The Asus VivoTab Smart is slim and portable, has good screen colours and runs on the full version of Windows 8, letting you install any software you want. Its Atom processor won't let you tackle intense tasks like photo editing without complaining, but it'll handle the day-to-day essentials perfectly well.
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.
The Lenovo IdeaTab A2107 might only be £150, but its poor screen, terrible performance, outdated software and unimpressive camera don't even justify that. I highly recommend avoiding this tablet at all costs.
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.
It costs a bit more than we'd like, but the Galaxy Tab 3 is Samsung’s best non-Note tablet yet.
A special Olympic Edition of the quad-core, Ice Cream Sandwich-packing Acer Iconia Tab A510 will be hitting the shops in April for £380.
The Xperia Tablet S has an excellent design, but there are cheaper alternatives that provide similar and better tablet experiences.
With its 11.6-inch touch screen, 5-megapixel camera, and cradle dock, the Acer Iconia W700 brings the Windows 8 OS experience to a tablet.
Microsoft's subtly updated Windows 8.1 tablet feels more like Surface Pro 1.5 -- improved battery life and better accessories make it a worthwhile (albeit pricey) laptop replacement, but it's still not an iPad-level category killer.
The Nokia Lumia 2520 is an attractive slate with a good screen and 4G connectivity for fast data downloads. It's well priced, too, but it's let down by its Windows RT software that forces you to only source software from its own limited app store.
The 10.1-inch Motorola Xoom is the first tablet to run Google's Android 3.0 Honeycomb software. Despite being first, it feels fun and polished, and it will be even better when more big-screen apps arrive.
The 7-inch HTC Flyer is generally slick and easy to use, but it doesn't run the tablet-optimised version of Android, so certain apps are out of bounds until a software update arrives.
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.
The price difference between an Atom tablet such as the Dell Latitude 10 and a Core i5 one doesn't seem large enough to justify the performance gap. But, the Latitude 10 makes up for it in part with a very long-lasting battery.
Samsung has revealed its first Windows RT tablet effort -- the Ativ Tab -- at the IFA tech trade show in Berlin.
Microsoft launches a full-on competitor to the iPad -- and tablets from its own Windows hardware partners. We go hands-on with the Surface tablet.
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.