The best iPad for students

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Three of the best iPads for students on a blue background

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The list in brief ↴
1. Best overall: iPad Air
2. Best for creatives: iPad Pro 12.9
3. Best value: iPad 10th gen
4. Most portable: iPad mini
How to choose
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The best iPad for students can be an essential buy for anyone studying at school, college or university. Thanks to their slim and light designs, Apple tablets are ideal for carrying around campus, and if you pair them with peripherals, such as a keyboard or stylus, they can provide versatility for research, note-taking and even essay writing and creative work.

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Matt Hanson

Matt has been a technology journalist for over 15 years, writing for publications such as T3, MacFormat and Creative Bloq. He's a managing editor of TechRadar, Creative Bloq's sister site, where he can be found writing about and reviewing laptops, computers, monitors and more. He often writes for Creative Bloq, helping creatives find their perfect laptop or PC.