In this guide, we’ve rated & reviewed six of the best tablets for gaming currently available across a range of price points.
While Nintendo’s Switch has become a popular handheld gaming console, gaming-specific tablets haven’t fared quite as well. Yet, there are users out there that are looking for tablet options that they can also use for casual mobile gaming. So, while a gaming-specific tablet might not be something most people want (or need), a tablet that can double as a light-gaming device does seem to have some demand.
So, in this guide, we’re going to take a look at six tablet options across a few different price points (and operating systems) that will work great for traditional purposes and also serve well as mobile gaming tablets, too.
For a quick break-down of our top picks for the best tablets for gaming, the table below shows our top overall pick, our picks for the best iOS and Android gaming tablets, as well as our pick for the best cheap gaming tablet.
Apple iPad Pro
Samsung Galaxy S3
Fire HD 10
*To read our overviews on the gaming tablets featured above, click “Read Review »” to jump to our overview on that specific tablet. You can also scroll down this page to read our two Honorable Mention picks.
Is A Gaming Tablet Right for You?
Other than NVIDIA ad EVGA’s attempt at a true gaming tablet (neither are still available), the reality is that no tablet currently on the market is designed specifically for gaming purposes. However, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t any options available that will work well for gaming.
The six options we listed above are our choices for the best tablets for gaming. So, if you’re looking for a tablet to use for gaming (as well as other purposes), one of the options above should fit your needs.
If you’re looking for a more powerful gaming-specific solution, for the price of some of the tablets listed above, you can build your own gaming computer. Check our Cheap Gaming PC Builds guide for more information.