby Atmos and fast Wi-Fi connection. If you want a device for remote learning and collaboration, the M10 is a great place to start.
• 10.3″ FHD (1980 x 1080) display • MTK Helio P22T octa core processor (4x 2.3GHz / 4x 1.8Ghz) • 64GB Storage • 4GB RAM • Dual speakers tuned by Dolby Atmos • Expandable up to 128GB via optional microSD • 8MP rear camera • 5MP front camera • Dual band AC Wi-Fi • Bluetooth V5• 5000mAh Battery • Android operating system
Lenovo Tab P11 with Pen 128GB
You can start doing some serious content creation with the Lenovo Tab P11. There’s plenty of screen real estate thanks to the 11” 2K (2000 x 1200) display, which you can enjoy with quad speakers tuned by Dolby Atmos. The heart of the Tab P11 is the eight core Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, featuring a brand new architecture that delivers increased speed for seamless multitasking. The Tab P11 also comes with a Lenovo Precision Pen 2, offering 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity.
• 11.” 2K (2000 x 1200) IPS Display • Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (8C, 8x Kryo 260 @2.0GHz) • 128GB Flash Storage • 4GB RAM • 4 Side stereo speakers, optimised with Dolby Atmos • Expandable up to 1TB via optional microSD • 13MP rear camera • 8MP front camera • Wi-Fi 5 • Bluetooth v5.1 • 7500mAh Battery • Android operating system • Lenovo Precision Pen 2 included
Lenovo Yoga Tab 11 with Pen 256GB (Slate Grey)
Take the Lenovo Tab P11 and level it up with a dash of style, and you get the Lenovo Yoga Tab 11. For starters, the 11” (2000 x 1200) 2K display is TÜV-certified. This means it has reduced blue light and is flicker-free for eye protection – especially crucial when grinding on big assignments. Plus, Dolby Atmos is delivered via superior JBL-branded quad speakers for total immersion. When it’s time to relax, go hands-free thanks to the Yoga Tab 11’s built-in stainless-steel kickstand. The MediaTek Helio G90T processor packs plenty of grunt, with its 2.05Hz octa-core optimised for responsiveness even under heavy usage. The 7500mAh battery provides up to 15 hours of video playtime, plus top-up is quick with the 20W quick charge. Like the Tab P11, the Yoga Tab 11 also comes with Lenovo’s Precision Pen 2.
• 11.0″ 2K (2000 x 1200) IPS Display • MediaTek Helio G90T (8C, 2x A76 @2.05GHz + 6x A55 @2.0GHz) • 256GB Flash Storage • 8GB RAM • 4 Side JBL stereo speakers, optimised with Dolby Atmos • Expandable up to 1TB via optional microSD • 8MP rear camera • 8MP front camera • Wi-Fi 5 • Bluetooth v5 • 7500mAh Battery • Android operating system • Lenovo Precision Pen 2 included
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE Wi-Fi 64GB (Black)
The Tab S7 FE showcases a 12.4” display. It offers 2560 x 1600 resolution, which is above Full HD (1080p). This generous screen space, together with its productivity features, makes the Tab S7 a multitasking beast. For example, App Pair allows you to launch up to three apps at once. These apps can be custom arranged to your specific needs, even with multiple instances of the same app. If you own a Galaxy device you can sync it to the Tab S7. This means you can move a website reference between devices, or copy text from the tablet and paste in into the phone. Popular productivity app Noteshelf comes for free. As the name implies, it optimises note taking, whether handwritten or typed. For remote learning, a specially placed front camera comes in handy when the tablet is placed in landscape mode. There are also three microphones for voice enhancement.
• 12.4″ WQXGA (2560 x 1600) TFT display • Qualcomm SM7225-4-AB (2.2GHz max)• 64GB SSD Storage • 4GB RAM • Quad speakers • 8MP rear camera • 5MP front camera • Wi-Fi 5 • Bluetooth v5.0 • 10,090mAh Battery • Android operating system