Vaio Z Canvas
Creative professionals may be tempted by the Vaio Z Canvas, but a more comfortable MacBook Pro or Surface Pro will generally be the better buying decision.
Apple iPad Pro ( space gray, 32GB)
The iPad Pro is a dream machine for graphic designers and media mavens, but this elegant tablet needs more optimized apps and accessories before it can fully achieve laptop-killer status.
Samsung Galaxy View
If the high price doesn't scare you off, the Samsung Galaxy View's large size and practical interface makes for a good alternative to a TV, if not a replacement.
Apple iPad Mini 4 ( space gray, 16GB)
The iPad Mini 4 makes the most of iOS 9 and has a number of welcome upgrades, but its high price will have some skipping straight up to larger iPad Air models.
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 3 ( 8-inch)
The Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 is the tablet to get if your needs are simple and your budget is low.
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
A host of small refinements cements the Surface Pro 4's position as the best-in-class Windows tablet -- so long as you're prepared to pay extra for the required keyboard cover accessory.
Microsoft Surface Book
While it's not nearly as refined as the new fourth-gen Surface Pro, Microsoft's Surface Book is a powerful, feature-filled premium hybrid that doesn't forget it's a laptop first.
Lenovo TAB 2 A10-70F ZA00 ( KitKat)
The Lenovo Tab 2 A10-70 offers one of the sharpest HD screens for the price, making it an attractively affordable option for heavy video-watchers.
Amazon Fire HD 10
The Amazon Fire HD 10 is satisfyingly large and loud enough for indulging in Prime digital content, however a tablet with a sharper screen can be found in the same price range.
The Amazon Fire is a fine tablet for casual use, but it's not a good tablet, it's just good for the price.