Top 10 Tablets 2013
The Top 10 Tablets 2013 are...
Number 10: Amazon Kindle Fire HD
For casual tablet users or those already knee-deep in Amazon's digital media abyss, the Kindle Fire HD is a fantastic option, especially at the low entry price.
It offers a simple and uncomplicated experience through and through, and is built to support the digital media it aims to sell you, with an excellent screen (for a seven-incher) and surprisingly ample speakers.
Number 9: Asus FonePad
The Asus FonePad is a very accomplished Android tablet and offers amazing value-for-money. If you're not planning on spending a fortune, but still want a tablet with a wide choice of apps and features then you could do a lot worse than picking up this one in particular.
Number 8: Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
Sure, it's a mite expensive, the screen quality is lower than we've seen from Samsung in the past and the build quality somewhat lower than the competition, but this is still a fabulous tablet that many workers constantly forced to use a paper and pen will love to try out.
Number 7: Microsoft Surface Pro
It's a bulky device with significant weight, but at the end of the day you're pretty much getting a portable PC, and all that power means there's a wealth of options available on the Surface Pro which you just can't get on the more standard of tablets.
Number 6: Asus Transformer Pad Infinity
Everything we'd look for in a high-end tablet is present and accounted for with the Transformer Pad Infinity.
While power is always welcomed, it was the improved screen that really caught our attention. Given that we use our tablet mostly for browsing the web and watching video, we couldn't help but marvel at the resolution, either. if you're looking for a top Android tablet (and have the cash to splash), then the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity should be at the top of your list.
Number 5: Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0
The Galaxy Note 8.0 is a good device. There are better out there for the money, and with an arguably better design as well. However, for those that like the S Pen as a tool, it's a great offering, albeit not really worth the extra cash for most.
Number 4: Google Nexus 10
The Google Nexus 10 is easily one of the best Android tablets on the market and while it's not quite as fantastic value for money as the Nexus 7, it certainly gives Apple's high-priced iPad 4 a run for its money. For the price you're paying, you won't be disappointed.
Number 3: iPad 4
Dodgy name aside, the new iPad is the crème de la crème of the tablet market. The eye-popping Retina Display is something to behold, the vast array of tablet apps in the App Store is something Google Play can't touch, and the OS simply just works.
If your pockets are deep and your need is great, then the new iPad 4 is the tablet for you - and the tablet that all other 10-inch offerings are compared to.
Number 2: Google Nexus 7
The Google Nexus 7 is the best budget Android tablet on the market. Nothing in its price range is able to touch it, although Apple has managed to have the last laugh with the iPad Mini.
If you're looking for a tablet which doesn't cost an arm or a leg, but provides enough power to act as an extra limb, then look no further – the Google Nexus 7 is the tablet for you, and the 32GB / 3G upgrade is enough to push it up into second spot.
Number 1: iPad mini
"The iPad mini is the best iPad Apple has ever created" - need we say more? That's the official verdict from our in-depth review. If you have the extra cash to spend on the iPad mini over the likes of the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD, you won't be disappointed.