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.
The value-priced LG G Pad 10.1 keeps ticking when other 10-inch tablets bite the dust.
The Dell Venue 7 is an attractive and capable 7-inch Android tablet with strong battery life.
For just $200, the Dell Venue 8 offers a full HD screen and improved performance, all in a sturdy design.