'The top of the range 8.9" Kindle Fire HDX boasts a stunningly thin and light design and has an excellent screen, but the lack of access to Google's Play Store means there's a heavy reliance on Amazon's limited apps. '
'The Galaxy Tab S 10.5 ($499, 16GB) pours the S5 equation into the best Android media tablet we've seen so far. '
'This is the best 10-inch Android tablet available. '
'The South Korean manufacturer has thrown some of the best hardware out there into the tablet's ultra-slim body, headed by stunning Super AMOLED display with the ultra-high resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. '
Android tablet takes on iPad Air and Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet
'It's also worth stressing it's a fine laptop replacement in any other setting.'
'The Surface Pro 3 is Microsoft's biggest and best tablet yet, but it needs a better keyboard to truly replace your laptop. '
'It's clear the Pro 3 is the most accomplished Surface yet, but it still won't tick all boxes for all users.'
'Great for airplanes and trains: Thanks to the kickstand, which can now adjust to almost any angle (nearly flat, even), the Surface Pro 3 may be one of the best tablets for use on a nightstand, table, airplane seat, or a train. '
'With the Aspire Switch 10, Acer has introduced a fine detachable tablet, making it a safe purchase for anyone in the market for a portable Windows tablet without giving up the productive capability of a clamshell design. '
'This attractive Windows 8 convertible device offers several modes of use with a stunning display and plenty of power to surf the Web, check your email, and write a paper or two. '
Affordable Windows 8 tablet and laptop in one device
Pros: Affordable Windows 8.1, decent screen viewing angle.