When we first created CNET's Best 5 Tablets feature, it was a stretch just to find 5 worthwhile products. Today, there are dozens of solid tablet choices out there in all shapes and sizes, with more arriving every month.
Though early competitors were quick to differentiate themselves from Apple with 5- or 7-inch tablets, most are coming around to the larger screen size. Smaller tablets may be more convenient to carry, but they can't beat the pocket-size portability of a smartphone.
The 10-inch tablet is still more convenient to carry than a laptop and its screen is a better fit for Web pages and digital magazines. Also, the added size makes games and movies more absorbing.