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Best tablets of 2014
CNET editors round up their favorite tablets, including products from Apple, Samsung, and Google.
HP Omni 10
The 10-incher is another moderate Windows 8.1 release in HP's latest lineup of slates.
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
With its powerful processor, great camera, decent screen and gorgeous, waterproof design, the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is the best small Android phone around.
Sony Xperia Z1S
The Xperia Z1S is the most impressive smartphone Sony has ever sold on any carrier, but an inferior screen makes Samsung's Galaxy handsets better deals.
Microsoft Kinect for Windows V2
A new version of the motion-sensing camera is coming to Windows PCs, copying the design and features of the Xbox One version.
Microsoft Office for iPad
Word, PowerPoint, and Excel are finally available for iPad, with what Microsoft says is an app built from the ground up for the larger iOS touch screen.
Archos 80 Cesium
At just €130 -- about £105 or $170 -- the Archos 80 Cesium is a wallet-friendly 8-inch Windows tablet.
Sony Xperia Z1
Sony's flagship Xperia Z1 packs a Full HD display, a quad-core processor, and a whopping 20.7-megapixel camera into a waterproof body and wraps it in an aluminium frame.
Windows 8.1 Update
With new functionality for the Start button and separate experiences for desktop and tablet users, the Windows 8.1 update finally gives people what they want.
Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet
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.