Tablets:

Best large tablets of 2014

Updated

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.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S (10.5-inch)

An exceptional screen and a long list of software goodies make the Galaxy Tab S Samsung's best tablet to date and our top Android choice for an entertainment slate.

Price: $447.99 - $449.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Google Nexus 9

The Google Nexus 9's premium build, speedy performance and consistent updates render it one of the best high-end Android tablets.

Price: $389.00 - $599.76 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Best productivity tablet

Microsoft Surface Pro 3

While the new Surface Pro 3 is Microsoft's best PC to date, it's more successful as a tablet than a laptop replacement.

Price: $768.88 - $799.00 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Best pure gaming tablet

Nvidia Shield Tablet

Even if you don't take advantage of its gaming prowess, the Nvidia Shield Tablet is one of the most versatile -- and affordable -- high-performance 8-inch Android slates you can buy.

Price: $292.00 - $314.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Samsung Galaxy Note Pro (32GB, Wi-Fi, black)

Not quite a workstation replacement, the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro is an expensive behemoth of a tablet with a vast amount of features that will benefit only the most serious of tablet users.

Price: $599.00 - $713.99 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good
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