The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9-inch packs a stunning display, instant tech support and helpful parental controls, plus it offers very long battery life.
Lenovo's Yoga Tablet 8 sports the longest running battery on a small tablet and an adjustable kickstand, but its specs trail cheaper competitors.
With an integrated kickstand and impressive battery life, the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 is a good Android tablet for those on a tight budget.
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.