Updated November 16, 2018 by Christopher Thomas

The 10 Best Tablets For Gaming

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This wiki has been updated 6 times since it was first published in October of 2018. One of the most fun parts about the rapid advancement of computing technology is the ability to play games on the go. But if your phone is a little too small, and a gaming laptop too large or pricey, you're in luck; there's a variety of tablets available today that can keep you, your kids, or the rest of the adults entertained on car trips, in the park, or even in line at the grocery store. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best tablet for gaming on Amazon.

10. Microsoft Surface Pro

9. Apple iPad

8. Lenovo Tab 4 Plus

7. Kindle Fire HDX

6. Nvidia Shield K1

5. Nintendo Switch

4. Microsoft Surface Go

3. Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro

2. Apple iPad Pro

1. Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

Editor's Notes

November 12, 2018:

Apologies to the Switch for not giving it the top spot, but it basically doesn't do ANYTHING besides play Nintendo games. You can scarcely even invite online friends to play with you. But it's an AMAZING system for gaming alone. While I'm often hesitant to recommend Apple products, they really have the tablet market's number. But most agree that Samsung's Galaxy line boasts superior Android performance to others. The Surface Pro is by far the fastest, if you can afford it, though the Surface Go is probably the top blend of portability and available titles; it weighs barely more than a pound and can run the entire Windows Legacy catalog. Keep in mind that Android tablets run Google Play apps, iPads use the Apple Store, and Windows PCs are generally restricted to x86, Windows-based games.


Christopher Thomas
Last updated on November 16, 2018 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.


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