Best tablet 2015: Our top 10 ranking

Top tablets compared - which is best for you?

If the tablets on this list aren't enough for you then a) you're very hard to please, but b) we think we can still help out a little.

We've covered the best above, but if you're after something a little cheaper or just haven't quite seen the slate for you then one of these might do the trick.

Lenovo Yoga 10 HD+

Lenovo Yoga 10 HD

The cylindrical spine of the Yoga 10 HD+ serves as an easy way to grip in portrait or as a stand for watching media in a lonely hotel room and the 1920 x 1200 pixel screen resolution is rather nice.

While its sharpness won't compare to an iPad Air 2 or a Samsung Galaxy Tab S, it is still very nice to use and has plenty of brightness, a major upgrade on the old model.

Quick verdict

You can do a lot worse than the Yoga 10 HD+, with its front facing stereo speakers enhancing media consumption and the stand working well with a Bluetooth keyboard connected.

But if its key features are not important to you, devices like the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 come in at a similar price, though the Yoga 10+ does have seriously tasty battery life.

Tesco Hudl 2

Tesco Hudl 2

The first Hudl was good - but this is a much better option. The Intel Atom processor, the quad core speeds, the Full HD screen and the general interface is really something to behold.

The price tag is the best thing though: the Hudl 2 will cost no more than £129, and if you're a Tesco Clubcard holder it can be much, much cheaper.

Quick verdict

The Hudl 2 brings more premium features like Dolby enhancement at a stunning price tag. Okay, it's a bit slow to wake and the battery is suspect, but if you're not after the best tablet, but the best value, this is certainly one to check out.

Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Surface Pro 3

With a whole lot of power, an impressive display and a useful Type Cover for when you need to get some serious work done the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has got the muscle to compete with Ultrabooks and the portability and ease of use to be an iPad alternative.

It's not perfect. The battery life is seriously weak by tablet standards and it's a pricey bit of kit, but if you really want one device to fill both roles then this is the best option out there.

Quick verdict

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is an impressively powerful and versatile device. There's a sense that it's a jack of all trades, master of none, but it's the best hybrid around and that's reason enough to consider it if you don't want or can't afford both a tablet and an Ultrabook.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1

Tab Pro 10 1

The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 is clad in slightly underwhelming plastic, which is a bit of a shame given what a high end machine it is, but once you experience its tremendous power and amazing screen it's a disappointment which quickly slips away.

Quick verdict

The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 might not have the premium build of the iPad Air or the waterproof credentials of the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet but in most other ways it's just as high end and it slightly undercuts them too.