Not everyone wants an iPad Air or iPad Mini. Maybe you’d prefer a cheaper Android alternative, or a premium model with a more vivid display. Those who focus more on productivity might gravitate towards Windows 8 hybrids like the Microsoft Surface, which offers split-screen multitasking along with a laptop-like keyboard. Whatever your preference, there are plenty of compelling tablets that don’t have an Apple logo on the back. Here’s our top picks.
The first tablet whose display outshines the iPad, the Galaxy Tab S sports a glorious 10.5-inch Super AMOLED screen with eye-popping color and ultra-wide viewing angles. Everything from movies and YouTube videos to photos and games just pop more on this canvas. Own a Galaxy phone? The innovative SideSync app can let you take calls through your tablet and drag and drop files from your handset to the slate.