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The 10 Best Tablets - PC Magazine

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 $499 %displayPrice% at %seller% The Galaxy Tab S 10.5 is the best large screen Android-powered media tablet available, but its not the best tablet you can buy. Read the full review ››.

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Asus Transformer Book T100TA $399 %displayPrice% at %seller% For a sub-$400 price, the Asus Transformer Book T100TA is a fully functional Windows 8.1 hybrid tablet, and the natural successor to the netbook ideal. Read the full review ››. And it avoids all the compatibility issues that plague tablets running mobile operating systems like iOS, Android, or Windows RT.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 $399 %displayPrice% at %seller% With a trim build and a gorgeous screen, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 has supremely elegant hardware, but there are less-expensive small-screen tablet options. Read the full review ››.

Read the full review ››. Asus VivoTab Note 8 $329 %displayPrice% at %seller% Out of the latest group of Windows 8 slate contenders, the entry-level Asus VivoTab 8 distinguishes itself with a low price, and by including standard features that are options on competing tablets.

If you're all about Android, take a look at the Best Android Tablets. Large-Screen (8.9-to-11-Inch) Tablets. For more in-depth tablet-shopping advice, read Android, Apple, or Windows: How to Choose the Right Tablet. And for the latest lab-tested reviews, check out the Tablet Product Guide.

After all, smartphones, tablets, and laptops all fulfill similar needs, and the feature sets of these devices don't vary wildly. It's tough to believe the tablet market has exploded as quickly as it has since the first iPad debuted almost four years ago. Often it comes down to whether you want to check Facebook, your pals, or watch Orange Is the New Black on a 5-, a 7-, or a 13-inch screen.

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More ». Formerly the managing editor for the consumer electronics and mobile reviews teams, she can typically be found knee deep in home theater and audio gear, digital cameras, tablets, mobile phones, and the accompanying accessories. She's had a serious crush on Apple for more than 25 years, but a tumultuous. Heading up PCMag's reviews coverage, Wendy Sheehan Donnell is lucky enough to spend her days working with words and drooling over shiny gadgets inside the big glass box that is PC Labs in New York City.

Small-Screen (7- to 8-Inch) Tablets.

Apple iPad Air $499 %displayPrice% at %seller% The iPad Air is Apple's attempt to make the tablet disappear. Read the full review ››. The result is an unusually slim, well-built platform for the best array of apps in the business.

Do you need a tablet that offers hundreds of thousands of apps? Do you want a slate that you can easily hold with a single hand, or one with a larger 10-inch screen? Do you need memory card slots for additional storage? How about 4G cellular connectivity so you can use your tablet to get online anywhere? You get the idea. There are some other important factors to consider as well.

Google Nexus 7 $229 %displayPrice% at %seller% Google's Nexus 7 continues to set the bar for small-screen tablets with a perfect balance between price and performance. Read the full review ››.

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And since one tablet size doesn't fit all, we picked five large-screen (8.9- to 11-inch) and five small-screen (7- to 8-inch) winners to come up with our top 10. If you're unsure which tablet to get, we present this list of the 10 best tablets we've tested as a good place to start your search. And since we're reviewing new tablets all the time, we'll update this list periodically. The list comprises Android, Apple, and Microsoft models.

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Read the full review ››. Dell Venue 11 Pro $499.99 %displayPrice% at %seller% With all-day battery life, a 1080p IPS screen, Windows 8.1 Pro, and flexible mobile and desktop docking systems, the Dell Venue 11 Pro slate tablet means business. And it's under $500.

And it's the best choice for handling your Amazon content. Read the full review ››. Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" $379 %displayPrice% at %seller% The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" is the simplest-to-use high-quality, large-screen tablet, with built-in, on-demand tech support.

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7" $229 %displayPrice% at %seller% Amazon's 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX is the simplest high-quality small-screen tablet you can buy, and ease of use doesn't come at the cost of performance. Read the full review ››.

You probably don't need a tablet, but that doesn't mean you don't want one. At the same time, here we are four years later, and there still aren't really many tablets that will truly replace both a laptop and a smartphone. A tablet is basically an extra thing to buy and carry.

Apple iPad mini with Retina Display $399 %displayPrice% at %seller% The new iPad mini has a super-sharp Retina display and packs all of the power of the iPad Air into a more portable package. Read the full review ››.

And if you know you want a tablet, you probably also have some idea whether you want an iPad, an Android, or a Windows model. Though there are some Windows 8 tablets listed here, if you're looking for a convertible tablet or one with with a laptop-grade processor, whose main task is productivity, The Best Windows 8 Tablets focuses on those models.). (An important note: This list focuses mostly on lower-cost media-consumption tablets.

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