1. Sony Xperia Tablet Z2

If you like your tablets thin and light, then the Sony Xperia Z2 might well be right up your street. At 6.4mm thin Sony claims this is the thinnest waterproof slate you can buy. Even though it is so thin, it still packs some serious punch under the aluminium and glass chassis, like 3GB RAM, a powerful Snapdragon 801 2.3GHz quad-core processor and a 6,000 mAH battery. There’s a new 10.1-inch Full HD Live Colour LED display which drastically improves colour performance over previous Xperia devices and you can even connect up a Playstation 3 DualShock 3 controller for some serious portable gaming. Media remains the focus throughout as Sony has also included dedicated Surround Sound technology for the speakers whilst built-in digital noise-cancelling means that when paired with Sony's own noise-cancelling headset you won't hear anything except what's playing on the tablet.

In camera terms, there’s an 8.1MP Exmor RS sensor along with HDR, Superior Auto Mode and a 2.2MP front-facing camera.

Price: £499| Availability: Q2 | Sony | Hands-on review

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So the iPad (fourth-generation) just doesn't do it for you, and you'd prefer to add a Google Android tablet to your current Android phone existence. Well, we may just be able to help. With the tablet-optimized Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS firmly in the past, Google's latest updates Android 4.0, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and  Jelly Bean 4.3 are now in full force. It's certainly a good time to grab a Google-powered slate, get downloading some Android tablet apps and say goodbye to your laptop or notebook.

If you have tablets on the mind, specifically Android ones, here are the best ones we've played with you can buy right now.

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