The best tablets for TIM in 2017

Best iOS Tablet: iPad Mini 2: £199 on Amazon

iPad Mini 2

It may be a premium slate but it’s been superseded by the iPad mini 4 and the already discontinued iPad mini 3 and as such it’s dropped in price to under £250. Better yet, as the iPad mini 3 is basically the same tablet with added Touch ID you hardly miss out on anything by buying this older model, though you do miss out on the power-boost found in the iPad mini 4. Still, with a brilliant screen, a stunning design and quite a lot of power the iPad mini 2 is difficult to beat at this price point. It looks, feels and performs like something far more expensive making it our favorite budget tablet you can buy in 2017. - TechRadar

Weight: 331g
Dimensions: 200 x 134.7 x 7.55mm
OS: iOS 9
Screen size: 7.9 inch
Resolution: 1536 x 2048
CPU: Dual Core 1.3GHz
Storage: 16GB/32GB/64GB/128GB
MicroSD slot: No
Camera: 5MP/1.2MP


Best ‘Android’ Tablet: ASUS ZenPad S 8.0: £119.99 at PCWorld

Asus ZenPad S 8.0

The Asus ZenPad S 8.0 – also known as the Asus ZenPad Z580C – is a great value tablet with a premium looking design.  It’s one of the best looking slates on this list and packs a surprising 10 hour battery life, microSD support as well as a great 8-inch screen. The best part though is the price, it’s only £129.99. Don’t want to spend much on your new tablet? This choice from Asus is one of the best options for you.- TechRadar

Weight: 350g
Dimensions: 203 x 134 x 6.6mm
OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop
Screen size: 8 inches
Resolution: 2048 x 1536
CPU: Intel Atom Z3580 Quad Core
Storage: 16GB/32GB/64GB
MicroSD slot: YES
Camera: 8MP/5MP

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