Top gaming tablets of 2024: Performance and versatility for every gamer

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Gaming tablets are more than just play screens. These devices must balance productivity features and entertainment options to justify their cost, while still delivering high-quality gameplay across various genres. That’s why prices can escalate quickly; these purpose-built devices offer specs that are rare in everyday tech. However, many mainstream tablets are also well-suited for gaming, and with the rise of cloud gaming, they are becoming increasingly versatile.

ASUS Rog Flow Z13

The ASUS Rog Flow Z13 features a 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12700H processor with a base speed of 2.3 GHz and a max turbo speed of 4.7 GHz, powered by 14 cores (6 P-cores and 8 E-cores) and a 24MB cache. It offers access to over 100 high-quality PC games, including new releases like Halo Infinite, Forza Horizon 5, and Age of Empires IV, with one month of Game Pass, which includes EA Play. The laptop is equipped with 16GB (8GB *2 onboard) LPDDR5 5200MHz memory, upgradeable up to 32GB, and a 512GB PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD. It boasts a 13.4-inch FHD+ (1920 x 1200, WUXGA) touch screen display with a 16:10 aspect ratio, 500 nits brightness, 120Hz refresh rate, IPS-level glossy panel, 100% sRGB color gamut, Adaptive-Sync, and Pantone validation. The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 with 4GB GDDR6 VRAM and ROG Boost ensures superior graphics performance. The device runs on pre-installed Windows 11 Home and comes with pre-installed Office Home and Student and McAfee (1 Year).

Apple iPad Air 11″ (M2)

The Apple iPad Air 11″ (M2) is a powerful and versatile device available in two sizes, featuring a stunning Liquid Retina display and the impressive performance of the M2 chip. It includes Touch ID, advanced cameras, superfast Wi-Fi 6E, and a USB-C connector. With iPadOS, users can enjoy powerful productivity features and the next-generation Apple Pencil Pro experience. The Liquid Retina display offers P3 wide color, True Tone, and ultra-low reflectivity for stunning visuals. The M2 chip ensures smooth multitasking and graphics-intensive gaming, with all-day battery life and up to 1TB of storage for apps, music, movies, and more. iPadOS enhances productivity with features like Scribble for writing in text fields, Stage Manager for multitasking, and support for multiple apps. The iPad Air is compatible with Apple Pencil Pro and Magic Keyboard, making it an ideal drawing canvas and note-taking device, while the Magic Keyboard provides a great typing experience and acts as a protective cover. The advanced cameras include a 12MP Ultra Wide front camera with Centre Stage and a 12MP Wide back camera with True Tone flash, perfect for photos and 4K videos. Connectivity is enhanced with Wi-Fi 6E and a USB-C connector, allowing fast wireless connections and easy transfer of files.

Apple iPad Pro 12.9″ (6th generation): with M2 chip

The Apple iPad Pro 12.9″ (6th generation) with the M2 chip offers the ultimate iPad experience with astonishing performance, superfast wireless connectivity, and the next-generation Apple Pencil experience. iPadOS enhances productivity, allowing you to run multiple apps simultaneously, use Apple Pencil with Scribble to write in any text field, and edit and share photos effortlessly. Stage Manager simplifies multitasking with resizable, overlapping apps and external display support. Essential apps like Safari, Messages, and Keynote are included, with over a million more available on the App Store. Wi-Fi 6E provides fast wireless connections, enabling quick transfers of photos, documents, and large video files. The M2 chip’s 8-core CPU and 10-core GPU deliver powerful performance and blazing-fast graphics, complemented by all-day battery life. With up to 2TB of storage, you can store everything from apps to large 4K video files. The Apple Pencil (2nd generation) transforms the iPad Pro into an immersive drawing canvas and the best note-taking device, while the Magic Keyboard offers a great typing experience and serves as a protective cover (both sold separately).

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra 37.08 cm (14.6 inch)

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra features a 14.6-inch cinematic sAMOLED display with a resolution of 2960×1848 and a pixel density of 239ppi. The screen offers a 120Hz refresh rate for smooth visuals. This tablet supports Wi-Fi calling and comes with 12GB RAM and 256GB of internal memory, expandable up to 1TB. It runs on an octa-core processor (2.99GHz, 2.4GHz, 1.7GHz) and the Android 12 operating system. The device is powered by a 11200 mAh long-lasting battery that provides up to 14 hours of video playback and supports super-fast charging up to 45W. Camera capabilities include a dual 13MP and 6MP rear camera with flash, and dual 12MP front cameras (wide and ultra-wide). Additional features include a fingerprint sensor, GPS (supporting GPS, Glonass, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS), and compatibility with the S Pen (included in the box). The tablet is equipped with quad speakers featuring Dolby Atmos, a powerful Snapdragon 8th Gen chipset, integrated graphics, and a touch screen stylus pen interface. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi only and hardware support for 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac. The package includes a USB Type-C cable, ejection pin, quick start guide (QSG), and an S Pen. The device comes with a 1-year manufacturer warranty for the tablet and a 6-month warranty for in-box accessories.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 27.81 cm

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 boasts an 11-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with outstanding vividness, a 120Hz refresh rate, and a resolution of 2560 x 1600 (WQXGA). Powered by the robust Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip with an 8-core CPU, this tablet ensures high performance for various tasks. It features a 13MP rear camera and a 12MP ultra-wide front camera, along with quad speakers by AKG for an immersive audio experience. The device is equipped with an 8400 mAh battery and supports dual SIM functionality with pSIM and eSIM. The included S Pen offers bi-directional charging and is housed in-box. Additionally, both the tablet and the S Pen have IP68-rated waterproof durability, providing protection against dust and water.