If you need something small then the iPad mini might be the tablet for you.

Best Compact: Apple iPad Mini For your money, the newest iPad Mini has the strongest option if you’re wanting a smaller footprint. At only 8 inches tall, 0.24 inches thick, and 5.3 inches wide, it occupies the space of a little journal. Also, it won’t put any extra weight in your work bag down since it just weighs 0.66 pounds. But that weight is used very cleverly.  Apple has loaded in its 7.9-inch Retina display with an incredible 2048 x 1536 pixels of resolution. Moreover, the software bolsters the look of the display by using the extraordinary True Tone technology to read the ambient lighting of your space and alter the color performance to make the screen look its best. Also, it includes the A12 Bionic chip with its incredible quick neural network that constantly enhances the performance. The front camera will do for video calls with its 7MP.  As with the new Apple products, it supports Siri and Apple Pay. With nine hours of battery life on common use, it’ll be there when you want it. You can pick from 256GB and 64GB of storage as well as the color selection include gold, silver, and space gray. Runner-Up, Best Compact: Samsung Galaxy Tab A If you’re seeking a compact, Android-based tablet that you can rely on for all your work-related needs, purchase the Samsung Galaxy Tab A. Samsung Galaxy Tab A is powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 5433 octa-core chipset and has 2GB of RAM. Also, you get 32GB of onboard storage, expandable via microSD cards. This makes the tablet perfect for basic to somewhat-heavy office-related tasks. Since Samsung Galaxy Tab A runs Android 7.1 Nougat, you get access to advanced features like split-screen multitasking and bundled app notifications. With an eight-inch display of 1280 x 800 pixels resolution, the Galaxy Tab A includes Bluetooth, WiFi, and USB Type-C as major connectivity options. Also, there’s a 3.5mm audio port included.