Latest tablet reviews

Amazon Fire HD 10 review: Going big on entertainment
4.5 stars

Amazon Fire HD 10 review: Going big on entertainment

By Chris Hall

The tablet market has polarised, with many companies cranking up the specs and price of their tablets and pushing them toward working on the go. That's left something of a gulf at the bottom end, where Amazon has not only been thriving, but dominating.The... Read more

Huawei MateBook E review: Round two still has work to do
3.5 stars

Huawei MateBook E review: Round two still has work to do

By Mike Lowe

Say hello to the Huawei MateBook E, the Chinese manufacturer's second-round attempt at a 2-in-1 device. It builds on the original 12-inch device by offering enhanced innards and a dramatically improved adjustable stand as part of its new keyboard cover.However,... Read more

Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus review: The Android-based answer to the iPad?
4.0 stars

Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus review: The Android-based answer to the iPad?

By Cam Bunton

It's no secret that the tablet market is in slowdown, particularly for any tablets that aren't iPads or Amazon Fire. But that doesn't mean consumer electronic companies are all quitting. Lenovo is one manufacturer that has recently revamped its tablet... Read more

Amazon Fire HD 8 review: Hitting that 8-inch sweet spot
4.5 stars

Amazon Fire HD 8 review: Hitting that 8-inch sweet spot

By Chris Hall

If you don't want to invest a considerable sum of money in an iPad, then Amazon's Fire tablets are the obvious affordable choice.There was once a considerable number of Android tablets to consider, but the market is now much more distinct in its division:... Read more

Amazon Fire 7 review: The best affordable tablet
4.0 stars

Amazon Fire 7 review: The best affordable tablet

By Chris Hall

Just a few years ago, the tablet space was littered with choices. There was a wide range of iPads - the de facto choice for those in the Apple club - and a full selection of Android alternatives at all price points from many manufacturers.The market then... Read more

Apple iPad Pro 10.5 review: The tablet to finally replace your laptop?
5.0 stars

Apple iPad Pro 10.5 review: The tablet to finally replace your laptop?

By Stuart Miles

Apple continues to evolve the iPad, with the iPad Pro 10.5 giving customers more reasons to upgrade their ageing Apple tablet.As the 10.5 numerical suggests, this Pro is a new size for iPad: smaller than the 12.9-inch model, and only marginally larger... Read more

Asus ZenPad 3S 10 review: Android's savviest iPad contender?
4.0 stars

Asus ZenPad 3S 10 review: Android's savviest iPad contender?

By Cam Bunton

People aren't buying tablets at the same rate they were a few years ago. Because of that, manufacturers have responded by simply releasing less product.But that doesn't mean there aren't new and exciting options. For iOS users, there's the latest iteration... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 review: Perfect entertainment... for a price
4.0 stars

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 review: Perfect entertainment... for a price

By Mike Lowe

It's 2017, the year in which tablets stand atop a precipice: poised in a position of greatness, offering enough power to be considered as potential laptop-replacements; yet dangerously close to falling off the edge for the simple fact that, well, people... Read more

New Apple iPad 2017 review: Solid, affordable replacement for the aging Air
4.5 stars

New Apple iPad 2017 review: Solid, affordable replacement for the aging Air

By Cam Bunton

With the tablet market slowing down, and upgrade cycles being so long, Apple could perhaps have been forgiven for focussing mostly on its laptop-challenging Pro series. In fact, it's been almost two and a half years since the regular full-size iPads... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Book preview: A viable Surface alternative

Samsung Galaxy Book preview: A viable Surface alternative

By Chris Hall

The world is trying to move us away from laptops and toward 2-in-1 devices. Following Microsoft's original dalliance and the emergence of Window RT, there was some turmoil, as it became immediately evident that people didn't want RT - they wanted the... Read more

EE Robin review: Putting the kids in control
4.0 stars

EE Robin review: Putting the kids in control

By Max Langridge

Everyone needs to be online these days. Look around you on the high street, on a bus, on a plane: chances are the majority of people will have their head down looking at a phone or tablet. The ability to have instant access to all the information in the... Read more

Huawei MediaPad M3 review: An unfussy Android media tablet
4.0 stars

Huawei MediaPad M3 review: An unfussy Android media tablet

By Chris Hall

The tablet market has stumbled. From everyone offering a tablet - in Windows, Android, iOS - things have dwindled. Even Apple's iPad has slowed in pace.The shift has been toward offering tablets that replace your laptop, devices designed for productivity,... Read more

