The best tablets for school: tech to help your student excel

July 7, 2021
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School will be back in session soon, meaning your kids will be heading back to the classroom. Help them thrive with tools that will make learning, studying, and working more engaging and rewarding. A tablet is the perfect wireless device for students at every age. To help you choose, we’ve listed our picks for the best tablets for school below.

Student doing homework using a tablet

Before shopping for school tablets

You’ve got a lot on your back to school shopping list. Make checking off a tablet easier by narrowing down what to look for. If your student is very young and just starting school, then they’re not likely to need tons of advanced features. For an older student, consider school tablets that they can also use beyond the classroom. A high quality tablet is useful for school, in addition to hobbies or in the workforce. Look for a device that can grow with your child and accommodate their academic needs over several school years. It’s an investment in their education, so you want to make sure that it lasts.

two students in library using tablet

The best tablets for school 2021

Here are a few of our recommendations.


apple ipad pro 11 2021

1. Apple iPad Pro 11-in. & Apple iPad Pro 12.9-in.
Next-level performance with sleek, portable style.

Both the 11-in. and 12.9-in. come with the powerful Apple M1 chip for breathtaking performance. The Liquid Retina display provides vivid high def graphics and video. And all-day battery ensures they’ll have power through multiple classes with enough left to do research or watch a movie at night.


Apple iPad (8th gen)

2. Apple iPad 10.2 (8th gen)
A winning combination of versatility and affordability.

The iPad 10.2 is a supremely capable and easy-to-use option for students. The A12 Bionic chip delivers great speed and processing power that lasts through homework with all-day battery. A 10.2” Retina display provides crisp, seamless visuals to make learning more exciting and immersive.


TCL TAB

3. TCL TAB 8
Budget-conscious without sacrificing performance.

This tablet offers winning value with helpful features, like Eye Comfort and Dark modes to save your child from eye strain. The Octo-core processor works quickly and efficiently. Paired with expandable storage, your student will have no trouble completing projects, sending email, or streaming video and music.


Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.5 inch

4. Samsung Galaxy Tab A
A compact and lightweight powerhouse.

Featuring an 8.4” display and dual speakers, this tablet creates a cinematic experience without taking up a lot of backpack space. A long-lasting battery provides over 17 hours of use. The tablet’s premium finish makes it a stylish, yet practical option for school.

Great school tablets need a great data plan as well. Verizon offers plans and home internet to complement all your family’s wireless devices, including 5G-compatible tablets.

Father and son using best tablets for school

Simplify your back to school shopping

Whether your student is in first grade or in their final year of college, we’ll help you find the best tablets for school. Shop for accessories to complement your child’s tablet use, including wireless earphones, Bluetooth speakers, and display cleaning wipes. Our knowledgeable wireless sales consultants can answer your back to school shopping tech questions and give useful recommendations.

Visit your local Cellular Sales store to get personalized assistance when you need a new tablet, smartphone, or wireless accessories.

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