CNET editors round up their favorite tablets, including products from Apple, Samsung, and Google.
The Encore 2 starts at $200 and comes in 8- and 10-inch flavors, but they offer largely identical features.
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.
For $679, you can get the Microsoft Windows RT 8.1 slate with 64GB and the perk of high-speed data on-the-go.
The 7-inch Jelly Bean tablet is only $30 with a qualified two-year service agreement.
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.
The Microsoft Surface 2 is great for getting work done, but those looking for extensive app support (beyond Office) will find top Apple, Android, and Amazon tablets to be better options.
Microsoft's subtly updated Windows 8.1 tablet feels more like Surface Pro 1.5 -- improved battery life and better accessories make it a worthwhile (albeit pricey) laptop replacement, but it's still not an iPad-level category killer.
The Lenovo A10's offerings are simple, but its smooth performance and solid speakers make it a compelling budget option.
While the new Surface Pro 3 is Microsoft's best PC to date, it's more successful as a tablet than a laptop replacement.
A collection of docks, covers, and keyboards turn this 10-inch tablet into a laptop, desktop, or kiosk.
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