Best 11, 12, or 13 Inch Tablets

The largest tablets available today feature screens that are up to 13 inches and could truly be considered laptop replacements. Not just for the usual web browsing, games, and apps, these versions are great for getting work done and also provide an amazing visual experience compared to smaller displays.

Some of the disadvantages compared to the smallest models with 7 and 8-inch screens and those between 9 to 10 inches include: less portable, heavier to hold, and much more expensive.

Prices for these super-sized tablets range from about $400 up to over $1200. Buyers should note that the prices we list are for the cheapest option of that model available – you will have to pay more for things like more storage or cellular 4G data. These versions tend to cost more and be geared more towards actual office work, although anyone can still use them around the home like a smaller one. One spec you might really look for is pixels per inch, or PPI, which tells how good your display will look – the higher the better.

Below you will find our picks and reviews for the best 11-inch, 12-inch, or 13-inch tablets including models with Android, Windows 10, and iOS operating systems.


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Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Estimated Price: $899
Display Size (in), Resolution, PPI: 12.3, 2736 x 1824, 267
Weight, Size (in): 1.7 lbs, 11.5 x 7.93 x 0.33
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro
Processor, RAM: Intel Core M, i5, or i7, 4, 8, or 16 GB
Internal Storage: 128, 256, or 512 GB
Expandable Storage: microSD
Average Battery Life*: 9 hrs

The best Windows tablet and the best 12-inch tablet is the Microsoft Surface Pro 4. Starting at $899, it is available in several hardware configurations including Intel Core M, i5, or i7 processors and your choice of 4, 8, or 16 GB of RAM. At 267 ppi, the high resolution screen provides the most ppi on any larger tablet, even better than Apple’s new iPad Pro. The main downside is that Microsoft does not include the Type Cover keyboard, so you have to buy that separately. We wish the battery life were just a bit better, but is still decent at about 9 hours.

Overall it is expensive, but the Surface Pro 4 is truly a laptop replacement that works great for anyone who needs a Windows device or just wants a great large-screen tablet.


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Apple iPad Pro

Estimated Price: $799.99
Display Size (in), Resolution, PPI: 12.9, 2732 x 2048, 264
Weight, Size (in): 1.57 lbs, 12.04 x 8.69 x 0.27
Operating System: iOS9
Processor, RAM: Apple A9x 1.5 GHz, 4 GB
Internal Storage: 32 or 128 GB
Expandable Storage: No
Average Battery Life*: 10 hrs

Apple’s newest and larget tablet is the iPad Pro which starts at $799 for the 32 GB Wi-Fi version up to $1079.99 for the 128 GB LTE version. We rank the iPad Pro as the best 13-inch tablet. It comes with a powerful A9X processor which provides a lag-free experience that also lets you easily edit 4K video on the go. You can also add the $99 Apple Pencil to draw and sketch. The screen is bright with a 264 ppi display and the battery life is good for about 10 hours. The cons are that iOS does not multitask as well as a laptop operating system and there is no mouse support.

At this price, the Apple iPad Pro is useful for creative professionals, but really expensive for the average user.


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Dell XPS 12 2-in-1

Estimated Price: $999.99
Display Size (in), Resolution, PPI: 12.5, 1920 x 1080, 176
Weight, Size (in): 1.75 lbs, 11.46 x 7.6 x 0.31
Operating System: Windows 10 Home
Processor, RAM: Intel Core M-6Y54, 8 GB
Internal Storage: 128 or 256 GB
Expandable Storage: microSD
Average Battery Life*: 10 hrs

Starting at $999 the Dell XPS 12 2-in-1 provides a hybrid tablet-laptop that can rival the Surface Pro 4 for the best Windows tablet. Available in different hardware configurations, the cheapest option comes with a 12.5-inch HD screen at 1920 x 1080 pixels, but there is an optionable 4K screen at 3840 x 2160 pixels. It comes with a backlit keyboard dock that attaches via magnets, so you don’t have to purchase it separately like the Surface Pro 4. However, it does not come with a stylus. The battery life should max out at 10 hours.

Users who buy the Dell XPS 12 will not be disappointed and we would recommend it to anyone looking for a Windows 10 hybrid.


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Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2

Estimated Price: $549.99
Display Size (in), Resolution, PPI: 12.2, 2560 x 1600, 247
Weight, Size (in): 1.66 lbs, 11.64 x 8.03 x 0.31
Operating System: Android 4.4
Processor, RAM: Samsung Eynos 5 Octa 1.9 GHz, 3 GB
Internal Storage: 32 or 64 GB
Expandable Storage: microSD up to 64 GB
Average Battery Life*: 9.8 hrs

The Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 is probably the best Android 12-inch tablet you can buy right now and at a price point of about $550 it provides a good value compared to the Surface Pro 4 and iPad Pro. The Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 gives you a bright 12.2 inch screen with 247 ppi and a stylus. The included apps and software provide users with lots of features for making use of the S Pen stylus. As for negatives its performance can bog down if you are running a lot of apps at once.

The Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 is a good choice for anyone who wants a quality, yet cheaper large-screen tablet.


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Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Estimated Price: $799
Display Size (in), Resolution, PPI: 12, 2160 x 1440, 216
Weight, Size (in): 1.76 lbs, 11.5 x 7.93 x 0.36
Operating System: Windows 8.1 Pro
Processor, RAM: Intel Core i3, i5, or i7 1.9 GHz, 4 GB or 8 GB
Internal Storage: 64, 128, 256 or 512 GB
Expandable Storage: microSD
Average Battery Life*: 8.3 hrs

We kept the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 on our list despite the new Surface Pro 4 being released because it is still an outstanding device which is offered at a discount since there is a newer version. It comes with lots of different options with varying prices. You can pick the processor which varies from Intel i3, i5, or i7. You can also choose between 64, 128, 256, or 512 GB of storage and 4 to 8 GB of RAM. If you pick all the top options the cost will be substantially higher. It also comes with a digital pen and is optimized for its use. Overall the performance is great and has a very nice 12 inch display.


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Dell Venue 11 Pro 7000 Series

Estimated Price: $699.99
Display Size (in), Resolution, PPI: 10.8, 1920 x 1080, 204
Weight, Size (in): 1.6 lbs, 11.01 x 6.95 x 0.42
Operating System: Windows 10 Home
Processor, RAM: Intel Core M-5Y70, 4 GB
Internal Storage: 64 or 128 GB
Expandable Storage: microSD
Average Battery Life*: 8.8 hrs

If you are looking for a 11-inch Windows tablet then you might consider the Dell Venue 11 Pro 7000 Series which starts at $699. This Windows 10 device has an 11 inch full HD screen with 204 ppi. With an Intel Core M-5Y70 processor it is on the lower end of processor power offerings and it can struggle to render 3D graphics in games. A docking keyboard is sold separately and battery life is OK, but not great at about 9 hours. Overall the Dell Venue 11 Pro 7000 Series is a decent business tablet, but its not for games or video editing.


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