The Toshiba Excite 10 SE looks like, and is, a generic budget-range 10-inch Android tablet...nothing more, nothing less.
The smaller 8-inch Windows 8 tablet is a form worth exploring, and the Acer Iconia W3 can be fun to use, but it's also buggy and held back by shortcuts and lackluster features.
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.
Though its design and features can't compare with the Galaxy Note 8, the EVGA Tegra Note 7 delivers a solid stylus experience for almost half the price.
If you can get past the clunky design, the Kobo Arc 10 HD offers a unique tablet experience for avid readers.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is a stunning tablet with a truly useful stylus, but it's not worth $400 unless you're an artist or prefer pen input.
The Toshiba Encore 8 offers a lot for its price, but the more appealing Dell Venue 8 Pro is a cheaper and sleeker alternative.
The Asus Memo Pad ME172V won't set you back a ton, but with much better choices only $50 away, you should simply pay more now and regret less later.
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.
Though it feels well-built and has a handy kickstand, the Lenovo Yoga Tablet’s poor performance makes it hard to justify even the low cost.
The S5000 may not impress with components, but at the very least, the 7-inch tablet won't keep you bogged down.
The Lenovo A8 is a solid, simple slate, but its lack of an app tray makes other budget options more appealing.
The tablet features a 4:3 aspect ratio and houses Nvidia's Tegra 4 processor.
If money isn't an issue, the Toshiba Excite 7.7 is a compact tablet with a beautiful display and impressive internal speeds.