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Best mini tablets of 2016

Smaller tablets offer a more portable and convenient size.

  • $353.96 at eBay See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 8 Performance
    Apple iPad Mini 4

    Small iPad comes with big price

    The iPad Mini 4 is small, but its price tag is a different story. It's one of the most high-end (read:expensive) models on this list, however its fast performance and excellent design make it a great investment.

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  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S2

    You'll forget it's even there

    As one of the thinnest and lightweight tablets around, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is a light-packer's dream. Though it's made of plastic, it still looks like a classy piece of hardware.

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    $327.99 at Amazon.com See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 7 Features
    • 8 Performance
  • $245.99 at Amazon.com See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 8 Features
    • 8 Performance
    Dell Venue 8 7000

    Slim, sleek and sturdy

    This aluminum-clad Venue 8 7000 looks sleek enough to be the iPad's cousin. It has a smooth, matte finish and satisfyingly sturdy feel. It runs a mostly pure version of Android, save for some special Dell software (or bloatware, if you prefer).

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  • Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 with AnyPen

    Quirky, killer design

    Running a full version of Windows 10, the Yoga Tab 2 features a unique design. Not only does it have a built-in kickstand and a rounded spine to easily grab in one hand (like a magazine), you can also use any metal object as a stylus.

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    $299.99 at Amazon.com See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 7 Design
    • 7 Features
    • 7 Performance
    • 9 Battery

Still not convinced?You may want to consider these other options...

  • Here's your new favorite budget Android tablet
    ASUS ZenPad Z8
  • A Surface-like tablet with a grab bag of add-ons
    Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet
  • The simplest, most affordable iPad
    Apple iPad Mini 2
  • When a tinier iPad isn't always the better iPad
    iPad Mini 4
  • This Surface wannabe falls flat -- literally
    Huawei Matebook
  • The best iPad ever has your laptop in its sights
    iPad Pro 9.7-inch
  • The best Windows tablet deal in the Galaxy
    Samsung Galaxy TabPro S