The Best Tablets For Your First Vacation

Long flights or lazy days—either way you’re going to need the right device.

Planning your first vacation can be a daunting endeavor, especially when determining what electronics and gadgets to pack. A tablet can be a much more efficient and space-saving option than lugging around a laptop, whether you plan on working during your vacation or are simply looking for in-flight entertainment or reading e-books on the beach.

Slim and lightweight, a tablet can be your perfect companion on a trip, as it slides easily into a carry-on, backpack, or purse. Many models also boast fantastic cameras so you can take and edit photos using your own portable photography studio

Fire HD 10 Tablet
Long flights call for strong batteries and all your favorite apps. | Fire HD

Read, stream, or listen to music from anywhere faster than ever, thanks to a 2.0 GHz octa-core processor and 2GB of RAM. Let Alexa be your guide with hands-free controls that switch on and off with a convenient toggle.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7
When you don't have an extra charger, you'll be thankful your device lasts longer. | Samsung Galaxy

Streaming and browsing never looked better than on this 10.4-inch ultra-widescreen display, which was designed to bring content to life without weighing you down. An enhanced quad-speaker system plays everything in Dolby Atmos surround sound, so you'll always feel like you're listening from the front row.

Lenovo Tab M8 Tablet
For taking pictures or jamming out, it's nice to have a device that offers variety. | Lenovo

Stunning performance meets stylish design in this quick and powerful tablet, which boasts up to 18 hours of battery life on a single charge. The stunning, eight-inch, high-definition display brings you a crisper and brighter image so you can watch your favorite movies and shows without missing a detail.

New Apple iPad
When work and play collide, bring a device that can go back and forth. | Apple

This powerhouse of a tablet can do it all, from drawing and sketching to streaming content and playing games. The A12 Bionic chip delivers an immersive, fluid, and incredibly detailed gaming experience on a stunning, 10.2-inch Retina display.

Dragon Touch K10 Tablet
When you like to document every moment of your trip, pick the device that can keep every image and video. | Dragon

Don't let a single shot go to waste with this tablet that features 16GB of internal storage, along with a microSD card slot that can be used to expand digital storage space. The speedy Quad-Core CPU processor likewise ensures an ultra-smooth gaming experience and speedy multimedia operating.