Best Tablet 2014: Which tablet should you buy?
Are you looking for the best tablet to buy in 2014, or even just one that's right for your needs?
Whether it's Apple's iPad Air, the Nexus 7 or the latest Samsung Galaxy tablet, we've picked the top tablets to spend your money on. We've made it as clear as possible by condensing in-depth reviews to a concise nutshell. That way you know what a tablet does best and what could be a deal-breaker.
We spend days reviewing a tablet and put it through rigorous real life and benchmark tests. Our scores and awards are based on a blend of a tablet's features as well as how easy it is to use and how much it costs. Important aspects such as screen quality, battery life and price make up the biggest part of the scores and what it takes to make our list of the best tablets.
With so many to choose from, picking the best tablet for you is a tricky business. We've put together a clear guide that explains the virtues and pitfalls of iOS, Windows and Android tablets.
Read more: Tablet Buying Guide
Have a reasonable idea what you're looking for? Then jump straight to the list of the best tablets on the market in 2014.
We also want to offer a note of caution. There are loads of cheap tablets on sale and some of these are awful, suffering from terrible screens and poor battery life. There are a few gems hidden in the muck, but if it's really cheap and not on our list, proceed with caution.
We start our list with smaller tablets and move on towards the chunkier, almost laptop replacement ones. Just click the one you want to read or use the arrows to go through them all.
Best small tablets:
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 - 9/10
- iPad mini with retina - 9/10
- Nexus 7 - 8/10
- LG G Pad 8.3 - 8/10
- Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 - 8/10