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.
Google Nexus 9 ( 32gb, black)
The Google Nexus 9's premium build, speedy performance and consistent updates render it one of the best high-end Android tablets.
Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 ( 64GB, Wi-Fi/4G, unlocked GSM)
Impressive Amazon features and an outstanding display make the the Fire HDX 8.9 one of the best and most affordable media consumption tablets.
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.
Apple iPad Mini 3 ( gold, 128GB, 3G/4G)
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.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S ( 8.4-inch, 32gb, bronze)
With its slim design, fantastic screen, and oodles of power, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is a superb smaller tablet, and a worthy competitor to the ever-popular iPad Mini.
Samsung Galaxy Note Pro ( 32GB, Wi-Fi, black)
Not quite a workstation replacement, the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro is an expensive behemoth of a tablet with a vast amount of features that will benefit only the most serious of tablet users.
Toshiba Satellite Click W35Dt-AST2N01
By attempting to shoehorn an affordable 13-inch laptop-tablet into a crowded market, the Toshiba Satellite Click ends up as a compromised, underperforming mess.
Toshiba Excite Write
Though it doesn't have any glaring problems, $600 is way too much for a tablet that fails to stand out in any significant way.
Microsoft Surface RT
If you're an early adopter willing to forget everything you know about navigating a computer, the Surface tablet could replace your laptop. Everyone else: wait for more apps.