Traditionally, tablets have been viewed as a larger device than our smartphones, but easier to use for routine tasks than a laptop or computer. But, in the past few years, we’ve started to see that trend shift. Take the recent announcement of the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra as a good example.
Samsung has been selling tablets for years, usually in two different sizes, with the ‘Plus’ model being the largest and most capable. However, this year, Samsung announced the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra with a 14.6-inch screen; the largest Samsung has ever used in a tablet. So the question arose: who else makes tablets with large screens? It turns out there are more options than you think. Not all of them come close to 15 inches, but there is more than enough screen real estate in the choices below. Here are five large-screen tablets in no particular order. Read for more information
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
Best for Android fans
Display: 14.6-inch, 120Hz, 2960 x 1848 Super AMOLED display | Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 | Memory: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, microSD up to 1TB | Memory: 8GB, 12GB, 16GB | Colors: Graphite | Cameras: 13MP and 6MP rear cameras. 12MP & 12MP Ultra Wide Angle Front Camera | Weight: 1.6 lbs | Size: 12.85 x 8.21 x 0.22 inches | Connections: USB-C | Battery: 11,200 mAh
Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra tops our list because it has the largest screen of any tablet we’ve collected. With a 14.6-inch AMOLED display, you certainly have plenty of room to work and play on the Tab S8 Ultra. Included in the box is Samsung’s S Pen stylus which can be used to draw ideas or write notes, or you can use it to navigate the tablet’s Android 12 interface and even write in any text field and automatically convert it to digital text. . .
Samsung’s $ 349 book cover keyboard is not included in the box. The keyboard is a must-have accessory if you plan to do any work on the Tab S8 Ultra, not only because it provides a physical keyboard and trackpad, but it’s also the best way to take advantage of Samsung’s DeX platform. When docked to the keyboard, the stock Android 12 interface changes to something that looks and functions like a regular computer with a windowed desktop and app.
Microsoft Surface Pro 8
The best for those who want a real computer
Display: 13-inch PixelSense Flow Display | Processor: Intel Core i5 or i7 | Memory: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB | Memory: 8GB, 16GB, 32GB | Biometrics: Windows Hello | Colors: platinum, graphite | Cameras: Front 5MP, Rear 10MP | Weight: 1.96 lbs | Size: 11.3 x 8.2 x 0.37 inches | Connections: 2 x USB-C Thunderbolt 4, 3.5mm headphone jack, 1 x Surface Connect port | Battery life: 16 hours
Microsoft’s Surface lineup helped usher in the 2-in-1 removable computer market, so I’d be remiss if you didn’t include it on this list. After all, it is sold as a standalone tablet. Microsoft has redesigned the Surface Pro 8, reducing the bezels around the 13-inch screen and giving it the same basic design as the Surface Pro X.
With Surface Pro 8, you get a tablet with Windows 11 out of the box, rather than a mobile operating system like Android or iPad. This means you won’t have to worry about finding apps or workarounds for your workflows.