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Apple’s iPad series has been considered the best tablet on the market for well over a decade, and while challengers running Windows and Android have stepped up their game in recent years, the most polished and well-rounded tablet with the best app ecosystem is still Apple’s machine.

But there are so many iPads out there that average consumers may start to get confused. While obviously, the newer iPads will be better than the older ones, Apple has released some great hardware over the years. Combined with great software support, many users would get better value out of older hardware thanks to lower pricing, discounts, and offers. Navigating this entire maze of decisions can be difficult, though. That’s where we come in. Here are the best iPads to buy depending on your need or budget!

If you’re looking to get a tablet but do not want an Apple device, check out our guides for the Best Android tablets and the Best Windows tablets.

The 12.9-inch, 2021 model iPad Pro is so powerful, it’s almost overkill for an iPad. It runs on the same M1 chip that dropped jaws and garnered gushy praises last year when it debuted inside Macs, sports a mini LED screen that gets up to 1,000 nits in brightness, and on 1TB and 2TB models even comes with 16GB of RAM, which is unheard of for an Apple mobile device.

Even if you get the lower-storage model with “just” 8GB of RAM, this iPad Pro is going to perform every task you throw at it without breaking a sweat thanks to iPadOS’ excellent optimization and that aforementioned M1 chip, which outperforms Intel Core i9 processors in many tasks. If you’ve decided an iPad can be your full-time work machine, this 2021 12.9-inch model, paired with Apple’s Magic Keyboard case, is the way to go. If you need the absolute best tablet, this is it.

If you want to save a bit of money, the smaller 11-inch model of the 2021 iPad Pro still offers the M1 chip, Thunderbolt USB-C port, and “TrueDepth” camera system with a LiDAR scanner. But it lacks the groundbreaking mini LED panel used by its larger sibling. Still, the screen here (a more traditional LCD panel) is no slouch, and it still refreshes at 120Hz for smoother animations.

You also get the very useful “Center Stage” feature that allows the iPad’s front-facing camera to automatically track your face and keeping you center-framed during video calls.

Apple’s recently-released M1 iPad Pros have been grabbing all the headlines. And while they’re excellent machines for people with money to spend and want the best of the best, we’d argue the 4th-generation iPad Air is the better iPad option for most people. The iPad Air (2020) offers the best combination of modern design, flagship specs, and an attractive price tag.

Released in September 2020, this iPad Air is not even a year old, which means its 5nm A14 Bionic chip is still super powerful (it’s basically the same chip powering the iPhone 12 series), and its starting price of $599 is the cheapest a modern, slim-bezelled iPad has ever been (there are even cheaper iPad options further down the list, but those are the old school circular home button types). While its 10.9-inch screen may feel slightly cramped as a full-time work machine, it’s more than suitable for shorter stretches of work on the go at coffee shops or airport lounges, and it’s arguably the perfect size for fun things like watching NetFlix, playing games or sketching with the Apple Pencil.

As the name implies — just iPad, with no “Air” or “Pro” moniker affixed at the end — this is a bare-bones iPad using the old but iconic circular home button design with thicker bezels. While there’s no denying this design looks a bit outdated in 2021 — it still charges via Lightning cable instead of USB-C — this iPad is still quite capable, with a 7nm A12 Bionic chip (basically the same SoC used in the two-year-old iPhone XS series), and support for Apple Pencil. Factor in the low starting price of $329, and this is a great option for those on a budget or young students.

Measuring just 203mm x 135mm x 6.1mm and weighing just 0.6lbs, the iPad Mini is the smallest Apple tablet on this list, making it an ideal travel companion. As mentioned multiple times already, the Apple A12 Bionic silicon still holds up very well in 2021, and its 7.9-inch 1,536 x 2,048 LCD screen is large enough to make gaming more enjoyable than on a phone.

This iPad Mini also supports the Apple Pencil (first generation) which combined with the petite size could make it ideal for artists who like to sketch on a whim.

If after reading through this list, you find yourself really wanting the Pro model iPads for that modern slim-bezelled design, Face ID, excellent speakers, and 120Hz screen refresh rate, but find the 2021 models too pricey, you can consider buying the 2018 model which is now on major discount.

The 2018 iPad Pros are the first iPads to get the modern redesign, and it looks very similar to the 2021 models including all the features mentioned in the last paragraph. You do lose out on the M1 chip, mini LED display, ultra-wide camera, and LiDAR scanner, but you’re still getting an iPad Pro experience at a much lower price tag. Pair this with the Apple Pencil and Magic Keyboard and the machine works just as well as the 2021 models in most tasks.

While there are many excellent third-party keyboard options for the iPad (so users don’t have to buy the official Apple keyboard case unless they want to), there are no real stylus alternatives to the Apple Pencil for the iPad. So if you want to sketch, take notes, or just have a finer point for photo or video editing, the Apple Pencil is the only option in town.

