We know, creatives love Moleskines. We do too. But a tablet with a stylus offers much, much more flexibility. You don’t have to create your notes, designs and drawings again digitally – and really, who has time to do that? Plus, everything can be safely backed up to the cloud. 

We’re not saying chuck out your traditional notepad and pencil, of course. We love our Field notes notebooks. But a stylus-equipped tablet is a sensible piece of kit to have. So what’s the best option?

Whether you’re looking for an iOS, Android or Windows tablet with a stylus, we’ve got you covered. Here, we walk through the best tablets with a stylus for drawing and note-taking available right now, so you can make the right decision for your needs. 

If you’re after a bargain, you’ll also find the best budget options in our list. Hot tip: If you’re looking to save some pennies in the run-up to the holiday season, you’ll want to make the most of any Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals

01. Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2018)

Apple’s 2018 iPad is utterly fantastic.

Weight: 631g | Dimensions: 280.6 x 214.9 x 5.9mm | OS: iOS 12.1 | Screen size: 12.9-inch | Resolution: 2732 x 2048 | CPU: Apple A12X Bionic | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 64/256/512GB/1TB