Sleeker, faster and even more beautiful, the iPad Air 2 boasts an even more eye-popping Retina Display in a design that's 18 percent thinner than the original Air. An anti-reflective coating seriously cuts down on glare when you're outdoors. The Air 2 also packs a much faster A8X chip, which delivers jaw-dropping graphics in a new wave of games, as well as more horsepower for exciting new video editing apps. A sharper 8-MP iSight camera (complete with slow motion video recording) and long battery life -- not to mention more than 675,000 apps -- solidify the Air 2 as our favorite tablet.
Dell's Venue 7 isn't just a great choice for those looking for a small tablet, it's perfect for budget-conscious shoppers as well. For just $160, you get an Intel Atom Z3460 processor, 1GB f RAM and 16GB of flash memory. All that's wrapped up inside a sleek 7-inch Android KitKat slate with a 1280 x 800 IPS display and excellent audio. Plus, the Venue 7 is packing 8 hours and 14 minutes of battery endurance.
With its handy kickstand, the Yoga Tablet 2 offers four usage modes, making this 8-inch Android tablet easy to use anywhere. The hinge also houses a beefy battery, which enables the Yoga Tablet 2 to last nearly 10 hours on a charge. Other highlights include a very bright full-HD display, a fairly zippy quad-core Intel processor and booming speakers.
Don't want to shell out for a TV? Lenovo's Yoga Tablet 2 Pro ($469) upsizes the Android KitKat experience by packing an onboard projector so you can cast your multimedia 50 inches wide on any wall. On its own, 13-inch tablet's QHD screen is gorgeous enough for your Netflix binges, and the powerful JBL speakers packs enough volume for a small audience. On top of that, a sturdy kickstand for easy hands-free viewing and useful software make the sleek and sexy Yoga Tablet 2 Pro a winning entertainment device.
An affordable and versatile hybrid, the ASUS Transformer Book T200 gives you the full Windows 8.1 experience in a detachable design. The dock sports a comfortable keyboard and touchpad, plus a smart drive bay for adding to the 64GB of onboard storage. At 3.2 pounds, the device weighs only a little bit more than the MacBook Air, yet it costs hundreds less. A quad-core Intel Atom CPU provides solid performance for everyday computing, while the battery lasts about 6.5 hours.
No one has broken the $100 price barrier with a good tablet -- until now. The Fire 6 packs a bright HD (1280 x 800-pixel) screen in a sturdy design that comes in multiple fun colors. The new Fire OS makes it easy to set up profiles for your kids, and Amazon continues to offer best-in-class parental controls. Other perks include a solid 8.5 hours of battery life and zippy quad-core performance. Amazon Prime member? You and your child will love the gobs of free videos, music, books and more.
Amazon took its excellent Fire HD 6 tablet and one-upped themselves to make the best kid-friendly tablet around. Not only will you enjoy the 1280 x 800-pixel, 6-inch display and zippy performance, but you'll also get best-in-class parental controls. But the real treat in this case-clad tablet, and the reason you'll pay an extra $50 for it, is that it comes with a 2-year worry-free warranty. No matter what Junior does to the HD 6 Kids Edition, Amazon will replace it. Plus, it comes with a full year of FreeTime Unlimited for full access to more than 5,000 kid-friendly books, movies, TV shows, educational apps and games.
The Shield Tablet provides seriously fast performance (thanks to Nvidia's K1 processor) along with an versatile stylus and a gorgeous 1920 x 1200 display -- all in a sleek 8-inch design. Throw in the world's first Wi-Fi Direct gaming controller and the ability to stream PC games and you've got a lean, mean machine that successfully bridges the gap between mobile and PC gaming.
Perfect for those who need their tablet to be a workhorse, the Lenovo ThinkPad 10 includes an active stylus and snappy optional keyboard in addition to its business-friendly design. The left side even houses a full-size USB 2.0 port. Starting at $599, this Windows 8 slate comes packing an Intel Atom Z3795 processor, which resulted in solid performance and an above average 8:43 in battery endurance.