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10 best tablets for digital signage in 2022

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Digital signage campaigns are characterized by gigantic digital signage displays such as LED walls, advertising kiosks, large monitors, or a collection of small screens merged together to form a bigger screen. These are, of course, super effective in giving your brand the right level of exposure; however, they’re quite on the expensive side and less mobile. Thankfully, tablets are a great alternative that delivers just about the same result or even better if you are worried about digital signage costs.

Tablets are much more affordable, flexible, and portable. They offer built-in connectivity and can be mounted anywhere. I bet you’re already thinking of the prospect of replacing your large digital signage display screens with tablets, but you don’t know how to go about it. Keep reading to find out the ten best tablets that can be used for digital signage. We’ve included their features and prices to make your decision easier. 

1. Alcatel Joy Tab 2

The very first entry on our list is the Alcatel Joy Tab 2. This vibrant display tablet is 8 inches wide, offering you all the space you need to tell the world your story. It comes with a 2.0 GHz quad-core processor and 3GB RAM, so you’ll never have to worry about your digital signage application lagging. 

Alcatel Joy Tab 2

Technical Specifications

  • Display: 8.24” x 4.93” x 0.34”
  • Version: Android 10 (Go edition)
  • Memory: 32GB ROM, 3GB RAM
  • Processor: MediaTek™ MT8766B Speed & Type: 2.0 GHz quad-core
  • Resolution: HD (1280 x 800) IPS
  • Battery: 4080 mAh
  • USB Type: USB-C; USB OTG
  • Connectivity: 3G/4G/LTE,  WiFi Direct, Bluetooth

Price: $127

2. Amazon Fire HD 10

The Amazon Fire HD 10 is a new-age tablet that can seamlessly substitute for any digital signage screen. Its 1080p Full HD 10.1 inches means the display area is wide enough to support the use of multiple applications at the same time.

Amazon Fire HD 10

Technical Specifications

  • Display: 10.1” 1080p display (1920 x 1200) with over 2 million pixels
  • Version: Android 10 (Go edition)
  • Memory: 32/64GB ROM, 3GB RAM
  • Processor: Octa-core 2.0 GHz
  • Resolution: 1080p Full HD
  • Battery: Up to 12 hours runtime 
  • USB Type: USB-C (2.0) port
  • Connectivity: WiFi (2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz network), Bluetooth 5.0 LE

Price: $96-$144

3. Apple iPad Pro

Supercharged by Apple’s M1 chip, the iPad Pro is described as the fastest device of its kind. Its Liquid Retina 12.9 inches screen offers the best and brightest with the help of display technologies such as P3 wide color, True Tone, and ProMotion. The Apple iPad Pro also has 5G and WiFi 6 capabilities, delivering hypersonic internet speed to users.

Apple iPad Pro

Technical Specifications

  • Display: 11/12.9 inches Liquid Retina XDR display 
  • Version: iPadOS 15
  • Memory: 128GB-2TB ROM, 8GB-16GB RAM
  • Processor: 8-Core GPU and 16-core Neural Engine
  • Resolution: 720P HD, 1080p HD, and 4K
  • Battery: 28.65-watt-hour/ 40.88-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
  • USB Type: Thunderbolt / USB 4 port
  • Connectivity: 5G, 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6; simultaneous dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz); HT80 with MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0 technology

Price: $329-$799

4. Asus Zenbook 17 Fold OLED

Sitting nicely in fourth place is the Zenbook 17 Fold OLED from Asus. It’s originally a 17.3 inches display device, but the screen can be folded into 12.5 inches, giving users a variety of display options and modes, including on-screen keyboard mode, laptop mode, PC Mode, Tablet mode, Book mode, and Extend more.

Asus Zenbook 17 Fold OLED

Technical Specifications

  • Display: 17.3/12.5 inches
  • Version: Windows 11 Pro
  • Memory: 16GB RAM
  • Processor: Core i7
  • Resolution: Up to 2.5K (2560 x 1920)
  • USB Type: Two Thunderbolt™ 4 USB-C® ports plus a 3.5 mm audio combo jack
  • Connectivity: WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.1

Price: $1,399

5. Lenovo Yoga Tab 13

A 13-inch display tablet is no doubt a good device for everyday use, but the Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 packs even more style and flair that will entice anyone looking for an alternative digital signage solution apart from the conventional large screen and monitors.

