Comparing Tablet devices can be a bit like trying to compare apples with oranges. Your Tablet needs will be different depending on your budget and who will have access to the device, and therefore deciding which Tablet is right for you can be rather tricky. That’s why we have taken a look at the best Tablets out there and given you the lowdown on each so that you can make an informed decision. Whether you are on a tight budget, a loyal Apple fan, shopping for a Child Friendly Tablet device or looking for a family favourite, make sure you take a look at our quick guide before you buy:

Best Tablet for a bigger budget:


iPad Air:

iPad air

  • Screen – 7.9 inches
  • Storage – Up to 128GB
  • Operating System – iOS 7
  • RAM – Not yet specified
  • Price – £399
  • Battery Life – 10 hours

For those with a bigger budget, it is likely to be the look, feel and internal specifications you want to take into account when purchasing a new Tablet device. Apple is known for their attention to detail and offering high quality devices with the best design. The iPad Air is Apple’s latest addition to their Tablet Family available from 1st November 2013 and once again it is an impressive piece of technology. The light weight iPad Air weighs just 1.0 pound and is an amazing 7.5 mm thick, 20% thinner than the previous iPad. The 7.9 inch screen has been upgraded to feature 2048 by 1536 pixels and the device comes complete with the new iOS 7 operating system. At £399 for the lowest spec model, this Tablet is of course at the higher end of the price scale, but if you are willing to pay the extra for sleek design, quality and product assurance then you really can’t find much better.

Best Tablet for smaller budget:


Tesco Hudl:

Tesco Hudl

  • Screen – 7 inches
  • Operating system – Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
  • Storage – 16GB (extended up to 48GB using a Micro-SD card sold separately)
  • RAM – 1GB
  • Price – £119
  • Battery life – 9 hours

If you are after a more modest tablet that may be required to withstand a bit of wear and tear then there is really nothing wrong with Tesco Hudl. The high-definition display is protected by scratch and smudge resistant glass so it’s great if you have children prone to accidents. It comes with Google Chrome and the standard Google apps, so that you are up and ready to access YouTube, Google Maps and more instantly. This Tablet does everything that a basic Tablet should, complete with a 3 MP camera, dual band Wi-Fi and a powerful quad-core processor for a smooth online experience. There are parental control options as well, which makes it a great budget family gadget. It is also available in four colours; Black, Purple, Red and Blue which is a bonus for those who love their gadgets to look great.

Best Tablet for a busy lifestyle:


Kindle Fire HDX:


  • Screen – 7 inches
  • RAM – 2GB
  • Storage – Up to 64 GB
  • Operating System – Amazon Fire OS 3.0
  • Price – £199
  • Battery Life – 11 Hours

If you are looking for a reasonably priced Tablet that still offers  great quality with long battery life and good connectivity then the Kindle Fire HDX could be just the Tablet for you. Boasting the fastest processer in a 7 inch Tablet using its unique 2.2 GHZ quad-core snapdragon 800 processer and double the RAM of other popular models, the Kindle Fire HD offers a fast and efficient Tablet experience. It is also available in a larger 8.9 inch size, so if you fancy a bigger screen the choice is yours. The 1200 pixel resolution display means that you get a clean sharp display and using blue LEDs instead of white means that the Kindle Fire HDX offers an accurate representation of colour and saves some much needed battery life. If you aren’t a loyal Apple fan or aren’t after the smallest and lightest model out there then this is one of the best all round Tablets to date.

Best Tablet for teenagers or sharing:


Google Nexus 7:

Nexus 2

  • Screen – 7 inches
  • RAM – 1GB
  • Storage – Up to 32GB
  • Operating System – Android 4.3 Jelly bean
  • Battery Life – 9 hours
  • Price – £159 – £199 for newer models

Although the above mentioned Tesco Hudl does the job on a budget, it’s hardly going to be the envy of teenager’s friends, so if you are looking for something that packs a bit of punch and gives a bit more street cred, then the Google Nexus 7 could be just the Tablet.The Google Nexus 7 provides the complete Android experience and is also strong and sturdy.

Currently available with up to 32GB with no option for expansion with a memory card, then the Google Nexus 7 isn’t the ultimate Tablet for storage, but it is highly affordable which is a huge plus.

The New Google Nexus 7 comes complete with a few upgrades compared to the original model (available for around £159) and one useful addition is that of ‘restricted profiles’. With this device you can easily manage multiple accounts, apps and content which is accessible to particular users. You can restrict access to apps and content for certain users only, which means that you can protect younger family members from accidentally making purchases on your account or viewing unsuitable content.

 Best Tablet for children:


Kurio 7S:


  • Screen – 7 inches
  • RAM – 1GB
  • Storage – 4GB (Expandable up to 32GB)
  • Operating System – Android 4.2
  • Price – £144.99
  • Battery Life – 6 hours


If you are purchasing a Tablet for a child then your priorities are likely to be very different. Internal specs aren’t important and instead a Tablet device like the Kurio 7 is the perfect device. Unlike other Tablets, this one has a recommended age of only 4+ and comes with dozens of pre-installed fun and also educational apps. It also has all the the same abilities as more grown up tablets, including taking photos, watching videos and listening to music.

Kurio 7 comes with all kinds of parental controls as well as pre-approved, pre-loaded content for kids, so you can let your children play and remain worry free. The KurioGenious parental control allows parents to apply completely customizable 24/ 7 safe internet filtering and implement time and application management.  You can manage up to 8 profiles so it is easy to use this Tablet for personal use at any time if required.

Now if you have chosen the right Tablet device for you, hopefully we can help with your Insurance too. Even scratch resistant Tablets are at risk of being damaged, lost or stolen so it is a great idea to make sure you are protected, especially if you are investing in one of the more pricey models. Our iPad Insurance starts from only £4.79 per month for a 16gb model and we cover all other models of Tablet for as little as £2.19 per month so it’s a small price to pay for peace of mind.



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