The Yoga Tablet 2 combines a handy kickstand with very long battery life, making it one of the better Android tablet values.
The Asus Transformer Book T200 is a sleek, compact Windows 8 hybrid with a detachable tablet and hard-drive bay for easy storage expansion.
The Fire HD 6 Kids Edition is an excellent kids' tablet that offers robust parental controls and gobs of free content in a durable design backed by a strong two-year warranty.
The iPad Air 2 is the tablet perfected, cramming a faster A8X processor, sharper camera and richer anti-reflective screen into an even thinner design.
With Amazon's Fire HDX 8.9 you get a brilliant screen, long battery life and great parental controls for less money than the iPad Air 2.
The iPad mini 3 adds Touch ID and a gold color option to Apple's already great small tablet.
With a crisp screen, long battery life and robust parental controls, the Amazon Fire HD 7 is a very good budget tablet, but it should come with more storage
Impressive parental controls and a very cheap price are not the only reasons to pick up the Fire HD 6.
The Android-powered LG G Pad 7.0 offers a vivid screen, excellent audio and epic battery life for just $150.
For those locked into a Barnes & Noble library, the $179 Galaxy Tab 4 Nook might be worth a look. But its poor performance and complicated controls might scare others away.