The good news is Apple’s Pencil is really good — arguably the best consumer-grade stylus, with over 4,000 pressure sensitivity points and dozens of excellent creativity apps that support the Pencil.

Do note that the second-generation Apple Pencil only works with the modern slim-bezelled iPads without a home button. If you want a stylus for the iPad Mini or iPad with the circular home button, you need to get the first-generation Apple Pencil, which we’ve listed below.

The original Apple Pencil is the one you want if you’re buying it for the iPad (2020) or iPad Mini (2019). This stylus works mostly the same way as the improved generation two versions above, except it cannot attach magnetically to the iPad and has to be charged by removing a cap at the top of the stylus. A bit awkward, but still an excellent tool for drawing and sketching.

Apple’s iPad is arguably the best machine for both work and play, and every iPad listed here would excel at both. We have a soft spot for the iPad Air for the reasons listed above, but if you have money to spend and want the best of the best, the 2021 12.9-inch iPad Pro has more power than most laptops in the world right now.

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The best iPad

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New iPads don’t feature a headphone port, so you’ll need to buy a pair of wireless headphones.

iPads are the biggest name in tablets, and for good reason. They’re fast, responsive, easy to use, and have sharp displays.

There’s an iPad for you whether you want to casually browse the web and watch videos, record music, record and edit high-quality videos, or almost anything in between.

But with a wide range of models available, it can be tough to choose the best for you, especially when new versions are regularly released. We’ve done our research to find the very best iPads of 2021, at least one of which should fit your needs and budget.

1. Apple iPad Pro: The best iPad on the market, this model is lightning fast, can run professional-level software, and has a gorgeous display. We’ve featured the iPad Pro before, but not this new fifth-generation model.

2. Apple iPad Air: The iPad Air offers excellent value for money as it doesn’t cost much more than the standard iPad but is quicker and can handle the most powerful apps. This model is a newcomer to our top three.

3. Apple iPad: The reliability and reasonable price of this base-level iPad is why it’s found a returning spot, though we haven’t featured this latest generation model before.

For full reviews of these products, scroll to the bottom.

There are four main iPad models on the market right now. The iPad Pro is the high-end offering, and it’s faster, larger, and has a better display compared to lesser models. The iPad Air is the next step down from the Pro. It can’t rival its speed or processing power but is a good choice if the Pro is out of your budget.

The standard iPad is great for casual users. It isn’t slow compared to other similar tablets, but it isn’t as impressive as the Pro or Air. The iPad mini is a smaller version of the standard iPad, which is great if you want something larger than your smartphone but compact enough to carry anywhere.

Check how much internal storage space your chosen iPad comes with. Unlike Android devices, you can’t upgrade the storage space with an SD card, so you’re stuck with the base amount you choose. That said, you can utilize cloud storage to free up some space.

All iPads have front and rear cameras, so you can take standard photos and videos, as well as take selfies and engage in video calls. Camera quality varies widely between models.

Basic iPads start at around $300. iPad Pros with the largest amounts of storage space cost up to $1,300.

A. If you’re looking to replace your laptop with an iPad, you might struggle with basic and mid-range options because they can be slow when multitasking and there’s no mouse support, so you have to use the touchscreen to click and select. The latest iPad Pros, however, are compatible with the Magic Keyboard, which combines a regular computer keyboard with a laptop-style trackpad so you can use a cursor on screen, giving you an experience virtually identical to using a laptop. The Pro is also more than powerful enough to run all the software you need, including high-end editing and gaming software.

A. If you sync your iPad with iTunes, it automatically backs up your apps and settings, should you need to restore them at a later date. However, you need to back up to iCloud if you want to save a copy of your files and data. We recommend doing this every two to four weeks, or more regularly if you keep highly important files on your iPad.

What we like: A professional-level model for serious users. Impressive Liquid Retina display. The A12Z bionic chip makes it faster than most PCs and laptops on the market.

What we dislike: It’s expensive, though worth it if you have the cash to spare.

Where to buy: Sold by Amazon

What we like: Slim and lightweight. The perfect middle ground between the base iPad and the Pro. iSight camera takes stunning photos and videos.

What we dislike: The cellular version doesn’t support Verizon.

Where to buy: Sold by Amazon

What we like: This latest iPad model is reasonably quick and reliable. It has a crisp display and is compatible with the Apple Pencil for drawing and note-taking. Performs well if you don’t do a large amount of multitasking or run hugely powerful apps.

What we dislike: A little bulkier than other models, though not by much.

Where to buy: Sold by Amazon

Lauren Corona writes for BestReviews. BestReviews has helped millions of consumers simplify their purchasing decisions, saving them time and money.

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