Asus ZenPad 3S 10: Hello iPad lookalike

Asus ZenPad 3S 10: Hello iPad lookalike

By Britta O'Boyle

The Asus ZenPad 3S 10 is a 9.7-inch tablet that could easily be mistaken for an iPad, certainly on first glance. The device, which was on display at the company's event in Berlin in the run up to IFA, offers a lightweight design, with a premium, compact... Read more

Huawei MateBook review: 5-hours of friendship
3.5 stars

Huawei MateBook review: 5-hours of friendship

By Mike Lowe

One glance at the Huawei MateBook and it's clear the Chinese company is hankering for a slice of the laptop-replacement market. This slim-build Windows 10 tablet is really well made, not a cheap knock-off competitor to the likes of the Microsoft Surface... Read more

Samsung Galaxy TabPro S review: Taking on the Microsoft Surface Pro
4.0 stars

Samsung Galaxy TabPro S review: Taking on the Microsoft Surface Pro

By Mike Lowe

Not so long ago Samsung pulled out of the laptop market in the UK, which came as a bit of a shock. It also showed the electronic manufacturer's hand and forward-thinking, to some degree, given that tablet and laptop markets have largely converged in recent... Read more

Apple iPad Pro 9.7 review: The tablet to beat all tablets
5.0 stars

Apple iPad Pro 9.7 review: The tablet to beat all tablets

By Stuart Miles

When Apple launched the iPad Pro back in September 2015, many liked the idea of the beefed-up iPad, but many also wished its large 12.9-inch scale was squeezed down into the 9.7-inch chassis of the iPad Air 2. Those wishes have now come true.The iPad... Read more

Dell Venue 10 Pro 5056 review: Not a sell-out show
3.5 stars

Dell Venue 10 Pro 5056 review: Not a sell-out show

By Andrew Williams

What are budget tablets about these days? Should they be the sort of devices you can slip into a small bag and carry around with you 24/7; light enough so you can hold them in one hand; cheap enough so you won't fall into a month-long depression when... Read more

Huawei MediaPad M2 10.0: A 10-inch tablet packed with surround sound

Huawei MediaPad M2 10.0: A 10-inch tablet packed with surround sound

By Elyse Betters

Huawei didn't just introduce fancier versions of the Nexus 6P and Huawei Watch during its CES 2016 event. It also unveiled a new tablet.Called the MediaPad M2 10.0 , it's all about “fantastic audio and visual experience”. The 10-inch device features... Read more

Lenovo rounds out ThinkPad X1 lineup with three new models: X1 Tablet,  X1 Yoga, and X1 Carbon

Lenovo rounds out ThinkPad X1 lineup with three new models: X1 Tablet, X1 Yoga, and X1 Carbon

By Elyse Betters

Lenovo has shown off three new ThinkPad X1 models at CES 2016 in Las Vegas.The showstopper model is the ThinkPad X1 Tablet. It's a lot like Microsoft Surface, as it features a detachable keyboard and optional stylus. Speaking of optional stuff, Lenovo... Read more

Google Pixel C review: Pixel perfect?
4.0 stars

Google Pixel C review: Pixel perfect?

By Chris Hall

The first Pixel was a Chromebook, launched with a flourish - a shining example of what a Chromebook could be, if you were going to pour everything into it. The arrival of the Pixel C tablet sees a new entrant to Google's Pixel programme, one that's very... Read more

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 review: Back to the drawing board?
4.0 stars

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 review: Back to the drawing board?

By Stuart Miles

It's Apple's biggest tablet ever. But does that mean the iPad Pro can replace both your laptop and tablet to become the sole computing device in your home?With many divided over whether or not a giant tablet is the answer - a question we've seen before... Read more

Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 review: The cost-effective gaming tablet
4.5 stars

Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 review: The cost-effective gaming tablet

By Rik Henderson

When we reviewed the Nvidia Shield Tablet last year it ticked every box when faced with Android competition and even offered a lot that others couldn't, with its gaming prowess thanks to dedicated graphics hardware. We were also impressed by the £240... Read more

Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 review: Flexi-tablet goes budget for round three
4.0 stars

Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 review: Flexi-tablet goes budget for round three

By Andrew Williams

Most tablets are black rectangles. Looking at them for too long is a sure recipe for a good night's sleep. Front-on the Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 seems like just another among that crowd. But it's totally different.The Yoga is a tablet with a built-in stand and... Read more

Amazon Fire tablet review: Who needs Hudl when there's this for £50?
4.0 stars

Amazon Fire tablet review: Who needs Hudl when there's this for £50?

