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Father’s Day 7 Killer Deals You Can Get on Father's Day Presents Right Now 7 Killer Deals You Can Get on Father's Day Presents Right Now It's the time of year when you get to buy your dad something awesome. But that doesn't mean you need to spend a ton to get him a good gift. Read More is rapidly approaching. Sure, you could go out and get your dad some fancy socks or a boring gift card Free Gift Cards, Games & Design Tools: 5 Sites with Great Giveaways Free Gift Cards, Games & Design Tools: 5 Sites with Great Giveaways Free's always good, right? If you're willing to spend some time online, you can find all sorts of things for free. Here are 5 sites to check first. Read More to the local hardware store. He’ll still love you since he’s your father and all.

But wouldn’t you rather wow him with an excellent tablet? What’s cooler than getting pops a device he can use to do all kinds of cool stuff on? How are you going to choose which tablet to get for dad? Don’t worry. We’ll show you 5 of the best tablets that’ll make the perfect gift!

iPad Pro 9.7 ($599) [UK]

iPad Pro 9.7-inch (128GB, Wi-Fi, Space Gray) 2016 Model iPad Pro 9.7-inch (128GB, Wi-Fi, Space Gray) 2016 Model 9.7 inch Retina Display, 2048 x 1536 Resolution, Wide Color and True Tone Display Buy Now At Amazon $651.11

Whether you’re an Apple fan or not, you really can’t get around the fact that the iPad is a killer tablet Which iPad Should You Buy? Air, Pro 9.7" and 12.9" Compared Which iPad Should You Buy? Air, Pro 9.7" and 12.9" Compared You now have four separate iPads to choose from, including the regular iPad Air, the iPad mini, and two sizes of iPad Pro. Here's how to choose between them. Read More . The Pro takes everything great about the original iPad and cranks it up to 11. However, while the 12.9-inch model is the top of the pack as far as iPads go, we think the 9.7-inch makes a more sensible Father’s day present, as it comes with a more reasonable price tag of $599 and a form-factor that’s a bit more reasonable to carry around.

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  • 9.7-inch Retina (high-resolution) display
  • Louder speakers than other iPad models
  • Support for Pencil and Smart Keyboard to serve as a laptop replacement
  • Access to Apple App Store and the slew of apps that come with it

Reviewers all over the web praise the iPad Pro 9.7. Our own Tim Brooks said Powerful Things, Small Packages: iPad Pro 9.7" Review Powerful Things, Small Packages: iPad Pro 9.7" Review For some people, a 12.9" screen is the main draw of Apple's first iPad Pro. For others, size was the main barrier to entry. Read More : “The best iPad yet, if you can justify the additional expense.” Our verdict of the iPad Pro 9.7: 9/10.” CNET calls itthe best iPad ever made,” with a score of 9/10. Yahoo says it’s “a dazzling tablet.

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To put it simply, if your dad is an Apple fan, or has expressed interest in owning an iPad, this is the one to get him.

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 ($899) [UK]

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (256 GB, 8 GB RAM, Intel Core i5) Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (256 GB, 8 GB RAM, Intel Core i5) Surface Pro 4 powers through everything you need to do, while being lighter than ever before Buy Now At Amazon $1,008.99

Calling the Surface Pro 4 Microsoft Unveils Surface Book, Surface Pro 4, New Lumia Phones... [Tech News Digest] Microsoft Unveils Surface Book, Surface Pro 4, New Lumia Phones... [Tech News Digest] Microsoft unveils Windows 10 devices, Twitter has its Moments, Facebook does a Doodle, Bob Dylan meets IBM's Watson, and Universal posts a trailer for Jaws 19. Read More a tablet is almost insulting to the device. It can do everything a traditional laptop can 4 Reasons Why You Don't Need a Laptop Anymore 4 Reasons Why You Don't Need a Laptop Anymore The era of laptops may be coming to an end. In fact, there are several reasons why laptops are now sub-optimal purchases. Here's what you need to know! Read More , but with a slightly more portable form factor. However, all of its functionality comes with a higher price tag. Starting at $899 (not including the all but required keyboard that sells for $129,) your wallet will be taking a hit. That said, you’re getting serious bang for your buck. If your dad is not all that tech savvy (but has a basic understanding of Windows) he’ll be able to use the Surface Pro 4 easily.

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  • Runs all Windows apps (full Photoshop, Office, etc.)
  • Huge 12.3-inch screen rivals the displays of most laptops
  • Fantastic stylus feels as close to a real pen as you’ll find
  • Light enough to carry around while still featuring respectable power output

The reviews are in, and while not a perfect device, the Surface Pro 4 hits most of the right notes. We gave it a 7/10 Surface Pro 4 Review and Giveaway Surface Pro 4 Review and Giveaway If you’re looking for a flexible portable hybrid computer, one that is capable of replacing your notebook and iPad or Android tablet, the Surface Pro 4 Core M3 device is a perfectly adequate replacement. Read More , citing that someone “looking for a flexible portable hybrid computer, one that is capable of replacing your notebook and iPad or Android tablet, the Surface Pro 4 Core M3 device is a perfectly adequate replacement.CNET gives it an 8.5/10, calling it a “best-in-class Windows tablet.

Google Pixel C ($499) [UK]

2016 Newest Flagship Google Pixel C 10.2-in HD Touchscreen Tablet 32GB Premium High Performance | NVIDIA Tegra X1 with Maxwell GPU | 3GB RAM | Android 6.0 Marshmallow | Silver - Aluminum 2016 Newest Flagship Google Pixel C 10.2-in HD Touchscreen Tablet 32GB Premium High Performance | NVIDIA Tegra X1 with Maxwell GPU | 3GB RAM | Android 6.0 Marshmallow | Silver - Aluminum A powerful tablet that combines premium design and flexibility, so you can work or play - wherever you go, however you want. Buy Now At Amazon $633.30

When Google puts its name on an Android tablet, then you know the other devices need to move out of the way. Watch out iPad, because this is the Android device that can easily replace it. For a dad who wants big performance with all the freedom that the Android OS delivers How to Manually Install or Side Load Apps on Android How to Manually Install or Side Load Apps on Android Sideloading a file onto your Android device is easy, and we can show you how to do it. Read More , this is the Father’s Day present that’ll bring a smile to his face.

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  • Super lightweight aluminum build that still feels durable and sturdy
  • Incredible performance and long-lasting battery
  • Larger-than-average 10.2-inch, 2,560×1,800 display
  • Massive battery life promising over 12 hours of continuous video playback

There’s no question that when it comes to Android tablets, this beast is the king. To put it simply, CNET calls itthe best Android tablet money can buy,” while giving it an impressive 8.6/10 rating. If only the best will do for your dad (and he doesn’t want Windows or iOS,) this is the one to get him!

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 ($349) [UK]

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0" SM-T710NZDEXAR (32GB, Black) Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0" SM-T710NZDEXAR (32GB, Black) Android 5.0 (Lollipop) OS, 8.0" 2048x1536 (QXGA) Super AMOLED Buy Now At Amazon

You can’t talk about the best tablets Back To School: What Is The Best Android Tablet For A Student? Back To School: What Is The Best Android Tablet For A Student? Looking for a tablet for this school year? Check out our recommendations. Read More without mentioning Samsung. Its Galaxy line pushes things forward with all kinds of new features, and the Tab S2 is no exception. It’s a little more budget-friendly than some of the above models, and much of that savings comes from the smaller, 8-inch screen. For the dad who still wants a powerful device, but wants a little more portability, this is the one you want to grab.

  • Thinner and lighter than the iPad Mini 4
  • Features Samsung TouchWiz interface
  • 4:3 aspect ratio screen makes device ideal for the dad who wants to read
  • Fingerprint scanner provides easy unlocking

As for the reviews, CNET gives it an 8.1/10, saying it has a ” bright and vividly colorful screen,” and saying that “ its rail-thin design is comfortable and ultracompact.” It’s not just the press that’s happy, as Google’s user ratings aggregate a score of 4.8/5. And while it’s MSRP is a little high at over $400, you can get it all over (including on Amazon), for $349!

iPad Mini 4 ($399) [UK]

Apple iPad Mini 4 MK6L2LL/A 7.9-Inch, 16GB, Wi-Fi, iOS 9, Gold Apple iPad Mini 4 MK6L2LL/A 7.9-Inch, 16GB, Wi-Fi, iOS 9, Gold 7.9" Retina Display, 2048 x 1536 Resolution Buy Now At Amazon $323.51

We end where we begin with another iPad. This one is meant for budget-aware dads who want a smaller, more portable Apple device. Don’t let the (relatively) low price tag fool you, though. This is still all iPad. It’s just a tad smaller.

  • 7.9-inch Retina display will let dad read books, watch movies, and play games anywhere he wants
  • Full access to the wealth of the tools on the App Store
  • Effortlessly handles browsing, social networking
  • Solid battery life with about 9 hours of continuous video play

It’s an iPad. No surprise, it’s going to get solid reviews. That being said, the scores are beyond impressive, with CNET giving it an 8.5/10, saying it’s “ perfect for traveling and iOS remains a superior user experience on tablets.Yahoo says it’s “ among the best 8-inch tablets you can buy.” If your dad wants an iPad, and doesn’t need the extra performance and size offered by an iPad Pro 9.7 Powerful Things, Small Packages: iPad Pro 9.7" Review Powerful Things, Small Packages: iPad Pro 9.7" Review For some people, a 12.9" screen is the main draw of Apple's first iPad Pro. For others, size was the main barrier to entry. Read More , this is the perfect device to get him this Father’s Day.

Father’s Day is Coming, Are You Ready?

If your dad is all about cool gadgets 5 Easy-to-Setup Smart Home Gadgets for First Timers 5 Easy-to-Setup Smart Home Gadgets for First Timers Smart home automation sounds awesome in theory, but a lot of folks are hesitant to try it out because the learning curve seems hard. If that describes you: it's easier than you think! Read More , then a tablet could make the perfect gift. Whether you want to get your dad an iPad, an Android, or a Windows tablet, then one of the above will be perfect for him. If you want to spend a thousand dollars or a few hundred, you’re sure to be his favorite child this Father’s Day!

Which tablet do you think is perfect for your dad this Father’s Day, or do you have another gift in mind? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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  1. Bob
    June 13, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    This is becoming a moot point isn't it? What with the chromebooks going to be able to run Android apps. I need a new tablet, but I'm holding out for a chromebook now.

  2. ABRAHAM
    June 13, 2016 at 5:22 am

    I HAVE A VIKEING POR TABLET FROM RCA IT WORKS FINE 10 INCH SCREEN . THE PRICE WAS 200. NOT BAD AT ALL .

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