Apple’s 2017 iPad Pros improve on already excellent drawing, video and photo capabilities, but its true potential won’t be seen until iOS 11 hits later this year.
Pro and Air 2 owners can skip this one, but for nearly everyone else, the updated iPad is an ideal all-around tablet at a fantastic price.
It lacks the features and speed of a cutting-edge iPad, but the Mini 2 is still a solid tablet for basics, especially if you can buy it at a discount.
Unless you're absolutely in love with the iPad Mini 4's smaller size, opt for the faster, larger, identically priced, and still pretty portable iPad Air 2.
It's still not a full-fledged laptop killer, but the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro is the best iPad ever made -- a near-perfect balance of tablet power and portability.
Apple's aging mid-range tablet is still the perfect mix of size and performance for nearly everyone.
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.
One of 2013'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.
Apple makes the best tablets, and the sleeker, lighter iPad Air maintains its lead over the competition.
The fourth-generation iPad with retina display introduces a faster A6X processor, 4G in the UK and the Lightning connector dock. These are minor tweaks, but secure the iPad's spot at the top of the tablet heap, even if there are now much cheaper alternatives out there.
The iPad mini is a 7.9-inch version of Apple's popular iPad, and offers a polished tablet experience in a smaller package. It's too expensive however, and its display resolution doesn't measure up to competing tablets, or other iOS devices.
Apple's new iPad is the best tablet money can buy, thanks to winning software and a killer app selection. The new screen, camera and processor are welcome additions, though they're modest improvements compared to the still compelling iPad 2. As such, if you already own an iPad, you shouldn't feel at pains to upgrade.
Apple's iPad 2 is faster, lighter, thinner and better than its predecessor. But, if you want a tablet with Flash support and greater flexibility, an Android device may be a better bet.
Thanks to its simple, iPhone-like user interface and responsive screen, Apple's iPad is the first tablet computer with the gadget x-factor. It won't replace your laptop for anything but the basics, but, for Web addicts, iPhone fans and technophobes, it's a tasty slice of gadget goodness
The Apple iPad is the first affordable tablet computer worth owning, but it won't (yet) replace your laptop.