CNET editors round up their favorite tablets, including products from Apple, Samsung, and Google.
Microsoft is racing to produce a 7-inch version of its Surface tablet to compete with the Nexus 7 and iPad mini, according to reports.
The Apple CEO is engaged in his own campaign to highlight faults of competitors' products in contrast to his unbridled delight in Apple's products.
Executives realized they needed a smaller Surface slate after the launches of Google's 7-inch Nexus and Apple's iPad Mini, sources tell The Wall Street Journal.
Asus has gone low spec and low cost with this entry-level tablet running Android 4.1.
Now that Microsoft has announced a successor to the Surface Pro 2, it's time to see how the new tablet stacks up against its older sibling.
"We don't think they're good products," Cook tells analysts. Because, you see, the iPad Mini is a 7.9-inch tablet.
commentary Today's selection of Android 8-inchers, while rather pricey, are showing more creative differentiation than we're used to seeing in the 7-inch category.
Though its features are basic, the little 7-inch tablet is running full Windows 8.1 and at $120 is reasonably priced, too.
The smaller version of Microsoft's tablet will have a 7.5-inch screen, according to people from the display world.
Microsoft appears to have scrapped its small tablet -- at least in its current form.