Best large tabletsUpdated April 14, 2014 12:00 PM PDT
Tablets with 10-inch screens offer an experience that is closer to a laptop than a smartphone. Web pages display at their natural size. Movies and games are more immersive. Apps can be designed without the constraints of the smartphone's pocket-size screen. The Apple iPad is the best known among the 10-inch tablets, but there are an increasing amount of strong challengers to its throne.
Super-large and packed with features
Samsung Galaxy Note Pro (32GB, Wi-Fi, black)
Samsung continues to refine its tablet interface with each iteration. The Galaxy Note Pro has the best one yet.
Best media consumption tablet
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9
With everything that was great about the HDX 7 and more, the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 isn't just a great value, it sets the standard for a media consumption tablet.
Best productivity tablet
Microsoft Surface Pro 2
Microsoft's subtly updated Windows 8.1 tablet feels more like Surface Pro 1.5 -- improved battery life and better accessories make it a worthwhile (albeit pricey) laptop replacement, but it's still not an iPad-level category killer.