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.
Amazon Fire HD 8
Amazon Fire HD 8 is an affordable way for the whole family to take advantage of all the Prime media library perks that come with the cost of membership.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 ( gold, 9.7-inch)
The large, sharp screen of the 9.7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is great for watching media and playing games at home or on the road.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 ( gold, 8-inch)
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2's brilliant screen, plentiful storage capacity and slender build make it a great tablet for everyday use at home or on the go.
Lenovo Tab 2 A8
The Lenovo Tab 2 A8's performance is typical for its size and price, but if you're strapped for cash, it's fine for casual use.
LG G Pad X8.3
If purchased at the discounted price with a 2-year contract, the LG G Pad X8.3 is a solid tablet for everyday use on the go. For $299, the G Pad X8.3 isn't worth it, given that better options are only a few dollars more.
Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet
For novice Android users with a desire to greatly personalize their experience, the Sony Xperia Z4 is a beautifully constructed tablet with high-end specs that won't disappoint.
Dell Venue 10 7000
The refined build quality and slick performance of the Dell Venue 10 7000 make it one of the finest Android tablet-hybrids around.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A ( 9.7-inch, titanium)
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A is satisfyingly simple tablet, but its lackluster screen and relatively high price make it forgettable.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A ( 8-inch, titanium)
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A is a simple tablet worth picking up for its low price, and its valuable extras sweeten the deal even more.
Asus MeMO Pad 7 LTE
Though its build quality feels dated, the Asus Memo Pad 7 LTE provides a cheap no-frills Android experience with the perk of speedy Internet access on the go.
Lenovo Yoga Tab 2 with AnyPen
If you can live with the fact that its screen is too small for the full Windows 8 experience, the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2's comfy build and cutting-edge stylus technology are compelling enough reasons to own it.
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Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 ( Android, 8-inch)
Practical, portable and affordable, the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 is a great option for casual, everyday use.
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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.
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 ( Windows, 10-inch)
If you're willing to overlook the flawed keyboard dock, the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 with Windows offers the full Windows 8 experience in an inexpensive package.
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 ( Android, 10-inch)
The Yoga Tablet 2's unique design can't overshadow its tragically stripped-down UI and irregular performance issues.
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro ( Android, 13-inch)
The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro's design is great for at-home use and the built-in projector is handy for watching video or making presentations, but the UI is too stripped down.
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.
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.
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
The Google Nexus 9's premium build, speedy performance and consistent updates render it one of the best high-end Android tablets.