Tablets

Asus MeMO Pad 7 LTE
REVIEW

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.

3 stars Editors' rating on May 19, 2015
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
4.5 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2
REVIEW

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 ( Android, 8-inch)

Practical, portable and affordable, the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 is a great option for casual, everyday use.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on February 12, 2015
3 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Dell Venue 8 7000
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
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2
REVIEW

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on February 7, 2015
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2
REVIEW

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on December 19, 2014
4 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro
REVIEW

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on December 14, 2014
4.6 stars User rating out of 5 votes
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 2 votes
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4
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
REVIEW

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.

4 stars Editors' rating on November 3, 2014
3.2 stars User rating out of 8 votes
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
Lenovo ThinkPad 10
REVIEW

Lenovo ThinkPad 10

Lenovo's ThinkPad 10 can add accessories to work as a tablet, laptop or micro all-in-one. It has some premium features to match its premium price, but not a premium CPU.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 31, 2014
Amazon Fire HDX 8.9
REVIEW

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 ( 2014)

Impressive Amazon features and an outstanding display make the the Fire HDX 8.9 one of the best and most affordable media consumption tablets.

4 stars Editors' rating on October 30, 2014
4.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2
REVIEW

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 ( Windows, 13-inch)

The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2's 13-inch high-resolution screen delivers a great viewing experience, but its cumbersome keyboard keeps it from greatness.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 29, 2014
Amazon Fire HD 7
REVIEW

Amazon Fire HD 7

For an inexpensive tablet, the Fire HD 7 satisfies with a practical, family-friendly operating system, but those interested in a 7-inch tablet can find models with better build quality in the same price range.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 22, 2014
3 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Apple iPad Air 2
REVIEW

Apple iPad Air 2

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
4.4 stars User rating out of 14 votes
Apple iPad Mini 3
REVIEW

Apple iPad Mini 3

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.

4 stars Editors' rating on October 16, 2014
2.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Amazon Fire HD 6
REVIEW

Amazon Fire HD 6

The smooth performing and feature-filled Amazon Fire HD 6 is unrivaled in the bargain tablet category.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 13, 2014
3.9 stars User rating out of 3 votes
LG G Pad 7.0
REVIEW

LG G Pad 7.0 ( black)

The LG G Pad 7.0 is a basic budget tablet that slightly outmatches its competition with a supremely comfortable build, modest software extras and bargain-basement pricing.

3 stars Editors' rating on October 2, 2014
Nvidia Shield Tablet
REVIEW

Nvidia Shield Tablet ( 16GB, Wi-Fi)

Even if you don't take advantage of its gaming prowess, the Nvidia Shield Tablet is one of the most versatile -- and affordable -- high-performance 8-inch Android slates you can buy.

4 stars Editors' rating on August 29, 2014
4.9 stars User rating out of 3 votes
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook
REVIEW

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook ( black)

While it doesn't offer much to distinguish itself from other Android tablets, the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook is a decent 7-inch tablet at an affordable price.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 29, 2014
3.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Dell Venue 7
REVIEW

Dell Venue 7

The Dell Venue 7 is one of the best small tablet bargains. The larger Venue 8 is just as capable, however there are other 8-inch slates that offer more features for the same price.

3 stars Editors' rating on August 5, 2014
2.3 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Acer Switch 10
REVIEW

Acer Switch 10

The Acer Aspire Switch 10 is a budget hybrid that skips the more-common fold-back or button-clasp hinges and instead attaches its screen via a magnetic connection. It shares the same hardware limitations as other small hybrids, but can be easier to use.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 1, 2014
3.3 stars User rating out of 4 votes
Samsung Galaxy Tab S
REVIEW

Samsung Galaxy Tab S ( 8.4-inch, 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.

4 stars Editors' rating on July 30, 2014
3.3 stars User rating out of 6 votes
LG G Pad 10.1
REVIEW

LG G Pad 10.1 ( red)

Run-of-the-mill specs paired with sleek, minimalist designs make the LG G Pads attractive budget buys, but there's little to distinguish them from similarly performing slates in the same price range.

3 stars Editors' rating on July 25, 2014
Acer Iconia One 7
REVIEW

Acer Iconia One 7

If you're on tightest of budgets, the Acer Iconia One 7 will meet your needs for very casual use, but don't expect more than that.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on July 18, 2014
Asus Transformer Pad TF103C with keyboard bundle
REVIEW

Asus Transformer Pad TF103C with keyboard bundle

With Asus' slickest user interface yet, included keyboard, and a competitive starting price, the small but chunky Transformer Pad TF103 is an attractively affordable tablet hybrid.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on July 16, 2014
Asus MeMo Pad 8
REVIEW

Asus MeMo Pad 8 ( white)

The Asus MeMo Pad 8 is an affordable slate with tons of features, but if performance is king, faster options can be had for only $30 more.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on July 2, 2014
4.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Samsung Galaxy Tab S
REVIEW

Samsung Galaxy Tab S ( 10.5-inch, white)

An exceptional screen and a long list of software goodies make the Galaxy Tab S Samsung's best tablet to date and our top Android choice for an entertainment slate.

4 stars Editors' rating on June 24, 2014
3.4 stars User rating out of 3 votes