By Rik Henderson

When Amazon revealed that it was to release a tablet in its Fire range that would only cost £50 we have to admit that we didn’t expect much. Previous cheap-as-chips devices have never cut the mustard. In fact, they haven’t even been in the vague... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 review: A genuine iPad rival?
4.0 stars

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 review: A genuine iPad rival?

By Chris Hall

Samsung, perhaps more that any other company in the Android space, has been experimenting with the ultimate tablet recipe for a number of years. We've seen all sizes and various power setups in the company's line-up.The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 follows up... Read more

Samsung Galaxy View: 18.4-inch monster tries to bridge the gap between tablet and TV

Samsung Galaxy View: 18.4-inch monster tries to bridge the gap between tablet and TV

By Stuart Miles

Just how big should your tablet be? That's the question Samsung is posing with the launch of the new Samsung Galaxy View.Having dabbled with virtually every screen size from 2-inches all the way to 10-inches, and beyond with products like the NotePro... Read more

Asus ZenPad S 8.0 review: An affordable tablet not to be overlooked
4.5 stars

Asus ZenPad S 8.0 review: An affordable tablet not to be overlooked

By Andrew Williams

There's a good chance you don't think of Asus when you think of tablets. Apple, Samsung? Sure. Asus makes boring stuff, right? However, Asus is secretly a bit of a tablet demon, having come up with the Nexus 7 (2013), still one of the best tech-per-pound... Read more

Apple iPad mini 4 review: Compact without compromise
4.0 stars

Apple iPad mini 4 review: Compact without compromise

By Stuart Miles

The iPad Mini 4 replaces the iPad mini 3 and with it closes the book on one of Apple's laziest upgrades in recent years.Overshadowed by huge advancements with the iPad Air 2, last year's iPad mini 3 struggled to find its place in the range, coming across... Read more

HP Envy Note 8 hands-on: 8-inch tablet with a 10-inch keyboard that's not as weird as you think

HP Envy Note 8 hands-on: 8-inch tablet with a 10-inch keyboard that's not as weird as you think

By Rik Henderson

When HP unveiled its new 8-inch tablet on stage during its Barcelona holiday line-up reveal event it looked like a conventional device at that size. But then the company slotted it into a 10-inch keyboard and everybody looked on in bemusement.Funnily... Read more

Amazon Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10 hands-on: Superslim entertainment slates for the whole family

Amazon Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10 hands-on: Superslim entertainment slates for the whole family

By Rik Henderson

Along with a new 4K Fire TV and a cheap as chips £50 tablet, Amazon has also introduced two new devices at the upper end of its range that are better geared for those who want a bit more oomph, a better screen and slimmer profile than ever before.The... Read more

Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro: Projector tablet breaks the traditional mould (hands-on)

Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro: Projector tablet breaks the traditional mould (hands-on)

By Mike Lowe

Tablets are evolving to try and innovate; to bring new and desirable features into a market that's stagnated somewhat. It takes something new to standout from the crowd, which is exactly what the Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro does.At first glance you might wonder... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 hands-on: Lighter than an iPad in build, but not features

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 hands-on: Lighter than an iPad in build, but not features

By Rik Henderson

Although Samsung officially announced the Galaxy Tab S2 tablet prior to its Unpacked event, Pocket-lint got the chance to actually hold on at the London leg of its media briefing for the first time. And, we must say, that initial impressions are that... Read more

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet review: Power, performance, price
4.5 stars

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet review: Power, performance, price

By Chris Hall

The latest tablet to roll off Sony's line is the Xperia Z4 Tablet. Announced before Sony confusingly launched a Z4 smartphone in Japan and the Z3+ in the rest of the world, the Z4 Tablet looks to deliver everything you could want from a modern Android... Read more

Asus Transformer T100HA: Cheap, chic and bang-up-to-date (hands-on)

Asus Transformer T100HA: Cheap, chic and bang-up-to-date (hands-on)

By Cat Thomas

Asus announced a plethora of devices at the Computex show this year and the T100HA drew some considerable attention. Not because it's the fanciest looking tablet-meets-laptop around, but because it promises plenty for what is likely to be an affordable... Read more

Amazon Fire HD Kids Edition tablet available for pre-order: We check out its child-friendly frills

Amazon Fire HD Kids Edition tablet available for pre-order: We check out its child-friendly frills

