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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Microsoft Surface 2 Review

  • Great design and feel
  • Magnetic Type Cover rocks
  • Kickstand works great and has two angles
  • Improved Start screen and Windows Store
  • Using the destktop is necessary, but not fun at…
  • Heavy for its class
  • Type Cover is expensive ($130)
  • Windows Store app selection is still bad
Our Score 6

LG G Pad 8.3 Review

  • Perfect 8-inch screen size
  • Comfortable to hold
  • MicroSD slot for extra storage
  • Powerful processor
  • Great all around tablet
  • More expensive than top competitors
  • Rear speakers are muffled and tinny
  • Like Samsung, LG clutters Android with too many…
  • Seams around screen are too flexible
Our Score 8

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX Review

  • Mayday video tech support works
  • Great screen
  • Snappy performance
  • Improved Fire OS
  • Feels more like a full Android tablet
  • Isn’t as comfortable to hold as the Nexus 7
  • Funky button and port layout
  • App selection lags Google Play and iPad
  • No rear-facing camera
  • X-Ray for Music doesn’t work with most songs
Our Score 8

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

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

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

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

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