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Curl up with the best tablets and e-readers for the holidays

Give the gift of a portable tablet this holiday season.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is the best tablet the traveling binge-watcher in your life.

It's an ultra-sleek tablet with a gorgeous screen so high-tech, it's better than most people's TVs.

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Amazon Kindle Oasis

Amazon Kindle Oasis is the Cadillac of e-readers. It's the best you can buy for the bookworm in your life.

The super-thin and lightweight e-reader comes with a magnetized battery case and can be held in either hand.

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Microsoft Surface Pro

Microsoft's latest Surface Pro is the best two-in-one laptop hybrid the company's ever released. 

For the person in your life who wants the power of the laptop in the body of a tablet, you can't go wrong with the Surface Pro.

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Amazon Kindle 2016

The cheapest Amazon Kindle is the entry-level model. 

It has a slimmer design than the previous model and some small feature upgrades including Bluetooth.

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Apple iPad Pro 9.7

The Apple iPad Pro 9.7 is a great choice for anyone who already has an iPhone. It syncs perfectly and has excellent battery life.

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

The Kindle Paperwhite is a top-of-the-line e-reader. 

It has a high-resolution e-ink display.

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Samsung Galaxy Book

The Samsung Galaxy Book is a Windows 10 tablet with the body of an iPad. If the Surface Pro is a bit too bulky, the Galaxy Book is a great alternative.

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Amazon Fire 8 HD Kids Edition

If you have kids, Amazon Kids Edition tablets are useful for one big reason: a two-year worry-free guarantee.

If the tablet breaks it, it can be returned to Amazon and replaced for free, no strings attached.

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Amazon Fire 8 HD

The Amazon Fire 8 HD is also available in a non-kids version that doesn't include the two-year guarantee. 

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Kindle Voyage

The Kindle Voyage is Amazon's best e-reader to date, but it doesn't come cheap.

The premium e-reader is the company's lightest touchscreen model ever, with the best resolution and contrast to date.

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Lenovo Tab 4

Want to buy your loved one a simple tablet for casual activities? The 10-inch Lenovo Tab 4 is an affordable model with a big screen.

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Amazon Fire

The Amazon Fire is dirt cheap and, therefore, very popular. It's fine for a simple tablet, but don't expect anything too fast.

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Apple iPad Pro 12.9

If you have anyone in your life who loves comic books or drawing, the Apple iPad 12.9 would be a great treat for them.

Its super-sized screen is immersive for sketching, or catching up the latest issue of Black Panther.

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Apple iPad Pro 10.5

If the 12.9-inch iPad is TOO big, the 10.5-inch model is a nice in-between size.

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Huawei MediaPad M3

The Huawei MediaPad M3 is a great pick for anyone who needs something bigger than their smartphone for browsing the web, reading and streaming YouTube video. 

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Amazon Fire HD 10

Amazon's latest big-screen tablet has some small drawbacks, but the Fire HD 10 has great features and performance for its price.

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Kobo Aura One

If the screens on Amazon e-readers are too small, try the Kobo Aura One.

It's the first waterproof e-reader and it has a 7.8-inch e-ink display.

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