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

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Our Score 8

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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

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

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

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

Lenovo Ideatab S2110 Review

  • Excellent display
  • Good battery life
  • Dock adds to productivity for a low price
  • Well-designed interface skin
  • Dubious build quality
  • Annoying on-screen keyboard
  • Sluggish performance
  • Weak Snapdragon processor
Our Score 6

Sony Xperia Tablet S Review

  • Comfortable, good-looking design
  • Great screen size
  • Smooth user interface
  • Good battery life
  • Full SD port
  • Wi-Fi glitch
  • Random hardware problems
  • Bad camera & camera app
  • Proprietary charger
  • Poorly designed default keyboard
Our Score 5

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 Review

  • Excellent Dolby sound
  • Great access to Amazon content
  • Clear HD screen
  • Great battery life
  • Lockscreen ads are blatant and annoying
  • Amazon goes overboard upselling products
  • Interface is laggy at times
  • Limited to Amazon services & content
  • Amazon email/calendar apps don’t match…
  • No homescreen customization
Our Score 7

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Review

  • Powerful quadcore processor
  • Double the RAM of other tablets
  • S Pen stylus is nice alternative
  • Split keyboard rocks
  • Decent rear camera
  • MicroSD slot
  • Android isn't suited for large tablets
  • Low-resolution screen (compared to iPad)
  • Not enough Android tablet apps
  • Multiscreen mode is too limited
  • Speakers are loud but not clear
  • Proprietary charge port
Our Score 7