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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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Anker TC930 Ultra-Thin Keyboard Cover for iPad Air

You can't beat the price of Anker's thin keyboard for the iPad Air, but serious typists should invest in a better option.

May 28, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating May 28, 2014

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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 Air, iPad Mini (Retina) specs vs. iPad 4, iPad Mini specs

Trying to determine if the new iPads are worth an upgrade? Our handy charts will clearly show the differences between the new tablets and last year's models.

By October 22, 2013

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Google Nexus 10

The Nexus 10's durable design, consistent updates, and good performance make it one of the best Android tablets to date.

November 2, 2012

3.5 stars Editors' rating November 2, 2012
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iPad Air vs. Retina iPad Mini: Which tablet is right for you?

The iPad Air and Retina iPad Mini are finally here. But how do you choose between two tablets with nearly identical specs? There are some subtle differences.

By November 1, 2013

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Osmo

Clever augmented-reality tricks turn drawings or puzzle pieces into games on your iPad's screen. We tried it out for ourselves.

July 10, 2014

MSRP: $99.00

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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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Small tablets losing to phablets: iPad Mini-sized models getting hit

Smaller tablets like the iPad are under assault from smartphones, says NPD DisplaySearch.

By July 9, 2014