The best iPads for every budget

Looking for the best iPad? We've got you covered.

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by Isabel Martins |

Choosing the best iPad for your needs is never an easy task, especially when we have so many options! With iPad models being updated and Apple's new releases over the years, the range can seem endless - but don't worry, we've done the research for you and comprised a list of the best iPads.

Whether you're looking for an easily transportable device, an impressive display, an excellent camera system or an iPad that won't cost you an arm and a leg, we've got you covered. Below, you can find our list of the best iPads.

Not set on an iPad? Check out our best Samsung tablets guide. Or if you're specifically looking for a tablet to unleash your creativity, read our best drawing tablets for beginners. Alternatively, you can take a look at our roundup of the best laptops under £1,000.

The best iPads at a glance

Apple iPad Pro (11-inch, Wi-Fi, 128GB) - Space Grey (2nd Generation)

Apple iPad Pro (12.9-inch, Wi-Fi, 128GB) - Space Grey (4th Generation)

Apple iPad Air (10.9-inch, Wi-Fi + Cellular, 64GB) - Rose Gold (Latest Model, 4th Generation)

Apple iPad (10.2-inch, Wi-Fi, 32GB) - Space Grey (Latest Model, 8th Generation)

Apple iPad Mini (7.9-inch, Wi-Fi, 64GB) - Space Grey

The best iPads - full review

All of these tables have been hand-selected by What's The Best shopping experts. Our team has spent hours investigating and researching, so you can choose the best one. Plus, we'd never recommend a product we don't believe in. Find out why you should trust us here.


What does the Apple Pencil do?

You can use it to write, draw, or even point and tap on your screen. The second-generation Apple Pencil is compatible with most iPads, including the iPad Pro 11, the iPad Pro 12.9, and the iPad Air 4. However, it does not come with the iPads, and if you wish to purchase it you will have to do so separately - get the Apple pencil here.

What is the best screen resolution?

The screen resolution shows how many pixels are on the screen. The higher the number of pixels, the clearer, sharper and better the images are displayed on the device. If you will be using your iPad for creative and work tasks, or watching series then you'll need an excellent screen resolution - we recommend the [iPad Pro 11](\_GB&ref\_=as\_li\_ss\_tlli_ss_tl) or the iPad Pro 12.9.

What features should I look for?

This completely depends on what you will be using your iPad for, but a couple of key features to look out for is the screen resolution, the battery life and the camera quality.

All of the iPads in the above guide have a decent battery life apart from the iPad Pro 12.9, so if it is longevity you're looking for and if you'll be on the move quite a bit, we suggest the iPad Mini. It is very lightweight and the battery lasts up to 10 hours.

The camera quality will depend on how many megapixels or MP the device has. The higher the megapixel count, the better the quality of the videos and pictures will be, so if the camera quality is important to you, make sure you choose a tablet with a higher megapixel count - such as the [iPad Pro 11](\_GB&ref\_=as\_li\_ss\_tlli_ss_tl).

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Isabel Martins is a Commercial Content Writer for What's The Best, specialising in technology.

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