6. iPad Mini (2021)
The best mini gaming tablet
Operating System: iOSScreen: 8.3-inch Liquid Retina (2266×1488)CPU: Hexa-coreStorage: 64GB / 256GBRear Camera: 12MPFront Camera: 12MPWeight: 0.65lbs (293g)
REASONS TO BUY
+ Surprisingly powerful
REASONS TO AVOID
– Not much bigger than a phone
If you’d prefer something a little smaller, the iPad Mini is one of the best gaming tablets you can get. Dainty but powerful, it’s as capable of running the latest releases as it is a movie or TV show. It runs rings around the competition as well – you won’t find a pint-sized tablet that performs better than this.
Even so, you’re still getting the same great iPad experience for a more palatable – yet admittedly hefty – price. Considering how costly Apple products can be, that’s no bad thing. Particularly because it offers extra value thanks to its compatibility with the 1st-gen Apple Pencil (it’s a good choice for anyone who wants to develop their artistic streak as a result).
Sure, the screen isn’t that much bigger than some cell phones. Nevertheless, it’s enough of an improvement to split the difference. Plus, that tighter footprint makes it ideal for commutes, vacations, or being curled up on the sofa.