Linux compatible tablets

The tablets will be posted below with the compatible OS in parenthesis. The distros are constantly updating with more devices becoming available, and I will attempt to do the same on this topic as the distros update. Links for the device section of each distro will be provided at the end of this post.

Definitions

  • LTE - Long Term Evolution or LTE tablets are tablets that are 4G enabled that allow you to access the internet (with a data plan) without the need of a WiFi hotspot.
  • Wi-Fi - Simply put, a Wi-Fi tablet will only access the internet if you have a Wi-Fi connection.

Samsung

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 WiFi ( /e/ )
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 WiFi ( /e/ )
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e (LineageOS, /e/) Note: LineageOS supports LTE and WiFi while /e/ does not specify
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (LineageOS, /e/)

Lenovo

  • Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Plus LTE/WiFi (LineageOS, /e/)
  • Lenovo Tab M10 X605F/L (Ubuntu Touch)

Google

  • Nexus 7 2013 LTE/WiFi (Ubuntu Touch)

Sony

  • Xperia Tablet LTE/WiFi (LineageOS)
  • Xperia Z4 LTE/WiFi (Ubuntu Touch)

Distro Links
https://wiki.lineageos.org/devices/

https://doc.e.foundation/devices

https://devices.ubuntu-touch.io/

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WHat about devices such as the MS Surface? Any thoughts?

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Are there any specific things on a tablet we should look for that would make the process easier? Like a usb connex for the distro install, sdcard compatible etc. Do I need to be able to connect to a specific laptop? Linux, Win etc or can it be done from the tablet itself. I have looked into this but haven’t really found a good step by step. It may be over my head anyway, but any suggestions. Looking at maybe one of the MS Surface Pros