By Rik Henderson

Amazon has made its Kids Edition Fire HD tablet device available for pre-order in the UK, with shipping due to start on 18 June.It's been available in the US for a while, but finally comes to these shores to offer a robust, safe slate that children can... Read more

Acer Predator 8 tablet: On the prowl for Nvidia Shield's gaming territory (hands-on)

Acer Predator 8 tablet: On the prowl for Nvidia Shield's gaming territory (hands-on)

By Cat Thomas

Following its announcement at Acer's annual press conference in New York, the Predator 8 gaming tablet debuted with its full innards at Intel's press conference at Computex in Taipei. It's the work of the two companies' desires to create a gaming tablet... Read more

Acer Aspire Switch 10V: Cherry Trail goes 2-in-1 (hands-on)

Acer Aspire Switch 10V: Cherry Trail goes 2-in-1 (hands-on)

By Cat Thomas

The Acer Aspire Switch 10V is a nifty little number that runs Intel's latest processor, Cherry Trail, and is powered by Intel's new Atom X5-Z8300.This reasonably lightweight tablet features a magnetic dock, chiclet keyboard, and an easy-to-use trackpad... Read more

Jolla Tablet: Simple, sophisticated and Sailfish 2.0 (hands-on)

Jolla Tablet: Simple, sophisticated and Sailfish 2.0 (hands-on)

By Britta O'Boyle

Jolla is a Finnish company that launched a smartphone running on an open-source software called Sailfish back in November 2013 and it has since introduced a tablet running on the same OS, which we saw at Mobile World Congress. The Jolla Tablet is a... Read more

Nokia N1 is a magnificent tablet, despite the copycat design (hands-on)

Nokia N1 is a magnificent tablet, despite the copycat design (hands-on)

By Chris Hall

Nokia announced the N1 tablet in November 2014, but it has been shown off at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and we couldn't help but play with it.When Nokia moved its hardware division over to Microsoft devices, it stopped being a hardware company.... Read more

Lenovo Tab 2 A8 gets Lollipop love and a dash of Dolby Atmos (hands on)

Lenovo Tab 2 A8 gets Lollipop love and a dash of Dolby Atmos (hands on)

By Mike Lowe

Tablets of all shapes and sizes are ten a penny these days, making it harder to stand out from the crowd. The latest budget Lenovo Tab 2 A8 8-inch tablet has a good stab at it though, introducing a neater, tidier Android Lollipop user experience - which... Read more

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet hands-on: Slimmer, lighter and sexier

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet hands-on: Slimmer, lighter and sexier

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony has introduced the successor to its Z2 Tablet at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona` and despite no sign of an Xperia Z4 smartphone, the new 10.1-incher is called the Xperia Z4 Tablet.The Xperia Z4 Tablet carries the tag "Made to Entertain" and... Read more

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet accessories hands-on: Slim protection, smart speaker and laptop conversion

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet accessories hands-on: Slim protection, smart speaker and laptop conversion

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony has announced the Xperia Z4 Tablet at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, along with a couple of specifically-designed accessories that will help protect the new device, as well as turn it into a 10.1-inch laptop.The Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet is 6.1mm... Read more

Hands-on: Lenovo Yoga 3 11-inch and Yoga Tablet 2 8-inch (with scratch-resistant AnyPen technology)

Hands-on: Lenovo Yoga 3 11-inch and Yoga Tablet 2 8-inch (with scratch-resistant AnyPen technology)

By Elyse Betters

Lenovo has announced a bunch of new things under the Yoga line at CES 2015 in Las Vegas. We got some hands-on time with the 11-inch Yoga 3 and the 8-inch Yoga Tablet 2.The 11-inch Yoga 3 looks like the Yoga 3 Pro that launched last year but much more... Read more

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact review: Powerful, portable, pricey
4.0 stars

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact review: Powerful, portable, pricey

By Chris Hall

Sony's appetite for smartphone releases isn't quite matched by its schedule for tablets, the latest of which sees Sony trying to crack the smaller tablet segment. The name Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact reminds us of slightly cumbersome German compound... Read more

Hands-on: Dell Venue 8 7000 review: World's thinnest tablet shows off 6mm chassis, 2K screen and camera smarts

Hands-on: Dell Venue 8 7000 review: World's thinnest tablet shows off 6mm chassis, 2K screen and camera smarts

By Mike Lowe

Thin is big business. And at just 6mm thick, the Dell Venue 8 7000 can call itself the world's thinnest tablet, which is a big deal. It's slimmer than the Apple iPad Air 2, which has certainly gained our attention.Having first seen the tablet unveiled... Read more