Editors' Choice

We review hundreds of products in a wide range of categories each year. Here's the best of the best in tablets.

Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch review

Does the 9.7-inch iPad Pro hold its own as a tablet, and can it challenge laptops? Read our full review to find out. See Full Review »

Our Score 8

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Asus Memo Pad HD 7 Review

  • Inexpensive but not cheap
  • Light, comfortable design
  • Vivid, colorful display
  • Well-curated apps and utilities
  • Good battery life
  • Screen attracts fingerprints
  • Asus User Interface can be overwhelming
  • Can get sluggish during heavy use
  • For $80 more, you can get a cutting-edge Nexus 7
Our Score 8

Amazon Fire HD 10 Review

  • Affordable
  • Plethora of Amazon content
  • Improved Fire OS 5
  • Inconsistent performance
  • Mediocre cameras
  • Bland design
Our Score 6

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX Review

  • Mayday video tech support works
  • Great screen
  • Snappy performance
  • Improved Fire OS
  • Feels more like a full Android tablet
  • Isn’t as comfortable to hold as the Nexus 7
  • Funky button and port layout
  • App selection lags Google Play and iPad
  • No rear-facing camera
  • X-Ray for Music doesn’t work with most songs
Our Score 8

Apple iPad Air Review

  • Thin and light, looks great
  • Powerful 64-bit processor
  • New Wi-Fi antennas are fast
  • iOS 7 runs best on Air
  • Battery life is a solid 10 hours
  • Speakers are a step down from iPad 4
  • Camera quality has not improved
  • Not as comfortable as iPad Mini
Our Score 8

HP Slate 7 Review

  • Runs Android 4.1
  • Decent performance
  • Poor quality display
  • Some OS elements look odd
  • Mediocre battery life
  • Below-average camera
Our Score 6

Apple iPad Mini 4 Review

  • Small and compact
  • Strong and attractive all-metal design
  • iOS 9’s multi-tasking is useful
  • Faster A8 processor
  • It’s pricier than Android alternatives
  • iPad Air 2 and iPad Pro offer more
Our Score 7

iPad Pro Review

  • Videos and games look gorgeous on the big screen
  • Excellent canvas for drawing
  • Magazine size screen is a joy for reading
  • It weighs just 1.6lbs
  • Great splitscreen multitasking in iOS 9
  • Solid 10-hour battery life
  • As expensive as a pricey laptop
  • Too heavy and large to hold one-handed
Our Score 9

ASUS Vivo Tab RT Review

  • Great battery life
  • Solid hardware construction
  • Powerful specs
  • Comes with Microsoft Office
  • Keyboard dock works well
  • Windows RT lacks software
  • Random shutdown issues
  • Microsoft Office not touch friendly
  • Windows button difficult to press
  • Windows RT not ready for prime time yet
Our Score 6