The best… tablets
remarkable The remarkable is ideal for drawing: it has a “digital paper” screen, with a rough texture that creates friction when you apply the stylus to it. It doubles as an e-reader – but it doesn’t have a backlight (£579; www.remarkable.com).
ipad The best option in this ▲ price range, the standard ipad is now cheap for an Apple product. It’s powerful and has a bright (if rather too reflective) display; but if you’re looking for something more sophisticated, consider the ipad Pro (from £339; www.apple.com).
Google Pixel C If you pay an extra £73 for a keyboard, the Pixel C turns into a hybrid laptop/tablet (or “tabtop”). Either way, it has impressive battery life of ten hours and a sharp 2K display (£404; store.google.com).
Amazon Fire The Fire isn’t as good as pricier models: its screen is poor and the operating system limited compared with Android or IOS. But it’s still incredible value. It’s solidly built and has Amazon’s Alexa technology (£50; www.amazon.co.uk).
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Widely considered the best Android tablet on the market, the Galaxy Tab S3 is just 6mm thick. Yes, it’s expensive, but it has a stunning 9.7in screen and comes with Samsung’s excellent S Pen stylus (£669; www.samsung.com).