Best large tablets of 2015


Tablets with 10-inch screens offer an experience that is closer to a laptop than a smartphone. Web pages display at their natural size. Movies and games are more immersive. Apps can be designed without the constraints of the smartphone's pocket-size screen. The Apple iPad is the best known among the 10-inch tablets, but there are an increasing amount of strong challengers to its throne.

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.

4 stars Excellent

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.

3.5 stars Very good

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.

4 stars Excellent

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.

Price: £415.00 Check prices

4.5 stars Outstanding Still the gold standard for tablets

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.

Price: £279.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Samsung Galaxy Tab S (10.5-inch)

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.

Price: £373.00 - £378.58 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 (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.

4 stars Excellent
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