Apple's dominance of the tablet market, at least when it comes to the number of devices being sold, might be on the wane, but the iPad Air proved that Apple is still very much the king of the tablet computer.
It is currently the only tablet that has managed to earn all five of our coveted stars and for some very good reasons. The inability to expand the internal storage will prove to be a frustration for many users, but the sheer power and presence of the iPad will equally attract a lot of attention.
The suite of free apps with iOS7 including the likes of Pages, Numbers and Keynote also make the iPad Air suitable for business users. In fact it helps make the iPad Air "as near to tablet perfection as you're going to get."
Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet
It might not pack an octa-core processor, and the screen is 'limited' to a 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution but the Xperia Z2 tablet does include Qualcomm's Snapdragon 801 chipset boasting four cores of 2.3GHz goodness, and a whopping 3GB of RAM. The 16GB version also comes in cheaper.
This means that it is, in theory, more powerful than the Tab Pro 10.1 and should be a little less power hungry. Given the 6,000mAh battery though, this could prove invaluable.
It also manages to come in almost a 1mm thinner than the Tab Pro 10.1, as well as being almost 10% lighter. This means that, coupled with the Sony's other key selling point, the Xperia Z2 tablet is ideal for gaming, web browsing and movie watching whether in front of the TV, or in the bath, or both!
Microsoft Surface 2
A 10.6-inch Full HD screen might not pack the same resolution as the Tab Pro 10.1, but for those looking at a tablet for productivity as well as casual use, the Surface 2 can do little wrong.
While the back camera might not be as impressive at 5MP, the front facing camera is improved over the Samsung with 3.5MP's on offer to make the most of the tight Skype integration. Full MS Office is also supported, as is a more traditional desktop.
Probably the biggest boost for the Surface is the inclusion of Windows 8.1 RT. Whilst confusion still surrounds Windows RT, access to the ever increasing Windows App Store, impressive multiple windows and a keyboard smart case make the Surface 2 ideal for those looking to work on the move.