The Amazon Fire HD 6 (8GB) is the first under-$100 tablet we feel comfortable recommending, but not without reservations. If you're looking for a kid's tablet or something to browse Amazon content on, it's a good deal. But its very limited storage and restricted OS prevent it from becoming more.
Lenovo recently released the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+, which is an updated version of the Yoga 10 from only a few months ago. They did this to address the two major complaints about the device: mediocre performance and low display resolution.
With its 12-inch, high-resolution display, full-friction kickstand, and Surface Pen, Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 tablet aims to be the only mobile PC you need. But will you ditch your laptop? We're not so sure.
The Acer Iconia W4-820-2466 is a bright, compact 8-inch Windows 8 slate tablet. With a full copy of Microsoft Office Home and Student and almost 10 hours of battery life, it's a viable alternative to carrying an ultraportable laptop to class or meetings.
The Surface Pro 2 is Microsoft's updated slate tablet that's improved in every performance vector. It packs ultrabook-class components into an innovative form factor with a sturdy chassis. Add in a wide range of useful accessories, and the Surface Pro 2 is the Windows 8 tablet to beat.
The Toshiba Encore is the company's first entry into the new category of 8-inch handheld tablets designed for on the go use. Two different models of the tablet are offered, with a 32GB model selling for $329.99 and a slightly more expensive 64GB model selling for $399.99. Both models take an Atom-powered device and puts a full version of Windows 8.1 running at 32 bits in it, instead of the crippled Windows RT.
The Lenovo Yoga 8 tablet tries to compete with the huge market of Google Android-powered tablets and it does an overall decent job. It does have some downsides though, like sub-par performance and a lower-resolution display, but we did like the aluminum design.