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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
Apple makes the best tablets, and the sleeker, lighter iPad Air maintains its lead over the competition.
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 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 10-incher is another moderate Windows 8.1 release in HP's latest lineup of slates.
The new Nexus 7 brings several spec upgrades, a new design, and the very latest version of Android.
It costs a bit more than we'd like, but the Galaxy Tab 3 is Samsung’s best non-Note tablet yet.
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.
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.
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.
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 new Archos 97 Titanium matches the resolution of the iPad's Retina Display and ships with Android 4.1 to boot.