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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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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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Microsoft Office for iPad (iOS)

The Office for iPad apps are a great middle ground between desktop and smartphone versions, and are a must-have for frequent Office users.

March 27, 2014

4.5 stars Editors' rating March 27, 2014

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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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Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite

At the WWDC 2014 conference, Apple unveiled its redesigned Yosemite operating system that will run on Mac desktops and laptops.

June 2, 2014

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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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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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Touchfire iPad Mini keyboard

The silicone accessory comes with a case and adds a tactile dimension to the iPad Mini's onscreen keyboard.

October 9, 2013

MSRP: $49.99

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Adobe Lightroom mobile (iOS)

Dedicated Lightroom fans will find Lightroom mobile a fine lean-back photo-editing experience, but it needs a little bulking up before it's enough to attract new subscribers to the fold.

June 18, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating June 18, 2014

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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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Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad Air (2014)

For sheer typing responsiveness, the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad Air is still a pro. But, even with its new tilt-angle design, it's no longer quite as unique as it used to be.

May 27, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating May 27, 2014