Editors' Choice

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

9.7-inch Apple iPad (2017) review

Appleā€™s fifth generation iPad is the cheapest iPad you can buy. You get access to iOS 10, multitasking features, and a long battery life all on a large, 9.7-inch display. See Full Review »

Our Score 8

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LG G Pad 10.1 Review

  • Decent power for the price
  • Simple design
  • Knock Code security
  • Runs Android 4.4 KitKat
  • Wide bezels around the displays
  • Not a full 1080p screen
Our Score 7

Motorola Xyboard 8.2 Review

  • Compact 8.2-inch screen
  • High resolution for screen size (1280 x 800)
  • Thin and lightweight
  • Ergonomic design with thin bezel
  • 4G LTE connectivity
  • $400 is a lot for an Android tablet
  • Specs are decent but not impressive
  • No microSD or external storage
  • Camera sucks
  • Battery life could be better
Our Score 8

Toshiba Excite 7.7 Review

  • Gorgeous AMOLED screen
  • 7.7 inches is a good screen size
  • Super thin and super lightweight
  • microSD slot
  • On paper, it's nicer than the Nexus 7
  • Expensive (starts at $500)
  • Android tablet apps are sparse
  • Battery life doesn't impress
  • Proprietary charging port
Our Score 8

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE Review

  • Fantastic battery life
  • Gorgeous AMOLED screen
  • 7.7 inches is a good screen size
  • Samsung TouchWiz UI looks great
  • 4G LTE connectivity
  • Super thin and super lightweight
  • Great construction
  • Crappy rear camera
  • Android 4.0 upgrade pending
  • Expensive ($500-$700)
  • Android tablet apps are sparse
Our Score 8.5

Apple iPad Mini Review

  • Great screen size
  • Comfortable and light
  • 300,000 apps
  • Good rear camera
  • No Retina screen
  • Lightning connector adapter is expensive
  • No microSD
  • More expensive than Android competitors
Our Score 8

Lenovo IdeaPad K1 Review

  • Good pre-loaded apps
  • Good price for 32GB of storage
  • Lenovo App Shop good for productivity apps
  • Physical Back button works well
  • Heavy & big
  • No microUSB port
  • Crappy charging port
  • Android UI modifications are ugly
  • Plastic backplate is hollow & attracts…
Our Score 7

Microsoft Surface with Windows RT Review

  • Incredible design and feel
  • Magnetic TypeCover rocks
  • Runs Windows RT faster than other tablets
  • Kickstand works wonderfully
  • Durable hardware
  • Made me enjoy Windows RT
  • Legacy desktop is slow and difficult to navigate…
  • Currently lacking solid app selection
  • Lacking a good tutorial
  • Price is too high
Our Score 7.5

Lenovo IdeaTab A2109 Review

  • Solid and attractive design
  • Long battery life
  • Smooth, fast performance
  • Well-designed UI
  • Display has poor viewing angles
  • Heavy for its size
  • MicroSD slot difficult to access
Our Score 7