The iPad Air's jaw-droppingly compact design, faster performance and excellent endurance -- combined with the best app selection -- make this the tablet to beat.
Microsoft's Surface 2 offers a beautiful display, more powerful processor and longer battery life, but the app selection is still lacking.
One Laptop Per Child's noble vision of empowering children worldwide brings its Dreams software to the 7-inch XO Tablet, but it has some flaws.
The ASUS Transformer Book T100 offers fantastic battery life, a peppy Atom Bay Trail processor and a keyboard for less than the Surface 2.
The Sony VAIO Tap 11 offers a sharp display in a thin design, but its short battery life and awkward detachable design are drawbacks .
The Kurio 10s is a family-friendly 10-inch tablet with great parental controls and educational apps, but its slow performance and smudgy screen are drawbacks.
The kid-friendly Kurio 7s tablet is packed full of educational apps, but suffers from a poor display and below-average battery life.
The Amazon Kindle Fire HDX packs a gorgeous 7-inch display, a very fast processor and one-touch tech support into a sleeker design.
Thanks to enhanced pen features, a beautiful Retina display and Samsung's war chest of features, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 - 2014 Edition is a very good Android tablet for both creating and consuming content.
ASUS' Intel-powered MeMO Pad FHD 10 is an attractive Android tablet with above-average battery life, but its display doesn't dazzle.