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Tablet Reviews

It may seem like the Apple iPad currently has the tablet market cornered, but Amazon’s Fire tablets provide a cheaper alternative to Apple’s premium tablet. Oh, and Samsung also makes some tablets that are basically big versions of its Galaxy Note phones. If you’re looking for a tablet and need help sorting them all out, our reviews below should help.

7.5

iPad Mini 2021 review: a little different

The middle child of the iOS lineup

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 under a waterfall.
7.5

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 review: nearly normal

As good as foldables get, but is that good enough?

Amazon Fire HD 10 (2021) review: things are getting complicated

Asus Chromebook Detachable CM3 review: Duet redux

You can lean on its kickstand, but not its CPU

Lenovo’s Tab P11 Pro is great for watching movies, not doing work

OLED screen movie machine

The 12.9-inch iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
8

iPad Pro (2021) review: dream screen

Mini LED, major improvement

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold review: a folding screen filled with potential

A cheap tablet is a great entertainment device

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab A7 is a good cheap tablet

The new iPad Air with Magic Keyboard and Apple Pencil
8

Apple iPad Air (2020) review: take it from the Pro

Despite the higher cost, this iPad is the one to get

7

The new 2020 iPad isn’t enough for Zoom school

It’s really great, but the limitations are becoming grating

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and S7 Plus review: hardware can’t carry it all

Samsung’s latest tablets are saddled by familiar problems

6

Microsoft Surface Duo review: double troubles

All the right ideas — but spoiled by buggy software and a bad camera

7.5

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 review: an extravagant success

Two screens, five cameras, one hinge, $2,000

The reMarkable 2 is the latest attempt to turn your paper notepad digital

The best part of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus is its screen

7

Fire HD 8 Plus review: the Amazon appliance

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Lenovo Chromebook Duet review: this has no business costing so little

Cut corners don’t ruin the experience

7.5

Microsoft Surface Go 2 review: don’t push it

Easy to love, hard to live with

8

Apple iPad Pro review 2020: small spec bump, big camera bump

An iterative year-over-year update

Amazon Fire HD 10 (2019) review: you get what you pay for

6.5

Microsoft Surface Pro X review: heartbreaker

Better than expected isn’t enough

5

Samsung Galaxy Fold re-review: here we go again

Less fragile doesn’t mean not fragile

Apple iPad (2019) review: no competition

7 good and 3 bad things in iPadOS

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 review: master entertainer, amateur worker

A $50 tablet can handle the basics, but not much more

4

Samsung Galaxy Fold review: broken dream

The future is still very fragile

8.5

Apple iPad Air 2019 review: happy medium

8.5

Apple’s new iPad mini is a terrific small tablet with no competition

The best tablet you can buy right now

As we pick the best tablet, we're focusing on the "tablet things" that most people want to do with a tablet. It should be good for watching video, playing games, and reading. It should also be thin, light, and have a battery that lasts long enough that you don't have to worry about it dying on your commute.

Microsoft Surface Go with LTE review: the best netbook

A little of the future with too much of the past

5.5

Google Pixel Slate review: slapdash

7.5

Apple iPad Pro review 2018: the fastest iPad is still an iPad

The thing about bullet trains is that they’re always on rails

Samsung Galaxy Book 2 review: the Surface Amateur

Lenovo Yoga Book C930 review: two screens and lots of compromises

HP Chromebook x2 review: semi-pro

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 review: valiant effort

The Surface Go is Microsoft’s hybrid PC dream made real

8.5

Microsoft Surface Go review: a little goes a long way