Today, tablets have become a basic necessity, allowing us to communicate and interact with the digital world around us. Tablets are commonplace in the office or used for entertainment at home. Now, tablets are just as powerful as laptops and desktop computers, featuring the most recent technology, high-performance features, and durability. We have put together a list of the most expensive tablets available for those who really need every inch of performance from their tablet.
The most expensive tablet available is the Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio tablet which retails for a whopping $2,632. This tablet features professional-grade imaging, display, and processing power. With 32 GB of memory, a powerful 11th Gen Intel Core H processor, and an expansive 14.4-inch touch screen, this feature-packed tablet boasts a hefty price tag.
It should be no surprise that our list of the most expensive tablets is dominated by the tech industry’s top names, including Microsoft and Apple. Between various processor options, screen sizes, and battery power, most of our most expensive tablets are distributed between these two brands. Below, we examine the most expensive tablets for those who need optimal performance power.
The powerful Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio brings the most powerful and innovative laptop to date. This tablet, unsurprisingly, also has the highest price tag on our list, costing people about $2,632. The tablet was designed for professionals transitioning from the high-performance capability to entertainment-ready features.
The tablet comes with a portable creative canvas that has a built-in storage compartment to charge the Surface Slim Pen 2 (sold separately). The tablet is powerful enough to provide smooth, uninterrupted gameplay, powerful graphic rendering for drawing and sketching, as well as all-day battery life to keep you away from charging outlets and ports.
The Surface laptop comes with a brilliant 120Hz display, Quad Omnisonic speakers, and immersive Dolby Atmos. The tablet is powered by Windows 11 and has a 14.4-inch touchscreen that allows easy transition from a traditional laptop to a powerful tablet. With 32 GB of memory and an 11th Gen Intel Core H Series processor, there isn’t anything this tablet can’t handle.
USB ports allow you to connect external monitors or add accessories. Further, the tablet has a large touchpad optimized for use in laptop mode. Get the most out of this little tablet with versatile functionality and powerful performance that beats its competitors.
2. Apple iPad Pro 12.9 inch – 128 GB – $1,599
Some brand names, like Apple, have the market cornered when it comes to high-performance tablets and electronic devices. Landing on our list in a solid second position for the most expensive tablets is this Apple iPad Pro device, retailing for $1,599. The tablet features a 12.9-inch touch screen display with Liquid Retina XDR IPS technology.
The screen promises to deliver better color variation and more accurate tones with its 2732 x 2048 resolution. The screen also has certain fingerprint-resistant and anti-reflective qualities, making it stand alone when it comes to innovative technology.
The Apple iPad Pro runs with the Apple iPadOS 14 operating system and has a whopping 128 GB of storage. With an 8-core CPU, 8GB RAM, and 16-core Neural Engine, this tablet is sure to perform above any expectations. It also features innovative technology like Face ID and Apple Pay, which have become standard with Apple products.
The tablet features all the Apple staples we have come to know and love, like built-in apps that include FaceTime, Mail, Apple TV, and Siri voice assistant. The tablet has a rear dual camera with a 5-element lens and has the ability for 4K video recording. A collection of 5 studio-quality microphones and a 4-speaker audio system help round out this compact and powerful tablet from Apple. The tablet pairs with the Apple Pencil and Magic Keyboard sold separately.
3. 55 inch 10 Point Captive Round Edge Android Tablet – $1,399
At a giant 55 inches, this tablet is by far the largest tablet featured on our list of the most expensive tablets available. Still, this large tablet runs with technology and software similar to a traditional, hand-held tablet and offers a unique opportunity for collaborative presentations and entertainment.
The large 55-inch tablet retails for $1,399. The plastic frame for the tablet can be supported on a desktop or wall-mounted, giving convenient display options. The display has a projected capacitive touch screen which displays in full HD 1080p output. The tablet is powered by 1 GB, 2GB, or 4GB RAM and has a Quad-core cortex processor. The device runs off the Android 4.4, 5.1, or 6.0 operating system.
Like other tablets, this large 55-inch tablet is equipped with a front 2.0MP camera, has USB, SD, and TF outputs, and is designed for interactive communication. The tablet can be outfitted to be used as an information kiosk or equipped to function as a point of sale for retail space. In addition, the tablet can play MPEG video, support MP3 audio, and can display jpeg images.
4. Apple iPad Pro – 12.9 Inch – $1,149
Slightly smaller and less powerful than the Apple iPad Pro listed higher on our list of the most expensive tablets, this smaller Apple iPad Pro comes with many of the same features. The slightly smaller size, and smaller price tag, make this an excellent option for people who don’t want to blow the bank buying a new, high-performance tablet completely.
The Apple iPad Pro 12.9 inch features a Liquid Retina XDR display that is ideal for watching a video and editing HDR photographs. It comes with a front camera for video calls and a pro camera with a LiDAR scanning capability to create stunning photos and create immersive AR.
