If you are looking for a new tablet and want the very best, it really comes down to what sort of eco system you are already in. If you own all Apple products, it is generally easier to stick with Apple.
This is because you can share downloads from the App store with your iPad and iPhone, not to mention your computer. However, if you use Android and download a good amount from the Google Play Store, than you need to look towards an Android based device.
While it is possible to go from one device to the other, it is a bit more difficult, and the downloads are not transferrable, which means you must purchase additional content on your opposite device. With this in mind though, this is simply a list of the best tablets as of September, 2014. It is up to you to decide what is going to work best for your needs or not.
Top Rated Tablet in the Market
The iPad Air remains just about the same as the previous models, although it comes out every year with a faster processor and other improved features. The screen is a nice size and it is also one of the thinnest tablets as well.
iOS is still an extremely clean interface, and while you are not able to customize it like you might with Android, it is the perfect companion when you want something easy to use.
Tablet with the Best Screen
The Google Nexus 7 is probably the best Android based tablet out there. There are all sorts of different Android based tablets you can use, but this one runs the purest form of Android as it is put out by Google, and Google also produces Android.
It comes in a nice size, is going to be half the price of the Apple iPad Air, and it also comes with additional features that you simply are not going to find on any Apple device, such as an SD card slot for additional memory and more connection ports.
Best Tablet to Buy
If gaming on a tablet is your way to go, than you need to pick up the Nvidia Shield Tablet. This is the best for simply gaming. It is an affordable tablet for the size and allows you to easily connect with controllers as well.
It might be thicker than other tablets out there, but it is also one of the most powerful, so no matter the kind of game you want to play, this is the tablet that you want, as you are not going to have any sort of rendering issues and it is always going to be able to power through and perform whenever you need it.
Best Tablet in the Market
The Amazon Kindle Fire lineup of tablets is always a nice way to go, and if you are all about media, ranging from watching movies to reading books and listening to music, this is the tablet for you. It is designed specifically around these features and, although it does run Android, it is a special version of Android, tailor designed for media.
Plus, it is an exceptional tablet, and if you have used any of the previous Kindles to read books before, you should feel right at home with this particular device.
Top Rated Tablet for the Money
If you don’t want something so large and just want a device that is able to fit into your hands, you want to go with the iPad Mini with Retina Display. This is a smaller version of the iPad Air and it features essentially all of the same elements of the larger tablet, only in a smaller package.
The price tag is a big higher than Android offerings of the same size, but in terms of performance and size, you really are not going to go wrong with this kind of a device.
Top Android Tablet to Buy
This 10.5 inch tablet is one of the largest tablets out there, and it is also one of the best pure Android tablets out there as well. If you like any of the other Samsung products, such as the Galaxy S or Note line of phones, this is the next feature you need to go with. The large screen is one of the best you are going to find anywhere, and if you want a large scree to watch movies or play apps, this is the device to go with.
The 8.4 version of the tablet features many of the same features as the 10.5, only it is designed to compete with the iPad Mini (although the smaller Tab came out far before the iPad Mini hit the market). This is skinny, has a nice screen and is extremely powerful. It is actually more powerful than the iPad Mini, but again it is going to come down to whether or not you use Apple or Android more. There is always a choice, depending on the kind of devices you already use.
High End Tablet in the Market
If you want a powerful tablet that is going to outperform some computer systems, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is the way to go. In fact, if you purchase an attachable keyboard, you are able to completely replace your laptop, and in some cases, this might work out for the better. However, it is also the most expensive tablet out there, with the price tag for the high-end model reaching over $1,000, and when you toss in the keyboard, depending on the model you opt for, you are going to approach $1,200.
So, it really comes down to what sort of features you want, and if you would rather have a tablet that can function like a laptop. However, without a doubt, in terms of sheer production and power, there really is nothing like the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. As long as you already work with other Microsoft products and programs. If not, you might want to consider one of the other tablets that is out on the market.