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Best Tablets

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Tablets

Best Tablets

We tested 93 tablets to determine the best-performing models. Our expert lab technicians tested each Tablet based on the following criteria:

  • Battery life (hr.)
  • Screen size (in.)
  • Ease of use
  • Weight (lbs.)
  • Performance
  • Display
  • Portability
  • Versatility

Below lists the Tablets that rated best in each of the tests our experts looked for. Learn about how these tests were performed and find out which Tablet is rated best when you subscribe.

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Tablets

Best Tablet for Battery life (hr.)

The time to takes to deplete a fully charged battery while the tablet loads a sequence of web pages over Wi-Fi. Bluetooth and 3G/4G are disabled and the screen is set to a specific brightness that's usable indoors or outdoors.


This Tablet which tested best for Battery life (hr.) has the following features: Internal storage (GB), Operating system, Length (in.), Width (in.), Depth (in.), Camera MP, Webcam MP, Memory-card reader, Webcam, Camera, GPS, Fingerprint-resistant screen, Approved app market, Capacitive touchscreen, Swype-capable keyboard, Act as Wi-Fi hotspot and Mobile data.

Best Tablet for Screen size (in.)

The diagonal measure of the screen's active area.


This Tablet which tested best for Screen size (in.) has the following features: Internal storage (GB), Operating system, Length (in.), Width (in.), Depth (in.), Camera MP, Webcam MP, Memory-card reader, Webcam, Camera, GPS, Approved app market, Capacitive touchscreen and Swype-capable keyboard.

Best Tablet for Ease of use

Based on a variety of scenarios, including reading books, playing media, and using email and the Web.


This Tablet which tested best for Ease of use has the following features: Internal storage (GB), Operating system, Length (in.), Width (in.), Depth (in.), Camera MP, Webcam MP, Memory-card reader, Webcam, Camera, GPS, Fingerprint-resistant screen, Approved app market, Capacitive touchscreen and Swype-capable keyboard.

Best Tablet for Weight (lbs.)

The carrying weight of the tablet, without any case or cover.


This Tablet which tested best for Weight (lbs.) has the following features: Internal storage (GB), Operating system, Length (in.), Width (in.), Depth (in.), Camera MP, Webcam MP, Memory-card reader, Webcam, Camera, GPS, Approved app market, Capacitive touchscreen and Swype-capable keyboard.

Best Tablet for Performance

Speed of actions and visual smoothness running apps with complex graphics, especially games.


This Tablet which tested best for Performance has the following features: Internal storage (GB), Operating system, Length (in.), Width (in.), Depth (in.), Camera MP, Webcam MP, Memory-card reader, Webcam, Camera, Fingerprint-resistant screen, Approved app market, Capacitive touchscreen and Swype-capable keyboard.

Best Tablet for Display

Covers display color, viewing angle, brightness and outdoor readability.


This Tablet which tested best for Display has the following features: Internal storage (GB), Operating system, Length (in.), Width (in.), Depth (in.), Camera MP, Webcam MP, Memory-card reader, Webcam, Camera, Fingerprint-resistant screen, Approved app market, Capacitive touchscreen and Swype-capable keyboard.

Best Tablet for Portability

Combines size, weight, and battery life.


This Tablet which tested best for Portability has the following features: Internal storage (GB), Operating system, Length (in.), Width (in.), Depth (in.), Camera MP, Webcam MP, Memory-card reader, Webcam, Camera, GPS, Fingerprint-resistant screen, Approved app market, Capacitive touchscreen and Swype-capable keyboard.

Best Tablet for Versatility

The presence of useful features.


This Tablet which tested best for Versatility has the following features: Internal storage (GB), Operating system, Length (in.), Width (in.), Depth (in.), Camera MP, Webcam MP, Memory-card reader, Webcam, Camera, GPS, Fingerprint-resistant screen, Approved app market, Capacitive touchscreen, Swype-capable keyboard, Act as Wi-Fi hotspot and Mobile data.