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Best tablets of 2014

CNET editors round up their favorite tablets, including products from Apple, Samsung, and Google.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S (8.4-inch)

With its slim design, fantastic screen, and oodles of power, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is a superb smaller tablet, and a worthy competitor to the ever-popular iPad Mini.

July 30, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating July 30, 2014
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Apple iPad Air

Functionally, the iPad Air is nearly identical to last year’s model, offering only faster performance and better video chatting. But factor in design and aesthetics, and the iPad Air is on another planet. It’s the best full-size consumer tablet on the market.

October 29, 2013

4.5 stars Editors' rating October 29, 2013
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iPad Mini with Retina Display

The new iPad Mini somehow shrinks down the iPad Air into an even more compact package, sacrificing nearly nothing. It's more expensive than before, but it's also the perfect smaller tablet.

November 13, 2013

4.5 stars Editors' rating November 13, 2013
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Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad Air

The Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad Air isn't quite as ultrathin-feeling as the original iPad cover, but it's still an excellent -- if feature-minimal -- Bluetooth keyboard accessory.

December 6, 2013

4 stars Editors' rating December 6, 2013
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Apple iPad March 2012

With a host of improvements--faster graphics, 4G wireless options, a better camera, and a gorgeous high-res screen--the latest iPad cements its position at the head of the tablet pack.

March 15, 2012

4.5 stars Editors' rating March 15, 2012
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iPad Mini

If you want the full, polished Apple tablet experience in a smaller package, the iPad Mini is worth the premium price. Otherwise, good alternatives are available for less money.

October 30, 2012

4 stars Editors' rating October 30, 2012
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iPad (fall 2012)

The latest iPad adds several tweaks and improvements to secure its position at the top of the tablet heap. It's better all around, but third-gen owners need not apply.

October 22, 2013

4.5 stars Editors' rating October 22, 2013
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Apple iPad

The Apple iPad is the first affordable tablet computer worth owning, but it won't (yet) replace your laptop.

April 2, 2010

4 stars Editors' rating April 2, 2010
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Apple CarPlay

Apple offers a demonstration of the new CarPlay iOS mirroring feature in a Mercedes-Benz C-class during the Geneva auto show.

March 4, 2014

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Apple iPad 2

The iPad 2 refines an already excellent product. Its easy-to-use interface, vast app catalog, and marathon battery life bolster Apple's claim to being the king of tablets.

March 11, 2011

4 stars Editors' rating March 11, 2011