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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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Amazon Fire HD 6 Review

  • It costs $100
  • Bright color options
  • Ideal for kids
  • Sturdy build
  • Bad camera
  • Kind of heavy for its size
  • Laggy performance
  • Limited apps and storage
Our Score 6

Nexus 9 Review

  • Thin, light, and portable design
  • Sharp screen is great for videos
  • Long-lasting battery
  • Lollipop is pure Android perfection
  • Flimsy build flexes
  • Weird, uneven camera bulge
  • No MicroSD card
  • Limited storage options
Our Score 8

Apple iPad Mini 3 Review

  • Touch ID sensor
  • High-quality retina screen
  • Great size for reading
  • As good as any
  • Limited upgrade over iPad Mini 2
  • Last year’s specs offer little incentive to…
  • Entry-level model’s 16GB of storage doesn’t…
Our Score 5

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

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

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook Review

  • Low price
  • Comfortable size for reading
  • Expandable memory
  • Middling hardware specs
  • Uninspired software offerings
Our Score 5

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

LG G Pad 10.1 Review

  • Decent power for the price
  • Simple design
  • Knock Code security
  • Runs Android 4.4 KitKat
  • Wide bezels around the displays
  • Not a full 1080p screen
Our Score 7