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Consumer Reports Reviews Tablets

Consumer Reports is the best place to come to find expert Tablet reviews. We review different types of Tablets. Our Tablet reviews will help you decide what Tablet is best for you.

Consumer Reports Tablet reviews will provide you with recommended models based on the combination of price and performance. You can also subscribe for our Tablet ratings where you will see our Tablet reviews on Portability, Versatility, Battery life (hr.), Weight (lbs.), Ease of use, Performance, Screen size (in.) and Display. You will also see Consumer Reports take on each model of Tablets that we review. This is a quick summary of what we think works well for this model, and possibly what doesn't.

After reading reviews of the Tablet you are interested in you can compare models, review our list of the Tablet's features and specifications, read user reviews and submit your own review of a Tablet. We also have up to date Tablet blogs featuring Consumer Reports First Look for new models and Tablet news our experts think will help you make the best purchase.

Tablet Reviews from Consumer Reports

ratingsAsus Transformer Book T100 (Wi-Fi, 32GB+HDD) Reviews
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Asus Transformer Book T100 (Wi-Fi, 32GB+HDD)
Type: 9- to 12-inch-screen tablets, Wi-Fi-only
Summary: A larger tablet from Asus with a 10.1-inch screen and Wi-Fi Internet only, running on the Windows 8.1 operating system. Uses the Windows app store for downloading apps. Tested with 32GB of storage.
 
 
The Asus Transformer Book T100 (Wi-Fi, 32GB+HDD) Tablet has the following features: Internal storage (GB), Operating system, Length (in.), Width (in.), Depth (in.), Webcam MP, Memory-card reader, Webcam, Optional folding keyboard, Fingerprint-resistant screen, Approved app market and Capacitive touchscreen.
ratingsGoogle Nexus 7 (Wi-Fi, 4G, 32GB) (2nd Gen) Reviews
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Google Nexus 7 (Wi-Fi, 4G, 32GB) (2nd Gen)
Type: 7- to 8-inch-screen tablets, 3G/4G+Wi-Fi
Summary: A smaller tablet from Google with a 7-inch screen and both Wi-Fi and cellular Internet, running on the Android 4.4 operating system. Uses the Google app store for downloading apps. Tested with 32GB of storage.
 
 
The Google Nexus 7 (Wi-Fi, 4G, 32GB) (2nd Gen) Tablet has the following features: Internal storage (GB), Operating system, Length (in.), Width (in.), Depth (in.), Camera MP, Webcam MP, Webcam, Camera, GPS, Fingerprint-resistant screen, Approved app market, Capacitive touchscreen, Swype-capable keyboard, Cellular data and Act as Wi-Fi hotspot.
ratingsLenovo IdeaTab A8-50 (Wi-Fi, 16GB) Reviews
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Lenovo IdeaTab A8-50 (Wi-Fi, 16GB)
Type: 7- to 8-inch-screen tablets, Wi-Fi-only
Summary: A smaller tablet from Lenovo with an 8-inch screen and Wi-Fi Internet only, running on the Android 4.2 operating system. Uses the Google app store for downloading apps. Tested with 16GB of storage.
 
 
The Lenovo IdeaTab A8-50 (Wi-Fi, 16GB) Tablet 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.
ratingsAmazon Kindle Fire HDX (Wi-Fi, 4G, 16GB) Reviews
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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX (Wi-Fi, 4G, 16GB)
Type: 7- to 8-inch-screen tablets, 3G/4G+Wi-Fi
Summary: A smaller tablet from Amazon with a 7-inch screen and both Wi-Fi and cellular Internet, running on the Android 4.2 operating system. Uses the Amazon app store for downloading apps. Tested with 16GB of storage.
 
 
The Amazon Kindle Fire HDX (Wi-Fi, 4G, 16GB) Tablet has the following features: Internal storage (GB), Operating system, Length (in.), Width (in.), Depth (in.), Webcam MP, Webcam, GPS, Fingerprint-resistant screen, Approved app market, Capacitive touchscreen and Cellular data.
ratingsMicrosoft Surface 2 (Wi-Fi, 4G, 64GB) Reviews
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Microsoft Surface 2 (Wi-Fi, 4G, 64GB)
Type: 9- to 12-inch-screen tablets, 3G/4G+Wi-Fi
Summary: A larger tablet from Microsoft with a 10.6-inch screen and both Wi-Fi and cellular Internet, running on the Windows RT 8.1 operating system. Uses the Windows app store for downloading apps. Tested with 64GB of storage.
 
 
The Microsoft Surface 2 (Wi-Fi, 4G, 64GB) Tablet has the following features: Internal storage (GB), Operating system, Length (in.), Width (in.), Depth (in.), Camera MP, Webcam MP, Memory-card reader, Webcam, Camera, Optional folding keyboard, Fingerprint-resistant screen, Approved app market, Capacitive touchscreen and Cellular data.