The lightest tablets

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Tablets (1 - 5)
Lenovo Tab V7Lenovo Tab M7 WiFi + CellularAmazon Fire 7Alcatel Joy TabLenovo Tab M8 (HD)Lenovo Tab M8 (FHD)Apple iPad mini (2019)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4" (2020)Huawei Honor Tab 5Huawei MatePad T8
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Lenovo Tab V7
Lenovo Tab M7 WiFi + Cellular
Amazon Fire 7
Alcatel Joy Tab
Lenovo Tab M8 (HD)
Lenovo Tab M8 (FHD)
Apple iPad mini (2019)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4" (2020)
Huawei Honor Tab 5
Huawei MatePad T8
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WeightWe consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
WeightWe consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.195g
236g
286g
294g
305g
305g
308.2g
309g
310g
310g
ThicknessWe consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
ThicknessWe consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.7.89mm
8.25mm
9.6mm
8.6mm
8.15mm
8.15mm
6.1mm
7.1mm
8.2mm
8.6mm
VolumeVolume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
VolumeVolume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.121.41cm³
149.62cm³
211.97cm³
225.32cm³
197.64cm³
197.64cm³
167.09cm³
179.47cm³
204.62cm³
207.98cm³
Screen sizeThe bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
Screen sizeThe bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.6.95"
7"
7"
8"
8"
8"
7.9"
8.4"
8"
8"
ResolutionResolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
ResolutionResolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.2160 x 1080px
1024 x 600px
1024 x 600px
1280 x 800px
1280 x 800px
2160 x 1080px
2048 x 1536px
1920 x 1200px
1920 x 1200px
800 x 1280px
Pixel densityPixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
Pixel densityPixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.348ppi
170ppi
171ppi
189ppi
189ppi
302ppi
326ppi
270ppi
283ppi
189ppi
CPU speedThe CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
CPU speedThe CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.8 x 1.8GHz
4 x 1.28GHz
N.A.N.A.4 x 2GHz
4 x 2.3GHz & 4 x 1.65GHz
2 x 2.5GHz & 4 x 1.6GHz
6 x 1.6GHz & 2 x 1.8GHz
4 x 2.2GHz & 4 x 1.7GHz
4 x 2GHz & 4 x 1.5GHz
RAMRandom-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
RAMRandom-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.4GB
2GB
1GB
2GB
2GB
3GB
3GB
3GB
4GB
2GB
Battery powerBattery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
Battery powerBattery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.5180mAh
3590mAh
2980mAh
4080mAh
5000mAh
5000mAh
5124mAh
5000mAh
5100mAh
5100mAh

Tablets combine the best of smartphone technology and laptop features in one portable package powered by enough RAM to allow you to work remotely, play games, and browse the internet with ease. However, these portable devices become far less portable if they’re too heavy to carry around and use on-the-go.

When looking for the lightest tablets, it’s important to keep in mind that there’s more to factor in than just a device’s weight. You’ll also need to ensure that the tablet is powered by enough CPU speed and RAM to allow you to enjoy all of the features and functions that make tablet PCs so unique.

Weight

When comparing top tablets, it’s easy to filter your search by weight. However, lighter doesn’t always mean that the tablet is inherently better, just as bigger doesn’t always mean faster. It’s easy to find tablets under about 500 grams (roughly one pound) these days without sacrificing quality or speed. The most lightweight tablets are the ones that weigh less than 500 grams, which is light enough to ensure that your arm doesn’t get tired holding it up as you read through your briefs and emails on your morning metro commute.

Processor

Even though you’re searching for a lightweight tablet, you can’t base your buying decision on weight alone. It’s easy to find light tablets with bare-bones features and a slow processor. But then what good is that device going to do you when you need to quickly draft up a presentation or stream a video for school? Be sure to look at a tablet’s CPU speed, which is an indicator of a processor's performance. More cores combined with higher clock speeds generally equate to better performance. 

Battery

If you’re looking for a lightweight tablet, then chances are it’s because you want to carry it around with you wherever you go. In that case, you’ll also need to factor in the tablet’s battery power and battery life. Typically, tablets can last from around 4 to 10 hours if used continuously under moderate load. Battery power directly determines how long your device can last on one charge. Whereas the average battery power of a tablet is somewhere around 6,000mAh, the top-performing tablets can have a battery power of at least 12,000mAh.

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