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.
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.
Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 ( 64GB, Wi-Fi/4G, Verizon)
Impressive Amazon features and an outstanding display make the the Fire HDX 8.9 one of the best and most affordable media consumption tablets.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 ( 8-inch, black)
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 is a smooth-performing midrange slate, but it's overpriced compared to similar tablets.
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro ( 8.4-inch)
The premium specs and high-end feel of the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 make it well worth the high price.
LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition
Android purists will find Google's mid-sized LG G Pad 8.3 more compelling, but it's pricier than the model that's overlaid with LG's skin.
Dell Venue 8 Pro
The Dell Venue 8 Pro comes close to being a great pocket-size mini-PC, but a misplaced button and missing accessories feel like unnecessary errors.
Dell Venue 8 ( 2013)
The Dell Venue 8 is perfect for the budget shopper with modest needs.
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8
Though it feels well-built and has a handy kickstand, the Lenovo Yoga Tablet’s poor performance makes it hard to justify even at its low cost.
LG G Pad 8.3
With its speedy and reliable performance, the LG G Pad 8.3 is a solid small-sized tablet, but for non-Verizon customers, the smoother and less expensive Google Nexus 7 is the better choice.