9. Microsoft Surface Go 2
The best cheap Microsoft gaming tablet
Operating system: Windows 10 (S Mode)Screen: 10.5-inch PixelSense (1920 x 1280)CPU: Intel Pentium Gold / 8th-gen Intel Core m3Storage: 64GB / 128GB / 256GBRear camera: 8MPFront camera: 5MPWeight: 1.2lbs (544g)
REASONS TO BUY
+ Excellent 2-in-1
+ Windows on the go
+ Great for work
REASONS TO AVOID
– Will only manage light gaming
Want a device that can handle light mobile games but is still a force to be reckoned with when it comes to work use? Microsoft’s Surface Go 2 fits the bill nicely. It’s one of the best gaming tablets if you need tech that can do a little bit of everything.
Designed to serve those who work on the move but don’t want to lug a heavy laptop around, this version of the Surface provides a more lightweight solution that still has more get up and go than many of its competitors. It’s chunkier than other dedicated tablets, yes, but it’s also more powerful.
The result is a device that will breeze through light gaming. While it isn’t going to manage anything heavy-duty and is outclassed by the Surface Pro 7 (naturally), it’s perfect if you just want to boot up a mobile game during your commute or on the sofa every now and then.
Having Windows 10 – even a reduced version of it – is a huge benefit, too. It takes away the need for a full-blown laptop, particularly if you get the clip-on keyboard. Add in the brilliant kickstand and you’re left with a very respectable piece of kit.