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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Acer Iconia Tab A700 Review

  • Has a rear camera
  • full-size USB port
  • microSD support
  • Runs Android 4.0
  • Fast quad-core processor
  • Overheating issues
  • Interface feels laggy at times
  • No full USB port
  • Heavier and fatter than the iPad 3
  • Android tablet apps lag behind iPad
  • 10.1 inches is a bit too big
Our Score 7

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

ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity Review

  • Keyboard dock
  • 13-hour battery life (with dock)
  • Full HD screen
  • Top-notch hardware specs
  • Hardware feels premium
  • Polaris Office works great for docs
  • Full-size USB and SD slots
  • Android 4.0 lacks good tablet apps
  • Web browsing is slow, limited
  • Keyboard doesn't want to dock
  • Want to tip forward when keyboard is attached
  • Touchpad is hypersensitive
  • Expensive, starting at $650
Our Score 7

Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet Review

  • Better performance than Kindle Fire
  • Bright, vivid screen
  • Nice interface built around e-book reading
  • Good battery life for a tablet
  • microSD card slot
  • Battery life can't match E-Ink e-readers
  • App selection is limited
  • Fewer multimedia features than Kindle Fire
  • No cameras or Bluetooth
Our Score 8

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Review

  • Runs Android 4.0
  • Front-facing speakers
  • Solid construction
  • microSD card slot
  • $400 price is a bit high
  • Poor front and back cameras
  • Larger than last year's Galaxy Tab 10.1
Our Score 6

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

Acer Iconia Tab A200 Review

  • Great improvement over Acer's A500
  • Decent front-facing camera
  • Full-size USB port
  • microSD support
  • Runs Android 4.0
  • Nice Acer Android add-ons
  • No rear camera
  • Heavier and fatter than the iPad 3
  • Screen can't compare to newer models
  • Android tablet apps still lag behind Apple
  • 10.1 inches is a bit too big
Our Score 7.5

Apple iPad (2012) Review

  • Screen actually is 'Resolutionary'
  • Great battery life
  • Powerful graphics processor
  • Responsive screen
  • 200,000+ optimized tablet apps
  • Excellent rear camera
  • 4G LTE capability rocks
  • iOS showing some age
  • 4G models split (AT&T or Verizon)
  • Front-facing camera still VGA
  • Slightly thicker and heavier than iPad 2
  • No Siri
Our Score 8.5