Tablets:

Best large tablets of 2015

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.

Dell Venue 10 7000

The refined build quality and slick performance of the Dell Venue 10 7000 make it one of the finest Android tablet-hybrids around.

Price: $499.00 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet

For novice Android users with a desire to greatly personalize their experience, the Sony Xperia Z4 is a beautifully constructed tablet with high-end specs that won't disappoint.

Price: $879.00 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Apple iPad Air 2

The iPad Air 2 is a nice refinement and finesse of last year's model, with a bevy of tweaks, enhancements, a much faster processor, and the welcome addition of Touch ID. Simply put: it's still the gold standard for tablets.

Price: $429.99 - $644.76 Check prices

4.5 stars Outstanding Still the gold standard for tablets

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: $358.74 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

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: $339.99 - $649.92 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Samsung Galaxy Note Pro

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: $449.99 - $649.00 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good

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: $678.00 - $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: $629.00 Check prices

4 stars Excellent
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