Editors' Choice

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

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review

The original Surface Pro was far from perfect, but Microsoft has committed to making it great. Has the effort paid off, and can the Surface Pro 4 bring new ideas to the increasingly stale 2-in-1 category? See Full Review »

Our Score 8

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Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 Review

  • Good size for S Pen use and multitasking
  • Reasonably thin and light for size
  • Bright, high-res screen
  • Great speakers
  • MicroSD support
  • Good battery life
  • Occasional performance stuttering
  • Screen isn’t IPS or OLED
  • $700-$750 price tag is high
  • Difficult to move around with due to size
Our Score 7

Nokia Lumia 2520 Review

  • Comfortable design
  • Great speakers
  • Superb battery life
  • MicroSD and SIM card support
  • Windows RT 8.1 interface can frustrate
  • Windows lacks app variety of iPad/Android
  • $500 price tag is steep
  • $150 price for keyboard dock is also steep
  • Rear camera doesn’t impress
Our Score 6

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 Review

  • Gorgeous Super AMOLED screen
  • Thinner and lighter than the iPad Mini
  • Easy to hold with one hand
  • MicroSD card support
  • Occasional app launch delays
  • Not dust/water-resistant like the GS5
  • Fingerprint scanner isn’t that useful
Our Score 8

Dell Venue 8 Pro Review

  • Nice IPS screen
  • Active Stylus support
  • Build quality feels solid
  • Decent battery life
  • Stylus sold separately
  • No HDMI-out
  • We still need (way) more Win 8 apps
  • Weaker performance than some ARM tablets
Our Score 6

Toshiba Encore 2 - 8-inch Review

  • Nice IPS screen
  • Ships with one year of Office 365
  • Attractive, if simple, design
  • Only 1GB of RAM
  • No HDMI-out
  • Battery life could be better
  • Occasional performance issues
Our Score 6

Archos 32 Review

  • None
  • Voices in music and video sound faint or missing
  • Fuzzy screen
  • Limited number of Archos-optimized Android apps
  • Slow processor
  • Poor VGA camera
  • No expandable memory
Our Score 5

Dell Venue 7 3000 Series Review

  • Light and comfortable to hold
  • Stock Android 4.4
  • Good battery life
  • MicroSD card slot
  • Only 1GB of RAM makes for sluggish multitasking
  • Severe performance problems
  • Strange button and port layout
  • Single speaker
Our Score 5

Sony Vaio Duo 11 Review

  • Bright display
  • Decent audio quality
  • Decent connectivity
  • Terrible keyboard
  • No touchpad
  • Short battery life
  • Overpriced
Our Score 4