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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Apple iPad Pro 12.7 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

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Review

  • Absurdly thin and light
  • Sleek look
  • Bright colorful screen
  • Long battery life
  • It’s almost as expensive as an iPad
  • Lacks premium all-metal build
Our Score 9

Apple iPad Air 2 Review

  • Thinner than any other Apple device
  • Screen brighter than iPad Air
  • Powerful new processor is a step up
  • iPads have best app selection of any tablet
  • Improved rear camera
  • Touch ID added
  • 16GB model does not have enough storage
  • Speaker quality worse than Air 1
  • iPad Air 1 is $100 cheaper
  • Not water resistant
  • No MicroSD storage options
Our Score 9

Apple iPad Pro 9.7 Review

  • Best tablet cameras and speakers ever
  • Powerful enough for real productivity
  • Thin and portable
  • Apple Pencil is the best stylus available
  • iOS has best tablet apps, frequent updates
  • Expensive at every option level
  • Cramped screen for multitasking
  • Not a true laptop replacement
Our Score 8

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Review

  • Strong processor performance
  • Small and lightweight
  • Class-leading keyboard
  • Extendable thanks to unique docking configuration
  • Can get hot at full load
  • Poor battery life
Our Score 8

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Review

  • New Type Cover is wonderful
  • Pen is standard and works well
  • Pixel-dense display
  • Loud, clear speakers
  • Strong performance in all areas
  • Still heavy compared to dedicated tablets
  • Battery can drain quickly in real-world use
Our Score 8

Acer Aspire Switch 10 Review

  • Solid construction
  • Sturdy docking hinge
  • Light and slim
  • Long battery life
  • Microsoft Office 2013 included
  • Runs cool and silent
  • Good value
  • Small keyboard
  • Lackluster display
  • Poor 3D performance
Our Score 8

Samsung ATIV Smart PC 700T Review

  • Sturdy, comfortable design and build
  • S Pen makes Desktop mode bearable, has its own…
  • High-resolution display
  • Good battery life
  • Hard to balance on the lap in the keyboard dock
  • Volume doesn't get loud enough
  • Display's viewing angles and brightness don't…
  • Gets uncomfortably hot when taxed
Our Score 7