1. Google Nexus 7 (2013)

Google Nexus 7 (2013)

There's a new king in the Android tablet world and while it's name may be to same as a previous pole sitter, the new Nexus 7 (2013 edition) improves on its predecessor in multiple ways while still keeping an incredibly attractive price tag.

The screen is to die for and the form factor, while taking some getting used to, is ideal for media consumption. It's light, it's bright, it's fun and it's thin.

The battery life is really impressive, and the sheer diversity on offer, be it through the uprated CPU, screen, or GPU, mean that we struggled to put it down at times.

We're also slightly annoyed that Google hasn't given us an LTE model at launch, since we know one exists, but it's a minor issue.

Quick verdict

We really like the new Nexus 7. We really, really like the Nexus 7. Google has taken what made the original such a belter, corrected almost every niggle with it, bumped the price up ever so slightly, yet also made the Nexus 7 feel so much more premium.

If you're looking for a 7-inch tablet, we'll put it like this: there is no better alternative on the market, right now.