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.

New Nexus 7

Google Nexus 7

A supercharged tablet

Weight: 290g | Dimensions: 200 x 114 x 8.7mm | OS: Android 4.3 | Screen size: 7-inch |Resolution: 1200 x 1920 pixels | CPU: Quad-core 1.5GHz | RAM: 2GB | Storage: 16/32GB | Battery: 3950mAh | Rear camera: 5MP | Front camera: 1.2MP

Great screen
A lot of storage already occupied
Colors are slightly inaccurate

The new Nexus 7 took over from the original 7-inch effort from Google in 2012, packing a 1.5Ghz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and comes with either 16GB or 32GB of storage

Offered up at just 290g, it's the perfect tablet for slinging in a bag and hurtling down to the local supermarket, or is equally adept at being a long-haul saviour, with reams of apps, a decent slug of battery life and that all-new high-res 7-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 display with 323 ppi.

Read the full review: Google Nexus 7

Tesco Hudl 2

Tesco Hudl 2

It's really cheap, but it's really rather nice

Weight: 410g | Dimensions: 224 x 128 x 9.14mm | OS: Android 4.4.2 | Screen size: 8.3-inch | Resolution: 1920 x 1200 | CPU: Quad-core 1.83GHz | RAM: 2GB | Storage: 16GB | Battery: 5710mAh | Rear camera: 5MP | Front camera: 1.2MP

Great value for money
Decent HD screen
Poor battery life
Tesco launcher sluggish

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.

Read the full review: Tesco Hudl 2

Surface Pro 3

Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Is Redmond's latest tablet the laptop killer?

Weight: 790g | Dimensions: 292.10 x 201.42 x 9.14mm | OS: Windows 8.1 Pro | Screen size: 12-inch | Resolution: 2160 x 1440 | CPU: Quad-core 1.70 GHz | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 64/128/256/512GB | Battery: 5676mAh | Rear camera: 1080p | Front camera: 5MP

Sharp display and design
Huge Type Cover upgrade
OK battery life
Runs hot at times

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.

Read the full review: Microsoft Surface Pro 3

iPad Air

iPad Air

A five star tablet, now with a lower price tag

Weight: 469g | Dimensions: 240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm | OS: iOS 8.4 | Screen size: 9.7-inch | Resolution: 1536 x 2048 | CPU: Apple A7 | RAM: 1GB | Storage: 16/32/64/128GB | Battery: 8600mAh | Rear camera: 5MP | Front camera: 1.2MP

Sleek design
Powerful innards
No Touch ID
Camera features lacking

You've seen the score, and for those keeping tabs you'll realise the iPad Air is TechRadar's first five-star tablet. It's a device with almost no flaws - and even though the iPad Air 2 is out, it's still remains one of the best tablets available today.

Read the full review: iPad Air