LG's G Pad 8.3 is a high-powered 8-inch tablet with a boatload of features, but competing devices offer brighter displays and longer battery life.
A full-HD display, aluminum design and USB 3.0 connectivity help the ThinkPad 8 stand out, but it could use more endurance.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4's battery life falls short, but its sharp display, useful productivity apps and multitasking prowess make it a good Android tablet.
The Acer Iconia W4 is a well-designed 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet with a gorgeous IPS display and very good battery life.
The Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 makes the most of its huge screen with powerful multitasking features and productivity apps -- if you're willing to live with its big size and price.
The Dell Venue 11 Pro offers versatile docking options and long battery life in a stylish, business-friendly design.
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.