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 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

Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 Review

  • Decent battery life
  • Runs Android 4.0
  • iPad-sized screen is nice
  • Fingerprinting
  • Screen quality issues
  • Cheap build materials
  • Annoying onscreen keyboard
  • Weak specs
  • Lenovo App Shop disappoints
Our Score 6

Google Nexus 7 Review

  • Fantastic $200 price
  • Powerful processor
  • High resolution screen
  • Google Now rocks
  • Android 4.1 is a big improvement
  • Runs phone and tablet apps well
  • App selection not as good as iPad
  • No microSD
  • Google Play apps aren't our favorite
  • No rear camera
  • No 3G or 4G option (Wi-Fi only)
Our Score 9

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