Shopping for a tablet can be a confusing experience. Do you buy the iPad, an Android competitor or a powerful Windows 8 slate? Check out our reviews of the best tablets of 2014 and our tablet buying guide to compare models and find the right slate for your needs.
With the ElitePad 1000, HP strives for a productivity-focused powerhouse tablet, but it doesn't deliver enough performance for the price.
The Acer Iconia Tab 8 gives you a full-HD 8-inch display for an affordable price, but its short battery life and dim screen sink it.
The Yoga Tablet 2 combines a handy kickstand with very long battery life, making it one of the better Android tablet values.
The Asus Transformer Book T200 is a sleek, compact Windows 8 hybrid with a detachable tablet and hard-drive bay for easy storage expansion.
The Fire HD 6 Kids Edition is an excellent kids' tablet that offers robust parental controls and gobs of free content in a durable design backed by a strong two-year warranty.
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.