Ap­ple iPad Air 2

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The iPad Air didn’t re­ally need to be thin­ner, but that doesn’t mean 6.1mm isn’t mighty im­pres­sive. This com­bines with re­as­sur­ing weight and im­pec­ca­ble build qual­ity to make this the most de­sir­able tab on the planet. While the dis­play is the same Retina res­o­lu­tion as be­fore, clever screen tech brings the pix­els closer to the sur­face, and the whole ex­pe­ri­ence is even faster than be­fore thanks to the new A8X chip. Ba­si­cally it’s the best tablet in the world made even bet­ter.

Ap­ple iPad Mini 2 With Retina Dis­play

The iPad Mini 3 is out now but all it adds is Touch ID. The good news is that the Mini 2 is now down to $408, which is frankly bar­gain-tas­tic. That’s why the ‘old’ model stays in our Top 10 – if you’re af­ter a mini-tablet of real qual­ity, your choice has just got eas­ier. Sam­sung has blessed the Galaxy Tab with one of the best tablet screens we’ve ever laid eyes on, plus an im­pres­sive cam­era and some in­cred­i­ble stamina – but there are per­for­mance nig­gles and Ap­ple’s tablet app se­lec­tion is still far su­pe­rior.

Sam­sung Galaxy Tab S 10.5

At last, Mi­crosoft has de­liv­ered on the prom­ise of the tablet-cum-lap­top hy­brid. It proves there’s space in the world for a de­sign that’s more pro­duc­tive than an iPad or Galaxy Note, but eas­ier to hump around than a tra­di­tional lap­top.

Mi­crosoft Sur­face Pro 3

A stonk­ingly af­ford­able tabtop with raw power, a neat de­sign and great bat­tery life – per­fect for Of­fice on the go, thanks to In­tel’s new Baytrail CPU. The 1366x768 screen is a good ’un too, with crisp text, great con­trast and colours that pop.

Asus Trans­former Book T100

Google Nexus 9

The de­sign isn’t as pris­tine, but this is a real An­droid con­tender to ri­val the iPads. You get the new An­droid 5.0 Lol­lipop soft­ware, bags of power and a su­per-sharp dis­play. With 12 hours of video play and two front-fac­ing speak­ers, it’ll be a great film buddy. A slim, light and re­li­able couch or com­mute com­pan­ion, with a screen that looks bril­liant de­spite be­ing ‘only’ Full HD. The wa­ter­proof­ing may sway peo­ple away from choos­ing an iPad Mini and ev­ery gamer’s eyes will light up at the men­tion of PS4 Re­mote Play.

Sony Xpe­ria Z3 Tablet Com­pact

Sam­sung’s su­perb screen, de­sign, per­for­mance and a wider se­lec­tion of op­ti­mised apps mean that against many other An­droid tabs it’s still a win­ner. How­ever, the new low price for the iPad Mini 2 makes the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 look rather pricey.

Sam­sung Galaxy Tab S 8.4

This re­ally is the ul­ti­mate gam­ing tablet. The Shield’s sheer power and gam­ing smarts are in­cred­i­ble, with a con­sole-qual­ity con­troller and the op­tion of seam­less stream­ing from your PC. All it needs now is more made-for-Shield games… lots more.

Nvidia Shield Tablet

The Nexus has moved fur­ther ahead of the An­droid pack by virtue of get­ting an up­date to OS 4.4 KitKat. It’s now smoother, faster and more bat­tery-friendly than ever, while its 323ppi 1080p screen and quad-core power still im­press.

Google Nexus 7

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