Question

Which tablet should I buy?

Jun 24, 2018 5:21AM PDT

Hi all, need a little consumer tech advice.
I'm looking to buy a tablet, mostly for writing on.

Here's what I'm looking for:

Android
Good battery life
Lightweight
A keyboard that works well with it
Be able to run Word properly
The cheapest thing I can get that has all the above

Discussion is locked

Follow
Reply to: Which tablet should I buy?
PLEASE NOTE: Do not post advertisements, offensive materials, profanity, or personal attacks. Please remember to be considerate of other members. If you are new to the CNET Forums, please read our CNET Forums FAQ. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Reporting: Which tablet should I buy?
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Comments
- Collapse -
Clarification Request
Too vague.
Jun 24, 2018 2:12PM PDT

What is good battery life? Besides if anyone picks out a model you can check reviews with how many hours it gets.

Right now I like the Google Nexus 9. You have to shop refurbs for these.

- Collapse -
Battery life
Jun 24, 2018 3:00PM PDT

I guess ten hours plus?

- Collapse -
As noted.
Jun 24, 2018 3:04PM PDT

You can check that out in reviews. Sometimes folk expect concierge service. Here I'll note I like my Nexus 9.

- Collapse -
Answer
...
Jun 27, 2018 1:48AM PDT

seeing you mentioned Word, I assume you'd like a tablet for work-related tasks, and productivity.

try the Tab S3. the battery life lasts me for well over one-and-a-half days of heavy use, as I tend to work on finances, e-mails and calls. on mine, Microsoft apps. were pre-installed, such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint. it is lightweight, and portable.

it served me the best "bang-for-your-buck", and've been using one for three months, now. it has handwriting capability; and Samsung offers a cover which has a keyboard built into it.

I see the Tab S3 as a tablet that puts a tick in every criteria you're looking for.

CNET Forums

Forum Info