Best mini tablets of 2015


Tablets smaller than 10-inches offer a more portable and convenient size. While 7-inch tablets are still around, many tablet manufacturers have transitioned to slightly larger models in the 8-inch range. For general tablet-shopping advice, visit CNET's Tablet Buying Guide.

Apple iPad Mini 3

One of last year's best, the iPad Mini 3 is still a compelling choice despite the lack of upgrades. However, the nearly identical and significantly cheaper iPad Mini 2 is a smarter buy.

Price: $319.00 - $389.00 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Dell Venue 8 7000

With its powerful 3D camera and strong image editing features the Dell Venue 8 7000 makes the strongest case yet for tablet photography.

Price: $399.00 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: $299.00 - $317.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent
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