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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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

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

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

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

Sony Xperia Tablet Z Review

  • Incredibly thin and light
  • Vibrant, high-resolution screen
  • Comfortable to hold
  • Powerful processor & specs
  • MicroSD for more storage
  • Water and dust resistant
  • Runs older version of Android
  • Google Play store lacks tablet app selection of…
  • Interface can lag a little
  • $100 more expensive than Nexus 10
Our Score 8