The Polaroid Kids Tablet 2 is a very affordable children's slate with quality apps and content, but the battery life could be better.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 Kids combines an enjoyable, child-friendly mobile experience with long battery life, but its specs trail cheaper tablets.
The Toshiba Encore delivers speedy performance, handy apps and more ports than other compact Windows 8.1 tablets, but it's bulkier.
The Lenovo Miix 2 packs zippy performance, a bright display and a full Windows 8.1 experience in a sleek 8-inch tablet.
Sure, it has some kid-friendly content, but the Vinci M7 Family Tablet's terrible screen and slow performance make it a slate to avoid.
ASUS' Transformer Pad TF701T packs Tegra 4 power and a brilliant high-res screen in a 10-inch Android tablet, but you'll have to pay more for the keyboard.
The $299 Dell Venue 8 Pro is a versatile and affordable 8-inch Windows tablet for work and play that suffers from one annoying design flaw.
The Fuhu Nabi XD kids' tablet offers a bright display, solid app selection and impressive battery life for tweens.
The Nokia Lumia 2520 is a well-designed tablet with fast performance, long battery life and a comfy keyboard -- if you're willing to live with Windows RT's limitations.
The $149 LeapFrog LeapPad Ultra has a bright display and child-proof interface, but it's weighed down by sluggish performance.