Google Pixel C tablet
The Google Pixel C is the best Android tablet money can buy.
ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 Z580C ( 32GB)
The Asus ZenPad S 8.0 is one of the best Android tablets around, with a price that belies its impressive quality.
Xiaomi Mi Pad 2
For its second tablet, the Chinese company's familiar design comes wrapped in metal and is powered by Intel's Atom chip.
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Vaio Z Canvas ( VJZ12AX0211S)
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.
Amazon Fire Kids Edition ( pink)
The $100 Amazon Fire Kids Edition tablet comes with a two-year guarantee.
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.