You can't tell by this photo, but the Sony Xperia Z2 has superpowers. By superpowers, I mean it's waterproof. But you can't tell that from this photo, either. What you can tell is that it's another sleek Sony release, with one of the thinnest profiles out there. Take into account that durability is part of its build, and you come to the easy conclusion that it's Sony's best tablet ever.
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Kindle Fire tablets are the most immediately usable slates out there, not just because of their simple, easy-to-navigate Android-based Mojito OS, but because of the innovative Mayday button. If you're having trouble with the tablet, the feature lets you connect to a help center -- almost instantaneously -- and you get tech help from one of its specialists. Sometimes things even get a little crazy.
Lenovo's Yoga line of tablets stick out in the faceless sea of black-bezeled tablets with their unique designs. The Yoga 8 and 10 slates feature a rounded spine that makes them easy to hold, and a built-in kickstand. Unfortunately the sturdy design and bold aesthetic don't translate into a performance powerhouse.
The stylus goes in and out of fashion like a pair of culottes, and Samsung's 12.2-inch Galaxy TabPro rocks one proudly. The comically large slate also offers a ton of software features geared toward making the device a viable workstation replacement. However, if you're serious about getting a tablet for its productivity features, don't let the big bright screen distract you from other viable options.
Making a device available in different colors is an old trick, but considering most tablets are black, gray, or white, Acer's Iconia One is a sight for sore eyes. The tablet comes in six shades and adds a fun pop of color to the otherwise dull and monochromatic tablet market.