Editors' Choice

We review hundreds of products in a wide range of categories each year. Here's the best of the best in tablets.

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Our Score 9
User Score 5

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) Review

  • Standout multi-tasking features
  • Ultra-high-resolution display
  • Top-notch specs
  • S Pen is a better fit here than on the Note 3
  • Improved aesthetics over previous model
  • More expensive than the current-generation iPad
  • Some performance glitches persist, despite…
  • Abundance of features can be confusing
Our Score 7
User Score 0

Asus Memo Pad HD 7 Review

  • Inexpensive but not cheap
  • Light, comfortable design
  • Vivid, colorful display
  • Well-curated apps and utilities
  • Good battery life
  • Screen attracts fingerprints
  • Asus User Interface can be overwhelming
  • Can get sluggish during heavy use
  • For $80 more, you can get a cutting-edge Nexus 7
Our Score 8
User Score 0

Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 Review

  • Loud front-facing speakers
  • UI skin isn't too extensive
  • Decent battery life
  • Low-res screen with poor viewing angles
  • Little room for apps and data
  • Slightly sluggish performance
  • Mediocre front camera
Our Score 4
User Score 2

Toshiba Excite Write Review

  • Bright, beautiful, HD screen
  • Great pen experience
  • Pre-loaded apps are well-curated
  • Smooth, fast performance
  • Long battery life
  • No port or attachment for pen
  • Tablet gets very hot when used heavily
  • Requires AC adapter to charge
  • Toshiba could have modified Android more for pens
Our Score 6
User Score 0

Google Nexus 7 (2013) Review

  • Gorgeous Full HD screen
  • Powerful processor
  • Speedy Android 4.3 OS
  • Nexus devices get all the latest upgrades
  • Low $230 price
  • Comfortable to hold
  • It has a rear camera (original did not)
  • No MicroSD card slot
  • More expensive than $200 original Nexus
  • iPad App Store still has more, better apps
  • Rear camera is terrible
Our Score 9
User Score 9

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (8-inch) Review

  • Beautiful display
  • Comfortable, attractive design
  • Smooth performance
  • Long battery life
  • Standard micro USB port
  • Speakers easily covered by hands
  • So-so camera
Our Score 8
User Score 8

Smart Devices SmartQ U7 Review

  • Fantastic little projector
  • Projector controls easy to use
  • Decently built Android tablet
  • No bloatware
  • MicroSD support
  • Weak, muffled speaker sound
  • Mediocre battery life
  • Proprietary charging cord
  • Needs Android 4.2 update
Our Score 6
User Score 0

HP Slate 7 Review

  • Runs Android 4.1
  • Decent performance
  • Poor quality display
  • Some OS elements look odd
  • Mediocre battery life
  • Below-average camera
Our Score 6
User Score 0

Editor Tablet Reviews

For all the hype, tablets are still pretty new devices and it's tough to know which one -- or if any one -- is right for you. Do you want to replace your laptop and need a robust set of features? Do you need a wireless connection for use away from a Wi-Fi signal? Are you just going to watch Netflix and maybe play Pudding Monsters HD in the bathroom? Our tablet reviews will help you better understand which tablets do what and clarify the one that will be worth your money. The rush by manufacturers to get into tablets has resulted in a lot of questionable product and bad deals, so let us do the dirty work of separating the gold from the brass.

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