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Are you excited about the best tablets set to release in 2017?

We’re a few weeks into 2017, so let’s look at the best tablets set to come out this year. All the top names are expected to release new models. This has led to widespread excitement throughout the tech community. Exciting things are coming our way very soon.

Best Tablets for 2017

If you’ve waited through the Christmas season for them, your patience is about to pay off. Here are some of the most anticipated tablet releases of 2017.

Microsoft Surface Pro 5

The Surface Pro became an immediate favorite for its versatility. Unlike most other tablets, the Surface has enough firepower to function as a laptop. The fifth installment is expected to keep that tradition going. Rumors say that the Pro 5 will have up to 16GB of RAM as well as 512GB of internal storage.

Critics hope Microsoft will be able to fix the tablet’s biggest issues with this installment. Most notably, the battery. It does not last very long.

iPad Pro 2

Apple users are understandably confused and frustrated by the company’s tablet line. There are simply too many iPad branches now, it’s hard to keep count. The Pro is certainly the best of the bunch. But the fact that Apple’s still making iPad Minis and iPad Airs, it’s hard for customers to tell the three apart.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

There’s a lot of excitement for the Tab S3. Similar to previous models, sources say the S3’s size will be 8 and 9.7 inches, depending on the model. It will also have the same AMOLED display panel. There is one distinct hardware difference, though. Instead of the Snapdragon chipset, the S3 is rumored to be running on the speedier Exynos this time around.

The Google Tablet

We’re saving the most unknown for last. A lot of sources believe Google might discontinue their line of tablets. Others say it’s coming out this year. If that is the case, it’ll be interesting to see what Google names it. In 2016, they changed the name of their phone line from Nexus to Pixel. Will their tablets be part of the Pixel line, too? Or will they remain Nexus? Nobody seems to know for sure.

As more information comes out, it’s certain that 2017 should be an exciting year for tablets.