5 top tablet computers
By Josh Woodfin, 7 January 2014
"The extremely thin cream of the tablet crop, the iPad Air brings computer-level power to an HD touch screen with a stylish swagger, weighing in at a single pound. Yet it's the sheer number (475,000) and variety of apps on Apple's platform, letting you do pretty much anything you want, that confirm it as best in class." £370
"It may be the slimmest tablet in the world, but this 10-inch HD-screened slab has got muscle, too. The Android operating system means you can access Google Play's vast array of apps, while its dustproof and waterproof chassis, holds up to beach, or bathroom-based mishaps well." From £350
"On this colourful new tablet contender the Finnish smartphone firm uses new owner Microsoft's Windows RT as its base for functionality and media connectivity. The 10.1-inch HD screen is stunning, as are Nokia's speciality apps, while the Surface-like fold-out keyboard case makes accessing the MS Office suite and hitting full 'work mode' far more likely." £400
"If you're after cheap but no less sleek. Asus's seven-inch tablet for search giant Google is the main contender. Built from the ground up for the Android platform and Google Play store, it is awash with apps, games and media options that sync fluidly across from your Android smartphone, while the HD screen is class leading and optimised for viewing in sunlight." From £180
"It may not be an app trailblazer, but Amazon's sturdy seven-inch tablet is a very strong media hub for the masses. The quadcore Snapdragon 800 processor powers along your film watching, book reading and internet procrastinating for 11 hours a charge, while the Mayday feature gives you face time with a customer service helper-outer if you get stuck." From £170
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