The display features ProMotion, True Tone, and P3 color giving your display the best possible resolution and image quality. With Wi-Fi 6 capabilities, you’re sure to stay connected with the fastest Wi-Fi option currently available. The Apple iPad Pro comes with other tried and true standards like Face ID and Apple Pay. This device is run with iPad OS, which runs a powerful operating system that can handle millions of apps available online at the Apple Apps store.
The Apple iPad Pro has four speakers and five quality microphones and can run all day with a single battery charge. The Apple iPad Pro can pair with the Apple Pencil, Smart Keyboard, or Magic Keyboard, which are all sold separately.
5. 21.5 inch Android Tablet – $1,087
The larger-than-normal tablet from Android measures 21.5 inches, making it ideal for a Point of Sale device or collaborative work applications. The tablet has all the same features as a smaller, traditional-sized tablet, making it easy to work with. This Android tablet has a quad-core 1.8GHz processor, making it powerful enough to tackle any job. Running with either the Android 5.1 or Android 6.0 operating system and either 2GB or 8GB of available RAM, this not-so-little tablet transitions easily from work functionality to pure entertainment. The tablet retails for $1,087.
The touchscreen measures 21.5 inches across and has stunning resolution displaying images in 1920 x 1080 full HD. The 16:9 screen ratio displays any movie or image in exquisite detail. The device is fully Wi-Fi enabled and Bluetooth compatible. It has several inputs and outputs, making connecting and charging devices super easy. The tablet features a port for a USB, mini-USB, SD, and even an audio jack to connect your headphones. The device can also support a wireless mouse or a wireless keyboard, and both are sold separately.
6. Microsoft Surface Pro – $755
The Microsoft Surface Pro delivers with a powerful processor and unparalleled graphic display, seamlessly blending study, work, creative construction, and play. This tablet is ultra-light, making it easy to take your tablet with you wherever you go.
The powerful Intel Core processor makes the Microsoft Surface Pro faster than ever, outperforming the prior Surface Pro 4 by leaps and bounds. With over 50% more battery life, this Microsoft Surface Pro is guaranteed to last longer throughout the day. With the enhanced performance of this tablet, it is no wonder it lands on our list of the most expensive tablets, retailing at just under $1,000.
The Surface Pro can work with the Surface Pen, 3D creation tools, and Surface Dial and Office. It runs with a full Windows experience with Windows 10 and easily transforms from a laptop to a tablet simply by adjusting or removing the built-in kickstand.
Lowering the kickstand activates the next-generation hinge, which helps create a suitable and comfortable drawing angle for people using the new Surface Pen. The tablet also has 1.6W stereo speakers, dual microphones, and Dolby Audio Premium. There is a front-facing camera to help with Windows Hello face authentication keeping your tablet safe and secure.
7. Apple iPad Pro – 11 inch – $749
Like other powerful Apple tablets featured on our list, the smaller Apple iPad Pro retails for $799. This tablet measures 11 inches from corner to corner with a slightly smaller screen. Although smaller, the iPad does not lack performance, delivering the same high-quality graphics and display as its larger counterparts.
The smaller 11-inch Apple iPad Pro comes with Liquid Retina display technology and a powerful arsenal of cameras. There are multiple pro cameras in this device equipped with LiDAR scanning technology, able to create captivating videos, photos, and realistic AR. The touchscreen tablet works with the Apple Pencil (sold separately), perfect for taking notes, marking documents, or drawing.
With the powerful M1 chip, expect high-performance and functionality from this tablet. The iPad comes equipped with fast Wi-Fi 6 technology, extended battery life, and the iPadOS, which was designed specifically for iPad tablets. The tablet also comes equipped with four speakers and five high-quality microphones, providing studio-quality performance. Of course, this tablet also comes with standards like Apple Pay and Face ID.
8. Samsung Galaxy Pro – $529
Rounding out our list of the most expensive tablets is the Samsung Galaxy Pro tablet, retailing for $529. This 10.1-inch tablet is designed to be rugged and durable, optimized for all conditions. It has a built-in GPS, fingerprint sensor, gyro sensor, accelerometer, and an RGB light sensor. Built to last, this tablet boasts military-grade durability that can withstand any conditions, weather, or temperature.
The super-powered battery can last for up to 15 hours with a single charge and can easily be replaced with the state-of-the-art POGO pin. Stay charged and connected on the go with multiple backup batteries sold separately.
The device is built with a waterproof touchscreen that allows users to interact with the device whether it is snowing or raining. The additional Glove Mode can be triggered to allow people to use the tablet even while wearing gloves. The Tab Active Pro can even work while submerged underwater. The Samsung Galaxy pro comes with a clear 13.0 MP rear camera, an 8.0 MP front camera, and Google ARCore that helps the tablet detect its environment. Keep your tablet safe and secure with biometric access, which requires facial recognition to unlock and interact with the device.
Owning a tablet helps facilitate daily functionality at work or home. With large touch screens, powerful processors, and stunning displays, tablets are easily taking over the tech industry as the preferred communication device compared to a laptop or desktop computer. With top technology companies like Apple and Microsoft continually pushing the bounds of what is possible inside these small, portable devices, it is no surprise to see new, higher functioning tablets and devices emerge every year.