The Xoom's spec sheet is enough to make any tablet tremble, but the price is high and Google still has some work to do before its tablet software experience is as fleshed out and intuitive as Apple's.
For $679, you can get the Microsoft Windows RT 8.1 slate with 64GB and the perk of high-speed data on-the-go.
The 10-incher is another moderate Windows 8.1 release in HP's latest lineup of slates.
The Toshiba Encore 8 offers a lot for its price, but the more appealing Dell Venue 8 Pro is a cheaper and sleeker alternative.
While the battery is a concern, the Xperia Z2 Tablet is still a good-looking slate that's loaded with more than enough power for anything you're likely to throw at it. It's a good choice if you're looking for a more affordable iPad alternative with 4G LTE -- particularly if you've ever lost a gadget through water damage.
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.
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.
It costs a bit more than we'd like, but the Galaxy Tab 3 is Samsung’s best non-Note tablet yet.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition doesn't come cheap, but that money will buy you a great, high-definition display, rafts of power and a handy stylus for writing notes or doodling cartoons.
The LG G Pad 8.3 has a good screen and a spritely processor and wraps it up in an attractive metal body. For £250, it's a good choice if you're already an Android user or simply don't want to splash the extra cash on the iPad mini.
The Asus Fonepad is a tablet that can accept a normal SIM card to be used as a phone. At 7 inches, however, it's far too big to be your main phone and it doesn't really impress as a tablet either. Its affordable price and good battery life go some way do add to its appeal though.
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.