Tablets

Microsoft Surface 3
REVIEW

Microsoft Surface 3

The budget-priced Surface 3 is a solid tablet that finally runs the real version of Windows, but it would be a much better value if the must-have keyboard cover was included.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on April 14, 2015
Microsoft Surface 3 - 10.8" - Atom x7 Z8700 - Windows 8.1 64-bit - 4 GB RAM - 128 GB SSD
REVIEW

Microsoft Surface 3

The budget-priced Surface 3 is a solid tablet that finally runs the real version of Windows, but it would be a much better value if the must-have keyboard cover was included.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on April 14, 2015
Dell Venue 8 7000 - ftcwc02
REVIEW

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.

4 stars Editors' rating on February 9, 2015
Acer Iconia Tab 8
REVIEW

Acer Iconia Tab 8

The Acer Iconia Tab 8 has the design edge for budget slates, but you can find a faster performing tablet in the same price range.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on November 14, 2014
4.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 (white, 7-inch)
REVIEW

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 ( white, 7-inch)

The $180 Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 is a fine choice for a budget tablet, but it's ultimately bested by great older devices, and new slates that are cheaper still.

3 stars Editors' rating on November 12, 2014
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
REVIEW

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

The Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact's wealth of power, its skinny, waterproof body and decent screen make it a good option to consider if you're after a portable tablet. Although its screen resolution doesn't put it over its competitors, its ability to play games from your PS4 -- although not perfect yet -- gives it a unique selling point.

4 stars Editors' rating on November 12, 2014
4.5 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Google Nexus 9 (16GB, white)
REVIEW

Google Nexus 9 ( 16GB, white)

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

4 stars Editors' rating on November 3, 2014
Toshiba Excite Go
REVIEW

Toshiba Excite Go

Don't be tempted by its low price: the Toshiba Excite Go's middling display is too onerous to use.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on October 31, 2014
Apple iPad Air 2 (gold, 128GB)
REVIEW

Apple iPad Air 2 ( gold, 128GB)

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.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on October 21, 2014
Apple iPad Air 2 (silver, 16GB)
REVIEW

Apple iPad Air 2 ( silver, 16GB)

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.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on October 21, 2014