The top iPad Air and iPad Mini (Retina) competitors

A new full-size iPad and new iPad Mini are coming, but they won't appeal to everyone. To that end, here's a look at the top alternatives to owning an iPad.

The new iPad Mini with Retina Display James Martin/CNET

Apple has finally unveiled its new iPads. Both the iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina Display look to be at least satisfying upgrades over their predecessors.

As exciting as the prospect of a new iPad may be for some, not everyone will share in the enthusiasm. To that end, I've compiled the top alternatives for both the iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina Display.

These are all high-quality tablets that offer some unique features you won't find on Apple's slates.

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