10. Amazon Kindle Fire HDX
For their price, the 8.9-inch and 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX tablets offer excellent experiences, especially if you’re looking for a screen to consume content with. However, the lack of Google services outside of the box makes it awkward for some people coming from another tablet or smartphone and the interface can take some time getting used to. Looking for a second tablet for the kids or just want a good display? The 8.9-inch version won’t do you wrong.
09. Google Nexus 10
We might have just had Google I/O, with all sorts of Android goodness on the horizon, but we heard nothing about tablets. The display is great, it sounds good and these days you could probably pick one up for pretty cheap. With an upgrade to Android Lollipop hanging in the balance, the Nexus 10 is a great tablet for right now, but that might not be the case in a few months’ time.
08. ASUS Transformer TF701T
Sure, ASUS’ tablet offerings seem to be focused more on the lower-end of things but the TF701T still remains an excellent option if you don’t want a laptop, but would like a keyboard from time-to-time. With its 10.1-inch 2560 x 1600 display, NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 and a great keyboard attachment that also adds to the tablet’s battery life, the TF701T will handle pretty much anything you throw at it.#
07. Sony Xperia Tablet Z2
With a 1920 x 1080 10.1-inch display, Sony’s latest offering already sounds down and out, but it has some tricks up its sleeve. It’s incredibly slim, coming in under 10mm thick and it’s water and dust resistant. It’d be nice to see a higher-resolution display, but with a Snapdragon 800 running the show, it’s still a powerful tablet with a lot going for it.
06. LG G Pad 8.3
LG has recently added some offerings to the G Pad lineup, with budget minded 8 and 7-inch tablets, but the G Pad 8.3 still remains excellent value. With a nice, 8.3-inch display it’s a good compromise between something portable like a 7-incher and something larger. The Snapdragon 600 inside is showing its age a little bit, but it still handles most games without a problem and everyday tasks are nothing for the G Pad 8.3.
05. Galaxy Note Pro
At a somewhat comical size, the 12.2-inch Galaxy Note Pro is one of those tablets you either love or hate. If you love the S-Pen and just want more room to draw or sketch, then this is a great option. It’s also really well specked and the 2560 x 1600 display is fairly dense for a display of that size. At 12.2-inches it’s not that portable, if you want a bigger tablet, there’s no other option than the Galaxy Note Pro.
04. Google Nexus 7
Nexus 7 got an upgrade last Fall and it’s easily the best value out there when talking about Android tablets. That 1920 x 1200 7-inch display is great for reading and the overall design is simple and clean. Under the hood is where things start to show their age, but overall it’s a good package and if you like speedy updates and clean software, this is the 7-inch for you.
03. Galaxy Tab S 8.4
Samsung has launched so many tablets this year that it’s hard to keep up. Take the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 with its Super AMOLED display at a retina-besting 2560 x 1600 it’s one of the best-looking portable displays you’ll find. The split window and other Samsung staples work wonders on tablets like these. Want a compromise tablet with an excellent for movie watching? Then this just maybe the one for you.
02. Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition
The Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition overs people an all-round experience with some bells and whistles, like the S-Pen which works excellent at this size. It’s portable enough to carry around like a notebook, and it’s also large enough to deal with sizable documents and the like. An excellent tablet that those looking for a great stylus experience will love, Samsung’s bizarrely named Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition is a great choice.
01. Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5
The 10.5-inch version offers a genuinely stellar alternative to the iPad if you’re looking for an all-rounder that has an excellent display and all the software features you want and then some. Galaxy Tab S 10.5 has added extras like a fingerprint sensor which will help keep unwanted people away from your Google Play account and that Super AMOLED display is vibrant and bright.