The Top 05 Best Note-Taking Tablets in 2020

Following is a detailed account of 5 best note taking tablets of 2020. These are carefully chosen and made part of this list as they have the required features and specifications that make them ideal for taking notes. If you wish to see a wider range of products from various manufacturers and multiple price ranges, go through our comprehensive list of 11 note taking tablets. This will help you narrow down your options and make an informed decision for your purchase.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 6

Samsung have launched their all new tab, Samsung Galaxy Tab 6, and it seems to have everything in it. It features a 10.5-inch AMOLED display, dual rear cameras, and a sleek design that fits comfortably in users’ hands. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor with 6GB/8GB RAM and a microSD slot that lets you store your books, notes, and others valuable information. However, even with all these specifications, the tablet might get a little criticism for the absence of a head jack. Samsung has tried to make up for it with the all new AKG speakers that are a treat to the ears. It is one of the most complete tablets and has several features that support its note taking function.

ProcessorOcta-core (2.8 + 3×2.4 + 4×1.8GHz)
Storage128 GB
Display10.5 Inch Super AMOLED Display
CameraRear: 13 MP | Front: 8 MP
Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 Pie
Battery Life15 hours
ConnectivityWi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS
Weight.92 lbs

Microsoft Surface Pro 7

Being on the throne since computers came into being, Microsoft is now making its name in the tablet industry too. The all new Surface Pro 7 is not only elegant to look at but gives a great sense to the fingers every time you touch. Having an aspect ratio of 3:2 on the 12.3-inch display, it delivers sharp and vivid visuals. It supports Windows 10 and has a 1.6 GHz processor. The best thing about Microsoft Surface Pro 7 is the addition of USB-C which was missing in all its predecessors. Microsoft sticks to its rule of quality and comes with a price of $1,199. Not to forget, this tablet comes in two variations, core i5, and core i7 for those who want a better system. Its portability and easy use makes it ideal for a note-taking tablet.

ProcessorIntel Core i7
Display12.3 Inch with 2736 x 1824 Resolution
CameraRear: 8MP | Front: 5MP
Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Battery LifeUp to 10.5 hours
ConnectivityWi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS
Weight1.7 lbs

Fire HD 10

It is a tablet built to rule the hearts of the budget conscious. Fire 10 HD offers all the features of its competitors but at a much cheaper price. The price tag $150 steals the show but the company has more to offer; a 10.1-inch screen. Its sides possess a 3.5mm audio port and USB type C for charging and transferring data. The 1920×1200 pixel will remind you of the resolution of Apple’s iPad. If you are an Amazon prime member then this may be the perfect addition to your entertainment gadgets as it offers a different experience to watch your favorite movies on it. Running the latest Android 9.0 Pie, 2GB RAM allows the apps to run smoothly. It has a battery that lasts for a good 12 hours and that is what makes it one of the best tablets for note taking during classes and official meetings. 

Processor1.8GHz MT8173B MediaTek
Display10.1″ 1080p Full HD
CameraVGA on the front and 2MP on the back
Operating SystemFire OS
Battery Life10 hours
ConnectivityBluetooth, Dual-band Wi-Fi
Weight17.8 ounces

Apple iPad Air

Apple iPad Air is one of the best tablets in the market and has some amazing features that you won’t find in any of its competitors. Having 10.5-inch screen size and True Tone color scheme, it offers a clear and amazing display. It is a 3rd Generation device and comes with the A12 Bionic chip. It has a storage size of 64GB, which can be expanded up to 256GB. This makes it an ideal tablet for taking notes and storing books and other heavy documents. It has an excellent battery life, which lasts for a good 10 hours. With an amazing Wi-Fi reception and sleek body design, it is convenient to be carried around the campus all day!

The only downside is its price, which is relatively higher than most student’s budgets. If you can manage to save up for a purchase, it is undoubtedly one of the best tablets for notetaking out there.

ProcessorA12 Bionic chip + M12 coprocessor
Storage64 GB
Display10.5-inch Retina display
CameraRear: 8MP | Front: 7 MP
Operating SystemIPad OS
Battery LifeUp to 10 hours of battery life
Apple Pencil CompatibilityApple Pencil
Smart Keyboard CompatibilityYes
Weight1 pounds

Apple iPad Mini

Even though the brand name Apple makes it mouthwatering, the iPad mini itself has a few qualities that help it brush off the critics review from its shoulders.  It’s faster from the previous one, smaller, cooler and fortunately bears no resemblance to the battery life of its ancestors. An A12 Bionic chip is what powers this machine, the same as the iPhone XS family. As promised by Apple, a crystal display is offered through the laminated 7.9-inch retina display. For security, there is Face ID and fingerprint sensor locks, making it impossible for anyone to peek-a-boo in your device. A 10-hour battery life and high portability is what makes it an ideal note taking tablet. However, Apple has made no compromise on the price as this iPad, starting with $399 maybe mini in size but not in price.

ProcessorA12 Bionic Neural Engine + M12 coprocessor
Storage64 GB
Display7.9-inch Retina Display
CameraRear: 8MP | Front: 7MP FaceTime HD
Operating SystemIPad OS
Battery LifeUp to 10 hours of battery life
ConnectivityWi-Fi and Gigabit-class LTE
Weight10.6 ounces

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