CNET editors round up their favorite tablets, including products from Apple, Samsung, and Google.
While the battery is a concern, the Xperia Z2 Tablet is still a good-looking slate that's loaded with more than enough power for anything you're likely to throw at it. It's a good choice if you're looking for a more affordable iPad alternative with 4G LTE -- particularly if you've ever lost a gadget through water damage.
This Windows 8 tablet from Lenovo scores with great industrial design and battery life, but adding practically required accessories makes the ThinkPad Tablet 2 very expensive for what you get.
Though it feels well-built and has a handy kickstand, the Lenovo Yoga Tablet’s poor performance makes it hard to justify even at its low cost.
Though it feels well-built and has a handy kickstand, the Lenovo Yoga Tablet’s poor performance makes it hard to justify even the low cost.
If your IT department could design a tablet, the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet would be it.
Sony took its time with the Tablet S, and it shows. The industrial design is smart, and the software refinements are both practical and restrained.
The Xperia Tablet S has an excellent design, but there are cheaper alternatives that provide similar and better tablet experiences.
If you're looking for power features, Write doesn't have them. Otherwise, it's a perfect app for tablet owners who want to get focused on their writing.
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The Acer Portfolio is a sharp-looking case with dual kickstands, but its weird-feeling texture and lack of an opening for the power charger makes it a stopgap at best.
The Sony Tablet P's clamshell design makes it very convenient, but its expensive price and the awkward implementation of its dual screens make for an undesirable tablet experience.