The best tablets of 2015 have maximized the mobile experience with larger displays, from Apple's dominating iPad to Google's Nexus series of slates.
All of our top picks posses even more versatility. Tablets for work by day, have to be able to turn into tablets for kids by night, whether they're 7 or 9.7 or 12.2 inches.
Just as important, they feature wider price ranges, more efficient processors, longer battery life and thinner and lighter designs for the second half of 2015 than years past.
10. Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2
Samsung throws everything into the fledgling maxi-tablet category
Weight: 753g | Dimensions: 295.6 x 204 x 8mm | OS: Android 4.4 | Screen size: 12.2-inch | Resolution: 2560 x 1600 | CPU: Quad-core 2.3 GHz | RAM: 3GB | Storage: 32/64GB | Battery: 9500mAh | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 2MP
From small to really, really big, the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 maximizes the display size spectrum among tablets, and too big for some people is just right for others.
The specs don't compromise either. A 2.3GHz quadcore processor, 3GB of RAM and S Pen make it productive for business as well as digital artists who values bright screens.
As the biggest tablet we've reviewed, the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 comes up short on build quality due to the larger, sometimes creaky plastic chassis. But that's offset by the expanse of screen to play with.
Read the full review: Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2
9. Lenovo Yoga 10 HD+
Weight: 615g | Dimensions: 261 x 180 x 8.1mm | OS: Android 4.3 | Screen size: 10.1-inch | Resolution: 1200 x 1920 | CPU: Quad-core 1.6 GHz | RAM: 2GB | Storage: 16/32GB | Battery: 9000mAh | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 1.6MP
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.
Read the full review: Lenovo Yoga 10 HD+
8. Nvidia Shield Tablet
Weight: 390g | Dimensions: 221 x 126 x 9.2 mm | OS: Android 5.0 | Screen size: 8-inch | Resolution: 1920 x 1200 | CPU: quad-core 2.2GHz | RAM: 2GB | Storage: 16GB | Battery: 19.75 Wh | Rear camera: 5MP | Front camera: 5MP
If you're looking for a new tablet and top notch gaming performance the Shield Tablet is easily the top contender today.
If may not have the looks of the iPad, or the buffet of features of the Samsungs and Sonys, but the Shield focuses on its gaming core very well.
The controller is an optional extra, which is slightly annoying, but considering the price of the tablet has now dropped to it's less of an issue.
Read the full review: Nvidia Shield Tablet
7. Nexus 9
Weight: 425g | Dimensions: 228.2 x 153.7 x 8mm | OS: Android 5.0 | Screen size: 8.9-inch | Resolution: 1536 x 2048 | CPU: Dual-core 2.3 GHz | RAM: 2GB | Storage: 16/32GB | Battery: 6700 mAh | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 1.6MP
The Nexus 9 is a bit of a weird one - it's both the replacement for the Nexus 7 and the Nexus 10, without really being a sequel to either thanks to the all-new 8.9-inch screen.
It's mimicking the iPad range by going for a 4:3 screen ratio (which means wider viewing for web browsing, but annoying black bars above and below when watching movies) so you've got a wider device that's not quite able to be gripped in one hand.
But that doesn't mean it's not a great tablet, helped by the fact it's made by HTC. The brand has brought over its Boomsound speakers for greater front facing audio, and the screen is certainly high resolution too.
Read the full review: Nexus 9
6. Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet
Lighter, faster, waterproof… this is a real iPad Air 2 rival
Weight: 389g | Dimensions: 254 x 167 x 6.1 mm | OS: Android 5.0 | Screen size: 10.1-inch | Resolution: 2560 x 1600 | CPU: octa-core | RAM: 3GB of RAM | Storage: 32GB | Battery: 6000mAh | Rear camera: 8.1MP | Front camera: 5.1MP
Sony's Xperia Z4 Tablet is one of the best Android tablets available on the market and it's one of the few capable of putting up a fight against the iPad Air 2.
It's got a lovely screen, lightweight design, all the Sony elements you'd look for and the right power combination to keep it on the front foot.
The waterproof design makes it a more attractive proposition over the less robust slates on the market, although the UI isn't the slickest and the price tag is one of the highest.
Read the full review: Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet