Mobile gaming has become an important part of our daily lives and in the United States alone, the sales of mobile games reached nearly $11 billion in 2020. Although mobile devices are less powerful than PCs and latest gaming consoles, their portability and versatility have appealed to many people. If you want to take it one step further, you should consider using tablets, instead of regular smartphones. Here are tablet models that you can choose for high performance mobile gaming.
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021)
The latest iPad Pro model has large and impressive OLED display and excellent performance. Among tables in the market, it has great audio solution. The design is also surprisingly lightweight and thin. The iPad Pro 12.9 can be less appealing to some people due to high price, but they can definitely get unsurpassable performance with M1 processor and 16GB RAM. Based on real life benchmarks on MacBook, the M1 is equal in performance with entry-level GPU. This makes the M1 more than enough for any mobile gaming experience.
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
The Surface Pro 7 is a large tablet with 12.3-inch display and 1824 x 2736 resolution. With an Intel Core i3 processor and 4GB RAM, it is comparable in performance with low-end laptops. With Windows 10 operating system and 128GB storage, you can install many things. Obviously, you can’t install Cyberpunk 2077 and expect impressive performance. Even so, it is possible to install Android emulators and play any mobile game on this tablet. Older PC games such as Skyrim and Tomb Raider (2013) should be playable at medium detail settings.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
The Tab S7 Plus offers an amazing AMOLED display with buttery-smooth 120Hz refresh rate. It comes with the new highly accurate S Pen, acceptable battery life and excellent performance. It’s quite a large tablet and may deter those who want something more compact. There’s the built-in 5G connectivity, so it will be very quick to install large-sized games and you can get excellent connection when playing multiplayer sessions. The base model has 6GB of RAM, which is adequate for any mobile game, but there’s a limit to its multitasking capabilities.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7
If you want something more compact from Samsung, you should consider getting the Tab A7 with its 10.4-inch display and 2000 x 1200 resolution. Unfortunately, its Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 SoC is well within the entry-level category, compared to the Snapdragon 7xx series. The 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage will force users to be more casual with their mobile gaming experience. Even so, with around $200 price tag, depending on the seller, it will be an attractive proposition for those with restricted budget. The Dolby Atmos technology makes watching movies, listening to music and playing games more enjoyable. With 7,000mAh battery life, you can play a whole day with the tablet. However, the display can feel quite dim, reducing its usability under direct sunlight.