Lenovo Yoga Tab 13

Technical Specifications

  • Display: 13″ (2160 x 1350) LTPS, 400 nits
  • Version: Android™ 11
  • Memory: 1286 GB ROM,  8GB RAM
  • Processor: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 870, octa-core, up to 3.2GHz
  • USB Type: Micro-HDMI™ with HDCP 1.4 support, USB-C 3.2 Gen 1
  • Connectivity: WiFi 6 802.11AX (2 x 2), Bluetooth 5.2

Price: $539.99

6. Microsoft Surface Go 2

The Microsoft Surface Go 2 is literally a 10.5-inch computer that can be set up anywhere as a digital signage device. It’s built with Intel’s 8th Gen Core m3 Processor, and users can either choose to have 4GB or 8GB of RAM. Not to add that its Windows 10 operating system can be upgraded to Windows 11. At $399.99, it’s certainly one to consider.

Microsoft Surface Go 2

Technical Specifications

  • Display: 10.5″ PixelSense™ Display
  • Version: Windows 10 
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1280 (220 PPI) 
  • Memory: eMMC drive: 64 GB Solid-state drive (SSD): 128 GB,  4GB/8GB RAM
  • Processor: Intel® Pentium® Gold Processor 4425Y 8th Gen Intel® Core m3 Processor
  • Connectivity: WiFi, 4G LTE Advanced3, Bluetooth 5.0

Price: $399.99

7. Mimo Adapt-IQ 

The Mimo Adapt-IQ is designed to be used specifically as a digital signage tablet. It doesn’t exactly pack as many features as some of the other gadgets on this list, but it has just about enough specs to serve commercially as a viable digital signage display option.

Mimo Adapt-IQ 

Technical Specifications

  • Display: 10.1 inches
  • Version: Android 4.4  or 5.1
  • Resolution: 1280×800 
  • Memory: 8GB  RAM
  • Processor: Quad-Core ARM A9
  • Connectivity: Ethernet, Wifi, Bluetooth

Price: $439.99

8. Onn Tablet Pro

Onn is one of the less known brands on this list, but with a 10.1″ LCD touchscreen, 2.0 GHz Octa-Core Processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB or 64GB storage space, and 10-hour battery life,  Onn Tablet Pro is one of our favorite picks. Financially, it makes sense, too, as it’s below the $200 threshold.

Onn Tablet Pro

Technical Specifications

  • Display: 10.1″ LCD touchscreen
  • Version: Android 10/11
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1280 (220 PPI) 
  • Memory: 32GB,  3GB RAM
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz Octa-core processor
  • Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth 

Price: $139

9. Samsung Galaxy Tab S7

A premium digital signage tablet from a reliable manufacturer, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 offers a cinematic experience that keeps the user engaged. With its super-fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus and 120Hz refresh rate, this device delivers an impeccable processing speed that ensures you can multitask with little or no lag effects at all.

 Samsung Galaxy Tab S7

Technical Specifications

  • Display: 12.4″ 
  • Version: Android 10-12
  • Memory: 512 GB,  RAM: available in different combinations
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon SM7325 or SDM865
  • USB Type: USB-C port
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.0, 5G

Price: $519-$699.99

10. Xiaomi Pad 5

Rounding up our list is the Xiaomi Pad 5, an 11-inch high-resolution display gadget that fits the bill as a digital signage tablet. Apart from its wide upscale screen, the resolution, storage, and processing power are high-end assets, too, making it one of our top choices.

Xiaomi Pad 5

Technical Specifications

  • Display: 11″ 
  • Operating System: MIUI for Pad
  • Resolution: 1600 x 2560 (WQHD+) 275 ppi
  • Memory: 6GB+128GB, 6GB+256GB LPDDR4X RAM + UFS 3.1 storage
  • Processor: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 860
  • USB Type: USB-C
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi Protocol 802.11a/b/g/n/ac

Price: $389-$423

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