Best New Tablets for Online Students: 2017 Edition

It’s amazing how online courses are becoming so popular these days. More students are actively choosing to take online courses rather than take the equivalent offline program for a number of reasons. The extra flexibility offered by online courses is difficult to ignore; students get to study at their own pace and from anywhere.

This means you, as an online student, can simply find a comfortable coffee shop and study using nothing but a tablet. These online learning platforms are mostly browser-based, which means there is nothing stopping you from using the best tablets available today to keep up with course materials. Which are the tablets to use?

The New iPad

Apple just recently announced a new 9.7-inch iPad. It’s not an iPad Air or an iPad Pro, but simply an iPad. With this iPad, Apple is trying to reach a lower market segment, presenting a tablet that’s not only capable but also affordable at the same time.

The highlight of this new tablet is still its stunning Retina display. The display alone makes this tablet perfect for students.

If you need to work on longer assignments, a series of detachable keyboard cases is coming to Apple Stores near you. These keyboards are designed to work via Bluetooth and will not turn the sleek, compact iPad into a big machine to lump around.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

For those looking for an Android tablet, it is actually a good idea to wait a little bit. Samsung announced the brand new Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 during this year’s Mobile World Congress. The device may not be available just yet, but it will blow other Android tablets out of the water with its performance and features.

The screen is no less exceptional, offering an HDR-ready resolution with stunning colors. The Galaxy Tab S3 is also designed to be a 2-in-1 by nature, so there is a very comfortable keyboard ready to be attached to it. Of course, you will have a lot of fun using the improved S-Pen stylus.

Taking notes before your next online MEBME degree exam will be easy. You can download as many books as you need and even access the best online learning platforms from universities such as Rutgers Online with ease. The long battery life and capable processor is a great combination for even the most complicated tasks, such as keeping up with your pursuit for a master of engineering in biomedical engineering degree.

Asus ZenPad 3S 10

Last, but certainly not least, we have the Asus ZenPad 3S 10. This is the perfect budget option for those of you who simply want a capable tablet for everyday tasks. The build quality may not be as stellar as the Galaxy Tab S3 we talked about earlier, but the ZenPad 3S will survive some bumps and rough usages without a problem.

Which of these three options suit you best? Do you have your own favorite tablet you’ll be getting before the next semester starts? Be sure to share your thoughts in the Comments section below.

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