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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.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 review

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S2 is thinner and lighter than the iPad Air 2. It may not be all metal, but it’s mighty powerful. Here’s our review of the best Samsung tablet. See Full Review »

Our Score 9
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Our Score 9
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Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 Review

  • Good size for S Pen use and multitasking
  • Reasonably thin and light for size
  • Bright, high-res screen
  • Great speakers
  • MicroSD support
  • Good battery life
  • Occasional performance stuttering
  • Screen isn’t IPS or OLED
  • $700-$750 price tag is high
  • Difficult to move around with due to size
Our Score 7
User Score 8

Lenovo ThinkPad 8 Review

  • 1080p screen
  • 8-inch size is comfortable to hold
  • Good battery life for Windows
  • MicroSD slot for expanded memory
  • Universal USB charging
  • Some menus are too small to use comfortably
  • Windows 8.1 apps are scarce and lacking
  • 7-8 hour battery life lower than Android and iPad
  • No stylus
  • Volume toggle squeaks when pressed
Our Score 6
User Score 0

Dell Venue 11 Pro Review

  • Nice 1080 IPS screen
  • Solid feel
  • Very configurable
  • Good battery life
  • Much pricier than the 8-inch model
  • Heavy for a tablet
Our Score 6
User Score 6

Dell Venue 8 Pro Review

  • Nice IPS screen
  • Active Stylus support
  • Build quality feels solid
  • Decent battery life
  • Stylus sold separately
  • No HDMI-out
  • We still need (way) more Win 8 apps
  • Weaker performance than some ARM tablets
Our Score 6
User Score 10

Nokia Lumia 2520 Review

  • Comfortable design
  • Great speakers
  • Superb battery life
  • MicroSD and SIM card support
  • Windows RT 8.1 interface can frustrate
  • Windows lacks app variety of iPad/Android
  • $500 price tag is steep
  • $150 price for keyboard dock is also steep
  • Rear camera doesn’t impress
Our Score 6
User Score 6

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 Review

  • Durable construction
  • Useful buttons for system functions
  • User serviceable and upgradable
  • Strong performance for a tablet
  • Extremely expensive
  • Heavy and thick
  • Below-average battery life
  • Loud system fan
Our Score 7
User Score 10

Dell Venue 8 Review

  • Comfortable and lightweight design
  • Stock Android 4.2.2 and minimal pre-loaded apps
  • Decent battery life
  • Screen is a fingerprint magnet
  • Glossy display is too reflective at some angles
  • Performance is only average
Our Score 6
User Score 0

Apple iPad Mini 2 Review

  • Adds a high-res Retina screen
  • Thin, light, and comfortable to hold
  • Powerful 64-bit processor
  • New Wi-Fi antennas are fast
  • iOS 7 runs smooth
  • Battery life is still 10 hours
  • Camera quality has not improved
  • A hair thicker and heavier than iPad Mini
  • $400 price tag is steep for a compact tablet
  • No fingerprint sensor
  • Some users complain about iOS 7’s new look
Our Score 9
User Score 10