With the Fortnite fever at an all time high, everyone and their grandma is taking a shot at becoming the next champion of the Battle Royale shooter. And while playing on your PC (or Playstation) after a grueling day of work is all well and good, nothing beats going on a Fortnite shooting spree while stuck in that early morning traffic jam.
But which are the best tablets to play Fortnite on?
We try Fortnite on every tablet we review and here are the ones capable of running that Battle Royale shooter.
Apple iPad Pro (11 & 12.9-inch): The Best Fortnite Tablet
When gaming on the go, there are few devices with better performance than an iPad. And there are no iPad models better than the iPad Pro.
Coming in the generous 11-inch and 12.9-inch sizes, it is one of the biggest screens you can get for playing Fortnite on mobile. The screen is big enough to prop up on a stand at a table and play with a controller, yet small and light enough to hold easily in your hands as well.
And with the A12X Bionic chip, the game does not lag even when playing with highest settings.
Read: Our iPad Pro 11″ Review
Apple iPad Air (10.5-inch): Great Alternative
The middle child between the standard iPad and the iPad Pro, the iPad Air strikes a nice compromise between price and performance. Fortnite plays smoothly on its A12 Bionic processor, with no visible difference from the much pricier Pro model, even at the highest graphics settings.
Additionally, at 10.5 inches, the screen size is only a dash smaller than the Pro, which does not take much away from the visual experience. The only major thing you are losing out on is the four speaker configuration of the Pro, but its two speakers are good and you can use headphones.
Read: Our iPad Air Review
Apple iPad Mini: Best 8-Inch Fortnite Tablet
The 2019 iPad Mini is another good option for mobile gaming.
Powered by the same A12 Bionic processor found on the Air, the iPad Mini has no problem in running Fortnite smoothly on the highest graphical settings. The only complaint is the much smaller screen size; at 7.9 inches, it occupies the middle ground between the iPhone and the iPad Pro, which, while reducing the effective gaming area, also makes it more handier.
Apart from that, it is virtually identical to the Air, sporting a Retina resolution and a laminated, anti-reflective display.
Read: Our iPad Mini Review
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4: Best Android Tablet For Fortnite
Android users have limited options when it comes to playing Fortnite. Your options basically boil down to the Samsung Galaxy Tab S series of tablets, the leading contender of which is the S4.
This is primarily because of the more comfortable 10.5-inch AMOLED display (versus the 9.7 inch screen of the S3) and the superior 7300 mAh battery, which helps to keep the juice flowing during those hours long gaming marathons.
Also, the 2.35GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, while not holding a candle to any of the chips found on the iPad lineup, does get the job done.
Read: Our Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 Review
Apple iPad (2018): The Cheapest iPad Runs Fortnite
If you are looking for a budget option, the talk of all those high end Apple tablets must be turning your mood sour. Well, don’t fret. We have got just the thing for you.
For unlike with Android, even the cheapest iPad model (the 6th generation tablet released in 2018), plays Fortnite flawlessly. Granted, the screen size is a tad smaller (9.7-inch), and not fully laminated. Also, it possesses only two speakers versus the four found on the Pro model, reducing audio output.
But the Apple A10 fusion processor does not skimp much on performance, and you can enjoy Fornite without worrying about lags or glitches.
Read: Our iPad 2018 Review
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3: A Budget Alternative
The launch of the S4 pushed down the prices of the Samsung Galaxy S3, making it a viable budget-friendlier alternative to the Tab S4.
Even with the older Snapdragon 820 SoC chipset, the tablet has no glaring issues in playing Fortnite, save for the occasional stuttering when loading many objects at once. The battery is a bit weaker too, at 6000 mAh, which does not last that long while gaming.
The display is a trifle smaller, and the four speaker-array lacks the Dolby Atmos support of its successor, but overall, the Samsung Galaxy S3 Tab is a good option for playing Fortnite.
Read: Our Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Review
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
This slim tab is the first Samsung device to sport the Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 processor, which is quite capable in running a game like Fortnite. Being the newest kid on the block, software updates are yet to match its hardware performance, leading to problems in playing on anything above ‘low’ settings.
The 10.5-inch screen retains the 16:9 aspect ratio of the S4, along with the quad speaker audio system with the Dolby Atmos support. All in all, the S5e is a decent tab for casual Fortnite gameplay.
Read: Our Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e Review
Microsoft Surface Pro 6: The Best Windows Fortnite Tablet
The newest Intel Core i5 and the Core i7 8th gen processors are much better than the Intel Core m in playing games, especially Fortnite. This makes Microsoft’s flagship 2-in-1 device another option for playing the Battle Royale game on the go.
Its large 12.3-inch display boasts of a solid resolution of 2736 x 1824 pixels, along with an impressive contrast ratio of 1500:1, which makes for crisp and bright visuals. The audio is loud and clear, along with a decent battery life that compares well to the more efficient ARM processor based competitors.
So while not on par with a dedicated gaming PC, the Microsoft Surface Pro is not a bad option for playing casual games like Fortnite.
Read: Our Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Review
Lenovo MIIX 520: A Cheaper Alternative
With almost identical specifications to the Microsoft Surface Pro, the Lenovo MIIX 520 offers a nice alternative to the leading 2-in-1 tablet in the market. As it comes with the same 8th generation Core i5 processor that powers the Surface Pro, it is capable of playing Fortnite with low to medium settings.
It is a cheaper alternative if you’re looking for a Windows 2-in-1 that can play Fortnite.
Read: Our Lenovo MIIX 520 Review